The eighth generation Chevrolet Malibu has the powerful Chevy MyLink technology that provides you with hands-free cell phone usage, audio connectivity, streaming internet music and more, all with an integrated touch screen.
The new line of Chevrolet Malibu trim levels, known as LS, LT, LTZ, and Eco, are all well-dressed in their varying features, all with a shorter wheelbase and wider body. 2013/2014 Chevrolet Eco was new in 2013. Combining a 2.4 Liter 4 cylinder with a 15 Kw hybrid electric motor which helps it reach EPA 25 City and 37 Hwy.
The quality level improved significantly in 2008 with the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu. Increased interior space and a more powerful engine also were added to make the car more enjoyable to drive. The suspension has been tuned for a softer more comfortable ride. The 2008 Malibu switched platforms, borrowing from the Saturn Aura, a European based platform. There are two engine options, the 4 cylinder 169 horsepower or the 252 horsepower V6. The Chevy Malibu comes in various trim levels - LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ.
These Malibus offered better engine options, more spacious cabins, and many of the modern safety features of the day, including adjustable pedals and side curtain airbags. This Chevrolet Malibu was based on a new Epsilon platform taken from the 2002 Opel Vectra.
In 2008, there was a bit of a generation overlap, and Chevy differentiated between the two models of 2008 by calling the one from this generation the Malibu Classic. This generation also saw the retirement of the hatchback, Malibu Maxx.
The fifth generation of the Chevrolet Malibu had a midsize body and options that included leather trim and sunroof. With the 2000 model year, the exterior was altered to give it a more Impala-like appearance. A 3.1-liter V6 gave the Malibu additional power beneath the hood.
This was a new era for the Chevrolet Malibu, which, after becoming the bestselling Chevelle trim, it replaced the Chevelle lineup. The Malibu became between 500 and 1,000 pounds lighter, even with increased trunk space and cabin room.
The third generation Chevrolet Malibu was the mid-level Chevelle trim, until 1974, when the original base model was dropped and the Malibu became the standard option. The bodies were boxier and had before-their-time square headlights.
Still acting as the top-of-the-line Chevelle model, these Malibus were redesigned and offered as four-door sedans, two-door coupes, and 2-door convertibles.
The original Malibu was the mid-size Chevrolet Chevelle's top trim, which is how it was labeled throughout the first and second generations. It was offered as a four-door sedan, two-door coupe, convertible, and two-seat station wagon.