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Chevrolet introduced its mid sized family sedan way back in 1964, and it was initially a trim level of the famous Chevrolet Chevelle. It became a separate model in 1978 and was manufactured until 1983. It was the year when Chevrolet decided to halt the production line of the popular model and it wasn’t restarted until 1997, when Chevrolet reintroduced the Malibu to the public yet again. Eight generations of the Malibu have been made in total, including the pre-1997 models, as well. The eighth generation was being made from 2013 until 2015, when the ninth generation of the Malibu model have been introduced. Today we are looking at the all new 2016 Chevy Malibu, bringing many improvements. It will be based on the improved Global Epsilon II platform and, by looking at the specs, the competition (Mazda 6 and Honda Accord) will surely have a tough opponent.
2016 Chevy Malibu Exterior
As stated before, the new Malibu will be based on the new Global Epsilon II platform. Design wise, the new model won’t differ much compared to its predecessor. At the front, it will feature slightly restyled headlights, which are now slightly elongated, making them more elegant than before. The front grill is still splinted in two parts, with the Chevy logo positioned at the center of the stripe. The front bumper received a more muscular design and a wider air intake opening at the bottom. The fog lights are placed at each side of the bumper, featuring a slight change in the design, compared to the previous model.
Interior of Chevy Malibu 2016
On the inside, the 2016 Chevy Malibu will feature a slightly more elegant look than before. Key design idea remained the same, but special attention was made to wood and chromium elements on the steering wheel and central console. It will feature the new MyLink infotainment system based on the TFT touchscreen placed at the center of the console.
2016 Malibu Chevy Engine
As stated at the beginning, the 2016 Chevy Malibu will be based on the much improved Global Epsilon II platform. The engine units powering the vehicle will include a petrol, a diesel and a hybrid engine options. The first will include a 2.5 liter inline 4 cylinder engine, capable of outputting around 200 horsepower, with a maximum output of 192 lb ft of torque. The diesel variant includes a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder engine, capable of delivering 162 horsepower and 255 lb ft of torque. Both engines will be accompanied by a 6 speed automatic transmission system, which will be a solely option in the US, while in Europe, there will be an option for the manual, as well. The hybrid variant will include a 1.5 liter inline 4 petrol engine in combination with an electric motor.
2016 Chevy Malibu Pricing
The new Malibu is scheduled to hit the sales in the last quarter of 2015. There is still plenty of time until that, but the price point for the basic model is well known – it will be around $24,000. Given the price of the competition, the new 2016 Chevy Malibu will have a good chance of being the best bang for the buck in the class.
More info can be found on official Chevrolet site.