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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:16 PM
They paid back the loans. Yes they did but yes how they did it is a little dirty but it worked. And I got a nice bonus. I asked a friend for real details and could not get a straight answer. He is wayyyy up in the company! Their is some stuff he will not let out.


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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:25 PM
how is this a discussion about loans, who gives a flying @!#$



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:39 PM
Take not on GM's new 2.5L I4. It looks like it is NOT based on the LE5 2.4L American Ecotec, but rather based on the European Ecotec found on the Cruze for example. Or maybe... a totally new platform?
As soon as GM unleashes their info, I'll pass it along.





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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 1:49 PM
That looks fantastic, I must of missed the pictures.

Looks like a cross between a Camry and a Cruze.

Good stuff GM.




Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:44 PM
So much plastic on engines these days...
Its funny, because the people that would actually care about that never see the engine.



Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Friday, July 29, 2011 5:06 AM
FlatFire wrote:

So much plastic on engines these days...
Its funny, because the people that would actually care about that never see the engine.

Yeah it's ridiculous, just more parts to have to remove to repair something. I'm guessing from the pic that engine cover can't be removed and kept off.








Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Friday, July 29, 2011 5:54 AM
I like them not bad looking at all.


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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:00 AM
Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

Take not on GM's new 2.5L I4. It looks like it is NOT based on the LE5 2.4L American Ecotec, but rather based on the European Ecotec found on the Cruze for example. Or maybe... a totally new platform?
As soon as GM unleashes their info, I'll pass it along.
This makes me sad . Seems like come 2013 our american ecotec will be unofficially dead...



Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, August 04, 2011 7:52 AM
^Not necessarily. Buick still will be using the 2.4L on the Verano/ Regal and the derivative of the LNF in the Regal GS. We'll see what Cadillac brings in the new ATS too.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Monday, September 19, 2011 5:28 PM
Well, GM gave out a little more info on the "LCV" 2.5L Ecotec.
I love that the engine has the water pump driven by a pulley instead of the camshaft like the Quads and its son; the American designed Ecotecs. I don't like the idea of the exhaust manifold being in the front. At least the catalytic converter is right there, for light off. But that design is horrible, as it keeps heat right at the engine bay.
I can see some influence from the American Ecotecs too... but, more so Euro Ecotecs.
I just hope this engine spits out no less that 200HP and no less than 190 lbs-ft of torque.

From GM...
New Ecotec 2.5L Engine More Efficient, Refined and Powerful
Will be standard power plant in 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, available next summer


Chevrolet today revealed details of the all-new Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine. More efficient, refined and powerful than its predecessor, the new power plant will be the standard engine in the 2013 Malibu.

The 2.5L is expected to deliver an estimated 190 horsepower (140 kW) and 180 lb.-ft. of torque (250 Nm) – about 12 percent more horsepower and 16 percent more torque than the current Ecotec 2.4L, while offering estimated highway fuel economy of more than 30 mpg (final fuel economy numbers are pending).

The new 2.5L will be available next summer, marking the debut of the all-new Ecotec engine family. Increased efficiency was the top development priority, achieved in part through lower engine friction. It was reduced by an average of 16 percent across the entire speed range, using new technologies such as a variable-displacement oil pump and an actively controlled thermostat. GM proprietary computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis techniques were used to develop an all-new combustion system with a higher compression ratio, which also helped boost efficiency.

The new combustion system features improved knock resistance and higher-flowing intake and exhaust ports in the cylinder head, which help increase efficiency, power and torque. The new Ecotec also has increased-authority cam phasing to minimize any compromise between efficiency, performance, emissions and driveability. Like the current generation of technically advanced Ecotec engines, the new 2.5L also features a high-pressure, direct-injection fuel system, dual overhead camshafts with continuously variable valve timing, electronic throttle control and pistons with jet-spray oil cooling.

It is also expected to be one of the quietest and most refined engines in the segment.

"The noise intensity is 40 percent less than our 2.4L direct-injected engine, which was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines," said Mike Anderson, global chief engineer. "Engineers also tuned the 2.5L to deliver more of its torque at lower rpm, giving the Malibu a stronger feel at launch and during on-demand maneuvers, such as passing or accelerating on a freeway entrance ramp."

