Chevrolets First Global Midsize for Customers in Nearly 100 Markets on Six Continents
DETROIT, OSHAWA and SHANGHAI The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu done a tellurian entrance today, with coexisting introductions in a United States, Canada and China 3 of a scarcely 100 countries on 6 continents where it will be sold. Chevrolets initial tellurian midsize sedan will yield business from Shanghai to New York and Sydney to Toronto with fluent design, modernized technologies, float opening and fuel-efficient powertrains.
The stream Malibu successfully redefined expectations for Chevrolet cars by delivering a shred personality and endowment winner, pronounced Kevin Williams, boss and doing executive of GM Canada. This all-new Malibu serve builds on a mutation underway during Chevrolet by a winning mixed of energetic styling, aloft handling, superb fuel potency and heading reserve features.
Product highlights for North American models include:
- All-new, fuel-efficient and absolute 2.5L four-cylinder engine and next-generation six-speed involuntary that lead Malibus powertrain lineup
- Expressive extraneous pattern with a wide, jaunty stance
- Segment-best aerodynamics tighten to those of a Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric automobile that raise fuel potency and revoke breeze noise, including active electronic shutters on name models
- All-new, Chevrolet-signature dual-cockpit interior that is some-more spacious, comforts reward materials and is engineered to be a quietest in a midsize segment
- European-influenced float and doing traits
- New reserve comforts and technologies including 10 atmosphere bags, ultra-high-strength steel, line depart warning/forward collision warning and rearview camera system
Expressive and fit extraneous
The extraneous pattern of a all-new Malibu carries DNA from a sister vehicles, a Camaro and Corvette, to move a sporty sensibility to a family sedan segment, pronounced Bryan Nesbitt, executive executive for GM extraneous pattern and Chevrolet Brand Champion.
A wider stance, extended shoulders and an integrated back spoiler move a new athleticism to Malibu and give it a some-more assertive appearance. The new Malibu has a 114 mm (4.5-inch) shorter wheelbase and 1,574 mm (62-inch) front and back marks that are some-more than 51 mm (2 inches) wider than a indication it replaces.
Other extraneous pattern cues embody Chevrolets dual-port grille, projector HID headlamps, incomparable Chevrolet bow-tie badges front and rear, and new Camaro-inspired LED dual-element taillamps. The demeanour is complemented by a operation of vast 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels.
The new Malibu extraneous is approaching to be SAE-certified as one of a many aerodynamically fit cars in a segment, with a fellow of drag (Cd) rating nearby Chevrolet Volts Cd of .280. Because of Malibus new figure and design, engineers were means to mislay 60 depends of breeze drag compared to a indication it replaces.
Malibu also has electronically tranquil and integrated active aero shutters (select models in North American markets) to urge aerodynamics and raise fuel economy but sacrificing a extraneous design. Malibus active shiver complement automatically closes airflow by a reduce intake opening when atmosphere intake is slightest needed. When closed, a shiver complement enhances aerodynamic opening by redirecting airflow around a front of a automobile and down a sides, rather than by it. Whether a shiver is open or sealed depends on engine coolant heat and speed for example, a shutters open when a automobile is roving adult a hill, pulling a trailer, or in prohibited city driving; a shutters tighten during highway speeds when reduction engine cooling is required.
Roomier, some-more polished interior
The new Malibu interior was designed to move an component of sophistication to bland driving, featuring an all-new twin cockpit pattern that creates an inviting, ample and gentle environment.
The increasing breadth of a new Malibu means a some-more atmospheric cabin. Compared to a prior model, it has scarcely 113 L (4 cubic feet) of additional interior volume, along with some-more shoulder and hip room.
The Malibu interior comforts metallic, chrome or timber accents located around a shifter, surrounding a core stack, around a instrument cluster and on doors and a steering wheel. Soft, ice blue ambient lighting reflects off of and complements chrome accents and ensures even, unchanging enlightenment along a instrument row and in storage pockets. Ice blue lighting on a core smoke-stack dials, unprotected ice blue French contrariety stitching, soft-touch and textured surfaces, and vital applications of noise-deadening materials supplement to Malibus interior refinement.
The Malibu also has a series of storage areas, including a radio face that articulates adult and down to exhibit a six-inch low storage area behind a seven-inch touch-screen radio arrangement a North American initial in a midsize car. Malibu will also offer a full operation of a latest infotainment options, including new tone radio systems and an accessible navigation system.
Malibu will embody Chevrolets new MyLink infotainment package during launch. It builds on a reserve and confidence of OnStar and seamlessly integrates several online services. MyLink integrates wireless connectivity by Bluetooth to capacitate hands-free use of comparison intelligent phone apps while a device stays safely stowed.
