Chevrolet Malibu starts production in South Korea image

The American based automotive giant General Motors has just announced that the most important midsize sedan in Chevrolet’s lineup, the new Malibu, will start production in South Korea, and will be sold in 100 markets around the world.

General Motors has moved pretty quickly because the first Chevrolet Malibu has just rolled off the South Korean production line and you can see it in the image above. South Korea will be the first new market to get the Malibu and what will be the most interesting thing is seeing how did the vehicle change compared to the US version.

“The new Malibu is our most important product introduction of the year. It will play a significant role in enabling us to attain our goals in the domestic market while ensuring that GM Korea becomes an important part of Chevrolet’s success in its second century”, said the GM Korea president and CEO, Mike Arcamone.

This announcement of the Malibu being made in South Korea comes just after General Motors said that a coupe version of the midsize sedan won’t hit the production line, even if the company’s president of global design Ed Welburn showed journalists a rendering of a two-door version of the vehicle.

The Chevrolet Malibu has been originally been made as a trim-level of the Chevelle, being offered with rear-wheel drive, but in 1997 General Motors has revived the vehicle and made it a front-wheel drive car.