Several new features give the 2.5L its segment-challenging refinement:
-Balance shafts relocated from the block to a module with an integrated oil pump in the oil pan to reduce noise and vibration
-A stiffer and stronger forged steel crankshaft that enables quieter and smoother engine operation at high rpm
-Inverted-tooth chains for the camshaft and balance shaft drives for quieter operation
-A unique, two-piece oil pan design, with an aluminum upper section to provide structural support and a stamped steel lower section to dampen overall noise
-A cast aluminum bedplate with cast iron bearing cap inserts to help increase dynamic stiffness and reduce noise and vibration
0Key sound attenuation enhancements such as a structural front engine cover, structural cam cover and lightweight composite acoustic intake manifold cover.

The new Malibu will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. It is available in LS, LT, ECO and LTZ models in North America. Malibu will be built in multiple locations around the globe, including the Fairfax, Kan., and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants in the United States. Pricing will be announced later this year.







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From GM...
All-New Ecotec 2.5L Powers Chevrolet Malibu’s Quest for Quietness
Revised architecture, new features contribute to greater refinement and less noise


The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu’s new 2.5L engine with direct injection is expected to be one of the quietest and most refined in the segment. It will be available in the new Malibu next summer.

The 2.5L development team reduced noise intensity by 40-percent of the Ecotec 2.4L engine, which was already a Ward’s 10 Best Engines award winner. It also passed subjective evaluations of what sounds good as the engine climbs through its rpm band. To Malibu’s passengers, that is expected to mean a quieter driving experience and a more refined sound as the engine revs to its 7,000-rpm peak.

The refinement and quietness of the 2.5L are impressive,” said Tom Slopsema, Noise and Vibration engineer. “No fastener, cover or internal engine part was left unexamined in our quest to make this an engine that surpasses the benchmarks in the industry.”

Specifically, the engine’s noise frequency signature was targeted, with the aim of pushing radiated noises into a higher frequency range well above 2,000 hertz, which is more pleasing to the ear – particularly in the high-load operating ranges where engine sound is the most intensive.

“Think of it as the difference between low-frequency, course noise, such as a vacuum cleaner, versus a higher frequency, precision noise, such as a sewing machine,” said Slopsema. “We focused on reducing the overall engine noise level and placing the remaining noise in a higher frequency range.”

The refinement-enhancing changes and improvements over previous Ecotec engines ranged from the comparatively simple – such as integrating a sound-absorbing cover into the intake manifold and specifying quieter drive chains – to more fundamental architecture items, such as relocating the balance shafts from the cylinder block to a cassette within the oil pan.

Engineers worked around core elements of the engine that they simply couldn’t change, namely its aluminum-intensive architecture and the use of other lightweight, composite plastics.

“Both aluminum and plastic are very effective radiators of noise, but their mass-saving advantages are a must for fuel economy,” said Slopsema. “That meant we had to be more creative in how we approached noise reduction, addressing individual components’ effects on overall N&V and how to counter them.”

So, engineers implemented 10 key elements fundamental to giving the 2.5L its segment-challenging refinement, ranging from major items such as rotating and reciprocating components within the engine to items as minor as the front cover bolts.

Here’s a look at them:

1. Relocated Balance Shafts

The 2.5L’s balance shafts – which are commonly used in four-cylinder engines to reduce vibration – are located in a cassette in the oil pan. It’s a move from previous Ecotec engines’ cylinder block-mounted shafts, which helps reduce noise through three key design features: a shorter, quieter drive chain, precision shaft-to-shaft reversing gears and light drag torque from driving the oil pump.

The short drive chain eliminates the previous long, winding “bushed” chain that included driving the water pump. It uses a premium inverted tooth chain design instead of a conventional roller-type chain, for quieter performance. The shaft-to-shaft reversing gear set allows the drive gears of the shafts to mesh directly, eliminating the need for a chain to “back drive” the second shaft, which must rotate in the opposite direction of the first shaft. The second shaft also drives the oil pump, providing a light drag torque to pre-load the reversing gear teeth for smooth, rattle-free and quiet operation.

2. In-Pan Oil Pump Assembly

Another significant change from previous Ecotec engines is the relocation of the oil pump assembly from the front of the crankshaft to within the oil pan, where it is driven by the second balance shaft. This reduces noise from the front cover area – an aluminum-intensive area that

radiates noise – and provides a small drag torque to ensure quiet balance shaft gear operation. Also, the oil-sump location minimizes the potential for pump cavitation noise.

