Wednesday, April 01, 2015

35 years later...

The 3rd side window on the new Malibu, as wells the fastback design, made me think of the Citation.
Except, the Citation was a hatchback. (Which is the way to go if you already have a fastback shape.)


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get over your hatchback fetish, Vince.

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

Makes sense. The current Malibu is the latest generation of a GM car in the position that began with the 62-79 Nova, which led to the Citation, then Beretta and Corsica, until the 97 Malibu replaced it. Malibu Maxx of 10 years ago also takes on the Citation and Corsica hatch legacy

The original Malibu/Chevelle led (along with Celebrity) by way of the Lumina to the current Impala.

Mobis21 said...

I like this new approach to the Malibu but the double grill? Anyway I still like it and it will help GM will sell a lot of these.

Anonymous said...

Would never consider this. Very disappointed.
Vince is right. Two gens ago much more handsome.

Anonymous said...

I came across a photo of an early 1990's Winnebago this morning. Comparing it to a head-on shot of the new Malibu, you'll see their double grills are all too similar.

http://images1.showmethead.com/nlarge/1992_winnebago_class_a_32ft_rv----handyman_speical_must_goooo---_22717790.jpg

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with you on this one. I don't believe there is a significant market for a mainstream midsize sedan with a hatchback opening in the U.S. market. U.S. buyers tend to want either a midsize sedan with a trunk or a taller crossover vehicle with a hatchback opening. While I agree that a hatchback opening on a sedan would increase the utility and versatility of a sedan, I don't think the concept is in line with the tastes of U.S. consumers.

I think you're fighting a losing battle with this one.

Carl said...

At least the Citation was a two-tone.

Anonymous said...

Love The Tesla inspired wheels