New 2016 Chevrolet Malibu – Release Date and Review

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu comes with a sharper new style and a bit more interior space that will include contemporary technology features. Chevrolet adopted a simple formula when refreshing the Chevrolet Malibu 2016.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Designers grafted the brawny room of the full-size Impalla – sweeping rear flanks, split grille, bold front end – onto a smaller midsize sedan, it’s first in close to a decade. The new-look Malibu is now 2” longer in overall than the current model in the market, and a wheelbase that’s close to 4” longer in order to give the vehicle a more interior room. Also, the vehicle is nearly 300 lbs. lighter, which should now help in terms of fuel economy.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

New safety features will be in place which are meant to govern teens driving. This will, therefore, make the new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu a well-rounded family car.

Engine Specs – 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Several engine options will be provided under the hood of the new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The base will debut with a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 160 hp and 184 pounds of torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed auto transmission system.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu engine

According to Chevy’s own estimates, the above mentioned powertrain will have a fuel return of 27/37 mpg in the city/highway. For the performance minded drivers, there will be the 2.0L 4-cylinder option.

With such an engine, expect an output of about 259 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. The power will be transmitted to the wheels through the eight-speed auto transmission system. Again, Chevy estimated the combo will return 22/32 mpg in the city/highway.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu engine view

A hybrid powerplant will also be forthcoming. Whilst making use of a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a two-motor electric drive, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid returns more than 45 mpg when combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.4 in. (111.4 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.8 in. (193.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 103 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 3086 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 8,0 sec
MPG: 22/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Autumn Bronze Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Butte Red Metalllic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

Exterior Photos & Interior Colors – Chevrolet Malibu 2016

2016 Chevrolet Malibu side view, red color, alloy wheels

The new and upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will debut in four trims: L, LS, LT, and top-of-the-line Premier model. All of the models will come standard with up to 10 airbags, and all but the base trim level will offer a rearview camera as standard.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu front
2016 Chevrolet Malibu front

 

Some of the optional safety features to expect include lane keeping assist, front pedestrian warning, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control and parking sensors. Also provided is a nifty nanny for parents with young drivers. The Teen Driver system, engaged with a PIN code, ensures parents are able to monitor their teen’s driving habits.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu interior, leather front and rear seats, steering wheel

Parents, for instance, can preset a maximum speed which triggers visual and audible warnings if exceeded. Also, the audio systems maximum volume can be adjusted to a level that parents like. Other safety precaution features such as, traction control and stability control, if equipped, parking sensors, blind spot warning, and forward collision alert are automatically engaged and cannot be defeated by the user.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu back
2016 Chevrolet Malibu back

Parents may also review their teen’s driving habits, as the Malibu will be able to track the maximum speed travelled, distance driven and over-speed warnings, among other parameters. However, teens may decry the computer oversight role, but we bet parents will rest assured their teen is not engaging in recklessness.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu interior
2016 Chevrolet Malibu interior

The feature will be available on the optional LT models and standard on top-of-the-range Premier model. Other notable equipment will include either a 7” or 8” touchscreen display, which will be dependent on the trim model, 4G LTE connectivity with wireless phone charging pad, Wi-Fi hotspot and dual USB ports for rear seat passengers.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu trunk

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Chevy Malibu

The new Chevy Malibu will be available in dealerships by the fall of this year. Unfortunately, the pricing hasn’t been announced as yet by Chevrolet. The new technology updates and features will add an extra cost to the vehicle, but given the level of rivalry in the segment, we expect the updated model to remain close to the existing Malibu which has a price tag of around $23,290.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu release date
2016 Chevrolet Malibu release date

Some of the most notable competitors for the new Chevrolet Malibu include the Toyota Camry, which has undergone some improvements in its handling and interior quality, along with a solid reputation for its reliability, therefore, making it a compelling choice.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

Another vehicle worth looking at is the Ford Fusion, which offers impressive fuel economy, power, unique styling and an array of tech features, makes it one of my favorites. Other quality choices worth considering are the Nissan Altima, Mazda 6 and Honda Accord.

