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How Chevrolet is Stepping Up their Green Game with the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO

Last updated 4 years ago

If you’re ready to experience what Chevrolet’s brand new fuel-efficiency technology can offer you in a midsize sedan, check out the Chevrolet Malibu ECO. To take a closer look at the stylish and affordable Chevy Malibu ECO, read on.

E-Assist Intelligent Fuel System

For 2013, Chevrolet implemented their new eAssist system in the Malibu ECO to optimize fuel use. When the Malibu ECO is stopped at a red light, coasting downhill, or sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, the eAssist system switches from using gas to using power provided by the battery pack to power the vehicle’s accessories. The system will also automatically shut the engine off to save fuel when the car is stopped. As soon as you take your foot off the brake pedal, eAssist will start the engine back up again.

Lithium-Ion Battery

The Chevy Malibu ECO’s new lithium-ion battery is built to aid the engine during heavy use. This makes for more forceful acceleration and hill-climbing capabilities, and even improves the overall fuel efficiency of the Chevrolet Malibu ECO.

Regenerative Braking

You won’t have to worry about charging the lithium-ion battery pack in the Chevrolet Malibu ECO. The Malibu ECO harnesses the unused power that’s generated by braking and converts it to electrical energy that can be stored and used to charge the Malibu ECO’s battery.

2.4L Ecotec 4-Cylinder Engine

Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and electric motor, the Chevrolet Malibu ECO gets a staggering 37 mpg highway and 25 mpg city, while delivering 182 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque.

Aerodynamic Tweaks

Another feature that’s unique to the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO is its exterior design, which features a variety of aerodynamic enhancements that can be seen in the smooth headlamps, rounded side mirrors, and sculpted rear pillar. There’s even a set of shutters in the front of the Malibu ECO’s grille that electronically close to reduce air resistance, and open whenever the Malibu ECO’s engine needs to be cooled.

Take a test drive in the brand-new Chevrolet Malibu ECO today at Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC of Youngstown. Call us at (330) 460-5983 for more information, and be sure to visit our website to see our current inventory of new and used cars.

 

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