2013 Chevrolet Malibu To Be Produced In China, Korea, Before United States

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Chevrolet will build their 2013 Malibu in China and South Korea before it beings production Stateside, solidifying Chevrolet’s aims for the Malibu to be a “world car”.

South Korea will be the first country to build the Malibu, starting in late 2011. China and the United States will begin building the car in early 2012. South Korean Malibus will be built domestically in order to dodge substantial levies on imported cars, while America will get cars built in both Michigan and Kansas.

Chevrolet notably debuted the car in China in advance of the car’s American introduction, with GM touting strong sales in Asia for the car.

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  • C.A. C.A. on Apr 30, 2011

    Obama loans GM 40-60 billion and then GM builds the car in two other countries. Prius is a world car and it is all build in Japan!! US companies will never learn. And the US government doesn't say a word about it.

  • Wonc Wonc on May 02, 2011

    C.A. What is your problem? So it is okay for Toyota to build cars here, but not Okay for Detroit to do same thing? What a double standard from import driving nuts!!