First post here on GMI. Since I drive an '09 Malibu and really dislike how they slapped on an incoherent new face for '14, I figured I'd post my Malibu chop with Chevy's new design language (Impala/Traverse) for everyone to check out. I'll compare it with the actual '14. Let me know what you guys think.
Up front I gave it the Impala grille, made the hood overhang more aggressively pointed, gave the headlights "eyeliner" to slim them down, and added LED running lights by the fogs.
Around back, the only simple change I came up with that was cost effective/realistic for a refresh was to smooth out the notch in the squared off tail-lights. I thought it toned down some of the busyness and out-of-place butchness from the current design.