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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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.