Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Chevrolet Adds LT Variant to Malibu Line; Yours for P 1,398,888
After launching its executive sedan offering, the Malibu almost a year ago, Chevrolet, through its Philippine distributor The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) is expanding the line-up with the addition of the LT variant available starting today. Priced at P 1,398,888 (the LTZ is P 1,528,888), the Malibu LT is a more value-oriented variant for people who want the comfort and space of a mid-sized executive sedan without the extra frills.
The difference between the LT and LTZ variants are somewhat minimal. Outside, the LT variant rides on smaller 225/55R17 tires and wheels (the LTZ is on standard 245/45R18). The chrome door handles are now gone and its place are black rubber matte ones. Finally, the dual chrome exhaust pipes have been tucked into the rear bumper. Inside, the LT variant loses the leather steering wheel and seats. In the safety front, the LT doesn’t have rear parking sensors or a reverse camera. The Traction Control System (TCS) has also bitten the dust.
Aside from that, the Chevrolet Malibu LT runs on the same 2.4-liter ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine good for 167 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque. The Malibu comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission with power channeled through its front wheels. The Malibu features all around independent suspension. With a 73-liter fuel tank capacity, the Malibu promises long stints between fuel stops.
Chevrolet Philippines Accelerates to the Next Level with the Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Philippines brings a new contender in the executive sedan segment through the All-new Chevrolet Malibu. Rich in both brand and name plate heritage in the U.S., the Malibu is set to bring Filipino customers to the next level of driving experience as the new Chevy product is equipped with the perfect balance of attractive styling and smart technology. The Chevrolet Malibu can be perceived as a validation of one’s success and a reflection of confidence.
Make an impressive entrance
Allow the Chevrolet Malibu to provide you with an impressive entrance to the new chapter of your life. Equipped with projector HID headlights, front fog lamps, 18-inch standard rims, dual exhaust tail pipes and Camaro inspired signature tail lamps, the Malibu exudes a commanding presence that is worthy of a second look.
Much effort and thought is invested in the Malibu’s aesthetic design, every part of it has a purpose. Its bold lines and sleek exterior are not merely for aesthetic pleasure but also serves as an aerodynamic feature that allows the vehicle to effortlessly slice through air reducing wind resistance and promoting better fuel efficiency. Its prominent dual port grille accented in chrome boasts wider openings for improved cabin cooling. With the Chevy Malibu, not only do your ride sharp, you also ride smart.
Power and efficiency are the heart of the Malibu. Equipped with a 2.4L ECOTEC DOHC 16V Dual VVT engine, the Malibu delivers responsive power when you want it and when you need it most. Lighter than most conventional engines, the Chevrolet Malibu’s Aluminum Engine Block improves efficiency and handling. Aluminum blocks also have better heat dissipation characteristics that help prevent overheating. Its engine provides ample lower-end torque, which allows for crisp acceleration at lower speeds, while offering excellent fuel-economy. The Chevrolet Malibu is also built with a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode option. This feature further promotes fuel efficiency during long and open road drives.
Redefining “Executive Class” from within
Fixation on details can be found throughout the Malibu in its refined surfacing with premium materials. The sleek interior features an acoustic laminated glass that provides superb level of quietness. Optimized seats contribute to rear-seat space and comfort. The back of the front seats are also smartly shaped to accommodate more knee room for the passengers at the back.
While maintaining its sophisticated Corvette inspired dual-cockpit design, the sport-sculpted front seats provide a firm back support for long-distance driving comfort. Premium interior materials such as leather seats, Camaro inspired gauges and ambient blue lighting are used to compliment the bold and elegant look of the exterior.
The center console armrest provides additional support for a more relaxing ride. A pair of cup holders and dedicated storage for two cell phones gives your belongings a home, even while you’re on the road.
There’s no question Malibu has married style and engineering in a way that will attract your heart and flatter your mind.
Even before entering the Chevrolet Malibu, you can already appreciate its technology. With its keyless access system, you can unlock your car with the quick touch of the door handle even while the key fob is still inside your pocket. You can also heat up the engine and cool the cabin prior to entering the vehicle with the use of the remote engine start function. And with the start/stop button, as long as your key fob is inside the car, you can start the engine with the mere click of a button. The Malibu is also equipped electronic climate control that automatically maintains your desired cabin temperature by adapting to the outside climate. The Malibu features an 8-way adjustable power driver and front passenger seats that allows the users to modify the positioning and setting of their seats for best comfort. 9 audio speakers are installed inside the Malibu to provide optimum music listening experience. Power folding side mirrors are also part of the convenient features of the Chevy executive sedan.
Never lose your way or make an unnecessary turn again with the built-in GPS found in the Chevrolet Malibu’s Mylink system. The MyLink is a touch screen and voice command information and entertainment system that keeps you connected to your smart phone and everything that is important to you while you are out and about. With the Malibu’s Chevrolet Mylink, you can utilize applications such as iPhone’s Siri and Stitcher, an application that allows you to view and listen to latest news, sports, talk, and entertainment radio anywhere around the world.
The Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with the cruise control feature that allows the driver to set a desired speed and let the car maintain it without stepping on the gas pedal. The cruise control comes in handy during long open road drives.
Safety is Priority
Chevrolet has always made sure that safety is its top priority. The Malibu is designed to be one of the safest cars in its class, offering technologies that can help avoid collisions such as 4-way antilock braking system (ABS), brake assist, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), traction control and electronic stability control. In case of unavoidable accidents, the Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with 6 airbags to protect the driver and passengers from the impact. Other safety features are automatic on/off headlamps, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear park assist, rear window defogger and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
The Chevrolet Malibu executive sedan has 2 variants, the MALIBU LT is priced at P1,398,888.00 while the LTZ is at P1,528,888.00. Both variants come with a Chevy 5 year warranty and free 3 year 24/7 road assistance.