2019 Chevrolet Malibu
The Chevrolet Malibu is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year consisting of updates to exterior, interior, technology and powertrain. To note, a mid-cycle refresh can otherwise be referred to as a facelift or a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) in GM speak.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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We expect the 2019 Malibu midsize sedan to receive a midcycle enhancement, also known as an MCE, facelift or refresh. The update will come three years after the launch of the current, ninth-generation Malibu.
Following are our expectations of the 2019 Chevy Malibu:
- Slight revisions to exterior styling, including new headlamps, tail-lamps, front grille and front LED accent lighting to bring the vehicle’s design in line with the likes of the Sonic, Cruze, Equinox, and Traverse
- Possible updates to the interior
- Possible powertrain updates:
The 2019 Chevy Malibu will continue being offered as a four-door midsize sedan.
The 2019 Chevy Malibu will continue riding on GM’s E2 platform.
The 2019 Malibu will continue competing in the midsize mainstream sedan space with the following vehicles:
- Ford Fusion
- Toyota Camry
- Nissan Altima
- Honda Accord
- Hyundai Sonata
- Kia Optima
- Subaru Legacy
- Mazda 6
- Volkswagen Passat
Our expectations that the Malibu will get a refresh are based on several instances of spy shots.
Camouflaged prototypes of the Chevrolet Malibu have been spotted undergoing testing during 2017 and 2018. The vehicle had a heavy amount of camouflage on its body and no camo covering the interior, leading us to believe that updates will be limited to the exterior and potentially the powertrain. Despite the heavy amount of camouflage on the prototype, it’s unlikely that updates to the exterior design will be significant.
We expect Chevrolet to reveal the 2019 Malibu at a 2018 auto show, possibly Chicago or Los Angeles.
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