Minggu, 19 April 2015

NY Show 2015 Highlights: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

After got suffer because of its slow selling, Chevrolet Malibu is back. It comes up with brand new design, more efficient, new features, and new connectivity. Now, Malibu is 91 mm longer and 136 kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to high-strength steels. Its new exterior design is sleeker and more aggressive. At a glance, the mid-size sedan reminds me of its bigger sister, the full-size sedan Impala. Up front, Chevy’s designers put expressive headlamps, and typical dual-port grille. From side, the sculptured lines from A-pillar to C-pillar make the car muscular. At the rear, its design is totally different with Impala. It has elegant LED taillights and more dynamic looked thanks to use of dual-exhaust.

If Malibu exterior brings aggressive and dynamic theme, then its interior gives us more elegant and luxury atmosphere. Brown and beige dominate the cabin color. At the center cockpit, there’s 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen that will display Chevrolet MyLink system. Behind the three-spoke steering wheel, there’s an interactive instrument panel that will show the driver car condition. Meanwhile, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu offers 4-cylinder engine 1.8 liter produces 160 hp, 2.0 liter with 250 hp output, and hybrid version 1.8L with two electric motors that can make 182 hp.

Chevrolet debuts Teen Driver Monitoring System in 2016 Malibu. The system can mute the audio and disconnect any paired device to the car when front-seat occupants are not wearing safety belts. The tech provides audio and visual warning when the driver drive the car over speed limit. The system lets the parents see how their son or daughter drive the Malibu.

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