With production just around the corner (Q4 2011), the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is approaching the end of its IVER stage and these latest photos show the next generation ‘Bu (that’s Epica to you non-Yanks out there) testing in European streets, most likely Germany.
Expect only four cylinder engine offerings such as the naturally aspirated 2.4L and turbocharged 2.0L ECOTEC engines — currently featured in its platform mate, the Buick Regal — when the finished product emerges. Other things to look for would be all-wheel-drive and hybrid variants as well. We also expect to see the car emerge uncloaked during the 2011 New York Auto Show as well. For a full gallery, head over to Autoblog. In the meantime, feel free to check out our original renderings.