Earlier this year, Chevrolet unveiled its newest version of the Chevy Malibu at the New York Auto Show. The completely redesigned sedan has a more modern, sporty, and upscale look than previous model years – and is arguably the best looking version of the sedan to date. The mid-size sedan first went on sale in 1964, but took a hiatus from 1983 to 1997. With popularity for the car rising ever since the Malibu was resurrected, General Motors has been working hard to keep the momentum alive, and the car relevant.
Most recently, Chevrolet unveiled a new Red Line concept of the Malibu at the 2015 SEMA show. Whether you are a current driver of a Chevy Malibu in Miami, or are interested in the sedan for a future purchase – the newest concept is arguably the most interesting version of the Malibu ever made.
Malibu Red Line Series Concept Unveiled
SEMA, which stands for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is an automotive aftermarket group that holds its annual show in Las Vegas every year. The SEMA Show is one of the largest conventions that is held in Las Vegas, and brings vendors, automotive brands, press, and consumers together every year. At the show, aftermarket automotive products are showcased, mostly on concept vehicles.
Chevrolet introduced its new Malibu Red Line Series concept at the 2015 SEMA Show this week, showcasing the completely redesigned 2016 Malibu model in a whole new way.
As seen in the picture, the Malibu Red Series Concept features an Enhanced Silver Metallic exterior color, complete with a contrasting Charcoal Black roof, and various red accents throughout the exterior design. To complete the look, the Malibu Red Series wears a jet black bowtie, gloss black badges with red accents, black mirror caps, red fog lamp bezels, and 19-inch alloy wheels with custom red accents. Also included on the 2016 Malibu Red Series is unique tinted lighting units, a suspension lowering kit, a sport pedal kit, and special floor mats. For more adventurous Malibu drivers, the Red Line also features a Thule roof rack, floor liners, and a rubber cargo mat.
While most 2015 SEMA Show vehicles don’t actually make it to market, the Red Line Series of products showcased on the new Malibu, are expected to be available with the 2016 model when it goes on sale.
The Camaro Also Gets the Red Series Treatment
Chevrolet also unveiled its Camaro Red Line Series at this year’s SEMA Show, which brought the 2016 version of the sports car even further into the realm of awesome. Complete with 20-inch Satin Graphite wheels with red accents, matching mirror caps, and deck-lid panel graphics – the 2016 Camaro Red Series stood out from the Malibu concept by the same name in a number of ways.
The 2016 Camaro Red Line concept featured a sport air intake kit, performance-enhanced brakes, premium floor mats, sill plates, and suspension lowering.
It is unclear if the Camaro Red Line Series will make it into dealer showrooms. Only time will tell, but we can guess that it will probably become available on 2016 Camaro models.