Chevrolet Reveals New Malibu In New York

Chevrolet has finally pulled the sheets off the new, ninth-generation Malibu
and it’s ushered in a whole new look for the brand.

The new Malibu is also 300lbs. lighter
and offers more room for passengers, creating a vehicle that is both more fuel efficient and roomier than its predecessor.

As we suspected, the vehicle is also available with a hybrid powertrain that borrows much of its technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt
. The car is projected to offer 4.9 L/100km city, 5.2 L/100km highway – and 5.0 L/100km combined, unsurpassed in the segment. The car’s standard 1.5L turbo powertrain is projected to return 6.4 L/100km highway.

Beyond aggressive new bodywork at the front and rear, the new incoming Malibu is also packed with a host of great features, like:
– Ten standard airbags with available features like Forward Collision Alert, Cross-Traffic Alert and Automatic Parking Assist
– A brand new Teen Driver feature which helps parents monitor maximum speed, warning alerts and other trip highlights
– An all new 1.5L EcoTec engine with with fuel-saving start/stop technology, delivering 160hp
– A performance-oriented 2.0L turbo that delivers an estimated 250hp, and comes mated with a new eight-speed automatic transmission

Stats at a glance:
Trims:  L, LS, LT, and Premier Trims, as well as a Hybrid model
Engines: A 1.5L turbo (160hp & 184lb-ft of torque), a new 2.0L turbo (250hp & 258lb-ft of torque), and a 1.8L hybrid unit mated to a two-motor drive unit
More space: The new Malibu features an extended wheelbase (3.6-inches) and greater overall length (2.3-inches) than the outgoing model, contributing to enhanced comfort and space. As a result, rear legroom improves 1.3-inches.

This is just our first taste of the new Malibu and we will be sure to bring you more details on the new Malibu in the coming weeks.

The all-new, 2016 Malibu goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The new Malibu has been  completely restyled and rethought. Here we see the cars' fastback roof and restyled rear end.

The new Malibu has been completely restyled and rethought. Here we see the cars’ fastback roof and restyled rear end.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Interior

Chevrolet MyLink with a seven-inch-diagonal colour touch screen comes standard on LS, LT and Hybrid models