The clusters are constantly reacting ECO driving indicator, encouraging the guidance of fuel, while the tachometer auto stop indicator informs the driver when the engine is in start-stop mode.
"Chevrolet Malibu ECO illustrates drive to use technology that offers high value, gas-friendly performance," said Scheidt. "The Book really ECO fuel economy of a compact car Malibu in a midsize sedan."
Chevrolet Malibu eAssist Eco system is coupled with a 2.4l Ecotec four-cylinder direct injection of new-generation six-speed automatic. 2.4l engine is a powerful and lightweight, with dual overhead cams, direct injection, continuously variable intake and exhaust timing and electronic speed control, as well as lightweight aluminum block and cylinder head. It is rated at 180 hp (134 kW) and is a variant of the engine itself, which is known as one of Ward's Ten Best Engines for 2010.
Together with Ecotec 2.4-liter and six-speed transmission uses the power of the system eAssist stored in air-cooled, lithium-ion batteries required to provide lifting power in different driving conditions, engine optimization and operation transmission. An advanced lithium-ion battery 115V and the latest generation of 15 kilowatts motor-generator unit to help fuel economy by increasing:
Regenerative braking, which provides up to 15 kilowatts of electricity to recharge the battery
With up to 15 hp (11 kW) of electric assist when accelerating heavier
Using electricity rather than gas when it is stopped, an engine and smooth automatic start-stop function
Fuel cutoff during deceleration aggressive zero mph for added fuel savings
Intelligent charging / discharging of the high-voltage battery.