2013 Chevrolet Malibu
From the 2011 New York Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look
at the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco (2011 New York Auto Show)
Chevrolet celebrated Earth Day at the 2011 New York Auto Show by
introducing the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO, the most fuel-efficient
midsize sedan in its 100-year history. It features eAssistâ„¢ "light
electrification" technology, which is engineered to deliver an estimated 26
mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway without compromising
ECO is based on the all-new, 2013 Malibu sedan, which will be sold in
nearly 100 countries on six continents. Sales of the new Malibu begin with
the ECO model in the United States in early 2012. The Malibu LS, LT and LTZ
trim level offerings join the ECO in summer 2012. Pricing will be announced
"The Chevrolet Malibu ECO is a smart choice for customers who want
excellent fuel economy without the price premium of popular hybrid sedans,"
said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "The Malibu ECO's
38-mpg highway estimate is comparable with those hybrids."
Malibu's eAssist system uses a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and an
electric motor-generator to enable regenerative braking electric assist and
start-stop functionality. It is efficiently sized, weighing only 65 pounds
Chevrolet Malibu ECO also features an aerodynamic exterior - including
underbody aero enhancements - and electronically controlled shutters in the
lower grille that close at higher speeds to push more air over and around
the vehicle. These enhancements increase aerodynamic efficiency to Boost fuel economy.
An ECO gauge in the cluster continuously responds to driving behavior,
encouraging fuel-efficient driving, while an Auto Stop Indicator on the
tachometer informs the driver when the engine is in start-stop mode.
"Malibu ECO exemplifies Chevrolet's drive to use technology that delivers
high-value, gas-friendly performance," said Scheidt. "In fact, the Malibu
ECO delivers the fuel economy of a compact car in a midsize sedan."