The Chevrolet Malibu is celebrating a major milestone these days after selling 10 million units since the launch of the first generation in 1964.
“The Chevy Malibu joins an exclusive club of vehicles that have achieved this extraordinary milestone and we acknowledge it today by honoring the common thread linking every one produced: The customer,” said Alan Batey, president, global Chevrolet. “Some people are buying their very first Malibu today and others may have driven a Malibu from a different generation as their first car. It is a car that has resonated with customers for more than half a century.”
The Malibu is currently sold in more than 25 markets around the world, although the U.S., China and Korea account for over 90% of global sales. The fully redesigned, ninth-generation model is the most fuel-efficient and technologically advanced ever. One notable feature is the Teen Driver system which encourages safe driving habits for teens.
For 2016, the Malibu offers more interior room thanks to a 100mm longer wheelbase, and better handling courtesy of a 136kg (300lb) weight reduction. There’s even a hybrid variant that uses technology derived from the Chevrolet Volt. Look for Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability, as well.
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will arrive in showrooms next spring at a price that has yet to be determined.