2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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The Chevrolet Malibu was once an automotive icon, but its modern credibility is one for underachievement. A brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu version looks for to bring back the storied nameplate with improved designing, even more interior space as well as a new hybrid version.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Engine

Propelling the Malibu’s brand-new design onward is an updated powertrain lineup, led by a new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 160 horse power and also 184 pound-feet of torque. The 1.5-liter has actually stop/start technology and also is somewhat more energy effective contrasted with the outgoing version’s naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four cyndrical tube (196 hp, 186 lb-ft), which was rated at 25/36 mpg.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2016 design also marks the reintroduction of the Malibu hybrid, making use of a modified two-motor drive unit borrowed from the 2016 Volt. The motors group with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder fuel engine as well as an 80-cell, 1.5-kilowatt hr lithium-ion battery pack. Electric-only propulsion is possible at accelerate to 55 miles each hour, and also the Malibu hybrid gets 47 mpg in the combined EPA rating. With a complete system result of 182 hp the hybrid is quicker than the 1.5-liter super version, and also can dash to 60 miles mph in 7.8 secs.

The Malibu hybrid and also Volt discuss some genetic makeups, the electrical systems are calibrated differently: the Volt is an efficiency play, while the Malibu’s electric improve power and also performance. “We intend to benefit from the issues of your drive pattern it is most effective to run the engine,” stated engineer Daryl Wilson.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu side view

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder super proceeds, yet is now paired with an eight-speed automatic in place of a six-speed. It’s much less powerful as well as somewhat much more fuel-efficient that in the past. Chevrolet approximates this design will certainly make 250 hp as well as 258 lb-ft, with fuel-economy scores of 22 mpg city, 32 mpg motorway. The current Malibut super is rated at 259 hp and also 295 lb-ft, and also acquires 21/30 mpg ratings.

Styling – Inside and Outside look

Designing is one method GM wishes it can upconvert the Malibu nameplate from a fan to a leader. The previous automobile had some high, awkward percentages and some needless theming– like taillamps that were expected to claim the Corvette.

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The whole appearance is broomed for a graceful, lengthy brand-new physical body and also rich-looking interior that do completely away with any kind of historic recommendations or hints. Rather, the brand-new Malibu shares a lot of motifs with the best sellers in its course.

The face-lift is far more meaningful, and also it needs to be, now that every automaker from Kia to Toyota is shooting for drama in what was previously a drama-free zone. The Malibu trips a wave, literally stamping one into its flanks– there’s a gentle crossway of contours down its door panels that claims a wave, while it also summons a few of the “fire appearing” that BMW’s made use of to cut visual heft from its vehicles.

Head-on, the Malibu reinterprets its paired grilles into narrower bands that feel a great deal more in the house on a wish list along with Camrys and Accords. The band of headlights and air consumptions sit atop a bigger grille, as well as the pair have a balance entirely international to the prior auto. Bracketed running lights give the ‘Bu a new sophisticated lights trademark, as well. At the rear, the taillamps aren’t squared off in a ‘Vette tribute; they’re slim, Mazda-like, and cap hexagonal exhaust ports, tapering the tail much more properly compared to in the past.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu rear view 3

Proportionally, the automobile’s been stretched a fair bit, and the nose has dropped– though it’s actually lost weight, all accepted to more high-strength steel. There’s so much length in the doors, designers had to position “Malibu” manuscript on the front set to break up the big swaths of sheetmetal.

Inside, the Malibu has gone down the twin-binnacle, tiered look, heading with a more old-fashioned shape that’s far more unified and also enticing. The center pile makes area for bigger infotainment displays, while it additionally consider some intriguing trim choices– fabric-wrapped panels on less costly trim levels, metallic-look on others, a leather-looking synthetic wrap on dash and console trim on the top designs.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu interior

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Price & Release date

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will certainly be offered in L, LS, LT as well as Premier trimmings, as well as the Hybrid design.

The brand-new Malibu takes place sale late this year, with Hybrid versions showing up in the spring of 2016. Rates hasn’t been announced.
Rates for the brand-new car is not yet readily available, yet with the 2015 Malibu priced from $22,465, expect the upgraded model to bring more than $23,000 in base trim.

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