3. Camshaft Drive with Inverted-Tooth Chain

Like the drive chain for the balance shafts, the camshaft drive chain uses a premium, inverted-tooth design that is significantly quieter than a roller-type chain. As its name implies, an inverted-tooth chain has teeth on its links – two-pin rolling pivot joints – that essentially wrap

around the gear sprocket to take up virtually all the tension. This allows for smoother meshing of the chain links to the sprocket teeth, the cause of most noise in chain drive systems. The chain-to-sprocket tooth impact is greatly reduced with the inverted-tooth design (also known as a silent chain drive), which virtually eliminates noise and enhances durability.

4. Two-Piece Oil Pan

When it came to the oil pan, engineers faced a conundrum: Aluminum provides stiffening structure to an engine, but it radiates noise. Stamped steel, on the other hand, radiates less noise, but doesn’t offer the structural benefits needed for a stiff powertrain assembly. Their solution was to combine the materials to create a unique, two-piece oil pan that features a stiff aluminum upper section to support the engine’s structure – maintaining the Ecotec engine’s signature full-perimeter transmission mounting surface – and a stamped steel lower section to provide greater overall sound performance.

5. Structural Camshaft Cover

As a cast-aluminum part mounted on the very top of the engine assembly, the camshaft cover can be a significant source of noise. That’s not the case with the 2.5L, thanks to a new, structural cover design that is stiffer and mounts more rigidly to the engine. It features increased ribbing and additional attachment bolts down the center, all of which increase the cover’s stiffness to help push the engine’s sound frequency above 2,000 hertz. It also enables excellent oil sealing for valvetrain oil control passages integrated within the cover.

6. Acoustic Intake Manifold Cover

Like many engines in the segment, the 2.5L uses a composite plastic lightweight intake manifold. But plastic conducts noise, so engineers wrapped the intake with a clamshell-like isolating cover. It has a sound-absorbing “blanket” on the inside that snugs against the intake to provide isolation, plus the cover has a visually clean outer layer, which works as a noise barrier.

7. Forged Steel Crankshaft

Engineers selected a forged steel crankshaft for the 2.5L because, along with its strength and durability, it is stiffer than a conventional cast iron crankshaft. That reduces noise and vibration at mid- and high-rpm levels, enhancing the engine’s smoothness.

8. Iron Main Bearing Cap Inserts

Iron inserts are cast into the 2.5L’s aluminum cylinder block bedplate, enhancing the structure at the main bearings, for greater smoothness and quietness. The bedplate provides stiffness to the bottom of the cylinder block and incorporates the main bearing caps – components used to secure the crankshaft within the block. The iron insert material ensures close main bearing tolerances over a wide range of engine operating temperatures, for quieter engine lower-end noise.

9. Isolated Fuel Rail

Although not new to the 2.5L, its isolated fuel rail nonetheless helps achieve overall quietness. Like the Ecotec 2.4L and Ecotec 2.0L turbo, the 2.5L features direct injection, which employs a very-high pressure fuel system, including an engine-mounted fuel pump and complementing fuel injectors that “fire” with very high pressures directly into the combustion chambers. This can be a source of noise. The fuel rail is a tube-like component that supplies gasoline to the injectors. To reduce the noise associated with this efficiency-enhancing system, the injectors are suspended and the fuel rail is attached to the cylinder head with rubber-isolated, compression-limiting mounting provisions.

10. Structural Front Cover

Similar to the structural camshaft cover described above, the 2.5L’s front cover, which covers both the camshaft drive system and balancer drive systems, was designed with extra ribbing and secured with extra fasteners – including a new row of attachments down the middle of the cover. Like the camshaft cover, the result is a stiffer, more rigid, quieter cover that contributes to lower engine noise.

The new Malibu will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. It is available in LS, LT, ECO and LTZ models in North America. Malibu will be built in multiple locations around the globe, including the Fairfax, Kan., and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants in the United States. Pricing will be announced later this year.





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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Monday, September 19, 2011 8:43 PM
Looks like the nissan 2.5 they had in the altima.






Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:50 AM
very interesting




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 9:23 AM
Update from GM... .

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Priced Under $26,000
Hybrid-like fuel efficiency for a non-hybrid-like price

DETROIT – The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco midsize sedan will start at $25,995 when it arrives in dealerships in the first quarter next year, reinforcing the value proposition of the midsize segment’s longest-running nameplate.

