Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

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    Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0te5pU_3qk[/ame]


    In the highly discussed "May the Best Car Win ad", the front end of the upcoming Cadillac ATS is clearly visible. But around 16 seconds into the video, a Chevrolet car grille is visible, along with the GMC Granite concept, and what appears to be a Cadillac behind the front end of the Chevy. What do you guys think?
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    It does look a bit like the patent drawings. I like what I see in the drawings better though. It looks more expressive. Perhaps that was a very early mock up in the ad or maybe even an alternate/rejected design.

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    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...-malibu-89926/
    http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/11/2...-patent-filin/
    http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/03...edan-with.html
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TuffG929 View Post
    It does look a bit like the patent drawings. I like what I see in the drawings better though. It looks more expressive. Perhaps that was a very early mock up in the ad or maybe even an alternate/rejected design.

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    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...-malibu-89926/
    http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/11/2...-patent-filin/
    http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/03...edan-with.html

    Interesting. I just noticed it today. Is this a possible find?
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Interesting. I just noticed it today. Is this a possible find?
    Not really sure, but we'll know soon. I think we are supposed to see the Malibu this month at NYIAS.

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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Wow, I forgot all about that. That could be it or at least a rough mock up. If that is it I like it. All I know is I can't wait to learn more about this car!
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Interesting. I just noticed it today. Is this a possible find?
    It's been quite a while since the commercial originally aired but I seem to recall people speculating at the time that the front end was of the new Malibu or perhaps even the Impala.

    However, between you and TuffG929 it looks like you've discovered some evidence.

    Has the Malibu been confirmed for the NYIAS? Recent reports indicated otherwise.

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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    It's been quite a while since the commercial originally aired but I seem to recall people speculating at the time that the front end was of the new Malibu or perhaps even the Impala.

    However, between you and TuffG929 it looks like you've discovered some evidence.

    Has the Malibu been confirmed for the NYIAS? Recent reports indicated otherwise.
    I believe NSAP and others have confirmed the Malibu for NYIAS.

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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    I'm excited now! The new Malibu is supposed to be on the SWB Epsilon II right? So in general, it should look like a Regal?
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I'm excited now! The new Malibu is supposed to be on the SWB Epsilon II right? So in general, it should look like a Regal?
    That's certainly what the patent drawings look like.
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?



    I had never thought about that video but when you made the connection I thought of this immediately. Lets hope that it doesnt have those stupid lines on the front.
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4x4doors View Post
    That's certainly what the patent drawings look like.

    That's good. But weight will be an issue.



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    I had never thought about that video but when you made the connection I thought of this immediately. Lets hope that it doesnt have those stupid lines on the front.

    I didn't think the G6 was bad looking. Actually, of all the Epsilons, I think it has the best rear end.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    I was talking about the sculpting on the front bumper.
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    Re: Has the 2012 Malibu's Grille Been Revealed, but We haven't Noticed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    I was talking about the sculpting on the front bumper.

    Oh ok. But I think it would look something like this, overall...




    Imagine this...

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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Yea, its gonna be interesting to see what GM does with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Yea, its gonna be interesting to see what GM does with this.
    Is it going to be revealed this month?
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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