While the earlier reports suggested the end of one of the longest-running Chevy brand names, it seems that the GM management has changed its mind in the last few days. According to the latest reports, it appears that they suggest that the company may launch a second generation of this car, and the next generation will debut in 2025.
The reasons behind such a decision are obvious – during the initial three months of the year 2022, the company sold more than 80.000 units in the initial three quarters of the year which is more than two times when compared to the same timeframe in 2021. Not every customer prefers an SUV or crossover. Many of them want a spacious, but affordable mid-sized sedan and we’re pretty certain that this trend will continue into the coming years. So, the 2024 Chevy Malibu will be the last year of production for the current model.
This means that there will be no major modifications since we’re talking about the final design. We anticipate the same design and well-known strengths. We love Malibu due to its large cabin, energy efficiency, and obviously, its affordable cost.
2024 Chevy Malibu Design
The latest generation was introduced in the year 2016 and is among the older models in its category. Its design is good enough, because of the update for 2019, which introduced a few style changes. In any event, it’s unlikely that we’ll have any major changes to the style of the next year, although minor changes like the addition of new colors are likely.
When it comes to mechanics, the car is pretty familiar. The Malibu is built on the well-known E2 platform and shares a lot of its components with Buick Regal and Opel Insignia. The ride quality is acceptable The Malibu might not be as agile as the Honda Accord but it offers decent performance with a comfortable ride.
Inside, this vehicle is kind of a mixed bag, and, likely, the interior of the 2024 Chevy Malibu isn’t going to be that different. Simply put, the current version has been in existence for a long time, and it’s beginning to look old. The dashboard has an old-fashioned design, and the materials don’t look particularly appealing either. The car is constructed well, and even with the absence of premium material and modern design The overall design and quality are good enough.
However, Malibu has plenty of room inside. There are two rows of seats that are spacious and both can be used by adults easily. The driver’s position is quite comfortable, however, we aren’t a fan of the front seats for comfort and support for the sides, and could be better. It is possible to count 15.7 cubic feet in trunk capacity which is a standard size for this class of vehicles. The rear seats aren’t foldable into a flat position.
As we’re talking about the last year of production, likely, Chevy will not change much in terms of standard or available equipment. A majority of things will be the same as the model that is currently in production which comes with an 8-inch touchscreen as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Bluetooth and a six-speaker stereo and the USB port, as well as Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The list of equipment that is standard is also inclusive of proximity keys for entry as well as button-to-start.
As for upgrades, expect to find an eight-inch electronic gauge as well as a nine-speaker Bose stereo satellite radio as well as navigation, wireless charging for devices as well as an addition of a USB port, and a sunroof. There’s also a two-zone automatic climate control as well as a remote start.
This is the same for safety features. The base models must include features such as rearview cameras forward collision warning pedestrian detectors, automated emergency brake and lane departure warning automatic high beams as well as GM’s Teen Driver, and many more. There are also upgrades such as blind-spot monitoring as well as a rear cross-traffic warning as well as others.
The more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four engine has been withdrawn and this sedan of a mid-sized size has only one engine option. This is a smaller 1.5-liter turbo-four engine, that produces approximately 160 horsepower. It’s equipped with a CVT-powered transmission and is great for daily commutes however, it’s not the most powerful engine for open roads. But, it’s compensated for by a pretty decent fuel efficiency at about 27 mpg in the city, and 35 mpg on the highway.
2024 Chevy Malibu Release Date and Price
We are anticipating that the 2024’s Chevy Malibu will arrive on the market during the fourth quarter of the year starting with about 25.000 dollars.