In the spring of this year at the international auto show in New York, the North American automaker Chevrolet Malibu sedan showed visitors the new (ninth) generation.
The model changed very large scale: increased size of some, the appearance has become more athletic, the interior has changed.
In addition, the car has received a hybrid power plant, and has lost more than 100 kilograms of excess weight.
In the United States, sales of new products expected to start by the end of 2018-2019 year.
As for the Russian market, in our country machine, alas, does not appear (mid-size American sedans have no respect what an example – the previous generation Malibu, and before him Epica).
Review of the new Chevrolet Malibu
The new Chevrolet Malibu 2018-2019 model year has undergone major changes in the exterior.
It is worth noting vyshtampovki embossed on the sides of the body, strongly tilted rear pillar, kupeobraznuyu roofline and small rear part.
The front of the US new items made in “the family” company style with a massive bumper, divided into two parts, false radiator grille and long, narrow headlights.
Aft of the car also looks quite stylish.
Here, attention is drawn to wedge-shaped lights on the LED elements, the two polygonal exhaust pipe and a powerful bumper.
Now sedan Chevrolet Malibu 2018-2019 reaches a length of 491.7 centimeters (add 5.8 cm), and the distance between its axis is 282.9 centimeters (+ 9.1 cm).
Indicators width and height of the model have not changed and are still not exceed the 185.4 and 146.3 cm respectively.
At the heart of the Chevrolet Malibu 2018-2019 onwards
It is a new platform, but its suspension in comparison with the previous-generation car has not changed – the front desk arranged classical type “McPherson”, and the rear mounted multi-link design.
The wheels on both axles are equipped with an American news disc brakes, and steering model is equipped with electric power.
Overview salon Chevrolet Malibu 2018-2019
Salon Chevrolet Malibu also looks pretty spectacular.
Here in the presence of a nice instrument panel with color screen on-board computer, multifunction steering wheel firm and practical center console original form.
The car has received MyLink multimedia system with 7-inch display (in the most expensive trim screen 8-inch), which is located under the air conditioning control panel.
Chevrolet Malibu 2018-2019 model year received a comfortable front seats with pronounced lateral support.
On the back seat without any problems will accommodate three adult passengers – a free space allows, but will “push” the roof falls to feed on the scalp is too tall passengers.
In the interior design engineers applied finishing materials of high quality, among which we mention the soft-touch plastic, natural leather and decorative metal inserts.
Specifications Chevrolet Malibu 2018-2019
The motor range of new Chevrolet Malibu includes two 4-cylinder petrol power units series Ecotec direct injection technology and turbocharging.
Initial configuration sedan get the engine volume of 1.5 liters with the Start-Stop function.
It develops about 160-year-horsepower and about 250 Newton meters of maximum torque.
Fuel consumption in urban traffic is about 8.7 liters, and on the highway – no more than 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
This unit is paired with an automatic 6-speed gearbox.
The second engine in the range 2018-2019 Chevrolet Malibu has a working volume of 2.0 liters and produces about 250 horsepower and about 350 Newton-meters.
Here in urban driving conditions consumes about 10.6 liters of gasoline, and in the country – 7.3 liters per “hundred” kilometers.
This engine is also equipped with an automatic transmission, but on eight stages.
Talking about the technical characteristics, I would like to just touch on a very important point related to maintenance.
To the car served for many years, do not neglect the timely diagnosis using modern equipment, which will identify and troubleshoot in time.
Perform repairs and maintenance car- ried out only by qualified specialists, for example in the service station koreanaparts.ru/autoservice/chevrolet , where you can immediately calculate the cost of the work for all brands of Chevrolet and others.
The new 2018-2019 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid and has a modification in the arsenal of a petrol engine of 1.8 liters, two electric motors and power lithium-ion battery 1.5 kW / h.
The total capacity of the hybrid installation reaches 182’s horsepower.
In this modification alone can overcome the electricity up to 80 kilometers, accelerating at the same time to a maximum of 88 kilometers per hour.
Company Chevrolet offers a choice of five variants of the vehicle’s equipment – «L», «LS», «LT», «Premier» and «Hybrid».
In the initial configuration Autonovelties receive multimedia system with 7-inch display, 2-band climate control, just 10 airbags and a range of other equipment.
In the list of options appear on the ventilation function of the first row of seats, the front LED optics, wireless “charging” for smartphones, cruise control, and more.