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Chevrolet dials up the appeal of the popular mid-size sedan with the potently styled new Malibu Sport

MIDDLE EAST: Continuing its new-product charge, Chevrolet Middle East has announced the introduction of a new Malibu Sport variant of its award-winning mid-size sedan in the Middle East. Available as an optional design accessory package on the 2.0T engine variant on both the LT and LTZ trims, the Malibu Sport will go on sale across the region this March.

Loaded with class-leading connectivity, technology and safety features, as well as a sculpted modern design and a powerful engine, the new Malibu Sport, enhances the aesthetic appeal of the model further with performance-inspired styling.

Ahmed Soudodi, Head of Brand at Chevrolet Middle East said: “For 2018, we are added a new Malibu Sport Accessory Package to the lineup for buyers who look for a more distinct and expressive styling in their family sedan. This is part of our commitment to deliver the best in design and technology trends in the segment. The 2018 Malibu is the most advanced vehicle to wear the nameplate yet, and the addition of the Sport model further boosts its appeal as it’s designed to set its driver apart.”

He added: “With its recognized engaging driving dynamics, efficiency, technology features and expressive styling, the Malibu has already garnered acclaim from our customers as well as industry experts in the region, and we are confident the Sport variant will further enhance its desirability.”

The 2018 Malibu Sport’s exterior styling complements the gutsy performance of the power-dense 2.0L turbocharged engine developing 250 hp and 353Nm of torque with a host of design enhancements. The 2018 Malibu Sport gets black Chevy bow-ties, a ‘Sport’ badge, black wing mirrors and a Dark chrome grille to differentiate itself from the rest of the lineup. To mark the sporting intentions of the model, the aggressive look is rounded off with an aerodynamically-honed blacked out new body kit, a rear spoiler as well as exclusive 5-Split Spoke Black wheels.

As part of Chevrolet’s comprehensive accessories offering, customers can opt to purchase and install individual elements from the Sport Appearance Package on other 2018 Malibu trims as well as on older 2017 Malibu models.

On the performance front, the 2018 Malibu Sport is equally impressive and dispatches the benchmark 0 to 100 km/h sprint in under seven seconds. The exciting dynamics do not come at the cost of fuel efficiency either. Despite delivering abundantly on power and torque, the Malibu Sport’s 2.0-L turbo engine returns a frugal 14.2 Km/l.

The cabin, meanwhile, is brimming with connectivity and safety technologies that make the 2018 Malibu Sport one of the most advanced cars in its class. It is equipped with the award-winning Chevrolet MyLink system with 8-inch color touch screen and Apple CarPlay compatibility for hands-free calling, messaging, music streaming and more. On the safety front, the Malibu Sport offers a suite of active safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert to keep its occupants protected at all times. Customers will also enjoy best in class cost of maintenance and exceptional aftersales service through Chevrolet Complete Care.

With a stunning new exterior design package, impressive performance and class-leading technology, the 2018 Malibu Sport is a compelling example of form blending harmoniously with function.