2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet 1964-1983 and since 1997. The Chevrolet Malibu began as a level of finish of Chevrolet Chevelle, becoming its own model line in 1978. Originally an intermediate RWD, GM revived Malibu plate as a front wheel drive car in 1997. Named after the city of Malibu, California, Malibu is mainly sold in North America, with the eighth generation introduced worldwide.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Characteristics
The eighth generation of 2018 Malibu offered with four-cylinder engines and six-speed automatic transmissions. The European version is equipped with Ecotec 2.4L, which uses an aluminum block and a cylinder head and one (which was the only VCDi engine developing 160 hp 120-liter diesel (1,956 cc) (120 kW) available in Italy). The Middle East version was offered with the Ecotec 2.4 liter engine. Also available a 3.0L V6 engine that produced 260 horsepower and 290NM, available in the LTZ setting. The Australian market had two versions: CD (2.4 L Otto) and CDX (2.0 L Diesel). The North American version was offered in 2.5L.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Engine
The 2.4L I4 and 3.6L V6 engine feature aluminum blocks and heads, two aerial cameras, four valves per cylinder, two balanced axes and variable valve timing. The 3.5-Liter V6 features aluminum heads, an iron block, overhead valves, and limited valve timing. The 3.5 L V6 was offered as an upgrade for special fleet vehicles, to replace the Ecotec engine and was generally not available to retail customers. The 3.5 L V6 was not available on the LTZ.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu 3.5-liter V6 with four-speed transmission was the only coach available in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in Israel. As part of the 2008 model year, the Ecotec 2.4L was offered with a six-speed automatic transmission to improve performance and fuel economy.For 2009 models, the six-speed transmission coupled with the 2.4-liter I-4 or 217-horsepower V6 3.5L engine coupled with the provision of automatic four-speed 1LT. The speed of six became standard on 2018 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT models the same year.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
The ninth generation of Malibu offers a complete hybrid model for the first time, with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a two-engine drive unit, providing extra power to assist the engine during acceleration Of 182 hp overall strength The system. An exhaust heat recovery system allows the engine and cab to warm up during winter conditions, while a 1.5-watt 80-watt lithium-ion battery provides power to the system Hybrid, powering Malibu Hybrid at 89 km / h) only on electricity, while the gasoline engine automatically turns on at higher speeds and loads to provide extra power.
The 2018 Malibu hybrid uses a transmission “two-engine drive unit” in terms of GM) similar to the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, but a smaller battery, without option plug and a different engine. The table below compares the fuel economy for all variants of the Malibu 2016 model year.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Safety
The standard safety features of the eighth generation of 2018 Chevrolet Malibu include dual-stage front-passenger airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as pelvic / thorax airbags and knee-type airbags. Roof airbags with anti-fog protection are standard. Also available as an option, second-row head/thorax side airbags, lane departure warning system with direct collision alert and a rear-view camera system.