The completely redesigned rear-seat area provides vastly improved roominess compared to the previous-generation Malibu, resulting in 33 mm more legroom and better knee clearance. The tunnel in the center has been lowered to create a flatter floor that allows passengers to stretch their legs.
Extensively applied soft-touch components and wooden deco elements exude a high level of quality, complementing the ambient lighting running through the IP and storage pocket, for a premium atmosphere.
Turbocharged Performance Born Again: Chevrolet Introduces All-New Malibu
– Most efficient Malibu yet is largest and lightest model in its segment
– Represents a complete transformation – from design to technology
– Redefines midsize sedan segment with aggressive pricing starting at 39,000 USD
YANGON, MYANMAR – Chevrolet today introduced the all-new 2017 Malibu – a completely restyled midsize sedan that is larger yet lighter than its predecessor, with greater efficiency and more advanced safety features than ever.
Built on an entirely new architecture, the all-new Malibu is 60 mm longer and has a wheelbase that is 93 mm longer than the previous model. That makes it the most spacious and longest sedan in its segment.
Through the extensive application of high-strength steel and advanced weight reduction technologies, the all-new Malibu shed 130 kg of mass. This supports its best-in-segment fuel economy and exhilarating ride performance.
The all-new Malibu is available with a highly competitive starting retail price of 39,000 USD.
“The Malibu is all new from the ground up – including its architecture, design, powertrains, chassis and safety systems – to far exceed the expectations of midsize sedan buyers,” said U Zaw Moe Khine, CEO of Pacific Alpine Myanmar Ltd. “It will change the market trend with its incomparable value and aggressive pricing.”
The exterior of the all-new Malibu has sleek and sporty proportions with uniquely sculpted surfaces, advancing Chevrolet’s signature design. It incorporates slim, sweeping headlamps and offers a progressive take on the brand’s distinct dual-port grille. Three body-side character lines add drama to the design and distinguish it as a contemporary Chevrolet.
The standard integrated spoiler with aero-shaped LED taillamps in the rear deck lid allows air to separate cleanly at the rear of the car. An underbody aero panel supports airflow beneath the vehicle.
The all-new Malibu makes a contemporary visual statement through LED daytime running lamps and a center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) with an extra-long LED line, while providing functionality.
“The all-new Malibu has an assertive stance with dramatic, low and sleek proportions, uniquely sculpted surfaces and contemporary technologies, creating a new paradigm for car design,” said Dr Saw Nay Nwe, Executive Director of Pacific Alpine Myanmar. “It advances Chevrolet’s global design language and will captivate consumers across Myanmar.”
The longer wheelbase allows a more open execution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-cockpit interior while improving knee clearance in the front and providing additional space in back. Every styling detail – including the steering wheel, the cluster and even the buttons – is completely new, indicating the next design direction for Chevrolet.
The IP panel’s down-and-away design and lower cowl allow more space up front and ensure greater visibility with the infotainment system naturally delineated into it. The separated center console creates more room for the driver and front-seat passenger’s legs and knees.
Beneath the all-new Malibu’s athletic-looking skin is a stronger, lighter body structure that contributes to its efficiency and driving dynamics. The greater application of high-strength steel enabled the use of thinner components in the body structure.
The all-new Malibu is being offered with 2.0-liter direct injection engine were carefully engineered to serve a specific vision. The 2.0-liter turbo engine produces 253 bhp of power and 36.0 kg.m of maximum torque. It is paired with a proven Gen3 6-speed automatic transmission with enhanced shift quality and an enhanced clutch system for maximum driving pleasure. It is matched with an electronically controlled transmission that has a wider spread and a closer ratio between the gears, making the Malibu the most powerful and responsive sedan in its class.
The all-new Malibu features a MacPherson strut front suspension design that delivers a greater measure of control with rebound spring, and a proven four-link suspension design to offer segment-best ride and handling through individually tuned bushings on each link.
Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and standard disc brakes with Duralife™ brake rotors along with four-channel ABS offer straighter, more controlled braking in all conditions as well as an improved feeling of firmness and smoothness.
Cutting-Edge Safety Systems
The all-new Malibu was developed with a safety cage. It strategically uses in the body structure an extensive amount of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel supplied by POSCO. Eight standard air bags deploy in the event of a crash to protect occupants.
It adds industry-leading new active safety technologies that offer 360 degrees of safety through safety sensors (cameras, short- and long-range radar, and ultrasonic sensors) to prevent crashes or reduce their severity.
Available active safety features include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Imminent Braking
- Advanced Park Assist (semi-auto parking)
- City Braking
- New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
- New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Front Pedestrian Alert that uses a forward-looking camera to help avoid or reduce the harm caused by crashes with pedestrians in front of the vehicle
- Intellibeam, which automatically switches the headlamps to high beam for better road illumination and improved visibility
- Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Front/Rear Park Assist
- Front/Rear Seat Belt Reminder
Premium Comfort and High-End Standard Features
The all-new Malibu is packed with premium convenience amenities for an extra-pleasant driving experience. They include ventilated seats, a leather steering wheel and the Premium sound system with nine speakers and an amplifier. Other high-end standard features on all trim levels include an Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), keyless entry and push-button start.
Occupants will also enjoy the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility and an 8-inch touch screen, and onboard navigation with an easy-to-use capacitive touch screen. The mobile connectivity experience is enhanced with an available wireless smartphone charger in the console that frees customers from carrying charging devices. It also offers up to four USB ports (2.1A) for extra devices.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
About Chevrolet Myanmar (Pacific Alpine Pte. Ltd.)
Chevrolet Myanmar, under Pacific Alpine Pte. Ltd., was established in April 2013. Pacific Alpine is a joint-venture between Alpine Group Singapore and AA Medical Group Myanmar. Alpine Motors (a part of Alpine Group) is currently Chevrolet’s importer-distributor in Singapore, while AA Medical Group is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceutical products and petro-chemical lubricants in Myanmar. Pacific Alpine is the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet vehicles in Myanmar. The product portfolio includes Sail, Cruze, Malibu, Captiva, Trailblazer, Suburban and the Colorado. Pacific Alpine is committed to offering the best cars and trucks to its customers in terms of quality, performance and fuel economy. The company is equally committed to ensuring second-to-none aftersales service for its customers.
For more information please visit www.chevrolet.com.mm or follow Chevrolet Myanmar on Facebook and Instagram.
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