2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO Hybrid

2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO Hybrid

Chevrolet celebrated Earth Day at the 2011 the big apple Auto Show by introducing the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO, the foremost fuel-efficient midsize sedan in its 100-year history. It options eAssist™ "light electrification" technology, that is designed to deliver an estimated twenty six mpg in town driving and thirty eight mpg on the highway while not compromising performance.

ECO is predicated on the all-new, 2013 Malibu sedan, which is able to be sold in nearly a hundred countries on six continents. Sales of the new Malibu begin with the ECO model within the u. s. in early 2012. The Malibu LS, LT and LTZ trim level offerings be a part of the ECO in summer 2012. Pricing are going to be announced later.

"The Chevrolet Malibu ECO may be a sensible alternative for patrons who wish glorious fuel economy while not the worth premium of widespread hybrid sedans," said Rick Scheidt, vp of Chevrolet selling. "The Malibu ECO's 38-mpg highway estimate is comparable with those hybrids."

Malibu's eAssist system uses a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and electrical|an electrical} motor-generator to enable regenerative braking electric assist and start-stop functionality. it's efficiently sized, weighing solely sixty five pounds (29 kg).

Chevrolet Malibu ECO conjointly options an aerodynamic exterior - together with underbody aero enhancements - and electronically controlled shutters within the lower grille that shut at higher speeds to push a lot of air over and round the vehicle. These enhancements increase aerodynamic potency to spice up fuel economy.