The all-new Chevy Malibu Eco sold 1,600 units in the U.S. in April 2012, GM Authority has learned. The Eco model is currently the only available variant of the new Malibu, as the 190-horsepower naturally aspirated 2.5 liter and 259-horsepower 2.0 turbo models are scheduled to join the lineup later this year.
In addition, the Malibu nameplate resulted in 21,906 sales in April, a decrease from the 24,701 units sold during the same time in 2011. This equates to 20,306 last-generation Malibus sold in April 2012.
The GM Authority Take
1,600 units sounds rather disappointing at first, but considering that the Eco model has a starting price of $25,995 while limiting trunk space, 1,600 units isn’t so bad. That said, we’re looking forward to seeing how many units the new Malibu sells when its launch is in full swing. In the meantime, be sure to peruse our first impressions of the new Malibu that’s been tuned, refined, and improved in every way over the outgoing model