Chevrolet Malibu Turbo to be launched this autumn image

General Motors has recently announced that the Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan will get a Turbo version starting with this autumn.

According to the North American based automotive giant General Motors, the Chevrolet Malibu Turbo will be launched this autumn, wearing the 2013 model year in its name. Besides a new engine, the new Chevrolet Malibu Turbo might come with a minor update on its body, but there is no official word on this yet. General Motors says that the Chevrolet Malibu Turbo will be launched in the United States, Canada and Israel, so we’re guessing that Europe will have to wait because the Old Continent doesn’t seem to be on the manufacturer’s list just yet.

“The new engines feature direct injection for increased fuel efficiency and higher power, and help drive Malibu’s performance around the world. Both engines (Malibu’s 2.5L Ecotec and the 2.0L turbo) will be offered in the United States, Canada, Israel and other markets”, as the automaker is saying in its press release.

The Chevrolet Malibu Turbo will be powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which will generate a total output of 259 horsepower and it will have a peak torque of 353 Nm (260 lb-ft), enabling the sedan to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.3 seconds. More details on the Malibu turbo will be announced close to its launch.