General Motors says it's rebuilding its once-strong position in mid-size cars, and the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is a big part of that effort.
GM president Troy Clarke confirms the Malibu will appear at the 2007 Detroit auto show, and promises great things for the Malibu, which recently has been a lackluster mid-size offering mainly aimed at fleets. "[The Malibu] will re-establish the tradition of giving customers more bang for their buck ... great design, high style, and appointments that you wouldn't expect for the price," he said.
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Chevrolet says the new Malibu features a dual-port grille that represents the "new face of Chevrolet." The mid-size Malibu will have a more upscale look and feature more premium materials, the company added. GM will invest $208 million in its Fairfax, Kansas assembly plant to prepare for the production of the Malibu.