The 2025 Chevy Malibu will introduce the current ninth-generation sedan’s 10th model year, which isn’t expected to bring any significant changes. We now know when production of the upcoming model year will start.
The 2024 Malibu‘s production run is currently scheduled to conclude on May 30th, 2024, and GM Authority has learned from sources close to the matter that the start of regular production (SORP) of the 2025 Chevy Malibu is currently scheduled to kick off on May 31st, 2024 at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City.
It’s worth noting that the dates mentioned above are tentative, and subject to change at any time.
As for what the upcoming 2025 Malibu will entail, it’s expected to serve as a carryover model from the 2024 model year, with only minor changes in store. Although we initially expected an all-new generation of the Malibu for 2025, it’s now clear that it won’t appear before the 2026 model year at the earliest.
Speaking of a potential tenth-generation Chevy Malibu, not too many details are known about the upcoming Bow Tie sedan. However, GM Authority exclusively reported that the new model will ride on a variant of the GM VSS-F platform. For reference, a version of this platform also underpins the Chevy Trailblazer and Chevy Trax.
As a reminder, the current Chevy Malibu is only available with one drivetrain configuration, consisting of the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine, rated at 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
Previously, the Malibu lineup featured an additional engine option, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG, rated at 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, mated to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately, this powertrain combination was dropped as the Premier trim level was replaced with the 2LT in the 2023 Malibu.
Under the skin, the Malibu rides on the GM E2 platform.