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Read Forbes report on the top 24 resale valued vehicles in 2013 , it included the Ford Mustang , the Chevy Camaro and the Corvette . The Japanese , Koreans and Germans mainly took the balance . Another report on the top ten resale value ones for 2014 included the Buick Encore and Enclave . One might argue that the Buick division is growing and refining its image and sales , while Cadillac looks like the Cadillac of old , lots of innovation and head turning designs but not refined lasting value . Indeed , I do not envy Lieblein's task in changing/enhancing parts suppliers products/relationships and how they view GM as a customer , certainly perhaps not valued , instead the bottom , the pit of the list . How can she get out of the quandry where GM , in my opinion , still tries to keep adding a host of new products in each division which can mean more new untested immature parts which will keep increasing recalls in stead of focusing on the refinement of what is in production ?? Also ,Instead of honing down the selection in each division and marketing in a timely fashion what is moving in the hot market segments , the giant GM still looks overloaded in management and a lack of timely decisive decision making ,,,in my opinion .
 

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Well this is "Much Ado About Not Much..."
 
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That looks like a hatch back, especially with the two "blocks" on the roof of the car at the rear windshield line....also whats that other camo'd car??
 

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I think it's a Malibu. The front certainly falls in line with the new Cruze. The rear reminds me of that clay model that surfaced when Ed Welburn was showing something-or-another in some video near the time of the new Corvette release. Anyone have a shot of that? It was a rear, passenger side shot of the taillight forward.
 

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Anything beats the turd that GM is building now.
Nothing wrong with the Malibu. It's just that Ford upstaged it bigtime with the Fusion.

Well this is "Much Ado About Not Much..."
I kind of agree. This is one of those instances where something is so buried in camouflage and has such a generic shape that you can't tell what it is, who it belongs to, or what it looks like.

There's some spy pics that are something (see: Ford Explorer or Chevy Camaro). This one isn't one of those.

I found it. Those spy shots remind me of the car in these pictures. If you look at the drawing on the wall, the car's rear profile looks a lot like an updated (previous generation) Malibu. It's like they're update the previous Malibu, not the current one (which is a good idea, in my opinion!).
http://www.camaroz28.com/forums/aut...n-13/chevy-100-sneak-peek-next-impala-842888/
Next Malibu will still be on Epsilon, and you can probably bet it's going to be more like the Fusion (more imagination and detail in design, more sculptured sheetmetal, better interior design and better materials). Chevrolet seems to be going Camaro-ish full width grilles on everything that's not an economy car (Impala, Traverse), so perhaps we'll see a bit of that here too.
 

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I found it. Those spy shots remind me of the car in these pictures. If you look at the drawing on the wall, the car's rear profile looks a lot like an updated (previous generation) Malibu. It's like they're update the previous Malibu, not the current one (which is a good idea, in my opinion!).
http://www.camaroz28.com/forums/aut...n-13/chevy-100-sneak-peek-next-impala-842888/
Good find! I forgot all about that video and the screen shots from it... You very well may be right and this may be the next Malibu. I would really dig having a Malibu with a rear hatch. It would help differentiate it from the Impala, and even the Cruze, that is if the next gen Cruze doesn't come with a hatch itself...:)
 

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Who cares.

GM will screw the 2016 Malibu up an uncompetitive feature/price and the Accord/Camry will continue to dominate it.

Honda sold more Accords with Sport trim than Chevy sold Malibus of all trims, same for Toyota who sold more Retail Camry SE than Chevy sold Retail Malibus.

Been saying for years the first step to matching Accord/Camry sales is to copy feature for feature what the Accord Sport and Camry SE offer and match the MSRP.

Only a bunch of amateurs would think they are going to outsell the two best selling cars in the segment with a Malibu that costs more to be similarly equipped than a trim that makes up over 45% of sales.

Camry SE is selling so well Toyota made a new XSE trim and dropped the base trim Camry.

That is how a world class management improves a high volume car's profit margins and moves the entire line up a market level.
 

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It could be the new Malibu or it could be the new La Crosse, but it's running with the new Volt so I'm gonna venture that it's the new Malibu. One things for sure is that it's pretty sleek. It's wearing Cruze LTZ wanna-be wheels too, which I like.
 
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