2013 Chevrolet Malibu coming with all-new turbo powertrain
Chevrolet has announced pricing and equipment details on the all-new 2013 Malibu and it’s coming with new powertrain options. Today's press release tells us that the mid-size sedan will be offered with a couple of new engines, one being a first-ever turbocharged four-cylinder. With many of the Malibu’s competitors offering turbocharged four-cylinder engines, the new turbo will help Chevrolet stay in the game.
Chevrolet is replacing Malibu’s outgoing V-6 with the all-new turbocharged four-cylinder EcoTec 2.0-liter engine producing 259 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque. Chevy says the new Malibu turbo will go from 0-60 in 6.3 seconds. The new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine will produce plenty of horsepower and deliver better fuel economy over the V-6.
This is the future of engines and Chevrolet needed this offering to stay competitive with the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion and VW Jetta. Only two trims are available with the turbo four-cylinder engine: the LT starting at $27,710 and the LTZ starting at $30,925.
The 2013 Malibu gets another new engine
The 2013 Chevy Malibu will also be offered with an all-new 2.5-liter EcoTec engine rated at 197 horsepower which is 17 percent more than the previous generation engine. Fuel mileage is expected to be competitive in the mid-30s. The engine will get the latest direct-injection and continuously variable valve timing and will come standard in the LS, LT and LTZ models.
Pricing on the Malibu is announced