Chevy Malibu Fuel Economy Receives Best-in-Class Rating
Following an official rating by the EPA, Chevrolet released specs regarding Malibu fuel economy recently, particularly singling out the Malibu Hybrid for achieving a best-in-class fuel rating of 47 mpg in the city. The hybrid model, scheduled to hit dealership lots sometime in the spring of 2016, beat out all other models in the midsize sedan hybrid segment in terms of efficiency in the city, according to Chevrolet. A number of design, engineering, and technology innovations went into the Malibu Hybrid’s achievement.
Based on the Malibu’s LT trim level, the Malibu Hybrid was designed to utilize the same hybrid system and software as the Chevrolet Volt. This allows the electric motor to run using only electric power at some times and assist the traditional gas engine at other times. Additionally, the 2016 Malibu is 300 pounds lighter than previous models, contributing to better fuel efficiency and improved performance.
Other innovative features in the Malibu hybrid include compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the Chevrolet MyLink system, which provides greater connectivity for mobile device users on the go. Safety features include everything from a full roster of airbags to more advanced systems such as Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking, and a Rear Vision Camera.
Marketing director of Chevrolet’s Car and Crossovers Steve Majoros commented on the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, stating, “Combined with a number of available, leading safety and connectivity features, it’s a great choice for those who want exceptional efficiency with Chevrolet’s signature value.”
Fuel economy is only one bonus among many when you purchase the Malibu Hybrid. Chevy’s famous quality and reputation paired with best-in-class efficiency are a winning combination. When the hybrid rolls onto dealer lots soon, it will start at a base price of $28,645, including the destination charge.