Many prospective midsized new car shoppers seem to be concerned on how long the low gas prices will stick around.  Lots of stuff is brewing around the world that could kick the prices up at the pump.  That is one good reason, out of many, why these serious buyers are checking out the new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid at Westside Chevrolet in Houston, Texas.

03-2016-chevrolet-malibu-hybrid-ny-1Another reason is that this new Malibu has been redesigned inside and out.  It’s wide and assertive stance gives off a polished bold styling with new crisp lines combined with an aerodynamic shape.  It is not only good looks with the new Malibu Hybrid, it is also as much fun to drive as it is to be seen in, which you will discover quickly.

Of course, looks aren’t everything, but what is under the Malibu’s Hybrid’s molded metal.  Its power comes from a combination of a 1.8-liter engine, two electric motors and a 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery.  This setup will surprise you on the test drive as the torque response is strong and quick from the start and very capable to keep you ahead of traffic.  Your Chevy Malibu Hybrid will travel up to close to 55 mph on battery power alone.  When the gas engine takes its turn, the transition is seamless.  This Malibu leads the pack of most other hybrids in its class in passing gas pumps, as it is rated 47/46/46 city/highway/combined.

Another positive and pleasant thing you will experience on your test drive is the cabin which is bursting with upscale interior loaded with premium features.  Plenty of cushy, padded touch points with even stitching and perforation on its dash.  Of course, everything is there for your entertainment, communication and safety needs.

After all, it is a Chevrolet and its highly rated MyLink multimedia system is available.  A bright 7-inch screen is standard with an optional 8-inch.  Also, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration are standard.  You will also appreciate the very comfortable seats and the abundance of head and leg room especially for the rear seated folks.  The battery systems sit safely in the trunk with still nearly 12 cubic feet left for groceries and stuff.  Since the Malibu Hybrid is used a lot as a family sedan, Chevrolet offers an impressive array of available safety features.  Safety experts and organizations stress new car buyers should invest in as many as they can afford.

The friendly folks will explain those systems in detail.  If you have a teen driver or about to, then seriously consider GM’s new Teen Drive feature, which allows parents to view their driving habits on the Malibu’s multimedia screen.  Everything just comes together for you and yours with the new Malibu Hybrid.  Especially putting that fun factor back into your drive time, more money in your wallet and less worry about gas prices.

Take that short drive to Westside Chevrolet and be prepared for an enjoyable experience.  It is no secret why this dealership is known for repeat customers and referrals.

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