The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has the internet in a flurry as of recent. Our friends down under are also clamoring over the redesigned vehicle, and a new report speculates our new Malibu may become their 2018 Holden Commodore.
The report comes from News AU and suggests the profile and looks of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu fall very much in line with the murmurings of what to expect from the upcoming 2018 Holden Commodore. Even though the Commodore name is sticking around, the car is expected to move from a rear-wheel drive design, to a front-wheel architecture, most likely compliments of the next-generation Opel Insignia.
The Chevrolet Malibu comes in one segment smaller than the Commodore’s current configuration, and as we reported yesterday, Holden will not be receiving the Chinese-spec Chevrolet Malibu. Instead, the brand will enjoy this global Malibu, where it will most likely be built in South Korea for easy export.
That being said, the 2018 Holden Commodore is still much under wraps. It’s almost certain the car will come from Opel, with key input being provided by Holden. Secretly, we’re hoping the Buick Avenir goes global as not only a rear-wheel Buick flagship sedan, but an Opel too, where it would finally end up with a Holden badge.