We’ve seen several spy shots of 2016 Malibu prototypes which have revealed the new car’s dramatically different styling approach. However none have been taken as up close and personal as these latest photos from TFLCar, who spotted the redesigned mid-size sedan out testing in the Colorado Rockies.
Just as we pointed out when we saw earlier photos of the Malibu successor, the car appears a touch longer, wider and lower. There is also an obvious fastback-like shape to the rear of the vehicle and a sleeker overall look.
Even though it’s covered in black cladding and we have yet to see photos of the interior, we think this prototype already looks more premium and upmarket than the car it will eventually replace. Many have also said the Malibu is a little tight on the inside and it appears Chevrolet has addressed this problem with the new car.
It’s still not entirely clear what’s in store for Chevy’s new midsizer, but we’re expecting General Motors’ and Ford’s nine-speed automatic transmission to find its way into the car along with smaller four-cylinder turbocharged engines, start/stop technology and a hybrid system as an option.
Check out the spy photos here.