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Chevrolet News:Chevrolet Announces Pricing For The Rest Of The Malibu Lineup

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

June 21, 2012

Chevrolet has revealed pricing for the 2013 Malibu lineup (excluding the Eco model). A base Malibu LS starts at $23,150 (includes $760 destination charge) and nets you a 2.5L Ecotec inline-four producing 197 HP. Standard features include a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, stability control, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, power windows and locks, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel.

Next is the 1LT which starts at $24,765 and includes a seven-inch color touch screen, Chevrolet MyLink with Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary input, and blue ambient lighting. If you have an extra $1,235, you can get into a 2LT which adds dual-zone climate control and color driver information center.

The top of line Malibu LTZ starts at $28,590 and includes 18-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips, a silver grille insert; fog lamps, LED taillights, eight-way power and heated front seats; leather seats, and remote start.

Want a bit more oomph in your Malibu? You can get a 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec four delivering 259 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque for the 3LT Malibu ($27,710) or the LTZ ($30,925).

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

Press Release is on Page 2


More Content, Value for Base Malibu; Lower Price for LTZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu priced from $23,150, including destination charge

DETROIT – When the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan goes on sale this summer with an all-new 2.5L Ecotec engine and 10 standard air bags, it will carry a suggested retail price of $23,150, including a $760 destination charge.

The midsize segment’s longest-running nameplate, the 2013 Malibu is available in LS, Eco, LT and LTZ models. Malibu Eco went on sale earlier this year, to be followed by the LS, LT and LTZ models. An all-new turbocharged Malibu LTZ will be available this fall – the first-ever turbocharged Malibu.

The base prices for all Malibu models – with a $760 destination charge – are:

LS (1LS trim): $23,150

LT (1LT trim): $24,765

LT (2LT trim): $26,000

Eco (1SA trim): $26,095

Eco (2SA trim): $27,705

LT (3LT trim with turbo): $27,710

LTZ (1LZ trim): $28,590

LTZ (2LZ trim with turbo): $30,925

The starting price represents a modest increase over the 2012 Malibu, at $22,870, but includes more content, features, safety equipment and technology. The base prices are lower for the uplevel LTZ models, which include all-new features such as Chevrolet MyLink with a seven-inch color-touch LCD screen, color LCD driver information center and dual-zone automatic climate controls.

The 2012 Malibu was the highest-performing midsize car in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM announced Wednesday.

All 2013 Malibu models deliver more cabin space, a quieter driving experience and greater performance from the new Ecotec 2.5L engine. It is standard in LS, LT and LTZ models (an Ecotec 2.4L eAssist is standard in Malibu Eco) and rated at 197 horsepower (147 kW) – nearly 17 percent more than the previous model. Its fuel economy will be competitive for the segment, with highway mileage expected to approach the mid-30s.

The 2013 Malibu lineup also offers greater safety, with 10 standard air bags, as well as an available rearview camera system, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. It is also the first 2013 midsize car to earn double honors for safety, including a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

All models are covered by a transferrable five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, as well as a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

Standard powertrain and chassis content:

Ecotec 2.5L direct injection with continuously variable valve timing, rated at 197 horsepower (147 kW)

Six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control

Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS

Panic brake assist

Electronic park brake

StabiliTrak electronic stability control system

Electric power steering (rack-mounted)

MacPherson strut front suspension

Four-link rear suspension

Sixteen-inch aluminum wheels

Standard exterior content:

Active front lower grille aero shutters (LS, Eco, 3LT Turbo)

Projector-beam headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control

Fin-type combined OnStar/SiriusXM Satellite Radio antenna (body color)

Acoustic-laminated, solar-absorbing glass

Intermittent windshield wipers with structureless blades

Standard interior content:

Air conditioning

Audio system: AM/FM stereo with CD with MP3 playback

SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three-month trial period)

Six-speaker sound system

Bluetooth phone connectivity

Cruise control

Remote keyless entry

Power windows with express down feature

Power door and window locks

Driver information center

Tilt and telescopic steering column

Steering wheel audio and cruise controls

Driver’s footrest

Overhead console

Compass display

Two auxiliary power outlets

Rear center armrest with storage

Standard safety content:

Ten standard air bags, including dual-stage frontal air bags, driver and front passenger thorax side-impact air bags, driver and front passenger knee air bags and head curtain side-impact air bags (front and rear outboard seating positions) and rear outboard thorax side-impact air bags

Safety belt pretensioners

Tire pressure monitoring system

OnStar with six months of Directions and Connections service, including Automatic Crash Response, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock and more

Uplevel features:

In addition to the content included on LS models,

Eco, LT and LTZ models add:

Seven-inch color touch-screen with concealed storage behind it

Chevrolet MyLink connected radio

Bluetooth streaming audio for select phones

USB port and auxiliary input jack

Ice-blue ambient lighting

Dual-zone automatic climate control (Eco, 2LT, 3LT and LTZ models)

Color driver information center (Eco, 2LT, 3LT and LTZ models)

On 2LT, 3LT and LTZ models, an available advanced safety package adds Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. A leather package for Eco (2SA) and LT (2LT/3LT) adds leather-trimmed seating and heated front seats.

On LTZ, the following features are also standard:

LED taillamps

Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels

Dual exhaust with bright chrome accents

Silver grille insert

Fog lamps

Chrome door handles

Leather-appointed seats

Heated front seats

Eight-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats with power lumbar

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Remote start

Power sunroof (2LZ)

An available premium package on the LTZ adds passive entry/keyless access, push-button starting, high-intensity discharge headlamps and driver’s memory seat and mirrors. Nineteen-inch wheels are also available.

Exterior Colors:

Silver Ice Metallic

Black

Black Granite Metallic

Blue Topaz Metallic

Summit White

Crystal Red Tintcoat

White Diamond Tricoat

Taupe Gray Metallic

Atlantis Blue Metallic

Champagne Silver Metallic

Interior Color/Trim Choices:

Jet Black

Jet Black/Titanium

Jet Black/Brownstone

Cocoa/Light Neutral

Malibu Eco

The Malibu Eco is Chevrolet’s most fuel-efficient Malibu ever. It is the first Chevrolet to feature General Motors’ eAssist battery electric/gas propulsion system, which uses a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and an electric motor-generator to enable regenerative braking, electric assist and start-stop functionality. That helps deliver an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in city driving and 37 mpg on the highway.

All-new turbocharged powertrain

Malibu’s first-ever turbocharged powertrain is offered on LT and LTZ. The Ecotec 2.0L turbo is SAE-certified at 259 horsepower (193 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm). Its peak torque is sustained from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm – a broad range that provides an immediate feeling of power in all driving conditions and helps produce 0-60 performance in 6.3 seconds.

The 2013 Malibu will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents and will serve as a flagship Chevrolet midsize in many parts of the world. The Malibu is built in multiple locations including the United States, China and Korea. In North America, Malibu is built at the Fairfax, Kan. and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants.

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SAE-certified at 259 horsepower (193 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm). Its peak torque is sustained from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm

Technically, that's impossible because 5500 rpm x 260 lb-ft / 5252 = 272.2 hp

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Finally, the Chevrolet Malibu hits the mainstream. (What an ironic statement).

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H'mmmmm Can someone get some real answers from GM on the HP and Torque issue? This just seems all sorts of wack!

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