Chevrolet Chevy Malibu

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Chevrolet Chevy Malibu
Overview
Production 1968-1982
Body and chassis
Class Executive car
Body style sedan four doors.
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Related Chevrolet Nova

The Chevrolet Chevy Malibu was a compact car made by General Motors of Argentina from 1968 to 1982. Successor to the Chevrolet 400, the Chevy Malibu offered a more modern body style with better safety features and updated mechanicals.

The car was based on the U.S. market 1968 Chevy II Nova. Only the 4-door sedan version was manufactured in the country, although U.S. versions included a two door coupe in addition to the sedan.

History[edit]

Although the Chevy 400 sold well in the Argentine market, General Motors decided on offering an updated model with more modern styling and up-to-date mechanicals. The Chevy 400 was based on the 1962 Chevy II, and by 1968, was already out of date.

While the equivalent U.S. Market Chevy Nova featured changes in safety and emissions equipment during its relatively short 1968-1974 run (it had a total restyle for 1975), the Argentina version retained the 1968 car's features throughout its entire run, including a dash-mounted ignition switch and smaller side marker lights.