2016 Chevy Malibu derives a lot of inspiration for its design from other companion models – its tail lamps highly resemble that of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. In addition to that it offers a redesigned grille pattern along with muscular bulges & sleek and well defined contour lines. Other significant changes include slim head lights, redesigned bumper, newly added LED day time running lights etc. In overall 2016 Chevy Malibu is speculated to have a relatively more angular design in comparison to its predecessors. Also, one should note that its grille has been positioned slightly lower in the front that makes it look more elegant in appearance & at the same time provides it a sporty look.
2016 Chevy Malibu: Redesign and Features
In terms of major achievements in interior styling, 2016 Chevy Malibu offers a highly spacious interior cabin with greatly increased back seat leg room and front end hip room. This allows for a more comfortable seating arrangement which can easily accommodate a total of 5 adult passengers. Also, notable modifications have been made to the dash board or center console which is further accompanies by an updated infotainment system and other state of art technological devices. It also sports a brand new steering wheel that provides a refreshing to the car’s interior.
2016 Chevy Malibu: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Chevy Malibu is speculated to carry on with the power train of the previous production model which was rolled out in 2015. It consists of a 2.5 L naturally aspirated engine unit that is capable of producing a total of 191lbft torque & 197HP power output. Also one should note that the engine is paired with a 6 speed automatic power transmission system; however, one can also manually set the gear box. It can further easily accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just over 8.3 seconds and can attain a maximum speed of 130mph.
Many company insiders, however, speculated the existence of a secondary power train which consists of a 2.0L, inline four cylinder unit that can generate well over 295lbft torque & 259HP power. This model, labeled as – Malibu Turbo – offers an improved acceleration rate of 6.2 seconds. Also, EPA measured fuel economy for the standard power train is at 21/30mpg whereas for Malibu Turbo it is rated at 25/36mpg for city & highway roads respectively. In other words, Chevy Malibu’s engine has undergone a mild upgrade to increase overall power output without significantly compromising on fuel economy.
2016 Chevy Malibu: Release Date and Price
It should be noted that 2016 Chevy Malibu initially made its debut primarily as a rear wheel drive model but was later updated as a front wheel driving model after 1997. Essentially developed as a luxury midsized compact car, next generation Chevy Malibu is expected to be unveiled to the world at the 2015 Auto Show to be held in Detroit in Michigan, USA. One should also take note that next generation Chevy Malibu retains its original dynamic style but has been further updated to a have a relatively aggressive interior compared to its previous counterparts.