The sixth generation of Chevrolet Malibu debuted for the 2004 model year. The sixth generation was offered as an entry-level front wheel drive car available as a sedan or station wagon. This new series of cars were powered by a selection of inline four and V6 engines. The most notable variant was the performance focused Malibu SS. Production of the sixth generation lasted until 2008, and was replaced by the Seventh Generation Chevrolet Malibu.