The All New 2014 Chevrolet Malibu ECO
Castle Chevrolet is proud to present the all new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco as it hits the driving scene with luxury, sensibility and style. It is referred to as the Eco because it has a specially designed combination of a standard ECOTEC direct injected four cylinder engine with 2.4 liters and a 15 horsepower electric motor. This mild hybrid system is referred to as the “eAssist”.
The Chevrolet Malibu Eco conserves gasoline when the eAssist technology employs its electric motor in certain driving situations for propulsion assistance. Other technologies work in tandem with the eAssist including regenerative braking, a lithium ion battery and stop-start functionality. The new stop-start technology employs innovative technology to help you save gas and power. Here’s how it works. The engine automatically shuts off when the car is stopped. The Malibu Eco immediately and seamlessly restarts when the brake pedal is released. The result is lower emissions, excellent fuel economy and a satisfied driver.
The Eco’s transmission is an electronically controlled six-speed automatic that allows the engine to operate at a lower rate of speed as compared to transmissions with fewer gears. This results in better fuel economy. There is also a unique starter/alternator unit that is belt driven and powered through a lithium ion battery pack. This battery pack is mounted in the car’s trunk but doesn’t take up significant cargo space. The Eco gets 26 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway and up to an impressive 560 highway miles with each fill-up
This year’s Eco is aerodynamically designed, allowing air to flow around the vehicle with little resistance.
The result is a sultry style as well as a pragmatic increase in fuel efficiency. The Eco sports an aluminum hood, an aluminum beam on the back bumper and light weight dash mats and carpet. Standard features include but are not limited to Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, heated mirrors, ice blue internal lighting and OnStar technology. Special equipment packages will be offered in four styles: Power Convenience, Premium Audio, Leather and Navigation.
Simply put, the Eco provides a refined driving experience. It accelerates with ease, allowing the driver to pass other vehicles with speed and control. The Eco’s driver will easily forget that he is operating a vehicle with a hybrid engine system. There’s acoustic glass and materials with superior sound insulation.
The result is a luxuriously peaceful ride for all of the Eco’s occupants.
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco is the one of the best in its class when it comes to safety. Features include but are not limited to:
- Traction control
- Stability control
- Anti-lock brakes
- OnStar with RemoteLink
- A Turn by turn navigation system
- Ten airbags
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco retails for around $25,995. This is an excellent value considering that test drivers have been thoroughly impressed with the Eco. Stop by Castle Chevrolet and see for yourself what all the buzz is about. View our full line of Malibu’s Here and find the one thats right for you!