2013 Chevrolet Malibu Review

The new Chevrolet Malibu 2013 he made his international debut in Shanghai Auto 2011, while introductions in the United States and China - two in nearly 100 countries on six continents, where it is sold. Before Chevrolet midsize sedan offers global customers to Shanghai to New York and Sydney, St. Paul's expressive design, sophisticated techniques to ride performance and fuel-efficient engines.

"The current Malibu has left an impression and win changed the mindset of Chevrolet. He redefined what an average American car could be," said Rick Scheidt, Chevrolet vice president of marketing. "The new Chevrolet Malibu offers the intangible assets of Malibu today, but gives you even more customers: the ability to more stylish, energy efficiency, content and functionality, craftsmanship, and dynamic rivals high-end sedans ".

Exterior expressive and efficient

"The exterior design of the new Chevrolet Malibu is the DNA of his sister vehicle, the Camaro and Corvette, bringing a sensitivity to the sport sedan class family," says Bryan Nesbitt, executive director of GM's exterior design and Champion Chevrolet.

The wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler give the new Malibu, and sportsmanship, and to give a more aggressive appearance. The new Chevrolet Malibu is a 4.5-inch (114 mm) shorter wheelbase and 62-inch (1574 mm) front and rear, which are more than 2 inches (51 mm) wider than the model it replaces.

Other aesthetic features are dual-port grille Chevrolet, projector HID headlights, a large bow tie Chevrolet on the front and rear plates, and the new Camaro, inspired by the dual element LED taillights. The look is completed with a range of 17 -, 18 - and 19-inch wheels.

The new Malibu is intended for outdoor SAE certified as one of the most aerodynamic vehicles segment, with a coefficient of drag (Cd) near CD Chevrolet Volt 0.280. Given the new Chevrolet Malibu shape and design engineers were able to remove 60 counts of wind resistance than the model it replaces.

Chevrolet Malibu is electronically controlled and integrated with Active Aero shutters (on some models in the North American market) to improve the aerodynamics and improve fuel economy without compromising the look.

Chevrolet Malibu system active shutter automatically closes the air by opening a lower consumption when the air supply is less necessary. When closed, the sealing system improves aerodynamic performance by redirecting the air around the front and sides of the vehicle, instead of through it. The shutter is open or closed depends on engine coolant temperature and speed - for example, the flaps open when the car is going uphill, pulling a trailer or driving in city heat blinds closed at highway speeds, when engine cooling is less necessary.

More spacious, more refined interior

The new Malibu interior has been designed to provide an element of complexity to everyday driving, with a new twin-cockpit design, which creates a large welcoming and comfortable.

The increased width of the new Chevrolet Malibu means a more spacious cabin. Compared to the previous model, it is about 4 cubic feet (113 L) of additional internal volume, with more shoulder and hip.

The Chevrolet Malibu interior has metallic trim, chrome or wood placed around the shifter, which surrounds the center console around the instrument cluster and on the doors and steering wheel. Candy, ice-blue ambient light is reflected and chrome accents complements and ensures even, consistent illumination across the panel and storage pockets. Lighting Applications blue ice in the center console, make, blue ice exposed contrasting French stitching, soft-touch surfaces and equipment noise control and strategic texture add elegance inside the Malibu.

Chevrolet Malibu also a number of storage areas, including a face that articulates the radio up and down to reveal a storage space of six inches deep, seven inches behind the radio display touch screen - a first American in a midsize car. Malibu will also offer a full range of the latest infotainment options including new radio systems of color and a navigation system available.

Chevrolet Malibu MyLink infotainment package includes a new start. It relies on the OnStar security and network services seamlessly, as Pandora � Internet radio and Stitcher Radio Smart �. MyLink integrates Bluetooth wireless connectivity allows hands-free use of selected applications from the smartphone, the device is safely stored.

MyLink features high-resolution color touch screen designed to control the number of steps to comply. MyLink also increases the stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smart phones based on Bluetooth hands-free calling capabilities already offered in most Chevrolet vehicles.

The all-new 2.5L engine

The 2013 Malibu has a wide range of fuel and powerful four-cylinder engines, which complement its European-inspired handling.

An all-new Ecotec 2.5-liter dual overhead cam four-cylinder direct injection engine range causes Chevrolet Malibu in the U.S.. Expected to be one of the most efficient of its size in the market. New features include the authority improves continuously variable valve time, the oil pump with variable flow and an electronic thermostat to save fuel while V-6 offers similar performance. It is estimated that the engine will be certified in over 190 SAE horsepower (141 kW) and 180 lb.-ft. of torque (245 Nm). Noise reduction of the new engine has features such as cast iron exhaust manifold, steel crankshaft, chains, low noise and mounting time to help direct the cabin quiet experience.

The 2.5-liter is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission with features designed to improve the efficiency of the powertrain. They include changes to the clutch and equipment that improves the response and the switching time. These changes have allowed engineers to specify a higher leverage to improve efficiency while maintaining cruise performance acceleration and handling.

Driving experience

2013 Chevrolet Malibu offers precise handling and racing. It was designed to be best in class and on par with more expensive sports sedans.

Enjoying the continuous improvement of the award-winning global architecture, test engineers, adjusts and calibrates the Chevrolet Malibu on rural roads, highways, roads and facilities for the validation of GM worldwide.

Characteristics contribute to the Chevrolet Malibu ride and handling are as follows:

A solid body structure as rigid as any global market for mid-size sedan, which allows precise control and vehicle dynamic

Steering prize for smooth, precise response and the center seems

Proven and constantly refined front suspension with MacPherson struts and rear multi-link

Large ventilated disc brakes front and solid rear disc, held by two-piston front calipers and rear aluminum piston, which is expected to offer a better segment of the braking distance

An isolated engine cradle for listening, feedback, subtle, without noise or vibration

Low fuel consumption electric power steering rack and pinion with variable assist, which results in the effort to maneuver at low speed and high-level steering feel at higher speeds

Chassis control technologies include four-channel ABS brakes, full-function traction control, four corners of electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist system melted, corner brake control, hydraulic brake assist and drag torque control.


When it comes to safety features, the new Chevrolet Malibu to be one of the best equipped in the segment. The Malibu is also consistent with pedestrians in all markets where it is sold for the first time in North America. Design of pedestrian protection to the front of the vehicle reduces the risk of secondary collisions between pedestrians and motor block in the car-pedestrian accidents.

Chevrolet Malibu also offers these safety features as standard and available:

Airbag passenger dual-stage driver and front

Basin of the driver and front passenger / thorax side airbags

The driver and front passenger knee airbags

Roof airbags with rollover protection against rail

Available second-row head / thorax side airbags

Lane Departure Warning Available System Collision Warning

Available rearview camera system

OnStar is also included in the Chevrolet Malibu safety devices, including automatic crash response and improved voice recognition technology, remote diagnostics, remote door opening, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and addresses at six months upper and related services that includes Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

The new Chevrolet Malibu LS comes in level, LT and LTZ, with 10 exterior colors and four interior color combinations of choice in North America, according to the model. Malibu production in the United States begins in early 2012. It will be built in various places around the world, including Fairfax, Kansas and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants in the United States.

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