Chevrolet will return with a strong offensive in the midsize segment. The GM subsidiary plans to launch a new generation Malibu during next month New York Auto Show. The car was already anticipated by a sketch and some promises to be more efficient and connected than the old model.
Chevrolet designers used an entirely new architecture, which for Malibu includes a wheelbase nearly four inches longer than the outgoing model. That, in turn, provides increased rear legroom and interior space. Due to a higher-strength steel structure, the new Malibu is also expected to be 300 pounds lighter than the current model, which benefits the sedan’s fuel economy and handling.
"The roofline has been stretched rearward giving a more sleek profile, while the front wheels have moved forward and front and rear overhangs have been reduced. Along with the sculpted body side, these cues help Malibu appear more dynamic and sophisticated", says Ed Welburn, General Motors’ vice president of Global Design.
The 2016 Malibu is expected to go on sale by the end of 2015.