The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Designed for sophistication 

Fifty-one years after it was introduced as Chevrolet's first midsize car, production of the venerable Malibu sedan has crossed the 10-million mark. Chevrolet celebrated the sales achievement for the global sedan which is sold in more than 25 markets around the world.

Malibu through the years
Named after the California city famous for its beaches, the 1964 Chevrolet Malibu was the top-line model of an all-new vehicle line touted as a premium choice for families that needed space and efficiency for long commutes.

Chevrolet said the Malibu was an "intermediate" - a car positioned between the full-size series and the compact Chevy II, and representing the birth of the mainstream midsize segment. Customers found it just the right size, snapping up more than 370,000 in the first year from a lineup that also included the entry-level 300 and Chevelle models, and a range of body styles that included coupes, sedans, wagons and convertibles. The lineup also included the Malibu SS muscle car.

Sales of Chevy's upstart intermediate range topped 503,000 by 1969 - with the popular Malibu two-door sport coupe accounting for 300,000 of them.

Malibu rolled through the 1970s as one of the best-selling cars of the decade. It was retired in 1983, after its fourth generation. It returned in 1997 as a modern, front-drive sedan and was named Motor Trend Car of the Year. In the nearly 20 years since, it has continued to evolve, offering the latest in efficiency-enhancing technologies, safety features and, more recently, the connectivity features that have become increasingly important to customers

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu's sleek interior and exterior features elevate the design game to a whole new level. The vehicle's cutting-edge exterior carries DNA from its sister vehicles, the Camaro and Corvette, to bring a sporty sensibility to the family sedan segment. A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring athleticism to Malibu and give it a more aggressive appearance.

Other exterior design cues include Chevrolet's dual-port grille, projector HID headlamps, larger Chevrolet bow-tie badges front and rear, and Camaro-inspired dual-element tail lamps. The look is complemented by a range of large 16, 17 and 18-inch wheels.

The Malibu's silhouette and its bodywork exhibit a high level of aerodynamic refinement. Malibu aero engineers and designers conducted more than 400 hours of wind tunnel testing to ensure optimal fuel economy. In addition to saving fuel, the Malibu's shape, dimensions and sculpted forms reduce cabin noise, another priority for midsize car buyers.

When it comes to the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu's interior, the dual cockpit cabin design offers an inviting, spacious and comfortable environment with plenty of head, shoulder and hip room. Metallic or chrome accents and Chevrolet ice-blue ambient lighting in various locations in the cockpit add to the car's interior refinement. Noise-deadening materials have been extensively applied for a quiet, relaxed ride.

Further interior highlights include the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio that is located in the center stack. The radio is built around a seven-inch high resolution full-color touch screen and has a clean, icon-based display menu.

The new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system allows users to open phone books, personal playlists, and photo galleries from compatible smartphones. Connectivity can be provided through USB, Bluetooth and aux-in. In addition, customers can opt to purchase an integrated navigation system.

All customers of the 2016 Malibu will receive a new level of customer experience courtesy of Chevrolet Care, which ensures hassle-free service and the lowest maintenance cost. Chevrolet Care provides competitive service pricing and cost transparency; booking service with same-day delivery; quality service by certified technicians; regional 24hx7 roadside assistance; and a regional 3-year/100,000-km warranty. Chevrolet's scheduled maintenance interval is once every 10,000 km versus once every 5,000 km for most of its competitors.

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