Arriving in next spring, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will start at $28,645, Chevy announced. Offered only in LT trim level, the greenest member of the Malibu family will command a $2,750 premium over its conventional sibling, a figure that puts in squarely in the middle of the midsize gas/electric sedan set. One place where it will exceed its rivals is fuel economy. Fitted with a 1.8-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors that are based on those used in the new Chevy Volt, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid develops a combined 182 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Although formal EPA stats have not yet been released, Chevrolet projects it will return 48 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway and earn a 47 mpg combined rating. 

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Among its key standard features, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid comes with Chevrolet MyLink Radio that includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen, rear-vision camera and available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility along with cruise control, pushbutton starting and 10 airbags. The car also will offer a number of new-to-Malibu safety options including Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking as well GM's Teen Driver system that allows parents to effectively monitor behind-the-wheel behavior of their offspring.

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