Latest Details On Corvette C8 Just Before Launch

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Chevrolet has set its sights on improving their prized Corvette. Reports have shown they are expected to add a V8 motor and dual-clutch automatic as the newest generation Corvette will begin, listed as the “C8”, the 8th generation Corvette. The C8 is expected to be a massive upgrade over the previous C7 generation. The new Chevrolet Corvette will debut on July 19th, 2019 in Orange County, California. Not only will this latest Corvette be all-new, but we’ve also learned it will receive Chevy’s first mid-engine ever. The first all-new Corvette since the C7 debuted over five years ago, Chevy has nearly 67 years of experience crafting their premiere car.

What Makes the Corvette Special?

Since 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has built a reputation as one of the most outstanding cars on the road. Built with state-of-the-art technology to push the envelope even further, expect greater horsepower to rival brands like Dodge and Ford. More recently, the Corvette has won the “Automobile of the Year” by Automobile Magazine and earned a back-to-back “10Best List” recognition from Car and Driver in 2018 and 2019. Rumors have swirled about the latest Corvette pushing the limit of supercar power with a ludicrous 1,000 horsepower! Chevrolet has revealed the all-new Corvette will keep the Stingray moniker used for the base entry trim. 

“The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut as a Stingray July 18, 2019. Did you know the second-generation Corvette debuted as a Sting Ray in 1963? This nameplate ran until 1976 and was then revived in 2014 to introduce the seventh-generation Corvette. Chevrolet is proud to announce the Stingray name will live on.” -Statement from Chevrolet

Recent Details On Forthcoming Corvette

Spy photos have caught the to-be-officially-named C8 Corvette racing around on testing tracks in Nurburgring, Germany. In fact, just ahead of the official release there has been word coming out that the testing vehicles have been pushed harder than ever before, perhaps trying to hit the extreme limits of this incredible vehicle. This Chevrolet Corvette is going to have a possible 10-speed automatic transmission, but there will be no manual transmission. This is an automatic ride and its the first time Chevrolet has made the Corvette a rear-wheel-drive car. For the latest details on the new Chevy vehicles, we know the best place to go! 

Drive the Newest Chevrolet Corvette With Our Help

We know many readers are anxious to drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles. We hope you visit Miami Lakes Automall to try the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. We take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers excited.

For assistance with any buying, leasing or selling your current vehicle, consider us a one-stop-shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Come to us even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our knowledgable service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today and we’ll see you soon!

 

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Chevrolet Bolt EUV Is On the Way

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General Motors (GM) has shaken up its business with new changes announced to recreate their brand. They announced in November a large restructuring that starts at the top of the automaker and works its way down. They had announced the Chevy Volt will see its run end, but that was only to make way for the new Chevy Bolt EUV. Electric vehicles are known as EV for short, the EUV stands for “electric utility vehicle”. This will be Chevrolet’s next Bolt-based electric car. While we don’t know all the details for what the Chevy product will have underneath the hood, we do have an idea of what it could look like. 

More On the Upcoming Chevy Bolt EUV

This new Bolt looks quite different than the current Bolt, but it has some evidence of the Bolt’s design. The new Bolt EUV rendering adopts heavily from the all-new Chevy Blazer with its skinny headlights, full lower front fascia, and sportier overall presentation. Chevrolet has added some bits of the Malibu within the appearance down the side of the vehicle. GM has even filed a trademark for the name and said the vehicle would be manufactured its next all-electric vehicle at its Orion, Michigan factory. Part of General Motor’s plans was to update the very plant where this vehicle is set to be produced. 

Setting Up the Chevy Bolt EUV For Success

The Michigan factory is undergoing a $300 million investment overhaul from the automaker. Chevy has said their new EV is set to wear the Chevrolet bow tie while sitting on an enhanced version of the platform found under the current Chevy Bolt. The Bolt EUV is going to be more prominent as far as most crossovers are made, but should be a hit for its size and incredible gas mileage. The current Bolt EV is a purely electronic vehicle that can achieve a full charge with a 220-volt outlet charge in 9.3 hours and provide drivers with 238 miles of driving off that lone charge. That’s better than good, that’s fantastic for owners to enjoy. 

GM’s Electric Vehicle Future

General Motors is going to make big waves in the upcoming new decade, including an aggressive electric vehicle goal of adding as many 20 new EVs by 2023. The Bolt EUV trademark silenced rumors that Chevy might create a family of Bolt-branded electric vehicles. Currently, GM is viewing their EV future in the U.S. as a wise-move with the ever-growing fuel-conscious buyers. A charming Bolt EUV could convert some customers to create their mission to add more EV owners on the road. We’re excited for that and can’t wait to see the future Bolt EUV at Miami Lakes Automall. For now, we have plenty of new Chevrolet vehicles ready for a test-drive. 

Drive Chevy From Your One-Stop Chevy Shop at Miami Lakes Automall

Drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles from Miami Lakes Automall. Interested in the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt? We also have a large variety of new vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles ready for you to try out. Let us help with any leasing, buying, trade-ins or selling needs you have! It’ll be our pleasure to help you drive off in the vehicle you want from us.

Even if you haven’t shopped with us, we are here to help. Make an appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated service team. Stop by today at Miami Lakes Automal today and we’ll be ready!

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The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD TakesTowing to a New Level

The new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD was engineered from the ground up to meet the needs of those who need a functional and comfortable work truck. A job site-ready design and innovative features like an integrated BedStep between the cab and the rear wheel helps deliver the functionality your business demands from a heavy-duty full-size pickup. Enhanced trailering systems and GCWR also help make this the most durable, most capable Silverado HD ever.

THE 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is the most durable, most capable Silverado HD available. The All-New Silverado HD is ready for work. There are two heavy-duty powertrain options, the new technologies for confident towing, and a stronger, more significant, and a more functional Durabed, as it was built to take on the hardest jobs its thrown at it.  

THE DRIVE TO GET THE JOB DONE:

The new Silverado HD offers two impressive engines explicitly designed to meet the demands of heavy-duty truck customers. The all-new 6.6L V8 gas engine with upgraded 6-speed automatic transmission. It has 401 horsepower and 464 lb.-ft. of torque, Cast-iron engine block for durability and Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing.

Available in the Duramax 6.6L is the Turbo-Diesel V8 with an all-new Allison 10 speed automatic transmission. It has 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. of torque, a Legendary Duramax power and dependability and Available Segment first integrated Power Take Off (Late Availability). Towing takes more than just torque and horsepower, and it also takes a combination of capability and technology. 

TAKE ON BIG-TIME TOWING WITH CONFIDENCE:

It has more capability across the entire line-up, the Silverado HD can tow heavy loads without going out of its way to over-perform. The 2500 Crew Cab 4WD has an impressive maximum towing of 18,500 lbs. for the conventional and fifth-wheel gooseneck. The maximum tows increase by 52% to a segment which supports 35,500 lbs making the 2020 Silverado HD the most efficient truck in the HD segment.

BUILT TO STAND UP TO THE TOUGHEST JOBS:  

With it, the high-strength steel hits it where it counts. It is built on the foundation of high-strength steel, and the all-New Silverado HD delivers the strength of being able to handle heavy-duty tasks. It has engineered seven different types of steel, each gauge chosen maximizes capability for a truck that’s ready to work for many years to come.  

It has more cargo volume than any other competitor. The Durabed on the Silverado HD is the most practical bed in its class. It is made with high-strength steel, it features a 12 standard tie-down bed and also offers an LED cargo area for the lighting and a built-in 120-volt outlet with a more significant corner step rear bumper, and it also has an all-new side BedStep between the cab and the rear wheel.

They are rolling out the 2020 Silverado 2500, and 3500 HD pickups — max towing 35,500 pounds, Chevy wants to take names and kick tailgates. The new pickups boast quiet, refined and quiet power and it has a brand new 6.6L gasoline V8. The 6.6L gasoline V8 complements the Silverado’s stalwart Duramax diesel. 

Anybody can appreciate the 910 pound-feet of torque pouring through the 10-speed Allison heavy-duty automatic transmission that the vehicle offers. The 6.6L diesel’s power also has shone through pulling the 14,000-pound trailer on narrow, twisting roads and up and down hills as well. The roomy crew cab is comfortable and quiet throughout. 

Chevy is still working on an interior look that feels worthy of the pickups that are the brand’s dependable top-of-the-line vehicles. The Silverado HD pickups use the latest electronics available to keep the trailers stable, even manages to adjust the steering feel. The trailer does well in secondary roads, sweeping highways, unpaved surfaces, long hills and declines, and tricky towing exercises.

Chevy has a 6.6L V8 Duramax diesel the big brother to the I-6 3.0L Duramax which debuts in the 2020 Silverado 1500 light-duty pickup it’s smooth and quiet. Drivers and passengers barely hear any audible in the cabin, whether unladen at highway speed or towing a massive trailer to a worksite. The 2500 and 3500 HDs are legally classified as medium-duty trucks, and it offers eight digital cameras that provide every trailer view you can imagine, and some it took a room full of engineers to think of.

The “transparent trailer,” for example, has a view that combines the feeds from several cameras that shows what’s next to and what’s behind the trailer. The view modifies when drivers turn to show what’s alongside the trailer, making it easier to navigate in tight spaces. The eight digital cameras provide 15 views in total.

You can search the inventory of Silverado Chevrolet’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The Best Pony Car on the Market Is A Chevy

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Many muscle cars are well-known and respected, but few are the Chevrolet Camaro. The latest Camaro is considered one of the last great pony cars available. The Camaro was made famous with superior driving dynamics that have shaped the Camaro over the years. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. For generations, the Camaro served as the premiere fast-car of the Chevrolet brand, but word has leaked that Chevy will be discontinuing the vehicle in 2023. The nearly 55 years of the Camaro will leave behind a lasting legacy. The Chevrolet Camaro faced a difficult time selling vehicles back in 2002 and was close to being shelved then. The Chevrolet Corvette has taken the top spot among the premiere, fast Chevy vehicle.

Step Into the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 

The latest Chevy models have various trims, including the 277 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder base model Camaro 1LS up to the remarkable 650-horsepower Camaro Z1 trim. The high-end Camaro gives drivers the strength of the 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 DI engine that supplies 650 lb-ft of torque to go with all that remarkable horsepower. The latest Chevrolet Camaro also has heated and ventilated seating, the high-end Bose premium audio system and a steering wheel made with suede microfiber material. Stepping into the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, buyers will notice how well-made this vehicle is, inside and out.

Will the Camaro Nameplate Be Retired?

General Motors has confirmed they did not make a decision yet. Time will tell, but the Camaro has seen sales slide in more recent years. This is despite Chevrolet and General Motors placing a lot of effort to make the latest Camaro vehicles the best pony cars on the market today. The Ford Mustang is also seeing low numbers, so it is not just General Motors and Chevrolet that is experiencing lower sales for their flagship cars. However, the truth remains that Chevy has not listed the Camaro as a vehicle that will be updated or given a new generation past 2023, as currently listed. 

“While we will not engage in speculation, we will remind you of our recently announced updates coming to the Camaro lineup this fall. An all-new LT1 model will provide customers V8 power with the design and affordability of our LT trim. The award-winning SS model will feature a new front fascia from the Camaro Shock concept. All of our updates are customer-driven to improve the car and its driving experience.” According to General Motors.

Take Home the Chevrolet Camaro Right Now 

With every customer, we hope to give them a rewarding experience when they come to buy, lease, trade-in or sell their vehicle. For those who want to service their vehicle or just see what we can do for them, we’re ready to help at Miami Lakes Automall. Find all-new Chevrolet vehicles as well as a strong collection of late model pre-owned vehicles

Wondering if you should have an oil change or replace old tires? We can handle the small stuff or handle the harder items like replacing key parts that are vital to keeping a vehicle running. Allow our qualified service techs to take a look with a simple online appointment. Our friendly team invites you to visit us for a test drive or service appointment today as we will accommodate all our guests every day. We’re excited to see you soon!

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The New 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Is Launching and Here’s Everything It Offers

The all-new, fifth-generation Chevrolet Tahoe launches during the 2021 model year, not the 2020 model year as many initially believed. It means that the current, fourth-generation model gets to live for another model year as the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, while it was receiving a few minor updates and changes. Let’s find out what those differences on the 2020 Tahoe are. 

