The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has been spotted testing in public again, this time with slightly more exterior details revealed. Here we can see its redesigned headlamps with changes to its internal assemblies such as indicators, while the upper and lower sections of the grille have wavier-pattern slats instead of the straight items on the pre-facelift, ninth-generation car. The front DRLs appear to be redesigned, too.

The crease lines on the Malibu’s sides appear largely similar through these spy images, and around the rear, the bootlid and rear quarter panels appear to have remained the same as well, although the lamps have been revised. The rear bumper looks unchanged, while the exhaust outlets at the bottom of the bumper are now of a flatter shape.

In terms more familiar to our local market, the Malibu sits in the D-segment of sedans comprising the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Teana, Mazda 6, Hyundai Sonata, and the Kia Optima; this is otherwise known as the mid-size sedan in its domestic American market.

Interior details are still yet to surface, though the revised Malibu can be expected to employ details as used in recent models such as the Cruze and the Equinox. Similarly, updates to the infotainment can be expected to include the change to Chevrolet’s latest MyLink setup.

In terms of powertrain, the revised Chevrolet Malibu is expected to employ the 1.6 litre turbodiesel currently serving in the Cruze as well as the Equinox, along with the current 250 hp/350 Nm turbocharged petrol four-cylinder. A hybrid variant could well continue to feature here, too.