Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

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    Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

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    Is this the car to take over from Impala?





    Op-Ed by MonaroSS
    GMI Contributor – 12 March 2010


    OK. Here is my rendering of the profile drawing of what we think will be the next Malibu as taken from GM Patent Filings...

    Given this Malibu will be larger inside that the current one and on EPII short do you think it will become Chevrolet's volume selling family car and displace the Impala in sales volume? This would leave Impala to move up market to a more niche position perhaps as a RWD with the Malibu being the FWD option.


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    It's possible the side crease line is subtler like this, with the side rubbing strip being the dominant line.








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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    Definitely has potential. A little too Taurus like in the rear quarter, but still nice.
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    Pretty sharp looking. I'd buy one if I was in the market for a sedan.
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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    I think it looks amazing.

    It does resemble the XTS in a way, though. It's a lot shorter than that, though, correct?

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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    Very nicely done MonaroSS.

    I think that lines work well. The C-Pillar echos some of the other recent GM designs.

    I hope the interior is really stellar and can't wait to see renderings of those in the months ahead.
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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    Can we get other views??? lol

    I think it looks great. It fixes the rear which was by far the weakest part of the current gen car.

    Hopefully we get to see it in its skin sometime soon.
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    Nice, I think it looks sharp. Good job.
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    My first impression is a Chrysler Sebring with a nice greenhouse. The headlights remind me of the Avenger. I like it, but some elements turn me off.
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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    The upper door crease that goes through the handles looks... alright, I'll accept it, but that one in the middle of the doors seems unnecessary and overstyled.

    I really like the rear end and the Camaro-style taillights, though. And it's certainly a huge improvement over the '07 Malibu I happen to see outside the window right now...

    I agree that I think Chevrolet is hoping this will take over from the Impala, and allow the Impala to move upmarket a bit to be like the new Taurus. (Though it makes me wonder if the Super-Epi-II Impala ought to be a Buick instead)

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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    Great job. I personally would like the car to have less of a rising wedge look to it. And larger rear side windows.

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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    Nice work MonaroSS!

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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    Whether the next Malibu looks like your rendering or not, you've done a nice job with that.

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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    MonaroSS, can you adjust the pic to smooth out the side eliminating the extra body lines. It does look a little Sebring like with those. I'd be interested to see if without those details.

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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    This looks OK I suppose.. Is this supposed to replace IMPALA?

    I think Impala needs work, current effort is extremely bland.

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    Re: Render of Next Malibu - Is this the car to take over from Impala?

    nicely done and quick too! dang

    but lose the XTS wheels!

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