The latest 2021 Chevrolet Malibu is ready to receive a few minor updates. As you may know, the Malibu is a popular four-door midsize sedan that sits on the GM E2 platform. Last year’s model has undergone a mid-cycle refresh and we can expect the same with the new one.
Basically, we expect to see the new Malibu as a carryover model. According to many reports, this model will arrive later this year and potentially even it might use a different name. We have collected a few important information from a reliable source and we will be glad to share it with you.
What’s New on the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu?
The new 2021 Chevy Malibu is a four-door midsize sedan that sits on the GM E2 platform. If you remember, the last time this sedan has got a complete redesign in 2016 and that results in a great sportier look. Moreover, the new model will get some refreshments and rumors swirling about Chevy will add more aggressive RS trim. We cannot wait to see Malibu dressed in the RS package. This model will definitively host darkened badges, upgraded wheels, a dark grille, a rear spoiler, and more.
The base midsize sedan comes with eye-catching body lines and almost coupe-like rake to the C-pillar and rear glass. On the back, attractiveness continuous with LED taillights and a single exhaust system on each side.
Inside, the latest 2021 Chevrolet Malibu will boast a traditional look with plenty of techs. The highlight of the cabin is definitively a large 8-inch touchscreen. Moreover, we can also see a simple HVAC interface and uniquely shaped air vents. Expect the new 2021 Malibu to carry on a long list of standard interior amenities. This package will include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming, and more.
As we mentioned, RS trim pushes inside even more amenities. This model will add the Jet Black interior setting off the metallic trim nicely. Also, Premium trim is one of the most equipped, which includes leather seating, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and more.
2021 Chevrolet Malibu Under the Hood
Under its hood, we can expect that the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu roll in with the same two engine options as the predecessor. The line of engines starts with a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that can deliver 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain, according to Chevy, will use a continuously variable transmission. At the top of the lineup is a more potent 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot that produces 250 horses. Unlike the first engine that uses CVT, this one will mate to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Production and Cost
There is no official on-sale date yet for the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan. However, based on previous release schedules, we could see this model at the end of the summer.
Pricing is also unknown, but because of mid-cycle refreshments, we expect pricing to remain close to the current model. The previous model starts at $24,095 for the base model, while the fully equipment model reaches $34,195. This midsize sedan will continue its battle with the models Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata.