Spied! Next-Generation Chevrolet Malibu

The current-generation Malibu debuted in 2013, but lackluster sales prompted an early refresh for the 2014 model year. But the new Malibu still hasn't met expectations, so we'll just have to wait for the next generation to come out.
Fortunately, we already have clues on what to expect, thanks to our spy shooters who caught the car out testing. The front of the car appears angular and squared-off, although this could just be GM's camouflaging magic. But from what we can see from the pictures, it looks like the new Malibu will have a split-grille design. Smooth, flowing lines along the body promise to make the next-gen Malibu a little more aggressive than the current version. In the rear, a sloping roofline adopts a similar look to the Audi A7, and there is almost no trunk lid.
Even though it is still early in the process, Chevrolet is already planning specific design elements for its new LTZ trim car. Compared to the regular Malibu, the LTZ will receive bigger, bolder wheels. It also has a twin tip exhaust, similar to the one in the Impala LTZ.
We expect the new Malibu to arrive sometime in 2016. In the meantime, take a look at the gallery for more shots of the next-generation Malibu. Source: Chris Doane Automotive
Matt K48
Matt K48

To go after Audi would be great for Chevrolet.  They desperately need to up their game. I haven't seen a class leading car or truck for that matter come out of Chevrolet that didn't say 'Corvette' since the end of the muscle car era. Audi, BMW & Ford should be in their sight. High quality, luxury, sportiness, class & sophistication.  Chevrolet trucks & cars should be sophisticated, precision machines.