The suggested retail price includes a $760 destination charge but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

The 2013 Malibu Eco is Chevrolet’s most fuel-efficient Malibu ever. It is the first Chevrolet to feature General Motors’ eAssist battery electric/gas propulsion system, which uses a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and an electric motor-generator to enable regenerative braking, electric assist and start-stop functionality. That helps deliver a GM-estimated 26 mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway.

Malibu Eco’s highway efficiency is comparable the segment’s popular full hybrids and diesels, but delivered at a lower price:
■2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid – $29,395 / 36 mpg
■2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE Diesel (with automatic) – $27,895 / 40 mpg
■2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid – $26,660 / 39 mpg
■2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – $26,545 / 40 mpg

Malibu Eco is part of the all-new, 2013 Malibu lineup – Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan – designed to give customers more style, fuel efficiency, content and features, along with the craftsmanship and dynamic capabilities rivaling high-end sedans. It has a more powerful engine – 182 hp / 134 kW – than the Fusion (156 hp / 116 kW), Camry (178 hp / 132 kW) or Passat (140 hp / 104 kW).

Product highlights for North American models include:
■Expressive exterior designed to stand out, with a wide, athletic stance
■Aerodynamically optimized exterior, including underbody aero enhancements and electronically controlled shutters in the lower grille that close at higher speeds to push more air over and around the vehicle
■All-new, Chevrolet-signature dual-cockpit interior that is more spacious, features premium materials and is engineered to be the quietest in the midsize segment
■First Chevrolet car to offer new Chevrolet MyLink connectivity, which integrates online services such as Pandora® Internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio®
■European-influenced ride and handling traits
■More safety features and technologies, including eight standard air bags, ultra-high-strength steel and rearview camera system.

Additional fuel-saving features include:
■Eco-specific lightweight components and systems, including an aluminum hood, aluminum rear bumper beam, low-mass carpet and dash mat and more, which save approximately 130 pounds (58 kg) over a comparably equipped non-ECO model
■An Eco gauge in the cluster that continuously responds to driving behavior, encouraging fuel-efficient driving. An Auto Stop Indicator on the tachometer informs the driver when the engine is in start-stop mode
■Seventeen-inch low-rolling-resistance all-season Goodyear tires
■The eAssist system mated to a fuel-efficient 2.4L Ecotec direct-injection four-cylinder engine and next-generation six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L engine, a variant of the same engine that was recognized as one of Ward's Ten Best Engines in 2010, is lightweight and features dual-overhead cams, direct injection, continuously variable intake and exhaust timing and electronic throttle control. It also has a lightweight aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head.

A five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, as well as a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty is standard on the Malibu Eco. Certain eAssist components are covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty, including the electric motor generator, three-phase electric power cables and high-voltage lithium-ion battery.

The Malibu Eco is offered with cloth or leather seats in eight exterior and three interior color choices. It is well-equipped in standard form and available with four equipment packages: Package 1 – Power Convenience; Package 2 – Premium Audio; Package 3 – Leather; and Package 4 – Navigation.

Standard powertrain and chassis content:
■Ecotec 2.4L direct injection with continuously variable valve timing and eAssist technology, rated at 182 horsepower (135 kW)
■Six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control
■2.64:1 axle ratio
■Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS
■Regenerative braking
■Grade braking control
■Panic brake assist
■Electronic park brake with push button
■StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
■Electric power steering (rack-mounted)
■MacPherson strut front suspension
■Four-link rear suspension
■Seventeen-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels
■P225/55R17 all-season low-rolling-resistance Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires

Standard exterior content:
■Active front lower grille aero shutters and aerodynamic underbody panels
■Projector-beam headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control
■Heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors (body color)
■Fin-type combined OnStar/SiriusXM Satellite Radio antenna (body color)
■Acoustic-laminated, solar-absorbing glass
■Intermittent windshield wipers with structureless blades

Standard interior content:
■Chevrolet MyLink
■Six-inch-deep illuminated (when headlamps are on) hidden storage behind articulating touch screen radio face
■Air conditioning – dual zone automatic climate control with odor filter
■Audio system: AM/FM stereo with CD with MP3 playback and auxiliary input jack
■Seven-inch-diagonal color touch screen for the audio system
■USB port for the audio system
■SiriusXM Satellite Radio
■Six-speaker sound system
■Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
■Cruise control
■Remote keyless entry
■Power windows with express down feature
■Power door and window locks
■Driver information center
■Tilt and telescopic steering column
■Steering wheel audio and cruise controls
■Ice blue ambient lighting
■Driver’s footrest
■Overhead console
■Compass display
■Two auxiliary power outlets
■Rear center armrest with storage

