Set to go on sale next year, the 2013 Malibu will feature the GM's next-generation four-cylinder Ecotec engine.

Chevrolet has released new details about the 2013 Malibu.

Set to go on sale next year, the sedan will feature a next-generation Ecotec four-cylinder engine. It will displace 2.5-liters and have an output of approximately 190 hp (142 kW / 193 PS) and 180 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque.

Besides being more powerful than the current 2.4-liter unit, the engine promises greater efficiency thanks to a variable-displacement oil pump, an actively controlled thermostat and an all-new combustion system.  GM also says the mill will be "one of the quietest and most refined engines in the segment" because of an acoustic intake manifold cover and inverted-tooth camshaft chains.

Check out the press release for additional information