Chevrolet looks to start the 2012 calender on the right foot with the launch of the 2013 Malibu Eco this January, and has priced the vehicle at $25,995, which includes a $760 destination charge. Compared to traditional hybrids, the eAssist-powered Malibu Eco is the cheapest consumers will find in the segment, while returning up to 26 mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway. Sure, those stats aren’t as good as the 41 mpg city, 36 mpg highway figures seen in the $29,395 Ford Fusion Hybrid, but the Malibu Eco does come with a more powerful 182 horsepower engine and more affordable base price.
The all-new Malibu Eco is different from today’s model inside and out, and looks fantastic in person, if you ask us. From its athletic sheet metal to its hushed interior, this new mid-sizer has everything it needs to stand out in the segment. It will also offer the Chevy MyLink infotainment system, and comes with eight standard air bags. Consumers can spec out the Malibu Eco with four option packages, with package 1 being the most basic and package 4 being as good as it gets.
Look for a more affordable, un-e-Assisted Chevrolet Malibu to launch sometime in the summer of 2012. For more details, we invite you to look at the press release below.