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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:17 AM
Snowman wrote:

????
gm paid back all of its gov bailot already

no they transferred the debt to a different govt program.




Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Saturday, April 09, 2011 12:13 AM
Mike Demo wrote:

Snowman wrote:

????
gm paid back all of its gov bailot already

no they transferred the debt to a different govt program.
the media has you guys fooled. wow


see ya!

Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Saturday, April 09, 2011 11:40 AM




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Saturday, April 09, 2011 1:30 PM
^^^ Nice I wonder if that's the new GM/Android head unit they've been developing.




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Saturday, April 09, 2011 6:30 PM
I lol at the people that say they won't buy gm till they pay back the money..

How do you want them to earn that money?

Lolz




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:23 AM
GM's new update.




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:40 PM
ExESIVEFIRE wrote:

I lol at the people that say they won't buy gm till they pay back the money..

How do you want them to earn that money?

Lolz


I still bought a new GM, but i still think it's shady how they tried to spin it like they paid it all back and patting them selves on the back when they didn't do anything but pay one card off with another. Lame.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:07 PM
They did pay back all the money that was "Loaned" to them.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:00 PM
Dimitri wrote:

They did pay back all the money that was "Loaned" to them.

With another loan...by the government.
Oh, by the way that money the Government loaned to them (both times) were paid by you the taxpayer. You bailed them out with a loan, then you paid off that loan as well. Not exactly sure how you call that payback...but it's brilliant on their behalf.
Anyways back to the topic. The new Malibu is awesome, I already loved the new Regal, and I think I like this a bit more. What's the chance for a new Malibu SS with the Regal GS's AWD and turbo motor?






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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Sunday, April 17, 2011 2:29 PM
Update from GM, China's version...




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:21 PM
The Chinese version looks so.....Chinese!!! lol

Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Monday, April 18, 2011 5:27 AM
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Monday, April 18, 2011 5:32 AM

At least with this one they didn't stop designing it past the C pillar








Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Monday, April 18, 2011 11:23 PM








From GM...
■All-new exterior designed to stand out around the world
■All-new, dual-cockpit interior with more room, more quietness, more premium materials and content, and greater craftsmanship
■All-new, fuel-efficient, 2.5L four-cylinder Ecotec engine with next-generation six-speed automatic powertrain
■All-new ride and handling package engineered for best-in-class performance
■All-new, aerodynamically efficient shape and active shutter system save fuel and reduce wind noise
■All-new Chevrolet MyLink in-car infotainment system integrates online services like Pandora® Internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio®
■New radio face that articulates up and down revealing a six-inch-deep hidden storage compartment, a first for a U.S. midsize sedan
■New safety features including 10 air bags, lane departure/forward collision warning system and a rearview camera system
■On sale in the U.S. in 2012

DETROIT and SHANGHAI – The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu made its global debut today, with simultaneous introductions in the United States and China – two of the nearly 100 countries on six continents where it will be sold. Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan will provide customers from Shanghai to New York and Sydney to Sao Paulo with expressive design, advanced technologies, ride performance and fuel-efficient powertrains.

“The current Malibu has left an award-winning impression and changed the way people think about Chevrolet. It redefined what an American midsize car could be,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “This all-new Malibu delivers on the intangibles of today’s Malibu but gives customers even more: more style, fuel efficiency, content and features, craftsmanship, and dynamic capabilities rivaling high-end sedans.”

Product highlights for North American models include:
■All-new, fuel-efficient and powerful 2.5L four-cylinder engine and next-generation six-speed automatic that lead Malibu’s powertrain lineup
■Expressive exterior design with a wide, athletic stance
■Segment-best aerodynamics – close to those of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car – that enhance fuel efficiency and reduce wind noise, including active electronic shutters on select models
■All-new, Chevrolet-signature dual-cockpit interior that is more spacious, features premium materials and is engineered to be the quietest in the midsize segment
■New Chevrolet MyLink connectivity seamlessly integrates online services like Pandora® internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio®
■European-influenced ride and handling traits
■New safety features and technologies including 10 air bags, ultra-high-strength steel, lane departure warning/forward collision warning and rearview camera system

Expressive and efficient exterior

“The exterior design of the all-new Malibu carries DNA from its sister vehicles, the Camaro and Corvette, to bring a sporty sensibility to the family sedan segment,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director for GM exterior design and Chevrolet Brand Champion.