There are not a lot of changes to the model line or the mechanical side of the full-size SUV. The changes to the exterior are limited to the deletion of the Pepperdust Metallic color as well as the new finishes for the wheels. There are the 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents (SGK) and 22-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with Bright Silver finish (SIY).

The Tahoe is Chevrolet’s stalwart, a truck-based SUV with a traditional V-8 up front (choose from two), and commanding ride. The Tahoe’s blocky exterior and car-like interior are plain, but refreshingly simple compared to others in its class. The long, two-box look has aged well, and although a redesigned Tahoe is on the horizon, we hope it doesn’t stray too far from the simple look that makes the current version endearing in our eyes. 

Inside, the Tahoe is simple and straightforward, and the column shifter should’ve been the first clue. Chevy’s family hauler is steadfast in its M.O. for family detail. Similarly, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe won’t bring any changes or updates to the interior. 

The two remaining changes will impact the two optional packages, as the full-size SUV deletes the All-Season Package and the LT Signature Package. Here’s what each of those now-deleted packages contained. There is the All-Season Package, which was available only on the LS model and included is the 20″ x 9″ polished aluminum wheels, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall tires, Body-color bodyside moldings, Black roof rack cross rails, Max Trailering Package, All-weather floor mats, and All-weather rear cargo mat.

Included on the LT Signature Package, will be the 20″ x 9″ chrome wheels, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall tires, Bright bodyside moldings, Grille insert, Polished exhaust tip, Chrome recovery hooks, and Chrome assists step kit. The Tahoe’s standard 5.3-liter V-8 makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic and rear- or all-wheel drive. It’s rated to tow up to 8,600 pounds. An optional 6.2-liter V-8 makes 420 hp, and 460 lb-ft is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission in some models.

Although both engines come equipped with cylinder-shutdown technology, neither one is very fuel-efficient. Similar to the 5.3-liter V-8, the 6.2-liter is rated to tow up to 8,400 pounds, which is more than the Palisade. The Tahoe’s powertrains are stout and robust, offering plenty of passing power in exchange for its thirst at 18 mpg combined in its most efficient form. 

That’s what rounds out the changes to the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe. You may have noticed that these changes are identical to those of the Tahoe’s extended-length twin, the 2020 Chevy Suburban. For cargo, the Tahoe’s 15.8 cubic feet is impressive behind the third row, although the Palisade offers 18 cubic feet and with the second row folded, both open up more space—52 cubic feet in the Tahoe compared to 46 in the Palisade. 

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Tahoe’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban: Here’s What’s New

The all-new, 12th-generation Chevrolet Suburban will launch later in the model year, not the 2020 model year as initially reported. Which means the current generation model gets to live for another model year as the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban, as it will get a few minor changes and updates. Here’s what’s 2020 Suburban has to offer.

GM Authority’s post stated the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL were still on track for 2020. However, the new word out on the street is that the next-gen GM SUVs won’t be arriving until 2021. More time to get those last minute details correct on the new model.  

There are no changes to the mechanical side of the extended-length, full-size SUV, or the model line. The changes on the exterior are restricted to the deletion of the Pepperdust Metallic color as well as new finishes for the rear wheels. It has 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents (SGK) and 22-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with Bright Silver finish (SIY).

The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban doesn’t feature any updates or changes to the inside. The two remaining changes impact the two optional packages, as the large SUV deletes the All-Season Package and the LT Signature Package. Here’s what each of those now-deleted packages contains. 

The All-Season Package, which was available only on the LS model includes a 20″ x 9″ polished aluminum wheels, Body-color bodyside moldings, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall Tires, Black roof rack cross rails, All-weather floor mats, Max Trailering Package, and All-weather rear cargo mat. The LT Signature Package, which was available only on the LT model and it included the 20″ x 9″ chrome wheels, a Grille insert, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall Tires, Bright bodyside moldings, Polished exhaust tip, Chrome recovery hooks, and Chrome assist step kit. That’s everything that is included on the all-season package and the signature package. 

That rounds out the changes on the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban. You might have noticed that these changes look familiar. They are identical to those of the Suburban’s shorter twin, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe.

The 2020  Chevrolet Suburban will be joining the others. It will be with the Escalade, the Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Yukon XL will soldier on for 2020 with no changes. If GM does decide to apply any updates to the SUVs, they will probably be limited to new exterior and possibly the interior colors as well.

The next-gen GM SUVs will ride on General Motors’ new T1XX body-on-frame platform. It serves in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and should retain the 5.3L L84 V8 and 6.2L L87 V8 engines. Also expected on the GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission is that it will appear across the board.

There might be an exclusive powertrain on the Escalade. It offers customers certain trims, such as the new 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbo V8. There is no official news from GM yet.

In addition to a new platform, the all next-gen GM SUVs will also benefit from the exterior and interior designs, and it has improved third-row seating,  independent rear suspension (an option or standard) and front air curtains for improved fuel efficiency. There will be another offer like the Super Cruise which will also be offered on the Escalade eventually but isn’t expected to appear on the SUV from launch. All next-gen GM SUVs will also continue to be assembled at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.

It’s expected that the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban will launch in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year. It will mostly have a shortened production run as the all-new, 12th-generation model is expected to launch in the first half of the 2020 calendar year as the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. The GM Arlington plant where the Suburban is assembled alongside other full-size GM SUVs was recently re-tooled to produce the all-new, future Suburban based on the T1 platform.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Silverado Heavy Duty Pickups Are Stronger Than Ever

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Chevrolet has revamped its brand in recent years, but the most significant change among all their vehicles produced has come in the way their heavy-duty line-up. Chevy showed off their dedication toward their flagship pickups, the Silverado lineup, with the new 2020 Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD models. They look great and offer so much more than previous releases, but what makes these new pickups so unique? We’re glad someone asked. 

Step Into the New Silverado 

The latest Silverado HD trucks will have an incredible max towing rating of 35,500 pounds. As these new Silverado HD trucks boast tremendous strength, they also give drivers a quiet cabin. Chevy is offering their all-new 6.6L gasoline V8 powertrain to complement Silverado’s stalwart Duramax diesel that delivers 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque streaming through the 10-speed Allison heavy-duty automatic transmission. This is the same transmission used in the all-new 2020 Silverado HD that came out just over six months ago. What else can drivers expect with these Chevrolet products?

Upgrades Across the Board

The new 2020 Chevy heavy-duty line-up is better for many reasons. The Silverado 3500 diesel is two seconds faster than the Ram 3500 from zero to sixty mph and provides a faster response time. The aforementioned  Allison heavy-duty10-speed automatic transmission is one good reason. Allison is the brand that has made the most automatic transmissions for heavy-duty and commercial vehicles for General Motor trucks since the 1950s. Allison continues to help Chevy reach new heights as evidenced by the immense power their latest pickups can generate. The 35,000 maximum towing capacity is not only Best-in-class, but it is also up 52% from the previous model. While these parts are made in Flint, Michigan at GM plants, they are designed by the Allison brand and are designed specifically for use in these monstrous Chevy trucks. 

“The 10-speed really gets you in control. Everything feels better. It’s super smooth shifting.”  said David Ames, assistant chief engineer of powertrains for General Motors.

High-Tech Upgrades Make Towing Even Easier

Something all Chevrolet owners expect is a beautiful cabin with all the latest technology and gear to make driving easier. Included with the Silverado HD trucks will be new technology to help keep trailers stable, help with braking, and maintain steady steering. The 2020 Silverado 2500 and 3500 will offer as many as eight digital cameras to assist owners in seeing every view for their trailer. What good is having the strength to tow heavy items if a driver can’t check on their cargo along the drive?  Going into tight spaces will no longer be as much a chore. 15 camera views will help any Chevrolet driver be able to park, move their truck and take it just about anywhere with ease. The release is expected to happen in the fall of 2019 with pricing to fall around the mid-30,000 mark for the 2500 HD.

Take Your Pickup Game to the Next Level 

If you’re like us and can’t wait for the upcoming Silverado HD trucks to hit stores, come check out our new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks. We offer a wide selection to browse through and have plenty of new vehicles to sort through. If you’re searching for pricing help to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can assist you for any buying or leasing options. Want to sell or trade-in your current vehicle? Allow us to make that possible when you visit Miami Lakes Automall. 

Find our dealership at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. We hope to see you in a new Chevrolet soon!

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Prices For the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado’s HD Pickups Are Out

The pricing for the 2020 Chevrolet has been released for the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups. Because of the seemingly unlimited configuration possibilities of beds, cabs, trim levels, powertrains, and option choices arriving at a specific price is best left to the Chevrolet configurator. Here’s what some of the most popular configurations are going forfor. The good news is that the 2020 Chevy Silverado HDs are less than the 2019 models.

Available on the Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country trims, the 2020 Silverado HD pricing hierarchy leads off with the $35,695 Silverado 2500 regular-cab long-bed. The Work Truck equipped with the new 401-hp 6.6-liter V-8 and an upgraded six-speed automatic transmission. Stepping up to the midlevel LT trim (the regular-cab, long-bed 2500 and 3500 trucks are only available in WT and LT trims) will add $2900 to the bottom line for a base MSRP of $39,595.

Moving right on up to the crew-cab, the short-bed 2500 with single rear wheels, is arguably one of the most popular configurations available, the base pricing sorts out as: the Work Truck for $39,895; the Custom for $42,395; the LT for $43,395; the LTZ for $52,095; and the High Country for $62,695. If you’re opting for a long bed it goes for an extra $200 across the board: the Work Truck will go for $40,095; the Custom for $42,595; the LT for $43,595, the LTZ for $52,295; and the High Country for $62,895.

Chevrolet has not revealed the premium for selecting the Duramax diesel engine and the 10-speed Allison transmission with the 2020 Silverado 2500HD, but it was a $9395 upcharge in the 2019 model year. Pricing for the big-dog one-ton Silverado 3500 follows a similar path. The regular-cab long-bed pickup in Work Truck trim with single rear wheels starts at $36,895; moving to the LT trim brings the MSRP to $40,795.

Jumping on to the crew-cab, the long-bed 3500 has dual rear wheels. The price for the Work Truck for $42,495; the LT for $45,995; the LTZ for $54,695; and the High Country for $65,295. Shoppers wanting to delve into the details on the Silverado HD for their specific needs are motivated to visit the Chevrolet website or the dealership. Keep in mind that the full configurator is not yet available online with all of its options.

All of the Silverado HDs come standard with a refurbished 6.0-liter pushrod V8 which delivers 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque contrasted to the 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque that was in the old one. The optional 6.6-liter diesel V8 has the same output as the 2018 Silverado HD which delivered 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity is also up for both the 2500 and 3500 models.

The Silverado 2500, maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity is now 18,600 pounds. That’s 500 more than last year. The 3500 will tow up to 35,500 pounds with a fifth wheel versus 23,100 for the old model.

The Silverado HD adopted the T1 platform and the styling of the smaller 2019 Silverado 1500. The trucks are to wear a variant of the bold face of the new Silverado half-ton while adopting its convenience improvements and various usability. There is a more aerodynamic cab, more efficient space and a stronger bed, which is significantly lighter in weight, and it also has improved CornerStep bumpers.

The 6.6L Duramax L5P diesel engine, introduced for the 2017 model year Silverado HD, will carry over. Also, a new gasoline engine is expected to replace the archaic 6.0L L96 V-8. The 2020 Silverado HD family is scheduled to launch in the 2019 calendar year as 2020 model year vehicles.

You can search the inventory of the Chevrolets at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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2020 Silverado HD To Cost Less Than Outgoing HD

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Since the Chicago Auto Show debut of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, customers have found a top-tier heavy-duty truck that exceeds their expectations. This new Silverado HD is remarkable in scope and ability, dominating the light-duty equivalents physically in every way. The most capable Silverado has arrived on the scene, and the pricing is lower than the outgoing Silverado HD. For anyone looking for a line-up of capable trucks, they can stop their search once they find out about the new 2020 Silverado HD line-up. Ready to get into all the news about them?

Ready To Buy a Silverado HD?

Buyers can purchase the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD at just $35,695 MSRP (plus destination fee). That figure is actually $300 beneath the 2019 Silverado HD. With the newer Silverado possessing better upgrades in the way of technology and more features, customers should feel great about Chevrolet working to place a figure on this new HD truck that is lower than expected. The base trim, what owners would get for the price above, is the 2500 Work Truck (WT) trim that comes with a regular cab and a long bed, everything some owners would require.

