In less than two weeks after Chevrolet pulled the sheet off the refreshed 2014 Malibu that will be specific to the North American market, Holden unveils their version of the Malibu, which is specific to the Australian market. Yet despite the unique front grille, the interior is the same layout as the outgoing 2013 Malibu, just with the steering wheel on the wrong side.
Other than being right-hand-drive, other differentiating features of the Holden Malibu include specific right-hand-drive oriented tires, currently utilized by the VF SV6 and SS Commodore models. The suspension was also specifically calibrated for the region, and there will be an optional 2.0-liter diesel I4 engine to compliment a 2.4L gasoline four-cylinder.
Certainly not as sexy as the launch of the new Holden VF Commodore, but chances are high that this volume-oriented Malibu will outsell the rear-wheel-drive flagship, as it targets a larger market segment, and starts at $28,490 AUD.