1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 25, 2015 8:51 PM by Laura Gillies

    Chevy introduces new hybrid Malibu

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      "It's rare that a carmaker entirely replaces a car after just three model years, but the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is remarkable in more ways than that. Chevy will offer a full-hybrid model of the new 2016 Malibu that goes head to head with hybrid mid-size sedans from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia. And GM is using an adaptation of its updated Voltec plug-in hybrid system to do so.

       

      The 2016 Malibu Hybrid will be the third generation of cars to carry that name, but unlike the previous two, this is not a mild-hybrid system that just assists the engine. The new hybrid Malibu will be able to drive entirely on electric power for a mile or so--up to 55 miles per hour, Chevy says--just like the hybrid versions of the Camry, Fusion, Accord, Sonata, and Optima it competes with."

       

      The article goes on to say that in the interests of increasing fuel efficiency, the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid has a number of modifications that improve airflow and reduce ride height. These features are not present in their gasoline-only version.

       

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