ST. LOUIS, Miss – Stop wasting, start saving! Chevrolet is taking an innovative technology and steadily making it a standard in the mid-size sedan market. More specifically, the Chevy Malibu has led the way in mainstreaming start/stop technology with its 2014 and 2015 models.
Start/stop reduces fuel consumption and emissions by shutting off the car’s engine while it is stopped, rather than pointlessly idling and wasting fuel. The engine kicks back on in 337 milliseconds once the driver lifts their foot off of the brake. Roughly ninety-seven percent of customers who purchased a Malibu in 2014, which accounts for about 83,000 vehicles, chose the 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with the start/stop technology. These numbers make for the most aggressive roll out of the start/stop technology in the United States by an American automaker.
The 2014 and 2015 Chevy Malibu has led in mainstreaming the start/stop technology since last fall, when it was debuted as the first Chevy in the U.S. to have this advanced feature. Shortly after its debut, a J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Survey was conducted -which measures the perceived quality of vehicles after 90 days of ownership- and the 2014 Malibu was ranked higher than any other vehicle in its segment. Chevrolet is continuing to focus on spreading innovative technologies such as start/stop across their entire product lineup to help customers save at the pump.
Interested in saving money at the pump with a 2014 or 2015 Chevrolet Malibu? Visit us at Don Brown Chevrolet today! We are located at 2244 S. Kingshighway in St. Louis, MO, at the entrance of “The Hill”. At Don Brown, we are committed to providing our customers with the full dealership experience. For more information visit our website www.donbrownchevrolet.com or contact us at (314) 282-7887.
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