The next generation of Chevrolet Malibu is underway. This mid size car is expected to come with a lot of new attributes, thus making it completely different and much better that the outgoing model. Since it was said that the current model did not feature important changes available in the auto industry, People anticipate that 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will be redesigned significantly. High on its demand list is the inclusion of more engine options or engine changes which could come with modern and improved functions. However, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will use the same Epsilon platform whose use is being prolonged a bit.
2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU: REDESGIN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
In terms of its exterior design, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will be entirely different form the outgoing model. Unlike the current model, this car will be rather calm than aggressive. Its front end, especially the hood is expected to longer and stylish. Again, the headlights will be positioned a bit lower and they will get a new design. In terms of its interior, it will get some posh looks. It will be more spacious and it will also get superior material addition. Further, it will acquire more road focused features, with its centre console being raised higher than it currently is.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu will be offered in three trim levels namely LS, LTZ and LT. Currently, this model has three variations, the LT and two LTZ trim levels. In terms of its exterior, there will be a split nose which will allow small air intake, a trapezoid mesh and grille and a slim upper air dam with Chevrolet’s badge in between. On its rear, there will be an inlet for the rear license plate. The interior will again come in two color cabin options plus high quality leather and wood finishing. Its dashboard will come with a protruded panel which contains a seven inch touch screen display. Again, there will be an optional pioneer premium speaker system on its LTZ trim level. All other levels will offer a standard six speakers, ten standard airbags, stability and traction controls, electronic cruise controls, rear cameras and rear parking sensors. In terms of its safety features, there will be antilock brakes, optional forward lock alerts, blind spot monitors, lane departure warnings and cross traffic alerts.
2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU: ENGINE AND OPTIONS
2016 Chevrolet Malibu is expected to come with quite an exciting engine collection under its hood. It is rumored to come with some engine choices, meaning that t will have one or two new engine options. Its current aspirated 2.5 liter engine will remain as a first choice. This engine provides 196 horsepower, but rumor has it that it might be improved further for the upcoming generation. In addition, more performance oriented engines will also be introduced. Alongside the base engine will be a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine which can deliver 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The next engine expected on 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is a hybrid model with turbocharged engine. There will also be an electric motor. Speaking of going green, there is a possibility of another full-on hybrid version, but again, these are just speculations.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu: Price, Release Date and Competitors
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is scheduled to be released by the end of 2015. Given the redesign and the extra modern features which are expected on this model, people also expected to see a price increase from its current model. This car is expected to cost around $ 24 000. Competitors of new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu on market will be: Ford Fusion and Opel Insignia.