From Tip to Tail, the 2019 Malibu Hybrid is a Tech-Heavy Green Machine

By Emily Eppley | June 25th, 2018

 

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has an updated look that attracts attention, but one thing that hasn’t change is its impressive fuel efficiency. You’ll also find a cockpit full of upgrades and a palette full of fresh color choices. You’ll love the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid’s value, safety, efficiency.

The Malibu Hybrid shares select components and knowledge Chevy has gained from the Volt and Bolt EV to provide all-electric propulsion as often as it can. The 2019 Malibu Hybrid comes with a 1.8-liter engine that pairs with an electric motor to earn an estimated 49 mpg city, 43 mpg highway, and 46 mpg combined. The electric motor pulls juice from an 80-cell, 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. This system allows the Malibu Hybrid to reach 55 mph on electricity alone, and the gasoline-fueled engine turns on automatically at higher speeds and engine loads for additional power.

The 2019 Malibu Hybrid not only shares motor technology with the 2016 Volt, it also shares the Volt’s blended-regenerative-braking system. This system provides maximum kinetic energy recovery during braking that the Malibu stores in the battery for additional charge. To maintain the efficiency, there’s a host of hybrid-exclusive features like the Driver Efficiency Gauge – an 8-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Center that comes standard in 2019 and lets you know how much battery life you have left.

The first-ever 2019 Malibu RS offers a sporty, personalized appearance that include 18-inch machined wheels, black sport grille, black bowtie emblems, a rear spoiler and a dual-outlet exhaust.

 

You can look forward to driving a vehicle that’s efficient and elegant thanks to the restyled front and rear fascias on the 2019 Malibu Hybrid. In the front, the headlights are now integrated with a bolder grille, that gives the car a more athletic look. Premium chrome details accent the grille and headlights for a more upscale look in every trim level.

On the rear, the new valence pushes the dual-exhaust outlets toward the corners, emphasizing the Malibu’s wide, low stance, and the redesigned taillights offer a more dramatic take on Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design. These taillights take their styling a bit further in the LT and Premier trims with LED lighting.

Get more connectivity in the 2019 Chevy Malibu with the newly standard 8-inch diagonal touchscreen as part of the upgraded Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. You’ll have easy access to your smartphone thanks to the standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, so you can access your favorite apps, music, and navigation. And if you’re ready to ditch the cords, you can opt for the available wireless phone charging pad.

The restyled Malibu arrives in showrooms this fall and is part of Chevrolet’s refreshed portfolio. If you’re ready to get into a Malibu today, stop by to test drive any of our in-stock 2018 Chevy Malibus and take home a car you love. See our complete Malibu inventory online now.

First-ever 2019 Malibu RS features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, black cloth seats and a standard 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen running Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.

Images courtesy of Chevrolet Media

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