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    Chevrolet Prices 2016 Malibu Hybrid: Begins At $28,645*


    • Arrives in Spring with a $28,465 base price


    Chevrolet is gearing up to launch its newest hybrid, the Mailbu Hybrid. When it goes on sale in the spring, it will carry a base price of $28,645 (includes a $875 destination charge). Now compared to the standard Malibu, the Hybrid is about $6,145 more. The Malibu Hybrid is also slightly more expensive than the Ford Fusion Hybrid (about $3,000) and Toyota Camry Hybrid (about $2,000).

     

    But the high price does mean a lot of equipment for the hybrid. Standard on all models is 10 airbags, cruise control, push-button start with passive entry, a 7-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and a backup camera.

     

    Power comes from a 1.8L four-cylinder and an electric motor delivering a total output of 181. GM says the Malibu Hybrid is capable of getting 48 MPG in the City/45 MPG on the Highway/41 Combined. This is better than any other midsize hybrid sedan on sale.

     

    Source: Chevrolet

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     

    NEXT-GEN CHEVROLET MALIBU HYBRID LT STARTS AT $28,645

    • Projected to offer 48 MPG city using technologies borrowed from Volt


    DETROIT – The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT, which achieves a General Motors’-estimated 48 mpg city, will be available this spring with a starting price of $28,645.
    “The Malibu leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “By leveraging technology, we are broadening our level of expertise and lessons learned to bring consumers a world-class hybrid.”
    With an all-new, hybrid powertrain that uses a slightly modified drive unit and electric motors used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the Malibu Hybrid offers a GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined, unsurpassed in the midsize car segment. Official EPA estimates are pending.
    The Malibu Hybrid model includes standard Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a rear vision camera. CarPlay and Android Auto are products of Apple and Google and their terms, data plan rates and privacy statements apply and require a compatible smartphone.
    Other standard equipment on the Malibu Hybrid includes 10 airbags, cruise control and push-button start with passive entry. Anew Ecotec 1.8L hybrid optimized direct-injected engine is mated with a two-motor electric drive unit.
    The 2016 Malibu Hybrid offers several new-to-Malibu safety technologies including Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking. Teen Driver, available on all Malibu models, helps support safe driving habits by muting the audio or any device paired with the vehicle when front-seat occupants aren’t wearing their seat belts. It is also the first in-vehicle system in the industry that lets parents view information on how their teenagers drove the vehicle, which can be a teaching tool to reinforce safe driving habits.
    The 2016 Malibu is built at the GM Fairfax Assembly facility, in Kansas City, Kan. from globally sourced parts.

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    When I first read $6100 I didn't think it was all that bad but I guess I did't realize how affordable the Camry and Fusion hybrids are now. Now $6100 looks more expensive. 

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    Over all I am happy for this sedan if it does deliver what GM says it will. 

     

    One thing I do not understand is how does 48 mpg city and 45 mpg highway equal 41 mpg average?

     

    My math says this equal out to 46.5 mpg average.

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    Science dfelt, science. Nobody knows how the combined ratings are calculated. They just are. 

    Sounds like Squirrely mathematics to me.

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    Malibu hybrid is now a great upsell or down sell from people walking in the door to look at volts

    'Do they make a bigger volt"?

    "Why yes they do, and it's cheaper, you don't even have to plug it in"

    ;)

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    Malibu hybrid is now a great upsell or down sell from people walking in the door to look at volts

    'Do they make a bigger volt"?

    "Why yes they do, and it's cheaper, you don't even have to plug it in"

    ;)

    Except the Malibu cannot drive on electric only power for "X" number of miles like the Volt. Two different types of cars IMO.

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    This comment is more of a collective meh over up-selling hybrid efficiency that all makes do. 

     

    I take all hybrid ratings with a grain of salt. It's largely how you drive the vehicle, more city usually = more efficient.

     

    Even more so, the marginal increase in efficiency equates to peanuts in savings over a competing hybrid unless you keep the vehicle for a long time.

