29 Jan '13, 1pm

Report: Mild hybrid Malibu Eco with eAssist not meeting GM's sales targets

Unfortunately the kept the hybrid price. The MSRP is more than a Sonata Hybrid and nearly the same as a Camry Hybrid, but most other mid size models can match or best the Malibu in efficiency with base or lower end models. When you can get a base Accord, Altima, or Mazda6 and get better mileage, or and EcoBoost Fusion will match the Malibu in combined, all at far less money, this becomes a tough sell, even for the brand loyal. It would be a safe bet that the next Chrysler 200 will get better mileage from a lower MSRP even once the 8speed is added. The Malibu is ugly, which Chevy is working on, but their drivetrains are still far behind, and that will be harder to fix. I agree with you 100%, consumers in general are not complete idiots, but that fact that they have sold as many as they have shows that idiots are not an endangered species.

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/01/29/mild-hybrid-malibu-e...

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