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Holden Malibu one step closer


Holden is one step closer to launching the much anticipated new mid-sized sedan, Malibu with the arrival of a number of engineering vehicles in to General Motors Holden in Australia.

The early production Holden Malibu are in Australia to continue months of rigorous local and global development and validation work ahead of the vehicle’s 2013 launch.

Holden engineers are responsible for determining a unique vehicle dynamics package including suspension tuning for local customers, and transmission calibrations for the local and global market.

The work is being carried out through extensive evaluation testing at Holden’s proving ground in Lang Lang and numerous verification drives on public roads throughout Victoria, Australia.

Holden Director of Integration and Safety, Ian Butler said it was great for Holden engineers to get their hands on these Malibu so they could continue to tailor the vehicle to local market tastes.

"Our engineers have paid close attention to the vehicle’s driving dynamics, ride and handling, suspension and comfort so Malibu will be sure to meet the discerning needs of drivers in this competitive segment," Mr Butler said.

"This is a fantastic global car but of course we want to make sure that it goes on sale with plenty of Holden input to ensure it suits the unique and varied road conditions faced by Holden customers."

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