All-new Chevy Malibu set for internet and auto show debut

Andross Moonah - CAP staff
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Chevrolet will unveil its all-new midsize Malibu sedan on April 19th at the Shanghai Auto Show, but not before it makes its online debut April 18th at, while iPad and iPhone users will be able to stream the event from their mobile devices. In addition to the online debut, Chevrolet representatives will also be available to answer questions about the car after it is unveiled. Questions can be posted using #MalibuReveal on Twitter as well as on Chevrolet's aforementioned Facebook page.

"This Malibu takes Chevrolet's established and award-winning nameplate to new places and introduces it to new audiences around the world," said Chevrolet vice president, Rick Scheidt. "Whether the Malibu is sold in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Australia, it has been engineered from the ground up to meet the needs of customers around the world."

Chevrolet says the all-new Malibu will feature fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines as well as six-speed transmissions, both of which will be offered on a global level. Furthermore, the car is said to feature European-inspired driving dynamics that will challenge the best cars in its class. Chevrolet has a lot riding on the all-new Malibu, as it is the first midsize car from the American automaker to be sold globally. In fact, this Malibu will be sold in nearly 100 countries, and will be manufactured in different locations including the United States and China, where General Motors vehicles are increasing in popularity.

"We look forward to offering the new Malibu to our customers across China," said president and managing director of GM China Group, Kevin Wale. "The Malibu fully embodies Chevrolet's tradition of dynamic styling, superior handling and outstanding fuel efficiency. It will address growing domestic demand in the upper-medium segment, especially among younger car buyers."

With nearly 200,000 units sold, the Malibu was General Motors' best-selling car in the United States in 2010. According to Chevrolet, the Malibu has also earned more than 40 industry awards since its introduction in 2008. Among its various accolades, the Malibu won the Consumer Digest Automotive "Best Buy" award for 2009, 2010, and 2011. Additionally, the Malibu was named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) over the last two years.

The all-new model certainly has a lot to live up to. First impressions will be made April 18th, via Facebook.
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Topics: Sedan, Chevrolet, 2012, Malibu, $20,000 - $29,999, Midsize,

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