2014 Chevrolet Malibu: Mainstreaming Stop/Start Technology

  First midsize sedan in U.S. to offer fuel-saving feature as standard  

2014 Malibu Start Stop Tech

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu arriving at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA this fall will be the first midsize sedan sold in the U.S. to offer fuel-saving stop/start technology standard on its 2.5L base model.

The Malibu has an EPA-estimated 25 city and 36 highway mpg – a 14 percent improvement in city fuel economy – at a starting price of $22,965, including an $825 destination charge but excluding tax, title, and license and dealer fees.

“Stop/start technology helps customers conserve fuel by automatically shutting off the engine when the car comes to a stop, such as at stoplights. The engine automatically restarts when the driver takes his or her foot off the brake” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “During engine restarts, an auxiliary 12-volt battery powers electric accessories such as heating and air conditioning, power windows and radio.”

“The key was to apply the knowledge we gained from our eAssist technology,” said Todd Pawlik, Malibu chief engineer. “By leveraging knowledge from the stop/start system we use on eAssist, we were able to significantly improve city fuel ratings by 3 mpg, or 14 percent on Malibu’s entry-level 2.5L model, compared to the 2013 model.”

Malibu’s stop/start system monitors – among other things – vehicle speed, climate control system operation and the force a driver applies to the brake pedal, to determine whether it is efficient to shut off the engine in certain driving conditions, such as stop-and-go driving.

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First Look at the 2014 Chevy Malibu


Chevrolet today unveiled the 2014 Malibu – a roomier, more refined and more efficient execution of its midsize sedan. Updated styling, a revised interior, a new 2.5L standard engine and suspension enhancements highlight the changes. It goes on sale this fall.

“The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu builds on the strengths established by the all-new 2013 Malibu to make it a stronger choice for our  customers,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. “The midsize sedan segment is the most contested in the industry and we’re not sitting still with the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.”

The new and enhanced features include:

  • Revised front-end appearance
  • Roomier rear seat with 1.25 inches (31.7 mm) more knee room
  • Redesigned center console
  • New 2.5L engine with variable valve lift control and start/stop technology helps deliver estimated fuel economy of 23 city / 35 highway – a 5-percent improvement in city mileage and 3-percent greater highway efficiency
  • Nearly 14 percent more torque from the available 2.0L turbo engine – 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm) – engineered for a greater feeling of power on demand
  • Suspension enhancements derived from the all-new 2014 Impala engineered to contribute to a more refined driving experience
  • New available Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety features

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All-New Malibu Put to the Test Against Winter Weather

Indoor torture testing simulates extreme weather conditions for improved quality and durability for Corry, Erie, Warren and Titusville area drivers
2013 Malibu

In order to ensure improved quality and durability for Corry, Erie, Warren and Titusville area drivers, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu engineers have taken vehicle development and validation testing to the extremes. The location for all of this torture testing? General Motors’ Climatic Wind Tunnel in Warren, Mich., where all Chevrolet vehicles take on the elements.

The Malibu went on sale at Crotty Chevrolet Buick this past fall, but prior to arrival, on the hottest days of summer, Malibu, which starts at $27,710, withstood blizzard and hurricane conditions inside the wind tunnel. Inside this tunnel, the temperature can replicate 40 below zero and the wind can blow 150 mph. Even on the coldest nights of winter, the tunnel’s temperature can easily climb to 140 degrees under 1,155 watts per square meter of simulated sunshine.

At this state-of-the-art facility, engineers take vehicle development and validation testing to the extremes, subjecting powertrain cooling, cabin heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to the harshest weather conditions found in Death Valley, Calif., and Denali, Alaska.

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Quick Glance


 Chevrolet continued its global rollout of the all-new 2013 Malibu midsize sedan – now available at  Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu

2013 Chevrolet Malibu

The all-new 2013 Malibu is Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan designed and engineered to provide customers from Shanghai to New York and Sydney to Sao Paulo with expressive design, advanced technologies, ride performance and fuel-efficient powertrains. It will eventually be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents.

“Chevrolet made the new Malibu even better with more room inside, a premium interior and new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment technology,” said John Crotty, owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “It’s also the quietest Chevrolet ever built with the ride and handling characteristics of a premium sports sedan.”

In North America, the Malibu comes in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, along with the Malibu Eco, which uses fuel-saving eAssist technology to enable EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 city / 37 highway, for the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid midsize sedan.

An all-new, fuel-efficient and powerful Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine and next-generation six-speed transmission combination leads Malibu’s powertrain lineup. It’s rated at 197 horsepower (147 kW) and 191 lb.-ft. of torque (259 Nm). A new Ecotec 2.0L turbo, rated at 259 horsepower (193 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm), debuts this fall.

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More Content, Value for Base Malibu; Lower Price for LTZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu priced from $23,150, including destination charge

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ


When the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan goes on sale at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA this summer with an all-new 2.5L Ecotec engine and 10 standard air bags, it will carry a suggested retail price of $23,150, including a $760 destination charge.