     

    Sure, advertise 45+ mpg combined, but even the now defunct Honda Accord could be beat that on the ratings, yet driven in many ways couldn't follow up that claim.

     

    What's good though is that this vehicle looks the part, but imagine Chevy has traded some go for the sake of some efficiency gains.

     

    1.8L of gas engine sounds pretty gutless to me. But here's the real play. The way this hybrid is equipped, you have to get a $25,000 Malibu, not the base LS.

     

    With OPEC on a industry killing spree - do you really need the efficiency right now?

     

    Or do you haggle off a couple hundred dollars over the other guys by saying this new model is in some ways superior? They're still excellent in their own right.

     

    I just think that electrification needs expensive gas to work, and OPEC knows THAT too.

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    A 2016 Malibu Hybrid has a 13 gallon tank and advertises 45 miles per gallon. That averages 585 miles per tank. It retails for $30k.

    A 1996 Impala SS has a 23 gallon tank and advertises 25 miles per gallon. That averages 575 mile per tank. You can get a gently used one for less than $15k.

    I think I will buy myself a 1996 Impala SS sometime next year.

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    Malibu hybrid is now a great upsell or down sell from people walking in the door to look at volts

    'Do they make a bigger volt"?

    "Why yes they do, and it's cheaper, you don't even have to plug it in"

    ;)

    Except the Malibu cannot drive on electric only power for "X" number of miles like the Volt. Two different types of cars IMO.

     

     

    Not exactly the same, but that's my point.  Someone will come in and think 'the volt is too small' and then you just qualify them, do you really need the plug in?  Would a cheaper car with more room make sense to you?

     

    You can snag an electric intender who is not yet ready to pay the full price for a plug in, so chevy can downsell and get those people.  They may not come in wanting a hybrid, but if you show them the plug in and back them down to the hybrid then that MSRP on the Bu Hybrid looks like a bargain, and they haven't compared it to the Fusion or Camry.  Saying it has 'a good part of the same hybrid system as the volt' adds value because its not the same 'low grade hybrid' like the fusion or camry.  

     

    Not everyone who comes in to look at the volt is going to decide they need the plug in.  When you get the people to make the decision, then you can downsell the Malibu and they will think you are giving them more value.

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    Malibu hybrid is now a great upsell or down sell from people walking in the door to look at volts

    'Do they make a bigger volt"?

    "Why yes they do, and it's cheaper, you don't even have to plug it in"

    ;)

    Except the Malibu cannot drive on electric only power for "X" number of miles like the Volt. Two different types of cars IMO.

     

     

    Not exactly the same, but that's my point.  Someone will come in and think 'the volt is too small' and then you just qualify them, do you really need the plug in?  Would a cheaper car with more room make sense to you?

     

    You can snag an electric intender who is not yet ready to pay the full price for a plug in, so chevy can downsell and get those people.  They may not come in wanting a hybrid, but if you show them the plug in and back them down to the hybrid then that MSRP on the Bu Hybrid looks like a bargain, and they haven't compared it to the Fusion or Camry.  Saying it has 'a good part of the same hybrid system as the volt' adds value because its not the same 'low grade hybrid' like the fusion or camry.  

     

    Not everyone who comes in to look at the volt is going to decide they need the plug in.  When you get the people to make the decision, then you can downsell the Malibu and they will think you are giving them more value.

     

     

    I would imagine that a lot who come in on a Volt also don't know about the additional cost of the faster chargers and then balk. 

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    Malibu hybrid is now a great upsell or down sell from people walking in the door to look at volts

    'Do they make a bigger volt"?

    "Why yes they do, and it's cheaper, you don't even have to plug it in"

    ;)

    Except the Malibu cannot drive on electric only power for "X" number of miles like the Volt. Two different types of cars IMO.

     

     

    Not exactly the same, but that's my point.  Someone will come in and think 'the volt is too small' and then you just qualify them, do you really need the plug in?  Would a cheaper car with more room make sense to you?

