New Malibu to Offer Stop-Start Hybrid System

The hybrid version of the Malibu will have a belt alternator start system which enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving by shutting off the engine at idle mode.

Published: 09-Jan-2007

General Motors Corp. said Tuesday that it will offer a hybrid version of the redesigned Malibu sedan in the beginning of next year.

The gas-electric hybrid will come out about three to four months after the new 2008 Malibu arrives in showrooms this fall, said Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper.

The automaker launched the new Malibu, touting it as an indication that it will compete more forcefully in the competitive midsize segment. Troy Clarke, GM's president of North America, said, "the days of compromise, of leaving customers wanting more, are long gone."


Reflex features an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that harnesses diesel, electric and solar power. This combination of power can deliver maximum fuel economy - up to 65 mpg - without compromising performance.

The Concept-CT is revealed to the world by Mitsubishi Motors North America on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Concept-CT utilizes the Mitsubishi In-wheel Electric Vehicle (MIEV) hybrid powertrain, which employs an electric motor in each of the vehicle's four wheels. The ultra-compact four-door hatchback maximizes interior space and combines practicality, fun-to-drive performance and low fuel consumption.

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