The Chevrolet Malibu has always been a strong competitor in the midsize category; now, the 2017 model boldly steps into the future with an all-new design that has been completely restyled and re-engineered to offer more efficiency, comfort, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever.
The sleek design makes it a formidable competitor to all the best sedans in the world; it may now have the best-in-class appearance, resembling the beautiful Chevy Impala in all the right ways. The same is true of the modern and comfortable interior as well.
But it’s more than just aesthetics. The 2017 Malibu has been built on an entirely new architecture. It’s longer and lighter, 60 mm longer in fact, but crucially the new Malibu has a wheelbase that is 93 mm longer than the previous model. That means the best interior space in its class and the ability to give all its occupants more room and more comfort.
The new Malibu at Jaidah Automotive is offered in LS, LT and LTZ versions, and on the LTZ, extensively applied soft-touch components and wooden decor elements exude a high level of quality, complementing the ambient lighting running through the instrument panel and storage pocket, for a premium atmosphere.
Beneath the all-new Malibu’s athletic-looking skin is a stronger, lighter body structure that contributes to its efficiency and driving dynamics. The greater application of high-strength steel enabled the use of thinner components in the body structure which increases both safety and performance.
The powerful 2.5 litre ECOTEC engine with 6-speed automatic transmission offers performance that matches the Malibu’s good looks. The suspension design delivers a greater measure of control with better ride and handling. You can enjoy all the qualities of the new Malibu while feeling the peace of mind provided by the equally advanced safety systems such as the Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
ENGINE 2.5 litre, ECOTEC engine with SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection)
MAX POWER 186 hp (ps) @ 6,000 rpm
MAX TORQUE 25.5 kg-m (184 lb-ft) @ 4,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION Six-speed automatic
EXTERIOR Sleek and sporty proportions with subtly sculpted surfaces, advancing Chevrolet’s signature design; slim, aggressive sweeping headlamps and distinctive dual-port grille; three body-side character lines add style and elegance to the design and distinguish it as a contemporary Chevrolet.
INTERIOR Longer wheelbase allows improved knee and legroom in the front and additional space in the back; the completely redesigned rear-seat area provides classleading roominess, with more legroom and better knee clearance providing better in-cabin comfort and functionality; Malibu’s large touchscreen MyLink infotainment system is again improved and gives owners a smart and simple way to access Apple CarPlay.
SAFETY/SECURITY Complete airbag and seatbelt system for front and side impact protection; disc
brakes all round, ventilated at front; four-channel ABS Anti-lock Braking System; Electronic Brake
Force Distribution (EBD); Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and other high tech systems
also available; rear camera and parking sensors.
Jaidah Automotive will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the all-new Chevrolet Malibu or any of its
cars and SUVs for Marhaba viewers. Visit their showroom at Jaidah Square on Airport Street, opposite Crowne Plaza Doha—The Business Park. Call 4463 8788 for details. You may also check out their website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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