It is expected that 2021 Chevy Malibu will come with several changes and updates to make this midsize sedan becomes fully competitive in its class. The interior comforts, engine, fuel economy and equipment are some of the things updated on this new model of Chevy Malibu. To know more about this upcoming midsize sedan, let’s check the information below.
This 2021 model year of Chevy Malibu will be the ninth generation of the car. In one glance, everyone may notice how prettier the design of this new model car is. It must be true since it is reported to have much more optimistic design compared with its predecessor particularly the eight generation that was manufactured for around four years only.
2021 Chevy Malibu SS Changes and Update
The designers of Chevy Malibu have redesigned the car to become more optimistic outside and lovelier inside. The sedan will be equipped with more modern means of safety as well as driver assistance. Moreover, Chevrolet has also supported it with various upscale features which will undoubtedly make this new 2021 Chevy Malibu becomes such strong contender to be the best car in its class.
To start the consideration of changes and updates applied to this car, the issue of its new body can be one of the biggest issues of all. It is considered that the car receive bigger body this time. The length is increased by 2.3 inch; however, the weight is decreased at the point of 200 lbs than it is predecessors. It means that this car will be lighter than the last model year.
Even though it loses its weight, the important one is actually the issue that it changes the body material with such stronger light materials that make it possible to reduce the weight. The lighter materials used to make the body is not the only one cause of the weight loss. It is also the new platform which is the Epsilon 2 platform that causes its weight loss.
Moreover, it looks like that this 2021 Chevy Malibu seems to be more disciplined, athletic and motivated. The grille is slightly changed and the front bumper is a little ahead that makes the car looks more powerful. Then, it is also expected that the design of the hood is changed slightly.
Besides, the rear bumper also looks more expressive and nicer. Some have noticed that at a distant, the exterior design of this upcoming car cues evoke of an Audi A7 to some extent especially with its fauxe-sleek hatchback. On the other hand, overall, the new look of this car is just good and appealing enough.
Moreover, LED running lights and taillights, 18” alloy wheels, exterior heated mirrors, sport-tuned suspension system will be some optional exterior features provided for the lower trims of the car that probably be standard in the higher trims. Then, in the case of interior, there will be some standard luxury vehicle features found in this car including smartphone app integration, Bluetooth streaming audio, a 4G LTE connectivity, 7” display, ambient interior lighting and an 8-way power driver seat.
The 2021 Chevy Malibu will be available in four trims only including Premiere, LT, Limited LS and the base L trim model. The Premiere for example provides several standard features such as wireless smartphone charging, heated front windows, automatic climate control, a navigation system, driver memory settings, two additional USB ports, leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel.
2021 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Engine?
Furthermore, it is expected that the car will have different face as well under the hood. A 1.5-liter base four-cylinder engine will come as standard. This engine which is able to deliver 160 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of power torque for the front wheels will comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission system that can deliver such power generated. This engine will be available for L, 1LT and LS trim level.
Based on the EPA ratings, this upcoming car will return 31 mpg/combined. This impressive rating is considered enhanced due to the available stop-start feature which saves the fuel consumption by switching off the engine whenever this 2021 Chevy Malibu comes to a halt.
On the other hand, the Premiere and 2LT trims will be powered by turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that is able to produce 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque which is set to its front wheels through the available 8-speed automatic transmission system. The EPA rating for this engine is expected to be 26 mpg/combined.
In addition, the MPG rating for the city is 27 mpg and for the highway is 37 mpg. With this engine, this car only needs 8.0 seconds to accelerate from 0-60. Then, the top speed of this car reaches 130 mph which make this midsize sedan has such powerful performance to go.
There will be some optional exterior colors available for this new Chevy Malibu including Blue Velvet Metallic, Autumn Bronze Metallic, Butte Red Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Champagne Silver Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Nighfall Gray Metallic and more others.
2021 Chevy Malibu Release Date and Price
Meanwhile, the 2021 Chevy Malibu is expected to be released in the next May 2021. This is still speculative that the car will hit US showrooms in May 2021. The point is since it will be 2021 new model, it means that the car will be available in the early of next year or around May 2021.
Then, how about the price of this new car? It is expected that the price of this upcoming sedan is starting at $21,625. It is also rumored that the price will range at $22,500 – $32,000. The potential competitors for this new car will be Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.
In brief, this upcoming Chevrolet midsize sedan will come to the market in May 2021 with some updates and changes. This updated Chevy Malibu is not expected to have such major changes since it is expected that there will be slightly updates on its interior and exterior as well as improve issues from its performance. Overall, this 2021 Chevy Malibu can be such worthy midsize sedan to wait in the next year.