With new rich-looking interior and redesigned body lines the brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu also comes ready to show its great powertrain and performances.
Exterior and interior redesign
2016 Chevrolet Malibu has a long new body and very luxurious interior. This powerfull Chevy shares a lot with the best selling vehicles in its class. The intention was to give this powerful car even more expensive look than before. As we have already said, the new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has longer body now, but actually it has suffered a weight reduction. This is thanks to the usage of lightweight materials like aluminum and high-strength steel. On the front par of the car, we can find new bands of narrower front grille. On the sides of a smaller top grille has been placed the band of headlights. Also there are and new and more stylish running lights. If we are looking at the rear part of the car, we will see new taillamps which are narrow now and not squared like before. There are and new hexagonal exaust ports. As we have already said, new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has the new rich-looking interior made of the highest quality materials. Center stack of the car now makes more space for bigger touchscreen. Depending on the trim, we can find many choices of the dash and console wrapping materials like fabric, metallic-look and leather-looking materials.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu powertrain and performances
As the base engine, new FWD 2016 Chevrolet Malibu offers a brand-new 1.5-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine capable to produce 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Engine is matted to a six-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel consumption stands at 27 mpg in the city, 37 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined. As the second engine option there is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder power unit. This engine gives 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This one is paired to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel economy stands at 22/32 mpg,or 26 mpg combined. As the third power unit there is a new Volt-based hardware as the Malibu Hybrid. This system has been made with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder and 1.4-kwh battery pack and twin electric motors. It operates as a dual-mode transmission. This power unit gives total output at 182 horsepower.
Release date and price
2016 Chevrolet Malibu will hit the showroom floors late this year, while the Hybrid models will come in the spring of 2016. There is still no official information about its pricing.