The upcoming 2024 Chevy Malibu will drop in as the ninth model year for the latest ninth-generation nameplate, offering only a few small updates and changes compared to the preceding 2023 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned when production of the 2024 Chevy Malibu will begin.
According to GM Authority sources, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Chevy Malibu is set to kick off on June 21st, 2023. Production will once again take place at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City, just like the 2023 Chevy Malibu. Meanwhile production of the 2023 Chevy Malibu will end on June 20th of the 2023 calendar year.
Although full details on the 2024 Chevy Malibu are still under wraps, the upcoming 2024 model year is not expected to introduce any major changes compared to the 2023 model year.
By contrast, the current 2023 Chevy Malibu introduced a few important changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Among these were revisions to the powertrain lineup, with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine and GM 9-speed automatic transmission dropped as a result of the discontinuation of the Premier trim level. The premier trim was repackaged as the 2LT trim level for the 2023 model year, and as such, the 2023 Chevy Malibu is offered exclusively with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine.
Looking ahead, GM is planning to introduce an all-new tenth generation for the Chevy Malibu nameplate with the 2025 model year, as initially reported in a GM Authority exclusive published late last year. Per the GM Authority exclusive, the upcoming next-gen 2025 Chevy Malibu is expected to ride on a variant of the GM VSS-F platform dubbed D/E, which differs from the smaller VSS-F B/C platform variant that underpins the Chevy Trailblazer and Chevy Trax. Additionally, the next-gen 2025 Chevy Trax is expected to offer an internal combustion engine, rather than an electric powertrain.