The American manufacturers new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is one of the most prevalent mid size sedans with hybrid powertrain in the United States. This widespread sedan is another attempt from General Motors to create a competing vehicle compared to extensive array of Tesla hybrid sedans and the Toyota Prius hybrid that is still one of the most viable hybrid cars in the market.
Interior and Exterior Changes and Redesign
Last year the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu received a complete redesigned front “nose”. Even the new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2016 will have similar nose with a redesigned grille that is parted into two parts by the straight strip, which has the popular Chevrolet’s bowtie symbol. Upper part of the grille is the most stylish one it looks innovative and athletic at the same time. While it comes to headlights they look alike to the ones we could find in Chevy Impala which is the biggest sedan in its class.
Redesigned interior of the new 2016 Malibu has innovative connectivity alternatives that come with 4G LTE scheme capable to make this car a wi-fi hotspot. The vehicle is also becoming popular in terms to vehicles telematics. Though this vehicle is a little bit unpopular than the rest of the cars in its class it offers nice interior space with plenty room in the front row as well.
Engine and Mileage Specs, Performance
This vehicle’s hybrid powertrain originates with the mixture of two electric motors and has a 1.8 liter naturally aspired four-cylinder engine. The engine of the Malibu Hybrid is capable to produce about 150 horsepower with the first motor. It gives 300 horsepower of torque when both the motors combine at once. This makes it practically the same as the base version gasoline Malibu that originates similar power. It also comes with much better fuel economy than the regular Malibu. The 2016 Malibu can give 44 mpg in the city circumstances whereas on the highway it could go for 48 mpg.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid is considered to be one of the best hybrid mid size sedans and comes with the starting price of $28, 645 U.S dollars. The vehicle will be released in the mid of 2016. The Malibu will give touch competition to similar hybrids such as 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid, 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, etc.
The Chevrolet Malibu was once an automotive image, but its modern reliability is one for under achievement. This Chevy vehicle brings even more interior space with its new hybrid version. A powerful hybrid vehicle that has everything you could possibly need in a hybrid version of gasoline vehicle. With affordable prices, more interior space, redesigned exterior looks, This American car could top the list of most preferred midsized sedans of 2016.