I forecast the 2016 wheelbase will be 3 inches more , 110.8 inches in total m/l . The 2014 chassis platform is 107.8 inches , width of 73 inches and total vehicle length of 16 ft . I , for one , suggest that GM utilize this frame for a another middie Chevy crossover . The segment I would suggest to compete against would be the Ford Edge . This is a hot seller and it has a wider stance of 76 inches , length of approx. 15 ft . I'm not sure if the chassis on the 2014 Malibu could be widened slightly to meet the Edge width but it would be prudent to do so . This would create a more competitive spacious width interior , what's not to like ?? The only provisos here would be to ; to see an increase of the the length to a minimum 6 inches longer than Ford's Edge model and offer the option of a Sport model with enhanced engine , drivetrain , handling and braking package ..... Any other suggestions ??