Malibu is a smart choice for customers who want a great looking car inside and out with excellent fuel economy, but without the higher price of some hybrid sedans
SANTA ANA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Sophistication, refined ingenuity and now available in all trim levels - the 2013 Chevy Malibu is making waves at Guaranty Chevrolet and dealerships across the globe, literally. Whether optioned with LS, LT or top-spec LTZ trim, the Camero-inspired sedan has a bold and athletic stance that improves aerodynamics while turning heads wherever it goes. The smooth ride and quiet cabin go hand-in-hand to deliver a dynamic and enjoyable driving experience. Great attention-to-detail throughout the vehicle’s design helps reduce drag coefficient, offering an impressive EPA-estimated 34 MPG on the highway making it a great option for drivers in Southern California.
The precision continues on the inside of the 2013 Chevy Malibu with attractive styling, advanced technology, and entertainment options topped off with a level of comfort that is sure to be valued by any driver. The General Motors MyLink system offers an integrated full media experience and navigation via the in car infotainment system. Available features such as Remote Start and Keyless Access with Push Button Start improve convenience before the drive even begins. Drivers can start and set the temperature in the all-new Malibu before setting foot inside the car.
With Malibu Eco, stylish superiority takes on intelligence with eAssist electrification technology that helps conserve fueled power when it’s not needed. The increased torque provided by eAssist technology makes for a smarter fuel-efficient drive with 37 MPG on the highway. The Chevy Malibu Eco mild hybrid adds efficiency to an already resourceful power train.
“The Malibu Eco is a smart choice for customers who want a great looking car inside and out with excellent fuel economy, but without the higher price of some hybrid sedans,” said Russ Clark, director of Chevrolet marketing. “In short, it’s an incredible value.”
As the first truly global midsize sedan for Chevrolet - design and technology from the American market is spreading worldwide. The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco will go on sale in China and South Korea respectively - both counties producing their vehicles on home-soil. Globalization of the GM brand has helped the American carmaker produce exciting and affordable midsize sedans people all over the world are happy to drive.
Guaranty Chevrolet keeps an extraordinary inventory of Crossovers, Trucks, SUVs and cars such as Equinox, Malibu, Silverado and Spark in all trim levels from basic standard models to loaded LTZ and everything in-between. Guaranty Chevrolet boasts expert and veteran sales and service teams that pride themselves on customer satisfaction.
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History of the Malibu
“Those familiar with the Malibu will likely classify it in two distinct eras. There was the rear-drive hot rod that was born at the height of the muscle car era and then we have today’s Malibu and its ongoing climb to dethrone the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord for midsize sedan sales supremacy. So far, Chevy has sold more than 8.5 million copies of the Malibu over a span of almost five decades.
Chevy introduced the Malibu nameplate in 1964 as a top-of-the-line model for the Chevelle, which was available, a coupe, convertible and four-door sedans and station wagons. One of its many engine choices was the 327 cubic-inch V-8-engine that was rated at 300 hp and was soon increased to 350 hp the year after. Through most of the late 60s and 70s, the Malibu was redesigned and offered with a number of engine choices including a big-block, 396-cubic-inch V-8 and the small-block 350. The third-gen Malibu also had a successful run in NASCAR especially from 1973-1977 when it appeared at the winner’s circle 25 times. The fourth-gen Malibu, which ran from 1978 to 1983, was a smaller car — from the body to the engine – to meet strict fuel economy standards during that time. This would also mark the end of the rear-drive era and the start of a 14-year hiatus.
Fast forward to 1997 - the start of the new, front-drive era for General Motors. The Malibu was only offered in a sedan variant with a 155-hp V-6 engine or, for the first time in its history, a four-cylinder rated at 150 hp. That was also the same year it was crowned it Motor Trend Car of the Year.
The Malibu is currently on its seventh-generation and it has proven to be a worthy sedan in the highly competitive midsize-sedan market. An all-new 2013 Malibu is finally here and its global sales and name recognition should get a big boost as it will be introduced to a number of international markets like China and South Korea. So while it’s unlikely the Malibu will ever hearken back to its muscle car roots, it appears to be settling into its new role as a solid family hauler quite nicely.”