By on March 6, 2015


Take a look at this graphic. It’s the best look at the new Chevrolet Malibu (front and center) and Camaro (to the right).

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31 Comments on “While You Were Sleeping: March 6th, 2015...”

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    That guy

    That Camaro silhouette is pure sex.

    • 0 avatar

      The Guy,
      I agree, I have been a little nervous about what the new Camaro will look like judging from the camo photos we’ve seen. I really like the Mustang (first time I’ve ever liked the Mustang) and was thinking the Camaro wouldn’t stack up. This image gives me hope that they may be equally attractive. Of course this doesn’t make my choices any easier in 2017…but that’s ok.

      • 0 avatar

        My immediate reaction is that it looks very Mustangish. It could just be the shadows.

        I like the look of it, but I hope that once exposed it doesn’t appear similar to the Mustang at all.

        • 0 avatar

          It looks to me like a Mustang with a 2″ roof chop. If they could do an updated 2nd gen Camaro, I’d be a customer, but as it is, the Camaro just looks fugly and you can’t see out of it. This new one is hopefully a step in the right direction.

    • 0 avatar

      The opposite, at least going by the beak on it. Why can’t Chevy make a decent looking Camaro? What the hell is so hard about it?

      • 0 avatar

        It’s GM.

        Look how long it took them to get the Corvette to a competitive level in terms of a non-joke interior & respectable build quality.

        The one thing we know about the forthcoming Cannot is that it will be based on the Alpha chassis, shared with the ATS, which is about the Northwood thing about that vehicle since it has torsional rigidity of 29000 nm/degree (my 8 is 30000 nm/degree) and is relatively light weight despite this strength.

        But GM will probably FUBAR it with mispricing, a cheap interior, bunker slit windows (again), and plasticity exterior (let’s hope not).

  • avatar

    Rented a Malibu last year. It was a great highway cruiser, smallish back seat compared to foreign competitors. Next generation should have bigger back seat hopefully more of a greenhouse effect.
    Still sat low for city driving, big blind spots.

  • avatar

    Can’t tell much from the graphic but from what I can see:

    1. Is that a Toyota/Lexus style wide-mouth bass grille?
    2. I hope the C pillar doesn’t end up tacked on like the goofy looking one on the Cruze or the old Chrysler 200

    • 0 avatar

      2016 Cruze…here you go. It’s going to look quite similar to the model that was recently released for the Chinese market:–QSKVDtp8–/701232917117459627.jpg

      Sajeev won’t appreciate the continued DLO fail, but the C-pillar is a lot more refined. And the door handles remind me of those on the current 5, 6 and 7-Series…

      • 0 avatar

        If the front triangle is offensive to anyone, I’d say they are a bit too sensitive about these things. The piece is pretty small and finishes off the flow of the roof-line just fine. Without it, there’d be a big hunk of metal at the base of the A-pillar and the pillar seam would stretch across a wide swath. I agree about the major improvement at that C pillar. A more mature design overall, for sure.

  • avatar

    Looks like our first look at the new Cruze too. Looks pretty similar to the Volt, which isn’t a bad thing.

  • avatar

    Obligatory Lotus Content: “We’d do an SUV that is very light, very fast on the track and has outstanding handling,” he said. “I’m a bit torn between an SUV and a four-door sports car — but in the end I can see that the SUV has the bigger market.” A track capable SUV doesn’t seem like it’s that big of a market.

  • avatar
    Felis Concolor

    An S13 Camaro?

    My first thought when I saw that silhouette was some sort of new Silvia.

  • avatar

    So redesigned Malibu, Cruze, Spark, Camero, and Volt? That’s actually a lot for one year. Let’s hope they get them all right. GM really can’t afford any misses.

    • 0 avatar

      I can’t really tell but I think that’s a Trax instead of a Spark.

      • 0 avatar

        It’s definitely not a Trax. The Trax was very recently introduced and wouldn’t need a redesign *quite* so soon. Plus, you can see the “reverse-angle” C-pillar, which the Trax doesn’t have. It could be a Spark, but I think it’s a Sonic hatchback.

        • 0 avatar

          Bolt*, perhaps?

          *At least until Chevy comes to its senses and decides that rhyming names are kinda stupid.

          • 0 avatar

            I think GM has since stated that it will rename the Bolt, for that exact reason. And unless the timecycle has accelerated considerably, the Bolt—or whatever it’ll be called—likely won’t be in showrooms until 2017, for the 2018 model year.

        • 0 avatar

          Haven’t heard anything about a new Sonic, but a new Spark based on the same platform as the new Opel Karl has already been seen pretty much undisguised in South Korea. I’d post a link but I’m not sure about TTAC policies on links in comments and I’m too lazy too find out at the moment.

  • avatar

    Tiguan production to be moved to Mexico? How about they redesign it first, because it’s tiny, overpriced and uncompetitive…

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