As far as the trims go, there are many options for customers to decide upon for their work needs. The Work Truck trim goes up to $39,895 MSRP (plus destination fee) for a crew cab with a standard bed. The next higher trims are listed as the Custom, LT and LTZ trims, ahead of the WT and the premium High Country trim. For those who never settle for anything, but the high-end trims, step into the luxurious and powerful 2020 Silverado 2500 HD High Country with a crew cab and a standard bed that costs $62,695 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Looking for the 3500 HD?

Drivers that are looking for the 3500, it is available in both single rear wheel and double rear wheel configurations. The Silverado HD 3500 begins at $36,895 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the Work Truck trim. Buyers that opt for the dually variant raises the price slightly to $38,095 MSRP and the high-end High Country dually trim for the 3500 HD starts at $65,295 MSRP (plus destination fee).  Something to keep in mind, crew-cab and long-bed configurations are the only possible options on the 3500. More than 90 percent of Chevy heavy-duty truck drivers use their vehicles only for towing, which they will be able to do in spades thanks to strong engines built for the new 2020 Silverado HD models.

“We will be the only company where every diesel dually will tow more than 30,000 pounds,” Jaclyn McQuaid, Cheif Engineer for GM.

Tell Me About the Powertrains

The base trims provide a 6.6-Liter Vortec gas direct-injected V8 engine that adds 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque; quite impressive for a base engine. Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, owners of any Silverado HD are going to have a big engine underneath their hood. Customers can select the optional 6.6-Liter Duramax Diesel V8, delivering an ultra-impressive 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. That powertrain is paired an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission and keep in mind, every diesel dually variants, has a maximum towing rating of more than 30,000 pounds, with the tow rating topping out at 35,500 pounds. The Silverado HD payload reaches as much 7,466 pounds!

So whatever the requirements are for driving, hauling, towing and making an impact on big jobs, the new 2020 Silverado HD trucks are special. And best of all, they won’t break the bank, costing less than expected. To check out all the latest Chevrolet products, there’s one place that will have them.

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Our professional team is excited to bring our customers the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 2500. Searching for a large selection to browse through? We offer the latest vehicles and a great selection of pre-owned vehicles. If you’re hoping for pricing options to allow you to buy what you wish, talk to our financing team for any buying or leasing needs. Questions about selling or trading in your current vehicle? We can help at Miami Lakes Automall today!

We welcome you to our business with open arms. Find us at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. See you soon!

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2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Will Offer Most Horsepower of All Half-ton Diesel Pickups

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

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Chevrolet is nearing the release of their new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel powertrain, expected to be a popular choice among Silverado 1500 customers. Priced exactly the same as the 6.2-liter V8 engine, this will be the very first inline-six turbo diesel ever offered in a Chevrolet half-ton truck. Known as the 3L Duramax, this engine offers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, producing 95 percent of peak torque at 1,250 rpm. Chevy states peak torque is kept from 1,500 rpm through 3,000 rpm. What does this powertrain offer that other brands can’t? Chevrolet has over 100 years of engineering and their newest powertrain showcases their expertise.

The 2020 Silverado Separates From the Crowd

The 2020 Silverado 1500’s 277 horsepower is the most offered by a diesel powertrain in the half-ton segment. This new Duramax engine is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission and has an exhaust braking feature that makes towing and hauling more relaxed than ever. Available for the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trim for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevy is moving forward for their modern diesel engine. General Motors, the parent company of Chevrolet, describes the engine a “clean-sheet design” due to its lightweight aluminum block and cylinder head, a variable geometry turbocharger, electronically variable intake manifold with traits that aid in cold weather performance and start-up. The 3.0L Duramax cylinder block is constructed with aluminum alloy that affords the power needed to maintain the high combustion forces that happen inside a diesel engine. The specifics that help the new engine run effectively are due to superior engineering by Chevrolet and GM.

A Powertrain Made to Remain Secure

How will Chevy ensure this engine is capable of doing everything promised? Chevrolet engineered a pickup that can meet the demands of a diesel powertrain by adding seven nodular iron main bearing caps to support and secure the block’s durability from high combustion. Chevrolet added a rotating assembly consisting of a forged steel crankshaft, connecting rods, and aluminum pistons. Silicon is combined with the aluminum for heat resistance and tolerance within the piston cylinders, which improves performance and helps reduce engine noise. The top of the piston is strengthened to add some strength to support the considerable cylinder pressures made by turbocharging and the engine’s large 15.0:1 compression ratio.

Additional Technology Highlights

The Duramax 3.0L engine provides drivers with class-leading horsepower with minimal effect on overall efficiency thanks to variable geometry turbocharging enables. The system uses closed-loop controlled vanes position and advanced electronic controls to automatically set boost pressure to the desired value based on engine running conditions and immediate power need. Active Thermal Management helps the engine heat up fast to reach and sustain its optimal engine temperature for performance and efficiency.

The Duramax 3.0L also features split cooling between the block and head. Advanced engineering from Chevrolet also applies to the Silverado’s stop/start technology. The system is capable of shutting off the engine at a stoplight and will restart instantly after the driver moves their foot off the brake. With so much offered for customers to enjoy, there’s very little an owner has to do to get the most out of the latest Silverado. The 2020 Chevy Silverado begins at $28,300 MSRP (plus destination fee) and we know where to find the latest Chevy pickups.

Drive Chevrolet With Our Help

The 2020 Silverado is not out in stores till late in 2019. Today, we offer the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the latest 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD are also at Miami Lakes Automall. Our friendly team is happy to help our customers drive the newest vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles. If you’re looking for pricing options to help you to buy or lease what you want, our financing team can help.

We welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve our customers that visit Miami Lakes Automall. Rush over today!

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Chevrolet Drops Another C8 Corvette Teaser

Chevrolet is continuing to reveal details of their new Corvette C8, in small increments. Thanks to its teaser campaign, for the all-new mid-engined Corvette. It’s been well over a couple of weeks since the automakers had released the first C8 teaser video when it was announced that the new Vette’s would be revealed date on July 18, 2019.

The footage was shot at night, and it shows a fully camouflaged C8 prototype resting in a parking lot on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Despite the car’s camouflage, we’re able to see a handful of new details, including the rear wheels’ dual brake calipers. The smaller of the two brake calipers is all-but-certain to serve as the car’s parking brake.

The larger caliber is sure to help bring the sports car to a stop. The video opens up with the Corvette “Godfather” Zora Arkus-Duntov saying “Let’s Go,” and then several shots are seen of past mid-engined prototypes and it’s also seen that various other vehicles for the test from Chevy’s past, interweave with notices of the C8 driving. Chevy has released a second C8 teaser video, and it’s a clear continuation from the first one.

So how is it a continuation? It goes back to the first video published, and you can see that something is “hidden” within those short cuts. It’s challenging to decipher everything that’s happening, but it’s clear that there are enough clues in it to provide some Easter Eggs to be discovered. It’d be interesting to see if Corvette enthusiasts will pick up on anything.

The video’s description is as follows: “The Next Generation Corvette teaser video has more than 60 years of mid-engine history and heritage hidden within its 07.18.19 length.” The video looks at the car’s side air intakes, which seem to have fake panels to conceal the original design. The cutout in the body’s side profile for the scoops is quite large, as you’d expect from a full-fledged supercar.

It appears that the test vehicle has the C8 production body, including the finished headlight and taillight designs and the available rear spoiler. The extensive camo does a great job at hiding any extra juicy bits from prying eyes. It’s anyone’s guess what exactly Chevy wants you to see, but all that means is that you’ll have to have your eyes open wider to not miss the details.

The 30-second video had a lot of Easter eggs not only on Corvette’s history but also on the mid-engined Corvette, which is not a new idea. Chevrolet has toyed with this idea since the beginning of the Corvette program, which was more than half a century ago. However, Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Corvette, couldn’t get a mid-engine Corvette approved for production.

The fact that Arkus-Duntov continues to be a major theme is no longer a mystery; for years he advocated a switch from a front- to a mid-engine design because of the latter’s superior engineering and weight balance. He envisioned the Corvette as a truly world-class sports car, and going mid-engine was essential. His dream is finally coming true.

It has an audio clip of Arkus-Duntov. The mid-engined C8 Corvette has more than 50 years of hard work under its belt. It’s the Corvette Arkus-Duntov wanted from the beginning, and Chevrolet is finally delivering.

Regardless, all questions will be answered in just over a month. At the end of April, Chevrolet dropped a teaser for the Corvette C8. Also teased was the mid-engined layout.

Chevrolet has experimented before with the idea of a mid-engined Corvette and a lot of the ideas were crammed into the teaser. Chevy has released a video which goes slower to view all of the hidden references from the original Corvette video, a lot were difficult to distinguish because of the teaser’s quick cuts. The breakdown video opens with a camouflaged C8 Corvette before breaking down the transition between the C1 and C8 Corvette logos.

Here’s to hoping it’s everything Zora could have wanted or imagined. Chevy and the Corvette nameplate have a lot riding on the new mid-engined layout. It’s also unsure why Chevy chose the date 07.08.19 for the reveal.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvettes at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Don’t Fear Vehicle Service and Maintenance

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Every vehicle owner dreads having to service their vehicle, but why? At Miami Lakes Automall we are happy to help our customers out with servicing. Many people are nervous or cautious to have their vehicle looked at, but many issues will never become an issue with proper servicing and care. Our trusted service team has the skills and talent to handle almost any repair job if there is a problem, but having proper care beforehand will save customers more money and headaches. Want to know some tips and proper techniques we recommend to extend the life of any vehicle?

The Most Important Part of Any Vehicle

According to CarCare.org, a quarter of vehicles on the roads today have low or dirty engine oil. Think of the engine as the most important part of a vehicle. Why is that? Because the engine IS the single most important part of any vehicle. The engine is responsible for making the vehicle move and relies on many parts and fluids to keep it running properly. We know the struggles of dealing with poor engine quality as we handle vehicles that have engines long overdue for oil changes, maintenance, and the occasional engine failure. What else should owners look out for?

Fluids, Fluids, Fluids

Every vehicle needs a touch of different fluids to keep it running and working properly. If servicing has been neglecting, there is a chance that brake fluid is low or contaminated. Coolant fluid and anti-freeze are what helps keep an engine cool. (It’s in the name). Coolant has anti-corrosive properties to help protect the engine and metallic surfaces of the engine. Consider this something that is very important and every 100,000 miles or so, a vehicle should have a coolant flush. Flushes are recommended as over time the vehicle starts to back up with dirt and if the vehicle doesn’t have this fluid drained, the vehicle could overheat at some point. Washer fluid is also needed to help keep the windshield clean and looking clear and visible.

Problematic Parts to Always Keep An Eye On

There are some parts that seem to need to be replaced more often than others. Often times, these are the parts working the hardest for any vehicle. Among those are the timing belt, tires, rotors, brakes, and brake pads. We can handle taking care of a vehicle’s maintenance by checking on all of these and recommend when they should be replaced. Tires need to be checked for their air about every three months or so. Sometimes a little bit of air is all that is needed to maintain proper gas mileage figures, as tires that are too low will yield worse results. The vehicle’s exhaust, engine air filter, and hoses are also parts we check and recommend looking at every three months or so.

Essential Parts of Every Vehicle

Nearly every auto part mentioned above is important for a driver to have working well. A vehicle will not be running smoothly if those are not taken care of. Other items with a vehicle can go a little longer between being replaced, such as a vehicle battery. Car batteries are made to last a couple to several years depending on usage. Wiper blades are another important item, but they should last for a long time as well. Automatic transmission fluid and headlights are rarely changed out but require a look every nine months or so. Think it’s been a while since the last trip to an automotive shop? We are more than capable to handle any of these jobs at Miami Lakes Automall.

Where To Go For Your Auto Repairs

Let Miami Lakes Automall be your complete guide if you’re in need of maintenance or repairs to your current vehicle. We’ll happily help you out, even if you didn’t buy with us. Our professional service team is more than capable to restore your vehicle and help to keep it running smoothly.

If you’re interested in a new vehicle, we have plenty of new vehicles ready to show off. Come test-drive with our sales team any of our high-quality pre-owned vehicles as well to find the right vehicle for your budget. We hope to see you soon!

