The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be priced from $28,645 including destination.
Featuring an all-new hybrid powertrain that uses a slightly modified drive unit and electric motors from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the new Malibu Hybrid is expected to return 48 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway for a 47-mpg combined rating, based on GM estimates. Official figures from the EPA are still pending.
The model will come standard with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with a seven-inch color touchscreen, available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a rear vision camera. Other features include 10 standard airbags, cruise control and push-button start with passive entry.
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New safety technologies for the Malibu Hybrid include Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking. Also available on all Malibu models is Teen Driver, which helps support safe driving habits by muting the audio or any device paired with the vehicle when front-seat occupants aren’t wearing their seat belts. The feature is also the first in the industry to allow parents to view data on how teenagers drove the vehicle.
“The Malibu leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “By leveraging technology, we are broadening our level of expertise and lessons learned to bring consumers a world-class hybrid.”
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