A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to Malibu and give it a more aggressive appearance. The new Malibu has a 4.5-inch (114 mm) shorter wheelbase and 62-inch (1,574 mm) front and rear tracks that are more than 2 inches (51 mm) wider than the model it replaces.

Other exterior design cues include Chevrolet’s dual-port grille, projector HID headlamps, larger Chevrolet bow-tie badges front and rear, and new Camaro-inspired LED dual-element taillamps. The look is complemented by a range of large 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels.

The new Malibu exterior is anticipated to be SAE-certified as one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in the segment, with a coefficient of drag (Cd) rating near Chevrolet Volt’s Cd of .280. Because of Malibu’s new shape and design, engineers were able to remove 60 counts of wind drag compared to the model it replaces.

Malibu also has electronically controlled and integrated active aero shutters (select models in North American markets) to improve aerodynamics and enhance fuel economy without sacrificing the exterior design.

Malibu’s active shutter system automatically closes airflow through the lower intake opening when air intake is least needed. When closed, the shutter system enhances aerodynamic performance by redirecting airflow around the front of the vehicle and down the sides, rather than through it. Whether the shutter is open or closed depends on engine coolant temperature and speed – for example, the shutters open when the car is traveling up a hill, pulling a trailer, or in hot city driving; the shutters close at highway speeds when less engine cooling is required.

Roomier, more refined interior

The new Malibu interior was designed to bring an element of sophistication to everyday driving, featuring an all-new dual cockpit design that creates an inviting, roomy and comfortable environment.

The increased width of the new Malibu means a more spacious cabin. Compared to the previous model, it has nearly 4 cubic feet (113 L) of additional interior volume, along with more shoulder and hip room.

The Malibu interior features metallic, chrome or wood accents located around the shifter, surrounding the center stack, around the instrument cluster and on doors and the steering wheel. Soft, ice blue ambient lighting reflects off of and complements chrome accents and ensures even, consistent illumination along the instrument panel and in storage pockets. Ice blue lighting on the center stack dials, exposed ice blue French contrast stitching, soft-touch and textured surfaces, and strategic applications of noise-deadening materials add to Malibu’s interior refinement.

The Malibu also has a number of storage areas, including a radio face that articulates up and down to reveal a six-inch deep storage area behind its seven-inch touch-screen radio display – a U.S. first in a midsize car. Malibu will also offer a full range of the latest infotainment options, including new color radio systems and an available navigation system.

Malibu will include Chevrolet’s new MyLink infotainment package at launch. It builds on the safety and security of OnStar and seamlessly integrates online services like Pandora® internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio®. MyLink integrates wireless connectivity through Bluetooth to enable hands-free use of selected smart phone apps while the device remains safely stowed.

MyLink features a high-resolution, full-color touch screen display designed to manage the number of steps required to complete a task. MyLink also adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smart phones, building on the Bluetooth hands-free calling capability already offered in most Chevrolet vehicles.

All-new 2.5L powertrain

The 2013 Malibu features a global lineup of fuel-efficient and powerful four-cylinder engines that complements its European-inspired driving characteristics.

An all-new Ecotec 2.5L dual overhead cam, four-cylinder engine with direct injection leads Malibu’s engine lineup in North America. It is expected to be one of the most efficient of its size in the market. New features include enhanced authority continuously variable valve timing, variable-displacement oil pump and electronic thermostat that save fuel, while delivering V-6-like performance. It is estimated the engine will be SAE-certified at more than 190 horsepower (141 kW) and 180 lb.-ft. of torque (245 Nm). The new engine has noise-reducing features such as a cast exhaust manifold, steel crank, low-noise timing chain and direct mount accessories that contribute to a quiet-cabin experience.

The 2.5L is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic with features designed to enhance powertrain efficiency. They include changes to clutch controls and hardware that improves shift response and time. These changes enabled engineers to specify higher gearing to improve cruising efficiency while maintaining acceleration performance and driveability.

