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2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Pricing Revealed

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This screen capture animation provides an under-the-skin look at hybrid components in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, which will get a General Motors-estimated 48 mpg in city driving.

Screen capture animation of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid’s powertrain

Today General Motors announced that the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hyubrid LT will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $28,645 (not including the $875 destination fee or tax, title, and license).

Using an all-new technologies borrowed from the 2016 Volt, the new Malibu Hybrid yields a GM-estimated 48 mpg in city driving, 45 mpg on the highway, and 47 mpg combined. Official EPA fuel economy ratings are still pending, but if GM’s estimates are correct, the Malibu Hybrid will be a leader in the mid-size car segment, and even more efficient than the Volt.

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The Malibu Hybrid features a new Ecotec 1.8-liter hybrid optimized direct-injected engine, which is mated with a two-motor electric drive unit to produce exceptional mileage.

“The Malibu leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt,” said Steve Majoros, Chevy’s marketing director of cars and crossovers. “By leveraging technology, we are broadening our level of expertise and lessons learned to bring consumers a world-class hybrid.”

The Malibu Hybrid will also come standard with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen, a rear vision camera, and available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

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Built at the GM Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas City, Kansas, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is also equipped with standard cruise control, push-button start with passive entry, and 10 standard airbags.