Chevrolet to Release its Latest Green Offering, Malibu Hybrid, for $28,645 in Spring 2016
Do you have interest in buying new cars? If yes, then Chevrolet is having something new for you this spring season. Chevrolet is gearing up to release its latest green offering as it is coming up with its new Chevrolet’s 2016 Malibu hybrid with a starting price of $28, 645, including the destination price of $875. Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has been constructed by keeping in mind the fuel economy. At this price, the Malibu Hybrid LT is $6,145 more expensive than the base 2016 Malibu. It’s slightly cheaper than the base 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid, but more expensive than the base Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid.
It is obvious that if you are paying such a huge amount for a car you will get buffet of safety features and standard convenience to the mix. The new Malibu Hybrid has been featured with a Chevrolet MyLink radio with a 7-inch touch screen, 10 airbags, push-button start, cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, lane keep assist, front pedestrian braking, low speed front automatic braking, and teen driver monitoring features. You will be surprised to see a new Ecotec 1.8-liter inline-four engine paired with two electric motors as well as a 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack located under the second-row seats.
Chevrolet estimates the Malibu Hybrid will achieve 48 miles per gallon in city driving and 45 mpg on the highway. The new Malibu Hybriod uses a hybrid drive unit that has been modified from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt. Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, said the car leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt. Surprisingly, the new feature of the Malibu Hybrid is ‘Teen Driver’, which enables parents to mute the audio or any device paired with the vehicle when front-seat occupants are not wearing the seat belts. The new technology of ‘Teen Driver’ is the first in-vehicle system in the industry that allows parents to view information on how their teens drove their vehicle.
TechTimes report said, "The Malibu model is not new, which is why Chevrolet redesigned it for 2016. The hybrid model will be the first full gas and electric car in its class. To do well, Chevrolet will surely strive to throw more into the market. With the new Malibu Hybrid, Chevrolet is promising a better vehicle that has been constructed with fuel economy in mind, more so than the company's previous attempt. This bad boy is aiming for a fuel economy of 48 MPG, much higher than the 3 MPG from the previous car."
Autoblog review of the new Malibu Hybrid said, "With both this Malibu and 2016 Toyota Prius, there's a lot of activity around gas-electric hybrids amid lowering fuel prices and a raft of plug-ins and full-electrics. The gas-only 2016 Malibu was found to be, "at least good again," so the 2016 Malibu Hybrid should be able to attract those who want a competent midsize sedan with excellent fuel economy that awaits EPA verification. We'll go with that thought until we get to drive it."
The company official statement informed....
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT, which achieves a General Motors'-estimated 48 mpg city, will be available this spring with a starting price of $28,645.
"The Malibu leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt," said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. "By leveraging technology, we are broadening our level of expertise and lessons learned to bring consumers a world-class hybrid."
With an all-new, hybrid powertrain that uses a slightly modified drive unit and electric motors used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the Malibu Hybrid offers a GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined, unsurpassed in the midsize car segment. Official EPA estimates are pending.
The Malibu Hybrid model includes standard Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a rear vision camera. CarPlay and Android Auto are products of Apple and Google and their terms, data plan rates and privacy statements apply and require a compatible smartphone.
Other standard equipment on the Malibu Hybrid includes 10 airbags, cruise control and push-button start with passive entry. Anew Ecotec 1.8L hybrid optimized direct-injected engine is mated with a two-motor electric drive unit.
The 2016 Malibu Hybrid offers several new-to-Malibu safety technologies including Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking. Teen Driver, available on all Malibu models, helps support safe driving habits by muting the audio or any device paired with the vehicle when front-seat occupants aren't wearing their seat belts. It is also the first in-vehicle system in the industry that lets parents view information on how their teenagers drove the vehicle, which can be a teaching tool to reinforce safe driving habits.
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