The new model made its global debut with simultaneous introductions in the United States, Canada and China.
“The current Malibu successfully redefined expectations for Chevrolet cars by delivering a segment leader and award winner,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM Canada. “This all-new Malibu further builds on the transformation underway at Chevrolet through a winning combination of dynamic styling, superior handling, outstanding fuel efficiency and leading safety features.”
The new Malibu will feature an all-new, fuel-efficient 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission, segment-best aerodynamics close to those of the Chevrolet Volt and including active electronic shutters on select models, more spacious dual-cockpit interior, European-influenced ride and handling, and new safety features including ten airbags, ultra-high-strength steel, lane departure warning and forward collision warning, and rearview camera system. It has a shorter wheelbase but wider front and rear tracks compared to the model it replaces.