According to GM Authority sources, production of the 2023 Chevy Malibu is slated to kick off on September 7th, 2022. Production will once again take place at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City.
Details on the 2023 Chevy Malibu are still forthcoming. However, there are a few noteworthy items worth pointing out with regard to the current 2022 model year.
For starters, GM Authority was the first to report that the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine has an early build-out date for the 2022 Chevy Malibu. The turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG is rated at 250 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm, and is one of two engines found under the hood of the 2022 model-year sedan. The other powerplant is 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. The 2.0L I4 LTG engine connects to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.5L I4 LFV engine connects to the GM continuously variable automatic transmission.
The turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG is only available in the Premier trim with regard to the 2022 Chevy Malibu trim level lineup. As such, the Premier may not be available to order for as long as the LS, RS, and LT trims. At this point, it’s unclear if the 2.0L I4 LTG engine will once again be available to order with the 2023 Chevy Malibu.
In further news, the 2022 Chevy Malibu is also facing build-out for three exterior paint options, including Silver Ice Metallic (paint code GAN), Cherry Red Tintcoat (paint code GSK), and most recently, Northsky Blue Metallic (paint code GA0).