The new Chevrolet Malibu Eco has been recently named the 2012 Most Disliked Car by Fortune Magazine.
After being on sale in the United States since January this year, the Chevrolet Malibu Eco didn’t impress so much and because of a few mistakes made in its design and construction, the model has been recently named as the Most Disliked Car of 2012 by Fortune Magazine. The new Chevrolet Malibu Eco is getting a useless hybrid system, the road noise is irritating, the rear seat legroom has been sacrificed by a 4.5-inch shorter wheelbase and the list doesn’t stop here, so, if you’re looking for a car in this class, avoid the Malibu Eco, is what Fortune Magazine is basically saying.
As a reminder, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco is powered by a basic 2.4 liter Ecotec direct injection four-cylinder engine, which is mated to General Motors’ eAssist battery electric/gas propulsion system. The eAssist is using a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor which enables regenerative braking, start / stop functions and electric assist. GM says that the 2013 Malibu Eco’s engine is developing a total output of 182 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, with another 15 horsepower available from the electric power. The vehicle’s engine is sending power to the wheels through a new six-speed automatic transmission.