Chevrolet Malibu chief engineer Jesse Ortega has revealed the company is considering production versions of Camaro, Colorado, Malibu, Silverado, and Trax Red Line Series concepts that were unveiled at SEMA earlier this year.
Chevrolet Malibu chief engineer Jesse Ortega has revealed the company is considering production versions of the Camaro, Colorado, Malibu, Silverado, and Trax Red Line Series concepts that were unveiled at SEMA earlier this year.
Speaking to Edmunds, Ortega confirmed "Chevy is taking a look at creating a Red Line series that goes across different models." The publication goes on to say the Malibu Red Line Series concept was well-received and it could be turned into an appearance package or special edition trim for the 2016 or 2017 Malibu.
The Malibu Red Line Series concept featured an Enhanced Silver Metallic exterior with a Charcoal black roof and red accents. The car also had black bowtie emblems, black mirror caps, tinted lighting units, and special 19-inch alloy wheels. The concept also had a suspension lowering kit but that isn't expected to carryover to the production model.
Interior changes were fairly limited but included special floor mats and a sport pedal kit.
Since the Red Line Series treatment is just a styling package, the production model would be offered with either a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 160 bhp (119) or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 bhp (186 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque.