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2007 Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet releases an advance image of the exterior of the all-new 2008 Malibu


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2008 Chevrolet Malibu

DETROIT, Mich. December 18, 2007; Chevrolet has released an advance image of the exterior of the all-new 2008 Malibu, which will have its worldwide unveiling at NAIAS 2007 in January.

The Malibu will arrive at Chevrolet dealerships later in 2007. The photo was released in conjunction with the announcement of a $208 million investment in the Fairfax, Kansas Assembly plant to prepare for production of the car.

The image reveals a partial shot of the front of the car featuring a dual-port grille, which is described as representing the “new face of Chevrolet.”

“The 2008 Malibu design is expressive and brings new proportions and a fresh perspective to the mid-size market,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet General Manager. “The new Malibu boasts a poised, wheels-at-the-corners stance with a longer hood and shorter deck appearance that conveys motion, agility and attitude.”

Chevrolet previously released a sneak peek of one of the car’s available two-tone interiors, which demonstrates a much more upscale look and feel with more premium materials and a new level of refinement in the extremely competitive mid-size car segment.