Do you want a midsize sedan that effectively reduces your fuel costs while helping you save the environment? Why not try the Chevrolet Malibu Eco? The Chevrolet Malibu Eco is the perfect choice for drivers who want to save money amidst the rising pump prices. The secret? Malibu Eco features a unique highly advanced technology. Chevy installed the Malibu Eco with a state-of-the-art electric power assist steering system that allows drivers to save fuel by 2.5% compared to conventional hydraulic steering systems. The Malibu Eco’s electric power assist steering saves fuel by consumer power only during steering maneuvers, in contrast to hydraulic pumps that constantly drains engine power. The Malibu Eco’s electric power assist steering system also cuts carbon dioxide emissions and maintenance cost by getting rid of the need to dispose hydraulic fluid.
The system continuously measures the driver’s steering input and adjusts to different road conditions. The system also helps counteracts small directional shifts as results of uneven road surfaces or crosswinds. The system allows drivers to have more control of the car in low-speed parking as well high-speed travels. A driver could choose between different driving modes like “comfort” and “sport” in some models.
With the electric power assist steering system, a driver could save around 12 gallons annually, or about 120 gallons in a 10-year life. Chevrolet Malibu Eco has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. According to Mark Meyers, General Motors global vehicle performance manager, the company intends to install electric power assist steering systems in than half of all Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles by the end of the 2013 model year.