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Chevrolet engineers are out testing a prototype for an updated Malibu.




And judging by the level of camouflage gear they’re using, a number of visual tweaks are pegged for the mid-size sedan. In particular, it appears the front fascia is sporting a new design for the daytime running lights.
The current Malibu, the nameplate’s ninth generation, was introduced in 2016, meaning this update likely represents a mid-cycle refresh.
The current range of engines should carry over, though there are rumors Chevy may add the 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine already found in the Cruze Diesel. In the Cruze, the unit is good for 136 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.
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Chevy may also make its 9-speed automatic available with more powertrains. The fuel-efficient shifter was added in 2017, but only for the top-of-the-line 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4.
Look for the updated Malibu to be revealed in the first half of 2018, as a 2019 model.
Sedans are waning in popularity among mainstream makes, making competition in this segment that much tougher. The Malibu, despite being a staple in Chevy’s line-up, hasn’t escaped the decline.
Sales in the first six months of 2017 came in at 83,899 units, down about 30 percent on the same period a year ago. The picture is much bleaker for the Malibu’s big brother, the Impala, leading to claims the car might be axed. It sold just over 30,000 units in the first six months of 2017, down more than 40 percent on the period a year ago.
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For 2019, the Chevrolet Malibu Puts on a Happier Face




In redesigning the midsize Chevrolet Malibu sedan for the 2016 model year, General Motors shaved an impressive amount of weight from the not-so-well-regarded eighth-generation model. It also stretched the wheelbase, adding volume to a rear seat many found lacking. Now boasting carefully creased body panels, the lithe-looking new Malibu relegated the chunky, previous design to the Island of Bad Bodies.
That frowny face could still use some work, many said at the time. For 2019, GM takes care of that, updating — fairly extensively — the model’s visage in a mid-cycle refresh. The Malibu also sees the addition of a dedicated “sporty” trim.
As seen in these photos, the Malibu adopts a larger grille and a less compartmentalized front fascia for 2019. If the previous model looked a little ornery, the new one appears somewhat joyous. Gone are the LED-ringed side vents, replaced by secondary lights (and trim) that flow towards the bottom of the now-taller grille. Certainly, there’s more chrome to be found up front.
Redesigned headlights and taillights shine from both ends, with Premier models gaining LED peepers. LT and Premier models see LED running lights and taillights. Out back, GM pushed the exhaust tips, ringed by a new valence, towards the corners of the car.

While the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders carry over for 2019, the entry level six-speed automatic does not. All 1.5-liter Malibus swap the old ‘box for a continuously variable automatic. The uplevel 2.0-liters continue onward with a nine-speed automatic.
It’s this 1.5-liter/CVT combination you’ll find in the new RS trim, which brings sportier looks and no extra power to the Malibu line. That model, which should retail for around $25,000, slots between the LS and LT models, providing buyers with 18-inch machined wheels, rear spoiler, blacked-out grille and badge, dual exhaust, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter.
With the appearance of the RS, it doesn’t look like the Redline appearance package has much use in the lineup anymore.

You’ll find an 8.0-inch touchscreen running an updated infotainment system inside all new Malibus, replacing the 7-inch unit found in lesser 2018 trims. The base Malibu L gains a standard backup camera, while the Premier sees an 8-inch digital driver information center for the gauge cluster. That’s up from 4.2 inches. Outboard rear-seat passengers in the top-flight trim will now find a heated cushion below their derrieres.
Overall, the refresh’s intent is to make the Malibu more things to more people. A slightly more upscale appearance, greater standard content, and a nod to individuality in the form of the RS. Nevermind that it has a CVT and base engine — automakers aren’t in the habit of giving people everything they want. Still, Chevy has to do something to keep the model alive in a sinking segment.
The 2019 Malibu hits dealer lots this fall. Expect pricing details closer to the release date.
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