To this day, the number actually produced is unknown; estimates place this around 1,901 cars. Interiors were more lavish than lesser Chevelle 300 and 300 Deluxe models thanks to patterned cloth and vinyl upholstery all-vinyl in convertibles and station wagons , deep-twist carpeting, deluxe steering wheel and other items. The cars themselves bear Malibu badges, unlike the past generation Classic. Six air bags were also standard on the seventh generation Malibu; two dual-stage front bags, two side-impact curtain air bags protecting the heads of both front and rear passengers, and two side-impact thorax bags mounted in the front seats. Because the transmission was designed to reduce the energy required to pump transmission fluid, it contributed to fuel savings on the refreshed Malibu.
This technology also mutes the radio until the seat belts are buckled. The Cutlass was discontinued after 1999, and the Malibu was renamed the Classic in the 2004 model year. No doubt this design contributed to the number of factory air conditioning units sold with the cars, to the benefit of General Motors and Chevrolet dealers. In the United States, it is manufactured in two plants, and. Only two trim levels were offered - Malibu and Malibu Classic. The M80 option added two dark blue skunk stripes on top and a lower door stripe with the M80 identification. Main article: The first Malibu was a top-line subseries of the mid-sized from 1964 to 1972.
Chevrolet also made some minor changes to the center console to deliver a longer, ostensibly more comfortable armrest, and replaced the former covered storage area with a pair of cup holders and two cell-phone bins. In China, the eighth generation Malibu continues in production alongside the ninth generation Malibu. Note: all capacities are approximate. The European version is offered with a 2. The Epsilon-based Malibu came in two bodystyles, a standard 4-door and a 5-door Malibu Maxx hatchback the first mid-size Chevrolet hatchback since the 1989.
The 2016 Malibu comes equipped with both and Capability features. Travel Link was also included on all navigation-equipped Malibu models. The look was very reminiscent of the also recently facelifted Chevrolet Caprice. Although the sedan and wagon were phased out, the , which shared styling with the Malibu, remained in production until 1987. The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu received the highest score in its class from J.
At mid-year, the Malibu was rejoined by lower-line Chevelle models that were simply called the base Chevelle in both four-door sedans and two-door hardtops. The four-door Malibu was commonly used in fleet service, especially for law enforcement. Archived from on January 19, 2013. The L61 Ecotec was also updated for the 2007 model year with many improvements. Also available was a 3. For 1974, the Deluxe was dropped, and the Malibu became the entry-level Chevelle. Only new grilles highlighted the 1972 Malibu and other Chevelles.
. Archived from on July 29, 2010. Chevrolet produced the Cruiser as a , and it was therefore never available for purchase. You can share this information with your friends Copyright © 2012-2019,. Beginning in 1981, the downsized Malibu body style was eligible to run, but given its boxy shape, only one driver ran it in 1981 and 1982, with one victory in a rain-shortened at in 1982, the independent driver's last win. The updated Malibu featured a sleeker, yet larger design similar to its full sized Impala. It was positioned between the and.
Archived from on March 14, 2004. It is also installed with ignition once the engine is at operating temperature and the brake is applied while the vehicle is stopped. Wayne Cherry 1993 Body and chassis 4-door Related Powertrain 2. All N-body Malibus were produced at the plant after 2002 it was retooled to build the and the plant 1997 to 1999 , before moving production to. Safety features were also improved for the 2019 Malibu including Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, IntelliBeam high-beam assist headlamps and an semi-automated parking system. Crystal Windham interior: 2000 Body and chassis 4-door 5-door Related Powertrain 2. Archived from on May 14, 2009.
When a new Malibu was introduced on the Epsilon platform for 2004, the N-body Malibu was renamed Chevrolet Classic and remained in production for the 2004 and 2005 model years, being restricted to rental car companies and fleet orders. The system's settings are turned on only to registered key fobs. Injury measures Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. This was in contrast to the unusual fastback rooflines adopted by Oldsmobile and Buick divisions which would later revert a more formal pillar style. It was also shown at the in later in April. Heated Second Row Seats are added to the Premier trim. Archived from on June 21, 2007.