     

    You can snag an electric intender who is not yet ready to pay the full price for a plug in, so chevy can downsell and get those people.  They may not come in wanting a hybrid, but if you show them the plug in and back them down to the hybrid then that MSRP on the Bu Hybrid looks like a bargain, and they haven't compared it to the Fusion or Camry.  Saying it has 'a good part of the same hybrid system as the volt' adds value because its not the same 'low grade hybrid' like the fusion or camry.  

     

    Not everyone who comes in to look at the volt is going to decide they need the plug in.  When you get the people to make the decision, then you can downsell the Malibu and they will think you are giving them more value.

     

     

    Eh, people salient to Toyota hybrids already would not call variations of the Hybrid Synergy Drive low tech at all.

     

    And the Volt in hybrid mode gets abysmal mileage for a hybrid. It's only sell is the electric range.

     

    And Fusion has tech from the Energi, which is a pretty svelte plug-in sedan as well. It doesn't have an epic range, but atleast it still has a conventional sedan shape.

     

    Anyone buying a hybrid right now is really looking at long-term fuel costs and other operating costs. Marketing stunts will not fool anyone.

    Value isn't conjured out of thin air, and for hybrids, like I already mentioned competitors cost less, so that's in consideration too.

     

    And hybrid sales everywhere are tanking as well...

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    This new Malibu looks sort of ugly I think.  $28k for a hybrid seems reasonable, but gas is also dirt cheap right now so why bother buying it.  Might as well just get the regular gas engine.  Should offer all wheel drive, more people want that over hybrid tech.

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    This new Malibu looks sort of ugly I think.  $28k for a hybrid seems reasonable, but gas is also dirt cheap right now so why bother buying it.  Might as well just get the regular gas engine.  Should offer all wheel drive, more people want that over hybrid tech.

     

    Yeah, from some angles it looks, different I'll just say.

     

    I really think the next-gen hybrid sedans should be AWD.  The RAV4 hybrid is AWD for example, but there's no mechanical linkage to the rear and the engine.

     

    AWD as well as being the fuel-efficient and performance leader in the line-up is a decent sell.

     

    It's all about what OPEC wants. They want no competition, and definitely, with all this efficiency around the world, not only are they selling oil cheap, they're selling less of it to many markets. 

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    Malibu hybrid is now a great upsell or down sell from people walking in the door to look at volts

    'Do they make a bigger volt"?

    "Why yes they do, and it's cheaper, you don't even have to plug it in"

    ;)

    Except the Malibu cannot drive on electric only power for "X" number of miles like the Volt. Two different types of cars IMO.

     

     

    Not exactly the same, but that's my point.  Someone will come in and think 'the volt is too small' and then you just qualify them, do you really need the plug in?  Would a cheaper car with more room make sense to you?

     

    You can snag an electric intender who is not yet ready to pay the full price for a plug in, so chevy can downsell and get those people.  They may not come in wanting a hybrid, but if you show them the plug in and back them down to the hybrid then that MSRP on the Bu Hybrid looks like a bargain, and they haven't compared it to the Fusion or Camry.  Saying it has 'a good part of the same hybrid system as the volt' adds value because its not the same 'low grade hybrid' like the fusion or camry.  

     

    Not everyone who comes in to look at the volt is going to decide they need the plug in.  When you get the people to make the decision, then you can downsell the Malibu and they will think you are giving them more value.

     

     But then for states with tax breaks like Washington where you pay no sales tax plus alternative fuel tax break and the federal tax break you loose 12,000 in savings. That makes a hard sale to then try and move them to a bigger hybrid that they have to pay sales tax on and does not have a federal credit.

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    And the Volt in hybrid mode gets abysmal mileage for a hybrid. It's only sell is the electric range.

     

    Where do you get that the VOLT in Hybrid mode gets abysmal mileage?

     

    Green Car reports in real world driving they average 41 MPG in extended range mode. That is pretty awesome.

