Chevrolet teases the new 2016 Malibu ahead of New York

Geneva’s just about done wrapping up and now, we’re on the road to the next worldly automotive exposition and it takes place in New York.

To kick off some more teasers, Chevrolet just announced to be revealing the all-new Malibu at the Javits Center next month.

As usual, details are kept to a minimum, but the new Malibu rides on a new platform that’s 300lbs lighter than the outgoing model. Also being completely designed, the Malibu appears to take on a new look and profile that’s closer resembles a four-door coupe. You could almost even say it looks like a larger Chrysler 200.

Details are still sparse, but they won’t be for too much longer since New York is only just a couple weeks away.

For the press blast, check it out below.

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Born Again: Next-Gen Chevrolet Malibu Announced
Larger, lighter and more efficient Malibu to be unveiled at New York Auto Show

2015-03-04

DETROIT – Designed to deliver more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will make its public debut at the New York International Auto Show this April.

Using a blank slate approach, Chevrolet designers benefited from an entirely new architecture, which for Malibu includes a wheelbase nearly four inches longer than the outgoing model. That, in turn, provides increased rear legroom and interior space.

Due to a higher-strength steel structure, the new Malibu is also expected to be 300 pounds lighter than the current model, which benefits the sedan’s fuel economy and handling.

“Malibu’s gorgeous styling is the result of a masterful understanding of proportions,” said Ed Welburn, General Motors’ vice president of Global Design. “The roofline has been stretched rearward giving a more sleek profile, while the front wheels have moved forward and front and rear overhangs have been reduced. Along with the sculpted body side, these cues help Malibu appear more dynamic and sophisticated.”

More details about the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will be shared each week leading up to the vehicle’s global debut. The 2016 Malibu is expected to go on sale by the end of 2015.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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