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Chevrolet has also detailed the powerplant expectations for the next Malibu as derived from a family of four-cylinder engines. To be built on the same Epsilon II platform as the Buick Regal, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is likely to feature a turbocharged and eAssist model. All engines will run through one of the 2013 Malibu’s 6-speed transmissions (assume both a manual and automatic option)


Vs Regal, same car different platform and style... now which one will you choose? the Camero inspired Malibu or the Regal?



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http://www.automoblog.net/2011/03/31/chevrolet-issues-teaser-video-on-2013-malibu/
 

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Chevrolet has also detailed the powerplant expectations for the next Malibu as derived from a family of four-cylinder engines. To be built on the same Epsilon II platform as the Buick Regal, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is likely to feature a turbocharged and eAssist model. All engines will run through one of the 2013 Malibu’s 6-speed transmissions (assume both a manual and automatic option)


Vs Regal, same car different platform and style... now which one will you choose? the Camero inspired Malibu or the Regal?



More about the Malibu
Chevrolet Issues Teaser Video on 2013 Malibu | Automoblog.net
Seeing that I drive a 2011 Buick Regal, I am partial to the Regal. Surprise! However, there is not nearly enough information for one to draw a conclusion. We are months away from the official product launch. Although the new Malibu appears to be a pretty nice looking automobile from the web link, the computer-generated images of the new Malibu may not be a good representation of the actual finished product. I hope these images are close to the finished product. Based on these images it looks great! However, I have seen multiple spy images of this vehicle and based on those pics the new Malibu does not have as muscular of stance as the computer-generated images. Again, I hope the finished product is closer to the computer-generated images.

Although I imagine one will be able to find many similarities between the current generation Regal and the upcoming Malibu, I think each automobile will cater to a slightly different crowd. The Regal is most likely going to be a bit more sophisticated in design compared to the upcoming Malibu, while the Malibu will either be more conservative, or more in your face aggressive, like the new Camaro. The Regal is almost more of a personal driver's car... that doubles as a family sedan. If that makes sense.

Regardless, with the current generation CTS, current generation Malibu, and the 2011 Regal, I think GM has really upped their game when it comes to family and sport-derived sedans.
 

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Actually, they may be on the same platform, but I bet they are totally different otherwise. Malibu needs to be a family sedan that competes with Accord, Camry, and Fusion. Malibu is going to have to sacrifice sportiness for a smooth ride and increased backseat room. I am just saying that the Chevy Malibu competes in a completely different segment so I doubt the cars are going to really compare. Also, GM will have to bring the cheapest Malibu in for as close to $20k as possible. I don't think there will be many Regal owners sitting around thinking "Darn! I should have waited!"
 

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Personally, I expect the Buick to be more luxurious with more high-end options and a better quality interior. The Malibu to be more focused on function and more customisable overall.

I WANT BOTH. The Buick for weekends and the Malibu as a commuter car.
 

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Good luck with that one happening! i see your points were everyone is coming from, but ideally its like the Chevy Cruze and the Verano, same platform, but the interior design is of a much higher feel.

As for the styling the Malibu may be headed into a different path =/


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GM has been very elusive on their "actual" design plans as they recover from the Bankruptcy......Just read that they are going to reintroduce the G8 in 2013 as the Impala ? Hey whatever it takes, I am a Detroit kid and lovin my new Regal Turbo.
 

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The Malibu front i must say looks like a verano, or a cruze. or what not even those all these cars are using the same platforms, and restyled interiors.

I'd go for a regal just for the extra luxury that comes with it :) !
 

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GM has been very elusive on their "actual" design plans as they recover from the Bankruptcy......Just read that they are going to reintroduce the G8 in 2013 as the Impala ? Hey whatever it takes, I am a Detroit kid and lovin my new Regal Turbo.
Where did you read about the G8 coming back as the Impala. I've heard they will be bringing it back as a Chevy sedan product code Z2SC but not as the Impala. Impala is supposed to ride on a stretched version of the epsilon. I wish the new G8 would be called Impala or Chevelle.
 

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That is assuming they are bringing the same G8 back.

What, no love for a new Caprice Classic? ;) lol.

I'd like to see them bring back the Chevlle name, but it would be like the Dodge Charger. Neither name belongs on a 4 door IMHO.
 

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The G8 (sort of) is coming back as the Caprice PPV. It's really a stretched version of the platform.

Haven't heard anything about an unstretched G8 taking the Impala name.
 
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