• Apr 14, 2011
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Spy Video – Click above to watch video after the jump

Spy photographer Jim Dunne has spent 28 years of his life shooting vehicles that weren't necessarily meant to be seen. For that reason, Dunne and automakers probably don't always get along all that well, but the longtime spy photographer got together with General Motors to discuss the cat and mouse game played between OEMs and the spy shooters. That's a fun story, but the real carrot is that the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is the subject matter for the video.

Hit the jump to watch the nearly three-minute-long video. The entire clip is shot with a well-disguised 2013 Malibu in plain sight, and you can plainly see HID headlights plus some of the contour lines that will make up Chevrolet's next-generation sedan.

malibu infotainment storageIn other Chevy Malibu news, GM has added another teaser shot of the sedan's new interior. This time The General shows that the MyLink infotainment screen can flip out, revealing considerable storage room for your tech toys. Check out all the teaser pics in the gallery below. GM will unveil the 2011 Malibu on Facebook on April 19, and we expect to see the car in person at the upcoming New York Auto Show.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the cat-and-mouse game that the spy shot photographers and car makers play.

      I find it quite funny how they try to one-up each other in terms of either keeping the vehicle secret, or trying to expose the vehicle, but its still obviously a rather friendly competition.
      • 3 Years Ago
      2013 Malibu - Autoblog headline
      2011 Malibu - In autoblog article
      2012 Malibu - Header of Youtube Video
      2013 Malibu - Bottom left corner of video

      Which is it? :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still no brainwave control for the car?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love it. The current Malibu is now a bit bland in the current market. This update will be a great booster for the car and hopefully push it from a soccer mom car to a good first new car out of college. Now for an SS version with the drive train from the Insignia VXR would take my money out of my hands and into GM's.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is exceedingly unlikely the 2.8T V6 will show its face in any US-market GM vehicles again. It's Saabs or nothing.

        If GM is to ship any turbo 6s in the US, you can bet they'll be direct injected. And you'll probably see the 2.8T go away in Europe too once there is a suitable DI replacement.

        For now, you're more likely to see LNFs (2.0T I4) in the top-end 'bus.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This new Malibu is shaping up to be a distinctive sedan with sharp-looking projector beam headlamps (HIDs optional) along with the controversial Bangle-butt trunk-lid and snazzy Camaro-inspired LED tail-lamps.

      This car's proportions do not match those of the stylized preview (computer-generated turntable video) that was released two weeks ago. This car has much longer front and rear overhangs than the stylized preview, which itself looked like a rear-drive Zeta sedan (and a hot-looking one at that).

      Thoughts?
        • 3 Years Ago
        My thoughts...

        This needs to be the car that makes everyone that just bought a car say, "Holy crap! I should have waited a couple of months!"

        Anything else is unacceptable considering how Honda and Toyota have been cranking out snooze machines.
      • 3 Years Ago
      what
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like GM fixed the ugly rear end of the current Malibu.
      Good update for the Malibu.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good to see Jim Dunne again. I miss his spy shots.

      I remeber reading an article several years ago in which he stumbled upon a secret unveiling of the 1973 Monte Carlo, and one of the models spotted him and quickly took off her dress and held it up to block his view. He said he took the photo anyway, but never published it to spare the poor lady any embarassment.

      I hope he plans to publish a collection of his memoirs and greatest shots. Hans Lehmann should also do the same.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't forget Piddy as well.

        (I think that's how she spells it)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the way Dunne was a thorn in the side of the manufacturers. He purchased land right next door to the Chrysler Proving Grounds in AZ. They then went and built this high fence around his property. Cool guy.
        • 3 Years Ago
        LOL didn't know he actually bought land there.

        That's awesome.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah, I think it was one of those" tryin stop me things". Love it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had the flip up screen on my '03 Lincoln LS to load up the 6 disc CD changer. I'm not sure whats impressive about now almost 10 years later...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh, a flip up screen? Maybe cool in 99.
        • 3 Years Ago
        it looked cheap in the Orlando mpv but very functional
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it, but there is a typo in the post, it says 2011 malibu, this is a 2013.
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