Despite all the hefty camouflage in the latest spy shots, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is likely in for a minor refresh at best. The current generation of Chevrolet Malibu has only been on the market since the 2016 model year, which means the current design has a lot of life left in it.
Nonetheless, we expect the 2019 Malibu will receive a tweaked front fascia, which will likely include revised headlights with LED accent lighting. The 2019 Malibu’s overall shape remains largely the same from what we can see in these camo-covered prototypes, further indicating a mild refresh. The interior should remain largely unchanged, however.
As for the powertrain, the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines will likely be sticking around as well. The 1.5-liter unit uses a six-speed automatic to swap cogs, while the 2.0-liter engine uses GM’s new nine-speed automatic gearbox. Other powertrain changes will likely be minimal at best.
The bigger addition to Chevrolet’s portfolio will be what is likely the new Blazer. The mid-size crossover will slot between the now compact Equinox and full-size Traverse. Despite its iconic name, it’s likely based on the C1XX platform and should wear proportions similar to the GMC Acadia.
Spy shots: Motor1