Korea is the first country to produce and sell 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

General Motors today launched the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu in the Korean market, where it will begin production this month and go on sale starting Nov. 1.

“Korea is the first country to produce and sell the all-new Malibu,” said GM Korea President and CEO Mike Arcamone. “With expressive styling, a comfortable cabin, outstanding ride and handling, and top-notch safety, it will exceed the expectations of consumers.”

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More than 8.5 million Malibus have been produced in the United States since its debut in 1964 – so it’s a bit strange to us that the fist market to produce and sell the new 2013 Malibu is Korea. Oh, well.

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.

– By: Omar Rana