2019 Chevrolet Malibu
The current-generation Chevy Malibu debuted just a few years ago for 2016, however there are already reports that the 2019 Malibu could go through a possible refresh.
2019 Chevrolet Malibu Design
Aesthetically, the current-generation Malibu is still sharp, so any refresh would likely be relatively mild. We ‘d anticipate updated soft parts only, like the headlights and bumpers. There might likewise be some new wheels, style bundles, and color options, however it’s still prematurely to state.
Inside, the existing Malibu is comfy and well geared up. On top of that, it is quite roomy, even for taller occupants. In here, we would anticipate to see a few tech updates, a basic rearview cam would be one essential update, and potentially some moderate styling updates simply to keep things fresh. Otherwise, we anticipate Chevy to leave what’s not broken alone.
2019 Chevrolet Malibu Engine
In spite of the capacity for a styling update, we expect the car’s greasy bits to remain the exact same. The existing base engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, buyers have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque available as well. The transmission matched to the base engine is anticipated to stay a six-speed unit, while the 2.0-liter’s nine-speed unit should remain also.
For greener purchasers, we expect the Malibu Hybrid to remain with its 1.8-liter engine and electrical motor that pair to produce 182 hp. This powertrain not only delivers an impressive 46 miles per gallon integrated, however it can likewise operate on electrical power at speeds of approximately 50 mph.
The 2018 Malibu ticks all the primary boxes for the IIHS: “Good” ratings in all the key crash tests and a “Superior” score of the optional high-speed automated emergency braking system. That said, its “Poor” headlight test results push it down to simply an IIHS Top Safety Pick. There is the possibility of a refresh enhancing the headlights enough to get the Top Safety Pick+ ranking, however that remains to be seen.
2019 Chevrolet Malibu Pricing & Release Date
There is no main release date for the 2019 Chevy Malibu, but we anticipate to see it in the summer season of 2018. Official rates shouldn’t stray too far from the 2018 model, which ranges from $24,195 to $31,895 (destination fees included). The Malibu’s key rivals consist of the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and the Toyota Camry.