Chevy has been consistent in spreading its popular RS package across its lineup, and now this package will hit one of its largest-volume sellers, the Malibu. In addition to the new RS package, the 2019 Malibu will also undergo a light refresh.
Like all other RS models, the 2019 Malibu RS will add a touch of sportiness to this sedan. On the outside, the stylish additions include 18-inch machined wheels, a black sport grille, black bowtie emblems, a rear spoiler, and dual exhaust exits. Inside, the RS’ updates include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, black cloth seats, and an 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.
In addition to the new RS trim, the entire 2019 Malibu lineup gets a refreshed appearance. The updates on the exterior include a new front fascia that’s comprised of new integrated headlights and a bolder lower grille. LT and Premier models also gain new signature LED daytime running lights.
Around back, a new rear valence widens the gap between the exhaust exits, while ever-so-slightly-revised taillights round out the rear updates.
Other changes to the 2019 Malibu lineup include a new standard 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, a new 8-inch driver information center on Premier models, a new standard rearview camera system, heated outboard rear seats on Premium trims, new colors and wheel designs, and a standard continuously variable transmission in place of the old six-speed automatic unit.
Full pricing details are not available yet, but Chevy did announce that it expect the Malibu RS to start around $25,000. The 2019 Malibu lineup will be in showrooms in the fall of 2018.