The 2022 Chevy Malibu is dropping a bunch of dealer-installed, LPO-level equipment from its list of available options, GM Authority can confirm.
Some of the more popular dealer-installed equipment that has been removed from the 2022 Chevy Malibu options list include the cargo area organizer, 19-inch black-painted wheels, sport pedal kit, inside rear window sunshade and first aid kit. It’s not clear why GM has decided to remove these dealer-installed options from the Chevy Malibu order book, though it could be related to GM’s rumored plan to phase out the four-door sedan sometime in the near future.
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|Portable media connectivity package||SIF||-||A||A||A||A|
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|First aid kit||RYT||-||A||A||A||A|
|Sport pedal kit||SBZ||-||A||A||A||A|
|Inside rear side window sunshade||SFS||-||-||A||A||A|
|Stainless steel door sill plates||SAI||-||-||-||A||-|
|Illuminated door sill plates||S0M||-||-||-||A||-|
|Front fender hash mark||SB7||-||A||-||A||A|
|Front fender hash mark||SB9||-||A||-||A||A|
|Front fender hash mark||SF8||-||A||-||A||A|
|Mirror caps, alternate finish||5JR||-||-||-||A||A|
|19-Inch Black-painted wheels||5XQ||-||-||-||-||A|
GM will apply only minor changes and updates to the 2022 Chevy Malibu. In addition to the removal of some dealer-installed options, the four-door will also drop the base L trim level from its lineup and will replace the Shadow Gray Metallic and Black Cherry Metallic exterior colors with two new ones: Mineral Gray Metallic and Dark Ash Metallic. The vehicle will also receive an electronic parking brake as standard, which replaces the standard lever-style parking brake that was previously offered as standard.
The Chevy Malibu is offered with two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine producing 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine producing 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The Chevy Malibu is produced at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City, supplying United States and Canada. The vehicle is also produced at the Shanghai GM Jinqiao North plant for the Chinese market and at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea for local consumption.