The midsize segment’s longest-running nameplate, the 2013 Malibu is available in LS, Eco, LT and LTZ models. Malibu Eco went on sale earlier this year to Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southwestern New York drivers, to be followed by the LS, LT and LTZ models. An all-new turbocharged Malibu LTZ will be available this fall – the first-ever turbocharged Malibu.

“Chevrolet made the new Malibu even better with more room inside, a premium interior and new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment technology,” said John Crotty, owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “It’s also the quietest Chevrolet ever built with the ride and handling characteristics of a premium sports sedan.”

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GM Achieves its Best-Ever Initial Quality Score

All brands earn a segment award in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Each of General Motors’ four U.S. brands earned a segment award in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM, helping GM to its best-ever company score compared to the industry average in the 26-year history of the widely watched third-party quality measure.

GM has nine vehicles either receiving a segment award or placing in the top three of their respective segments. As a company, GM outscored the industry average.

For the first time, GM occupies the top three spots in the highly competitive Large Pickup Segment with the GMC Sierra LD, and Chevrolet Silverado HD and Avalanche, finishing one-two-three respectively.

“Clearly this is very significant for General Motors and our dealership” said John Crotty owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “It attests to all the hard work and improvements that GM has made recently. To have the Chevrolet Malibu ranked as the top ranked mid-size car, the Chevrolet Silverado and Avalanche in the top three in the large pickup segment, and the Buick Enclave as the highest ranked midsize crossover/SUV segment is quite an accomplishment.

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Chevrolet Malibu Eco Achieves Double Safety Honors

First and only all-new 2013 midsize car to receive top ratings

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, is the first and only all-new 2013 midsize car available to Corry, PA and Northwestern Pennsylvania drivers to receive double honors for safety including a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Both are the highest ratings possible.

The IIHS tests vehicles to determine how well they protect occupants in front and side crash tests, in rollovers via a roof strength test, and simulated rear impacts to evaluate seat and head restraints for protection against neck injuries. The Malibu Eco achieved a “good” score in all four types of tests performed and has standard electronic stability control, which the IIHS requires for Top Safety Pick designation.

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Memorial Day Sales Event at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

Crotty Chevrolet Buick is holding its Memorial Day Sales Event happening now until May 31, 2012

Memorial Day Sales Event at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

Memorial Day Sales Event at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

To celebrate Memorial Day, Crotty Chevrolet Buick is offering large discounts and rebates on many of its 2012 Chevrolet and Buick models.  In addition to start the summer off right, Crotty Chevrolet Buick is giving away the following to some lucky winners:

4 – Free Passes to Water World and Waldamer (Giving away 5 sets)

4 – Free Tickets to Pittsburgh Pirates Game on June 8th

1 – Free V.I.P. Car Pass (Maximum 6 Guests) to African Safari Wildlife Park (Giving away 2)

Stop in at the dealership to register.

No Purchase Necessary.  Winners selected by random drawing on June 1, 2012

Here are just a few examples of the fantastic Incentives now available only until May 31st.

2012 Silverado 1500 Trucks

2012 Silverado 1500 LT

2012 Silverado 1500 LT

Get up to $ 7750.00 in Incentives on a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Silverado.

2012 Traverse

Get $ 2,750 in Rebates or 0.0% APR up to 60 Months plus $ 750 Bonus Cash

2012 Malibu

Receive $4,500 in total Rebates on a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT

2012 Cruze

$500 Bonus cash plus 2.9% APR up to 60 Months

2012 Verano

$500 Bonus Cash plus 3.9% APR up to 60 Months

2012 Enclave

$2,250 in Rebates or 0.0% APR plus 0.0% APR up to 60 Months plus $750 Bonus Cash

With a great selection of Chevrolet and Buick’s in stock shoppers are sure to find what they are looking for at Crotty Chevrolet Buick during the Memorial Day Sales Event.

“Distance Matters” for Northwestern PA Residents Looking to Save Money at the Gas Pump

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Crotty Chevrolet offers ten Chevrolet models that achieve 30 HWY MPG or better

Corry, Pa and Northwestern, PA residents are feeling the pinch at the pump with rising fuel prices closing in $4.00 gallon. Crotty Chevrolet Buick knows that “Distance Matters” for residents who are looking to Chevy to meet their fuel economy needs without compromising style, safety or performance.

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Most Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Ever Now Available

37-mpg Malibu Eco heads for Crotty Chevrolet Buick driven by exclusive eAssist™ technology

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Chevrolet Malibu ECO Delivery

CORRY, PA – Chevrolet continued its global rollout of the all-new 2013 Malibu midsize sedan with the first shipment of its most fuel-efficient Malibu ever – the Malibu Eco – now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.

The Malibu Eco is the first model of the all-new 2013 Malibu lineup to reach Crotty Chevrolet Buick, bringing with it:

  •  A sporty exterior shaped to save fuel
  •  An all-new interior with more room, comfort and premium materials
  •  Sound-reducing and sound-absorbing components to make it the quietest Chevrolet in history
  •  All-new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that enhances customer connectivity
  • All-new ride-and-handling package
  •  Engineering to meet top safety results around the world.

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