For those who are the North American buyers, you do not need to wait any longer for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Sedans since the vehicles had already been shipped yesterday to the GM brand’s dealers through the States’ dealerships.
The first 2013 Chevy Malibu is built at GM’s Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas. However, later on, may be summer this year, the automaker is also planning to create other Malibus in its Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant.
The new vehicle comes in the form of Eco trim that employs the 2.4 liter Ecotec four- cylinder engine. The unit then mated to a six- speed automatic and the company’s eAssist mild- hybrid tech which makes use of a lithium- ion battery and an electric motor- generator. The output is figured at 180 ponies by the gasoline unit, yet when moving in heavier acceleration from the eAssist system, the horsepower is increased by 15 ponies.
The fuel economy is returned at 26 mpg in city driving cycle, while on the highway the fuel efficiency is returned at 38 mpg.
Some report stated that GM is planning to add a 2.5 liter four- cylinder Ecotec engine which is claimed to be able to deliver output of 190 hp. this new engine lineup is expected to be joined to the 2013 Malibu’s range later this summer. However, here is something new delivered by the company which stated that they will add one more engine option, an all- new 2.0 liter Ecotec Turbo to the Malibu’s range as the third optional engine later on this year.
There is no further information on the new engine, yet it seems that the engine will be the same turbocharged inline- four which has been introduced on the Cadillac ATS for 2013 model year. If it is true, then the new unit will deliver output at 270 horsepower and 260 lb- ft of torque.
Well, the 2013 Chevrolet Mallibu Sedan with the 2.4 liter Ecotec four- cylinder engine will be priced from $25,755 including the $760 destination fee.