Chevrolet Unveils the New Malibu

2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Globalization will get a new name in the following month, after Chevrolet will begin the global roll-out of the new car for the masses it is getting ready to unveil in Shanghai and the US, at the New York Auto Show. Called Malibu, the new sedan will be marketed in some 100 countries, hoping to mark a successful entrance for the American car maker on the global midsize sedan market.

Hoping to gain enough customer to make the model worth GM's while, the Malibu hides under the hood a 2.5l four-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed automatic. The engine develops 190 horsepower and 245 Nm on torque.

Compared to the previous-generation Malibu, the new model comes with renewed dimensions (new version is shorter and wider than the outgoing model) and, at least according to the designers behind it, it comes with shapes and lines that are reminiscent of the Camaro and Corvette (debatable).

“The current Malibu has left an award-winning impression and changed the way people think about Chevrolet. It redefined what an American midsize car could be,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing.

“This all-new Malibu delivers on the intangibles of today’s Malibu but gives customers even more: more style, fuel efficiency, content and features, craftsmanship, and dynamic capabilities rivaling high-end sedans.”

The new-generation Malibu will be offered in three trim levels, LS, LT and LTZ, and will be available in 10 exterior colors. Since production in the US is scheduled to start in 2012, relevant prices for the new model have not been announced.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Daniel Patrascu
Daniel Patrascu profile photo

Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories