2007 Chevy Malibu Hybrid
The GM Chevy Malibu sedan was planned to roll out during 2007 but now it won't be available until 2008. Malibu Hybrid will be categorized as mild hybrid which is using an integrated starter-generator that shut the gasoline engine off at stoplights, a 10 percent increase in fuel economy and uses smaller electric motor. EPA estimate of mileage for Malibu hybrid 35 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. The Malibu Hybrid is expected to have an automatic transmission with 4 cylinder, 2.4-liter engine with front-wheel drive and achieve 12-15 percent greater fuel economy that the non-hybrid version.
According to GM the Malibu Hybrid will be built at their Kansas City facility.