2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Revealed…To Bad it Only Gets 2mpg More Than the Normal Version!

GM has unveiled the hybrid version of its upcoming 2008 Chevy Malibu sedan. The sedan will look exactly like the non-hybrid version and will be powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The new hybrid version of the Malibu is powered by a 164 horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder that delivers 24mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway. Unfortunately that is only 2mpg better than the regular 4-cylinder Malibu, so what’s the point?

Visually the only way you will be able to distinguish the hybrid from the non-hybrid is low-resistance tires, hybrid badges and unique interior gauges.

Production of the hybrid will begin in October, but pricing hasn’t been released.

Full Story: Motor Authority

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