Chevrolet started the New York Auto Show to introduce their new car 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO in the sedan model which is the most fuel-efficient vehicles in their 100-year history of this. The new Chevrolet Malibu ECO features eAssist ™”light electrification” technology is engineered to deliver 26 mpg is expected to push to 38 mpg on the highway without sacrificing urban high-performance car.
ECO 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan is based on a model that will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. The Sales of new Malibu ECO began in the United States in the summer of 2012. The price is yet to be announced officially.
“The Chevrolet Malibu ECO is a smart choice for customers WHO Want excellent fuel economy without the price premium of the popular hybrid sedans,” said Rick Scheidt, Chevrolet vice president of marketing. “The Malibu ECO’s 38-mpg highway estimate is comparable with those hybrids.”
Malibu’s eAssist system using the battery state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor generator that functions to activate the electric regenerative braking function that helps and start-stop. The result is very efficient, which weighs only 65 pounds (29 kg).
Chevrolet Malibu ECO is also equipped with an aerodynamic exterior, including the aero enhancements at the bottom of the car and electronically controlled louvres below that have been closed at high speed to push more air over and around vehicles. This increase is able to provide aerodynamic efficiency to boost the economical use of fuel.
Along with the Ecotec 2.4L and six-speed transmission, the eAssist system uses power stored in the air-cooled, lithium-ion battery to provide needed electrical boost in various driving scenarios, optimizing engine and transmission operation. An advanced 115V lithium-ion battery and latest-generation 15-kW motor-generator unit help increase fuel economy through:
The Chevrolet Malibu ECO is part of the all-new, 2013 Malibu lineup – Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan – which gives customers more style, fuel efficiency, content and features, craftsmanship, and dynamic capabilities rivaling high-end sedans. Product highlights for North American models include:
The Malibu’s interior was designed to bring an element of sophistication to everyday driving, featuring an all-new dual cockpit design with more room, thanks to its increased width. Compared to the previous model, Malibu has nearly four cubic feet (113 L) of additional interior volume, along with more front and rear shoulder and hip room and more than one cubic foot (28 L) of extra trunk space. Available soft, ice-blue ambient lighting reflects off of and complements chrome accents and ensures even, consistent illumination along the instrument panel and in storage pockets.
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