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All-New Malibu is Larger, More Technological and Efficient

All-New Malibu is Larger, More Technological and Efficient

GM estimates sum fuel expenditure ratings next 5.2 L/100km






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DETROIT (Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015) – Chevrolet currently introduced a all-new 2016 Malibu – a totally restyled midsize sedan engineered to offer some-more efficiency, connectivity and modernized reserve facilities than ever.

An all-new hybrid powertrain, that leverages record from a Chevrolet Volt, will offer an estimated sum fuel expenditure rating next 5.2 L/100km. The Malibu’s customary 1.5L turbo powertrain is projected to offer 6.4 L/100km highway.

The 2016 Malibu is also longer and lighter, with some-more interior space and softened fuel efficiency. Its wheelbase has been stretched to 101 mm (4 inches), and it is scarcely 136 kilograms (300 lbs) lighter than a stream model.

“Midsize business tell us they wish good fuel efficiency, connected technologies, wrapped in a beautiful exterior. This is accurately what a 2016 Malibu was engineered to do,” pronounced Jesse Ortega, Malibu arch engineer.

The 2016 Malibu goes on sale in a fourth entertain of 2015. Additional automobile highlights:

  • Available segment-exclusive OnStar 4G LTE in-vehicle connectivity as good as accessible wireless phone charging
  • Agile, worldly and neat extraneous pattern incorporates worldly sum that allege Chevrolet’s signature cues
  • Standard surety reserve technologies embody 10 customary atmosphere bags, with accessible facilities such as Forward Collision Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Automatic Parking Assist is also available
  • All-new Teen Driver feature, that allows relatives to perspective their kids’ pushing statistics, such as limit speed, warning alerts and more
  • All-new, power-dense Ecotec 1.5L turbo engine with fuel-saving stop/start record is standard, charity a GM-estimated 160 hp (119 kW)
  • High-output 2.0L turbo with GM-estimated 250 hp (186 kW) is accessible and is corresponding with a new eight-speed involuntary transmission.

The new Malibu will be charity in L, LS, LT and Premier trims, as good as a Hybrid model. The Premier trim, Chevrolet’s new uplevel designation, debuts in a 2016 Malibu. Additional indication and trim sum will be announced closer to a start of production.

Malibu Hybrid technology

Using record from a 2016 Chevrolet Volt thrust system, Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated sum fuel expenditure rating next 5.2 L/100km, revoke than a sum expenditure ratings of a Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants.

An all-new, direct-injection 1.8L four-cylinder engine corresponding to a two-motor expostulate unit, somewhat mutated from a 2016 Chevrolet Volt expostulate unit, powers a Malibu Hybrid. The expostulate section 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 gentle a engine and cabin.  EGHR improves engine gentle adult and ensures unchanging fuel potency opening in cold weather. Additional fuel potency 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 88 km/h (55 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 into a battery complement to assistance say charge, and expostulate section appetite electronics.

Turbocharged opening and efficiency

An all-new, Ecotec 1.5L turbo is a customary engine in a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, charity a GM-estimated 6.4 L/100km highway. It is partial of a new tellurian family of small-displacement gas engines designed with larger appetite firmness to broach assured opening with glorious efficiency.

The new 1.5L turbo employs a stop/start record introduced on a 2014 Malibu, that enhances potency in stop-and-go driving, contributing to a GM-estimated 8.7 L/100km in city pushing – a 6-percent boost over a stream model. On a highway, 1.5L-equipped models also underline active grille shutters that revoke aerodynamic drag to optimize efficiency.

The Malibu’s more-efficient customary engine delivers a GM-estimated 160 horsepower (119 kW) and 184 lb-ft of torque (250 Nm). The torque is allied to a stream model’s customary 2.5L naturally aspirated engine in a automobile package that’s scarcely 135 kilograms (300 lbs) lighter. 

A higher-output 2.0L turbocharged engine is available, charity a GM-estimated 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm), for a aloft grade of opening – though not during a responsibility of good efficiency. Malibu 2.0T models are GM-estimated during 10.7 L/100km city and 7.4 L/100km highway.

An all-new, GM-developed eight-speed involuntary delivery – a initial eight-speed involuntary in a GM front-wheel-drive automobile – contributes to a 2.0T’s change of opening and efficiency. The 1.5L turbo engine is matched with a six-speed automatic.

Teen Driver and an stretched operation of reserve features

Teen Driver, a customary underline on many trim levels of a next-generation Malibu, supports protected pushing habits by muting a audio or any device interconnected with a automobile when front-seat occupants aren’t wearing their reserve belts. Teen Driver also provides heard and visible warnings when a automobile is roving over fixed speeds.

