GM Ending Chevy Malibu Production This Year

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General Motors will discontinue the production of the Chevrolet Malibu, an iconic fleet vehicle and the last sedan sold under its biggest-selling brand, a GM spokesperson confirmed to Automotive Fleet

The production of the Malibu will come to an end in November this year, as the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas, where it is manufactured, is being reconfigured to produce the latest generation of electric vehicles. Following the discontinuation of the Malibu, the Chevrolet brand will only sell trucks, SUVs, and the Corvette, a two-seater sports car, in the United States.

Chevrolet Malibu History

In the 1960s, the Chevrolet Chevelle was modified and rebranded as the Chevelle Malibu to offer a more luxurious driving experience. Over time, Malibu evolved into a separate model in the 1970s. Even though production was halted in 1983, it was reintroduced in 1997 and has been in production ever since.

By it’s 51st birthday in 2015, 10 million Malibus had been sold. 

GM produced a hybrid version from 2009 to 2019. The Malibu’s most recent iteration made its debut back in 2016. 

An Iconic Fleet Vehicle

Malibu has won Automotive Fleet‘s Fleet Car of the Year numerous times, starting with the 2004 model year and most recently in 2020. The sedan was ubiquitous in sales fleets for pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and food service companies, along with rental fleets. 

Fleet managers and fleet management companies praised Malibu for its roominess and comfort, low maintenance costs, excellent fuel economy, and available safety features. 

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