GM unveil the Malibu
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Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
19th April, 2011
As reported by Next Car on
31st March 2011
Holden’s new medium sedan, the Malibu will replace the Epica. The new car, in Chevrolet guise, has made
its debut at China's Shanghai Motor Show.
The reveal, conducted by Chevrolet, saw the veil lifted on the stylish new-generation model that will
be sold in up to 100 countries including Australia next year.
To be powered by a range of efficient 4-cylinder engines, Malibu will be highlighted by advanced
exterior and interior design, exceptional ride and handling and outstanding safety features according to
Its exterior design features a wide stance, broad 'shoulders' and an integrated spoiler giving it
impressive on-road presence.
Inside, a spacious, dual-cockpit interior is finished with the extensive use of premium materials,
including soft-touch and textured surfaces and ice-blue ambient lighting along the centre stack dials,
instrument panel and storage pockets.
Malibu will offer the reassurance of a comprehensive range of safety features and has been extensively
tested on a wide range of road surfaces and conditions around the world.
Holden Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth said Malibu reflected the
same focus on quality and advanced technology as seen in the globally successful Cruze small car.
“Malibu will represent another major step forward in the Holden product offensive when it arrives
late next year, filling a gap in our model line-up between our leading Cruze and Commodore models,”
Mr. Elsworth said.
“We think it will really hit the mark. From the Camaro-inspired exterior design and sleek interior
to the dynamic performance capabilities, it is another great example of the sophistication we’re building
into our new-generation global vehicles.”
“We’ll offer high-performing fuel-efficient engines, a high level of safety and a range of features
and technologies to appeal to customers in the competitive mid-size segment.”
Holden will release details specific to the Malibu model sold in Australia closer to its local launch