Driving experience

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu delivers precise ride and handling. It has been engineered to be best-in-class and on par with more expensive sports sedans.

Benefiting from continuous refinement of an award-winning global architecture, engineers have tested, tuned and calibrated the Malibu on rural roads, highways, freeways and GM validation facilities around the world.

Contributing to the Malibu’s ride and handling characteristics are:
■A solid body structure as stiff as any in the global midsize sedan market, allowing for precise tuning and dynamic vehicle control
■A premium steering gear for smooth, precise responsiveness and on-center feel
■Proven and continuously refined MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspensions
■Large, ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes, clamped on by dual-piston front and single-piston rear aluminum calipers, which are expected to deliver segment-best stopping distance
■An isolated engine cradle for tuned, refined feedback, without noise or vibration
■Fuel-saving electric power rack-and-pinion variable-effort power steering, resulting in effortless low-speed maneuvers and a higher degree of steering feel at higher speeds
■Chassis control technologies include four-channel anti-lock brakes, full-function traction control, four-corner electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist system, corner brake control, hydraulic brake fade assist and drag torque control.

Safety features

When it comes to safety features, the new Malibu will be one of the best-equipped in the segment. The Malibu will also be pedestrian protection-compliant in all markets where it is sold, and for the first time in North America. Pedestrian protection design in the front of the vehicle reduces the chance of secondary collision between the pedestrian and engine block in car-pedestrian accidents.

The Malibu will also offer these standard and available safety features:
■Dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags
■Driver and front passenger pelvic/thorax side-impact air bags
■Driver and passenger knee air bags
■Roof rail air bags with rollover protection
■Available second-row head/thorax side-impact air bags
■Available lane departure warning system with forward collision alert
■Available rearview camera system

OnStar is also included in Malibu’s safety features and includes Automatic Crash Response, as well as improved voice recognition technology, remote diagnostics, remote door unlock, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and six months of uplevel Directions and Connections service that includes Turn-By-Turn Navigation.

The new Malibu comes in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, with 10 exterior colors and four interior color combination choices in North America, depending on the model. Malibu production in the United States begins in early 2012. It will be built in multiple locations around the globe, including the Fairfax, Kan. and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants in the United States. Pricing will be announced later this year.


2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model:
2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Body style / driveline:
4-door, 5-passenger front-engine transaxle (front-drive)

Construction:
Steel body-frame integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel and trunk lid

Global vehicle class:
midsize sedan

Manufacturing locations (North American models):
Fairfax, Kan.
Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich.

Key competitors:
Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord

Engine

Type:
Ecotec 2.5L DOHC I-4 VVT DI

Displacement (cu. in. / cc):
152.5 / 2499

Bore & stroke (in. / mm):
3.46 x 3.97 / 88 x 101

Block material:
lost foam cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:
lost foam cast aluminum

Valvetrain:
overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Valve lifters:
hydraulic roller finger follower
Ignition system:
coil-on-plug

Fuel delivery:
high-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:
11.3:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):
190 / 141 @ 6200 estimated, SAE certification pending

Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):
180 / 245 @ 4500 estimated, SAE certification pending

Recommended fuel:
regular unleaded

Max. engine speed (fuel cut-off):
7000 rpm

Emissions controls:
Secondary Air Injection (SAI) system, PZEV-capable, close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system

Additional features:
extended-life spark plugs
extended-life coolant

Estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):
TBD

Transmission
Type:
Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic
Gear ratios: (:1):
First:
4.58

Second:
2.96

Third:
1.91

Fourth:
1.45

Fifth:
1.00

Sixth:
0.75
Reverse:
2.84

Chassis/Suspension

Front:
independent, MacPherson strut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings

Rear:
four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar

Traction control:
all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention

Steering type:
rack-mounted electric rack-and-pinion power steering

Steering wheel turns lock-to-lock:
2.68

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (feet / meters):
37.4 / 11.4

Steering ratio:
15.2:1

Brakes

Type:
four-wheel disc w/ABS (w/ESC)

Brake rotor diameter – front (in / mm):
2.4L & 2.5L: 11.7 / 296 vented; dual-piston, aluminum caliper

