Get ready to meet one of the most fuel-efficient mid-sized sedans! Introduced during the 2015 New York Auto Show and coming to market in the spring of 2016, Chevrolet will offer a hybrid option to its Chevy Malibu lineup that will get a class-leading 45mpg combined city and highway mileage rating.
“We’re bringing a hybrid to the midsize segment to compete,” said Jesse Ortega, Chevrolet Malibu chief engineer. “We understand this is a very competitive, significant battle. But we think we’re very well-armed for this battle.”
Under the hood, the 2016 Malibu hybrid features a direct injection 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that works in tandem with a two-motor drive unit, which is a modified version of the one found in Chevy’s 2016 Volt and gives the dual powered Malibu the ability to reach 182hp. The 1.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack is capable of powering the hybrid Malibu up to 55miles per hour on electricity with the gasoline power kicking in when higher speeds are necessary.
Be sure to visit Wiesner of Huntsville for more information on the Chevy lineup and Malibu hybrid today.