From a mechanical perspective, the 2014 Chevy Malibu and Code 130R concept are as dissimilar as cars get: the former is a front-wheel-drive midsize sedan with little sporting intentions (although that 295 lb-ft of torque might beg to differ), while the latter has the hopes of being a lightweight, sporty, fun, and (possibly) affordable rear-wheel-drive satchel of joy for those who love to drive. That much is clear. But the two models do seem to coalesce in the styling department.
For instance, both the Code and the ‘Bu seem to have very similar honey comb-style front grille inserts, and both have a strikingly similar interpretation of the Chevrolet dual port grille design principle, with a single line splitting the grille like a belt with a Chevy Bow Tie as the belt buckle. Heck, it would even seen like the rear tail lamps of both models resemble each other… so, do you see any Code 130R concept in the 2014 Malibu, and is it all part of Chevy’s design language, or is there more here than initially meets the eye?
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