Get excited. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is coming and it’s bringing the best fuel economy in the segment with it. Based on the all-new 2016 Malibu we already love, the hybrid models provides a combined rating of 47 mpg and is scheduled to arrive here at College Chevrolet Buick during the spring of 2016.
Taking a page from the Chevy Volt playbook, the Malibu Hybrid features regenerative braking and the two-motor drive unit found in its sister plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with slight modifications. The Malibu also adds an all-new 1.8-liter engine. Together, the Malibu’s powertrain offers 182 horsepower and 45 miles per gallon on the highway. The car can travel up to 55 mph on all-electric power.
“Fuel efficiency is important to our customers, especially in the midsize segment and with an estimated 48 mpg city rating, the Malibu Hybrid delivers,” said president of General Motors, Dan Ammann.
The Malibu Hybrid was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show earlier this month.
Stay tuned for more information on the model as it is released. We will be sure to let you know a more specific date as to when to expect the vehicle to land in our showroom.