Next-Gen Chevrolet Malibu Starts at $21,745

Next-Gen Chevrolet Malibu Starts at $21,745

The 2016 base price is $3,495 lower than the outgoing model






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Oshawa, Ontario (Wednesday, September 23, 2015) – The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, the most fuel-efficient, connected and technologically advanced version in the nameplate’s history – will be available in Canada with a starting suggested retail price of $21,745, plus a $1,650 destination freight charge for the L model. 

“We’ve continued our focus on delivering on the highest levels of quality, as evidenced by recent recognitions from J.D. Power on initial quality and long-term dependability,” said Shane Peever, brand manager, Chevrolet in Canada. “The 2016 Malibu is engineered and priced to give customers impressive value and technology that’s hard to compete with.”

For 2016, Malibu will be offered in five models, L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier. Standard equipment includes 10 airbags, cruise control, push-button start with passive entry and fuel-saving stop/start technology on the base 1.5L 4-cylinder engine.

The LS model, starting at $24,245, includes standard Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7-inch diagonal colour touch screen, available compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a rear vision camera. CarPlay and Android Auto are subject to Apple and Google privacy statements and require compatible smartphone and data plans.

The starting price for the LT model is $25,245 and is projected to offer a General Motors-estimated 8.7 L/100km city and 6.4 L/100km highway fuel efficiency, when equipped with the Ecotec 1.5L turbo engine with stop/start. Official ratings are not yet available. The LT model adds LED daytime running lamps and 8-way power driving seats.

A 2.0L turbo with an 8-speed transmission is available in the Premier model, starting at $$32,045. Malibu 2.0T models offer a GM-estimated 10.7 L/100km city and 7.4 L/100km highway fuel efficiency. Official ratings are not yet available.

The 2016 Malibu adds several new-to-Malibu safety technologies including Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking.  Teen Driver – available on LT and standard on Premier trims – helps support safe driving habits by muting the audio or any device paired with the vehicle when front-seat occupants aren’t wearing their seat belts. It is also the first in-vehicle system in the industry that lets parents view information on how their teenagers drove the vehicle, which can be a teaching tool to reinforce safe driving habits.

Longer and lighter, the new Malibu offers more rear interior space than the current model. Its wheelbase has been stretched nearly 100 mm (four inches), and it is nearly 136 kilograms (300 lbs) lighter than the previous model, to assist with handling and fuel economy.

The 2016 Malibu reaches an exceptional level of fuel efficiency with an all-new, available hybrid powertrain that uses technology from the Chevrolet Volt. It helps offer a GM-estimated 4.9 L/100km city, 5.2 L/100km highway– and 5.0 L/100km combined fuel efficiency, which is unsurpassed in the segment. Official estimates are not yet available.

Pricing for the Malibu Hybrid will be announced closer to its start of production in spring 2016.

The 2016 Malibu is built at the GM Fairfax Assembly facility, in Kansas City, Kan. from globally sourced parts.

About Chevrolet in Canada

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