If you've been waiting patiently to find out what the 2012 Chevy Malibu looks like, today's your day. These patent filings reveal the next-generation 'Bu and reflect the same design we've been expecting.

The styling here seems to blend a measure of Camaro into the current car along with elements borrowed from Audi and Volvo for a final product that's pretty slick and upscale looking — for a four-door family sedan. [Via Carscoop]