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The 2020 C8 Corvette Is Rumored To Get A Computer Upgrade

MuscleCarsandTrucks.com is claiming that the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette may be “un-tunable.” Meaning, you can’t modify the car’s engine computer to get more power out of it without potentially “updating” the vehicle. Or at the very least sending the electronics where they reduce engine power to a sort of safety mode.

According to the site’s sources, the C8’s engine computer will be capable of detecting the power-swelling code, fun-loving, and defaulting to some “recovery mode,” in MuscleCarsandTrucks’ own words. It could be accurate, but there are hints in that publication’s wording that suggests they’re making a mountain from a molehill. For sure, the C8 likely has some computer encryption—as most cars do—that when faced with incomplete or incompatible software will default to a failsafe mode. MuscleCarsandTrucks.com says the C8 will do this when “a programming event fails.”

That doesn’t suggest that the C8 is inaccessible to aftermarket tuning efforts—only that the C8 is like any other modern vehicle. What might be at play here is MuscleCarsandTrucks.com’s sources where they were answering questions regarding GM’s new Global B electrical architecture, which is said to be guarded against hacking. Yes, ECUs are so equipped will brick themselves if malicious code is introduced into theirs—but that’s separate from tuning efforts.

What MuscleCarsandTrucks.com is describing will not be a big concern for any C8 buyer or the tuners who like to handle code in the pursuit of power. Even today’s C7 Corvette possesses layers of security similar to what’s described here, and it is hardly “un-tunable.” Properly fleshed-out tuning software, although it’ll likely void the C8 Corvette’s warranty, it’s probably not an impossibility.

There’s a new teaser video for the C8. The video shows clips of fighter jets flying, rockets taking off, and mid-engined Chevy concepts of the past scattered with footage of the C8 racing around what looks a lot like the Nürburgring. The timer ends on 07.18.19, which is the release date for the C8.

General Motors is revealing that the Corvette will reach another generation and has confirmed that the car, the bona fide 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. There’s a rumor that it will make its debut on July 18th. There’s been plenty of information on the upcoming C8 for the past five years, and Chevrolet is finally ready to talk about it.

While spy photos showing the C8’s vastly different proportions and low-slung silhouette have circulated on the internet for years now, what is out there are the first real photos of the car that Chevrolet has supplied—and it’s also the first time the company has even acknowledged the existence of what might be the auto industry’s secret. GM CEO Mary Barra is announcing the Siller Foundation charity gala in New York, and she drove in style in none other than in the Corvette itself, driven by Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter. While Chevrolet is keeping quiet on any specifications for the next few months, there is plenty to know about the C8’s powertrains, and there have even been glimpses of its interior.

The Stingray is this first Corvette C8 model we will see in July, which will kick off the lineup. The upgraded version of the current car’s pushrod, which is the 6.2-liter V-8, will be used and it will most likely be updated to produce anywhere around 500 horsepower; the engine will also be renamed to LT2 which will reflect the new location in the car. There is a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox which is supplied from Tremec, and it’s slated to be the only transmission choice.

Multiple high-performance alternatives are set to follow in quick succession, which are the Z06, ZR1, and a range-topping hybrid that could use the Zora name. The Z06 could have a DOHC 5.5-liter V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, while the ZR1 could add twin turbochargers to that engine. The Zora will get the twin-turbo V-8 and an electric motor in the front axle to cement its place as the most potent Corvette, with a combined power rating that could approach 1000 horsepower.

Chevrolet will hold on pricing for the 2020 Corvette. Expect the new Corvette to cost around $62,000 to start, an increase of around $5000 compared with the C7 Stingray’s starting price of $56,995. There’s no official on-sale date yet, but given that Chevrolet is already rolling out a “Next-Generation Corvette” page on its consumer website, we feel certain that the order books will open by the end of 2019 at the latest.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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6.2-Liter Engine Silverado To Be Included On More Trims

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Chevrolet has decided to be creative with ways to provide their L87 6.2-Liter V8 engine in the hands of more drivers. How could they do that? General Motors (the parent company of Chevrolet) worked on adding the strong powertrain with more Silverado trims. Now customers can experience the massive Chevy V8 powertrain and its remarkable 435 horsepower with three more trim options. Considering a new pickup? We loved the latest Chevrolet Silverado, which was redesigned as the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500. The upcoming 2020 Silverado 1500 is going to surpass this pickup in more ways than one giving customers more options than before.

Changes to the Silverado

Chevrolet made their all-new Silverado 1500 lighter, yet stronger with the 2019 version. Reports have come out that the towing technology will be improved and more powertrain availability is expected. More than half of the trims for the 2020 Silverado 1500 will have access to the available 6.2-Liter V8 engine with its 10-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado will offer three body styles and eight trim levels to choose from, as there is a perfect fit for all customers to drive. The Work Truck is the base trim that is the only single-cab configuration. The Custom is the next higher trim that adds 20-inch aluminum wheels and LED taillights. Custom Trail Boss trim adds a two-inch suspension lift and the available Z71 package that can be added to higher-end Silverado trims is standard. The package adds Rancho shocks, skid plates, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, and a locking rear differential to safely handle going on roads less traveled. This is one of the trims, along with the LT Trail Boss that can opt for the monstrous 6.2-Liter V8 engine.

Opt for the LT trim, which adds an 8.0-inch touchscreen and available leather seats for a more traditional pickup look. The RST, like the LT, gain access to the 310 horsepower turbocharged inline-four powertrain. This is the first ever turbocharged four-cylinder engine in a full-size pickup and only the LT and RST have the option. The RST can also add the 6.2-Liter V8 engine should a driver want. The strength of the RST was improved as its towing capacity reaches 13,400 pounds with the new powertrain option, thanks to its 435 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque.

Higher End Trims of the Silverado

The most flexible trim might be the LT Trail Boss because of the Off-Road prowess and its standard 5.3-Liter V8 engine paired to an eight-speed transmission. Looking for the luxurious Silverado option? The LTZ is decked out in chrome from the grille to the door handles, wheels and mirrors. The LTZ supplies the 5.8-Liter powertrain and the 6.2-Liter V8 and the turbo-diesel straight-six engine as available choices. The head of the class for all trims is the High Country, which adds bronze accents throughout and integrated dual exhaust tips, fine leather seating, and available 22-inch wheels. Chrome highlights mix in with the bronze to provide a sleek look on the gorgeous High Country trim.

Under the Hood Is Where the Gold Is

Chevrolet is expected to offer their 469 lb-ft of torque V8 powertrain with optional Performance Upgrade Package that will also include a cat-back exhaust and a different air intake for customers. The 3.0-Liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine arrives for the first time with the 2020 Silverado, offered on the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trims. Owners opting for the diesel engine gain 277 horsepower with a powerful 460 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet introduced the 2.7-Liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engineered specifically for pickup driving. All of these upgrades only add more reasons why customers should consider the latest Silverado. The Silverado 1500 has always had so much to offer drivers, but we hope to have our customers come in for a test-drive to find out firsthand.

Miami Lakes Automall Is Ready To Help Our Customers

At Miami Lakes Automall, we help customers every day with automotive sales and repairs. A one-stop automotive shop as we are happy to help out. If you’re hoping to buy, sell, trade-in or lease, let us help you make the best choice. Our professional sales team can provide insight into the best solution for each customer. We sell more Chevrolet vehicles than any other brand, including the new Silverado pickups! If a customer is looking for something already owner tested, we carry over 400 pre-owned vehicles that are ready for a test-drive.

The summer has already snuck up on us, which means servicing should be a priority during the hottest months of the year. Don’t forget to get some vehicle maintenance with the help from our trusted service team. Reserve an online service appointment with us, even if you haven’t made a purchase with us. We’ll be happy to help you out at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Chevrolet Announces the Return of the Trailblazer

The Chevy Blazer may have just been rebooted for the 2019 model year, but Chevrolet is already thinking ahead and has announced the return of the Trailblazer to its lineup for the 2021 model year. Just like the Blazer, the TrailBlazer will make its return as a crossover as Chevrolet is keen to cater to the current automotive market’s demands. Chevrolet stated that the small CUV will occupy the lineup space between the Trax and the Equinox once it hits showrooms in early 2020. Experts expect the Trailblazer to be similar in size to the Nissan Rogue Sport, while the new Blazer will remain a five-passenger CUV slotted above the Equinox.

Back in the day, the Trailblazer used to be a body-on-frame 4×4 SUV and was originally just a trim level of the Blazer until it spun off as its own model. Although the Trailblazer was discontinued more than a decade ago, Chevrolet still offers a Colorado platform-based SUV with the same namesake in foreign markets. Chevy hasn’t provided any technical specifications as of yet, including the kind of drivetrain the Trailblazer is destined to have.

Here’s what we do know so far: the Trailblazer will come standard with advanced safety features such as lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. There will also be a sporty RS trim available that’ll include unique styling and a two-tone paint job. Chevrolet did not disclose if the RS trim will also feature any performance upgrades, but it’s unlikely that it’ll only sport the RS badge without some performance perks.

Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, said “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization. Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

Since the Trailblazer is expected to slot between the Equinox and the Trax, experts believe that it’ll likely offer buyers a choice between Chevy’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the 2.0-liter turbo-four. Both engines are likely candidates for the new Trailblazer that’s sure to be offered with both a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive option. Others believe that at the very least the base trim of the upcoming Trailblazer could be powered by the same engine that’s under the hood of the Trax – a 1.4-liter turbo four-pot. The company’s nine-speed automatic transmission is expected to be used as well.

Chevrolet will announce pricing and full information closer to the Trailblazer’s on-sale date. Expect the Trailblazer to arrive in dealers early 2020 for the 2021 model year. Follow Miami Lakes Chevy on social media to stay up to date on the latest Chevy news.

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10 Things to Like From the Chevrolet Blazer

2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer revives a name from the past and applies it to a modern crossover of the present. The new Blazer isn’t the rugged, go-anywhere model some off-road fans hoped it would be. What the resurrected Blazer does is go from a practical, family-friendly sports sedan to an equally capable, sporty SUV.

The Blazer appeals to SUV shoppers who value performance and technology over an all-terrain prowess. Available with a four-cylinder or optional V-6 engine, the acceleration is rapid with either engine. The ride and handling are more than a match for rivals of the like such as Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Passport, and Nissan Murano.

Things To Like

  1. It’s the Camaro of Crossovers

You don’t have to be a muscle car fan to see that the Blazer has similarities with the Chevrolet Camaro and it got transplanted to a mid-size two-row SUV. The Blazer is undeniably brash and bold; it even has a more hostile exterior style. “An RS trim in bright red is without a doubt the sportiest looking crossover SUV in the class,” says Bragman. “While other competitors go for the rugged off-roader look, the Blazer makes no apologies about being an on-road warrior.”

  1. Performance and Power

The Blazer has the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivers 193 horsepower and 188 pounds-feet of torque. Despite not being available with all-wheel drive, the light weight of the four-cylinder model gives the Blazer “a nimble feel.” The 3.6-liter V-6 is optional and, like the four-cylinder, it comes paired with a nine-speed automatic.

The other engine available, the V-6, delivers a total of 308 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque. The generator supplies a “muted growl” and an “extra grunt.” Not to mention it also adds towing capacity and the option to add an all-wheel drive.

  1. Dashboard Design

If you think the exterior looks familiar, it resembles the Camaro, it does. The dashboard of the Blazer looks precisely like Chevy’s sports coupe. “The dash design is appealingly sporty from the placement of the multimedia screen to the round vent rings that also control temperature settings,” Bragman says.

  1. Upgraded AWD

When choosing the V-6 engine, you also have the choice of two all-wheel-drive systems. The version that is an option is the dual-clutch AWD system which can transfer power between the front and rear wheels and side to side. These can be added to the Premier and RS trims.

  1. Ride Control and Comfort

Chevy engineers deserve all of the credit for hitting a sweet spot when it comes to the riding and handling. “The steering has weight to it and body control is excellent,” Bragman says. The V-6 vehicles are about 400 pounds heavier than the four-cylinder FWD Blazer, it adds to this SUV’s solid feel and plants stance.

  1. Sport-Tuned Handling

Desire sharper steering in your SUV? The Blazer RS comes with a quicker steering ratio which provides more immediate responses. Bragman states the difference when it comes to the way it feels between the two steering systems is “barely noticeable.” Although the sporting character of the RS is still entertaining and impressive.

