While the Chevrolet Malibu was busy barely getting by with its bankruptcy development dollars, the brand was also busy developing its crossover lineup. Thankfully, the Equinox and Traverse arrived at the right times, as CUV sales began to explode, and certainly helped offset the ho-hum Malibu.
That has changed, however. Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2016 Malibu with all-new everything. New platform, new engines, new styling. All. New.
The 2016 Malibu doesn’t place in last place. That’s all we’ll give you, as we invite you to read C&D’s words, rather than have us regurgitate them. But, Chevrolet should be mighty proud at its placing, even if the Mazda 6 is hands down a better driving sedan.
Now, hopefully the brand can get back to selling cars while it continues to move Equinoxes and Traverses at a high pace.