Last week’s photograph showed the lower section of the Chevrolet Malibu, which has been totally revamped for the 2013 model year.
Chosen randomly from the correct entries was Michael Smith, of Augusta, who wrote:
“The car pictured is the new 2013 Chevy Malibu. The previous generation Malibu was a great car and the first sign after the auto bailout that GM was serious about getting back to the business of making quality American-made cars.
“I’m happy to hear that GM is now doing well and making good on its second chance. Be on the lookout for more exciting new offerings from Chevy – namely the two sporty rear-wheel-drive small coupe concepts that were recently unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – meant to target us younger buyers.”
Smith wins a prize from The Augusta Chronicle. Other readers identifying the vehicle were:
AUGUSTA: Carolyn Ogles wrote: “The Malibu will be built in the United States, China and Korea and sold all over the world. International regulations for safety had to be met.”
CUMMING, GA.: Chris Rhodes wrote: “The Malibu has been completely redesigned for 2013 and features a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder and fuel-saving six-speed automatic transaxle.
“Dimensionally, the new Malibu is shorter and wider than the model it replaces. It is also an attractive sedan featuring Camaro-like LED tail lamps and a more muscular stance.”
EVANS: Wayne Wilke wrote: “Today’s What Is It? car is a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, and I think it is an Eco model. It has a 2.4-liter gas/electric engine with 182 horsepower and regenerative braking.
“When I first saw the picture, it looked a lot like the 2012 Malibu but the parking lights were different. I had not known that a 2013 model was available yet.”
Also, Jerry Paul
MARTINEZ: Jim Muraski and Jeff Miller
CITY NOT LISTED: Zach Rodrigues