As such, if you want something affordable rather than expensive or from the full-size class, you are stuck with the ninth-generation Chevy Malibu. But what if that wasn't necessarily the case – at least across the imaginative realm of digital car content creators? Meet Jim, the virtual artist known as jlord8 on social media, who continues to pendulate between resurrecting departed nameplates and old-school car CGI.
Just recently, the pixel master returned to his beloved '454 all the things' series for a digital moment of Geo Storm 454 SS awe. If that's not enough old-school for you, his previous work includes stuff like the Buick Nissan GNX R34 GT-R, the Chevy Corvette Grand Sport Wagon, or the Buick Riviera 'Flower Car' (aka Ute)! However, we are here to resurrect (dearly) departed nameplates, right?
In that case, folks should take a look at his recent work that includes the Buick Park Avenue 'Ultra' modeled after the 2023 Toyota Century sedan (not SUV), the Dodge Aries EV station wagon, the Chevy 'El' Camaro ZL1 Ute, or the Ford Crown Vic plus Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car. Those land yachts are all significant because they share the virtual underpinnings of the Bentley Flying Spur luxury sedan, not just the desire to come back from the nether.
Now, the CGI expert has seemingly switched his digital attention to General Motors for a moment, and the latest big European sedan that fell victim is Audi's S8 limousine. Weirdly enough, it has transformed into the Chevy Equinox x S8 four-door sedan that has a faint aroma of Subaru Legacy but was nonetheless rechristened as the potential impersonator of a third-generation Chevrolet Lumina with 'RS' trim.
Well, right now, it is pretty hard to believe that General Motors would allow Chevrolet to invest in another mid-size sedan when they are preoccupied with their Ultium-based EV revolution that refuses to take flight. Besides, who needs another cheap four-door when they already have the Malibu in the official range?