Being officially presented during this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Chevrolet has finally decided to bring its Malibu model to Europe, after announcing that the sedan will be made in South Korea too, which probably means that the Old Continent will get the vehicles assembled in Asia, just like the Chevy Aveo or the little Spark.
According to the American based automotive giant General Motors, the European Malibu will be available with two engine choices, a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder diesel engine, which is delivering 164 horsepower, and a 2.4 liter petrol unit, generating 169 horsepower.
The eight generation of the Chevrolet Malibu is expected to hit the European showrooms starting from the first half of 2012, but its prices, features or performance haven’t been announced yet.
The Malibu was originally introduced back in 1964 and it was sold in over 8.5 million units. The seventh generation of the midsize sedan was born in 2007 and it was one of the most awarded models of the automaker. The seventh generation of the Malibu was sold in 200.000 units in US only and it is the only model in its class to be awarded with the Best Buy of Consumers Digest Automotive for three years in a row.