Holden’s Malibu – New Mid-Sized Sedan Revealed

Chevrolet Malibu LTZ exterior

Holden’s new medium sedan, the Malibu, has made its international debut at the Shanghai Auto Show and via high-definition web broadcast.

The reveal, conducted by Holden’s sister brand, Chevrolet, saw the veil lifted on the stylish new-generation model that will be sold in up to 100 countries including Australia next year.

To be powered by a range of efficient 4-cylinder engines, Malibu will be highlighted by advanced exterior and interior design, exceptional ride and handling and outstanding safety features.

Its exterior design has taken inspiration from Chevrolet’s iconic Camaro and Corvette muscle cars, with a wide stance, broad shoulders and integrated spoiler giving it impressive on-road presence.

Inside, a spacious, dual-cockpit interior is finished with the extensive use of premium materials, including soft-touch and textured surfaces and ice-blue ambient lighting along the centre stack dials, instrument panel and storage pockets.

Chevrolet Malibu LTZ interior

Malibu will offer the reassurance of a comprehensive range of safety features and has been extensively tested on a wide range of road surfaces and conditions around the world.

Holden Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth said Malibu reflected the same focus on quality and advanced technology as seen in the globally successful Cruze small car.

“Malibu will represent another major step forward in the Holden product offensive when it arrives late next year, filling a gap in our model line-up between our leading Cruze and Commodore models,” Mr Elsworth said.

Chevrolet Malibu LTZ exterior

“We think it will really hit the mark. From the Camaro-inspired exterior design and sleek interior to the dynamic performance capabilities, it is another great example of the sophistication we’re building into our new-generation global vehicles.

“We’ll offer high-performing fuel-efficient engines, a high level of safety and a range of features and technologies to appeal to customers in the competitive mid-size segment.”

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