"The Chevrolet Malibu ECO is a smart choice for customers who want excellent fuel economy without the price premium of popular hybrid sedans," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "The Malibu ECO's 38-mpg highway estimate is comparable with those hybrids."
A worldwide lineup of fuel-productive and effective four-chamber motors supplements the Malibu's European-propelled driving qualities. Notwithstanding the ECO's Ecotec 2.4L motor, the Malibu's North American lineup likewise highlights an all-new Ecotec 2.5L double overhead cam, four-chamber motor with direct infusion. It has new elements, including improved power persistently variable valve timing, variable-relocation oil pump and electronic indoor regulator that spare fuel while conveying V-6-like execution. It is assessed the motor will be SAE guaranteed at more than 190 pull (141 kW) and 180 lb.- ft. of torque (245 Nm). Both motors are mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed programmed with elements intended to upgrade powertrain productivity.