2013 Chevy Malibu Eco With eAssist Technology
Malibu is one of the top brands of the American car manufacturer Chevrolet since the 1960′s and it has come a long way from being a revamped Chevelle and into becoming a separate and top choice model and now into a Hybrid green auto using the much favored eassist technology.
Tne new Malibu Eco 2013 is the eight generation of the Chevvy Malibu lines and will be out in a couple of months. It is also the first of the Malibu cars to use the eAssist technology which are currently present in LaCrosse and Regal cars. The Malibu Eco has a Ecotec 2.4 liter and the eAssist mild hybrid system and uses the next generation Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed transmission. There will also be an upgraded version to be released in the last quarter of this year built with Ecotec 2.5 liter and turbocharged 2.0 liter engines.
Malibu Eco motor can supply up to 15 horsepower in a 2.4 liter engine. It has better acceleration due to its combined 182 horse power and 172 pound feet torque. With the eAssist system, almost 15 kilowatts of power can be saved during brakes and can use it to recharge the battery. The Auto-stop mode can also save lots of fuels by shutting off the fuel flow when there is a deceleration when driving the car.
The eAssist also gives a greater cruising experience for the driver and provides assistance so that there is a mild acceleration when the car is climbing. The motor is also liquid cooled and attached to the Ecotec engine which provides electricity generation via revised engine and saves fuel and power. Malibu Eco 2012 also features active shutter system which provides better aerodynamics resulting to improved fuel saving.
The Malibu Eco 2013 has the highest fuel economy compared to other models with 2.4 liter engine. it can recoup a 12% greater fuel efficiency.The car can travel 500 miles with a 15.8-gallon fuel tank. If you are looking for a hybrid car with great performance and fuel efficiency then this car is for you.