[Updated] Chevy Has Stopped Taking 2022 Malibu Fleet Orders

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - February 3, 2022

Correction: GM has clarified that the automaker has indeed stopped fleet orders but that retail orders for the average car buyer remain unaffected. We've updated the text of this article accordingly and regret the error.

Chevy has stopped taking fleet orders for the Malibu sedan, a GM spokesperson has confirmed for CarsDirect. While this doesn't necessarily mean the long-running nameplate has been discontinued, it does raise questions about precisely what the American automaker has planned this year for its passenger car lineup.

In an email to CarsDirect earlier this week, Chevy spokesman Kevin Kelly stated "In relation to the Malibu, we are not taking any more orders because we have received enough orders to fulfill the 22 model year." At this time, the Malibu is still listed on the manufacturer's website with the tagline "Elevate the everyday."

Given the fact that the Chevy Spark is being discontinued this summer, the unusual-sounding order schedule for the Malibu could be a red flag for fans of cars. Rumors alleging the sedan's demise have dated back to 2020. The current Malibu generation was introduced for 2016 and has seen minor updates since then.

Still, the fact that consumers can still order a 2022 Malibu could be a good thing. Unfortunately, several major car listing websites indicate there are less than 1,000 new Malibus in stock at dealers across the country. Due to an ongoing inventory shortage, finding the one you want in stock could be especially difficult.

Most recently, Chevy dropped the entry-level Malibu L for 2022 retail customers, resulting in a roughly $2,000 increase in base price. The model now starts at $24,395 and could soon become the brand's least-expensive car. With the imminent loss of the Spark, budget-conscious buyers may gravitate toward the Trax crossover.

Chevy's car models have been dropping like flies in recent years. Production of the full-sized Impala ended in 2020, and the Chevy Sonic was discontinued for 2021. If Chevy drops the Malibu, that will leave just two cars: the Camaro and Corvette. For reference, Ford's only remaining car at this point is the Mustang.

If you're looking to score a deal on the Malibu, you may be disappointed. Like most of its competitors, Chevy incentives are down and there are no great rebates on the 2022 Malibu. The best deal is now 0% APR financing for 48 months, which can be combined with a $750 conquest cash incentive through February 28th.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing expert, Alex offers must-know analyses of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine, and more.

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