Next-Gen Chevy Malibu to Be Released by 2016?

We wrote about the next-gen Chevrolet Malibu not so long ago and it seems that almost everything in that article was correct. Now we learn that the Malibu redesign is going to be one of the largest makeovers in the mid-size sedan market segment and that the next generation is going to be released sooner than expected. The exact changes haven’t been disclosed yet, but the automaker will probably release the new Malibu by the end of 2015, so we can say with a satisfying degree of certainty that we’re going to find out all about the redesign pretty soon.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Redesign Announced

2015 Chevy Malibu | © General Motors

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Redesign

According to the Automotive News report (subscription required), which brought the latest news about the Malibu improvements, General Motors has a plan to radically revise the current generation of the mid-size sedan. They’re aware that the Chevy Malibu is a nameplate which should attract a lot more customers and they’re going to improve it in order to grab a bigger chunk of the market niche. Apparently, they’ve already managed to define how the next generation will look. The expected redesign will be pretty radical. The exterior style will be fierce and powerful. Departing from the current style, the new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will probably inherit some of the Corvette’s DNA.

2015 Chevy Malibu

2015 Chevy Malibu | © General Motors

It may seem like everything is happening pretty fast. The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu might be in the showrooms sooner than anyone expected, because the automaker must deliver the new 2016 Malibu as soon as possible in order to regain its market positions. It has some really severe rivals, so the new generation has no other option – it has to be a stunner.

New Generation Comes With Improved Essentials

The new 2016 Chevy Malibu won’t come with new appearance only. It’s expected to be underpinned by a new E2XX platform, to come with significantly improved interior and some novelties under the hood. Everything’s still secret, but the 2016 Malibu is probably going to have a range of powertrain options – a 2.5-liter engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter mill as well as a possible hybrid powertrain.

Whan next-Gen Malibu Can Be Released?

Although the expectations were that the next-gen 2016 Malibu won’t be released by the fall 2016, the recent news indicates that the sedan could be launched by the end of 2015 as a 2016 model.

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