Brake rotor diameter – rear (in / mm):
2.4L & 2.5L: 11.5 / 292 solid; single-piston, aluminum caliper

Wheels / Tires

Wheel size and type:
17 x 8.5-inch aluminum
18 x 8.5-inch aluminum
19 x 8.5-inch aluminum

Tires:
TBD

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm) :
107.8 / 2738

Overall length (in / mm):
191.3 / 4859

Overall width (in / mm):
73.0 / 1854

Overall height (in / mm):
57.6 / 1462

Front track (in / mm):
62.1 / 1577

Rear track (in / mm):
62.0 / 1574

Interior
Seating capacity (front / rear):
2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):
39.0 / 991 (front)
37.6 / 955 (rear)

Legroom (in / mm):
42.1 / 1069 (front)
36.9 / 936 (rear)

Shoulder room (in / mm):
57.5 / 1461 (front)
57.1 / 1450 (rear)

Hip room (in / mm):
55.7 / 1414 (front)
54.4 / 1382 (rear)

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L) :
100.0 / 2832

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):
116.3 / 3292

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):
16.3 / 462

Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L):
18.5 / 70

Engine oil (qt / L):
TBD

Cooling system (qt / L):
TBD

Curb weight (lb / kg):
TBD
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Monday, April 18, 2011 11:32 PM
^^^


Much better looking than the current design. It has a lot of Ford Taurus in profile, while the trunk has some aspects of the 1st gen Stratus. Overall it has a family "Chevy" look.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:01 AM
Those pics made me change my mind. The tails could be better. Overall I like it alot!



Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:59 AM
love it except for the camaro gaugepods & fake woodgrain on the steering wheel.










Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:00 AM
good looking car but i will wait till i see what it really looks like in the show room






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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:52 AM
I like it, tails seem a bit off but I'm sure that can be remedied.




Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:41 AM
Looking at the rear straight on, the trunk/integral spoiler look a little too high, but once you start seeing it off center it looks better.

Overall I really like it! Has a sporty look.

The 2.5L direct injection VVT Eco sounds like the North American motor not the Opal. As far as the transmission goes, it depends on the shift characteristics on how sporty it will be. The motor & transmission sounds like it should be good for overall driving.






Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:03 PM
It is the same hardware found here:
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=6&i=225685&t=225685#225685







From GM...
■First Chevrolet with new fuel-saving eAssist™ technology
■Estimated fuel economy of 26 city / 38 highway
■Uses own energy to recharge the battery and doesn’t use gas when stopped
■New exterior shape and features such as active grille shutters to enhance fuel economy
■As many as 550 miles of driving range between fill-ups

NEW YORK – Chevrolet celebrated Earth Day at the New York Auto Show by introducing the all-new 2013 Malibu ECO, the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in its 100-year history. It features eAssist™ “light electrification” technology, which is engineered to deliver an estimated 26 mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway without compromising performance.

ECO is based on the all-new, 2013 Malibu sedan, which will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. Sales of the new Malibu begin with the ECO model in the United States in early 2012. The Malibu LS, LT and LTZ trim level offerings join the ECO in summer 2012. Pricing will be announced later.

“The Malibu ECO is a smart choice for customers who want excellent fuel economy without the price premium of popular hybrid sedans,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “The Malibu ECO’s 38-mpg highway estimate is comparable with those hybrids.”

Malibu’s eAssist system uses a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and an electric motor-generator to enable regenerative braking electric assist and start-stop functionality. It is efficiently sized, weighing only 65 pounds (29 kg).

Malibu ECO also features an aerodynamic exterior – including underbody aero enhancements – and electronically controlled shutters in the lower grille that close at higher speeds to push more air over and around the vehicle. These enhancements increase aerodynamic efficiency to boost fuel economy.

An ECO gauge in the cluster continuously responds to driving behavior, encouraging fuel-efficient driving, while an Auto Stop Indicator on the tachometer informs the driver when the engine is in start-stop mode.

