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Old 04-05-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

New RS Trim Leads Restyled 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Lineup
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April 6, 2018


DETROIT — Updated styling across the lineup — led by the first-ever RS trim — introduces additional choices to the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and improves its presence.

“We see an exciting opportunity with the 2019 Malibu to give customers new, distinctive choices, exemplified by Malibu RS,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “It offers athletic design and amazing features at an attractive price point starting between Malibu LS and LT trims.”

The first-ever Malibu RS offers a sporty, personalized appearance starting at around $25,000, driven by styling cues that include 18-inch machined wheels, black sport grille, black bowtie emblems, a rear spoiler and a dual-outlet exhaust. Inside, Malibu RS features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, black cloth seats and a standard 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen running the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.

Offered on five 2019 models, the RS trim is a Chevrolet success story that gives customers distinctive choice, strong value and performance-driven design.

The new, standard 8-inch diagonal touchscreen running Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system and new CVT transmission mated to the standard 1.5L Turbo engine further refine the 2019 Malibu line. The Premier trim retains its 2.0L Turbo paired to a nine-speed automatic.

Performance-inspired design

The Malibu’s front fascia, grilles and headlamps are all-new. The headlamps are integrated with the upper grille and the larger, bolder lower grille, giving the car a more powerful presence. High-performance LED lighting are integrated into the headlamps for Premier models, and there are new LED signature daytime running lamps for LT and Premier. There’s greater attention to detail in the grille and headlamps, with bold chrome accents reinforcing Malibu’s premium appearance.

A new rear valance pushes the dual-exhaust outlets farther toward the corners, emphasizing the car’s width, while new taillamps deliver a more dramatic execution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design. The LT and Premier trims feature LED taillamps.

“The Malibu’s fresh look refines and enhances the sculptural beauty of the Malibu,” said John Cafaro, executive director, Global Chevrolet Design. “It will also be an obvious member of the Chevrolet car family.”

Additional 2019 updates across Malibu’s lineup include:
  • A new, standard 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen radio running Chevrolet Infotainment 3
  • New 8-inch diagonal reconfigurable driver information center display on the Premier model
  • Rear Vision Camera1 system is now standard on the Malibu L model
  • The up-level Malibu Premier features standard heated outboard rear seats
  • New available interior and exterior colors
  • New wheel designs available in multiple sizes, including 16-, 17- and 18-inch

The restyled Malibu joins the 2019 Cruze and Spark as part of Chevrolet’s freshened car portfolio. It goes on sale this fall.

FAST FACT: J.D. Power named the Chevrolet Malibu the Most Dependable Midsize Car based on the 2015 model year vehicle.2 Chevrolet is the most awarded and fastest-growing brand the last four years overall.









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Old 04-05-2018, 11:27 PM   #2
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Those actually don’t look too bad.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:08 AM   #3
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Has Chevrolet ever revealed three cars in the same press release before?

I've been seeing ads for the Malibu RS over here in the Middle East for about 2 months now. That's a good looking car. I don't know much about it. But I hope it succeeds so GM will continue to do more RS packages.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:25 AM   #4
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Well it looks better than the current model, which I believe is the ugliest car on the road right now. It has a very nice side profile, but the nose is hideous.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:50 AM   #5
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Is there a reason GM doesn't offer all wheel drive?
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:54 AM   #6
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Much better although the 'Malibu' name should have died long ago. Please Mary Barra hire a new ad agency. Most of the TV commercials still make me wince.
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Agreed. The ads suck. No one is buying a Chevy because of that dork and the real people BS.

The Camaro & Corvette are way better cars than the Dodge land barges, yet Dodge has ads with Vin Diesel boasting how aggressive their cars are. Step it up GM.
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something about the shape of the grille doesn't put me in mind of Chevrolet
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Hmmm....conspicuously absent are my beloved Impalas...lol...Maybe with no Impala refresh, 2018 will be the last of them?...Oh well....I know they aren't very popular, but they are the last of the Chevy cars with a V-6, no stop-start, and no cylinder de-activation, etc....

Malibus are nice, but they are just getting some goodies that Impala already has, and the power-plants are pretty weak....again...oh well.....
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Hmmm....conspicuously absent are my beloved Impalas...lol...Maybe with no Impala refresh, 2018 will be the last of them?...Oh well....I know they aren't very popular, but they are the last of the Chevy cars with a V-6, no stop-start, and no cylinder de-activation, etc....

Malibus are nice, but they are just getting some goodies that Impala already has, and the power-plants are pretty weak....again...oh well.....
I think it's extremely telling which cars got an MCE for 2019 and which cars are soldiering on unchanged...
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Slopping rear roof line makes the backseat useless for anyone over 4 feet tall.
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they somehow made it look worse
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it has more power...its available power is like a set kof double Ds (no matter where your face is... theyre everywhere) it has the suspension to mame it matter...(
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I think it's extremely telling which cars got an MCE for 2019 and which cars are soldiering on unchanged...
...So far, that would include the Camaro as well...??
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...So far, that would include the Camaro as well...??
The Camaro is getting a 2019 MCE if that's what you mean.
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