Two of the available exterior colors for the 2022 Chevy Malibu mid-size sedan are built out for this current model year and are thus no longer available to order, GM Authority has learned.
Both Silver Ice Metallic (paint code GAN) and Cherry Red Tintcoat (paint code GSK) have been built out for the 2022 Chevy Malibu. This means that dealers will no longer be able to place new sold orders for the 2022 Chevy Malibu in either of these two exterior colors. Silver Ice Metallic is a no-cost paint option on the Chevy Malibu, while Cherry Red Tintcoat cost $495 to equip. While Silver Ice Metallic is offered with all Chevy Malibu trim levels, Cherry Red Tintcoat is only available on the RS, LT and Premier, leaving out the entry-level LS.
These same exterior colors are no longer available to order on the Chevy Blazer, either, with both Silver Ice Metallic and Cherry Red Tintcoat built out for the 2022 model year. The 2022 Chevy Camaro is also no longer available to order in Cherry Red Tintcoat.
As usual, GM will revise the available exterior paint colors on multiple Chevy vehicles for the new model year. The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban will drop three paint colors and replace them with new ones, while the Chevy Traverse will also ditch two of its current paint colors for new options.
Under the hood, the current 2022 Chevy Malibu offers two engine options. The base engine is the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline motor, rated at 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, while the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine, rated at 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, is available as an optional upgrade on the Premier trim. With an impressive fuel economy rating of 32 mpg, the Malibu has the second-best combined fuel efficiency among GM vehicles, which may be one of the many reasons Chevy’s midsize sedan remains popular with buyers.
The Chevy Malibu is produced at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas. Production of the sedan will remain at this facility as it changes over to the mildly revised 2023 model year.