GM Korea rolls out 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
It may not be the biggest market of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu but South Korea is the first country to get the new midsize sedan of Chevrolet. Recently, the first units of the 2012 Malibu rolled out of the Bupyeong factory of General Motors in Incheon.
Mike Arcamone, President and CEO of GM Korea spoke before the employees of the factory in celebrating the coming of the 2012 Malibu. He said that the Chevrolet Malibu is the most important vehicle introduction for the company this year, and that it will play a vital role in achieving their goals and will contribute on how GM Korea will play a big role for Chevrolet in the next century of the car manufacturer.
Korea’s consumers can expect the 2012 Malibu to hit showrooms by next month. Consumers can choose from variants of 4-cylinder engines running on petrol. One will be the 2.0L powerplant that can produce 141 horsepower while the other will get its power from a 2.4L engine that gives out 178 horsepower.
The European market and consumers in North America will be able to get the 2012 Malibu by spring of 2012.
Meanwhile Chevrolet confirmed that the coupe version of the new Malibu is not getting a green light for production. The idea of a coupe started as a rendering that floated around the web, and reports suggested that it can be a possibility.
The Chevrolet Malibu was introduced during the New York Auto Show. The car will be sold globally covering markets in one hundred countries.