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Turns out the trick-looking Cobalt we showed you earlier is actually an extra General Motors used in one of its Super Bowl commercials that will debut this Sunday. The car originally debuted as a 2005 SEMA vehicle (thanks, Nick!). The distinguished Ray Wert III from Jalopnik saw our post with the picture of a Cobalt wearing a very Malibu-esque face, and immediately noticed it in this commercial. Despite the fact it's apparent the car is just a prop, it doesn't change the fact that the Cobalt would look a lot better with a front end more like the Malibu's. Mystery solved.

Check out the commercial in full after the jump, the Cobalt appears with about 13 seconds left.

[Source: Jalopnik]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, thats a pretty terrible commercial (the song).

      But I agree with everyone else, the Cobalt looks MUCH better with the Malibu front end.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Cobalt in the rest of the world was the (Opel, Chevrolet, Vauxhall) Astra. It was the model for 2000 to 2005. For the american market had some changes in the details and a new name. The new version was the Astra that you will know now as the Saturn Astra. So the Cobalt wont get an update.

      Compare the mechanics and body of the Cobalt and the Astra and you will see the similarities.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Keep those huge fender flares for the SS and I am in. Too bad Chevy sold Subaru, a nice AWD Supercharged SS Cobalt would be too much to resist.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whew!! Guess I can come in off that ledge now....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey, it's fairly non-competitive, but it does sell, and GM would have to pay the UAW guys to stay home, so they may as well pep it up. A refresh job would help.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Agreed. Minus the very silly bodykit, that new fascia would beef up the SS Supercharged's presence nicely.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Geez, that new fascia oughta be easy to implement. Why the heck not?

      It is a vast improvement.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It needs one. Both bumpers are badly fit. Nose too plebian. DO IT CHEVY!!!