Currently, Chevy is trying to cut costs, and there are rumors that the developer might chop off the Malibu axe. Earlier sources said the midsize sedan would get an update.

As a result of the recent outbreak in the United States, GENERAL Motors has halted plans to develop new cars. The developer’s decision to delay future vehicle upgrades is likely to affect Malibu.

A representative of the developer said the model would remain in the Florian lineup.

If GM wants to cut costs, says Sam Fiorani of Global Automotive Foresight, cars are a good option.

Ford and Nissan have taken steps to reduce production of cars and shift the focus of sales to the more profitable CUV.

If GM decides to abandon Malibu, the Cadillac XT4 crossover will be the only vehicle the developer will build at its Fairfax, Kan., plant.

Currently, Chevy has discontinued two other cars: the Cruze and the Impala. General Motors has discontinued many of its sedans, including the Buick lacrosse, Cadillac CT6 and Sportback.