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