The dream of everyone is almost here! Next month, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will be exposed at end-to-end auto shows in Shanghai and New York in a bob to the expansion the worldwide nature of this once piece of American pie.
The car to be show is the eighth generation of one of the most familiar names on the road when we go back in the year 1964. The Malibu has been a usually reliable and strong supplier for Chevy, appealing serious approval and high security ratings.
The latest edition will have a series of four-cylinder engines, possible the 2.4-liter and turbocharged 2.0-liter units utilized in a collection of General Motors products, as well as the Buick Regal. The Malibu is as well anticipated to share an edition of the foundations of Regal, which move toward from European division Opel. The power train will be finished with a line of six-speed transmissions. A light hybrid–similar to the eAssist system launching in the LaCrosse and Regal this year, is as well possible.
Chevrolet states the Malibu will be sold throughout the world and is the brand’s first midsize car to be sold worldwide. It will as well be brought together at a series of locations, counting two plants in the United States and a location in China.
On Thursday a video and photo will be released, and Chevy states it’s planning for a sportier plan than the existing model. The back lights are related to those on the Camaro, and the frontage wears the recognizable grille of the brand. The Malibu as well has wide shoulders, a creased hood and an additional well-known decklid.
“We knew we had to really reach on this new design,” the car’s lead designer Dan Gifford said in the video. “We wanted to make it more athletic, more aggressive and appeal to people in that way.”
Presently Malibu has been a consistent supplier, in 2008 experiencing improvements with 39 percent increase and in 2004 have 34 percent grow for its two most current redesigns. In 2010, sales increased by 23 percent to 198,770 units in 2010, a healthy bounce back from the 161,568 cars draw near 2009.
The initial two months of the year Chevy has sold 33,194 copies of the Malibu, up 5 percent compared to previous year.
Chevrolet encounter tests trying to sell related product throughout the world, Ed Kim, AutoPacific analyst says, as anticipations and tastes be able to differ very much in the midsize part from market to market. He comments a midsize car in the United States is significantly bigger than one sold in Europe and Asia.
Kim says, “Malibu has a tough job addressing wildly divergent size expectations.”
In the Auto show it discloses that the Malibu will break cover on the Chevy Facebook page at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on April 18.
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