Holden Malibu to go on sale in 2013 image

Holden has recently announced its plans to launch the Malibu in Australia next year, with the sedan being very similar to the Chevrolet model.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Holden Malibu will go on sale in Australia next year and the model can be distinguished from its Chevy brother by the revised grille or the unique suspension, which has been specially developed for the local auto market. The Holden Malibu will also get some interesting features like the Holden MyLink infotainment system, the rear park assist, the electronic stability control or the passive entry.

Under the hood, the 2013 Holden Malibu will get a choice of two engines, a 2.4 liter four-cylinder petrol, which will be offered for the entry-level version, and the 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesel, available as an option. Performance figures or specifications haven’t been announced yet but the two engines are expected to be very similar to the ones offered in Europe, with the petrol generating 167 HP and 225 Nm of torque (166 lb-ft), while the 2.0 liter diesel producing 160 HP and 350 Nm (250 lb-ft). Both engines will get a six-speed automatic transmission. More details on the Holden Malibu will be announced soon.