The 2024 Chevy Malibu will arrive as the ninth model year for the current ninth-generation sedan, ushering in a few small updates and changes over the preceding 2023 model year. Among these changes will be a new exterior paint options list. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2024 Chevy Malibu will retire two specific exterior paint colors previously available for 2023.
The two exterior paint colors in question are Dark Ash Metallic (paint code G6M) and Riverside Blue Metallic (paint code GKK). Dark Ash Metallic was added to the paint options list for the 2022 model year, while Riverside Blue was added for the 2023 model year.
In addition to dropping the two aforementioned paint colors, the 2024 Chevy Malibu will also add one new paint color, specifically Lakeshore Blue Metallic (paint code GXP). Lakeshore Blue Metallic will be available on all 2024 Chevy Malibu trim levels (LS, RS, 1LT, and 2LT) as a no-charge option.
As GM Authority was the first report, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Chevy Malibu will begin on June 21st, 2023. As before, production will take place at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City. Production of the 2023 Chevy Malibu will come to close on June 20th, 2023.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Malibu introduced several important changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year, including deletion of the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine and GM nine-speed automatic transmission, both of which were dropped due to the discontinuation of the Premier trim level. The Premier trim was repackaged as the 2LT trim level for the 2023 model year. As a result, the 2023 Chevy Malibu is offered with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine as the exclusive powertrain option.
Notably, the Chevy Malibu will receive an all-new 10th generation for the 2025 model year, as GM Authority exclusively reported late last year. The next-gen 2025 Chevy Malibu will ride on a variant of the GM VSS-F platform, and will feature an internal combustion engine.