In addition to giving the 2014 Chevy Malibu a refreshed face, the new Malibu is getting new technology like standard stop/start technology and hands-free texting capability.
In addition to giving the 2014 Chevy Malibu a refreshed face, the new Malibu is getting new technology like standard stop/start technology and hands-free texting capability. The new start/stop technology helps improve the Malibu’s city mileage by 14 percent and a new Text-to-Voice feature reads text messages over the audio system and uses can respond via the MyLink system.
A new Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine is the first standard engine in the segment with stop/start technology. It helps owners conserve fuel by automatically shutting off the engine when the car comes to a stop, such as at stoplights, contributing to EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway – a 14-percent improvement in city mileage and 6 percent greater highway efficiency.
Chevrolet MyLink for the 2014 Malibu delivers enhanced connectivity and convenience, with the new Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users and Siri for iPhone users. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity.
Text-to-Voice converts incoming messages to speech, reads them over the audio system speakers and allows the driver to reply with preset messages such as, “I’m driving and will contact you later.” Users can create and save their own preset messages when the vehicle is in Park. The feature requires a compatible smartphone with Bluetooth profile and applicable text messaging features.