• Apr 8, 2011
2013 Chevrolet Malibu interior teaser – Click above to enlarge

General Motors piqued our interest last week with a video glimpse of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu (albeit in highly stylized rendered form), as well as a teaser image of its taillights. In the video, GM tells us the new Malibu will be wider than the outgoing Malibu with a more rakish exterior design. The teaser image goes a step further, showing us that the 2013 model's taillights are strikingly similar to those at the butt of the Camaro.

Fast forward one week and The General is ready to give us another peek at the interior. As you can see from the photo above, the new Malibu will feature a more fluid cabin design than the current model with fewer buttons and GM's new touch-friendly MyLink infotainment system prominently displayed.

It's difficult to judge the new Malibu's interior by looking at one intentionally poor-lit teaser images, but we see some serious potential. Here's hoping the materials can match up to the LCD screen.

The Malibu will be unveiled on April 18 at the Shanghai Motor Show, and you'll be able to watch the reveal live from Chevy's Facebook page.



[Source: Chevrolet]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      @anthcip

      whos gives a damn about a lamborghini, chevys sale more,and this malibu kicks ass way better than fusion and camry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a glossy version of a Saturn interior.
      I can see the interior having proportion problems already.
      Big IP and a tiny little center console.

      I hope they dont have those cheesy 2 tone interiors that have no rhyme of reason.
      I saw design student doing that back in the 90s.

      • 3 Years Ago
      pretty . :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just me, but I like actual buttons rather than having to rely on touch screens. I think relying on touch screens is going to take people's eyes off the road more.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Do you realize how many buttons would be required to achieve the same functionality?

        There would be literally 100's of tiny buttons over every inch of the dash. You would spend way more time looking down scanning all those buttons than you would using the larger, context sensitive "buttons" of a touchscreen.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ EricC008

        How many buttons to achieve the same functionality?

        Yeah... maybe 4 or 5 WELL-DESIGNED button/knob combinations should cover just about any functions that you would need in a car. You know, the way that car interiors have been for DECADES now before everyone got suckered into thinking they need a touchscreen.

        3 knobs for AC/Heat (temp, fan speed, location)
        1 switch for recirculating air
        The radio would have its own controls, but the main ones being a volume and another for tuning duties. And an input for phones/MP3 players for stored music.

        Beyond that, what more do I really give a crap about? Much more than that is a distraction.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I guess this gets to the next point... do you really need to be doing all that while driving? Shouldn't you be paying attention to the road while piloting a 2-ton projectile at 85mph? Do you really need to be checking your facebook status while driving or should you wait till you get home to do that?

        Individual buttons easily cover everything you should be doing while driving.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That console looks like last gen Lexus ES had unprotected sex with a new Ford Edge..
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow...
      this is gona look cheap as hell.
      • 3 Years Ago
      2013 Malibu? It won't be ready to be released as a 2012 model or is this going to be one of those late 2011/barely into 2012 releases of a 2013 model? The disconnect between calendar years and model years is getting worse and worse.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think the Chevrolet Baretta takes the title when it comes to model years. It was released to fleets in November 1986, but was marketed as a 1988 model and titled as such.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SNIFFDAR,
        Actually, the initial fleet-only Berettas and Corsicas were sold as 1987 models with the retail versions coming out as 1988 models a bit later.
      • 3 Years Ago
      why do they keep calling this thing a 2013 model,because it goes on sale late this summer,somebody needs to do better researching.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's no Ford Mustang or Thunderbird of years ago . GM will never catch Ford .
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just wished they kind of change that AC Delco font on the radio buttons... getting tired of seeing them on every friggin GM car, all the way back from my family's 1990 Ciera to my 2006 Solstice.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not digging the big goofy center air registers and the rounded top they fit into. It looks hokey. Like a PT Cruiser interior or something.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It does look quiet clean though.
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