Named after the Malibu city in California, the Chevy Malibu has its roots in the Chevrolet Chevelle when it was sold as the top trim of the Chevelle in the 1960’s and 1970’s. With stiff competition from impressive sedans like the Mazda 6, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord, the Malibu had been lacking lustre owing to its average looks and not so impressive features. All this is set to change with the launch of the 2016 Chevy Malibu.
Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, with this launch Chevrolet has decided to make a breakthrough by fixing all the ills that had been ailing the rundown models of the Malibu. As hardcore Chevrolet fans would hope, let’s keep our finger crossed for this new and luxurious sedan!
2016 Chevy Malibu release date
As information from the sources would suggest, the 2016 Chevy Malibu should be available for sale at dealerships in the last quarter of 2016.
2016 Chevy Malibu price
The base trim level for the Malibu 2016 should start from $22, 500.
2016 Chevy Malibu colors
Exterior color choices available for the Chevy Malibu include the following:
• Nightfall Gray
• Butte Red
• Autumn Bronze
• Blue Velvet
• Champagne Silver
• Crystal Red
• Iridescent Pearl
• Mosaic Black
2016 Chevy Malibu review
With impressive safety features, advanced connectivity and unmatched efficiency, the 2016 Chevy Malibu should create quite a stir in the market which is overflowing with sedans of all kinds. The mid-size car has already been voted as the Most Dependable Midsize Car in 2013, and with an even better 2016 model, the automobile will not only top its own performance but it also looks ready to edge out the heavyweight competition by Hyundai, Honda and Toyota.
With a windswept body style, the exterior of the car is sleek and classy. The sporty look is magnified with the assistance of cool LED daytime lamps and tail lamps. The interior has also been tweaked for a roomier feel.
2016 Chevy Malibu specs
The power train is updated and features choice between the following two engines, both of which have FWD and 6 speed automatic transmission:
• 1.5 liter four cylinder engine with the capability to produce 160 HP
• 2.0 liter four cylinder that can spin horse power of about 250
The impressive specs of the 1.5 liter 2016 Malibu are as follows:
• EPA- 22mpg highway and 32 mpg city
• 0 to 60- 6.1 seconds