First came the news that the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu would have only four-cylinder engines, following the path set by the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and other midsize entries. Then came the official unveiling of the line at last week's New York Auto Show, complete with projected gas mileage numbers. The 2013 Malibu Eco model, says Chevy, will achieve EPA gas-mileage ratings of 38 mpg on the highway, which is comparable to midsize hybrids like the 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid, at 31 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 33 mpg combined. It's higher on the highway than even the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid (41 city, 36...
EcoCar2 Will Challenge College Teams To Build Greener Cars
The winning team for the third and final year of the first EcoCar Challenge has yet to be announced, but the next three-year competition has already been unveiled. On Wednesday, representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors officially launched EcoCar2, whose tagline will be...John Voelcker
2013 Chevy Malibu LTZ Concept Gets Only Four-Cylinder Engines
It may be named after an exclusive Los Angeles beach community, but the Chevrolet Malibu is going global. In a big way. Chevy has just released a teaser photo and a few details of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ concept car it will unveil at the Auto Shanghai 2011 show, just 36 hours before media...John Voelcker