  1. Flashy RS Trim

Maybe the RS trim won’t attract all of the admirers’ attention. Credit this SUV’s look-at-me exterior, which includes unique trim and wheels that range up to 21 inches in diameter. It looks like a Camaro on stilts — and we mean that as a compliment.

  1. Interior Room

The front seats have enough room, and the rear seats can slide front and back for free extra legroom. It can also provide a little more cargo space if needed. Technically, there is room for five on the Blazer, but Bragman says three in the backseat “might be a pinch.”

  1. Cabin Tech

Chevy has good track records for offering easy-to-use infotainment systems, and the Blazer is no exception. Features also included are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is also standard. Its add-ons include a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging for smartphones, and a powerful Bose audio system.

  1. Towing Capacity

When it’s adequately equipped, the Blazer gives the towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. That’s not class-leading, but it places this Chevy right in the competition.

You can search the inventory of Blazers at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Leads the Way In Safety Features For Teens

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Chevrolet is taking a strong stance on a group notorious for poor driving habits, bad judgment and a lack of experience: teenage drivers. Among the biggest reasons teen drivers are a threat on the road to themselves and others isn’t speeding as much as it is driving without a seatbelt. Chevrolet has stepped in with a new way to curb this problem. In fact, they have found the perfect solution that won’t just curve this problem, but enhance safety features in a way never before done by the brand. Other automotive companies should take notice, as Chevrolet introduces a feature that will not allow drivers to move unless their seatbelt is clicked-in.

More on Chevrolet’s Latest Safety Measure

Chevrolet’s latest program that has launched is known as “Buckle To Drive”, which is accurately named. This is going to be a standard feature for the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, Colorado and Malibu vehicles. The way it works is basically, teen drivers will have to adhere to the rule set up by the owner of the vehicle. Parents can easily set up the key fob to a “teen driver” setting that will ensure the only way the vehicle can move from park is by having the seatbelt clicked in. Even better, all the fun options that come with driving, like the sound system and radio will not work unless the seatbelt is fastened in.

Improving On a Good Idea

Chevrolet has had multiple programs and features in previous years that have aimed at making drivers safer on the road. In 2016, Chevy launched a new program called Teen Driver with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu that would monitor a driver’s behavior and rewarded the driver with incentives. The program included a feature that would silence the radio as well as automatically set off all safety measures including Traction Control, Forward Collision Braking, Stability Control, and Front Pedestrian Braking. This great system was set up using a configurable PIN code and parents could even set how high the volume would be allowed to go with a limit. The best feature? Alerts could be set off if the teen driver hit a certain speed limit. The speed range could be set as low as 40 mph. The over-speed warning system would set off a ping that would go to the owner and registers the infraction. That program was found to help drivers put on their seatbelt at a 17 percent more effective rate than without it, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Chevrolet Is Committed to Improving Standard Safety Features

We commend Chevrolet for raising the stakes even further with this new program that will effectively ensure drivers, no matter what age, can be forced into using their seatbelt. Raising the level of safety will go a long way to ensuring better safety on the road, something we can all appreciate. The newest Chevy vehicles coming out in the next decade will continue to impress and provide amazing results.

“We have been researching this system for quite some time. So, we found this feature that works, and a group of people who could really benefit from it,” said Tricia Morrow, a safety strategy engineer at Chevrolet’s parent company General Motors.

See For Yourself the Latest Chevrolet Line-up

Found out more ways Chevrolet is leading the way with innovative features when you come for a test-drive at Miami Lakes Automall. We make it easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can help out with any buying or leasing needs.  Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before. We look forward to supporting you today. See you soon!

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The History of the Chevy Blazer

With the third-generation Chevrolet Blazer making its return as a mid-size crossover for the 2019 model year, it fits between the compact Chevy Equinox compact and the full-size Chevy Traverse. The 2019 Blazer breaks from tradition by becoming the first Blazer to adopt a unibody vehicle construction – the GM C1 platform. By comparison, all of the other Blazer models used body-on-frame underpinnings.   

In 1966, Ford introduced the Bronco, which was a cool 4-wheel-drive utility vehicle that has a removable hardtop and it’s passionate for off-road adventures. Jeep already had the CJ-5, and International Harvester had its Scout.

Not wanting to be left out, GM responded three years later with the Chevrolet Blazer. In 1969, built from the Chevy C/K pickup platform, the Blazer was larger than the Bronco, even though it shared the same removable hardtop and solid front- and rear-axle design. GMC also had another version of the Blazer named the Jimmy.  

BLAZING A NEW TRAIL

During its first year, the K5 Blazer was only offered in a 4-wheel drive. The standard engine was a 250 cubic-inch (4.1 -liter) inline 6-cylinder rated at 155 horsepower. GM wanted the Blazer to be more adaptable than its competition, so it offered the SUV with a number of clever options, which included 1-, 2- or 5-passenger seating, a lockable rear liftgate with telescoping supporters, power assists for steering and brakes, and a choice of engines that included two V8s: a 305 cu-in (5.0-liter) rated at 200 hp, and a 350 cu-in (5.7-liter) which produced 255 hp.  

The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual, and it had a 4-speed Synchromesh and a 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic optional. Two transfer cases were offered, but only the Dana 20, was provided with the manual transmission. It rode on a 104-inch wheelbase and with 8 inches of ground clearance, the Blazer proved remarkably stable, with plenty of room and off-road-capable and during its first year, Chevrolet sold 4,935 Blazers.

In 1970, the 2-wheel-drive model was introduced as well as a new 292 cu-in (4.7-liter) inline-six. The 2-wheel-drive Blazer employed an independent front suspension, as opposed to the 4WD’s solid front axle. Sales more than doubled for 1970, which send Ford, Jeep, and Dodge scrambling to come up with more significant, more powerful challengers to the Blazer.

A BRASHER, BIGGER BLAZER

A few years later, Chevrolet revamped its entire truck line, which included the full-size Blazer and Suburban. The Blazer’s body became more muscular, with a modernized interior and a new dash, new seats and upscale features such as the tilt wheel. The engine lineup remained the same, with only 292 cu-in. engine dropped from the line.    

The most notable change, at least one of them, was the Blazer’s back end, where the folding rear tailgate was now including a retractable glass window. This design made loading more manageable, but it proved a bit difficult, as the heavy glass caused recurring abnormal gear wear and power motor failures. The removable full fiberglass top returned as well remaining until 1976 when it modified to expose only the rear seats and cargo area.

The new design protected front passengers from danger with a fixed metal roof that also added rigidity to the Blazer’s body. Another addition to the line was the rare Chalet model that converted the Blazer into a mini camper complete with stove, table, sink, sleeping quarters for two adults and refrigerator. The Blazer would carry on through 1979, adding more luxury features as well, such as power locks, rally wheels, cruise control, and upgraded stereo options, as well as more stylish fabrics and interior colors.

When the 1980s rolled around, it saw a new face for the Blazer, with a larger egg-crate grille and rectangular headlights. The new upscale Silverado trim premiered, which brought brushed stainless-steel dash trim, a center console, color-keyed carpeting, chrome grille with stacked rectangular headlights and a custom steering wheel. By 1981, toughening emissions standards forced manufacturers to change engine timing and compression.  

As a result, the horsepower dropped noticeably. Throughout the rest of the 80s, the Blazer continued to add upgrades and options. Including a 400 cu-in (6.6 liters) gasoline V8 and a 376 cu-in (6.2-liter) turbodiesel option.

THE “BABY BLAZER” IS BORN

Chevrolet saw a need for a smaller, less expensive and more fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle and it used its compact S-10 Blazer. It shared nothing in common with its big brother, except for the name. It was powered by a 4-cylinder engine, had a solid roof and couldn’t tow nearly as much weight.

The optional V6 engine and 2.2-liter diesel weren’t much of a help when it came to the horsepower, but it did improve towing. Nevertheless, the S-10 Blazer did well in the market, taking on the likes of the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Bronco II, and Toyota 4Runner. A 4-door version was introduced in 1991, further expanding the model’s appeal.  

A SHORT-LIVED SUCCESSOR

With the C/K redesign came the short-lived third-generation full-size Blazer. The third-generation full-size Blazer is a reduced 2-door Chevy Suburban, it lost most of the cool factor that had made it so unique, which was mainly the removable hardtop and colorful seat fabrics. What it did gain was a more modern interior, antilock brakes, a standard 5.7-liter V8, better towing ability and room for six passengers.

The new Blazer had a much-improved ride, the most extensive fixed side glass panel to ever grace an SUV, a quieter and more luxurious interior a well. In 1994, Chevrolet offered a 6.5-liter diesel engine for what would be the last year for the 2-door Blazer. A year later, the Tahoe replaced the full-size Blazer and was provided only in 4-door form; the Blazer name, however, carried on in the smaller S-10 version, which carried on until 2005.  

A BLAZER FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY FAMILY

With the demise of the sedans and SUVs continuing their expedition to be in every driveway in America, Chevrolet has been fit to revive the Blazer name, this time attaching it to a sleek, modern CUV. The 2019 Blazer won’t be a rugged competitor to the Jeep Wrangler and upcoming Ford Bronco. It will be a 5-passenger crossover based on the GMC Terrain platform instead.  

Looking like a hopped-up 4-door Camaro, the new Blazer will have the choice of a 193-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6. The Blazer will offer front- or -all-wheel drive and it will come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission and a 4,500-lb tow rating. The new Blazer will offer a panoramic sunroof, a standard 8-in MyLink infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE Wi-Fi plus Qi wireless smartphone charging and more.

You can search the inventory of Chevy Blazers at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Blazer Returns!

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When someone goes to buy a new vehicle, they hope to drive away in something sharp and distinctive. For those that are looking for a crossover SUV that will get a reaction, the return of the Chevrolet Blazer is ideal for drivers to make an impression. Not seen since 2008, the Chevy Blazer, this new Blazer does not quite resemble the prior Blazer. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the fourth SUV in the Chevy line-up, including the modest-sized Chevy Trax, Chevy Equinox, slightly smaller than the Blazer, and the largest entry, is the bold Chevrolet Traverse. So, among the latest Chevrolet line-up, what helps the Blazer stand out?

“The Blazer has attitude,” says John Cafaro, executive director of global Chevrolet design.

Attitude With a Capital A

Thanks to a potent 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Blazer reminds drivers every day what a crossover SUV is capable of. Should that 193 horsepower, 188 lb-ft of torque engine not satisfy, owners can opt for the larger 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar. The V6 is included in the Premier trim boasting 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine is the standard powertrain with the RS and Premier trim and is available as an option for the Base and L trim. Owners gain a combined 29 mpg, which helps make the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer a good choice for owners who are wary of fuel economy.

Other Perks of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

With the all-new 2019 Blazer, gain the latest MyLink system with an infotainment system. This system comprises of an 8-inch touchscreen, high-quality Bose audio with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is an option with up to six USB ports for guests to use. Gain advanced safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and rear camera mirror to help guide drivers. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer contains front and all-wheel-drive versions. This is a strong vehicle that carries a maximum towing rating of 4,500-pounds with the V6 engine. Drivers will love the sleek look and power. The Chevrolet Camaro helped create what Chevrolet presented in this all-new creation of the Blazer. Best of all, it isn’t that expensive!

Pricing For the Blazer

Want to add a little more of a sleek look? Opt for the “Hit The Road” package to provide crossbars for the roof rack and black assist steps, as well as gain important safety items like emergency braking, forward collision alert and lane-keep-assist for just an additional $1,050. Also available is a Rear seat infotainment system with a DVD player that cost$1,995. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer will only cost drivers $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Come In For A Test-Drive Today!

If an all-new crossover SUV is what you are looking for, we know you’ll enjoy a test-drive with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Miami Lakes Automall provides customers with the newest Chevrolet vehicles and we carry a large quality pre-owned variety that is ready to go.

Stop by even if you didn’t buy from us if you need to repair your current vehicle. With a simple online service appointment we can get started. Find us at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week. Visit Miami Lakes Automall now for all things automotive!

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Everything You Need To Know About the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro

This year the current-generation (which debuted back in 2016) of the Camaro is bringing a new V-8 trim, which is a needed trim for the SS models, and beyond. Chevrolet has made regular updates to the pony car every single year since. The 2020 model is no different, as it gets a new transmission option for the V-6 and its design is getting an update to make up for the controversial styling changes from last year.  

