The Chevrolet Malibu is still relatively new, but soft sales have pushed the automaker to give the sedan an emergency facelift to boost consumer interest.

The Chevrolet Malibu is still relatively new, but soft sales have pushed the automaker to give the sedan an emergency facelift to boost consumer interest.

Speaking with Automotive News, GM CEO Dan Akerson said "We are going to do a mid-cycle enhancement, not dramatic, by this time next year." He added that the model would have a revised front fascia so expect it to adopt a new grille which echoes the 2013 Traverse and 2014 Impala.

Despite saying the changes will be relatively minor, Akerson insisted the Malibu is a "good car" and "it'll do okay."

Ironically, there was no mention of the Malibu's botched U.S. launch strategy which saw the pricey Eco variant going on sale several months ahead of more affordable alternatives.

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