“Malibu ECO exemplifies Chevrolet’s drive to use technology that delivers high-value, gas-friendly performance,” said Scheidt. “In fact, the Malibu ECO delivers the fuel economy of a compact car in a midsize sedan.”

eAssist details

Malibu ECO’s eAssist system is mated to a 2.4L Ecotec direct-injection four-cylinder engine and next-generation six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L engine is efficient and lightweight, featuring dual-overhead cams, direct injection, continuously variable intake and exhaust timing and electronic throttle control, as well as a lightweight aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. It is rated at an estimated 180 horsepower (134 kW) and is a variant of the same engine that was recognized as one of Ward's Ten Best Engines in 2010.

Along with the Ecotec 2.4L and six-speed transmission, the eAssist system uses power stored in the air-cooled, lithium-ion battery to provide needed electrical boost in various driving scenarios, optimizing engine and transmission operation. An advanced 115V lithium-ion battery and latest-generation 15-kW motor-generator unit help increase fuel economy through:

■Regenerative braking, which provides up to 15 kW of electricity to charge the battery
■Providing up to 15 hp (11 kW) of electric power assistance during heavier acceleration
■Using electricity instead of gasoline when stopped, with automatic and smooth engine start-stop functionality
■Aggressive fuel cut-off during deceleration down to zero mph for added fuel savings
■Intelligent charge/discharge of the high-voltage battery.

The eAssist system captures up to 15kW of energy that would be normally lost during braking and uses it to recharge the lithium-ion battery. The system also shuts down fuel delivery in certain deceleration conditions, further improving fuel economy. While in fuel shut-off mode, the motor-generator unit continues spinning along with the engine to provide immediate and smooth take-off power when the driver presses on the accelerator. As the vehicle comes to a stop, the engine’s start-stop function is active when the motor-generator unit brings the engine to a smooth stop to position it properly for a smooth restart when the brake is released.

A hill-assist system captures brake pressure to help keep the vehicle stationary when eAssist’s start-stop function is activated on a moderate or steep grade, allowing the driver to accelerate more smoothly from a stop.

Malibu ECO’s eAssist power pack brings together the lithium-ion battery, the integrated power inverter and 12V power supply. It is located in the trunk, behind the rear seat. The electric motor-generator is mounted to the engine in place of the alternator to provide both motor assist and electric-generating functions through an engine belt-drive system. The motor-generator is a high-performance, compact induction motor that is liquid-cooled for increased performance and efficiency. An electric fan cools the power pack, drawing air from a vent located behind the rear seat.

Thanks to eAssist technology, which also enables a numerically lower final drive ratio, the Malibu ECO can travel as much as 550 miles between fill-ups, despite having only a 15.8-gallon gas tank.

Aero efficiency

Malibu ECO – and the entire 2013 Malibu lineup – was designed to be aerodynamically efficient, with a coefficient of drag near the standout performance of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle.

Aerodynamic design engineers removed about 60 counts of wind drag from the new Malibu, compared to its predecessor. Malibu spent hundreds of hours in GM’s wind tunnel, fine-tuning the form to maximize fuel efficiency. For example, engineers shaped Malibu’s front corners so that air runs close and uninterrupted along the body sides to the rear of the vehicle.

Malibu ECO is among the first in the midsize segment with a fuel-saving, active shutter system in the lower grille. The Malibu ECO’s active shutter system automatically closes airflow through the lower intake opening when air intake is least needed. When closed, the shutter system enhances aero performance by redirecting airflow around the front of the vehicle and down the sides, rather than through it. The shutter is open or closed based on engine coolant temperature and speed. For example, the shutters open when the car is traveling up a hill, pulling a trailer, or in hot city driving; the shutters close at highway speeds when engine cooling is less required.

■Other aerodynamic features on the Malibu ECO include:
■Outside rearview mirrors designed to maximize aerodynamic efficiency
■Taillamps are shaped for aero performance without design penalty
■Four underbody panels – more commonly found on premium-priced cars – cover approximately 50 percent of the lower portion of the vehicle and provide an aerodynamically clean flow path under the vehicle
■Standard 17-inch wheels and low-rolling-resistance tires engineered to improve fuel economy.