The V-8 trim is less expensive than in previous years. The new Camaro LT1 strikes a balance between the 1LT and the higher SS trim available. Coming in $3,000 lower than the 2019 Camaro 1SS it is the most affordable Camaro with the 455-hp 6.2-liter V-8.

The SS model has a big engine (6.2-liter V-8) and a vented hood, but the exterior styling is otherwise nearly identical to the LT. The one exception is its 20-inch wheels as they are styled like those on the SS, but aren’t staggered in width and are wrapped in all-season tires instead of the SS’s summer performance rubber. The trim comes available for both coupe and convertible models, and it offers either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic.

The 10-speed automatic is available on the V-6. It was previously limited to available V-8 models, but now Chevy is going farther by making the gearbox an option on models with the 3.6-liter six-cylinder. More options for those who want more out of their vehicle.

The Camaro SS embraces a new front-end look which is based on the Camaro Shock concept that debuted last fall at SEMA. As for the bowtie, Chevrolet decided to move it from the front crossbar to the upper part of the grille. In standard SS appearance, the package isn’t wrapped up quite so tightly as it would be with the Camaro’s optional 1LE track package.

The change was expected after GM previewed them with the Camaro SS Shock design study at last year’s SEMA in Las Vegas. Automakers hinted at the time that the concept vehicle previewed upcoming design changes, it wasn’t clear at the time how quickly they were going to get in the market. “Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Chevy’s director of passenger car marketing, Steve Majoros. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shocks’ stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.”  

The front crossbar also comes in other colors instead of black, which reduces the visual weight of the front end. The change comes just a year after Chevrolet restyled the Camaro for 2019. The Mustang also comes in Green so couldn’t the Camaro?

Chevrolet now offers a Rally Green exterior color for 2020. The new addition to the color palette as an option of the same name that was available on the first-gen ‘Maro. The Recaro performance seats and the rear spoiler are more widely available.

Rear Spoiler is now available on the LS, and LT trims when previously it was only available on the RS package. Recaro performance seats were once available only on the 1LE. Now you can find red seatbelts and pedal caps available on every model.

The new dark-tinted taillamps and caliper colors add a visual sizzle to the vehicle. The LT and LS are now available with tinted taillamp lenses, and you can now choose from a variety of colors. A Camaro fender badge and a black bowtie badge can also be ordered on the LT, as well.

The 3LT models come standard with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine now, which puts out 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and the package included are is also the Convenience and Lighting package. Both were previously options. Other appearances, like alloy pedals, are available on all models, while black bowtie badges and Camaro fender badges are available on LT models.

ABOUT CHEVROLET CAMARO:

Currently, the Camaro is Chevrolet’s most affordable sports car, slotting below the Chevrolet Corvette. The current version available was introduced for the 2016 model year, and it symbolizes the sixth generation of the Camaro nameplate. The model takes a ride on the GM Alpha platform which was shared between the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS, though the majority of the architecture underpinning the Camaro are unique to it.

You can search the inventory of Camaro’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Special Pricing Offers From Chevy During the Month of May

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Good news has come for Chevrolet fans that have wanted to upgrade their current Chevy but have held out for a great deal. Now would be the perfect time to step into a new ride as Chevrolet has announced deals for their all-new mid-size crossover 2019 Chevrolet Blazer as well as on a new 2018 Chevy Volt. Both vehicles are valued for their nitch in competitive segments and offer amazing value, more so than ever.

Step Into the Blazer

For those that want a vehicle that carries style and power, few vehicles match the all-new Blazer. Reintroduced after twenty years on the shelves. Originally a two-door SUV that saw a production run from 1969 till 1999. The current carnation of the Blazer can be found with three available trims: Blazer, RS, and Premier. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer offers two powertrain options. A 2.5-Liter engine that gives drivers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The larger engine is stronger at 305 horsepower, a 3.6-Liter V6 engine that provides a solid 269 lb-ft of torque, both are paired with a 9-speed transmission. Gain a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds in either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive options.

More on the All-New Blazer + Deal

The Blazer is fitted between the smaller Equinox and full-sized crossover Traverse models. The Chevrolet Blazer wasn’t running at full production until now, to celebrate Chevrolet is offering up an incredible $2,000 cash allowance towards nearly all Blazer vehicles. This offer is available currently only for Blazer vehicles in the United States. This might inspire a customer to add attractive packages like the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package that provides features like heated driver and front passenger seats, remote start and modern safety features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alerts. Any mom would love a brand-new SUV and saving money is always a positive.

More Offers By Chevrolet

Not to be outdone, the Chevrolet Volt also has some deals currently going on. The 2018 Chevrolet Volt has finished its production, but that doesn’t mean it’s done offering great savings. Chevrolet announced an 18% off MSRP for 2018 Volt vehicles. This offer to save will only run through May, 31st, 2019 so this is the perfect time to upgrade or get a mother the best gift ever!

Costumers can choose as follows: $3,000 customer cash or a financing offer of up to $1,000 APR cash + zero interest APR for 72 months (with the exception of the base model). The 2018 Chevy Volt provides drivers with an incredible combined EPA gas mileage rating of 42 mpg. Should a customer want to opt for the latest Volt, the 2019 Chevy Volt begins at $33,520 MSRP (plus destination fee).

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New Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Set To Debut in Car Event in California

It’s only a few months ahead, three months to be exact, July 18, 2019, GM will confirm the new 2020 Corvette this summer. That’s when the covers for the long-awaited mid-engined C8 Corvette will finally be revealed. Now there’s a word from midenginecorvetteforum.com that the location for the big event will be in Southern California, specifically in Orange County.

Chevrolet has confirmed that yes, SoCal is the location where it will all be revealed. This comes with Chevrolet’s new teaser that, among other things, goes through Corvette’s history. You can see the C7.R racing ‘Vettes, the 1963 Corvette GS-II experiment racer, and the previous mid-engine concepts including the Corvette Indy.

The last thing that’s been said about the vehicle was the possibility that the Corvette C8’s release may have a delay of six months due to a problem with its high-tech 48-volt electrical system, which made it miss its scheduled Detroit auto show debut. But then GM Authority reports it might not even debut at any auto show at all. The C8 is said to be debuted at a standalone event in the middle of the summer, and not at one of the many auto shows such as the New York auto show.    

But not to worry this isn’t the first time that Chevrolet has forgone the traditional auto show reveal in favor of a more marque-focused event: Chevrolet decided to bring the newest Camaro ZL1 to Dubai and revealed it there. Bob Lutz, former GM executive, said in an interview that the new Corvette would cost almost about $5,000 more than the C7 when it’s compared trim to trim. It’s good news for the fans of the working man’s sports car.  

What do we know about the new supercar? Officially, there’s only the reveal date and location available but the rumors out there suggest the first model on sale will be the Stingray packing the familiar 6.2-liter V8 used in the current front-engined model. The transmission rumored is said to be a new dual-clutch gearbox, though the very clear-sounding manual shifts in the recent teaser video leave the door open for a three-pedal arrangement.   

There are no names available yet, but perhaps it will be called the LT2, with about 500 horsepower. As for the additional variants and powertrains will come afterward. Another name that could be a possibility is the “Zora” in a nod to the Corvette’s godfather and famed chief engineer in the 20th century.

Eventually, Chevrolet might introduce a higher horsepower option, with the ultimate “Vette possibly being a 1,000-hp hybrid model that reportedly was so powerful that it twisted the frames of prototypes. What is the other option? A mid-range twin-turbo mill based on the 4.2-liter Cadillac Blackwing V8, which likely will produce somewhere in the 600-hp range.   

As to why did GM and Chevrolet choose California, it’s not explicitly clear. But with the popularity of Orange County and its affluent area with plenty of high-end supercars parked in garages and driveways. However, Chevrolet wants to take the fight directly into enemy territory with the C8 Corvette’s debut.   

Only educated guesses have been formed, and aside from the California decision, there’s been none other. If the weather is beautiful, it could allow the Corvette team to reveal the sports car outdoors. And judging by the shebang that GM did for the sixth-generation Camaro reveal, the C8 Corvette’s debut should be a sight to see.  

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?:

For starters, it looks terrific as a convertible. The photos and videos that have been out so far only show the upcoming mid-engined Corvette which has a hardtop coupe. However, the Midengine Corvette Forum member Chazcron is thinking about the future by creating a video rendering of how a convertible version of the new ‘Vette would look, which includes how the way the folding roof might work.

Putting the top down means that there has to be someplace to store it. The Chazcron completely overhauls the mid-engine Corvette’s rear deck into a flatter, yet still attractively sculpted panel. The section behind the seats tilt upward, and the roof slots are vertically into that space.   

Even with the top out of the way, the mid-engined Corvette still looks excellent. Chazcron adds nacelles behind the seats that provide rollover protection and style. The only thing possibly missing is a wind deflector between the nacelles for making the interior a little quieter when occupants don’t want a lot of wind in their hair.  

According to Car & Driver, the C8 Corvette, which Chevy calls “the most anticipated Corvette ever,” will debut in the Stingray form. It will be a dual-clutch seven-speed auto gearbox, with no option for a manual. The high-performance trims are as follow, which include a Z06, ZR1, and a top-of-the-model-line hybrid rumored to answer to the name Zora and harnesses nearly 1,000 horsepower of combined electric power and combustion.

The big news is the placement of the engine. The Corvette is set to get a mid-engine layout, which has resulted in some significant changes to the car’s overall profile. The most recent shots, the camouflaged shots of the vehicle, represent the most detailed and official look to date.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Corvette’s C8 Demand Has Chevy Asking For More Help

General Motors CEO Mary Bara has made a big announcement about the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette. It will make its debut on July 18, 2019. Well, it’s here, they’ve announced it will be adding a second shift (which is more than 400 jobs) at its Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant to support the production of the next generation Corvette.  

General Motors has reported that the Chevrolet Corvette will continue manufacture in Bowling Green, KY after it changes into a mid-engined car. The automaker will add a second shift to the 400 new jobs to support the creation of the new model. It will bring the factory’s workforce to more than 1,300 individuals.   

With all the cash that’s flowing from the site, it should surprise no one that the C8 production is remaining in the old Kentucky home. Vette aficionados are just hoping that the issues that were reported with the car’s frame (which was the mid-engine getting bent out of shape) and the electrical system (which was the current system that was being used wasn’t robust enough to carry the load that was necessary to support all of the car’s components simultaneously) are nowhere to be found in the production model. After all, this is the mid-engine C8 that has been the most anticipated new sports car in a while.

A post on the GM forum makes it appear that GM is at least thinking about producing the C7 Corvette into the 2020 model year. It’s still to be determined, but the document lists the C7 production for 2020. There’s only speculation from here on out as to what the automaker plan to do with the current-generation Corvette it introduced in 2013.

GM is in the waiting game as they are still deciding what to do with the Corvette manufacturing based on the development of the C8 Corvette. Previous reports have indicated the C8 Corvette production would start in 2019 with the 2020 model. But problems have already plagued the development process which has delayed the rollout of the vehicle.

Carbuzz.com reported that the C8 Corvette was delayed by six months due to an electrical issue. News of the delay came after GM said it would not unveil the mid-engine Corvette at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. New rumors suggest production won’t start until December of this year, three months later than previously believed.  

Although there isn’t a lot going on, there are a few differences that separate it from the current symbolic object. For the new car, Chevy decided on a V-shaped badge with fewer embellishments, though only Vette fans will be able to spot the difference. To help clarify the changes the media team decided on a brief video of the logo’s evolution throughout the years.

“The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This is the workforce that can deliver a next-generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future, and [this] announcement gets us one step closer to its reveal on July 18th.”  

Bowling Green has over one million Corvettes since it opened in 1981 and has received more than $900 million worth of investment for a new body shop, increased engine capacity, new paint shop, and a new Performance Build Center. It has been reported that GM has spent around $349 million getting the plant ready to build the new C8, a task which has likely not made the switch to a mid-engine any cheaper. As for the assembly, GM has commented that their commitment to the Kentucky plant will remain strong, insinuating that “the company is indebted to the factory that has served as the Corvette’s home since 1981,” according to the truthaboutcars.com.

We still don’t know if the new workforce will be made up of previously laid-off employees from the Chevy Cruze plant in Lordstown, Ohio but it’s a possibility. Chevy dealerships have already started taking pre-orders for the new vehicle, so GM needs more employees to keep up with the anticipated demand. After months of sneaky spy shots, we can’t wait to see what the new C8 Corvette is going to look like and it’s only a few months away.  

