The Chevy Malibu is a mid-size car that originally hit the market in 1964. During that time it went through four generations, and in 1983, production paused until 1997, when five more generations came into play. The Chevy Malibu is still on the market today. Though the Chevy Malibu changed quite a bit over the years, it is still a four-door sedan with a sleek look and good fuel economy. Today, the Chevy Malibu is available with a six, eight, or nine-speed automatic transmission.