2013 Chevrolet Malibu unveiled with official details
Ahead of Shanghai Auto Show here, Chevrolet has officially unveiled the Chevrolet Malibu 2013, The new Model comes with a fresh design and features. GM says the new Malibu will compete in over 100 markets, though we have to imagine the vehicle will also be integral to the company’s plan to more than double its sales in China by 2015.Under the hood the new Malibu features 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The direct-injection mill delivers 190 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, though GM hasn’t released any mileage estimates at this point.
Inside the Malibu has metallic, chrome or wood accents located around the shifter, surrounding the center stack, around the instrument cluster and on doors and the steering wheel. Soft, ice blue ambient lighting reflects off of and complements chrome accents and ensures even, consistent illumination along the instrument panel and in storage pockets.
The 107.8-inch (2,738mmng ) wheelbase is 4.5-inches (114 mm) shorter than the model it replaces. However, the new Malibu also gets 62-inch (1,574 mm) front and rear tracks that are more than 2 inches (51 mm) wider than before. As a result, GM claims that the 2013 Malibu offers nearly 4 cubic feet (113 L) of additional interior volume, along with increased front and rear shoulder and hip room, plus more than 1 cubic ft. of extra trunk space at 16.3 cu.ft (462 lt).
the new Malibu sports a new exterior styling with lines and curves inspired from Chevy’s most recent models such as the Cruze up front and even the Camaro at the back with the LED dual-element tail-lamps.
“The exterior design of the all-new Malibu carries DNA from its sister vehicles, the Camaro and Corvette, to bring a sporty sensibility to the family sedan segment,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director for GM exterior design.
Production and U.S. sales will begin in the first quarter of 2012. Details on the European, Australian (as the Holden Malibu) and other international versions of the Malibu are to be released at a later date. check out the video below to see the Car in action.
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