The premium Malibu Eco, the first of the Chevrolet’s brand-new line of Malibu mid-size sedan models, is now available for purchase at Chevy dealerships nationwide. With a pricetag of $25,995, including $760 delivery charges, this vehicle offers fuel savings in addition to a reasonable upfront cost in the realm of hybrids.
“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.”
Unique to the American market, this five-passenger vehicle boasts a wide range of eco-friendly features that maximize its efficiency and fuel optimization. Its 2.4L Ecotec direct injection variable Valve Timing four-cylinder engine will allow the car to “offer up to 38 MPG on the highway–that’s better than Toyota Camry Hybrid,” according to chevrolet.com. The Malibu Eco also features the first-ever eAssist technology for a Chevrolet, a state-of-the-art system that uses battery power with a generator to boost driving power and fuel efficiency.
Other features include a sporty appearance with a powerdome hood and an integrated rear spoiler; outside rearview mirrors made for maximum efficiency; Chevy’s dual-port grille; standard 17-inch alloy wheels; and low-rolling-resistance Goodyear tires.
“The Malibu Eco is a smart choice for customers who want a great looking car inside and out with excellent fuel economy, but without the higher price of some hybrid sedans,” said Russ Clark, director of Chevrolet marketing. “In short, it’s an incredible value.”
To learn more about the Malibu Eco 2013, see Chevrolet’s recent press release, published March 8.