History of the Chevy Malibu

The upcoming Chevy Malibu will be the 9th generation in the model’s long legacy of being a top name in midsize sedans. The Malibu has withstood the test of time, reinventing itself again and again. In order for you to appreciate the history of the Chevy Malibu, we have highlighted some of the most popular past models below.

  • 1st Generation (1964-1967) – The very first Chevy Malibu was a huge hit among families, but eventually the supercar popularity caught up with it and the sporty Malibu SS was created.
  • 3rd Generation (1973-1977) – The third-gen Malibu brought about a new frame and new European inspired design.
  • 5th Generation (1997-2003) – After a brief hiatus from the market, the Malibu came back in 1997 stronger than ever. It was reborn and offered two new engine options as well as front wheel drive. It was also named Motor Trend Car of the Year.
  • 7th Generation (2008-2012) – The Malibu received numerous technology upgrades as well as improved efficiency and safety. It also received the 2008 North American Car of the Year at NAIAS that year.

Now in its 9th Generation, the Chevy Malibu is lighter, more stylish and more connected than ever before! It won’t be arriving at dealerships until next spring, but if you want more information just visit us at Bill Walsh Streator.

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