Chevrolet Malibu is actually a mid-size car that is manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet. This Chevy Malibu began as a trim-level of the Chevrolet Chevelle. Originally, the Malibu is a rear-wheel-drive intermediate; then it was revived with the same nameplate as a front-wheel-drive car in 1997. Currently, we still with the ninth generation which was firstly unveiled on April 1, 2015, at the 2015 New York Show. The current Malibu features a sleeker, yet larger design that is similar to its full-size sister impala. This 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has a wheelbase that stretched close to four inches. It creates more interior space on the current model than the previous ones and the increased fuel efficiency as well. The current model comes in four trims: L, LS, LT, and Premier (replacing the LTZ trim). Since then, we are waiting for what will the company offer for the next Malibu, when it will be released, and more. Recently, we got some hypes about the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Rumors. It is supposed to be released soon as the 2018 or possibly 2019 model year of Chevrolet Malibu.
It’s been long enough for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu on the market. Now, we are expecting to see the updated model soon. Toward all expectation of the upcoming Malibu, we got some sources revealing the Chevy engineers are out testing a suspected prototype for an updated Malibu. Since it was in full-camo, then it’s almost impossible to predict what was made to the next Chevrolet Malibu. If we judge it by the level of camouflage gear, they are using to cover the prototype; possibly there is a number of visual tweaks are pegged for the next mid-size sedan. Particularly, we are attracted by the front fascia appearance that looks like sporting a new design for the daytime running lights. The additional camouflage of the prototype leads us to believe that there is the other design tweaks are present, but we saw the rear taillights are completely exposed, it is likely no tweaks back there on the next Malibu.
As the updated model of the current ninth generation, possibly the current range of engines should carry over. Although some rumors suggested, Chevy adds the 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine that has been already found in the Cruze Diesel. You know, the unit is the Cruze is good for 136 horsepower and also 236 pound-feet of torque. If we are allowed to make speculations, Chevrolet may also make its 9-speed automatic available on the 2019 model year with more powertrain. The fuel-efficient shifter was added in 2017 model year, but sadly only for the top-of-the-line 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. From all the enthusiasts about it, we do hope to see the updated Malibu be revealed soon or at least in the first half of 2018 and make it a 2019 model.
Chevrolet needs to make significant really an improvement to make the Malibu, which is considered as the staple in Chevrolet’s lineup, win the competition in this tough segment. Since we can’t confirm any new powertrains at the moment, we just need to wait until we got some other leaks that unveil what will it have. Well, everybody is talking about diesel to be in the next model year. Speculating the Malibu to have a new 1.6-liter unit might be a wild speculation, bit carry-over 2.0-liter turbo (250 HP) and also hybrid (182 HP) units seems to be a safe bet to up. The engineer didn’t let us see any clue about the exterior of the next Malibu with its heavy camouflage. Therefore, it’s been so hard for us to see what is possible to be made by the company for the interior design. We are so excited to see further about anything that can help us figure out what will the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu look like. Anyway, it is not the first time for Chevrolet Malibu caught testing the prototype, so, we can’t honestly expect the final product to be released anytime soon. That’s why we assume that the updated Malibu might be available for the 2019 model year. Let’s see what will we have soon about it.