GM Holden has announced a fleet of Malibu test vehicles have arrived in Australia to perform local evaluation testing ahead of the vehicle's launch in 2013.

GM Holden has announced a fleet of Malibu test vehicles have arrived in Australia to perform local evaluation testing ahead of the vehicle's launch in 2013. Also released are first images of right-hand drive Malibu wearing Holden badges.

The mid-size sedan is being tested to validate the tuning of the vehicle's driving dynamics as per the tastes and driving styles of local customers. Transmission calibrations for the local and global market are also being carried out.

Testing will be conducted over the following months at Holden's proving ground in Lang Lang as well as Victorian public roads.

"Our engineers have paid close attention to the vehicle's driving dynamics, ride and handling, suspension and comfort so Malibu will be sure to meet the discerning needs of drivers in this competitive segment," said Holden Director of Integration and Safety, Ian Butler.

"This is a fantastic global car but of course we want to make sure that it goes on sale with plenty of Holden input to ensure it suits Australia's unique and varied road conditions."

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