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The European version of the Chevrolet Malibu will have gasoline and diesel engines (Photo: GM)

General Motors is bringing its Chevrolet Malibu to Europe.

The US automaker will show the Malibu, the new Chevrolet flagship in Europe, at the Frankfurt auto show in September.

"The Malibu will come on top of the seven new entries launched in Chevrolet's centennial year," said Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe. The European version of the model will go on sale next year.

Chevrolet said the Malibu will offer a new radio system, bluetooth wireless connectivity and a radio face that articulates up and down to provide access to a six-inch deep storage area behind its seven-inch touch-screen radio display. Rear park assist and a rearview camera will be available as options.

The Malibu will feature two 2.0 and 2.4 liter gasoline and diesel engines that can be paired with manual and automatic transmissions.

Chassis control technologies include ABS, ESC, traction control, and various braking-assistance systems.

GM said it will build the Malibu in plants around the world, including the US, South Korea and China.