To use Teen Driver, a primogenitor enables a underline with a PIN in a Settings menu of a Malibu’s MyLink system, that allows them to register their teen’s pivotal fob. The system’s settings are incited on usually to purebred pivotal fobs.

Chevrolet is a initial in a attention with a built-in complement that lets relatives perspective on a arrangement how their teen gathering a vehicle. Maximum speed reached, stretch driven and series of times active reserve facilities were intent are among a parameters that can be confirmed.
Teen Driver complements a register of customary and accessible reserve features, including a rear-view camera complement customary on LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier models.

  • Ten atmosphere bags, including front-seat knee atmosphere bags, head-curtain side-impact atmosphere bags and seat-mounted side atmosphere bags, are also standard.
  • Rear-view camera complement is customary on LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier models.

Available active reserve facilities include:

  • Front Pedestrian Alert that uses a forward-looking camera to assistance equivocate or revoke a mistreat caused by crashes with pedestrians forward of a vehicle. The complement can request involuntary last-second braking
  • New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert
  • New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Intellibeam, that automatically switches a headlamps to high lamp for softened highway enlightenment and softened visibility
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Automatic Braking
  • Automatic Parking Assist.

Sleeker pattern with lighter, stronger physique structure

With a wheelbase stretching 91 mm (3.6 inches) longer than a stream Malibu, along with a 58 mm (2.3-inch) longer altogether length and a same altogether width, a 2016 Malibu strikes  a sleeker-looking proportion. The combined wheelbase helps yield softened in-cabin comfort and functionality.

With styling shabby by a 2014 Impala, a all-new Malibu advances Chevrolet’s tellurian pattern denunciation with facilities such as slim, unconditional headlamps and a on-going take on a brand’s evil dual-port grille. Three body-side creases also supplement play to a pattern and assistance heed a Malibu as a contemporary Chevy.

The hood and a cover – a area where a windshield meets a hood – are revoke than a stream indication and minister to a Malibu’s larger aerodynamic performance, as do active grille shutters on LS and LT models.

Premium pattern cues are incorporated on all models, with contemporary lighting record featured opposite a lineup, including light-emitting diode (LED) daytime using lamps on LT and Premier models. The Malibu Premier also receives LED taillamps.

Beneath a new Malibu’s athletic-looking skin is a stronger, lighter physique structure that contributes to a potency and pushing dynamics. Greater use of high-strength steels enabled engineers to pattern a physique structure with thinner components in some areas, delivering allied pile-up opening with revoke weight. The all-new physique structure accounts for some-more than one-third of a Malibu’s scarcely 135 kilogram (300-lbs) weight reduction.

Roomier, some-more gentle and some-more connected interior

The longer wheelbase allows a some-more open execution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-cockpit interior. Rear legroom improves by 33 millimetres (1.3 inches).

The cabin’s open, expanded feel is reinforced with a larger importance on comfort, preference and connectivity, permitting a Malibu to keep gait with customers’ connected lives. Highlights include:

  • Chevrolet MyLink with a seven-inch-diagonal colour capacitive hold shade is customary on LS, LT and Hybrid models
  • Chevrolet MyLink with an eight-inch-diagonal capacitive hold shade is accessible on LT and Hybrid models and customary on Premier model
  • Chevrolet MyLink with navigation is accessible with a eight-inch MyLink complement and facilities three-dimensional map views for many vital cities and attractions
  • All-new Teen Driver underline is upheld by a eight-inch MyLink system, permitting relatives to shorten certain automobile functions to support safer pushing and to perspective their kids’ pushing statistics such as limit speed, warning alerts and more
  • OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot is customary on all models with a three-month/3GB information hearing (whichever comes first)
  • Wireless phone charging accessible on LT and Hybrid and customary on Premier
  • Dual rear-seat USB ports and a 110-volt appetite opening is discretionary on LT and customary on Premier trim.

The instrument row “centre stack” is all-new, with larger description between a infotainment complement and meridian complement controls for easier, at-a-glance operation. The Malibu’s interior is also features:

  • Galvano (satin) chrome accents on a instrument row and centre console
  • Dedicated storage container for mobile phones, that incorporates wireless charging, if equipped
  • Perforated leather-appointed seating surfaces accessible on LT and Hybrid and customary on Premier
  • Ventilated seats – a initial for Malibu – are customary on Premier.


The 2016 Malibu will be built from globally sourced tools during GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant, in Kansas City, Kansas. The plant perceived a $600 million investment in paint emporium and production upgrades in 2013.

FAST FACT: The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu was a top ranked midsize automobile in a JD Power Initial Quality Study.

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