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GM Australia introduced the Holden Malibu on its home market in 2013, based on the same platform as the British Vauxhall Insignia and the American Chevrolet Malibu.

While the Malibu name was well-known in the U.S., it wasn't that common on the streets of Adelaide or Sydney. It didn't have past history to compare, and that was, somehow, an advantage. Nobody cried because it was no longer rear-wheel-drive since it was just brand new for that market.

The 2013 model was built on top of the Epsilon II platform, but it was greatly improved when compared with other European or American siblings. Its design evolved into a much-rounded bodywork with a Holden-specific grille that sported a chromed slat on the upper side. Its swept-back headlights and sculptured side panels led to an image of a bigger car. The bumper featured a lower grille flanked by two clusters for the fog lights. In the rear, it featured Chevrolet Camaro-inspired LED dual-element taillamps.

The Malibu interior featured an all-new dual cockpit design that created an inviting, roomy and comfortable environment. The increased width of the vehicle led to a more spacious cabin. The Malibu featured metallic, chrome, or wood accents located around the shifter, surrounding the center stack, around the instrument cluster, and on doors and the steering wheel.

Under the hood, Holden installed a choice of two engines: 2.4-liter gasoline and a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel, the same used for Vauxhall/Opel Insignia, in Europe.

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HOLDEN Malibu 2013 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.4 6AT (167 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 2.0D 6AT (159 HP)
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HOLDEN Malibu Brochure

HOLDEN Malibu 2.4 6AT (167 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4 6AT (167 HP)
Cylinders
4
Displacement
2384 cm3
Power
123 KW @ 5800 RPM
167 HP @ 5800 RPM
165 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
166 lb-ft @ 4600 RPM
225 Nm @ 4600 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6 speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Solid Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
191.5 in (4864 mm)
Width
57.3 in (1455 mm)
Height
73 in (1854 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.3/62.4 in (1,582/1,585 mm)
Wheelbase
107.8 in (2738 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.2 cuFT (544 L)

HOLDEN Malibu 2.0D 6AT (159 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0D 6AT (159 HP)
Cylinders
4
Displacement
1956 cm3
Power
117 KW @ 4000 RPM
159 HP @ 4000 RPM
157 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
350 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6 speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Solid Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
191.5 in (4864 mm)
Width
57.3 in (1455 mm)
Height
73 in (1854 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.3/62.4 in (1,582/1,585 mm)
Wheelbase
107.8 in (2738 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.2 cuFT (544 L)
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