Roughly a year after launching the eighth-generation Malibu sedan based on the global Epsilon II platform, Chevy will refresh its bread-and-butter model for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Malibu is expected to address several of the car’s weak points, the most prominent of which has been the little amount of second row legroom (supposedly) and the mediocre fuel economy from the car’s three available powerplants (in North America). And while we have some ideas about how The General will address the rear seat legroom issue, we’re curious to find out how it will improve the model’s fuel economy.
But neither the rear seat nor fuel economy improvements will be immediately noticeable. What will be, however, is the 2014 Malibu’s updated exterior styling that is expected to take on cues from the highly-acclaimed 2014 Impala.
To give you an idea of how the freshened Malibu might look, we’ve put together this rendering of the 2014 model, which uses the new Chevrolet front fascia design seen on the new Impala, but with some tweaks to the fog lamp housings and the hood.
Stay tuned to GM Authority for GM News, and for information about the 2014 Malibu.