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GM Sets 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco MSRP to $25,995, Reveals Standard Features

November 22, 2011

DETROIT – General Motors announced retail pricing for its all-new 2013-MY Chevrolet Malibu Eco mid-size sedan, which will start at $25,995. The automaker also announced the standard features for this model.

The Eco version of the new Malibu will get 26 city, 38 highway mpg, thanks to the vehicle’s eAssist battery electric/gas propulsion system. The eAssist system works with a 2.4L Ecotec direct-injection four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

The Eco is the first trim level of the all-new Malibu lineup that will launch in the U.S., according to GM. The automaker said other Malibu trim levels, including LS, LT, and LTZ, are scheduled to begin production next summer in Fairfax, Kan. and Detroit-Hamtramck.

GM is offering the Malibu Eco with cloth or leather seats in eight exterior and three interior color choices. It comes in four equipment packages: Package 1 – Power Convenience; Package 2 – Premium Audio; Package 3 – Leather; and Package 4 – Navigation.

GM said that the Malibu Eco comes with a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. In addition, the automaker said certain eAssist components are covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty. That warranty includes the electric motor generator, three-phase electric power cables, and high-voltage lithium-ion battery.

The standard and trim-level-specific content is as follows:

Standard powertrain and chassis content:

  • Ecotec 2.4L direct injection with continuously variable valve timing and eAssist technology, rated at 182 horsepower (135 kW)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control
  • 2.64:1 axle ratio
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • Regenerative braking
  • Grade braking control
  • Panic brake assist
  • Electronic park brake with push button
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
  • Electric power steering (rack-mounted)
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Four-link rear suspension
  • 17-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P225/55R17 all-season low-rolling-resistance Goodyear
    Assurance Fuel Max tires

Standard exterior content:

  • Active front lower grille aero shutters and aerodynamic underbody panels
  • Projector-beam headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors (body color)
    Fin-type combined OnStar/SiriusXM Satellite Radio antenna (body color)
  • Acoustic-laminated, solar-absorbing glass
  • Intermittent windshield wipers with structureless blades

Standard interior content:

  • Chevrolet MyLink
  • 6-inch-deep illuminated (when headlamps are on) hidden storage behind articulating touch screen radio face
  • Air conditioning – dual zone automatic climate control with odor filter
  • Audio system: AM/FM stereo with CD with MP3 playback and auxiliary input jack
  • 7-inch-diagonal color touch screen for the audio system
  • USB port for the audio system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power windows with express down feature
  • Power door and window locks
  • Driver information center
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel audio and cruise controls
  • Ice blue ambient lighting
  • Driver’s footrest
  • Overhead console
  • Compass display
  • Two auxiliary power outlets
  • Rear center armrest with storage

Standard safety content:

  • OnStar with six months of Directions and Connections plan, including Automatic Crash Response, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, and more.
  • Dual-stage frontal air bags
  • Driver and front passenger thorax side-impact air bags
  • Driver and front passenger knee air bags
  • Head curtain side-impact air bags (front and rear outboard seating positions)
  • Safety belt pretensioners
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Following are the different option packages GM is offering:

Package 1 – Power Convenience includes all standard equipment plus:

  • Eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control
  • Rearview backup camera system
  • Remote start
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • Universal garage door opener

Package 2 – Premium Audio includes all content in Package 1 plus:

  • Pioneer 9-speaker audio system with high-output amplifier
  • Fog lamps
  • Leather-wrapped shifter knob and steering wheel

Package 3 – Leather includes all content in Package 2 plus:

  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar control
  • Heated front seats

Package 4 – Navigation includes all content in Package 3 plus:

  • Navigation system
  • Memory seats and mirrors
  • Auto-up driver’s window

A power-operated sunroof is available on Packages 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Exterior Color Choices: Silver Ice Metallic; Black Granite Metallic; Summit White; Crystal Red Tintcoat; White Diamond Tricoat; Taupe Gray Metallic; Steel Blue Metallic (late availability); Champagne Silver Metallic (late availability)

Interior Color/Trim Choices: Jet Black; Jet Black/Titanium; Cocoa/Light Neutral

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