Chevrolet has released a teaser video for the next generation Malibu which will be unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show early next month.
In the previous teaser we found out the all-new Malibu will lose approximately 136 kg (300 lbs) thanks to a lightweight construction making extensive use of high-strength steel. Now, Chevrolet is talking about the grueling endurance tests the 2016 Malibu went through which involved more than 1.5 million miles of driving on controlled environments and open roads.
Moreover, prototypes also had to withstand some rough weather conditions in Yuma, Arizona at temperatures of 107 degrees Fahrenheit (41.6 Celsius) and in Northern Canada where the temperature dropped to -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 Celsius). The Malibu also spent some time in the Climatic Wind Tunnel at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan where the temperatures can be artificially lowered to -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 Celsius) or increased to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius).
Scheduled to go on sale towards the end of the year, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is expected to get a Corvette-like design. It will debut on April 1 at the New York Auto Show.