2022 Chevy Malibu Loses These Two Accessory Grille Options13
The 2022 Chevy Malibu is offered as the seventh model year of the ninth-generation nameplate, introducing only a few small changes and updates as compared to the preceding 2021 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 Chevy Malibu is no longer available to order with two accessory grille options.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2022 Chevy Malibu accessory grille options currently available to order include (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Dark Chrome horizontal leading edge grille (VAT)
- Gloss Black grille (RZ9)
The Dark Chrome horizontal leading edge grille (VAT) was previously offered on Malibu LS and LT trim levels, priced at $500. Meanwhile, the Gloss Black grille (RPO code RZ9) was offered on Malibu LT and Premier trim levels, priced at $775. Both of these 2022 Chevy Malibu grille options were available as LPO-level accessories, which means they were installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle was initially produced.
To note, production of the Chevy Malibu at the GM Fairfax Assembly plant was idled for most of the 2021 calendar year as a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. As such, inventory of the Chevy Malibu sedan has been extremely limited in the U.S., with just eight days’ worth of supply remaining as of the first week of March 2022, as GM Authority covered previously. The Chevy Malibu is among the vehicles most heavily impacted by the ongoing global microchip shortage.
As for the engine specs, the 2022 Chevy Malibu is offered with two powerplants, including the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine, rated at 160 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 184 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm, and the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine, rated at 250 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Under the skin, the Chevy Malibu rides on the GM E2 platform.
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Are they even building Malibu’s ?
As fast as we can.!!
They are rarer than hen’s teeth!😢😢😢😢😢 A great car!
If the price of gas doesn’t go down they will build them.
IF they would offer the Malibu RS with the 2.0T. I would order one. The premier costs too much.
If they brought back the 2.5L put whistle on it (turbo) and called it the Chevelle SS. I would give them 42,799 for it.
Throw in a manual and you have something.
Those Malibu’s are nice cars. Ask an owner!
EXACTLY! I swear the people who down the Malibu, especially the newer models, evidently Ihave never owned one or driven one or ridden in one. I love my Malibu premier and I’ve had several!
ECO(hybrid) time… my buddies gets 52mpg lofl
Ordered a 2022 in mid Feb. Haven’t had any updates yet
Wondering if it’s actually still coming?
I had the SAME problem back in September 2019. Long story, but it was over 4 months with no word from GM! My brother even worked at the dealership and couldn’t get any update from GM! I had extended the lease on my 2016 Malibu premier and I was in the fourth month of my extension and could only extend it for two more months. So, with my order number in hand, I called the factory In Kansas City, Kansas and happened to get the security guard and explained my problem to him and he said I know just the person who can help you. He sent me to their voicemail and I left a rather detailed message with my order number explaining my situation because I was supposed to be getting a 2019 model, but they suddenly switched things up so in the end I ended up with a 2020 Malibu premier. Anyway, the person from the factory called me back and said they sent my order to the person in the order department and they pulled my order and it was being built the next day. Never did find out what the delay was why Chevrolet never had any answers for me except to tell me to call my dealer and like I said my brother worked at the dealer and they couldn’t get any information either. So, sometimes you have to take the bull by the horns and do what you have to do for yourself.
I suggest you do the same thing. Get your order number tell them when it was ordered and see what the hell is going on. Hope this helps you.
And looking at your message again I’m thinking that the holdup presently is because they are switching over to the 2023 model so that’s what you might end up with if they’re not building anymore 2022 models. That’s what happened to me. Whatever the case, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if and when you finally get it.🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️