After a complete redesign in 2016, Chevy revamped the Malibu’s transmission and trim levels slightly a year later. With it still being fairly fresh, we expect the 2018 Malibu to continue without any major modifications.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Design
Being a carryover, we anticipate not a single significant modification to the looks of the Malibu. It’ll maintain its sharp and somewhat Audi A7-like looks it gained during its 2016 overhaul. We also anticipate no noticeable changes inside the cabin either, so it’ll continue with its roomy and comfy seats (even for taller folks), and great presence.
With its looks staying the same, we likewise see no reason for Chevy to fine-tune the basic features. Search for these to stay the like the current model, which includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping wheel, a six-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth connection.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Engine
The powertrain is another area we anticipate no modifications. Try to find the Malibu to come basic with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 160 horse power and 184 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine will be a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 1.5-liter engine will utilize a six-speed auto transmission, while the 2.0-liter uses an eight-speed automatic.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Safety
The 2017 Malibu just missed getting a Top Safety Pick Plus designation from the IIHS due to its “Poor” headlight score. Provided there are no modifications on the program, its second-tier Top Safety Pick score will need to perform in the brand-new year. Luckily, it has “Good” scores in all other tests and a “Superior” score in its front-collision avoidance and mitigation. The latter score is thanks to its optional Driver Confidence Package, which includes automatic emergency braking.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Release Date and Price
Production of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is expected to kick off in June 2017, which leads us to believe we’ll see it in showrooms in July.
Official rates will be the same for 2018. The Malibu L starts at $22,555 with destination, while the Premier peaks at $30,975. Shoppers ought to be aware that the L model is primarily utilized for advertising functions and is excluded from promotions. The LS that begins at $24,100 is more abundant and features superior discount rates.