DETROIT – General Motors provided details on its 2013-MY Chevrolet Malibu sedan, which features an all-new 2.0L turbocharged engine. This model’s engine can produce 259 hp, has peak torque of 260 lb. ft., and has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 31 city, 30 highway mpg.
GM said the Malibu turbo goes on sale this fall as a mid-level LT model with an MSRP of $27,710 and as a LTZ model with an MSRP of $30,925. Each price includes a $995 dealer freight charge.
When it comes to suspension and handling, the Malibu turbo includes a four-wheel-independent suspension system, hydraulic ride bushings, premium electric steering gear, and more.
The standard content on turbo LT models includes 18-inch aluminum wheels; Chevy MyLink, with a seven-inch color touch-screen radio, Bluetooth, and USB port; dual-zone automatic climate control; remote start; an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar; a tilting and telescoping steering column with steering wheel controls for audio and cruise control; and ice-blue ambient lighting.
The Malibu turbo LTZ models add LED tail lamps; leather-appointed seats; heated front seats; and available 19-inch aluminum wheels.
For safety, the 2013 Malibu turbo comes with 10 standard air bags, and offers a rear-view camera system, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning. GM added that this is the first 2013 midsize car to earn double honors for safety, including a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
All models are covered by a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, as well as a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.