From Automotive News's breaking story of the Malibu receiving an MCE late 2013, I wanted to take a stab at the "new front fascia" and how that would look on the vehicle.
Given how quickly this turnaround will have to take place for Chevy I'm envisioning hood/sheet-metal changes and fascia and grille updates to accomplish this task. No major hard points would be changed. Headlights are untouched as well but perhaps housed in new containers of some sort...
Here is my take - click for bigger verison
Revised from post feedback - wow looks much better - thanks all
-every piece donor'd came from either the Traverse or the Impala and blended together with some existing front Malibu fascia to create the unified look and feel.
Since this IS going to happen in some form, I wanted to go back to some older chops I did of the rear end to illustrate how they could clean that up too - w/ maybe give a little "hint" of retro for good measure I have yet to hear if anything will be done on the rear, but I really liked doing these two chops so I wanted to include them again for comparison ...
cleaned up rear styling - tail lights, deck lid, and rear door modified
subtle retro styling harking back to the late 50s - tail lights, deck lid, and rear door modified
Hope you like - constructive feedback appreciated as always! thanks all