Cars are catching up with our mobile lifestyles. The Chevrolet® Malibu is leading the way. How fun is it to know your car is a Wi-Fi hotspot? So let’s take a look at the Chevy Malibu™.
Malibu is available in three distinctive trim levels, LS, LT, and LTZ with an additional 2 trim levels per equipment group. Giving shoppers a wonderful choice in trim levels and equipment.
*Additional interior features include:
Ø Air conditioning with humidity sensor on LS and 1LT
Ø Dual-zone automatic climate control on 2LT, 3LT and LTZ models
Ø SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three-month trial is standard on LT and LTZ
Ø Audio system with USB port in the center console is standard on LT and LTZ
Ø Pioneer nine-speaker sound system is available on 2LT, 3LT and LTZ
Ø Driver information center with color display is standard on all models
Ø Keyless access and push-button start are available on LTZ
Ø Leather-appointed seating with available heated front seats
Ø Two auxiliary power outlets are standard on all models
Ø 120-volt power outlet on the rear of the center console is available on 2LT, 3LT and LTZ
Ø Rear-vision camera system is available on LT and LTZ
Ø Remote starter is available on 1LT and standard on 2LT, 3LT and LTZ
Ø Leather-wrapped steering wheel (with audio and cruise controls) and shift knob on 2LT, 3LT and LTZ
Ø Leather-trimmed, heated front seats are available on 2LT and 3LT and standard on LTZ
Ø Spacious trunk with 16.3 cubic feet (462 L) of cargo room.
On the LT model and above next generation MyLink™, gives you an array of entertainment choices. Listen to your music from your phone, Pandora®, with text messaging capabilities you won’t miss a beat in your new Chevrolet® Malibu. Now your commute is filled with your favorite music and entertainment.
Keep in touch with friends and business with Bluetooth wireless for your phone. Now you can safely talk to family or conduct business right from your car safely. With steering wheel controls that allow you to safely answer your phone while on the move. Text messages appear on your car’s MyLink™ screen with voice command you can listen to the text and pay attention to the road. Be safe don’t text and drive!
If that is simply not enough let’s talk about the Start/Stop technology. When you’re driving and come to a stop, your Malibu’s engine will stop and the car’s accessories and A/C will run off an auxiliary battery. When a car idles that’s when it emits the highest amount of carbon and uses more gas. Start/Stop kills the engine similar to a Golf cart. Immediately starting when the gas pedal is depressed. Nothing to do the car does this automatically. The engine only runs when needed. This saves gas, engine wear and helps the car run more eco-friendly.
*The 2.5L is SAE-certified at 196 horsepower (146 kW) and 186 lb-ft of torque (252 Nm). Revised transmission shift points and quicker shifts also enhance the feeling of performance – while delivering greater refinement.
The Malibu’s available 2.0L turbo engine delivers nearly 14 percent more torque than its predecessor– SAE-certified 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). Revised engine calibration accounts for the improvement, making the Malibu 2.0L turbo’s torque the best in the segment, even among six-cylinder competitors. The result is a stronger feeling of acceleration from a stop and a greater feeling of power on demand in almost all driving conditions. The 2.0L turbo also produces an SAE-certified 259 horsepower (193 kW).
Malibu is packed with safety features:
*Designed for safety
Malibu offers a wide range of standard and available safety features in the segment. Available side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert complement the available forward collision alert and lane departure warning to enhance Malibu’s crash-avoidance capability. These advanced, active technologies use radar to help avoid crashes, with visual and audible alerts designed to identify potential threats with sufficient warning to give the driver time to react and make changes. They’re part of the segment’s only suite of advanced safety technologies offered on a midlevel trim.
Additional contributors to Malibu’s safety and peace of mind include 10 standard air bags – and two optional air bags – and available rear vision camera. The standard and available air bags include:
Dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags (two)
Pelvic/thorax side-impact air bags for all outboard occupants, front and rear (four)
Driver and passenger knee air bags (two)
Roof rail air bags with rollover protection (two)
Available second-row head/thorax side-impact air bags (two).
Malibu also employs systems that enable greater vehicle control, including standard StabiliTrak™ electronic stability control system, all-speed traction control and four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS.
The new 2015 Chevrolet® Malibu delivers a huge bang for your car buying buck! Get out to your local Chevrolet® dealer today and test drive the Chevy Malibu™, you will experience first-hand a driving experience that you would expect to pay thousands more from Chevy’s European counterparts.
*Source: GM Media
Everyone loves the utility of an SUV and the comfort of a car. How about a marriage of both? The 2015 Chevrolet® Equinox crossover gives you the best of both worlds. With features that give the Equinox a distinct presence in the crossover segment.
