The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has been officially unveiled during the 2015 New York Auto Show.
The brand new Chevrolet Malibu is now 58 mm (2.3 in) longer than its predecessor and it stands at 136 kg (300 lb-s) lighter, providing a more spacious cabin with a 91 mm (3.6 in) extended wheelbase. The model is getting a slopping roofline, a more curvaceous body and it is getting a sleeker look compared to its predecessor. The mid-size vehicle is getting the regenerative braking technology, the EGHR (Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery) system which is using the exhaust heat to warm the engine and the cabin a 7-inch color capacitive touch screen in the cabin or the 8-inch for the upper-spec models, dual rear-seat USB ports, wireless phone charging, 110-volt power outlet and so on.
The Teen Driver system is allowing parents to keep a closer eye on their children and the 9-th generation of the car is bringing 10 airbags too, along with the New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Automatic Braking, Automatic Parking Assist, rearview camera and more. The engine lineup includes the new 1.5 liter Ecotec turbocharged gasoline burner with 160 HP (119 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, which is eating 27 / 37 mpg in city / highway, along with the 250 HP (186 kW) 2.0 liter turbo with 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, returning 22 / 32 mpg in city / highway. The hybrid setup is also offered, combining the 1.8L four-cylinder direct injected with a two-motor drive unit, providing a total output of 182 HP (136 kW). The new Malibu will go on sale in the L, LS, LT, Premier and Hybrid trim levels in the fourth quarter of this year.