Walking into the dealership with your eyes on an all-new Chevrolet Malibu Eco might not go as planned as salesmen work to get all remaining last-generation 2012 models off the lot. And if it meant saving up to $6,000, your arm might be twisted into buying the outgoing model.
According to Automotive News, these outgoing Malibus can be driven off the lot for up to that much less than the base price of a 2013 Malibu Eco. For comparison’s sake, GM sold about 7,000 Malibu Ecos, compared with about 100,000 of the 2012 models since the Eco’s March launch all the way through June 2012.
Should anybody panic? Not really, as any given automaker tacks on great closeout deals every time a replacement to an outgoing model is introduced. What’s more, buyers have a more affordable Malibu equipped with a 2.5L Ecotec base engine which is beginning to launch now and a turbo model which will launch this fall.