2018 Chevrolet Malibu SS
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu midsize-size sedan did not see a high-performance SS variant. Instead, it offers two gasoline engines and a hybrid-electric powertrain.
|Engine||Cylinders||Displacement||Aspiration||Fuel Type||Features||Power @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Transmission|
|LFV||4 cylinder||1.5L||Turbocharged||Gasoline||DOHC with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and auto stop/start||160 hp (119.3 kW) @ 5700 rpm||184 lb-ft (248.4 Nm) @ 2500-3000||6-speed automatic MNH|
|LKN||4 cylinder||1.8L||Hybrid Electric||Gasoline||DOHC with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT)||124 engine hp (91 kW) @ 5000 rpm||129 engine lb-ft (175 Nm) @ 4750 rpm||two-motor automatic electric drive unit MKE|
|LTG||4 cylinder||2.0L||Turbocharged||Gasoline||DOHC with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing (VVT)||250 hp (185 kW) @ 5300 rpm||260 lb-ft (353 Nm) @ 2000-5000||6-speed automatic M3E (9T50)|
What’s more, Chevrolet will no longer offer the SS Performance Sedan (pictured above) after the 2017 model year. The Chevy SS Sedan is often incorrectly referred to as the Malibu SS, despite the two vehicles being completely unrelated.
As such, a mid-size, high-performance sedan is not part of the Chevy lineup for the 2018 model year. However, the brand continues to offer two high-performance two-door vehicles — the Camaro and Corvette.