You thought it was dead. You thought you saw the last of it. You thought you’d near lay inside your dearly beloved again. No, not the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu ain’t ever going anywhere. I’m talking about the gray-on-gray interior. Awwwwww yeah baby. Gray.

The exterior of the Malibu is fine, really. It’s okay. But where the party is really going on is clearly on the inside. You scoffers, you mockers, you jokers out there on the Internet might deride the gray interior, but just LOOK AT IT.

Your eyes go down, and all you see is gray. Your eyes go up, all you see is gray. You stare, glassy-eyed into the middle distance, thinking maybe you see just the barest splash of color. Was it green? No, yellow!

Wait, that’s just the Chevy badge. Doesn’t count.

Sure, there’s a slight hint of wood trim on the center, but that’s brown. And when you think about it, isn’t brown really just gray?

(No.)

You thought the gray look died in the 1980s, along with the second generation Subaru GL, rental cars everywhere, America’s dreams of a space-based laser defense system, and truly great haircuts.

But you were wrong. The gray remains, all the way to the present day.

The Gray is Here to Stay.

Also, the other Malibu that Chevy had at the show had a black interior.

Though it isn’t quite gray.

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