2016 Chevrolet Malibu To Debut Next Month With New Style

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

It’s no secret that the Chevrolet Malibu is lacking a bit in comparison to its mid-sized sedan rivals, but the American automaker is looking to change all that with the next generation model, which will debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Teased ahead of its official debut, Chevy says the new car will be lighter and larger than the last iteration of the vehicle. In fact, the wheel-base will be longer by about 4 inches, which will help to enhance rear legroom and interior space.

Additionally, the car will shed about 300 lbs compared to the last generation model. That kind of weight savings will help improve the cars fuel economy and on road handling.

However the most noticeable change is with the design of the car. While the last model was fairly drab, this generation’s profile seems sleek with well sculpted accents. It looks like Chevy is going for a bolder approach in terms of exterior appearance.

More details of the 2016 Malibu will be shared leading up to its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show and the automaker is expecting that the car will hit showrooms by 2015.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Mar 05, 2015

    A 300-pound weight savings is damn impressive in a vehicle of this size. I wonder how they achieved that.

  • Pedro Pedro on Mar 05, 2015

    How large exactly? About the same size as the Holden sourced RWD Chevrolet SS?