GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 47 mpg combined on next-generation hybrid to hit St. Louis Chevy dealers this spring
With this play, Chevrolet has shown its commitment to offering more mainstream hybrids. A more defined release date for the 2016 Malibu has been announced for spring 2016. The starting price of the next-generation hybrid from the bowtie brand is slated to be $28,645 (minus tax, tag and title) and offer a head-turning 48 mpg city.
The mpg rating is better than 2016 midsize hybrid sedan according to AutoBlog. The engineers at Chevrolet have used what they’ve learned from the hybrid-exclusive Volt and applied it to the ground-breaking Malibu hybrid. Since its reveal at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, hybrid car fans near St. Louis have been waiting for the 2016 Malibu Hybrid to hit dealers such as Jim Butler Chevrolet.
“The Malibu leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt,” Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers, said. “By leveraging technology, we are broadening our level of expertise and lessons learned to bring consumers a world-class hybrid.”
This next-gen hybrid sedan from Chevrolet is powered by a combination of a 1.8-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor with a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The two of these in tandem produce up to 182 horsepower, competitive with both Toyota and Ford’s midsize hybrids.
Standard features on the 2016 hybrid include Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, 10 airbags, cruise control and push-button start with passive entry. Available safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and the industry-first Teen Driver. Other technologies available on the 2016 Malibu Hybrid include a rear-vision camera and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Stay tuned to STLMalibu.com’s blog and Jim Butler Chevrolet’s inventory for more updates on the 2016 Malibu Hybrid. For more information on the Malibu Hybrid or to reserve a test drive this spring, contact Jim Butler Chevrolet online or give us a call at 636-349-3222.