- Key Competitors: Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon, Subaru Legacy.
- Power: 2.5: Ecotech direct-inject I4 making 190-hp/180lb-ft; 2.4L Ecotec I4 mated to electric-motors 180-hp/170 lb-ft.
- Transmission: Six-speed automatic.
- Pricing: TBA
The General revealed the blisteringly handsome and new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu earlier today at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
Going on sale in over 100 countries worldwide, the 2013 Malibu gets a completely redesigned exterior that’s heavily inspired by the current Corvette and Camaro and, well, look at it. The inside gets reworked too featuring an all-new dual-cockpit inspired interior that mimics classic Chevys of the past.
Also finding its way into the new Malibu is Chevrolet’s MyLink in-car infotainment system as well as a safety-intensive interior that sports more airbags than a lowrider Mexican stand-off. Adding to the safety features, a lane-departure/forward collision warning system is included as well as a rearview camera.
The only engine provided is a 2.5L Ecotec direct-injected four-pot in North America. Good for about 190-hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, the engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed auto allowing the new Malibu to achieve better fuel-economy and performance. The only other powertrain option for this new Malibu ECO, featuring a compact and very high-tech battery and motor/generator.
The 2013 Malibu will go on sale sometime shortly before the world is supposed to end in LS, LT and LTZ trim-levels. Prices will also be announced closer to launch date.
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