Next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will come with more cabin space and offer both four- and six-cylinder power plants.
GM has introduced the new global 2013 Chevy Malibu at Auto Shanghai today and have provided some more details on the upcoming model.
The next-generation Malibu will get both four-cylinder and six-cylinder power plants with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Chevrolet also says a turbocharged engine will be available in some markets.
The North American-spec four-cylinder will be a 2.5 liter direct-injection unit with around 190 bhp (142 kW / 193 PS) and 180 lb-ft (244 Nm) of torque mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic.
The new Malibu will have a shorter wheelbase than its predecessor by 114 mm (4.5 inches). But with a wider track, 1,574 mm (62 inches), front and rear, the new model will offer increased cabin space (113 liters more) than before.
Other features include the HID projector headlights, Camaro-like LED dual-element taillights and wheel options between 16- and 19-inches.
See the press release below for more details.