General Motors’ commitment to bring the Chevrolet Malibu up to a higher standard has really shined in the new 2013 Malibu. Not only the new style is more attractive, it is much more fuel efficient and at the same time provides power levels that are equivalent or better to the previous generation.
If you have been following the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu news, then you may notice that it is more aerodynamic and sporty looking. This new sedan is Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan with a global design, advanced technologies, ride performance and fuel-efficient powertrains to satisfy customers all of the world.
But there is one distinctive attribute that Chevrolet is honing in, and that is to provide greater fuel efficiency in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan. As gas prices kept on creeping up, customers are more conscientious about fuel economy when buying a vehicle, and that is one factor that now has great emphasis on the buying decision than ever before.
Chevrolet has already done a great job to reduce fuel consumption in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan, but that is not enough. There are still more ways to reduce fuel consumption, and one of the ways is to reduce the air drag on the car. Due to the aerodynamic design of the 2013 Malibu, it allows the sedan to achieve the best fuel economy in its class. The new Malibu now has a Cd rating of 0.29, which indicates a low drag coefficient compared with the Volt with a Cd of 0.28.
To further reduce drag coefficient, the 2013 Malibu comes with a pair of shutters located in the lower grill opening of the front fascia. They open or close automatically to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. In addition to saving fuel, the 2013 Malibu’s new shape and dimensions also reduce cabin noise.
According to General Motors, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO with fuel-saving eAssist technology is expected to provide an estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. And at the same time, an all-new 2.5-liter Ecotec engine is expected to achieve more than 30 mpg on the highway.
The new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is available in LS, LT, ECO and LTZ trims in North America, and it will begin production in the United States by early 2012 with the ECO model first.