     

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1096237_2016-chevrolet-volt-50-mile-range-41-mpg-five-seats-all-new-photos

     

    Plug in car says when you take pure electric mode into account with the extended mode you are at a real world of 50mpg.

     

    http://www.plugincars.com/epa-rates-chevy-volt-93-mpg-or-60-mpg-or-35-mpg-depending-106498.html

     

    GM's own VOLT web site is conservative stating an average of 40 mpg.

     

    http://gm-volt.com/chevy-volt-faqs/

     

    No matter how you look at it, the car delivers well on giving great MPG and performance fun.

     

    So how do you state this is abysmal? 

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    The Volt's a more livable day to day car now.

     

    It's a very fine line trying to differentiate a Malibu. It's bigger but it doesn't have a hatch.

     

    But again, because of CAFE automakers are making efficient iterations of every vehicle, they have to and hybridization is one way to do it.

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    And the Volt in hybrid mode gets abysmal mileage for a hybrid. It's only sell is the electric range.

     

    Where do you get that the VOLT in Hybrid mode gets abysmal mileage?

     

    Green Car reports in real world driving they average 41 MPG in extended range mode. That is pretty awesome.

     

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1096237_2016-chevrolet-volt-50-mile-range-41-mpg-five-seats-all-new-photos

     

    Plug in car says when you take pure electric mode into account with the extended mode you are at a real world of 50mpg.

     

    http://www.plugincars.com/epa-rates-chevy-volt-93-mpg-or-60-mpg-or-35-mpg-depending-106498.html

     

    GM's own VOLT web site is conservative stating an average of 40 mpg.

     

    http://gm-volt.com/chevy-volt-faqs/

     

    No matter how you look at it, the car delivers well on giving great MPG and performance fun.

     

    So how do you state this is abysmal? 

     

     

     

    And the Volt in hybrid mode gets abysmal mileage for a hybrid. It's only sell is the electric range.

     

    Where do you get that the VOLT in Hybrid mode gets abysmal mileage?

     

    Green Car reports in real world driving they average 41 MPG in extended range mode. That is pretty awesome.

     

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1096237_2016-chevrolet-volt-50-mile-range-41-mpg-five-seats-all-new-photos

     

    Plug in car says when you take pure electric mode into account with the extended mode you are at a real world of 50mpg.

     

    http://www.plugincars.com/epa-rates-chevy-volt-93-mpg-or-60-mpg-or-35-mpg-depending-106498.html

     

    GM's own VOLT web site is conservative stating an average of 40 mpg.

     

    http://gm-volt.com/chevy-volt-faqs/

     

    No matter how you look at it, the car delivers well on giving great MPG and performance fun.

     

    So how do you state this is abysmal? 

     

     

    Abysmal for a hybrid mode. I'm not talking about when it's a series electric vehicle. That part is awesome.  

     

    Anyone who doesn't charge the Volt often or doesn't at all, won't get the main benefit, and should buy a proper hybrid.

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    Malibu hybrid is now a great upsell or down sell from people walking in the door to look at volts

    'Do they make a bigger volt"?

    "Why yes they do, and it's cheaper, you don't even have to plug it in" ;)

    Except the Malibu cannot drive on electric only power for "X" number of miles like the Volt. Two different types of cars IMO.

    Not exactly the same, but that's my point. Someone will come in and think 'the volt is too small' and then you just qualify them, do you really need the plug in? Would a cheaper car with more room make sense to you?

    You can snag an electric intender who is not yet ready to pay the full price for a plug in, so chevy can downsell and get those people. They may not come in wanting a hybrid, but if you show them the plug in and back them down to the hybrid then that MSRP on the Bu Hybrid looks like a bargain, and they haven't compared it to the Fusion or Camry. Saying it has 'a good part of the same hybrid system as the volt' adds value because its not the same 'low grade hybrid' like the fusion or camry.

