When it comes to making a name for itself, the all-new 2016 Malibu Hybrid is preparing to amp up its MPG in order to stand out from the competition. With an estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway, which is unrivaled in this sector, the Malibu Hybrid plans to dominate the streets. General Motors president Dan Ammann is excited to share the car’s extensive features with customers. Ammann explains, “Fuel efficiency is important to our customers, especially in the midsize segment…the Malibu Hybrid delivers.”
What you can expect with the 2016 Malibu Hybrid
- Direct-injection 1.8L 4-cylinder engine connected to a slightly modified two-motor drive unit is the power force behind the Malibu Hybrid. This engine assists in rapid acceleration, boasting 182 total horsepower.
- The battery pack is an 80-cell, 1.5 kWh, and is made of lithium-ion to provide electric power, and can power the Malibu Hybrid for up to 55 mph solely on electricity. When necessary, the gasoline-powered engine will kick in when higher speeds and high loads are cause for extra power.
- Power electronics and a regenerative braking system allow for maximum kinetic energy recovery during braking to be stored into the battery system in order to recharge.
- The Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery system gathers thermal energy from the exhaust system in order to heat the cabin and, in cases of cold weather, speeds up the heating process on the engine.
The 2016 Malibu Hybrid has also undergone extensive weight loss, weighing more than 300 pounds less than the current model—although it has grown in length. When this vehicle is released in the spring of 2016, you can be certain that Chevrolet’s loyal customer base will flock to incorporate the guaranteed MPG savings, as well as the enhanced technology and other impressive features. After all, Chevrolet is geared toward providing what customers desire, and the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is the latest show of appreciation for old and new customers alike.
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