On April, 18 the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was unveiled by General Motors simultaneously in China and the United States. Under the plans of the Chevrolet management the vehicle will be sold in nearly 100 markets on six continents. Both the United States and China are among these markets. The current Malibu has left an award-winning impression and changed the way people think about Chevrolet. It redefined what an American midsize car could be, said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. This all-new Malibu delivers on the intangibles of todays Malibu but gives customers even more: more style, fuel efficiency, content and features, craftsmanship, and dynamic capabilities rivaling high-end sedans. The vehicle exterior features projector HID headlights, new Camaro-inspired LED tail lights, dual-port grille. The customers are offered to choose among 17-, 18-, 19- inch wheels. The Malibu is powered by SAE-certified 2.5L four-cylinder engine mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission. The on-board technologies include MyLink connectivity system, designed to provide seamless connection for smartphones. This Chevrolet system is a strong rival to AppLink, introduced by Ford, and Entune system, recently unveiled by Toyota.
The 2013 Chevy Malibu lineup includes traditional LS, LT, LTZ trims and the Eco model. The U.S. audience welcomed the 2013 Malibu Eco on the 20th of April at the 2011 New York Auto Show. According to General Motors information the Eco-friendly car uses the eAssist Fuel-Saving Technology, introduced by GM on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse in the beginning of 2011. The car will be offered with a 2.4-liter Ecotec engine. The Chevy Malibu Eco shares its transmission with the 2013 Chevy Malibu. The Eco model will deliver 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The Green Malibu price has not been officially released yet, but it is expected that it will be nearly the same as for the Camry Hybrid and Sonata Hybrid. The price of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is about $26,600, while the 2011 Toyota Camry starts at $27,400. The Malibu Eco model was already named the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan ever manufactured by Chevrolet.