2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Leads Segment in Efficiency

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by in GM Canada


2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Leads Segment in Efficiency

2016-03-23

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Oshawa, Ontario (Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016)– Offering a segment-best  combined fuel expenditure rating of 5.1 L/100km, a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is an fit midsize sedan pushing Chevrolet into a destiny with formidable comfort, connectivity and pushing dynamics.

It leverages expostulate complement components and program from a plug-in Chevrolet Volt to yield all-electric thrust in some pushing scenarios, along with appetite to support a gas engine. Additional technologies minister to fuel expenditure ratings of 5.0 L/100km city and 5.1 L/100km highway. No other 2016 midsize sedan hybrid offers a softened fuel expenditure rating in city driving.

“The Malibu Hybrid provides a singular multiple of superb fuel potency with a latest technology, providing business a world-class hybrid,” pronounced Laura Pacey, code director, Chevrolet in Canada. “Combining innovative reserve technologies, like accessible Teen Driver, with a well-developed potency offering by a latest hybrid systems delivers a many considerable value in a segment.” 

The 2016 Malibu Hybrid starts during $28,850, and a end burden assign of $1,650) and is formed on a LT trim. It shares many of a attributes with a whole Malibu lineup, that was redesigned for 2016 and facilities a longer wheelbase for larger comfort. It is also scarcely 300 pounds lighter than a prototype for softened pushing feel and larger fuel efficiency.

Standard facilities embody Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, for high-level connectivity, and entrance to name phone apps such as music, maps and others right from MyLink’s 7-inch-diagonal colour hold screen. (Data devise rates and remoteness statements request and need a concordant smartphone.)

Malibu Hybrid offers 10 customary airbags, a rear-vision camera, journey control and push-button start with pacifist entry. Additional active reserve facilities offering embody Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Vision Camera and Low Speed Automatic Braking.

Teen Driver is accessible and allows relatives to automatically activate reserve facilities and perspective their teenager’s pushing habits, while handling certain settings including speed warnings, radio volume boundary and more, to assistance strengthen protected driving. It is a initial complement in a attention to concede relatives to perspective how their teen gathering a automobile around a in-vehicle news card.

Hybrid details

The 2016 Malibu Hybrid is driven by a new, direct-injected 1.8L engine corresponding to a two-motor expostulate unit. The expostulate section is formed on a one used in a 2016 Chevrolet Volt and provides additional appetite to support a engine during acceleration, for 182 horsepower (136 kW) of sum complement power.

The engine also facilities Chevrolet’s initial focus of Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery, or EGHR, technology, that uses empty feverishness to comfortable a engine and cabin.  EGHR improves engine warm-up and helps offer unchanging fuel economy opening in cold weather. Additional fuel economy advantages come from Exhaust Gas Recirculation, or EGR.

An 80-cell, 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery container provides electric appetite to a hybrid system. It can appetite a Malibu Hybrid adult to 85 kilometres per hour (53 mph) on electricity alone. The gasoline-powered engine automatically comes on during aloft speeds and high loads to yield additional power.

In further to a expostulate unit, a Malibu Hybrid also shares a 2016 Volt’s blended regenerative braking system, that provides limit kinetic appetite liberation during braking to be stored in a battery complement to assistance say charge.

2016 Midsize Sedan Hybrid Fuel Consumption (L/100km) Compared

 

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 115 countries and offered some-more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline enchanting performance, pattern that creates a heart beat, pacifist and active reserve facilities and easy-to-use technology, all during a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook during http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

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