New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Release Date, Diesel, Price, MPG – For 2016 model year, the Cruze will come with a brand new engine and a restyled body along with a likelihood of an 8-speed transmission system as well as hatchback and coupe models. Apart from the expected novelties, the good news is that the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be a little longer and roomier within.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze exterior, blue color

Unfortunately, the bad news is that it won’t be here for a while. General Motors has made it known that additional engineering works will have to delay a little bit by one year. It is imperative to note that the Cruze model is the best-selling car worldwide, so we shouldn’t expect a major departure from what we are used to.

2016 Chevrolet Cruz
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Exclusive spy photos we have reveal the same greenhouse and basic proportions as the current model in the market, but with a slight aerodynamic styling on Cruze’s classic angles. With a slightly longer wheelbase, would-be users should expect an increased rear seat space – is one of the current model’s drawbacks, admittedly.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze rear view, taillights and tailpipe

A peak at the powerplant specs reveal that the top trims of the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will continue to be offered in standard 6-speed auto transmission system, while lower trim models will get a 6-speed manual. Finally, as Chevrolet looks to grow its small-car momentum, both coupe and hatchback versions will become distinct possibilities for the United States market.

Price & Release Date – 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

According to well-placed sources, the new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 is set to begin production before the fall of this year and go for sale the following spring.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze front view, grille and headlights

In order for the Cruze to win, it must grab buyer’s attention by persuading them to move away from reliable and trusted models like Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla.

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors for the New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Some of the important highlights for the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will include the following:

  • A light weight body. To start with, the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is a whopping 250lbs. lighter than the model it is replacing. Also, it is longer and therefore, offers more passenger and cargo volume. We must admit that it is quite impressive to be able to shed that amount of weight from a car this size, especially for a model that adds space, features and more safety components. With a lightweight body, you should expect lower costs, higher fuel economy ratings, snappy performance, and better handling.
2016 Chevrolet Cruz front
2016 Chevrolet Cruze front
  • Increased passenger room and comfort. The Cruze’s roomier interior and longer wheelbase should make it a leader. The vehicle has now added 2” of rear legroom. Also, Cruze’s wheelbase measuring 106.3” compares to Mercedes CLA 250.
  • Technology Upgrades. In terms of equipment technology, Cruze looks like a leader out of the gates, unleashing built-in Apple Carplay and Android Auto as well as 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Safety Features. The new Chevrolet Cruze will come with tons of safety systems and driver aides which will include cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. Also, lane-keeping assist will aid the driver in wandering out of the lane, and to avoid frontal collisions will be the driver alerts. Another standard equipment will be a back-up camera.
2016 Chevrolet Cruz back
2016 Chevrolet Cruze back
  • Fuel Economy ratings. According to Chevy, the highway ratings will be rated at 40 mpg, but it will have to improve the ratings in order to remain competitive in the market. The new 1.4L turbocharged drivetrain yields up to 150 horsepower and 177 pounds of torque.
2016 Chevrolet Cruz interior
2016 Chevrolet Cruze interior
  • Exterior Styling. Undeniably, the previous model has attractive, but rather traditional looks. The new model breaks the mold with a fresh new look. It is 2.7” longer, 1” less and 1” less tall than the outgoing model.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Engine Specs – 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Most likely, a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine from General Motors’ new Ecotec engine family will replace the currently used 1.8L base engine. Despite being smaller, the new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine shouldn’t encounter any hurdles in topping up the current output of 138 hp.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze engine

As already mentioned, there will be a new 1.4L engine capable of yielding around 150 hp and 177 pounds of torque. Another likely engine is the 1.6L diesel engine that will be geared towards battling established players like the VW Golf and Jetta diesel engines, especially for those who want a hybrid powerplant. The greatest challenge will be how to improve on a fuel rating above 43 mpg for the purposes of beating the VWs.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 183.7 in
Width: 70.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3084 lbs
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.0 sec
MPG: 29/41 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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New 2016 Audi S7 – Release Date and Info

2016 Audi S7 Release Date, Review, Specs, Price – The upcoming new 2016 Audi S7 will get an improved exterior styling (including reshaped headlights, different front and aft fascias and new LED taillights) along with thirty extra horsepower output for its V8 turbocharged engine when it’s released to the market.

2016 Audi S7 exterior, metalic blue color, side view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Also, the MMI infotainment system will be significantly updated and will feature the latest processor and 4G LTE connectivity. Furthermore, a USB port will now replace Audi’s propriety iPod interface, while a new package known as Sport package will bundle a sport rear differential, variable-ratio steering and sport exhaust.