    Not everyone who comes in to look at the volt is going to decide they need the plug in. When you get the people to make the decision, then you can downsell the Malibu and they will think you are giving them more value.

    I would imagine that a lot who come in on a Volt also don't know about the additional cost of the faster chargers and then balk.

    Exactly.

    Remember , malibu has 'the same technology' as the volt, and you don't need to spend extra on a charger to save gas!

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    Let me cut through the collective bulls $h! here and get this back to reality. Haters are just going to hate.

     

    The Malibu is a bigger deal than most people realize. This is a well build excellect perfroming Hybrid. It has looks that are as good as any normal car and better than most. It also is priced to sell.  This car if marketed well should make a major splash in the segment.

    ​You then look at Chevy that will be offering a Bolt. Malibu Hybrid and Volt it will have something to match or beat most other brands in price and performance. These cars will reach out to many who would never consider Chevy before because they had nothing to offer in their price range.

     

    Now watch as this technology will advance and grow as it is added to models at Buick and Cadillac where their price points can offer even more range and better performance.

    ​Moving forward the auto industry is not going to be all electric like some Tesla Zealots like to profess. The future will be made up of a combination of ICE, Diesel, Hybrid and EV vehicles. There is no one silver bullet barring any unforeseen developments at this point and it will take a combination of these to satisfy the public as a whole. GM has it going right now and if they can advance these technologies they will be a major player for a long time to come.

    ​I really see these new technology vehicles bringing in new customers who what more than what a Prius offers. Many buy it because it was the best one and at for a while really the only option out there. The offering of more room and non bad science experiment styling will go a long way to lure customers into giving this car a try. GM really just needs to get the word out and people into the show room.

     

    GM also needs to do as they are now with the Volt and focus this on the markets that buy these kinds of cars first. If you can make this popular in California it will grow and expand to other markets.

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    I bet the Hybrid has less than a 10% take rate and probably more like 6% take rate. So not a lot of sales, not going g to get people excited about a Malibu or bring them in the showroom. If fuel economy was the #1 concern of most buyers the top selling vehicles would not be pick ups and SUVs.

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    Let me cut through the collective bulls $h! here and get this back to reality. Haters are just going to hate.

     

    The Malibu is a bigger deal than most people realize. This is a well build excellect perfroming Hybrid. It has looks that are as good as any normal car and better than most. It also is priced to sell.  This car if marketed well should make a major splash in the segment.

     

     

    ​You then look at Chevy that will be offering a Bolt. Malibu Hybrid and Volt it will have something to match or beat most other brands in price and performance. These cars will reach out to many who would never consider Chevy before because they had nothing to offer in their price range.

     

    Now watch as this technology will advance and grow as it is added to models at Buick and Cadillac where their price points can offer even more range and better performance.

    ​Moving forward the auto industry is not going to be all electric like some Tesla Zealots like to profess. The future will be made up of a combination of ICE, Diesel, Hybrid and EV vehicles. There is no one silver bullet barring any unforeseen developments at this point and it will take a combination of these to satisfy the public as a whole. GM has it going right now and if they can advance these technologies they will be a major player for a long time to come.

    ​I really see these new technology vehicles bringing in new customers who what more than what a Prius offers. Many buy it because it was the best one and at for a while really the only option out there. The offering of more room and non bad science experiment styling will go a long way to lure customers into giving this car a try. GM really just needs to get the word out and people into the show room.

     

    GM also needs to do as they are now with the Volt and focus this on the markets that buy these kinds of cars first. If you can make this popular in California it will grow and expand to other markets.

     

     

    Let me cut through the collective bulls $h! here and get this back to reality. Haters are just going to hate.

     

     

    Moving forward the auto industry is not going to be all electric like some Tesla Zealots like to profess.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    With Porsche saying that their sports car sedan 100% EV will be achieving 310 miles until the battery drains and Tesla's own Model S has 265 mile range and in very optimal conditions may hit 300 miles and technologies that allow wireless charging along with super powerful chargers themselves improving charge times (Porsche is boasting a 80% battery refill in 20 minutes...) Im not too sure about your perception of the future being 100% accurate...