About the all-new 2013 Malibu

The Malibu ECO is part of the all-new, 2013 Malibu lineup – Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan – which gives customers more style, fuel efficiency, content and features, craftsmanship, and dynamic capabilities rivaling high-end sedans. Product highlights for North American models include:

■Expressive exterior design with a wide, athletic stance
■Segment-best aerodynamics – close to those of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car – that enhance fuel efficiency and reduce wind noise, including active electronic shutters on select models
■All-new, Chevrolet-signature dual-cockpit interior that is more spacious, features premium materials and is engineered to be the quietest in the midsize segment
■New Chevrolet MyLink connectivity seamlessly integrates online services like Pandora® Internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio®
■European-influenced ride and handling traits
■New safety features and technologies including up to 10 air bags, ultra-high-strength steel, lane departure warning/forward collision warning and rearview camera system.

The exterior design of the all-new Malibu carries DNA from its sister vehicles, the Camaro and Corvette. A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to Malibu and give it a more aggressive, track-tested appearance. It has a 4.5-inch (114mm) shorter wheelbase and 62-inch (1,574mm) front and rear tracks that are more than 2 inches (51mm) wider than the model it replaces.

The Malibu’s interior was designed to bring an element of sophistication to everyday driving, featuring an all-new dual cockpit design with more room, thanks to its increased width. Compared to the previous model, Malibu has nearly four cubic feet (113 L) of additional interior volume, along with more front and rear shoulder and hip room and more than one cubic foot (28 L) of extra trunk space. Available soft, ice-blue ambient lighting reflects off of and complements chrome accents and ensures even, consistent illumination along the instrument panel and in storage pockets.

The Malibu also has a number of storage areas, including a radio face that articulates up and down to reveal a six-inch deep, illuminated storage area behind its seven-inch touch-screen radio display – a U.S. first in a midsize car. Malibu will also offer a full range of the latest infotainment options, including new color radio systems and an available navigation system.

Malibu will include Chevrolet’s new MyLink infotainment package at launch. It builds on the safety and security of OnStar and seamlessly integrates online services like Pandora® Internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio®. MyLink integrates wireless connectivity through Bluetooth to enable hands-free use of selected smart phone apps while the device remains safely stowed. It features a high-resolution, full-color touch screen display designed to manage the number of steps required to complete a task.

A global lineup of fuel-efficient and powerful four-cylinder engines complements the Malibu’s European-inspired driving characteristics. In addition to the ECO’s Ecotec 2.4L engine, the Malibu’s North American lineup also features an all-new Ecotec 2.5L dual overhead cam, four-cylinder engine with direct injection. It has new features, including enhanced authority continuously variable valve timing, variable-displacement oil pump and electronic thermostat that save fuel while delivering V-6-like performance. It is estimated the engine will be SAE certified at more than 190 horsepower (141 kW) and 180 lb.-ft. of torque (245 Nm). Both engines are mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic with features designed to enhance powertrain efficiency.

When it comes to the driving experience, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu has been engineered to deliver ride and handling capabilities that are best-in-class and on par with more expensive sports sedans. These include:

■A solid body structure as stiff as any in the global midsize sedan market, allowing for precise tuning and dynamic vehicle control
■A premium steering gear that ensures smooth, precise responsiveness and on-center feel
■Proven and continuously refined MacPherson strut front and mutli-link rear suspensions
■Large, ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes, clamped on by dual-piston front and single-piston rear aluminum calipers, which are expected to deliver best-in-class stopping distance
■An isolated engine cradle for tuned, refined feedback, without noise or vibration
■Fuel-saving electric power rack-and-pinion variable-effort power steering, resulting in effortless low-speed maneuvers and a higher degree of steering feel at higher speeds
■Chassis control technologies include four-channel anti-lock brakes, full-function traction control, four-corner electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist system, corner brake control, hydraulic brake fade assist and drag torque control.

The new Malibu will be built in multiple locations around the globe, including the Fairfax, Kan. and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants in the United States.




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:18 PM
I actually like it alot, this is kinda what i want for a next car, high tech, comfy, decent looks and great on gas, only real question is how much is it going to cost, the cruze I think is quite overpriced for no more than it is



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:06 PM
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:08 PM
What were you expecting? A good ol' 3.1?
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:30 PM
This engine better be at least 200HP when it is finalized and certified by the SAE.



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