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I don't know what's going on over at Chevy but everything they've released looks worse than what they have out right now. The Malibu and Cruze less so but the Silverado and Camaro look so much worse. 

What the hell, Chevy?!?

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I'm almost always in favor of the newest versions of things but these Chevys aren't doing it for me. 

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I almost always tend to feel the outgoing models look better, tho this comparison is a mixed bag for me.
Cruze looks better, Malibu looks worse.
Camaro - I like the blue '19 about the same as the '18. Silver convert looks worse.
I'm still out on the Silverado. I want to say I really like the '19, but I still need to see it in person/motion to be sure of what's going on. I don't find the '18 particularly striking, tho., in fact it's been a great while since I can say the SIlverado 'is beautiful'.

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Solid updates on all fronts.  :AH-HA:

The Camaro looks great, I like the homage to the split bumper 1970 1/2 model in the SS.  I wish the color palette were a little more varied, but I do love the featured color, Riverside Blue.  The LT and LT/RS look good too, with the taller upper grille.

I want to see the Cruze in Caribbean Blue and Oakwood Metallic.  The new details are sort of surgical in their precision, they transform the car in a subtle way.  Truly sad that a manual will no longer be available, especially in the diesel model.

On the Malibu, I like the addition of an RS.  I am also thankful that the jagged angles of the lower front bumper have been banished for 2019.  Totally against the use of CVT though.

Would LOVE to see a Cruze or Malibu coupe.

Of course we've gone over the new Silverado at lemf here.  The current truck looks like a cardboard box compared to the new one.  So much more character on the '19, so much more like a rock.  A WT shortbed reg cab 4X4, in all its simple robust glory, would be a great addition to my list of owned vehicles.  The base model truck hasn't had this much love from Chevy since the WT first debuted with a demonstration of the special grille's toughness v. a sledgehammer.

Well done, Chevrolet.

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The vehicles themselves have received fantastic updates both inside and under the hoods but they pulled a Toyota and made drastic styling changes just to make styling changes, I feel. 

i don't feel like they added "character" as much as just making absurd lines and cuts that don't mesh with..anything.. 

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Before you were born, annual styling changes were the norm.  Forgive us fogeys the occasional bone as we celebrate even the tiniest facelift on an automobile.

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9 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Before you were born, annual styling changes were the norm.  Forgive us fogeys the occasional bone as we celebrate even the tiniest facelift on an automobile.

Only if these stylistic changes are visually appealing...

 

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Just now, oldshurst442 said:

Only if these stylistic changes are visually appealing...

 

Luckily in this case they're a home run, eh?

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Just now, ocnblu said:

Luckily in this case they're a home run, eh?

More like a... little soft grounder and the 2nd baseman casually throws you...out!

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or swing and a miss.  

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and in this case...swing like a loser and get your buddy out anyway...its that bad!

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Or get caught looking in disbelief, called 3rd strike...YER OUT!

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 Before any baseball purist has my head for me calling that dude swinging on an outside pitch a loser...( swing like a loser is how I put it actually) 

Yes. Yes. He was protecting the hit and run play. I know that!  Its the imagery I want to showcase how I feel about some of those 2019 Chevy refreshes...since Mr. Blu opened up the door for me to give my opinion on the matter. 

Different games...but I imagine the situation in the first GIF is the same...

 

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16 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Before you were born, annual styling changes were the norm.  Forgive us fogeys the occasional bone as we celebrate even the tiniest facelift on an automobile.

I'm good with styling changes but I'm not good with ugly ones. 

The entire internet is ripping apart the new Camaro. Your the first person to say it doesn't look like complete ass. 

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2019 Camaro is ASS and like Honda had to do a 6 month refresh, I suspect Chevy will have to do the same! Terrible :nono:

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7 hours ago, ccap41 said:

I'm good with styling changes but I'm not good with ugly ones. 

The entire internet is ripping apart the new Camaro. Your the first person to say it doesn't look like complete ass. 

 

5 hours ago, dfelt said:

2019 Camaro is ASS and like Honda had to do a 6 month refresh, I suspect Chevy will have to do the same! Terrible :nono:

We have to have a proper definition of ass...because if the definition of ass is this:

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Then that would be a good thing...

