Wed Jun 12 00:00:00 AEST 2013

Holden Malibu is Style with Substance - 2013 Range and Pricing Confirmed

Holden has today confirmed the model line-up and pricing for its forthcoming all-new mid-size car, the Holden Malibu.
Arriving in New Zealand car showrooms next month, Holden Malibu combines sharp exterior styling with a highly-specified interior and technology package that includes the innovative new Holden MyLink infotainment system as standard across all models.
Available in two trim levels, CD and CDX, with either a 2.4 litre DOHC petrol engine or optional 2.0 litre common rail turbo diesel, all Malibu models feature a standard six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select.
Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Jeff Murray said that Holden Malibu would fill an important role in the Holden family.
“The new Holden Malibu is set to become a very strong performer in the medium size segment, add to this the recent launch of the new VF Commodore along with the upgraded Cruze and we have a great line up in the important small, medium and large car segments,” Mr Murray said.
“Malibu will complete a revitalisation of the Holden sedan range and we are confident that this new car will create genuine sales growth over the second half of 2013.
Malibu will be offered in two highly-specified trim levels, CD and CDX, with recommended retail price ranging from $42,900 for the petrol CD model to $45,900 for the premium CDX sedan with the same powertrain.
“Malibu offers a long list of premium and technological features that come standard on both trim levels, only adding to the recently launched VF Commodore and updated Holden Cruze,” Mr Murray said.
“Malibu delivers standard features across both variants including a large seven-inch colour touchscreen with MyLink app-enabled infotainment system and driver assistance technologies such as reverse camera, rear park assist and push button start.
“Customers these days are looking for a lot more from their cars and Holden has worked hard to ensure that we deliver what they are looking for and a whole lot more.
In addition, Holden Malibu CD features 17-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls, BluetoothTM, cruise control, auto headlamps, power adjusted seats and electric park brake.
Malibu CDX steps up to 18-inch alloy wheels, leather appointed heated seats with eight-way power adjustments, leather steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and dual zone climate control.
Exterior styling of the CDX is further enhanced with the addition of front fog-lamps, chrome exterior highlights and LED rear lamps.
Seven exterior colour options are available for Holden Malibu:
  • Summit White
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Carbon Flash Black
  • Ironite
  • Snowflake White Pearl
  • Smokey Eye Grey
  • Nitrate Silver
Malibu CD highlights
  • 2.4L 4-cylinder petrol engine
  • Optional 2.0L 4-cylinder common rail turbo diesel engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select
  • 6 airbags
  • ESC, ABS and TCS
  • 17” alloy wheels (4)
  • Climate control
  • Rear view camera
  • Rear park assist
  • Automatic release electric park brake
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage system
  • Multi-function display
  • Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 7” colour touch-screen display
  • Embedded apps including Pandora® and Stitcher SmartRadio®
  • AM/FM radio with RDS display
  • Single CD player
  • USB with iPod® connectivity
  • BluetoothTM connectivity
  • GracenoteTM music recognition
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Sensor key technology and push button start
  • Jet black interior cloth trim with vinyl bolsters
  • 9 speaker premium sound
  • Dual cup holders in centre console and rear centre armrest
  • Split fold 60/40 rear seat
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Lightweight independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Power height adjustable sports sculpted seats
  • Cruise control and trip computer
  • Hidden storage behind MyLink touch-screen
Malibu CDX highlights over CD
  • 18” alloy wheels (4)
  • Jet black leather seats
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Fog lamps
  • LED rear brake tail-lamps
  • Leather steering wheel and gear selector
  • 8-way adjustable power heated seats
Holden Malibu Sedan Pricing
Recommended retail prices:
  • Holden Malibu CD Petrol RRP $42,900 + ORC
  • Holden Malibu CD Diesel RRP $45,400 + ORC
  • Holden Malibu CDX Petrol RRP $45,900 + ORC
  • Holden Malibu CDX Diesel RRP $48,400 + ORC
About Holden MyLink
Holden MyLink is a premium infotainment system which is available on MY14 Holden Cruze, VF Commodore, Barina CDX and Holden Malibu. Functionality of the system varies between cars and not all applications will be supported on all cars.
For more information contact:
Neil Waka Corporate Affairs Manager, Holden New Zealand DDI: +64 9 978 3619 M: +64 29 978 3619