The next generation Chevrolet Malibu is obviously making a big furore out there, since the company had to reveal a video and more information about it prior its official release. This will happen at New York Auto Show on 1st of April as you already know. The 48 seconds film shows how Chevy has tested the limits of Malibu to make sure that the sedan has literally no boundaries.
This happened in a very interesting way with the help of data collection boxes that were placed in various cars around the world. They collected real-time data of the road conditions, and in fact since 1972 these devices have recorded the frequency of the road, recording how the car handles various types of obstacles.
After all the collected data was analyzed, the engineers have estimated what damage can be created on the car over running into 150 000 miles of potholes and other hazards. The next step was to mimic these conditions on a home-built road with simulated obstacles, where the car had to drive hundreds of times.
But this is not all of the testing. There were also driving on open roads, in harsh weather conditions as well as stationary and dynamic tests. The benefit: we will probably get a more reliable and durable Malibu. Watch the video to make sure of that. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will have a market launch by the end of the year.
Video Source: YouTube