Instead of Mid-engined 'Vette, Expect a New Malibu in 2016

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
instead of mid engined 8216 vette expect a new malibu in 2016

Next year for General Motors could be defined by a new lower, longer Spark, production starting on the Bolt and a convertible Camaro, according to Automotive News’ facts and factoids department.

The automotive publication posted a speculative timeline of cars that may or may not be in GM’s future, including fuzzy details on a mid-engined Corvette that may or may not happen in or around the year 2020.

In case you’re wondering, we don’t know either.

The timeline includes tantalizing details that GMC may be looking at adapting the Chevrolet Trax — which could be called the “GMC Granite” — and that the Colorado/Canyon may finally get an off-road ZR2 edition next year.

The story also summarizes their earlier claim that GM will be shrinking the Equinox and offering a new, mid-size crossover based on the current Traverse. Cadillac wasn’t included in their analysis, but the automotive publication spelled the death for the Chevrolet SS. We can’t have nice things.

A redesigned Malibu will see the light of day next year, and the curtain may fall on the Spark EV.

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  • Tedward Tedward on Jul 22, 2015

    Gm updates on ttac are interesting in a very similar way to the vw ones. Commenters appear who are very knowledgeable about the brand, exact chassis designation, trim level accuracy and drive train knowledge are a given. But then they usually share airtime with a large number of others who are either ideologically opposed to, our were burned in their formative years by, either company.

  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Jul 23, 2015

    Chevy ought to build the mid-engine Vette as a halo supercar, call it Zora but keep the current Vette in production and design a C8 version.

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    • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Jul 25, 2015

      @shaker I always thought there should have been a Kappa based Chevrolet roadster when Sky/Solstice was phased out as well as the retro Nomad version. Or at least build a American Miata.

  • Mjz Mjz on Jul 23, 2015

    I think it was Peter DeLorenzo of Autoextremist who suggested making Corvette a separate brand with a family of models ala Porsche. The more I think about it, the more I think it's a really interesting idea. Although I'm still not sure I can wrap my head around a Corvette C/SUVSUV, which would be inevitable.

    • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Jul 23, 2015

      No need for Corvette SUVs.... that would be the job of the Escalade brand.

  • Scott_314 Scott_314 on Jul 23, 2015

    Chev advertisements are starting to take a page from Hyundai, people interviewed are like "wow, I can't believe this is a Chevy". To me they're starting to look like good cars, and it's unfortunate that the bowtie removes ten thousand dollars in the vehicle's worth.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 24, 2015

      @Drzhivago138 I will go on YouTube this evening and watch some reviews, see what's what.