The Chevrolet Malibu will be making a grand entrance with its new 2018 model. The new 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is said to be a carryover from the previous 2017 model, however, minor tweaks have been made to keep it as fresh as 2018. The Chevrolet Malibu brand which was brought back to life in 2016 is still pretty new, the specs and features are not obsolete so very little updates is expected to be in the new Malibu.
Although the company might introduce a few appearance package like colour or equipment, there is a great chance that this impact would be very minimal. The Chevrolet Malibu has a great sale record but it still lacks behind competitors in sales and may have a chance to turn the table around with its 2018 Malibu. Spy shots showing the Malibu doesn’t suggest many changes however, we hope the next generation Chevrolet Malibu would hold on till 2021 being the proposed date for the Malibu overall change.
What New Features are Present in the New 2018 Chevrolet Malibu?
As earlier stated, the Chevrolet Malibu 2018 is not expected to provide any new features. Although rumor has it that a few colours would be added to the brand along with some minute changes in the cabin. The Chevrolet Malibu which is expected to provide its end users with comfort isn’t likely to fail in that aspect as a slightly larger cabin is expected. Minor tweaks in the dash to create a sense of freshness and a new trims on wheels. There are also rumors that the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu provides improved fuel efficiency and is 300 hundred pound lighter than the current model.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is expected to be more technological and more efficient than ever before. At a press preview in New York, the Chevrolet Malibu and the new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid made their appearances. They were looking slick with precision curved edges. On the press preview, a speech was given about the new Malibu and it translated into the high hopes that was expected from the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.
The new sedan was expected to provide customers who had faith in the 2018 Malibu with an experience to never forget. Of course the new Malibu is a cross over, it has implemented some changes, acquiring new powertrains and technologies. The redesigned Malibu has elevated its looks to a standard level, a ploy to use against competitors like Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. But aside all these changes, the 2018 Malibu is just a crossover with stunning resemblance to the 2017 model, a pompous look similar to the smaller cruse and larger Impala sedans.
Which Exterior Redesigns are We Expecting from the 2018 Malibu?
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a carryover, thus, very little notable changes is expected from it. The popular notion is that the 2018 Malibu would retain its shape and looks inherited from the 2016 overhaul. Although it seems to look more refined than the traditional Chevrolet, however, the similarities are obvious. The signature split grille in the front end is grazed with precise curves.
The hood and trunk are still top notch, a feature that would keep customers interested. The head and tail lights are pretty much the same and the bumpers are staying as they were in the previous model. The comfortable looking Chevrolet that still emits joy when ridden is going to make the 2018 model no different.
What Interior Changes does the Next Generation Malibu have in Store for Us?
The inside of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is built for comfort. It has more room in the leg and head area to fit people of various sizes and weights. The cabin features will include a redesign of the dual cockpit dash. The LS model and up gets a new seven inch infotainment. Although the L model are expected to come with a touchscreen infotainment system featuring the Apple Car Play and Android Auto smartphone interfaces. It is expected that it would include all but the L model a basic push button ignition, a rearview monitor and GM’s OnStar assistance system.
The Interior of the Malibu is featured with new center stack, the controls are more organized and there are standard airbags for safety purposes. The driving assistance like forward collision alert and rear cross traffic alert are quite awesome, coupled with the automatic parking assist. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a safe car to buy.
Is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Coming with a New Powertrain?
The powertrain is expected to come with the standard classic turbocharged 1.5 liter four- cylinder engines, an option that doesn’t change its performance. The expectation from this engine is a mere 160 horsepower and 184 pound- feet of torque. The high- mileage Hybrid is expected to provide an option of turbocharged 2.0 liter four- cylinder with 250 hp and 260 lb- ft of torque joined with a nine speed automatic transmission. Although it is not as quick as the competition, the 2018 Malibu should still be able to compete. The battery pack is expected to have the ability of charging itself while driving. The energy recovered from braking and deceleration is supposed to make this possible.
The fuel rating performance should be unchanged, since there are no engine changes. Although the fuel rate is impressive and that would spill over in favour of the 2018 model. That means the Malibus with the 1.5- liter engine will likely rate 27 mpg/ city and 30mpg/ highway. This development would edge the base four- cylinder engines boasting the Camry and Accord.
Should I Buy the 2017 Model Instead of Waiting for the 2018 Model?
The options to wait for the new Malibu or acquire the old once depends on the desire of the individual. If absolute freshness is a priority, then the 2018 Malibu is the best option. But it is important to know that with this option comes an anticipated price boost. Although the new Malibu is always ready to offer a full state of comfort, convenience, and safety-oriented equipment, but so does the 2017 model.
The crossover is so obvious that a proper difference between both cars won’t be given at a first glance. If you are looking for a decent car with updated features and you are not too psyched about new model stuffs, the 2017 Malibu model is the best option for you.
When is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Expected to Be Released?
There are rumors that the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu would commence its production in June 2017. However, it is only expected that the showroom display would start in July. Although there are no official release yet, summer seems about right.
What are the Price Range to Expect?
The Malibu are not known for hyping their prices thus, a gigantic hype isn’t expected in the case of the next generation Malibu. Although there are no official release yet, it is speculated that the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu would cost about $23,000.
Even with all its special qualities, the Chevrolet Malibu is struggling for sales behind the likes of Toyota Camry, Ford and the rest. But maybe with the new Malibu it would finally conquer the market.
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