We’ve been seeing Chevrolet’s next-generation Malibu prototypes around all year, but each time, they’re covered in black camouflage. Chevrolet has finally relieved their new Malibu of some of its black camo, and MotorAuthority was on hand to take some spy pictures.
If you’re expecting to see the Malibu’s bodylines, you’ll be disappointed. The majority of the car is still covered in black cladding, however these photos reveal more of the grille, headlights and taillights than ever before. Out front a two-tier grille not too different from the current Malibu’s can be seen, along with a thinner, sleeker headlight shape and LED fog lights.
The rear of the car has also ditched some camo, with the pre-production taillights and license plate cutout now visible. Speaking of the license plate, that’s a European plate, meaning this car is different than the prototype we saw testing in Colorado just a few weeks ago.
As we reported before, the next-gen Malibu will ride on General Motors’ new E2XX architecture, which will also underpin the next-gen Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala and more. Engine options will likely consist of a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four cylinder and a turbocharged four-cylinder, while a hybrid option may also be a possibility.
The 2016 Malibu is expected to debut at the New York Auto Show in March, with sales commencing in late-2015 or early 2016.