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30,000th Chevrolet Malibu Delivered in Korea

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30,000th Chevrolet Malibu delivered in Korea

Sales of the all-new Chevrolet Malibu have surpassed 30,000 units in Korea, with the ceremonial 30,000th Malibu being delivered to its owner at the Bupyeong Chevrolet dealership in Incheon last month. The last time that sales of General Motors’ midsize sedans in Korea surpassed 30,000 units was 2006.

The ceremonial handoff was attended by GM Korea executives like Dale Sullivan, vice president of Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing, seen in the photo above striking the pose that best suggests that he is a lighthearted human being and not some kind of robot man.

“We deeply appreciate our customers’ continued support for and interest in the Malibu,” said Sullivan. “We are pleased to be able to provide more customers with the opportunity to experience the Malibu’s superior value while rewarding them with outstanding quality.”

Deliveries of the new Chevrolet Malibu got underway in June. The Malibu is offered with either a 1.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine. The decision not to offer the new Malibu with a diesel powertrain is predicated on the increasing popularity of gasoline engines for midsize sedans—approximately three out of every five midsize sedans sold in Korea through September were equipped with gasoline engines, and GM anticipates that diesel engine popularity will only continue to decrease.

The new Malibu is built on next-gen midsize sedan architecture that features 73% high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel provided by POSCO. Chevrolet recently launched an enhanced package that includes heated rear seats and BringGo navigation and a Perfect Black Edition with unique styling.