At the time, the modification of the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has helped this midsize sedan to intermarry with the Chevrolet Volt. Now it became known that this hybrid model will become history.
Model lineup Chevrolet has lost all hybrids. In mid-February of this year rolled off the last instance the Chevrolet Volt, and recently, the media reported that the automaker plans to abandon the sedan and Malibu Hybrid. About it reported the edition “Autoblog” with reference to own source in the company. It is known that in the list of available modifications Malibu 2020 model year of this version not. The car will be offered with two “turbochetverkami” – a-liter 162-horsepower and two-liter 253-horsepower. The first is paired with a CVT, and the second is offered 9АКПП.
Recall powerplant Malibu hybrid like the Volt: a conventional internal combustion engine and two electrovoice in the block. Only for model Volt was chosen as a-liter motor, and Malibu – 1.8-liter.
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The difference was in the battery. So, Malibu was not charged from the wall outlet and cost the battery capacity of 1.5 kWh. But the battery Volt showed huge by the standards of hybrids the rate of 18.4 kWh. Recall that Volts have left the market due to low popularity. Not even helped his groundbreaking for the 2010 filing: GM one of the first to offer modern cars with charging from the wall for the masses. In General, the sales of sedan Chevrolet Malibu continues to decline from year to year. For comparison, in 2016 this model showed the result in 227 881 cars in 2018 – 144 542 units, and in the first five months of 2019, these sedans have sold only 34 of 150 copies.
Why do you think “went” Malibu Hybrid?