2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco starting from $25,995
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will be hitting the dealerships in the first quarter of 2012 and General Motors will also offer an Eco version of the car which will have a base price of $25,995, including here the $760 destination charge. GM says that this is the most efficient Malibu that they have ever made and it will use the eAssist mild-hybrid technology that has an electric motor-generator and a lithium-ion battery that enables regenerative braking, start/stop functionality and electric assist.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco comes with a 4-cylinder 2.4-liter Ecotec engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The conventional engine is capable of developing 180 hp but it can receive an additional 15 hp during more powerful acceleration from the aforementioned eAssist system.
EPA figures are still pending, but General Motors says that the upcoming 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco will be able to return 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
This frugal version will be the first to be launched in the U.S., followed in the summer by the LS, LT and LTZ trim levels that are powered by a 2.5-liter Ecotec engine that develops 169 hp.
Source: General Motors
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