The new for 2017 Malibu will be the ninth generation for this model. One look will be enough to see just how much better looking it is over the outgoing model.
Hopefully this means an extended life; the previous model has only been in production for four years.
2017 Chevy Malibu release date
No dates have been confirmed, but the Malibu should be released for sale around the middle part of 2017, once final testing has been signed off.
Release date: mid 2017
2017 Chevrolet Malibu redesign
The developers have taken great effort to make the Malibu a better place to be; a redesigned and more luxurious interior, added driver aids and safety features and improved the mileage, meaning it’s better for the environment.
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2017 Malibu equipment
Safety has taken a priority in the Malibu, all models are now fitted with ten airbags, but some of the more expensive models also have lane guidance systems, rear view camera and parking sensors.
There is also an updated and extremely efficient climate control system fitted as standard.
2017 Chevrolet Malibu price
Of course, cost is very much dependent on which level of trim is specified, and how many of the option boxes have been ticked, but prices start at $21,600 and rise to $31,900.
2017 Chevy Malibu new body
Despite being physically bigger than the previous model, the Malibu has been put on a severe diet; losing just over 200 lbs from the previous one.
It has done this with the use of modern materials and the use of the Epsilon 2 platform.
Chevrolet wanted the car to look a little more modern, perhaps even athletic, to achieve this, they have altered the front grille and fender and changed the design of the hood.
LED lighting is on the options list for some of the models.
2017 Chevrolet Malibu interior
This ninth gen Malibu is actually longer than previous models, this means more leg room front & rear, it has also been fitted with many different systems as standard, including the MyLink media system, which uses a 7” touchscreen.
The technology fitted is designed to make life in the cabin more comfortable, either for the driver or passengers.
2017 Malibu video review
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu dimensions
A new Chevrolet Malibu model dimensions:
The length of the sedan, as already mentioned, slightly increased, now it is 193.5 in long;
Width remains the same, that is, 72. 9 inches;
57.2 inches in height as it was, and remained.
Wheelbase added 3.5 inches and now it is 111.3 in. Clearance – 5.9″.
2017 Chevy Malibu engines
Chevrolet are giving three different powerplant options; two 4-cylinder gas engines, and a hybrid using a 4-cylinder gas engine coupled with electric power.
They offer a low-power version using Ecotec technology (1.5 liter, 160 BHP) and a high-power (250 BHP) 2.0 liter. Gas mileage is 27 – 37 MPG for the smaller engine and 22 – 33 MPG for the 2.0 liter.
The hybrid is a naturally aspirated 1.8 liter 4-cylinder gas engine, coupled with two electric motors, with both running it produces around 180 BHP.
The car can run without the combustion engine, but it’s pretty slow; about 54 MPH.
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Specs of Chevrolet Malibu 2017
The car will initially be sold only in the North American market. The names of the trim levels have not changed: L, LS, LT, Premier, and Hybrid. The basic version is equipped quite well, but the difference in expected price between it and the top version is almost 50%.
2017 Chevy Malibu pictures
|2017 Chevrolet Malibu 2.0T|
|Engine type||DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection, turbocharger|
|Power/torque||250 hp; 260 lb-ft|
|Passenger volume||118.7 cu.ft|
|Cargo volume||15.8 cu.ft|
|PRICE RANGE: $22,500-$32,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Mazda 6|