2016 Chevrolet Malibu
The new Malibu is quite a departure.
So far, I like the one from 2 generations ago the best. That design was really great and simple.
The current one always looked like a bad copy.
This new one is really going for something else.
(Too bad they didn’t go all the way and made it a real hatchback…)
The “big” 2.4 Liter is gone as the standard engine.
It is replaced by a “tiny” new 1.5 Liter Turbo with 160HP.
While 27 City is quite impressive for a car this size, I would have expected more than 37 HWY with such a small engine.
(The Altima with its “old and big” 2.5 Liter gets 38.)
Otherwise the 2.0 Liter Turbo with now 250HP is still available.
And an all new Hybrid version is coming as well.
With a 1.8 Liter engine. A modified version of the one used in the 2016 Volt. With 182HP.
That is supposed to be getting 45MPG combined.
Which, I think, is similar to the Jetta Hybrid.
(A really great Hybrid no one seems to be talking about…)