The best selling sedan of General Motors will get a refurbishing in the form of the new Chevrolet Malibu early next year. The current version of this car was named North American Car of the year during the year of 2008. Since then it has become a major car in the sedan segment of General Motors and has been selling in large numbers all over, the sales for this car is very close to the likes of cars like Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord.
The new version will actually be the eight one in the series which has seen a number of transitions be it in terms of drive mechanism of the engine features. The car was also offered as a hybrid for a small time in 2009. For the coming version Chevrolet has emphasized on the fuel economy of the car and provides a range of four cylinder engines with six speed transmission, though no new for a V6 powertrain has been heard of.
General Motors might also provide more information about the hybrid model next month at the New York Motor Show. Possibilities include the plug in drivetrain, an “eAssist” mild-hybrid system and a battery assist technology.
General Motors wants a European style handling for the car which might just serve as a pre-requisite for the four door model. General Motors intends to make this car available in all continents and around 100 countries. Productions for this car will begin in the summer of 2011 and will take place at two of the company’s plants at Michigan and Kansas.
The Chevrolet Malibu will be premiered next month at the Shanghai Motor Show and also at Chevrolet’s Facebook page. This will be before the car’s showing at the New York Motor Show which is to take place on the month of April this year. The love premier will be broadcast over General Motors’ webcast channels for the iPhone and the iPad. The company will also entertain questions by consumers during the webcast via Twitter.