MyLink comforts a high-resolution, full-color hold shade arrangement designed to conduct a series of stairs compulsory to finish a task. MyLink also adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of intelligent phones, building on a Bluetooth hands-free job capability already offering in many Chevrolet vehicles.
All-new 2.5L powertrain
The 2013 Malibu comforts a tellurian lineup of fuel-efficient and absolute four-cylinder engines that complements a European-inspired pushing characteristics.
An all-new Ecotec 2.5L twin beyond cam, four-cylinder engine with approach injection leads Malibus engine lineup in North America. It is approaching to be one of a many fit of a distance in a market. New comforts embody extended management invariably non-static valve timing, variable-displacement oil siphon and electronic thermostat that save fuel, while delivering V-6-like performance. It is estimated a engine will be SAE-certified during some-more than 190 horsepower (141 kW) and 180 lb.-ft. of torque (245 Nm). The new engine has noise-reducing comforts such as a expel empty manifold, steel crank, low-noise timing sequence and approach mountain accessories that minister to a quiet-cabin experience.
The 2.5L is corresponding to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed involuntary with comforts designed to raise powertrain efficiency. They embody changes to purchase controls and hardware that improves change response and time. These changes enabled engineers to mention aloft gearing to urge cruising potency while progressing acceleration opening and driveability.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu delivers accurate float and handling. It has been engineered to be best-in-class and on customary with some-more costly sports sedans.
Benefiting from continual excellence of an award-winning tellurian architecture, engineers have tested, tuned and calibrated a Malibu on farming roads, highways, freeways and GM validation comforts around a world.
Contributing to a Malibus float and doing characteristics are:
- A plain physique structure as unbending as any in a tellurian midsize sedan market, permitting for accurate tuning and energetic automobile control
- A reward steering rigging for smooth, accurate responsiveness and on-center feel
- Proven and invariably polished MacPherson strut front and mutli-link back suspensions
- Large, ventilated front front and plain back front brakes, clamped on by dual-piston front and single-piston back aluminum calipers, that are approaching to broach segment-best interlude distance
- An removed engine cradle for tuned, polished feedback, but sound or vibration
- Fuel-saving electric energy rack-and-pinion variable-effort energy steering, ensuing in free low-speed maneuvers and a aloft grade of steering feel during aloft speeds
- Chassis control technologies embody four-channel anti-lock brakes, full-function traction control, four-corner electronic fortitude control, electronic stop force distribution, stop support system, dilemma stop control, hydraulic stop blur support and drag torque control.
When it comes to reserve features, a new Malibu will be one of a best-equipped in a segment. The Malibu will also be walking protection-compliant in all markets where it is sold, and for a initial time in North America. Pedestrian insurance pattern in a front of a automobile reduces a possibility of delegate collision between a walking and engine retard in car-pedestrian accidents.
The Malibu will also offer these customary and accessible reserve features:
- Dual-stage motorist and front newcomer atmosphere bags
- Driver and front newcomer pelvic/thorax side-impact atmosphere bags
- Driver and newcomer knee atmosphere bags
- Roof rail atmosphere bags with rollover protection
- Available second-row head/thorax side-impact atmosphere bags
- Available line depart warning complement with brazen collision alert
- Available rearview camera system
OnStar is also enclosed in Malibus reserve comforts and includes Automatic Crash Response, as good as softened voice approval technology, remote diagnostics, remote doorway unlock, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and 6 months of uplevel Directions and Connections use that includes Turn-By-Turn Navigation.
The new Malibu comes in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, with 10 extraneous colors and 4 interior tone mixed choices in North America, depending on a model. Malibu prolongation in North America starts in early 2012. It will be built in mixed locations around a globe, including a Fairfax, Kan. and Detroit-Hamtramck public plants in a United States. Pricing will be announced after this year.
About Chevrolet in Canada
Founded in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates a centennial as a tellurian automotive code with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in some-more than 140 countries. From todays Cruze Eco that consumes only 4.6 L/100 km on a highway to a Volt entrance this fall, that provides adult to 80 kilometres of electric, gasoline-free pushing and an additional 500 kilometres of extended range, Chevrolet offers gas-friendly to gas-free solutions. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient, protected and arguable vehicles that broach high quality, fluent design, energetic opening and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes award-winning newcomer cars and crossovers such as Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and a horde of new, smaller, rarely fit models to come including a all-new Orlando and Sonic (fall 2011) and Spark (2012). Chevrolet also provides iconic opening cars such as Corvette and Camaro as good as dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, confidence and preference technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information per Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca or on Facebook during www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada.
2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS
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