Chevrolet has recently announced that the first 2013 Malibu Eco has been delivered to a customer.
One of the most expected “green” cars in the United States, the Chevrolet Malibu Eco, is now here, and its first customer, Talfred Hunt, from Illinois, can enjoy his brand new ride. According to reports, Talfred and his wife Jeneise took their 2009 Malibu Hybrid to Advantage Chevrolet for an oil change and became the first customers to buy the new version.
As a reminder, the Chevrolet Malibu Eco is already available at dealerships across the United States and the model can be bought for a starting price of 25.995 USD. The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is powered by the basic 2.4 liter Ecotec direct injection four-cylinder engine, which is mated to the General Motors’ eAssist battery electric / gas propulsion system. The eAssist is using a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor which enables braking, start / stop functions and electric assist.
General Motors says that the powertrain in 2013 Chevy 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 motor. The vehicle is coming with a six-speed automatic transmission which is sending power to an all-wheel drive system.