Chevy Malibu Production Set To Resume On November 1st21
Production of the Chevy Malibu sedan is set to resume on November 1st. No new units of the Chevy Malibu have been built since February of the 2021 calendar year.
Production of the Chevy Malibu will once again take place at the GM Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas. The facility is also responsible for production of the Cadillac XT4 crossover, which is currently at full production capacity.
Looking ahead, production of the 2022 Chevy Malibu is expected to ramp up in December, with the 2022 Chevy Malibu online configurator going live in September. Meanwhile, production of the 2022 Cadillac XT4 will begin November 8th.
Production of the Chevy Malibu was halted in February as General Motors came to grips with the ongoing global microchip shortage, prioritizing available chip supplies for its full-size trucks and SUVs. At that time, the GM Fairfax Assembly plant was idled completely, cutting production of both the Malibu and the Cadillac XT4. Production of the XT4 was originally set to restart in September, but that date was pushed back as the microchip shortage continued to drag on.
The 2022 Chevy Malibu is poised to introduce just a few minor changes compared to the previous 2021 model year, including alterations to the options list and trim level structure. Among the changes are deletion of the base-model L trim level, designating the LS trim as the entry-level model in the lineup. Additionally, an electronic parking brake will be included as standard across the model line.
Further updates will include the deletion of two exterior paint colors, namely Shadow Gray Metallic and Black Cherry Metallic, while Mineral Gray Metallic and Dark Ash Metallic will join the paint options lineup. Various dealer-installed options will also be removed from the list for the 2022 model year, such as the cargo area organizer, sport pedal kit, and inside rear window sunshade.
Under the hood, the 2022 Chevy Malibu will continue to offer two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine, rated at 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine, rated at 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
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No hybrid model?
No horse drawn model either.
Hybrids still use gas. Horses make their own gas
Wouldn’t expect anything less but a smartass answer from you.
Thank you, hope I brought a little sunshine into that miserable existence you call a life.
Funny to hear a guy who comes to a gm forum and talks politics and how he is always correct tells another person their life is miserable.
Whatever dude it is what it is
Wow and you are suppose to be a Christian? What a disgrace grow up.
BTW I could go into a long response on how Hybrids actually use more gas on the highway than their gasoline equivalents.
But why bother. Aaron didn’t put any effort into his comment. I’m not going to be putting a lot of effort into a response.
That’s because nobody gives a damn about any response you would give. If you would of not been a jerk initially I’m sure people might of listened but you couldn’t help but be an asshole.
GM needs to get back into the car game fast, there’s still tons of Malibus and even Fusion on the road where I’m at.
I hear ya. They could really clean up, most of the options are hideious.
I have a 2016 Premier and have had very little trouble with it. I would love to buy a new Malibu, but they just haven’t made any improvements to this poor model. Let’s get more excitement with this car……a little mor HP, paddle shifters, slicker bodywork.
Love this car.
How about a 2 door red v8 Malibu SS?Wake up gym Dodge is kicking ass!!!
I didn’t want to be greedy, but yeah that would be very nice.
Coupes derived from sedans are long dead by now. Even Honda ceased to build Accord and Civic coupes.
GM…..Please put the 3.6L DI in this!!!#
We know you can as it was in the Regal which is the same cars as the Malibu. Add a hatchback version of the car to replace the Regal sportback and you will have a legitimate midsize sedan that can compete with all the other
Oh great, an effing electric hand brake….
Such a great design that just needs better packaging and a quality interior. The plan is still to run out the parts available then cancel it blaming a lack of sales.
The Malibu needs to be updated and refresh asap
will the sunroof still be an option on the 2022 I have a 2016 premier and I’m going to upgrade to a 2022 primer and hoping to be still able to get a sunroof.