Chevrolet Unveils “The New Malibu” for South Korean Market
Billed as “The New Malibu,” an upgraded version of Chevrolet’s midsized sedan is coming to South Korea. This model features a new engine, fresh design touches, and a suite of available active safety technologies.
The new Korean Malibu offers a new 1.35-liter direct-injected E-Turbo engine that makes 156 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. This engine’s high-tech, lightweight design allows it to achieve a combined 33 mpg when paired with the Malibu’s efficient CVT.
The Malibu also offers two other engine options: a 1.6-liter turbodiesel that puts out 126 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.0-liter turbo that delivers 253 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
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New exterior features on the Malibu include a sleeker look, LED headlamps and taillamps, LED daytime running lights, a dual-port chrome grille, and 16- or 17-inch metallic alloy wheels. It also offers a pair of new colors: Kinder Blue and Dark Shadow.
Inside, the Malibu offers a new 8-inch instrument cluster and an 8-inch touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes with a smart key system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and dual USB ports.
The Malibu’s safety features include a best-in-class 10 standard airbags and an array of active driver-assist tools. These include Front Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Alert, and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control.
An official arrival date for the new Korean Malibu hasn’t been released yet, but it’s currently available for pre-order.