A Chevrolet Malibu Diesel has officially been spotted with front and rear camouflage in South Korea. The sightings indicate that the midsize sedan may be one of the next models to receive a diesel powertrain option in the United States. The Malibu Diesel would join the Cruze, Equinox, and Colorado with its new, eco-friendly powertrain.
Spy photos caught the Malibu parked on the street with camouflage. The spotter caught sight of an infotainment screen that was emblazoned with “DIESEL.”
Once the Malibu Diesel comes out, we look forward to offering it here at Carl Hogan. Meanwhile, check out the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu, which features 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbocharged engine options. An available 1.8-liter hybrid engine offers higher fuel economy, up to an EPA-estimated 49 highway mpg.*
Chevrolet’s existing 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine generates an impressive 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. The Cruze sedan is rated for an EPA-estimated 52 highway mpg when equipped with this engine.* The Equinox crossover earns up to an EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg with the diesel.*
A brand-new Chevy diesel engine is on the way, too, and it can be found under the hood of the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 pickup in the coming months.
*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.