Chevrolet has added more green credentials to its lineup in China as it launches the Chevrolet Malibu XL Hybrid. For clarification, the Chevrolet Malibu XL is identical to the North American Malibu, while the regular Malibu nameplate is saved for a reskinned version of the previous-generation car.
The Malibu XL Hybrid arrives with a direct-injected 1.8L four-cylinder engine mated to an integrated and modular two-motor electric drive unit that is powered by an 80-cell, 1.5-kWh high-performance lithium-ion battery pack. In all, the powertrain combination provides nearly 55 MPG.
OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi comes bundled with the Malibu XL, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities attached to an eight-inch touchscreen unit. Safety standards were of high priority, too, with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert included among 10 active safety features.
The Malibu XL Hybrid has been priced to start at RMB 239,900, or $35,905 USD, and will reach RMB 269,900, or $40,395, with every option ticked.