Today we got leaked information about a new Chevrolet Malibu, so will this American car continue to compete with Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6 and Nissan Altima, or will it follow in the footsteps of its sibling Ford Fusion, which will stop production according to leaked information.
As our colleagues, Mousub, Suhaib, and Karim, have previously mentioned in many videos posted on our YouTube channel, the sales of sedan car category are witnessing a significant global decrease and on the other hand, there is an increased demand in the global markets for crossover and SUVs from all sizes.
After Chevrolet officially announced that it would stop producing both; Cruise, Volt, and Impala, in North America, it seems the Malibu will join them.
As you may remember, reports were published earlier to suggest that the Malibu will get some updates around 2022, and it appears that these updates will represent a new and a final Chevrolet Malibu so that after the end of 2023, the production of this American sedan will be stopped permanently according to what was published on GM Authority website.
The report does not include many details, but it indicates that the future of Malibu was affected by the decrease in sales due to the spread of Coronavirus. However, before this global pandemic, Chevrolet Malibu car production was supposed to continue until 2025.
Although the information in this report is unofficial, but we at Arab GT believe it is correct, as sales of Malibu cars have declined dramatically in the past few years.
Sales in the American market in recent years:
227,881 copies were sold in 2016.
185,857 cars were sold in 2017.
144,542 cars were sold in 2018.
131,917 cars were sold in 2019.
Of course, the sales of Chevrolet Malibu must have decreased for the current year 2020, which witnessed the spread of Coronavirus that affected all commercial sectors in an unprecedented way.