MALIBU

 

 
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INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2013 MALIBU

 

With sophistication and refined ingenuity, expect nothing less than standing out. Inspired by the athletic stance of Camaro, the bold new design improvesaerodynamics while turning heads. The smooth ride goes hand-in-hand to deliver confident handling. Exceptional attention to detail throughout the vehicle’s design  helps offer up to an EPA-estimated 34 MPG on the highway. The precision continues on the inside with attractive styling, advanced technology, and entertainment options topped off with a level of comfort that you’ll have to experience yourself to fully appreciate. As the first truly global midsize sedan for Chevrolet, the design and technology of home is spreading worldwide.

 
 
 
 

 

   
 

 

 

 

Using Fuel Intelligently with eAssist

Midsize is taken to the next level with eAssist technology, a system that works intelligently  and subtly with the vehicle’s mechanics, capturing energy to help support the powertrain. The result is a remarkable EPA-estimated 37 MPG on the highway and a vehicle that uses fuel when you need it, and preserves it whenyou don’t.

 

 

 

 

Regenerative Braking

There’s no need to ever think about charging the lithium-ion battery. eAssist features egenerative braking that captures power normally lost during coasting or braking, converts it to electricity and stores it for when it’s needed, helping keep the lithium-ion battery charged and off your to-do list.

 

 

 

 

Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

How do you power a battery without charging it? It’s simple: Just drive and in certain scenarios the lithium-ion battery stores energy to keep charged. That energy is later used to deliver an electric boost to the engine during heavy acceleration or climbing a grade. And while the vehicle is at a stop, the engine shuts off and the battery-powered motor-generator unit powers  accessories, preserving fuel so it can be used later.

   
 
 

ECOTEC® 2.4L Direct Injection 4-Cylinder Engine

Offering an EPA-estimated 25 MPG city/37 highway in a midsize sedan takes careful thought. However, offering such remarkable fuel economy along with 182 horsepower and its solid, connected-to-the-road feel of a premium sedan … well, that takes passion. With its ECOTEC® 2.4L Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine that works intuitively with the 15 kW motor-generator unit to conserve fuel when it’s not needed, Malibu Eco uses smarter engineering for smarter driving.

15 kW Motor-Generator Unit

Owning the 2013 Malibu Eco means you get a smarter drive. When the car is stopped, it automatically switches from using gas to energy from the lithium-ion battery. The motor-generator unit brings the engine to a smooth stop and prepares it for aseamless start when the brake pedal is released. Drivers wouldn’t notice the transition if it weren’t for the integrated high-resolution full-color Driver Information Center and 7-inch diagonal touch-screen that display when the battery is supporting the powertrain.

     

 

UNMISTAKABLE FLAIR

All the right touches

With the aggressive stance of a sports car combined with the clean, classic lines of a high-end luxury car, the Chevy Malibu has all the right touches to attract attention. The vehicle has been designed to create a wider track and a shorter wheelbase that makes for a bold and yet unmistakably elegant presence – whether in motion or standing still.

Aside from striking style, Malibu also wields design with purpose. Aerodynamic details guide airflow seamlessly around the vehicle body to help increase fuel efficiency by decreasing resistance.

The aero-optimized rounded corners, taillamps and side mirrors allow the car to effortlessly slice through the air.

 

SOPHISTICATED, SPACIOUS, SCULPTED

While maintaining its sophisticated dual-cockpit design, the sport-sculpted seats have been highly bolstered for long-distance comfort.

In addition to premium comfort, storage options have been enhanced to provide even more roominess for your practical needs. The easily accessible storage includes an area behind the advanced infotainment touch-screen.

A high level of build quality and precision engineering can be found throughout Malibu whether in its refined surfacing with premium materials or the rich appointments available.

The sleek interior features acoustic laminated glass for a superb level of quietness as well as low-gloss surfacing and soft-touch tactility to provide a luxurious appearance.

 

 

SHEER PERFORMANCE

 

The Camaro inspired stance of the Malibu isn’t just a visible delight. Driving it, you’ll quickly understand why this car is made the way it is – sheer performance with excellent road-to-steering sensation and a rare sense of harmony at high speeds and around corners.

The new 2.4L DOHC ECOTEC engine offers excellent responsiveness. It’s willingness, and eagerness, to rev is made even sweeter by the fact that it offers performance without sacrificing fuel economy. With a well timed and intuitive 6-speed automatic transmission, the Malibu LTZ is sheer joy on the road.

Advanced technology, dynamic design and a heritage belonging to the world’s most memorable cars, the Malibu 2.4 LTZ is a breath of fresh air with its raw, naturally aspirated power.

 

SAFETY NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD

Protection is great, but prevention is better. The 2013 Malibu was designed with that in mind, offering technologies that can help avoid collisions altogether including 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction control and the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System.

Structural integrity of the vehicle is important during a collision and Malibu provides an extremely strong, stiff body and an ultra-high-strength steel safety cage, along with rollover protection.

The Chevrolet Malibu is engineered with other world-class chassis technologies, including ZF steering gear, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and a fully independent suspension. You’ll enjoy a new kind of confidence in every driving situation.