2023 Chevy Malibu To Lose These Three Paint Colors23
Dropping in as the eighth model year for the current ninth-generation nameplate, the 2023 Chevy Malibu ushers in a variety of important changes and updates compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Among these, GM Authority has learned, is the deletion of three exterior paint options.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Chevy Malibu will delete the following exterior paint options (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Cherry Red Tintcoat (GSK)
- Northsky Blue Metallic (GA0)
- Silver Ice Metallic (GAN)
Previously, the 2022 Chevy Malibu offered Cherry Red for the LT, RS, and Premier trim levels, but not the LS. Pricing for the paint upgrade was set at $495. Additionally, Northsky Blue was available for LT and Premier trims, but was not offered for LS or RS trims.
Looking ahead, the 2023 Chevy Malibu will replace these three outgoing paint colors with three new hues, specifically:
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (GNT)
- Riverside Blue Metallic (GKK)
- Sterling Gray Metallic (GXD)
Radiant Red will be available for RS, 1LT, and the new 2LT trim level, priced at $495. Finally, Riverside Blue and Sterling Gray will both be available across the 2023 Malibu trim level lineup.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 Chevy Malibu will also drop the Premier trim level outright, repackaging it as the new 2LT trim level. The Premier trim was previously offered as the range-topper of the lineup, and was also the only trim level to equip the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine and GM 9-speed automatic transmission. By contrast, the new 2LT trim will be available exclusively with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine, which will mate to the MRG continuously variable automatic transmission. As such, the 2.0L I4 LTG and GM 9-speed automatic will be deleted from the Chevy Malibu lineup with the 2023 model year. As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Malibu already had an early build-out date for the LTG engine and 9-speed transmission, as GM Authority covered previously.
Moving forward, the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine is rated at 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Chevy Malibu rides on the GM E2 platform, while production for the 2023 model-year is set to kick off at the GM Fairfax plant in September.
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Every company is giving there consumers what they want in car instead of GM. Your messing up the mailbu. Taking away the 2.0 and lesser horsepower that’s the main reason people buy the 2.0 …. GM NEEDS TO CHANGE THE INTERIOR I CAN’T STRESS IT ENOUGH CHANGE THE CLUSTER LOOK PLEASE. We need better seat design and better looking rims and stop trying to beat other companies on saving gas that’s the problem now your doing the same thing to buick all these little soccer moms crossover suv. Taking away the cars and making suv and barley giving us horsepower. I rather buy gm older models cars then a newer car off the carlot. Because it’s not worth it and it Don’t have everything I need and I want in a luxury car. Because gm is giving China all the damn new car design and newer technology.
It is because only a small percentage of people buy or care about the 2.0. It is a midsize sedan, performance is in the bottom 5% of shopping points for buyers shopping these cars. Most buyers in this class have zero care about the car and just want transportation and GM is a business and it wasn’t a good business case for that small market. Sorry, but the changes they are making help GM in the long run. Do I like the 2.0? Yea, but I can certainly understand why they axe it from the menu in models that are shopped by people who have zero car interest in mind and it is just basic transportation. 98% of those in these cars (and the Equinox) have no idea what engine size or HP/TQ it is putting out, this the 2.0 is a good buy for them? News flash, these cars are meant to save gas, this is the car Corolla buyers shop when they have a second kid.
What new tech does China have that the US doesn’t from GM? Pretty sure Super cruise isn’t offered over there and we have everything else they do and more.
It is funny watching people whine, sure starts the day off with a laugh!
PS, a Malibu isn’t a “luxury car”
Kind of supports my theory on EV’s. So many on here tout how fast they are and that many do 0-60 in 3-4 seconds. That will be gross overkill for the vast majority of buyers that are just looking for an inexpensive ride that goes from A to B and most everything now has perfectly adequate acceleration with their ICE motors.
The Manlius was never a gas saving car either it always had horsepower and a good amount of luxury look. We don’t want no 1.5 turbo . That’s to under powered and they need to change the cluster and those cheap interior feeling. That’s why people going to Honda and people aren’t buying new Malibu there buying a used premier 2.0
My uncle gets 42 mpg in his Malibu. Seems like a pretty good gas saving car. And I don’t think they’re going to even manufacture the model after the 2024 model year, so very silly to make any interior changes at this point…
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1.5 turbo has plenty of power for normal, follow the speed limit driving. If you love to speed, or just like to speed, then of course you need a more powerful engine in order to do that. It’s that simple. The 1.5 turbo will offer much much better gas mileage than the 2.0 will, and all you have to do is follow the posted speed limits.
I am a malibu user from China, and some of the malibu users in China buy it because it has the best performance at this price point, but of course there are many 1.5L users as well.
I hope to keep the 237hp engine and the MC5 tires.
GM needs new leadership now!
Why? Because they got rid of the 2.0 and made a good business choice that helps the company in the long run cut costs to allocate to other more competitive areas? Or is it because they got rid of a color you liked? Please explain why they need new leadership. Profits are up, ATP’s are up, they are going after profitable and future markets and allocation costs to areas that larger consumer demographics deem necessary. Ship is running well, so explain yourself rather than just a blanket whiney statement…
Nobody wants a 1.5 turbo mostly of the consumers has the 2.0 premier. And the inside is still basic and and nothing new . They already cut the other sedans and this the only one left . And now ya’ll cut three of the colors . Why !!cut the colors like we already don’t get all-wheel drive . Gm needs to stop cutting off there sedans they already did it to buick the ugly crossover soccer mom suv . And now this sedans cutting the 2.0 gm has no car with Great horsepower and for a great price. Gm only has cadillac and it’s over priced so I’m leaving gm and going to Honda. Until Gm bring there sedans back I won’t be buying anything new from gm at all.
Three colors removed and three similar colors added. Why are you complaining about the loss of colors when it’s a net change?
Obviously you didn’t buy enough 2.0 malibus in the past for GM to justify continuing to buy/develop them. Put your money where your mouth is, it’ll eliminate your endless complaining.
I only need one 2.0 bruh!! Taking about put money where my mouth . You just worried this dumb ass comment you made. Chevy only mad two type of 2.0 for the maiblu. Why would I buy a whole lot of 2.0 make it makes sense dumb ass
Because of the stupid move to go all EV when the majority of their customers don’t want them. Because all they want to make are boring SUV’s. GM needs to build products for their customers not for the government.
The old red tint coat was better looking. The new color looks like it has a satin haze to it, not good. I prefer bright shiny cars.
Wow, production of the 2023 hasn’t started but you’ve already seen the color on a Malibu?
More like another complainer just for the sake of complaining.
So far as I see you typing bullsh$t . You one of the people just here just to say some .
Well that about figures. They are killing off the better looking Northsky blue in favor of the cheaper looking Riverside blue that looks like it has purple mixed in. And why kill off silver? That is a rental car favorite.
Dammit gm, you just don’t seem to get it in the way you keep fiddling with these cars and making them less desirable.
This is GM , they make a malibu SS in China , Buick Regals as well and will not produce them in US ,I will stick with Toyoya until we get a new leader at GM.
GM is slowly killing the Malibu just like the Camaro. It’s sad. A lot of us still appreciate a nice car, rather than an SUV.
I was going to order a new Camaro but they replaced the beautiful Tintcoat red with the new red. Guess I’ll be driving my ’17 yellow/black Camaro, forever.