Chevrolet Malibu History
Chevrolet has an affinity for creating legendary family sedans, and the Malibu is right up there with the best of them. Introduced in 1964, the Chevrolet Malibu has one of the most storied histories of any American vehicle and is still performing well today.
The Malibu was first introduced in 1964, but was actually just a trim level of the Chevrolet Chevelle for over a decade. It wouldn’t be until 1978 that the Malibu would become its own model. The Malibu would run as its own nameplate for only five years before going on hiatus that would last 14 years. Chevy finally reintroduced the Malibu in 1997, and it has been in constant production ever since.
The Chevrolet Malibu recently entered its eighth generation and boasts one of the freshest design schemes in the industry. Chevy has made the Malibu one of the most customizable vehicles available with up to five different available engines, including a fuel-efficient hybrid and a high-performing V6.
The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system brings smartphone integration into the Malibu in today’s models with Pandora Internet Radio and many more of drivers’ favorite apps.
Reception of the Chevy Malibu
The 2008 redesign of the Chevy Malibu can be ranked among the most successful ever, and not just in terms of sales. The Chevy Malibu was named the 2008 North American Car of the Year and the Best Redesigned Vehicle by Kelley Blue Book in 2008.