Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.
Ad

Chevrolet Malibu 2019 spotted testing on Spanish mountains

November 21, 2017, 05:46 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Chevrolet Malibu 2019 spotted testing on Spanish mountains

A fleet of the current generation Chevrolet was spotted alongside the 2019 model year update of the mid-size executive sedan on the scenic mountains of southern Spain. The test mules are heavily cladded given that the carmaker is testing a mid-life update of the ninth-generation sedan.

The current gen Malibu was revealed in 2015 as a 2016 model year. So it is a fairly new car and was not in any need of an update. Nevertheless, Chevrolet thinks otherwise. The extensive cladding hints at a more than subtle cosmetic update. The headlights are covered completely which means a complete redesign of the current sleek units. The DRLs and possibly the grille will also be redone with the new update.

At the rear, the tail lights seem to be retained but we expect new lightning signature when it arrives. The entire rear is cladded which appears to receive some additional trims and a fresh design. Overall the new Malibu will appear a lot more updated than the newly launched Opel Insignia. 

Under the skin, things will remain unchanged. The cabin and feature list will get subtle updates like the new MyLink infotainment system. However, there are rumours that GM might offer the new frugal 1.6-litre turbodiesel in the Malibu which currently powers the smaller Cruze sedan. The four-cylinder turbocharged 1.5-litre and 2.-litre motors will continue to power the American sedan. The nine-speed automatic introduced earlier this year should carry over along with the Malibu hybrid model.

The new and updated Malibu will be revealed next year. The Detroit Motor Show is the most probable stage for GM to reveal the new Malibu, however, it could be delayed further.

 
  • Chevrolet
  • spy shots
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Malibu
  • FaceBook Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Email Logo
Show CommentsHide Comments
bell icon
Never miss an update
Receive latest updates from CarWale
Ad
  • Upcoming Cars

Porsche Cayenne CoupePorsche Cayenne Coupe

13th Dec 2019

1.29Cr - ₹ 2Cr
Audi e-tronAudi e-tron

Dec 2019

1Cr - ₹ 1.50Cr
Datsun CrossDatsun Cross

Dec 2019

5L - ₹ 7L
Audi Q8Audi Q8

15th Jan 2020

1Cr - ₹ 1.20Cr
Tata Nexon EVTata Nexon EV

Unveils on : Dec 2019

15L - ₹ 17L
All Upcoming Cars
Buying a new Car?Leave a missed call1800 2090 230(Toll free)

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in