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#2 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [luvmbooty]
Jun 13, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Actually, the accord hybrids mpg isn't a joke. Its a V6 hybrid and gets excellent mpg for the power it puts out which is like 255hp. And since it has been 4 1/2 years, the next 8th generation honda accord will come out in like a year to better compete against the hybrid camry and all other camry models, again.
Can we include the Nissan Altima Hybrid here? It'll be out soon in 6-8 states and will be released state wide if sales are good. The altima already gets 600mpg with 1 of those engines so a hybrid will be through the roof, especially considering the pretty slick drag coefficient . Hopefully the altima hybrid will be sold state wide.
#3 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [luvmbooty]
Jun 13, 2006 (6:28 pm)
> I'm hoping that the MPGs will compete with the 2007 Toyota Camry's hybrid.
Malibu will be an "assist" hybrid. Camry is a "full".
Those two designs are fundamentally different. There operation is not the same in any respect. So be very careful how you set expectations.
#4 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 13, 2006 (8:49 pm)
I might just pay $30,000 on a Accord hybrid, V6 or not! How long would you have to drive the Accord before you make all that money back on mpgs? I'd rather buy the Prius. You buy the Accord with 253 Horsepower and I'll have Prius's 110. I'll be laughing all the way to the bank!
#5 of 163 BAS hybrid
Jun 14, 2006 (5:21 am)
There will be a hybrid Malibu. It will be similar to the setup the Vue Greenline. It will probably use the 2.4L Ecotec engine with a electric motor/alternator that will help the car accelerate and shut off the vehicle when it stops. It is supposed to give a 10 percent increase in EPA estimates and will cost a lot less than the Accord and Camry hybrids. Too much to really explain. This article explains it a little better.
#6 of 163 Re: BAS hybrid [mr_bots]
Jun 14, 2006 (9:21 am)
The next generation of HSD is on the way (2 years). That will bring even better MPG and reduced cost. It's a moving target far too many people seem to forget.
#7 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [luvmbooty]
Jun 14, 2006 (4:57 pm)
Like the malibu hybrid and toyota camry hybrid, the accord is an assist hybrid and not a full hybrid like the prius. Now if you said Honda Civic hybrid oR Vw TDI's, it make more since. As I've said, its been 41/2 years and accords change ever 4-5 years...
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AND Y ISN'T ANY1 MENTIONING THE ALTIMA HYBRID??! IT ALREADY GETS ALMOST AS MUCH MPG AS THE TOYOTA PRIUS AND CAMRY!! IMAGE WHEN *TOYOTA'S* HYBRID SYSTEM IS ADDED WHAT THE MPG WOULD BE??
#8 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 14, 2006 (5:11 pm)
lools better than this
and this and this is my favorite
#9 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 14, 2006 (7:22 pm)
What kind of car is in the first picture? Looks like it's a Honda.
#10 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:24 pm)
> Like the malibu hybrid and toyota camry hybrid, the accord is an assist hybrid and not a full hybrid like the prius.
No, Camry-Hybrid uses the same hybrid system design as Prius (except newer).
#11 of 163 Chevrolet Malibu....
Jun 15, 2006 (1:58 am)
A 10% increase in fuel economy? WOW!
Way to go GM. No wonder you're in your current financial position. I hope your fuel cell plans are on track b/c this car won't sell.