One of the greatest aspects of the SEMA show is the freedom it gives automakers and tuners to play around a little. Where other shows' bread and butter are more serious conceptual pieces or production-bound unveils, cars at SEMA are very often flights of fancy that are really only intended to bring some excitement to a model or brand.

Case in point is Chevrolet's Malibu Turbo Performance Concept, which, while not offering added performance over the standard 2.0 turbo's 259 horsepower, does look a lot more interesting than the standard model. A super-aggressive ground effects package, concept-specific blue paint, unique badges, dashes of red accent work and a lot of what's called "black-ice tinted chrome" all help to make this a Malibu that you won't forget.

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      David L
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really like! The lip is a little too big but I really like!
      OnTheRocks
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't really like the new Chevy Malibu, but I would drive this all day long. I'm so confused.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Karfreek
        • 2 Years Ago
        One step forward, two steps back. I'll say it again. Its business as usual at GM. I jaw dropped open when I read the line you quoted. But it needed to be said. The new Malibu is a failure. If honda had to do an emergency refresh on the Civic, GM should just stop production on this.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Timmy Dicky Sykes
      • 2 Years Ago
      A piece of crap turd from a crap car company that is just polished
        drewpy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Timmy Dicky Sykes
        I guess I agree with you, in that it looks ok...but the guts and function are not really up to par?
      Dave
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't Chevy earn its fine reputation for performance back in the 80's and 90's by putting stickers and fiber glass doo-dads all over otherwise normal everyday versions of their cars and not changing any of the powertrain or suspension? I suppose it isn't how fast you go, it's how fast you look you might go.
      Agent55
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well I will say this: It definitely fits in with the SEMA crowd, yeesh!
      Jerry
      • 2 Years Ago
      And the tail lights are still hideous!
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did go on a diet? 260 hp isn't really competitive for a car this size unless it's weight is comparable to a Cruze.
      JESSE
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the way every mailbu should look!
      mostchillininsc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Major fail. I don't take issue with the matte paint but blackout the ENORMOUS emblems to go with the rest of the theme and get rid of the red accents on the exterior. The use of alcantara on the interior is an effing disaster... And then no power bump??? At SEMA??? Hmmm...
      T-Mille
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is every comment ever posted on Autoblog only negative?
        Jerry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @T-Mille
        When it comes to the new Malibu, yes.
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