Chevrolet Malibu

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Chevrolet Malibu of the eighth generation was launched at in April 2011 at the Shanghai Auto Show. In December that year Shanghai-GM started volume production of the midsize sedan at its Jinqiao plant in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Deliveries started on February 15, 2012. Initially two engines were employed, a 113kW 2.0 liter and 137 2.4 liter. A "Super Boost" 1.6 liter was offered about half a year later. As of early 2014, the Malibu has been sold alongside, rather than replace, the Chevrolet Epica on the new car market in China.

The Malibu is a group of China-made cars born on GM’s Epsilon II platform, including Cadillac XTS, Buick Regal and LaCrosse, and SAIC Roewe 950. At Shanghai-GM’s Jinqiao plant, it was manufactured on the same production line as Cadillac XTS and Buicke Excelle (although the last-mentioned does not come for the Epsilon II platform).

In 2013, the flagship of Chevrolet sedan line in China posted sales of 10,0141 units. To promote it Shanghai-GM has enlisted the Hong Kong movie star Tony Leung. In 2014, 125,547 units were sold.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu, produced by SAIC-GM 2.0L SL AT 1.6T SL AT 2.0L SE AT 2.4L SE AT 1.6T SX AT 2.4L SX AT
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 164,900 174,900 179,900 189,900 189,900 199,900
Date of Market Launch
October 20, 2015
Powertrain
Engine 2.0L (1998cc) petrol ECOTEC
2.0L (1998cc) petrol ECOTEC
Turbo 1.6L (1598cc) petrol
2.0L (1998cc) petrol ECOTEC
SIDI 2.4L (2384cc) petrol
Turbo 1.6L (1598cc) petrol
SIDI 2.4L (2384cc) petrol
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
113/6200
135/5800
113/6200
137/6200
135/5800
137/6200
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
190/4600
235/2200 -5600
190/4600
240/4800
235/2200 -5600
240/4800
Transmission
6AT
Suspension Front
MacPherson struts
Suspension Rear
Multi-link
Drivetrain
Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented disc/vented disc
Top Speed (km/h)
197
205
197
210
205
210
0-100km/h Time (seconds)
11.7
9.8
11.7
9.5
9.8
9.5
Steering
Speed-sensing EPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
8.2
8.3
8.2
8.3
8.3
8.3
Tank Capacity (L)
74
Emission Level
Euro V
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
4855
Overall Width (mm)
1854
Overall Height (mm)
1477
Wheelbase (mm)
2737
Track (front/rear, mm)
1585/1587
Ground Clearance (mm)
118
Curb Weight (kg)
1565
1580
1565
1590
1580
1590
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Volume (L)
544
Exterior
Tires
225/55R17 97V
Alloy Wheels S S S S S S
Auto-leveling HID Headlights with Washers N N S S S S
Power-folding Exterior Mirrors N N S S S S
Automatic Headlights S S S S S S
Front Fog Lamps S S S S S S
Power and Heated Exterior Mirrors S S S S S S
Chrome Dual Tail Pipes S S S S S S
50th Anniversary Package O O O O O O
Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers N N N N N S
Power Sunroof S S S S S S
Interior  
One-touch Engine Start N N N N N S
Cruise Control N N S S S S
Power Windows S S S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S S S
Steering Wheel Multi Controls N N S S S S
Blue Ambient Lighting N N S S S S
Leather Steering Wheel N N S S S S
Driver’s Information Center S S S S S S
Leather Seats N N S S S S
Perforated Leather Seats N N N N S S
Driver’s Power Seat and Lumbar Support N N S S S S
Co-Driver’s Power Seat and Lumbar Support N N N N N S
Heated Front Seats N N N N N S
Electronic Anti-glare Inside Rearview Mirror N N N N N S
Number of Speakers 6 6 6 6 9 9
JBL Audio System N N N N S S
Radio/CD Player/MP3, USB, AUX S S S S S S
DVD Player, GPS, Voice Control N N N N S S
Color Radio with Touch Screen N N S S S S
OnStar Telematics with Blue-tooth Connectivity N N S S S S
Air Conditioner S S S S S S
Dual-zone Climate Control N N N N N S
Auto Air Conditioner, AQS N N S S S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags, Dual Front Side Airbags S S S S S S
ABS/EBD, BOS, EPB S S S S S S
ESC, TCS N S S S S S
Side Curtain Airbags N N N N N S
Front-row Active Head Restraints N N N N N S
TPMS, BLIS N N N N N S
Child-proof Door Locks S S S S S S
Rearview Camera N N N N N S
Electronic Anti-theft System S S S S S S
Remote Key S S S S S S
Back-up Radar S S S S S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available

For pictures and specifications of 2012 Chevy Malibu from SAIC-GM, please click here.