With three distinct equipment groups, LS, LT and LTZ with two trim levels per group. Available front wheel or all-wheel drive models. Equinox has something for everyone.
Packed with safety features such as lane departure warning, forward collision alert, six standard air bags, and Onstar™ all available in a new Chevrolet® Equinox.
Seating for five gets the family out for fun in the sun! MyLink™ infotainment system gets you rocking out with your favorite entertainment systems like Pandora, your phone’s music or popular MP3 players. Receive text messages and listen to them via Chevy Equinox’s power packed entertainment system.
*With the standard Ecotec 2.4L direct-injected engine, the FWD Equinox achieves an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway. A direct-injected 3.6L V-6 is available on LT and LTZ models and delivers best-in-class 301 horsepower (225 kW) and 272 lb-ft of torque (369 Nm).
Chevrolet® supports Equinox owners with two years/24,000 miles (whichever comes first) of scheduled maintenance, which covers four services of an oil change, tire rotation and 27-point inspection. It complements the three-year/36,000-mile (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper limited vehicle warranty and five-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) powertrain limited warranty for peace of mind.
Equinox wears Chevrolet’s signature global face – a two-tier grille and prominent gold bowtie insignia – that combines with strong fender shapes, distinctive premium roofline, wraparound headlamps and dual round taillamps. Projector-style headlamps are standard on LTZ.
Equinox also stands out with a multi-dimensional hood, wraparound rear side glass and wheels-at-the-corners stance. The fascias on all models are body colors, with charcoal lower sections on LS and LT models and bright lowers on LTZ.
Chrome packages are available on LT models. They include chrome door handles, heated and power-adjustable outside mirrors, and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels.
Additional exterior features include:
Integrated rocker panels make getting in and out of the Equinox easier
Chrome trim and flush-fitting, “exposed edge” windshield and rear glass provide an upscale appearance and reduce wind noise
Range of 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels – including standard chrome-clad wheels on LTZ
Programmable power liftgate is standard on LTZ and available on 2LT (included with available Power Convenience Package).
Exterior colors include: Blue Velvet Metallic, Sea Grass Metallic, Silver Topaz Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Summit White, Black, Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tintcoat, Champagne Silver Metallic and Tungsten Metallic.
Flexible space for passengers and cargo
Equinox’s interior is designed for comfort, convenience and versatility. The standard MultiFlex sliding rear seat can offer passengers the most rear legroom in its class. It travels nearly eight inches fore and aft, providing up to 39.9 inches (1,015 mm) of real legroom. With the 60/40 split-back rear seat moved all the way forward, the cargo area offers 31.4 cubic feet (889 liters) of storage.
Family-friendly features include several storage bins, an oversized glove box, a closed storage bin under the center armrest big enough to accommodate a laptop computer, four 12-volt power outlets and eight cup and bottle holders.
Equinox is also a quiet and refined vehicle. Noise-absorbing elements in the chassis, engine compartment, interior and windshield glass make the cabin one of the quietest in the segment. 2.4L models feature Active Noise Cancellation that contributes to exceptional quietness and efficiency.
Additional interior features include:
Available Chevrolet® MyLink™ radio with navigation
Air conditioning is standard on all models, with automatic climate control standard on 2LT and LTZ
Leather-appointed seating is standard on LTZ and available on 2LT
Universal home remote is standard on LTZ and available on 2LT with the power convenience package
Eight-way power front passenger seat is standard on LTZ and available on 2LT with the power convenience package
Heated front seats are standard on LTZ
Rear-vision camera is standard on LT and LTZ
Adaptive remote start that also activates the front and rear defrosters, heated seats and outside heated mirrors when the temperature is 45 degrees F (7 C) or colder
Ice-blue ambient lighting accentuates key areas of the cabin and provides an upscale look and feel
Audio system with SiriusXM® (with trial period), CD and MP3/WMA capability is standard on LS
Color touch-screen radio with SiriusXM® (with trial period), with MP3 capability, USB port and iPod support, is standard on LT and LTZ
Available Pioneer Premium System with eight speakers and 250 watts of output.
Interior color and trim choices:
Cloth seating with Light Titanium/Jet Black or Jet Black interior colors (LS)
Premium cloth seating with Light Titanium/Jet Black or Jet Black interior colors (1LT and 2LT)
Perforated leather-appointed seating with Light Titanium/Jet Black, Jet Black or Brownstone/Jet Black interior colors (standard on LTZ and available on 2LT).
For 2015 Chevrolet is commanding the lead with 4G-LTE connectivity, mobility has a new name Equinox! Come see the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Equinox at your local Chevrolet Dealer today.
*Source GM Media
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