• Apr 16, 2011
2013 Chevrolet Malibu – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will be unveiled on Monday at the Shanghai Motor Show. General Motors is expectedly making a big deal of the event, and started dropping teasers a couple weeks back. Those were followed by a full-on, high-resolution pic of the Malibu in red on Thursday. And now? Another picture of the China-spec car in blue. Since it's static, we get a clean look at the new Malibu's wheels and a better idea of the car's profile

If you feel like you're already overstuffed on the 2013 Malibu, try to save some room for the main course, which comes in the form of the sedan's official debut in Shanghai. The live reveal will be streamed via webcast on Chevy's Facebook page on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 p.m. EDT.



[Source: GM via EGM Car Tech]


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      murciered
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yawn. That's what I did when I saw the new Malibu.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yawn. Looks like a very badly designed Korean car - and - that horrible looking recent Saab that has proportion issues with a flat roof and a near fastback styled c-pillar. This vehicle is a mish-mash - lumpy, thick bodied awful with a caricature Chevrolet grill that is once again placed too high in the front to look like it was designed to be on this car.

      Failure. Could have worked in 2000. Will look 1990 when it hits the streets against the Hyundai Sonata and the upcoming Ford Fusion. Once again, Government Motors is following, not leading on design.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Have to agree, looks very generic/bland in the styling dept.
      • 3 Years Ago
      First the Fusion, then the Sonata and Optima, now this. Mid size sedans are starting to look quite nice. Let's hope the interior is as smooth and nice as the exterior.

      I don't like the exterior of the Cruze that much, so this kinda surprised me. The first design from Chevy I actually like. Congrats GM!
      • 3 Years Ago
      So the revision was to not touch the front end and put Accord sides on it?
        Dr. Claw
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah. I don't like the "Accord" sides on this car... that seems like an un-necessary concession. The outgoing Malibu was one of the BEST designs to come out of Chevrolet... ...well, ever. This? I have to stop short of calling it rubbish.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If this wasn't an "American" car it would be DOA. I can't find the final part makeup and American component of the new Malibu yet but it will sell because it is a Chevy. Compared to the new competition from the Koreans this looks completely boring. Even more boring than a Camry.

      GM continues to look like 1st year design school outside of Cadillac. For a lot of people that was ok because GM cars sold for less money than the competition and always had massive incentives on the hood. Now that the MSRPs are creeping up GM has lost a big advantage. The Cruze climbs to $22k+ very easily with minor option packages. The people who bought Cavaliers and Cobalts in massive quantities can't spend more than $16k on a car. The vast majority of them are going to defect to Hyundai.

      Chevrolet better be very careful. If a decent spec Malibu starts hitting $26k+ sticker almost nobody but the diehard "Buy American" crowd is goign to be shopping Chevy lots.
      • 3 Years Ago
      doesn't seem as distinctive as the current 'Bu. I like the current car's C pillar, but I'll wait until I see more 360° views.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like the designers of the horrendous GMC Terrain got a hold of the Malibu front end. Ugly. They're ruining an attractive car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks pretty decent until you see the tacked-on Aveo grill. I like parts of the car.... but the front doesn't work. Hopefully next redesign gets it right. Redesign the grill area and the car would/could be a winner.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, this thing is tremendously ugly. Like the Buick LaCrosse, it's extremely thick, tall, and appears very heavy. Somehow it manages to be elegant and ugly at the same time. The upward curve in the window line bothers the hell out of me also. It looks cheap. That's a poor design feature, like on the Hyundai Equus. Not very cohesive.

      I think the current Malibu is the best looking volume sedan GM has produced in decades.
      • 3 Years Ago
      not very flattering photography
        • 3 Years Ago
        Is it just me or does this look VERY Buick-ish? Might step on the toes of the Regal a bit too much.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sort of disapointing..... fast look they took a 2010 and puffed it up
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah, the color and angle aren't nearly as good as the high-res one yesterday.

        Note the change at the rear, with a bit of flender flare over the rear wheel, and the inward taper on the trunk.
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like the current malibu got fat.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like an Import. If it wasn't for the grille, I would have thought it was a next gen C class.

      That's a good thing. Very elegant and pleasing to the eye.
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