GM has asked its Australian Holden engineering team to help fine-tune the new mid-sized 2013 Holden Malibu that will go on sale in Australia and 100 other countries late next year.
“Engineers from Holden’s Powertrain Engineering team are currently calibrating the Malibu for GM’s global markets, where it will play an important role in the Chevrolet portfolio,” GM said in a statement. “The Malibu is being calibrated at Holden’s Lang Lang Proving Ground in Victoria and is also being evaluated on public roads. It has been pictured at the coastal resort town of Phillip Island.”
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GM said that Holden’s work on the 2013 Malibu showcases the company’s global workshare strategy. The Holden team will continue to work on Malibu until the end of 2012.
Refresher: The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will go on sale in the United States in 2012 in LS, LT and LTZ trim-levels. The standard engine offering in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is a 2.5L Ecotec direct-injected 4-cylinder making more than 190-hp with a maximum torque of 180 lb-ft. The Chevrolet Malibu Eco is powered by GM’s eAssist system and is mated to a 180-hp 2.4L Ecotec direct-injection 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Chevrolet Malibu Eco estimated to get 38 mpg on the highway.
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– By: Omar Rana