 

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However, when it comes to the 2019 Camaro refresh...I believe swamp ass or plumber butt is what we are referring to....

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The Malibu and red Camero look good. The Silverado looks good in other trims, but I do agree that particular trim looks bad.

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"Camero" = internet spelling?

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On 4/13/2018 at 10:37 PM, balthazar said:

I think this, tho arguably convoluted up front, looks very enticing IMO. It just so unconventional.

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Well it's not a COE, so I do believe that means it's "conventional".  ;)

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      Recent introductions of the Cruze Hatch and Diesel models helped push the car to a 0.6-percent retail market share gain in 2017 and helped Chevrolet secure its third consecutive year of higher overall retail market share.
      New design
      The 2019 Cruze’s front fascia and grilles are all-new. Revised grille designs reinforce Cruze’s premium appearance. In the Premier trim, Chevrolet’s signature dual-element taillamps now feature LED accent lighting, which adds to Cruze’s sculptural beauty.
      “Cruze’s refreshed styling gives Cruze a more upscale look while maintaining its Chevrolet design DNA,” said John Cafaro, executive director, Global Chevrolet Design.
      What’s new for 2019
      Chevrolet is the most awarded, fastest-growing brand for the last four years overall* and as part of that, the first-ever Cruze Hatch LS continues Chevrolet’s commitment and momentum in offering a broad car portfolio with choices for every budget and need.
      Additional updates include:
      New Chevrolet Infotainment 3 running on a standard 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen radio Remote start and automatic climate control standard on LT and Premier models New wheel designs Black window moldings, bowtie emblems and 17-inch (and available 18-inch) machined wheels for Cruze’s RS package New available Umber interior color The 2019 Cruze goes on sale later this year, offered in sedan and hatchback models, with 1.4L turbo and available 1.6L turbo-diesel engines. It also features 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (with limited service trial), and one of the segment’s biggest rosters of available active safety features, including:
      Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Rear Park Assist Following Distance Indicator Forward Collision Alert Front pedestrian braking Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking CHEVROLET INTRODUCES RESTYLED 2019 SPARK
      DETROIT — An updated face and new available active safety technology for the 2019 Spark add attitude and purpose to Chevrolet’s feisty, segment sales-leading mini-car.
      “Customers can easily personalize Spark, which is a main reason why it leads its segment in sales, attracting both young buyers and women to the brand,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “Spark is an excellent value for customers seeking an affordable car that offers great safety technology and connectivity.”
      Spark’s fresh front-end styling takes its cues from the Chevrolet line, while new, available Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking1 can help drivers prevent or reduce the severity of low-speed front-end collisions by applying the brakes or enhancing the driver’s braking.
      The new styling boosts Spark’s premium appearance with a rich use of chrome in the grille. Available projector-style headlamps further enhance Spark’s chic styling. The available LED daytime running lamps are moved lower, giving Spark a more powerful presence and a family resemblance to the rest of the Chevrolet car lineup.
      At the rear, dual-element taillamps further the signature brand cue. Spark continues its tradition of offering customer personalization through bright and distinctive paint colors.
      The 2019 Spark is offered in LS, LT, 2LT and ACTIV trims, with the ACTIV featuring crossover-inspired design cues and a ride height raised by 10mm. All trims feature standard air conditioning, 10 standard airbags2 and a rear-vision camera system.
      New, segment-exclusive Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking joins the available Driver Confidence Package, complementing the package’s additional active safety features, Forward Collision Alert1 and Lane Departure Warning. 1
      When it comes to connectivity, Spark delivers a standard Chevrolet infotainment system featuring phone integration compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a limited trial of OnStar and connectivity access at no additional cost, plus access to the MyChevrolet mobile app.
      Spark is powered by a 1.4L DOHC engine offered with a manual transmission or an available continuously variable transmission (CVT).
      The refreshed Spark joins the 2019 Malibu and Cruze as part of Chevrolet’s updated car portfolio, which offers new styling, new technologies and more choices and value. It goes on sale later this year.

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