Malibu (Chevrolet)

Mar 08, 2019

On March 4, SAIC GM Chevrolet launched the Malibu XL 535T mid to high end flagship sedan with a suggested retail price ranging from CNY 154,900 to CNY 174,900.
Based on GM’s world-leading mid/high-end platform, the sedan is powered by a 535T 1.3L smart direct-injection turbo engine that has an output of 121 kW and up to 240 Nm of torque mated to GM’s first CVT (continuous variable transmission). It has an NEDC fuel consumption of 5.8 L/100km and meets the State VI emission standards.
It is equipped with a MyLink+ smart connection system that supports Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife and integrates functions such as offline/online voice recognition and offline/online navigation.
For safety, the vehicle features a newly optimized solid body, 10 active safety smart devices, a BOSE theater-level 9 speaker advanced sound system, and an ANC (active noise control) system.
From an SAIC GM press release

Feb 20, 2019

General Motors has allocated production of a new 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine to its Tonawanda Powertrain plant in New York, while the Lockport plant will produce the accompanying radiator.
The 6.6-liter engine, labeled the L8T, will serve in the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2020 GMC Sierra HD.
Tooling for the engine was part of a USD 295.9 million investment in Tonawanda in 2016.
Rated at 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque, the 6.6-liter V8 engine will be paired with GM’s six-speed automatic transmission (6L90) in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive forms.
While production of GM’s Ecotec 2.5-liter and 2.0-liter engines will slow down due to cancellations of passenger cars as the Chevrolet Cruze and Impala; and Cadillac ATS, CTS, and CT6; the plant also produces the 4.3-liter V6 and 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines for the Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban; GMC Yukon/Yukon Denali; and Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade.
The plant’s 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter Ecotec engines will continue to be supplied to the Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Colorado, Equinox, and Traverse; and GMC Canyon, Acadia and Terrain.
(multiple sources and GM email on February 12, 2019)

Dec 28, 2018

On December 24, SAIC GM Chevrolet launched the Malibu XL mid-size sedan that underwent a minor facelift. Three versions are available, with suggested retail prices ranging from CNY 194,900 to CNY 219,900.
The vehicle is 4,933 mm long, 1,854 mm wide, 1,473 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,829 mm.
It is powered by a 2.0L smart variable cylinder turbo engine that has an output of 177 kW and up to 350 Nm of torque mated to a 9-speed AT. It can accelerate from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. It has a fuel consumption of 6.7 L/100km and meets the State VI emission standards.
The sedan features the next-generation MyLink+ smart connected system that integrates a number of interactive entertainment functions such as OTA (over-the-air) remote updating and personalized account settings, all of which are free for the lifetime of the vehicle. It supports Apple’s CarPlay and Baidu’s CarLife systems and offers apps including smart maps, music, and mobile FM. It also has functions such as voice recognition and off/online navigation.
For safety, the vehicle comes with 10 active intelligent safety technologies: SBZA (side blind zone alert), RCTA (rear cross traffic alert), ACC (adaptive cruise control), FCA (front collision alert), CIB (crash imminent braking), LKA (lane keep assistant), LDW (lane departure warning), PAEB (pedestrian auto emergency braking), AHBA (automatic high beams), and APA (automatic parking assistant).
From Chevrolet press release (see model details)

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