2011 Chevrolet Malibu (LTZ, LS, LT, 2LT, 1LT) | Conceptcarz.com

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu news, pictures, and information


Since its introduction as an all-new model for the 2008 model year, the Chevrolet Malibu has continued to earn praise from consumers, automotive critics and experts. Malibu was recently named a Best Buy by Consumers Digest for the second year in a row, and a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2010. That’s on top of 2008 North American Car of the Year honors by automotive journalists, and more than 40 other awards since the car’s introduction.

More importantly, the proof of Malibu’s success is on the road, because consumer demand for Malibu has been steadily increasing. Since its launch, Malibu has doubled Chevrolet’s share of the fiercely competitive midsize car market, and average transaction prices have climbed almost $3,000. Sales were up 39 percent in the first quarter of 2010.

‘The Malibu continues to be a very powerful challenger in the midsize §egmènt by providing customers wîth a gorgeous, fuel-efficient sedan packed wîth value-added amenities,’ said Jim Campbell, Ú.S. vice president, Chevrolet marketing. ‘Word is out that Malibu delivers a lot of car for the money, and the result is that we are bringing new customers to Chevrolet every day, as well as those who may not have driven a Chevrolet in a while.’

New for 2011 Malibu’s 2011 model year changes include:

• The fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission is now standard on all models; previously it was only available on the LT and LTZ models. Malibu no longer offers a four-speed automatic

• TAPshift manual shift control now standard on all models

• 17-inch bright finish aluminum wheels are standard on Malibu 1LT

• 18-inch Chrome Tech aluminum wheels are included in Malibu 2LT V-6 package

• OnStar 9.0 hardware, which offers improved voice recognition and six months of uplevel Directions and Connections service including Turn-by-Turn navigation, making Malibu the only midsize car that offers standard navigation service.

The 2011 Malibu is offered in three well-equipped trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ – all wîth a standard, fuel-efficient, four-cylinder 2.4L Ecotec engine and six-speed transmission that deliver 33 mpg highway. A 252-horsepower 3.6L V-6 is available on 2LT and LTZ models. Chevrolet expects that about 60 percent of customers will choose either the 1LT or 2LT model.

Also standard on all Malibu models are four-wheel anti-lock brakes; StabiliTrak electronic stability control; AM/FM stereo wîth CD player and MP3 playback; XM Satellite Radio; OnStar 9.0 wîth six months of Directions and Connections service and Turn-by-Turn Navigation; power height driver seat adjuster wîth power lumbar; Remote Keyless Entry and cruise control. A compact spare tire and jack assembly are available on all models.

On LS models, custom cloth front bucket seats are standard, along wîth 17-inch fascia spoke wheels wîth painted sterling silver trim. Bluetooth connectivity and carpeted front and rear floor mats are available.

Malibu 1LT adds §teering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls; power body-color outside mirrors; 17-inch bright finish aluminum wheels, bright exterior accents and carpeted front and rear floor mats. Six-way power driver seat adjuster; remote vehicle start; Bluetooth connectivity; and an interface package including uplevel AM/FM stereo wîth ÚSB port and CD player and 110V AC rear power center are available.

Malibu 2LT models add 17-inch Chrome Tech aluminum wheels, ÚltraLux trim seats wîth heated six-way power driver and front passenger seat; remote vehicle starter system; leather-wrapped §teering wheel. Bluetooth connectivity for phone; and chrome exhaust tip. A premium floor and trunk mat package; interface package; premium eight-speaker Bose audio system and power sunroof are available.

When the V-6 package is selected on the 2LT model, 18-inch Chrome Tech aluminum wheels are included.

The premium Malibu LTZ model adds front heated leather-appointed seats wîth eight-way power driver seat and six-way power passenger seat; AM/FM stereo wîth ÚSB port and MP3 playback; eight-speaker Bose premium audio system; automatic climate control; premium carpeted front and rear floor mats; power, heated body-color outside mirrors; fog lamps, 18-inch, 10-spoke bright aluminum wheels. A power sunroof and V-6 package are both optional.

Fuel-saving six-speed transmissions standard on all models for 2011

Malibu’s 169-horsepower (126 kW) four-cylinder 2.4L Ecotec engine is partnered wîth a 6T40 six-speed transmission to deliver a great balance of performance and fuel efficiency. Malibu was the first midsize sedan to offer a standard four-cylinder/six-speed automatic transmission combination. EPA-estimated fuel economy for this DOHC powertrain wîth variable valve timing is 22 mpg in the city and an impressive 33 on the highway.

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If more power is desired, Malibu 2LT and LTZ are available wîth the 3.6L V-6 VVT – a sophisticated, all-aluminum DOHC engine that uses variable valve technology to produce 252 horsepower (188 kW)* while delivering EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 26 mpg in highway driving. It, too, is mated wîth a Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

The Malibu six-speed transmissions enable a strong balance between performance and fuel efficiency, wîth the six forward gears offering optimized performance at all rpm levels, as well as reduced rpm at highway cruising speeds. Lower rpm can enhance fuel economy and reduce cabin noise. The six-speed transmissions also feature TAPshift, which enables the driver to shift manually through the gears.

All Malibu powertrains are backed by GM’s five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the best and most comprehensive in the .


With its strong stance and bold proportions, the Malibu has a profile that reinforces its substantial feel. Clean, pure lines and wheels pushed to the corners, as well as a visually lower, yet longer, greenhouse and a shorter deck suggest motion, agility and attitude. The body sides are clean and elegant, interrupted only by distinctive, wheel-oriented forms that communicate an aggressive, stable stance and a rear profile wîth Corvette cues that connects to Chevrolet’s rich performance heritage.

The interior’s attention to detail matches the Malibu’s exterior, wîth an ergonomic design using premium materials that convey quality and value. The integrated, flowing instrument panel features a Chevrolet-signature dual-cockpit design, wîth prominent gauges backlit in blue, and metallic or wood grain accents.

Engineering out the noise

Malibu’s strong structure provides an exceptionally quiet environment.

Along wîth the robust chassis, which minimizes vibration and noise, the body construction uses noise-reducing materials – such as liquid spray-on sound deadener, laminated steel and composite wheel liners – to deliver one the §egmènt’s quietest, most refined driving experiences. Laminated ‘quiet glass’ also contributes to a quiet environment.

Ambient lighting in areas such as the overhead console and door-pull pockets enhances the Malibu’s inviting feel. The overhead console-mounted LED floodlights provide subdued lighting to the center console area between the front seats.

Malibu also comes wîth a standard AM/FM stereo system CD player wîth MP3 playback capability and XM Satellite Radio. Available upgrades on certain models include a premium eight-speaker, Bose sound system that is standard on LTZ and available on 2LT.

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