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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Achieves Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency

Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency

The stylish, high-tech, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has received a best-in-class fuel efficiency rating from the EPA, getting a 46 mpg combined rating.

Not too long ago you had to choose between having a car that was efficient, high-tech, or stylish. Now, however, you can have it all at the same time and it won’t cost a fortune. If you don’t believe it, just take a look at the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

This stylish, high-tech, mid-size sedan has received a best-in-class fuel efficiency rating from the EPA. The 2016 Malibu Hybrid should give drivers 46 mpg combined. The hybrid system in the Malibu borrows some technology from the Volt to allow it to use electric-only propulsion in certain driving scenarios.

“The Malibu Hybrid offers outstanding fuel efficiency and integrates the latest technology to give customers a world-class hybrid,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers, in a statement. “Combined with a number of available, leading safety and connectivity features, it’s a great choice for those who want exceptional efficiency with Chevrolet’s signature value.”

In addition to its excellent efficiency, the Malibu Hybrid delivers stellar good looks along with great technology, including the available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi that allows up to seven devices to connect at once. And, perhaps one of its best features, it has a starting price of only $28,645.

Chevrolet Stopping Summer Volt Production

General Motors is bringing Chevrolet’s summer Volt production to a halt. Citing retooling at the Hamtramck plant, the automaker also has a stock of first generation Volts. There’s no denying sales are slow this year, down 48% in the first quarter, but that could be good for consumers.

Summer Volt Production has been halted, meaning this may be the best time to get your 2015 model.

Summer Volt Production has been halted, meaning this may be the best time to get your 2015 model.

The Volt, with only 1,874 sold in 2015, isn’t the only hybrid seeing a decline in sales. Lower gas prices have hurt the entire range of vehicles, all of which sport higher gas mileage as their main selling point. Instead, consumers are looking to crossovers and SUVs.

Related: 2015 Chevy Volt Specs and Features

“Halting Chevrolet Volt production in anticipation of the all-new 2016 model year is a smart move for GM, and allows for less inventory and incentives on the outgoing model,” said Akshay Anand, Kelley Blue Book analyst. “Hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle sales have been declining for some time now, with gas prices well below the summer prices of 2014.”

With the second generation, 2016 Volt hitting floor rooms later this year, now may be the most opportune time to get in on a first generation Volt. While the first generation Volt has a range of 38 miles on battery alone, the second generation gets 50 miles. The factory retooling will last six weeks during summer, meaning this is the last stock of 2015 Volts.

With the second generation on the way, 2015 Volts are seeing more deals and incentives. Now may be the best time to buy. Come to Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart to take a look – and a test drive – to see why this car is so popular.