Frankfurt Motor Show: Chevrolet Miray and Malibu

Miray means 'future' in Korean, meaning this Chevrolet has a name that tells you exactly what the car is all about. Look at it – hardly a nostalgia trip.

The speedster-style concept was unveiled first at the Seoul show in March, making this its European debut. It's built to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday, and to show you how exciting actual Chevrolets still won't be by 2020.
The carbon fibre body panels make it light as anything, so it's quick enough using only a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine linked to a couple of 20bhp electric motors. The petrol motor powers the rear wheels, and an electric motor is positioned at each of the fronts.

Electric-only drive is possible, although there's no info on the range, or indeed its performance statistics. It matters not anyway, for there's no way you'll ever see one of these sitting next to a Spark or Cruze at a Chevrolet dealership.

In other Chevrolet news, the Malibu saloon (above) also gets its European bow. Not previously available in Europe, this new one will become the brand's global flagship from next year.

As a four-door saloon of the more 'budget' persuasion it'll compete with stuff like the Vauxhall Insignia, enticing user-choosers with low monthly payments and a bonanza of standard equipment.

And there's nothing like a set of HID headlamps to cushion the blow of a 320d not being on the company car list.
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