     

    And the reason why Im being picky on you....is because you started your argument very arrogantly hatin' on so called haterz while you yourself is hatin' on "Tesla zealots...

     

    Now...you may be correct that there is not just one solution to the battery/EV engineering dilemma....more than one way to skin a cat type deal...and I may agree with you that a GM Voltec solution is a mighty one and one that will probably exist and continue to improve and challenge 100% pure electrics....but...please....dont behave like all electrics and batteries and superchargers and wireless charging will not improve either...

     

    You know...Montreal to Boston takes me about 5 hours....at 100 KPH..that equates to approximately 500 kilometers...or...in miles if you want...at 65 MPH...that would take me about 4.75 hours...which is 308 miles...

     

    And if you google to see the distance between Montreal to Boston:

     

    4 h 49 min (494.6 km) via I-89 S
    4 h 58 min (514.9 km) via I-93 S
    5 h 48 min (546.1 km) via I-89 S and I-91 S
     
    and Boston to Montreal
     
    4 h 51 min (307.2 mi) via I-89 N
    5 h (319.2 mi) via I-93 N
    5 h 47 min (338.5 mi) via I-91 N and I-89 N
     
     

    Yeah...optimal conditions...a Porsche or even the Tesla takes me to Boston directly....ALMOST...

    You may laugh at this....but...a full tank full of gas in ANY car that I have ever owned took me to Boston and then I had to fill up in Boston...so....its the charge times that plays a difference...but...have you calculated how much time it actually takes to fill up an empty tank to a very full tank?

    It actually does take 3-5 minutes...so...20 minutes for 80%...you know...that gap is closing pretty quickly...isnt it?

     

    No...we are not there yet...but range anxiety  on a Tesla or that Porsche as we speak is just a mild concern rather than full blown anxiety...therefore...your own zealousness for hatin' on Tesla zealots clouds your otherwise sound argument...

