The lineup includes a 2.4-liter Ecotec engine that is not turbo-charged and the most fuel-efficient Malibu ever produced, The Detroit News reported Thursday.
"As we launch a new Malibu, we're going to do this globally," said marketing director Russ Clark.
The Malibu, which is currently built in Fairfax, Kan., is sold in nearly 100 countries. By mid-year, GM plans to assemble the car at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant as well, the News said.
The 2013 Malibu is expected to get 37 miles per gallon. Its suggested retail price starts at $25,995, GM said.
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