General Motors won't offer the gasoline-electric hybrid Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan as part of its 2020-model-year lineup, the automaker has confirmed.
"We did discontinue the Malibu Hybrid for the 2020 model year due to low demand," said Kevin Kelly, a GM spokesperson.
Chevrolet has been offering the Malibu Hybrid since the 2016 model year, when it arrived as a new powertrain as part of the vehicle entering its ninth generation. It was a third powertrain to go with the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
The Malibu Hybrid paired a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric drive unit and two electric motors. The powertrain, which makes 182 horsepower, enabled the vehicle to reach an EPA-rated 46 miles per gallon on the highway and 47 mpg in the city. A 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides electric power to the system.
Previously, GM offered a mild hybrid Malibu for the 2009 and 2010 model years.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet