What's Wrong With This Picture: Tomorrow's Malibu Today Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Even though Chevy’s new Malibu doesn’t get officially revealed until next Tuesday, and won’t actually go into production until January or reach dealers until the following spring (that’s right, a year from now), here’s a big, fat picture of the thing. After the Camaro-inspired taillight tease, I would guess that more than a few folks were expecting something a little more bold from the redesign, rather than the round-n-crease update we’re getting. We’ll withhold judgement until we see more, but as a first real look at a car that’s being rushed into production, this one leaves us feeling a little flat. But hey, at least we have plenty of time to get used to it.

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  • Bridge2farr Bridge2farr on Apr 14, 2011

    "Autoblog is almost unreadable now, the comments anyway because it is so GM fanboyish. Anyone who deviates from the GM is great line gets shouted down fast" Yea, kinda the opposite of here.

  • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Apr 14, 2011

    Wow negative sommments about a GM vehicle by Rob Finfrock. Your as predictable as Z71 Silvy when talking about Fords and your comments offer about the same amount value. Both you guys really need a hobbie.

  • Scott Miata for the win.
  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X On a list of things to spend my time and money on, doing an EV conversion on a used car is about ten millionth.
  • TheEndlessEnigma No, no I would/will not.
  • ChristianWimmer If I want an EV then I’ll buy an EV. For city use a small EV with a 200-300 km range (aka “should last for a week with A/C or heater usage”) is ideal. But I only have space for one daily driver and that daily driver also needs to be capable of comfortable long-distance cruising at high speeds and no current EV can do this without rapidly draining its battery charge.
  • SCE to AUX I prefer original, no matter what the car is. If the car has some value, then an electric drivetrain lowers its value. But if it's just a used car, why spend a fortune to install an electric drivetrain?