GM prices 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybridby Justin King
Arriving this spring, the hybrid will sell for $28,645.
General Motors has finally announced pricing information for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT.
The electrified sedan will arrive on the market for $28,645 (including $875 freight), representing a $6,250 premium over the base model or $2,750 above the similarly-equipped non-hybrid LT trim. The MSRP is also a few thousand more than the previous-generation Malibu Eco mild hybrid, which was retired after GM introduced a revised 2.5-liter engine that achieved essentially the same efficiency without the eAssist hardware.
The new Malibu Hybrid takes advantage of technology developed for the Chevy Volt, including dual electric motors and a slightly modified drive unit. The system is paired with a 1.8-liter direct-injected Ecotec engine, optimized specifically for a hybrid configuration.
EPA fuel-efficiency estimates are still pending, though GM expects it to receive a city/highway rating of 48/47 mpg and a combined figure of 47 mpg.
The first 2016 Malibu Hybrid sedans will begin arriving in US showrooms by spring 2016.