Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT will be launched by the company in spring. The hybrid Malibu will be the first full gas and electric car in its segment. Chevrolet Malibu will offer better fuel economy and has been designed keeping in mind customer safety and mid-size sedan customers in mind. Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT will cost $28,645 and customers will have to pay additional $875 as destination charges.
In 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT, the company has added 3.6 inches to wheelbase and 2.3 inches in length compared to previous variant. The bigger sedan hasn’t added weight but on the contrary, Malibu Hybrid LT 2016 will be light by a few hundred pounds. The 2016 Malibu Hybrid LT weighs 3,124 pounds and offers better fuel economy.
Chevrolet has offered many interesting features in the new variant including Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking.
A Slashgear report on Malibu said, “The EPA hasn't had its say yet, but Chevrolet is estimating 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined from the 1.5 liter turbo. The 2.0 liter turbo dips to 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined, while the hybrid is expected to deliver a healthy 48 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway, and 47 mpg combined.”
“The Malibu leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt,” Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, said in a statement. “By leveraging technology, we are broadening our level of expertise and lessons learned to bring consumers a world-class hybrid.”
A TechTimes review of Chevy Malibu 2016 said, “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.”
A MotorTrend report said, “Inside, the Premier and Hybrid models felt downright luxurious with rich leather, ventilated seats, and quiet rides. The car can be a mobile hot spot with 4G connectivity, and it provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has techno-safety features such as adaptive cruise control, active headlight controls, and front pedestrian alert.”
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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.