You can search the inventory of Corvette’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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GM CEO Says Electric Chevy Pickup On the Way

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The High Country is one of five trim levels for the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD each offering a different level of design, features and technology to meet the individual and rigorous demands of HD owners

General Motors CEO Mary Barra backed and continued to affirm GM’s plans to create an all-electric pickup. She spoke on a call with investors and acknowledged what reports had greatly expected; General Motors is going to begin plans to create their first-ever electric pickup. Barra didn’t designate when the pickup would arrive, or whether it would be listed as a GMC or Chevrolet option, but they could go either route.

What General Motors Wants To Create

General Motors is out to make waves, with eyes on competing in the coming decade using electric vehicles and reshaping their brand. Barra has revealed more about how she plans to implement the process, amid speculation and news about the future of the brand.

“(We have a) historic opportunity to make personal mobility safer, better and more sustainable. This will help move the U.S. to a leadership position in electrification,” – Mary Barra, CEO of GM

Early Consideration For Electric Technology

Recent reports surged earlier, back in February 2019 that GM may fund the EV startup Rivian, but that never developed. Instead, Amazon wound up being the company that funded up to $700 million in Rivian. Rival brand Ford declared that it will finance $500 million in Rivian, which could hinder an agreement with General Motors.

Barra’s decision makes it evident that GM is dedicated to investing and creating a sufficient and dependable electric pickup, even without Rivian. General Motors wants to push the envelope towards creating new technology in pickups.

In January, Duncan Aldred, vice president of General Motors’ GMC brand, continued this sentiment by stating at a conference after the Detroit Auto Show that the brand was looking into an electric truck, but didn’t share any details more than Barra did.

Chevrolet Continues EV Products

In March, General Motors reinforced their push of electric vehicles with an announcement to invest$300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan factory to produce a second electric model based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The second car is presumed to be an electric SUV, which may be called the Bolt EUV.

Past that, GM stated at the Detroit auto show that Cadillac will fit its lead brand for electric vehicles, starting with an electric SUV in 2022. Electric pickups have increased in mind-share in recent months after Rivian unveiled its long-range electric pickup at the L.A. Auto Show in November 2018. While Chevy and GM did not part with Rivian, look forward to their future investing towards an electric pickup before long. Can’t wait to drive a brand new Chevrolet pickup? Check us out at Miami Lakes Automall.

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GM Has Filed for ‘Bolt EUV’ Trademark Which Hints at a New Electric Car

On October 2, 2017, GM outlined it’s “All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions” while also announcing a new electric offensive with 20 new all-electric vehicles which are set to launch in 2023. They also promised to launch two new electric cars in the next 18 months based on the Bolt EV. “In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV,” said Motortrend.com    

It has been over 18 months, and there have been no signs of those new electric vehicles. However, GM has said they have released those two vehicles already: the Buick Velite 6 EV and Baojun E200, the two China-only vehicles produced by joint-venture partnerships in China. Just a few days later another report from GM came out filing a new trademark for a vehicle called ‘Bolt EUV.’   

ELECTREK’S TAKE:

Motortrend.com can’t comprehend how GM would consider the Buick Velite 6 EV and Baojun E200 as the newest two Bolt EV-based electric vehicles that were supposed to launch. If GM used those vehicles to make it look like they respected their timeline and launched an actual new Bolt EV-based electric car as they initially intended, it would be funny to see how they pull it off. Either way, the writers at Motortrend are happy to see some evidence that GM is still working on the vehicles.

As for the name, it’s anyone’s guess what it can stand for, but the rumor buzzing the web is that it can stand for ‘Electric Utility Vehicle.’ What it can look like it’s also anyone’s guess. Something a little bigger than a Chevy Bolt EV, in the shape of an SUV or crossover than the Bolt EV, which looks like a compact car in some angles.

General Motor plans to launch at least 20 new electric vehicles by 2023. They have seriously been considering naming the new vehicle Bolt EUV. GM Authority reports that they have filed a trademark application for “Bolt EUV” on April 9th.

The trademark filing has confirmed the name will be used for “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” No one is sure, but it stands to reason that EUV is short for “Electric Utility Vehicle.” Nothing has been confirmed except for new vehicle Bolt.

It has also come to light that GM has invested $300 million in the Orion assembly plant in Michigan to build the newest Chevy electric vehicle that will share the same platform as the Bolt. The automaker hasn’t specified the name or body style of the new vehicle. There has been no discussion on the original timeline of this new model.

The Orion plant produces the Bolt, as well as Cruise autonomous test vehicles. The model for the Bolt EUV is a mystery, but it is being planned for the Orion plant. What hasn’t been discussed is the new electric vehicles, including the Buick Velite 6 EV for China.

GM wants to introduce a new EV platform that will support various body styles and front-, rear, and all-wheel-drive configurations. The first to receive this modern flexible architecture is said to be a Cadillac. But CEO Marry Barra estimates EVs won’t be profitable for the company until “early next decade” or later.

GM has admitted (although there is no record of it) that is selling the Chevrolet Bolt at a loss, explaining why the company has been reluctant to ramp up production volume. Chevrolet analysts and Barry, have estimated that GM won’t begin to make a profit from its fully electric vehicles until next year. “We’ve talked about the fact that with our next generation of development, we want to make sure we have obtainable, profitable, desirable, and with the appropriate range,” she added.

GM has teased its next-gen BEV3 platform design via an undisclosed Cadillac concept. The luxury EV is said to begin production by 2021, giving the struggling luxury marque a second chance at electrification after the ELR was rapidly pulled from the market. It was only enticing a few customers to purchase a Volt-based hybrid with a Tesla Model S-level price tag.

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Chevrolet To Add More Fuel Efficient Powertrain For Traverse

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General Motors (GM) has revamped one of their powertrains and removing an engine option for the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. GM announced they have moved on from the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found as an option in the Chevrolet Traverse, leaving the 3.6-Liter V6 engine as the only powertrain currently available for the midsize SUV. The four-cylinder engine is still available in the latest Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac ATS, but in the Chevrolet Traverse, it surprisingly didn’t provide anything to truly separate its self from the more powerful V6. Let us share all the details about the new changes.

More On the Upcoming Powertrain

This move will change once General Motors finalizes their upcoming engine, expected to be a 2.0-Liter inline-four with a twin-scroll turbocharger. The new powertrain will be an upgrade over the previous turbocharged engine, adding better fuel economy ratings. In a current climate where buyers are more wary of a vehicle’s gas mileage than ever before, it’s the right call by GM to make sure they provide an improvement in such a critical area. The upcoming twin-scroll turbocharger is expected to hit 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The best part about this engine is the ability to save gas by turning off the two of the four cylinders. The debut will come first with the 2019 Cadillac XT4 before it will come out for the Traverse. The new powertrain will include a remarkable 26 combined highway and city mpg; something all customers are sure to love.

The Future of the Chevrolet Traverse

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is a popular three-row SUV that will gain a new engine at some point in 2019. The expectation is that this engine will deliver better performance and fuel economy than the 2.0-Liter turbo-four that produced 257 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The remaining powertrain, the 3.6-Liter V6, supplies  310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The report by GM Authority says the reason they opted to remove the second engine, which was only available for front-wheel-drive RT trim, is because both engines were close enough in output and efficiency and the smaller engine wasn’t needed.

First available for the front-wheel-drive RS version of the second-generation 2018 Chevy Traverse, the departed powertrain was not the main focus of the Traverse. The latest Chevrolet Traverse is an upgrade over the prior year. This is thanks to more cargo room added, losing 350 pounds and looking sharper both inside and out. The available 10-speaker Bose sound system raises the infotainment technology value. For any family that wants a vehicle that provides a great driving experience and an attractive full-size SUV, look no further than the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse.

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The Chevrolet Blazer Is Back With a Sporty Design

The history of SUVs has come a long way. Chevrolet is bringing back the Blazer as a midsize SUV crossover. Instead of merely adding on a badge on any old SUV, Chevrolet created a completely new Blazer with a style and feature suited for today’s drivers.

The Blazer is a nice middle-ground between the smaller Equinox and the larger Traverse. It shares a platform with the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia. The new Blazer has interior inspiration from the new Camaro.

Standard on the entry-level Blazer 2.5L Cloth (the actual trim name) is 18-inch aluminum wheels, lower body-side molding, Body-color door handles, heated exterior mirrors, high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED taillights, and active aero shutters that open and close at different speeds to assist aerodynamics or engine cooling.

The Blazer uses a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 193 horsepower and has 188 lb-ft of torque. It shares a nine-speed automatic transmission with the more powerful V-6, the four-banger pairs exclusively with front-wheel drive. It tows up to 1500 pounds, but the V-6 with all-wheel drive handles up to 4500.

In caranddrivers.com instrumented track testing, the four-cylinder Blazer went from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. It closes the gap between 50 and 70 mph in 5.8 seconds. The V-6 AWD version is a considerable 1.9 and 1.3 seconds quicker.

The EPA estimates the four-cylinder Blazer earns 22 mpg city and 27 highway. Chevy’s powertrain uses stop-start technology to improve fuel efficiency, but the system cannot be deactivated. The four-cylinder Blazer returns 26 mpg on the 200-mile highway fuel-economy test route.

With accurate steering and steady composure, the Blazer is the best-driving crossover to wear the Chevrolet bow tie. Even the four-cylinder version is more engaging than many competitors. Its 18-inch wheels provided a smoother and quieter ride than the RS model, which wears 21-inch wheels.    

A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY:

The 2019 Blazer RS AWD has a lot of technology. There are different on every trim level. Not all features are available in every trim level.

The screen in the center is an 8-inch touch display that controls the Blazer’s climate system (although there are separate climate control buttons under the screen) and the entertainment system. There’s also an audio system which has an AM/FM/SiriusXM along with Bluetooth, which allows you to pair your phone to make phone calls and play music. Connecting an iPod or non-Bluetooth device is a 3.5mm aux-in port.  

The entertainment system has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To enable the CarPlay, you’ll need to connect it with the USB cable. The Blazer has three sets of USB inputs that include a standard USB-A port and the USB-C port, which is new.

There are USB ports on the dashboard below the screen, inside the console storage compartment and there’s even one on the back of the console so that passengers in the back can use it. Inside the console, you’ll find the aux-in port. The entertainment system also has apps which include iHeartRadio and many others you can stream from in the car.  

The Blazer is equipped with 4G-LTE, which provides internet access for passengers to get online but it comes at an extra cost. At the bottom of the center controls, it features a storage cubby that can hide the wireless charger that’s big enough for an iPhone XS Max. Included is also a 120-volt AC outlet for plugging in things that require electricity.

The Blazer has cameras on all sides of the vehicles, and it can stitch those images together to show pretty crazy angles. Passengers can control the camera views through the main screen, changing the view as needed and all the angles are helpful, which helps when trying to center yourself in a parking space. The rearview mirror also has an embedded screen to show the view out of the rear camera.

SAFETY FEATURES:

The Blazer has forward-collision alert and forward-automatic braking. The Rally Sport comes with an all-wheel drive, and a dial on the console lets the driver choose from driving modes including two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, sport mode, off-road mode, and tow/haul mode. The Blazer technology keeps the driver engage enough without being a distraction.

The car has a fit and finish of a luxury vehicle. Driving the Blazer is a comfortable ride. The cargo area is significant, and the split back seats fold down with the pull of a lever on each side.  

The automatic tailgate raises and lowers quickly and quietly. Chevrolet has a rail system in the cargo area with a flexible cargo partition which can be adjusted from the front to back to keep boxes or golf clubs from sliding around. Overall, the Blazer is an excellent addition to the Chevrolet SUV family, especially if looking for a sportier design.  

The 2019 Blazer starts at $28,800 (plus destination fee).

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The Next-Generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 Has a Release Date

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Chevrolet has recently shown off their all-new, next-generation “C8” Chevrolet Corvette. With a single photo posted amongst the various Chevy social media outlets, what appears to be a base model Stingray C8 has captured widespread attention as the vehicle is hidden underneath protective covering with “07.18.19” plastered on the side of the vehicle. Rumors have been swirling for many years about Chevrolet having a mid-engine supercar and General Motors has now confirmed this news. The former “Automobile of the Year” winner by Automobile Magazine and named to back to back Car and Driver “10Best list” in 2018 and 2019, Chevrolet looks to blow away the competition as it has since inception back in 1953 when the Corvette debuted.

