Holden Malibu

Holden's ill-fated experiment with Daewoo-built products is perfectly encapsulated with the largely unloved Malibu.

Imported from Korea with the sole intention of battling Toyota's Camry in the medium sedan segment – and perhaps paving the way to serve as an eventual replacement for the Commodore – the Malibu singularly failed to find a buyer base in Australia, despite offering reasonable specs and value . Offered with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol or 2.0-litre diesel, the front-wheel drive Malibu would only end up staying in Holden showrooms for a little over three years, from June 2013 to late 2016. The Malibu's prices ranged from $28,890 for the Malibu CD to $36,790 for the Malibu CDX.

Holden Malibu Reviews


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Holden Malibu CD petrol 2013 review

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Holden Malibu 2013 review

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Holden Malibu CD Automatic diesel 2013 review

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Holden Malibu CD 2013 review

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Holden Malibu CDX 2013 review

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Holden Malibu CDX 2.4L petrol 2013 review

The tragics that stick Chevy badges on their Holdens are going to love the new Malibu. Originally designed as a Chevrolet, it probably has more right to wear the gold Chevy bowtie than any other Holden. Shame about the American name (yet again), but you...Read more

Holden Malibu CDX Turbodiesel 2013 review

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Holden Malibu News

Is this the next Holden Commodore?

1 April 2015 by Joshua Dowling

Malibu battles against poor US start

11 June 2013 by Paul Gover

Holden Malibu a four-cylinder gas guzzler

3 May 2013 by Joshua Dowling

Holden Malibu will spearhead tech

12 November 2012 by CarsGuide team

Holden Malibu

25 July 2012 by Stuart Martin

Holden Malibu will come here

4 April 2011 by Paul Gover

Holden working on Malibu

14 June 2011 by CarsGuide team

Chevrolet Malibu revealed

31 March 2011 by Paul Pottinger