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      Matthew is a Business Insider senior correspondent who covers transportation and as a fan of Tesla was excited to check out a Chevy BOLT as comparison to the Tesla. On a recent trip to california he took time to visit the closet Chevrolet Dealer to his hotel and this is what he found.
      He states that to borrow Barkley's line, "Tesla is in trouble." You have one of the world's biggest auto companies that is known for killing the electric auto stepping off the sidelines and actually committing considerable resources to building a long range EV where it can afford to lose money on it long term till the market changes. Tesla has 400,000 plus pre-orders, but is burning through cash by the billions and while the launch of the Tesla 3 is near and Tesla still has Sexy much like Apple to an iPhone. Tesla does not have the depth of customer auto experience to pull from and as the author points out, Tesla balance sheet is precarious as it is based on raising funds on a growth story. The author goes onto say that no one will cross shop a Tesla S or X with the Chevy BOLT. They will due to limited options cross shop the Tesla 3 to the Bolt.
      To pull some interesting statements from the story, the author had the following to say:
      "I found it more fun to drive than both the Tesla Model S and the Model X, but not the original Roadster, a much smaller vehicle."
      "The Bolt is plenty fast for most people."
      "GM isn't going to overwhelm Tesla with Bolt sales. I actually think the Model 3 will greatly outsell the Bolt once Tesla's car arrives. However, it's also possible that if the Model 3 is delayed or is slow to ramp up, Chevy will be preparing a mid-cycle refresh of the Bolt before Model 3 sales start to achieve some major momentum. In other words, GM will always be ahead, and the company — barring another massive financial meltdown — will never stop putting the Bolt up against the Model 3."
      BI covered the BOLT in follow stories with the next one being more of an official review that starts off with covering the auto with the following statement: "A platform, not business as usual!" 
      From ride-hailing to ride-sharing, self driving Chevy has delivered an auto for the future that gives GM options on how they build and expand their EV lineup. BI took delivery of their white Premier BOLT just before the blizzard that hit NY. Clearly a compact-crossover-hatchback look, design is what the magazine employees felt it was and is. Surprising the BI reviewers was the amount of cargo the auto can hold and how well it handled 4 people and grocery getting. BI states that GM has told them the next addition to the BOLT lineup will be a larger auto that can accommodate 5 or more people. An exceptionally well executed minimalist design that comes with an interior that feels more premium in comparison to auto's this size in the past from GM that felt clearly parts bin cheap. The review goes on to talk about how setting the front seat for a 6'4" tall driver and getting in the back with room ahead of the knees for the same size person is a nice welcome addition to such a compact auto. Heated steering wheel was welcomed by all. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto kept everyone happily connected to their phone while driving.
      The final statement to quote from the review is as follows:
      "We were impressed with the Bolt, as a car, as an electric car, and as a mobility concept. In many ways, it is GM's post-bankruptcy masterpiece, a real feather in the cap of CEO Mary Barra and her executive team, who took what the company had achieved with its ill-fated EV-1 back in the 1990s and turned it up to 11. 
      I also flat-out loved driving it. I blasted in and out of New York City twice, rocketed around the streets of Gotham, darting through traffic, and cruised along the highways of New Jersey. I also enjoyed just driving it around the quiet streets of the suburb where I live.
      The steering is quick and responsive, and the handling is sharp enough to provide the confidence you need when surfing that sweet EV torque.
      The single-pedal mode is also very cool — I dug not using the brakes at all for extended excursions in my town. After a bit of practice, you get into a kind of Zen state with it. 
      Not a single person asked me about the car, and that can be chalked up to the ho-hum design. But I didn't care. I was lovin' it. Plain and simple, the Bolt is fun."
      Here is where we have overlap between story #2 and Story #3 which covers the 7 Killer Features:
      Dual Screens- 10.2" touch screen infotainment center & an 8" drivers console display which are totally customizable. Auto's wireless charging console. BOLT App allowing you to be connected to your auto at all times. Five cameras: front, rear, side mirrors and their 360 camera. 9hr full charge time from a 240 volt charger. 25 miles per hour, faster with Level 3 DC charging. Lane Keep assist feature. Modern Seat design allowing for maximum space inside. Over all these writeups show that GM has delivered a superior auto to the Prius, Leaf, 500e, etc. The future will be bright for the BOLT as GM move the platform forward.

      BI Story #1
      BI Story #2
      BI Story #3
    • By William Maley
      Porsche's upcoming Mission E is an important vehicle for the brand and they want to give the best shot of succeeding. To do this, the German sports car builder is planning to price it to compete in a "segment below the Panamera".
      This information comes to us from Porsche's chairman Oliver Blume. Speaking with Drive.com.au, Blume says the model will be offered in various power outputs (something akin to other Porsche models like the 911 and Cayenne).
      "We're thinking of different options. There will be more than one model, with different levels of power." said Blume.
      Considering the Panamera begins at $85,000, we wouldn't be surprised if Porsche prices the Mission E around the $65 to $75,000 mark.
      Previously, Porsche has said the initial Mission E would have an output of 600 horsepower and a range of 300 miles. 
      Source: Drive.com.au

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    • By William Maley
      Porsche's upcoming Mission E is an important vehicle for the brand and they want to give the best shot of succeeding. To do this, the German sports car builder is planning to price it to compete in a "segment below the Panamera".
      This information comes to us from Porsche's chairman Oliver Blume. Speaking with Drive.com.au, Blume says the model will be offered in various power outputs (something akin to other Porsche models like the 911 and Cayenne).
      "We're thinking of different options. There will be more than one model, with different levels of power." said Blume.
      Considering the Panamera begins at $85,000, we wouldn't be surprised if Porsche prices the Mission E around the $65 to $75,000 mark.
      Previously, Porsche has said the initial Mission E would have an output of 600 horsepower and a range of 300 miles. 
      Source: Drive.com.au
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