Chevy has the 2012 Malibu out and about, undoubtable tweaking it for release next year. This won’t be an all out redesign – the Malibu is still very young. It is a refresh though, with some reworking of the sheetmetal.
Beyond looks, Chevy is expected to finally dump the four speed auto, in favor of making the six speed standard. It’s about time… in fact, it’s long past time to make that change. Engine choices will likely include a 4 cylinder, V6, and a turbo four.