2016 Audi S7
2016 Audi S7

Undeniably, the S7 has stunning swiftness and amazing athletic moves, it also scores on rather less exciting, but imperative fronts. The vehicle has surprisingly respectable fuel economy and it is a great choice when considering road trips or nights on the town. The vehicle has abundance of cargo volume in comparison to other sedans in its segment, thanks to its sleek hatchback body style.

2016 Audi S7 rear angle, gray color, taillights and tailpipe

Obviously, Audi won’t be the sole automaker capable of seducing would-be users with a sleek V8. The stylish 2016 BMW 650i Gran Coupe has also proven to be enticing and handsome, while the Mercedes Benz CLS550 is both attractive and quick in a more powerful way. And in case you don’t mind spending much, the Porsche Panamera’s sleek driving dynamics might prove to be your ultimate choice, although its styling remains marred in controversy.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes for the New 2016 Audi S7

2016 Audi S7 interior, front leather seats

The upcoming new S7 comes in a single trim model, and unlike the A7, which debuts in a 5-seater configuration, the S7 comes in two individual rear seats.

2016 Audi S7 front
2016 Audi S7 front

Standard features will include full LED exterior lighting (running lights, headlights and taillights), 19-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, a power liftgate, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition and a blind-spot warning system. Inside, you’ll find a driver information center with a 7” display between the gauges, a head-up display, Audi Drive Select (providing adjustable settings for steering, transmission calibrations and suspension), eight-way power heated front sport seats (with 4-way power lumbar adjustment), diamond-stitched leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, four-zone automatic climate control, Audi’s Multi Media Interface system with console-mounted controls and a central 8” display, a rearview camera, driver memory settings, a navigation system with voice controls, Bluetooth, Audi Connect, Siri Eyes Free, and a 14-speaker Bose audio system with a HD radio, CD/DVD player and a USB port.

2016 Audi S7 back
2016 Audi S7 back

Options for the S7 includes the following packages; The Cold Weather package adds heated steering and heated rear seats and the Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go functionality, automatic high beams, a corner-view (front and rear) parking camera system, lane-keeping assist and the Audi Pre-Sense Plus collision mitigation system. Lastly, is the Comfort Seating package which features passenger memory settings, “contour” front seats with ventilation and massaging functions, leather upholstery and comfort rear seats without diamond stitching.

2016 Audi S7 interior
2016 Audi S7 interior

The Sport package adds a sport rear differential and a sport exhaust with black tailpipes and variable-ratio steering. The Black Optic package adds special 20” wheels, a blacked-out grille, body-color exterior mirrors and gloss-black window surrounds. Individual option highlights include 20-inch wheels, a faux-suede headliner, power-closing doors, night vision assist, a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and rear side airbags. Also, if you place a special order through Audi Exclusive program, you will get a large array of custom interior and exterior colors and materials.

2016 Audi S7 trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 Audi S7

Beneath the bonnet of the new 2016 Audi S7 will be a 4L turbocharged V8 capable of generating around 450 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque to all the four wheels. Shifting will be done by the 7-speed manual transmission system.

2016 Audi S7 engine view

And as already mentioned, the 450 horsepower will be an increment from the previous model’s 420 hp and despite the power bump, Audi didn’t update its performance estimates. So the S7 still sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

2016 Audi S7 engine

According to EPA, the upcoming new S7 should return 17/27/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Standard safety equipment on the S7 will include antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, stability control, and front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Lane-keeping assist, a rearview camera, blind-spot warning system, and Front and aft parking sensors are also standard. Corner-view camera system and rear side airbags are optional.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 114.8 in
Length: 196.3 in
Width: 75.2 in
Passenger volume: 94 ft³
Cargo volume: 25 ft³
Curb weight: 4564 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 17/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Akoya Silver Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Alpine Green Pearlcoat – Audi Exclusive, Amalfi White – Audi Exclusive, Amethyst Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Andora Red Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Aurora Blue Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Aventurine Orange Mica – Audi Exclusive, Aviator Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Audi S7

2016 Audi S7 side view, exterioralloy wheels and headlights

We should expect the new S7 to arrive in dealership shops sometimes in the beginning of next year, and most probably in early summer. Some of the sources have indicated the new model will cost around $75,500.