The Chevrolet Malibu Is Being Discontinued This Year

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And then there was one.

Chevrolet has confirmed that production of the Malibu sedan will end in November.

That will leave the Chevrolet brand with the Corvette as its last remaining traditional car model, following the discontinuation of the Camaro last December.

The Malibu’s spot at GMs Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas will be taken by the next generation Chevrolet Bolt EV electric vehicle, which will begin production in late 2025.

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The Cadillac XT4 is also manufactured at the facility and will continue to do so following a short break next year to gear it up for Bolt EV production, GM confirmed in a statement to American Cars And Racing.

Chevrolet has not released any details about the Bolt EV, but it is expected to be an evolution of the first generation’s small utility vehicle platform that went out of production last year, upgraded with new battery technology.

GM has confirmed there will be a new Chevrolet Bolt EV in 2025. (GM)

The Malibu is currently the lowest-priced car made in the U.S. by an American automaker, with a starting retail price of $26,195. Chevrolet sold 130,342 Malibus in 2023, making it GM’s fifth-best-selling model, although a large percentage of those were fleet sales.

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The Malibu nameplate was first used in 1964 and it has been featured on nine generations of vehicles that included sedans, coupes, convertibles and wagons that have combined for more than 10 million sales.

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One question this raises is that with the Camaro and now Malibu out of production, what will Chevrolet race in the NASCAR Cup Series? It is allowed to continue fielding the Camaro as long as it likes, but isn’t able to update it.

Chevrolet has not said anything about its plans for the series.