2016 Malibu Hybrid On The Horizon In Early 2016
Chevrolet recently revealed the 2016 Chevy Malibu at the New York International Auto Show in New York. What makes this new Malibu different than its predecessors? The 2016 model Chevy Malibu will be a hybrid and will compete with models such as the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Ford Fusion which according to General Motors all have lower fuel economy than the new Malibu Hybrid will offer.
Here at Apple Chevy, your Tinley Park Chevy dealer, we know how important hybrid technology is to our customers. With the price of gas steadily increasing every year filling up your tank can become a burden on your bank account. The new 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid will feature a new direct injection 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine that works with a two-motor drive unit from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The special drive unit allows consumers to use additional power while accelerating, offering up to 182 horsepower. The Malibu Hybrid will sport new architecture, a longer wheelbase, and increased interior space for a more comfortable ride. In addition to all of the overall improvements, the new 2016 Malibu hybrid is also expected to weigh in at a whopping 300 lbs — lighter that the current Chevy Malibu.
The Malibu’s electric power is sourced from a new 1.5 kilowatt-hour lithium battery pack with 80 cells. According to General Motors this new technology can power the 2016 Malibu at up to 55 miles per hour on electricity. The vehicle’s gasoline will kick on when increased power and speed is needed; say for example while driving at higher speeds on the highway. The new hybrid will be built at the company’s Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas. Although pricing hasn’t been revealed just yet, the new 2016 Malibu Hybrid is expected to make its way into dealerships in the spring of 2016.
You can also stop in to see us here at Apple Chevrolet in Tinley Park to learn more about the Chevy Malibu and how you can get behind the wheel of a new or certified pre-owned Chevy today!