2016 Chevy Malibu redesign, changes, price – The latest generation of the Malibu hadn’t the success Chevy thought it would get mainly because it wasn’t such a good car. The chassis was okay but it lacked any kind of sportiness in it while the engines, even though they were powerful, they lacked the feedback a sports car should give to the driver. On top of all that, it didn’t look all that good either. The Chevy Malibu 2016 is set to change all that by offering an improved platform, new engines as well as a much better styling.
2016 Chevy Malibu redesign
On the interior, the new 2016 Chevy Malibu is said to improve quite drastically. While the previous car was no slouch, it did lack a few basic things as well as a better built interior. The newer generation will now feature a soft plastic dashboard, premium cloth upholstery as well as a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear changing knob. These and the new infotainment system Chevy will offer should make for a nice starting point. Leather upholstery and satellite navigation are going to be available even on the base model, but only as options.
The exterior of the Chevy Malibu 2016 has been revealed to the public in a camouflaged car and from what we can see; it seems that it will be a much better looking car. The front end now has the same proportions as the Impala while at the back we can now see the new tail lights which are both slimmer and better looking than those copies of the Camaro.
Chevy Malibu 2016 specs
As far as the engine would go, the Chevy Malibu 2016 is likely to stick with a base 2.5-liter aspirated inline 4. This would make 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque and it would provide around 30 MPG on average which is quite nice considering the power it offers. The top of the range model is expected to remain the 2.0-liter turbo, but this time with 270 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. An eco version might also come with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4 with 165 horsepower and 158 lb-ft of torque and 40 MPG average fuel consumption. All 2016 Chevy Malibu trim levels will come with a 6-speed manual and front-wheel-drive with the possibility of all-wheel-drive for the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.
2016 Chevy Malibu release date and price
While the previous update of the Malibu offered a design inspired by the Camaro but not as great as it sounds, the newer Chevy Malibu 2016 will get styling cues from the Impala, meaning it will be a more masculine car than before with sharper edges, a more refined and imposing look. The release date has been said to be at the end of 2015 with the base 2016 Chevy Malibu costing no less than $25,000, an almost 2,000 US dollars increase which is said to come from the improved drivetrain and platform.