Wednesday, March 04, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

I have to say, this is a bit of a surprise.
Since we don't even have the new Cruze yet.

So far it does look really nice. I still prefer the previous design to the current one. But this is very promising.

Coming out soon at the New York Auto show.

9 comments:

William Guisto said...

Maybe an updated more refined take on the Impala. I hope the fastback profile doesn't mean it's going to look like all the other mid sizers.

Anonymous said...

Vince...um...you said that so far it looks really good? Such enthusiasm for something we cannot see. That could be anything. Hmmm...

Tard said...

Not sure how nice it looks, Vince. Profile looks like most everything else on the road, only a couple years late.

I guess Malibu = Me-Too-libu.

Anonymous said...

Looks like they took the Impala and shrunk it down to a manageable size and voila you a new Malibu and according to GM designed with "passion".

Anonymous said...

Looks great so far.. so glad to see GM getting away from the boxy, chunky "american car" look. My advice to GM.. look at Kia designs, look at Honda, hell look at the Chrysler LH series from the 1990s-2000s. The stupid redesigned camaro from a few years ago influenced way too many recent GM designs. Camaros are for trailer park people and old men.. yes even the new ones. Their other cars should not be influence by the camaro in any way whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does it seem like we hear about a complete redesign or major refresh of the Malibu every couple of years? I could be completely off base, as I haven't done much research on the Malibu, but it seems to get updated way more often than most other vehicles.

Anonymous said...

There's Camaro in the new Impala front end, and there will likely be Camaro in this front end too. Ford's Mustang and F-150 share design traits now. GM, and their quest to match but be no better than anyone else, will likely do the same. Only in GM's case, the front and rear of this car will likely look like they were designed in different studios, you'll see creases and character lines that have no bearing on the overall design (inside or out), you'll see a little "bow tie" or some cheezy detail in the headlights or taillights, but important details--the ones that really speak to consumers--will be completely overlooked. And by the time it hits showrooms it will look ten years old. Oh, and the average Joe won't be able to tell it from a Honda, Kia, Ford, etc., except for the bad bits. Most likely. ;)

Anonymous said...

I found this pic online, although the car doesn't look anything like the one in the picture, the front end does have a resemblance. I wonder if this is the new front end, if it is, it's very boring...


http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/gallery/2016-chevrolet-malibu-design-revealed-in-latest-spyshots-from-china_1.jpg

Vince Burlapp said...

I have heard that China is getting a revised version of the current Malibu. Which is the car in the picture you sent.