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Chevrolet is working hard to make its new Malibu sensational.

Having received a redesign for the 2013 model year, the Chevy Malibu has continued to struggle with sales being outpaced by the Chrysler 200 and Kia Optima. The American automaker is hoping the next-generation Malibu will rejuvenate its presence in the midsize sedan segment when it arrives in dealerships in early 2016. And unlike traditional future products, Chevy isn’t shying away from talking about the new Malibu with GM’s global design chief Ed Welburn saying the next Malibu will have “a very passionate design” while making a significant statement.

GM’s product development head, Mark Reuss, recently showed an image of the next-generation Malibu at an investor presentation, promising that the sedan will not only have a “groundbreaking design but also groundbreaking technology.”

The American automaker admits that the current Malibu struggles to stand out from a sea of popular sedans ranging from the Honda Accord to the Hyundai Sonata. Combined with its confusing launch and quick refresh, it appears that Chevy is excited to move forward with a new Malibu.
For more information on this story, Redesigned Chevy Malibu to Debut Early 2016 and do see the photos that accompany it please head on over to AutoGuide.com.
 

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Interesting how GM is now working, and I'm thinking in a good way, though as an enthusiast who wants everything restyled every 4 years I may not always be excited about it.

They are rushing the next gen of the Malibu as it's sales are weak, yet vehicles where they have sustained sales they are stretching out the such as the Equinox and Traverse/Enclave/Acadia trio. Nice to see GM doing things that make sense!

Hopefully it looks as good as MonaroSS's work from last week which had Vette elements! Hard to tell with all the camo, but the overall sillouette does seem to be pleasing.
 

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“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

I am curious as to what comes out.
 
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Hope it sells well for gm. The fusion shows how to compete successfully.

Gm should also build CUVs off the platform as well..

The sedan market will continue to shrink as cuv s are the preferred shape these days and in the future.

The sedans like the fusion style will sell....but bland and boring are going to need heavy subsidies to move the metal. Small cuv s will become volume leaders.....in my opinion...

Small, medium and large sizes....

Fwd or AWD dependent on region of the country and cost.

At some point I even envision electric motors at the rear for AWD making AWD even easier....

Sedans that are sexy like the fusion will still be around in the mass market....but not like the old days...(volume wise)
 
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