2017 Chevrolet Malibu Changes — mid-Size Sedan Radically Improved

By | 11/20/2014

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu will have its debut late next year or at the beginning of 2016. The new generation of this popular mid-size sedan will bring numerous new changes which will surely attract more buyers. So far, the Malibu was considered to be an excellent choice for all those who seek for elegance, comfort and decent powertrain at a reasonable price. Now, the new generation will offer even more. Though not all the details about the new model are known at the moment, there are some rumors and speculation which can help us get an idea of what the new model will be like. According to them, the new Malibu will be completely redesigned. The new model will come with fresh, new exterior, which will make it look more aggressive and contemporary. Also, the sedan’s interior will be changed, too and though there is no information about its design upgrades, it is known that it will now offer more space and comfort. Of course, no redesign is complete without powertrain changes. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu will have a similar engine lineup as the current model, but with improved performance, and it should also offer a few new options as well. All in all, we are in for a treat with the next generation of Chevy Malibu.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Current Model

New Platform

Let’s start with the basics. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu will come with a new platform, called the global E2XX platform. This platform is made out of lightweight materials, so it should improve the model’s fuel economy a bit, but also, it will underpin a slightly larger Malibu body, so it is unclear how much will the new model weigh. In addition, the platform will be a true work of art, as it should replace the famous Epsilon 2 and Lambda platforms. This means that it will be used for a variety of new models, from Buick and Cadillac all the way to Opel cars. The platform is scalable, so it can fit perfectly under different body types. Also, the new Malibu will be the first car to try it out. Though there are no specs about its performance yet, we are sure it will be more than excellent, since so many manufacturers decided to use it. The new platform will also have a positive impact on the model’s stability, agility and precision, and it might also contribute to its fuel economy.

2017 Chevy Malibu Rear

Current Model

Fresh Apperance of 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu will also come with new appearance. Though there is not much information about its new design at the moment, there are some rumors about its possible look. The new sedan is said to look more aggressive and modern than the current one. The sedan will keep the current design’s basics, so there will be some resemblance with the past generations, but it will also look very fresh and attractive. The changes should be noticeable at the first glance: the manufacturer said that the redesign will be a bit drastic. Also, the new sedan will be a bit larger than the current one, as we have already mentioned. The size increase will make the new sedan look more powerful and elegant, but it will also provide more space and comfort. Moreover, the body line of the Malibu will be changed, so it will now have a more aerodynamic and fluent shape. This will make it look more aggressive and sporty, but also smooth and refined at the same time. As for the interior, there isn’t much information about it at the moment, aside from the fact that it will be more spacious than before. The fact that the new model will be more comfortable and cozy now is great, but we also believe that the new model will come with a fully-equipped cabin and with all the latest technology gadgets. Such move would be rational, because if the manufacturer invested all this time and effort into the new generation of the Malibu, it would be foolish to leave such a simple, and yet essential part not taken care of.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Interior

Current Model

Powertrain — Inline-Four Units and Hybrid Setup

The most important aspect of every car is, of course, its powertrain. There is a cosmetic change in the world which could make up for a lousy performance, and the Malibu’s designers are well aware of it. That’s why the new 2017 Chevrolet Malibu comes with an interesting powertrain options. To start with, the new model will inherit most of its current engines. However, we do expect them to have a slightly better performance due to the new platform and better stability and handling. Also, the new model will offer a 2.5-liter inline-four unit which can generate approximately 200 horsepower. In addition, there will also be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine whose power output is unknown at the moment. However, the most interesting feature of the new Chevy Malibu will certainly be its hybrid powertrain. The latter still hasn’t been confirmed, though, but there are some rumors which say that there will be a hybrid Malibu. This would be a great addition to the current sedan’s quality as it would give it a chance to try its luck on a brand new market. We are keeping our finger crossed.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Premiere

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu will have its premiere at the end of the next year or in the beginning of the 2016. It should be released in 2017. The next-gen of the popular sedan will, as you can see, bring numerous fantastic changes, but one of the current Malibu’s strongest suits is its price. The sedan was always an affordable model with great ratio between quality and price. The new 2017 model will come a bit more expensive, though, but we think it will still come with the aforementioned virtue.

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