2020 Chevrolet Malibu
The Chevrolet Malibu is expected to receive a few minor updates for the 2020 model year, after receiving a mid-cycle refresh (also known as an update or facelift) for 2019.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2020 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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Given that the Malibu received a refresh for the 2019 model year (see info on 2019 Malibu), we expect the 2020 Malibu to only get a few minor changes.
Following are our expectations of the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu:
- Slight changes to exterior color choices
- Slight changes to features included in trim levels
The 2020 Malibu continues 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
The 2020 Chevy Malibu continues being offered as a four-door midsize sedan.
The 2020 Chevy Malibu continues riding on the GM E2 platform.
We expect the 2020 Chevy Malibu to continue being offered with the same three engine choices as the 2019 model.
We have included the 2019 Chevy Malibu powertrain lineup for reference below.
2019 Chevrolet Malibu Powertrain Specs & Fuel Economy
|Engine RPO Code||LFV||LTG||LKN + HP4||LH7|
|Configuration:||I-4 DOHC||I-4 DOHC||I-4 DOHC + Hybrid Propulsion Electric||I-4 DOHC|
|Fuel type:||Gasoline||Gasoline||Gasoline Hybrid Electric||Diesel|
|Valves per cylinder:||4||4||4||4|
|Fuel injection:||Direct Injected||Direct Injected||Direct Injected||Direct Injected|
|Fuel-saving tech:||VVT, auto stop-start||VVT||VVT||TBD|
|Power (hp / kW @ RPM):||160 / 119.3 @ 5700||250 / 186 @ 5300||124 / 91 @ 5000 + 50 kW continuous power||TBD|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM):||184 / 248.4 @ 2500-3000||260 / 353 @ 2000-5000||129 / 175 @ 4750||TBD|
|Transmission:||continuously variable (CVT)||9-speed auto||two-motor automatic drive unit||TBD|
|Transmission RPO code:||MRG||M3E||MKE||TBD|
|Final drive ratio:||5.10||2.89||2.64||TBD|
|Model availability:||L, LS, RS, LT||Premier||Hybrid||TBD|
|City fuel economy (mpg):||TBD||22||49||TBD|
|Highway fuel economy (mpg):||TBD||32||43||TBD|
|Combined fuel economy (mpg):||TBD||26||46||TBD|
The 2020 Malibu is produced across three GM plants globally:
- GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, USA – supplying the Americas
- GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea – supplying Eurasia
- Shanghai GM Jinqiao North in China (GM China) – supplying China
We expect the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu to have similar pricing to the 2019 model. We will update this section once Chevrolet prices the 2020 Malibu.
We expect the 2020 Malibu to follow the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launch in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year.
We expect that the ninth-generation Malibu will live on thru at least the 2022 model year, and that an all-new, future Chevy Malibu will launch thereafter.
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