The 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Honored As One of the Year’s Best Green Vehicles
As the importance of efficiency and alternative energy become bigger and bigger forces in the automotive world, many organizations have emerged to track, organize, and rate the wide field of approaches to the trend. Among some of the best and most respected is the Green Car Journal, a publication that has been keeping up with and even setting trends in the realm of green vehicles for almost 25 years, since well before green automotive technology became a popular concern around the turn of the millennium. With an expert eye toward efficiency and the unique approaches that distinguish the many styles of green vehicles out there today, the Green Car Journal has been presenting prestigious awards to the industry’s top green entries for almost a decade.
This year, with more categories for a various classes and specific features than ever helping to spice up the competition, the Journal has gone out of its way to highlight the best that the industry of efficiency has to offer, with a very wide range of criteria called in to play. Rather than basing their judgments on a few basic metrics, the folks at the Green Car Journal consider the entire package in their judgments, taking into account aspects like safety, technological capabilities, and, very importantly, the overall availability and affordability of the vehicle. With so much specific expertise going into making the cut, it’s clear why the Green Car Journal’s awards are seen as crucial critical assessments to industry insiders.
This year, Chevrolet was more than excited to join the ranks of the Journal’s winners, who came out on top of a number of categories like Luxury Green Car of the Year, Green SUV of the Year, and, in Chevy’s case, Connected Car of the Year. Recognizing the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid as 2016’s most technologically savvy green vehicle, the Green Car Journal points to the sporty midsize sedan’s extremely impressive 47 mpg fuel economy as the ideal platform for its engaging array of technological features and connective capabilities, together making it one of the year’s clear standouts in the industry.
Animated by the powertrain system that was originally developed for the high-profile hybrid Chevy Volt, the Malibu Hybrid provides both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to make entertainment easy for users of all kinds. The Malibu Hybrid also puts a legion of progressive safety measures to work, with included adaptive steering technology, a lane departure warning with lane assist, a collision alert system, and a smart driver-in-training mode, truly making the most out of the best that modern auto design has to offer.
Of course, it all comes in an impressively efficient package, and with so much positive attention coming to Chevy in regard to their alternative energy efforts, you can bet that there will be plenty more to come right around the corner. Be sure to check in with us here at Apple Chevy for the news to come, or as soon as you’re ready to get a more personal look at some of the best green vehicles in the automotive industry. We’ll be ready!