Standard safety content:
■OnStar with six months of Directions and Connections plan, including Automatic Crash Response, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, and more.
■Dual-stage frontal air bags
■Driver and front passenger thorax side-impact air bags
■Driver and front passenger knee air bags
■Head curtain side-impact air bags (front and rear outboard seating positions)
■Safety belt pretensioners
■Tire pressure monitoring system

Package 1 – Power Convenience includes all standard equipment plus:
■Eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control
■Rearview backup camera system
■Remote start
■Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
■Universal garage door opener

Package 2 – Premium Audio includes all content in Package 1 plus:
■Pioneer nine-speaker audio system with high-output amplifier
■Fog lamps
■Leather-wrapped shifter knob and steering wheel

Package 3 – Leather includes all content in Package 2 plus:
■Leather-trimmed seating
■Eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar control
■Heated front seats

Package 4 – Navigation includes all content in Package 3 plus:
■Navigation system
■Memory seats and mirrors
■Auto-up driver’s window

A power-operated sunroof is available on Packages 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Exterior Color Choices:
■Silver Ice Metallic
■Black Granite Metallic
■Summit White
■Crystal Red Tintcoat
■White Diamond Tricoat
■Taupe Gray Metallic
■Steel Blue Metallic (late availability)
■Champagne Silver Metallic (late availability)

Interior Color/Trim Choices:
■Jet Black

■Jet Black/Titanium
■Cocoa/Light Neutral

The Eco is the first trim level of an all-new Malibu lineup to launch in the United States. Other Malibu trim levels including LS, LT and LTZ are scheduled to begin production next summer in Fairfax, Kan. and Detroit-Hamtramck. The 2013 Malibu will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents and will serve as a flagship Chevrolet midsize in many parts of the world. The Malibu is built in multiple locations including the United States, China and Korea.




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:38 PM
front looks ok. not much diffrent. but the back is ugly has hell. my opinion




Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:49 PM
birdboy wrote:

front looks ok. not much diffrent. but the back is ugly has hell. my opinion




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:24 PM
Update from GM

Power-Dense Powertrains Drive Malibu’s Global Rollout
Chevrolet midsize style and performance introduced to more than 70 countries this year


DETROIT – The all-new Ecotec 2.5L debuting on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan this summer is one of the most-powerful naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines in the midsize segment, topping the output from the new Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry. It will be joined this fall by a new Ecotec 2.0L turbo engine, delivering more horsepower than any previous V-6 offered in a Malibu.

Malibu’s Ecotec 2.5L delivers an SAE-certified 197 horsepower (147 kW) and 191 lb.-ft. of torque (259 Nm) – the most torque of any naturally aspirated four-cylinder in the segment. And when compared with the competition, it delivers 19 more horsepower (14 kW) and 21 more lb.-ft. of torque (28 Nm) than the 2012 Toyota Camry LE’s 2.5L I4 engine, and 27 more horsepower (20 kW) and 21 more lb.-ft. (28 Nm) than the 2013 Ford Fusion’s 2.5L four-cylinder.

The Ecotec 2.0L turbo is SAE-certified at 259 horsepower (193 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm). Its peak torque is sustained from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm – a broad range that provides an immediate feeling of power in all driving conditions and helps produce 0-60 performance in 6.3 seconds.

The new engines feature direct injection for increased fuel efficiency and higher power, and help drive Malibu’s performance around the world. Both will be offered in the United States, Canada, Israel and other markets, while rounding out a diverse North American powertrain lineup that also includes the segment-exclusive, fuel-saving eAssist™ technology in the Malibu Eco. It combines start-stop technology with regenerative braking and a lightweight lithium-ion battery to provide an electric boost in certain conditions, delivering a GM-estimated 25 mpg in the city 37 mpg on the highway. That’s better fuel economy than any non-hybrid midsize sedan currently available.

“The 2013 Malibu is the latest entry in Chevrolet’s growing global car portfolio, which has seen almost an entirely revamped lineup in the last 15 months,” said Chris Perry, global Chevrolet marketing vice president. “We sold 4.76 million Chevys worldwide in 2011 – one every 6.5 seconds – and the new Malibu will help us grow the brand globally even more this year, where it will be introduced for the first time in many markets.”

