Found on the roads of metro Detroit, please say hello to the 2008 Chevy Malibu hybrid
. As you can see in the pictures uploaded today to the GM
Source website (where there are four large images
of the car), the Malibu hybrid
doesn't look much different than the standard new Malibu
, which was unveiled
at the Detroit Auto Show
back in January. The only reason we even know it's the hybrid
version is the little hybrid badge that's now standard on the GM 'brids.
As for the powertrain, the Malibu hybrid is going to have the same mild hybrid system that's already available in the Saturn Vue Green Line
and the Aura Green Line
(clicking on either of those two car names there will bring you to our in-depth reviews of these vehicles) and it's a good guess that there's a Cobasys battery pack
inside the Malibu.
[Source: The GM Source, h/t to Josh O]