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2018 Chevy Malibu Hybrid review


The 2018 Chevy Malibu is ranked 4th among the battle for mid-size sedans such as Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Honda Accord. You would be surprised to know that the year 2016 saw an increase in the sales of the Malibu by 16%. That is a good sign and the car maker should capitalize on that by upgrading with a new car along with better equipment. According to sources, Chevrolet will be launching an all-new model around 2020. You can see some shades of the smaller Cruze and Impala in the new model. Till then we will see new 2018 Malibu slightly revamped with small modifications.

2018 Chevy Malibu Hybrid review,

2018 Chevy Malibu review of redesign

Exterior

The exterior of the new Chevrolet Malibu 2018 comes with a sleek design. The front grille, side doors, rear bumper, and the headlights might see minor upgrades. It will be available in five trim levels: L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier. All models comes with daytime running lights while premium models (LT, Hybrid and Premier) gets LED lights. Front fascia will be with super-bright HID headlights with implemented foglights. Side look will be recognizable by its design and 16-inch wheel for base model and there will be available 19-inch alloy wheels.

2018 Chevy Malibu interior

Interior

The 2018 Chevy Malibu is known for its massive list of equipments inside the car and it is no wonder that the car has done so well in the market. It comes with push button start, keyless entry, GM’s OnStar assistance system, rear view camera, ‘Teen Driver’ (which allows parents to monitor the driving of their children using the car), 7” touch screen infotainment (which can be upgraded to 8”), wireless phone charging, heated and cooled front seats, Wi-Fi, blind spot monitoring, low speed autonomous braking (which can be upgraded to high speed), auto lighting, lane departure warning, semi-automatic parking, and adaptive cruise control.

2018 Malibu specs

2018 Malibu specs

You might not notice much difference under the hood of the 2018 Malibu, because the car maker decided not to change the options for the powertrain. You will find the same small options for powertrain which include the 184 lb/ft of torque and 1.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder motor with 160 horsepower. This engine comes mated to 6-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. It also comes with an optional 2.0 liter turbo with 250 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque. Models with this engine will be equipped with Hydra-Matic 9-speed automatic gearbox. The Malibu Hybrid will be powered by a 1.8 liter petrol engine in combination with 2 smaller electric motors. This combination gives the car total system power of 182 horses and total system torque of 277 pounds of feet.

2018 Chevy Malibu price, release date

2018 Chevy Malibu price and release date

According to industry news, the company might release the redesigned 2018 Chevy Malibu during the autumn of 2017, but you never know how things work at Chevrolet. They are never short on surprises which mean that there can be slight delays. New reports also indicate a slight increase in the prices of the vehicle from what it is being sold right now. It usually depends on the model you are looking for. The base model will cost you somewhere around $23,000 and the top end model of the 2018 Malibu will come around for $35,000.

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