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Chevy Impala named top sedan

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Thursday was a good day for General Motors, as the automaker posted better than expected earnings, and the Chevy Impala was named ‘Top Sedan' by Consumer Reports.

For years, it's been known as ‘the king of the rental cars,' but now, with an all-new design, the image of the Impala is changing by leaps and bounds.

"The whole car has been redesigned in 2012. The technology from within the car is second to none," said Heath Glowacki, sales manager at Dunn Chevy-Buick.

Glowacki is predicting sales to go even higher with the consumer magazine rating.

 "Consumer Reports is a great tool for a lot of consumers. This is the first time in 20 years any of the Big 3 - thankfully it was Chevy Impala - has been rated this high."

The 2014 model came in with a score of 95 out of 100 - that's much better than the 63 scored for the 2013 model. Because the transmission is built in Toledo, Glowacki expects to see more of those vehicles on the local streets.

"Anytime you can sell a car where part of it is built right here in town, that helps a lot. We all try to buy local."

This comes as GM is reporting second quarter revenue at $39.1 billion, which is higher than analysts' predictions, and earnings came in at 84 cents/share, also higher than expert predictions.   

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