Concern General Motors at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2011 introduced the Chevrolet Malibu sedan 8 generation, which will be a global model and will be sold in a hundred different countries on seven continents. The next day the new product debuted at the Auto Show in New York. The new Chevrolet Malibu was completely different design with the company’s grille split in half, as well as unusually shaped rear lights with LEDs, reminiscent of the lights on the Coupe Chevrolet Camaro.
Configuration and price Chevrolet Malibu 2015.
|2.4 AT||$23,000||2.4 petrol (167 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
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The Chevrolet Malibu is based on platform Epsilon II, the familiar brands Opel Insignia and the Saab 9-5. The length of the new Malibu is 4859 mm wheelbase – 2738 (114 millimeters lower than that of the previous generation), and the amount of luggage – 462 liters. Similarities with the Camaro and viewed in the cabin of the new Malibu 2013. This primarily relates to the dashboard, the speedometer and tachometer is enclosed in “wells” of rectangular shape with rounded edges. Overall, the interior Chevrolet Malibu looks very solid, finishing in quality materials, and the center console is crowned fold-7-inch touch-screen multimedia system.
The base powertrain for the 2012 model year Malibu is a 2.5-liter Ecotec four-cylinder petrol engine with direct fuel injection capacity of 190 hp (245 Nm) and is mounted in a pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission. In the future, the motor line waiting for the extension. Its price we is $23,000 for the car in a fixed configuration with a xenon optics, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, a multimedia system with 7-inch screen, the system access to the salon and 18-inch wheels.
The updated Chevrolet Malibu 2015.
Less than a year since the start of sales of the new Chevrolet Malibu 8 generation as the automaker rolled out an updated version of the 2015 model year. The reason such a hasty restyling was the criticism from the American motoring journalists and local buyers. By the way, under similar circumstances, was recently re-styled Honda Civic 2014.
So, apparently to distinguish the updated 2015 Chevrolet Malibu cars from the pre-reform can be modified by the radiator grille with a larger lower section, as well as retouch taillights. The transmission lever on the dashboard moved closer to the driver, freeing up space for cupholders and niches under the phone.
As for the powertrain, the base 2.5-liter engine remained unchanged, but received a system of “start/stop” to allow five per cent improvement in fuel economy. Also in the US to buy a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu with two-liter turbo engine can output 259 hp (400 Nm). In addition, the company reported that the updated sedan got upgraded steering, upgraded brakes and suspension with recustomized recalibrated springs and dampers.