2016 Malibu Hybrid offers top in-class fuel scores
The tests and evaluations are in and the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid has been independently proven to offer the midsize hybrid sedan segment’s best combined fuel-consumption scores. Not only will the 2016 Malibu Hybrid offer a combined rating of 5.1 L/100 km. This marks is better than what is offered by the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Kia Optima Hybrid and Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. It has taken a number of different strategies to be implemented before Chevy Malibu Hybrid could take the top spot in its class. Major changes had to be made in manufacturing materials, engine and battery technology as well as in various support systems.
“The Malibu Hybrid provides a unique combination of outstanding fuel efficiency with the latest technology, providing customers a world-class hybrid,” Laura Pacey, brand director, Chevrolet in Canada said in a press release. “Combining innovative safety technologies, like available Teen Driver, with the exceptional efficiency offered by the latest hybrid systems delivers the most impressive value in the segment.”
2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid sets the stage
5.0 L/100 km (city); 5.1 L/100 km (hwy.); 5.1 L/100 km (comb.)
For as important as the new lightweight body structure of the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid is, Chevy engineers had to find an appropriate powertrain to match the inherent efficiency provided by the new frame. The bulk of the heavy lifting for the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is provided by the gasoline-powered 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. Power to push the car is supplemented by a pair of electric motors, similar to what is found with the 2016 Chevy Volt.
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2016 Fusion Hybrid
5.4; 5.7; 5.5
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2016 Optima Hybrid
6.6; 5.9; 6.3
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2016 Jetta Hybrid
5.7; 4.9; 5.3
In order to be effective, the electric motors need to have a reliable power source for themselves. Drivers will be able to make many trips using no gasoline at all thanks to the 80-cell, lithium-ion battery pack. Using just the electric motors, drivers should be able to attain speeds up to 85 kilometers per hour (53 mph). Should the need for more speed arise, a simple press on the accelerator will automatically engage the gasoline engine. In an effort to never miss an opportunity to provide extra power to the battery cells, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid can draw energy created from braking into the battery system with a process called, regenerative braking.
Potential owners of the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid will not need to sacrifice this class-leading fuel-economy for price or available accessories. The Hybrid version has a starting price very much inline with what would be found with the standard gas version of the car. Additionally, the new Malibu Hybrid can also access the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto suite of applications as well as offer parents peace of mind with the Teen Driver system.
If you are interested in learning more about the fuel-consumption scores of the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid versus the competition, make an appointment with a Don Wheaton sales professional today.