2014 Chevrolet Malibu is Roomier, More Efficient

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by in GM Canada

2014 Chevrolet Malibu is Roomier, More Efficient

2013-06-01

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DETROIT Chevrolet currently denounced a 2014 Malibu – a roomier, some-more polished and some-more fit execution of a midsize sedan. Updated styling, a revised interior, a new 2.5L customary engine and cessation enhancements prominence a changes. It goes on sale this fall.

“The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu builds on a strengths determined by a all-new 2013 Malibu to make it a stronger choice for customers,” pronounced Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America. “The midsize sedan shred is a many contested in a attention and we’re not sitting still with a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.”

The new and extended facilities include:

  • Revised front-end appearance
  • Roomier back chair with 1.25 inches (31.7 mm) some-more knee room
  • Redesigned centre console
  • New 2.5L engine with non-static valve lift control and start/stop record helps broach estimated fuel expenditure of 8.7 L/100km city and 5.6 L/100km highway – a 5-percent alleviation in city and 2-percent larger highway efficiency
  • Nearly 14 percent some-more torque from a accessible 2.0L turbo engine – 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm) – engineered for a larger feeling of energy on demand
  • Suspension enhancements subsequent from a all-new 2014 Impala engineered to minister to a some-more polished pushing experience
  • New accessible Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert reserve features

Malibu’s revised front-end coming is shabby by a all-new Impala, formulating a some-more cohesive demeanour opposite Chevrolet’s sedan lineup. The front fascia facilities a new, some-more distinguished reduce grille and a hood extends down and over a heading dilemma of a narrower top grille. The grille openings – with black grille hardness – are wider and accented with chrome.

Inside, redesigned seats minister to larger rear-seat space and larger comfort. The front seatbacks are done to urge rear-seat knee room, while new pillow sculpturing and revised pillow element concede passengers to lay deeper in a back seats. Approximately half an in. (15 mm) was embellished from a front of a back chair cushion, for larger comfort behind passengers’ legs.

The Malibu’s redesigned centre console has a longer armrest designed for larger comfort, along with a span of crater holders and dedicated storage for dual dungeon phones. 

“We done changes within 18 months, demonstrating an rare joining to make a Malibu a best automobile it can be,” pronounced Ken Kelzer, executive arch engineer, tellurian full-size and midsize cars. “The 2014 Malibu has been engineered to broach some-more accurate float and doing that is on customary with some-more costly sports sedans.”  

More efficient, absolute powertrains

An all-new Ecotec 2.5L Intake Valve Lift Control DOHC four-cylinder engine with approach injection is a 2014 Malibu’s customary engine. Its non-static intake valve actuation enhances potency and helps reduce emissions, while also enhancing low-rpm torque, for a larger feeling of energy during reduce speeds. When a iVLC complement operates in low-lift mode, a engine pumps usually a atmosphere it needs to accommodate a driver’s demand. The complement switches to high-lift mode during aloft speeds or underneath complicated loads, providing a full outlay capability of a engine.

New start/stop record shuts down a 2.5L engine to save fuel when a Malibu stops momentarily, such as during stoplights, contributing to an estimated 5-percent diminution in city fuel consumption. The engine automatically starts again when a motorist takes his or her feet off a brake. An auxiliary battery powers electric accessories such as a meridian system, energy windows and radio during engine restarts.

The new 2.5L is SAE-certified during 196 horsepower (145 kW) and 186 lb-ft of torque (253 Nm). Revised delivery change points and quicker shifts also raise a feeling of opening – while delivering larger refinement.

Additionally, a 2014 Malibu’s accessible 2.0L turbo engine delivers scarcely 14 percent some-more torque than a predecessor. It is SAE-certified during 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). New engine calibration and tuning comment for a improvement, creation a Malibu 2.0L turbo’s torque a best in a segment, even among competing six-cylinder-engines. The outcome is a stronger feeling of acceleration from a stop and a larger feeling of energy on direct in roughly all pushing conditions.

The 2.0L turbo also produces an SAE-certified 259 horsepower (193 kW).

Chassis refinements

Chassis and cessation updates desirous by a all-new 2014 Impala also minister to a 2014 Malibu’s some-more polished pushing experience, including miscarry springs that are inner to a struts. They capacitate some-more polished calibration of a dampers for a smoother altogether ride, while also improving physique hurl control and weight send during acceleration or turning. That helps keep a wheels planted, contributing to a some-more precise, tranquil feel – generally while cornering.

Fuel-saving electric energy rack-and-pinion variable-effort energy steering is customary and enables scarcely free low-speed maneuvers and a aloft grade of steering feel during aloft speeds. Revised, higher-effort calibrations for 2014 were engineered to urge a altogether steering feel. Also, a Malibu’s stop complement has been revised to yield a some-more assured feel.

Additional framework control technologies embody four-channel anti-lock brakes, full-function traction control, four-corner electronic fortitude control, electronic stop force distribution, stop support system, dilemma stop control, hydraulic stop blur support and drag torque control.

Enhanced safety

New Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert reserve facilities are offered, and a Malibu also comes with 10 customary atmosphere bags and an accessible rearview camera system.

About Chevrolet in Canada

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