After releasing nine generations of the Chevrolet Malibu in the market, General Motors has decided to call it quits with the model and kill production sometime between 2022 and 2025.
But not without giving the model some kind of farewell present.
According to a report released by GM Authority, the automaker is adding a new appearance package to the penultimate LT trim of the Malibu for the 2021 model year. The Sport Edition Package will join two other packages offered by GM Malibu for Malibu fans.
The Sport Edition Package comes with black Bowtie emblems, Malibu badges, a blacked-out grille, and 19-inch painted aluminum wheels wrapped in 245-40 all-season tires. These features are pretty much the same as the ones offered in the Midnight Edition Package, except the Midnight Edition is offered on Mosaic Black Metallic Malibus while the Sport Edition is available for all other variants but the Mosaic Black Metallic.
Chevrolet has not shared the pricing details of the Sport Edition Package, but it’s likely not going to be too far from the $795 price tag of the Midnight Edition.
Meanwhile, the automaker will also continue offering the Redline Edition Package for $995. It includes black Bowtie badges, logos, and grille with a red border around the Malibu script. Black mirror caps and bolts also come with a set of 19-inch black wheels with red hash marks.
The Redline package is only offered in three color options: Mosaic Black Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, and Summit White.
A Jet Black interior is also required for the three appearance packages.
The Malibu will be making its exit at the end of the 2023 model year, three years ahead of Chevrolet’s initial target date for the model’s discontinuation. Although the Malibu recorded an increase in its sales in the first quarter of 2020, the numbers plummeted by more than 60% in the second quarter.