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Chevrolet announced that it is creating a hybrid version of the Malibu sedan for next year, borrowing technology from the Volt to build the hybrid’s powertrain. The Malibu Hybrid takes technology from the Volt, but its overall powertrain will be brand new. For the base drive unit, engineers are using a slightly modified system from […]

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General Motors revealed 97 percent of customers who purchased a 2014 or 2015 Malibu opted for the 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder base engine equipped with standard stop/start technology. This 97 percent of Malibu sold in the U.S. represents about 83,000 vehicles, added GM. It is the most aggressive rollout of stop/start technology in the U.S. by an […]

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Chevrolet launched an all-new Malibu for the 2013 model year, but it was less successful at winning sales than Chevy had hoped. In an attempt to increase its appeal, a revised 2014 Malibu is arriving at dealer showrooms now with a new look outside and in, including a freshened front-end and inside, a redesigned center […]

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The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu arriving in dealerships this fall will be the first midsize sedan sold in the U.S. to offer stop/start technology standard on its 2.5L base model. The 2.5 liters 4-cylinder Malibu has an EPA-estimated rating of 25 city and 36 highway mpg – a 14 percent improvement in city fuel economy. The […]

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The University of Victoria has won the MathWorks modeling award as part of the EcoCAR 2 student competition. The award recognizes the team’s use of MATLAB and Simulink for Model-Based Design during the three-year competition to reengineer a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to improve its fuel efficiency. Alonside the University of Victoria, other schools on the […]

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Pennsylvania State University has been named year two winner at the EcoCAR 2013 Competition in San Diego, California. The 15 universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered in Yuma, Ariz. last week for six days of rigorous vehicle testing and evaluation on drive quality and environmental impact at the General Motors (GM) Desert Proving Ground. From […]

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