If you’re wondering what market is being targeted for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, then it is for parents who want to check up on their child the whole time. So if it’s your 18th birthday and you’re just presented with this car as your present, then perhaps you might rethink about doing your happy dance first. This car comes with a Teen Driver feature, which means those bundle of hormones won’t be having so much fun as you won’t have complete freedom in driving the car. Why? Because the car will monitor a lot of things, such as where you’ve gone and your certain driving behavior when you’re behind the wheel.
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Always Monitors the Driver
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu removed the quad taillamps that were present in its predecessor and replaced them with a single unit that is reminiscent of the Hyundai Sonata. It is also a bit longer as the wheelbase has been stretched four inches. This allows for an expanded greenhouse, which is naturally trimmed in chrome. There are also longer windows and a gentle curving style which assist in emphasizing its overall length.
Aside from the new look, the new Chevrolet Malibu contains a slew of new safety features, but not without a price. For instance, there is the optional camera-based Driver Confidence package which will add up to the standard price when acquiring the vehicle. This feature includes front pedestrian braking, which will give a visual and an audible warning when it detects a person up ahead up to 131-feet. It will also automatically stop the car when the driver refuses to step on the brakes.
Similarly to detecting pedestrians, its forward collision alert will also provide an audible and a visual alert if it detects other objects up front, such as another car, but this time it can detect up to 197-feet ahead.
This 2016 model keeps new drivers safe with the new Teen Driver system, which may be an absolute winner in the eyes of parents. When whoever it is gets behind the wheel, the car will not turn the stereo on until all the passengers are safely buckled in. There will also be an alert wherein the driver will exceed a predetermined speed and the maximum volume of the stereo is decreased.
For those who are interested in getting the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, parents or not, then know it comes in either a 1.5-liter model or with a more powerful 2.0-liter engine. With this car, it brings safety, security, and even an added dash of comfort when it comes to driving experience.