After a complete redesign in 2016, Chevy revamped the Malibu’s transmission and trim levels a little a year later on. With it still being relatively fresh, we expect the 2018 Malibu to continue without any significant changes.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Design
Being a carryover, we anticipate not a single significant modification to the looks of the Malibu. It’ll keep its sharp and somewhat Audi A7-like looks it got throughout its 2016 overhaul. We likewise expect no visible modifications inside the cabin either, so it’ll continue with its roomy and comfortable seats (even for taller folks), and good exposure.
With its looks staying the exact same, we likewise see no factor for Chevy to fine-tune the basic features. Try to find these to stay the like the existing model, that 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 location we anticipate no changes. Look for 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 vehicle transmission, while the 2.0-liter utilizes an eight-speed automatic.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Safety
The 2017 Malibu simply missed out on getting a Top Safety Pick Plus classification from the IIHS due to its “Poor” headlight ranking. Provided there are no changes on the agenda, its second-tier Top Safety Pick score will need to carry out in the new year. Thankfully, it has “Good” rankings in all other tests and a “Superior” rating in its front-collision avoidance and mitigation. The latter rating is thanks to its optional Driver Confidence Package, that includes automated emergency braking.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Release Date and Price
Production of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is expected to begin in June 2017, which leads us to think we’ll see it in display rooms in July.
Official prices will be unchanged for 2018. The Malibu L begins at $22,555 with destination, while the Premier peaks at $30,975. Buyers must be aware that the L model is generally utilized for advertising functions and is left out from promotions. The LS that begins at $24,100 is more abundant and features remarkable discount rates.