The 2024 Chevy Malibu will be offered as the ninth model year for the ninth-gen nameplate, ushering in just a handful of updates and changes over the 2023 model year. Production of the 2024 Chevy Malibu was originally set to kick off last month. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that production of the 2024 Chevy Malibu has been delayed.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the 2024 Chevy Malibu has been pushed back to July 27th. Per previous GM Authority coverage, the start of regular production (SORP) was originally set to begin on June 21st, 2023, but now, the SORP has been delayed by about a month. Production will still take place at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City.
The 2024 Chevy Malibu will carry over mostly unchanged from the preceding 2023 model year. This stands in contrast to the 2023 Chevy Malibu, which introduced a long list of updates and changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year, such as deletion of the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine and GM nine-speed automatic transmission following the discontinuation of the Malibu’s Premier trim level.
The Premier was repackaged as the 2LT with the introduction of the 2023 model year, while the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine is offered as the exclusive powerplant option. Output is rated at a maximum of 163 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 184 pound-feet of torque, with a continuously variable automatic on board to handle transmission duties. Power is sent to the front wheels only.
Notably, the 2025 Chevy Malibu is expected to usher in an all-new tenth generation for the nameplate, per yet another exclusive GM Authority report. The next-gen Malibu will ride on a new variant of the GM VSS-F platform dubbed D/E, and will once again offer an internal combustion engine, as opposed to an all-electric powertrain.