The 2013 Malibu is Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan and will eventually be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. It is already on sale in South Korea and China, with sales to begin this year in more than 70 additional countries, including Canada, throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa and other Asia-Pacific markets.

In the United States, current generation Malibu sales are up 4.4 percent for the first two months of the year, building on 2011’s near-record U.S. sales of nearly 205,000.

The new Malibu was designed to be the most finely tuned Chevrolet midsize sedan ever and is built on an award-winning global architecture that helps deliver a more confident, responsive and connected driving experience. The body structure is 20-percent stiffer for a greater feeling of solidity, quietness and quality.

Inside, the 2013 Malibu delivers:
■1.5 inches (38 mm) more front shoulder room
■3.5 inches (89 mm) more rear shoulder room
■2.7 inches (68 mm) more front hip room
■2.8 inches (71 mm) more rear hip room
■More than 1 cubic foot (28 liters) more trunk space
■Nearly 4 cubic feet (113 liters) of additional EPA interior volume.

Malibu’s driving experience is also enhanced with Chevrolet MyLink, an all-new in-car infotainment package that gives customers a higher level of wireless connectivity and customized infotainment options while building on the safety and security of OnStar. MyLink is safe and easy to use. It adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smartphones, building on the voice-activated Bluetooth hands-free calling capability already offered in most Chevy vehicles. MyLink is standard in LT, LTZ and Eco Malibu models, along with a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color touch screen display that makes media selection easy to navigate. The radio face also swivels up to reveal a hidden and illuminated storage area.

The Chevrolet Malibu Eco is on sale now and priced less than a full hybrid vehicle, with a suggested retail price of $25,995, including a $760 destination charge. Additional models go on sale this summer, followed by the Malibu Turbo this fall.

Malibu at a glance
■Introduced in 1964
■Longest-running nameplate in the midsize segment
■More than 8.5 million built
■Current model has received more than 40 industry awards since 2008, including “North American Car of the Year,” and three consecutive years as a Consumers Digest “Best Buy”
■2011 sales of 204,808 were the highest since 2000
■2013 Malibu to be built in four global locations, including two U.S. sites, and sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents
■2013 Malibu is Chevrolet’s first-ever midsize entry in many global markets
■Malibu Eco is on sale now with an EPA estimated 25 mpg city/37 mpg highway – the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid in the segment.




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:42 PM
Wow! 200 hp Na car... where is pj? LMAO
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, March 08, 2012 7:26 PM
The torque is impressive, the HP is acceptable, but not class leading as it has been beat by others using 2.4L.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Friday, March 09, 2012 1:59 PM
lol the numbers are definitely impressive, however... the car will no doubtidly weigh 3500 pounds so it'll still be a pooch.

throw that engine in the cruze or even sonic and have some fun though...



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:49 PM
Our lot is loaded with these cars. We have probably 15 2013 Malibu's. We still have a decent inventory of 2012's and even a handful of 2011's. Why release the 2013 in February . . .
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, March 15, 2012 1:06 PM
Exodus 259 wrote:

Our lot is loaded with these cars. We have probably 15 2013 Malibu's. We still have a decent inventory of 2012's and even a handful of 2011's. Why release the 2013 in February . . .

Because GM's stocks are in a freefall. And as it sits they won't be able to re-pay the remainder of the taxpayers bailout. They have to hustle and get that money and continuously generate buzz and sales.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:19 AM
Just saw one in person yesterday, couldnt be more disappointed. In every pic it seems like yea this is a sporty looking sedan. Its not, it looks like a car for senior citizens to replace their Crown Victorias. The interior is bland. I'd much rather have the Cruze, looks better inside and out and still has the green gutless engine modern GMs are starting to be known for.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:34 PM
i saw one at the Toronto Auto Show. It looked fairly bland so I didn't actually bother to look at it.



Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:14 PM
Jookycola wrote:

Exodus 259 wrote:

Our lot is loaded with these cars. We have probably 15 2013 Malibu's. We still have a decent inventory of 2012's and even a handful of 2011's. Why release the 2013 in February . . .

Because GM's stocks are in a freefall. And as it sits they won't be able to re-pay the remainder of the taxpayers bailout. They have to hustle and get that money and continuously generate buzz and sales.


You'd figure they would want to sell it for a good price to fix their situation. The 2013 Malibu's are $30K. For a Malibu, lol
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:14 AM
i saw one recently... looks nice until you get to the rear end and dear GOD is it hideous.... those tail lights are beyond wrong for the car.



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