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NewsChevrolet Malibu Dead This November

Chevrolet Malibu Dead This November

Sunset for Malibu

  • Chevrolet axing last sedan for Bolt EV production

  • Fairfax plant will retool for EVs alongside XT4


Chevy is about to end production of its last sedan. The Chevrolet Malibu, the last sedan from the brand in our market and the last non-luxury sedan from any of GM’s brands, will go out of production in November. The long-lived four-door will be replaced at its factory by a new Bolt.

“To facilitate the installation of tooling and other plant modifications, after nine generations and over 10 million global sales, GM will end production of the Chevrolet Malibu in November 2024 and pause production of the Cadillac XT4 after January 2025,” GM spokesperson Kevin Kelly said to The Detroit News in a statement.

As one of the last remaining sedans on the market, the Malibu sold well despite being nearly 10 years old. U.S. figures put it at around 130,000 last year, and in Canada, it outsells vehicles like the Chevrolet Tahoe.

The plant is expected to close for just a few months for the re-tooling. After the $319m conversion, the plant will once again build the XT4, but will also build the Bolt EV. GM CEO Mary Barra said that the Bolt will be redesigned onto the automaker’s Ultium electric platform and go back on sale in 2025.

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