When it comes to global vehicles, Chevrolet acquires a specific place in all the segments.
The Chevrolet Malibu has easily coined the term of global cars due to its useful features.
This model was launched at Auto Shanghai in China on April 18, 2011. Apart from there, it
was also shown at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Chevrolet Malibu: Eighth Generation
This eighth generation of Malibu comes in different trim levels, such as LS 1LS, LT 1LT, the
LT 2LT, the ECO 1SB, the ECO 2SA, and the LTZ 1LZ. When it comes to infotainment
systems, it contains some of the best equipment such as a large touch-screen display using
Chevrolet's My Link, Pandora Internet Radio, USB cable, and an iPhone 4, 4S, or five
connectivity, Sirius Travel Link.
The eighth-generation Malibu contains four-cylinder engines and six-speed automatic
transmissions. There are different specifications of engines available for different
geographical regions such as the Australian market has two trim levels: the CD and the
CDX, with the 2.4 L Ecotec or 2.0 L diesel. The Middle East was equipped with the 2.4 L
Ecotec engines, 3.0 L V6 engine that provides 260 hp and 290 NM.
Apart from all the technical features, this model is also equipped with some of the best
safety features such as include dual-stage front airbags for the driver and front passenger,
Roof rail airbags with rollover protection, knee airbags, second-row head/thorax side-
impact airbags, a rearview camera system, lane departure warning system, and a forward
collision alert system.
However, there are some concerns related to the steering, reduced wheelbase, but the
smooth and quiet riding is the best thing about these models. This was among those
vehicles that provide overall features with minimal things to worry about. It was a hit for
Chevrolet and that holds the crux of this brand.