After 51 years, Chevy has an important milestone to celebrate – the production of the 10 millionth Malibu.
After 51 years, Chevy has an important milestone to celebrate – the production of the 10 millionth Malibu. Introduced back in 1964, the Malibu took its name from the famous California city and was introduced as an “intermediate” car that found many buyers, since Chevy sold more than 370,000 units in its first year.
“Some people are buying their very first Malibu today and others may have driven a Malibu from a different generation as their first car. It is a car that has resonated with customers for more than half a century,” said Alan Batey, president, global Chevrolet.
Eight generations later, the celebration of the 10 millionth Malibu comes just as Chevy is about to introduce an all-new 2016 Malibu. The all-new Malibu was unveiled earlier this year with an exterior that draws many styling cues from the larger Impala. The 2016 Malibu is now longer and lighter than its predecessor. Its wheelbase has been stretched nearly four inches, and it is nearly 300 pounds lighter than the previous model.
The 2016 Malibu is powered by a standard 1.5L turbocharged engine that gets an estimated 37 mpg on the highway, while the Malibu hybrid that uses tech from the Chevy Volt is expected to have a rating of 48 mpg city and 45 mpg on the highway.
Additional features include new Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility; and the all-new Teen Driver feature, which allows parents to view their kids’ driving statistics, such as maximum speed, warning alerts and more.