The current-generation Chevy Malibu debuted simply a few years ago for 2016, but there are currently reports that the 2019 Malibu might go through a possible refresh.
2019 Chevrolet Malibu Design
Aesthetically, the current-generation Malibu is still sharp, so any refresh would likely be reasonably mild. We ‘d anticipate updated pulps only, like the headlights and bumpers. There might likewise be some brand-new wheels, style packages, and color choices, however it’s still too early to state.
Inside, the present Malibu is comfortable and well equipped. On top of that, it is quite spacious, even for taller occupants. In here, we would expect to see a few tech updates, a standard rearview electronic camera would be one key upgrade, and potentially some mild styling updates simply to keep things fresh. Otherwise, we expect Chevy to leave exactly what’s not broken alone.
2019 Chevrolet Malibu Engine
Regardless of the capacity for a styling update, we anticipate the car’s greasy bits to stay the same. The current base engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 160 horse power 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 offered also. The transmission matched to the base engine is expected to remain a six-speed system, while the 2.0-liter’s nine-speed system ought to stay too.
For greener buyers, we anticipate the Malibu Hybrid to remain with its 1.8-liter engine and electric motor that pair up to produce 182 hp. This powertrain not only provides an outstanding 46 miles per gallon integrated, but it can also work on electricity at speeds of up to 50 mph.
The 2018 Malibu ticks all the main boxes for the IIHS: “Good” ratings in all the essential crash tests and a “Superior” score of the optional high-speed automatic emergency situation 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 improving the headlights enough to get the Top Safety Pick+ ranking, but that stays to be seen.
2019 Chevrolet Malibu Pricing & Release Date
There is no official release date for the 2019 Chevy Malibu, but we anticipate to see it in the summertime of 2018. Main pricing should not stray too far from the 2018 model, which ranges from $24,195 to $31,895 (location charges included). The Malibu’s crucial rivals consist of the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and the Toyota Camry.