The 2024 Chevrolet Malibu is on its way to production, but the model may not have a long life. In its time, the Malibu was this hype and trendy sedan, but the winning moment for the sedan has ended as now is the era for crossovers and SUVs. The Malibu has undergone several updates since 2019, but the sales figures are no longer promising. That’s why the company is now facing a difficult time; to decide whether they are going to stop the production or they will have to figure out another scheme.
About the Malibu in General
General Motors launched the current gen of the Malibu in 2015 (as the 2016 model) and the sedan had done a pretty good work. However, with the sedan line no longer promising or even profitable, the model is going through risks. The Malibu had experienced updated project in 2019, but within the last 2 years, sales numbers have plunged dramatically. However, the company is said to still have their own plans for the future of this midsize sedan.
According to sources, the Malibu will likely stay within the company’s lineup even until 2024. To boost the appeal, the company did a facelift in 2022, with the hope that they can keep the nameplate for longer time. But if the future still looks bleaks even after the updates and the new refresh for the 2024 model, we may be looking at the last model of the Malibu. The company is seriously thinking about cutting off the Malibu from their next production, especially if there is no promising future for the sedan.
The Future Malibu
Rumor has it that the 2024 Chevrolet Malibu would be replaced by an entirely new electric ride, but the future for the nameplate, body style, and size is still unrevealed up until today. General Motors is reportedly focusing on several electric models that they will launch in the upcoming 5 years. They are even ambitious enough to offer new models (23 of them) across their portfolio before 2023 ends.
Besides the Malibu, there are other Chevy models that would be cut off within the following years, including the Sonic (or Holden Barina), the Cruze, the Impala, and also the Spark. It seems that the company wants to focus more on their pickup trucks and crossovers as they seem to have brighter future.
Q and A
Q: What would be the future of Malibu?
A: If the future sales are still not promising, don’t be too surprised if the Malibu is no longer manufactured anymore.
Q: Will General Motors completely eliminate the Malibu?
A: It’s still unclear. There is always a possibility that they may use the nameplate but with different design, such as a midsize crossover that runs on electric power. Hypothetically, the electric crossover would be inspired by the Bolt. There is even a possibility that there would be a new model coming with the name EUV Bolt.
For now, there is unclear confirmation about the future of Malibu. We’d better wait for the company to provide the new updates concerning the 2024 Chevrolet Malibu.