Chevrolet is well known for its range of cars. However it also produces several hybrid models. The latest addition to its hybrid range is the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. In this guide we take a look at the latest Chevrolet hybrid car with an estimated fuel economy of over 45 mpg.
It’s because they are using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. So this Malibu Hybrid will get more than 45 miles per gallon. Why is this big? GM is saying it’s got the best midsize hybrid on the market. Better than the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and the Hyundai Sonata hybrids.
The 2016 Malibu Hybrid offers impressive fuel economy. Also great driving characteristics and it’s a good looking car. This was said by Jesse Ortega. He is the Chevrolet Malibu chief engineer.
Besides leveraging innovation from the Chevrolet Volt, the Malibu Hybrid also has unique features that help improve aerodynamics. I mean like upper and lower grille air shutters. All to improve airflow and a reduced ride height. All of which help reduce fuel consumption.
With a direct-injection 1.8L 4-cylinder engine coupled with a two-motor drive system that powers the Malibu Hybrid. This drive unit provides an additional 182 horsepower (136 kW) of total system power.
Serious Green Boost
The 80-cell, 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack gives you electric power for the Hybrid electric. The lithium-ion pack allows you to be in all EV up to 55 miles per hour on ev. The gas engine kicks in for higher speeds and tougher payloads. All to bring the extra booster.
Made in Kansas
Best part is the Malibu Hybrid will be manufactured in Kansas City, Kansas. That’s at the Fairfax Assembly plant from globally sourced parts. So expect it in Spring 2016.