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2Chevy Adds Text-To-Voice And Stop-Start To Malibu

Fast changes to the Malibu are trying to make the sedan more competitive

Chevy has added text-to-voice capability to the 2014 Chevy Malibu as the General Motors division tries to improve the overall profile of the mid-sized sedan in the middle of its product cycle.

5Rumormill: GM to follow Hyundai with four-cylinder-only mid-size cars

Hyundai made some news last fall when it launched the all-new 2011 Sonata with a four-cylinder-only engine lineup. It now looks like General Motors might be following suit for its mid-sizers. By leaving out larger V6 engines as a possibility, Hyundai was able to design a lighter structure while still meeting new safety requirements and maintaining passenger volume. GM has already opted for four-cylinder engines in the new Buick Regal even though it didn't get any structural weight advantage sinc

742012 Chevrolet Malibu design completely revealed in patent filings?

2010 Chevrolet Malibu patent drawings – Click above for high-res image gallery

44REPORT: GM to speed up development of vehicles delayed by bankruptcy

Prior to declaring bankruptcy, General Motors began delaying new products in an effort to conserve cash. The news was disappointing to enthusiasts and brand loyalists, but with its cash piles dwindling, the General didn't have many alternatives. Post-bankruptcy, GM finds itself with $40 billion in cash and a lot less overhead, so where is the money being spent? Automotive News reports that Vice Chairman Bob Lutz confirms that many of the products that were delayed are now being accelerated, addi

AddREPORT: Chevrolet Malibu to join Volt in Detroit-Hamtramck plant

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

15REPORT: Chevrolet Malibu to join Volt in Detroit-Hamtramck plant

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddChevy Malibu Hybrid up for grabs in Times Square today

Chevy Malibu Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery

20Wagoner to visit Congress in Malibu Hybrid

Following the announcement from Ford that Alan Mulally, CEO of the Ford Motor Company, would be driving to Washington from Detroit in a Ford Escape Hybrid, General Motors has today proclaimed that Rick Wagoner will make the trek in a Malibu Hybrid. Of course, they almost have to at this point, now that both Detroit automakers have also announced that they would be ridding themselves of their fleet of private jets. Wagoner's choice of a Malibu Hybrid seems solid as well; though it may not be as a

8In the AutoblogGreen Garage: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ and Hybrid

Click the Malibu for a high res gallery

16Strike at Malibu plant averted for now, Lucerne and DTS production to resume

GM is still dancing with the UAW over contract issues, now its doing it with local plants regarding items that weren't in the national agreement. However, The General has managed to wring two more days to negotiate before workers at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, KS, walk out. The 2,600 workers of UAW Local 31 churn out 3,100 Malibus every week.

75Chevy offering up new Malibu with four-cylinder engine

When the Chevy Malibu was launched back in the fall, we were promised a four cylinder version mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and it's finally here. The newest Malibu will achieve 22 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway, which is a monumental improvement over the 17/26 fuel economy of the 3.6L V6. The four cylinder LTZ will not only save green-backs at the pump, but it'll also cost less at the dealership with a base price that is over $1,000 less than the V6 model. The lone

55UAW threatens to walk out on Chevy Malibu production

General Motors has been dealing with a lot of strikes lately. The United Auto Worker union's strike against one of its main suppliers, American Axle, has been reducing the General's inventory of trucks and SUVs for about a month now, and also threatened production of the Chevy Malibu before the automaker found more parts to keep production going. Just yesterday the UAW walked out of GM's Lansing Delta Township plant where the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn are built. The latter strike is o

12GM finds short-term solution to American Axle strike

The five week-old strike at American Axle is finally starting to wear on GM, and the General has decided to move a small but crucial parts contract over to rival supplier Dana to help get its truck plants moving again. The 30,000-unit prop shaft contract for light pickups is considered a small deal, but the fact that GM is beginning to move on shows that the strike, which began on February 26, is beginning to take its toll on the giant automaker. The move is going to anger the striking workers,

312009 Hyundai Sonata gets big bump in price

click above for more high-res images of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata

38Consumer Reports (mostly) hearts new Malibu

click above to view high-res gallery of the 2008 Chevy Malibu

31Malibu and CX-9 win North American Car/Truck of the Year

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55GM admits Malibu in short supply

The Chevrolet Malibu continues to do better than GM expected: the General moved 12,172 of the new model in December 2007, a 6.7% improvement over the same month last year. There are two factories currently building the car, and demand for the 2007 North American Car of the Year finalist is such that dealers still can't get enough of them.

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