Chevy Milestone: 10 Million Models of the Malibu Made

Chevrolet began way back in 1911 when Louis Chevrolet partnered with William Durant, founder of General Motors. Right out of the gate, if you saw a Chevy nameplate on a vehicle, you knew that vehicle was guaranteed to be reliable, safe, and economical.

Those values are still alive today as Chevrolet passes a major milestone. The automaker has produced 10 million models of the Malibu.

10 million models of the Malibu

When it was first introduced in 1964, the Chevrolet Malibu was maverick in many ways. The car single-handedly created the mid-size segment. At that time, you could pick up a performance model, the Malibu SS. Chevy sold 370,000 Malibus in 1964.

The Malibu remains groundbreaking to this day. The 2016 model is both longer and almost 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Not only does it feature greater interior space but it also achieves superb fuel economy at 37 mpg on the highway. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is also available with a hybrid powertrain. In that configuration, fuel economy numbers skyrocket to 47 mpg combined.

According to Alan Batey, president, global Chevrolet, the Malibu “is a car that has resonated with customers for more than half a century.”

 

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