Speculation Grows For Chevrolet Corvette C8

Many have wondered what powertrains the all-new C8 will provide. Car and Driver have shared the news that Chevrolet will probably be revamping the 6.2-Liter V8 engine, which should provide about 500 horsepower. It will be named the LT2 to denote the position of the engine. Not a whole lot of information has been revealed, as the vehicle has literally been kept under wraps. Chevrolet has plans to begin production between September and December 2019. Will the Corvette C8 have a twin-turbo after all? Early reports have also listed over 1,000 horsepower for the highest-trim.

Chevrolet Has Plans To Give Back With Final C7 Corvette Sale

The previous-generation C7 ran from 2014-2019 and is winding down sales. Chevy has committed to auction the last-ever built Chevrolet Corvette C7, an all-black z06, for charity at the Barrett-Jackson-Northeast Sale in Connecticut on June 28, 2019. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, providing some funds to injured service members as well as help pay off mortgages for families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Final Official Word on the C8

When pressed for details about the upcoming next-generation C8, Chevrolet, unfortunately, had no words to express about the upcoming supercar. We will just have to wait for the date, July 18th, brightly posted in red on the hidden C8 model. Though they didn’t say much, the debut is right around the corner this summer. Pricing has been speculated at around $63,000 for the base Stingray Corvette.

“Thanks for reaching out. We’re not providing details on production timing at this point.” company spokesperson Kevin M. Kelly said. Auctioning the last one in June suggests that C7 assembly is ending sooner, though.

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The History of the Chevrolet Badge

Trucks are known for their legacies. They are known for being a reliable and practical tool of hardworking men and women and are often handed down from generation to generation. One of the things that most likely sticks out from a Chevy truck is the Chevy graphics.

CHEVROLET HISTORY:

Chevy has been around for the past 100 years. The legend began in 1918 with the ‘1918 One-Ton which is said to be the first purpose-built Chevrolet truck, according to chevytrucklegends.com. By 1929, wooden wheels were no longer, and all of Chevrolet vehicles started featuring “new steel disc wheels.”   

Of course, by 1938, the Chevrolet Half-Ton, with its swept fenders and new front bumper, showed early signs of the newly formed design team’s influence on Chevy Trucks. Fast-forward about 10 years later, and the first three-seater is introduced in the Chevrolet 3100 series. As the years progressed, so did the trucks MSRPs.

Back in the 1970s, the graphics were necessary for the distinction between trucks but not every truck had them. In the ‘80s, Chevy graphics gained large popularity making them more consistent in their trucks. The decals adorning truck beds have progressed over the years. They went from having a “plain bodyside stripe to funkier abstract shapes in period-correct-colors,” according to New Roads magazine.

Here are some of Chevy’s graphics greatest hits:

The 1980s:

If there’s anything that you remember from the 80s (whether born in that era or you’re a die-hard fan of 80s music and movie like Pretty in Pink) is the vibrant colors that dominated the period. Trucks didn’t get left behind. The graphic designs had everything from neon lights, vibrant colors and they were the jagged type styles.

At the start of the 1980s, Chevy truck graphics were “starkly simple, with ‘70s carryover style: a broad bodyside stripe bordered by chrome trim, creating  a two-tone look.” The color combo of the 80s were cream stripes on a brown body. But in the late ‘80s, Chevy’s full-size trucks left behind the 70s body style and introduced Z71 as a trim level.

Z71 configurations and 4×4 truck graphics, for this era, used bold, simple lettering to convey their capability and strength. Today, a Z71 logo on a Chevy truck instantly announces its off-road capability. The Z71 package offers rugged features, an upgraded suspension, and more.   

The 1990s:

There are times when you get a design that works as was the case for the 1990s design. It took the same lean and slightly rounded corners of designs established in the late ‘80s. It can be seen on special editions, like 1990-1993 454 SS pickup, which featured “red logos on the sides of the bed, plus red outlines around the 1500 emblems on the door trim and around the bowtie on the front grille,” according to New Roads magazine.

The 90s were known for grunge music with relevant distressed-looking text, but the design for the trucks was different as they reflected their straightforward capability. One familiar truck emblem took on a new meaning. The Silverado badge became the official moniker of Chevy full-size trucks in 1999.  

The 2000s:

With digital design came the expectation that the design had to look good not only in print but on screens of all sizes, especially with the rise of smartphones around the corner. Chevy needed to stand out even more, and this was the case with the ZR2 off-road package. Available for the S-10 and Blazer, which sported large semi-dry-paintbrush-looking logos in front of the taillights to show that it was ready to get dirty on the road.

Then there was the sporty S-10 Xtreme. It showcased a lower stance and door emblems that boasted an exaggerated X. Small screens started to dominate drivers fields of vision, and even though trucks had large bedside panels for displaying graphics, the decals embellishing them reflected the trends of the time, with bold outlines and sharper corners.

Chevrolet has decided to replace its top-tier LTZ trim level with the new named Premier trim. The change first happened on the 2016 Chevy Malibu, and then spread across most of the Chevy lineup, except for the Camaro, Corvette, Chevy trucks and several low-end models like the Spark. When the Premier debuted it featured a two-tone, silver-black badge, which has replaced a new version on 2019 Chevrolet models.      

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Millennials Side With Chevrolet

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The automotive industry is currently in the middle of an ongoing change. Waves of popularity have shifted from sedans to SUVs and even pickup trucks. So, who is the largest group of buyers in today’s economy? According to a recent study, Millennials are the ones making those finance choices. The new largest generation in the United States is playing a part in this massive change. This was terrific news for General Motors (GM) and Chevrolet, as this recent study had been published by Autolist.

Autolist, a company whose goals are to assist customers in finding and selling their vehicles, showcases how Millennials choose Chevrolet over other U.S. automotive brands. Remember, the age group for Millennials has been roughly classified as people born in 1981 through 1996. This means all Millennials are between the ages of 23 and 38 today. Autolist collected the data of 1,750 new car shoppers under the age of 36 as a basis for their claim. Which brand came out on top? None other than Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Stands Above the Competition

Auotlist came up with three questions to find out which brand millennials prefer. Among the 1,750 who gave their answers, Chevrolet, above all other brands, was what they chose. The first questions being, “What brand would you be most inclined to consider taking while shopping for a new car first?”.  The next questions had those polled giving a take on their age demographic, “Which brand would your age group most likely choose between Toyota, Ford, Honda, Dodge, Chevrolet, and Ram?”. The answer wound up being Chevrolet. The third and final question was “What brand do you currently drive?” and among millennials who answered, Chevrolet was their answer. So, we discovered Chevrolet is the brand these customers consider represents their age group as Chevrolet is their current brand and they would select it again in the future.  

How Chevrolet Has Acquired Loyalty With Millennials

Chevrolet has made their vehicles enjoyable to own, with a modern approach and adapted to include the latest high-tech technology in their vehicles. Millennials expect to drive a vehicle that provides Wi-Fi, which Chevy was one of the first brands to add Wi-Fi- hot spots. Drivers also carry about their safety and Chevrolet quickly adopted Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to help curb cellphone/smartphone use while driving. Chevrolet won over Millennials and their business by being ahead of the curve on these issues. With a wide variety of vehicles to sell their customers, Chevy has won over more fans with their powerful all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. According to Autolist’s top analyst, Chase Disher, the latest Chevrolet promotion was effective at making the point across that their brand is successful. Chevrolet also engages heavily towards budget-conscious Millennials, something that these customers consider with any purchase.

“Chevy is doing a great job of trading on its reputation as a no-nonsense, affordable brand while at the same time adding to its vehicles the stuff younger buyers covet. This includes things like WiFi hotspots, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity, wireless phone charging and an intuitive infotainment system,” said Disher.

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New EV To Be Built Alongside the Chevrolet Bolt

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General Motors has plans to continue pushing the boundaries of electric vehicles. With the addition of Chevy Bolt back in 2016, General Motors took a large step towards providing the public with a fantastic electric car option. The 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year has its latest entry in the 2019 Chevy Bolt, but it’s about to have a new electric model to go alongside it. General Motors released this statement about this upcoming vehicle, which is to be built based on the latest Chevrolet Bolt.

“The new Chevrolet electric vehicle is in addition to the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV, further advancing GM’s commitment to an all-electric future. It will be designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture” – Statement from GM

The latest unnamed Chevrolet electric vehicle is set to be made in Michigan. Let’s get into why the new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt has been improved and is a fantastic choice for drivers to consider. We’re sure you’ll agree.

The Best Electric Vehicle Made By GM Today

There are few vehicles that offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles from a single charge, while that might change in the future for GM, there is only one vehicle that holds that wonderful claim currently. The new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt begins at $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee) and that figure is lowered down to $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee). The current federal tax credit is set to lower down to $1,875 after September 30th, 2019. Perks of driving the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt is more than the tax credit for the purchase and its remarkable mile range. Though owners will love how fast the vehicle charges up to 25 miles per hour of charge with the 240-volt/32-AMP charging unit, owners will gain an incredible interior to enjoy as well.

What Owners Are Sure To Love With the New Chevy Bolt

What helps make the 2019 Bolt so attractive is not only its electric range but its five-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating. There is also that nice 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen and its vast wealth of information stored in the infotainment center. Owners can check the efficiency history of the vehicle.

The Bolt EV is entirely an electronic-vehicle that has an electric battery that will charge in 9.3 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. But, it can charge even faster than that. How fast? The available DC charge nets a quick charge getting owners nearly 90 miles in a mere half an hour. Not paying for gas will help Bolt owners save more than $5,000 in five years of driving for the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt. We’re wondering how General Motors will craft their upcoming EV, but time will tell. For those that don’t want to wait, we invite you for a test-drive to see how well the latest Chevrolet Bolt handles the road. We’re ready for you at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Chevrolet Stacks A Silverado and Traverse On A Baseball Stadium

General Motors’ home base is in Detroit and there’s plenty of hometown pride to be spread. The Detroit Tigers, with the help of Chevrolet, have announced the official start of the 2019 baseball season with the installation of a Chevrolet Traverse SUV and a Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss atop the center field at Comerica Park. It’s a 10-year tradition officially named “Chevy Fountain,” that has GM vehicles parked explicitly in this location.

These two vehicles are replacing the 2018 Traverse High Country and Colorado ZR2 pickup that called the outfield fountain home for Detroit’s 81 home games last season. But it’s different every season.

A crane was able to lift the combined weight of both vehicles, which was over 8,400 pounds of sheet metal over the center field so that everyone in attendance can easily see two of the automaker’s newest vehicles. There was a last minute change in having to swap vehicles, but everything went well. After all, it’s all about baseball, hot dogs, home runs and Chevrolet.  

The decade-old tradition allows the residents of Detroit to celebrate Chevy’s connection to baseball; it’s also a sign that Opening Day is almost upon them. So what do the new vehicles represent? The all-new Silverado and Blazer represent personality, innovation, and endurance.

PERFORMANCE:

The Equinox features a 170-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder base engine. The other two available engines are a 252-horsepower turbo-four and a 137-horsepower turbodiesel. The base engine is certainly adequate for day-to-day errands but the 252 hp feels noticeably more energetic or if some towing power is required.    

There are five options to choose from on the Silverado powertrain: there is the 285-horsepower V6 base engine, a 310-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, 355-horsepower, and 420-horsepower V8s, and a 3.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

Detroit has been in the middle of a significant comeback. Not too long ago, the downtown area had too many abandoned and old warehouses and a rundown look and feel. It wasn’t something nice to look at, but today, things are looking very different.

Those old warehouses are now home to hip loft apartments, art galleries, and restaurants. Detroit and Chevrolet go back over a century. The Detroit Tigers have been playing in Comerica Park since 2000.  

Back in 2011, Chevrolet financed the refurbishment of a baseball complex in Detroit. Chevrolet helped fix-up part of the Jayne Field youth baseball complex, an 11-field park near “the corner” of Conant and East Davison streets. The Chevrolet Advertising Promotion Director, Kevin Mayer, said they were delighted to have the opportunity to do the same work right there in their hometown of Detroit.

However, this opportunity wasn’t Chevy’s first preference. The city rejected an offer by the GM brand to fix the baseball diamond at the former Tiger Stadium site for use by youth ballplayers. The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) rejected the proposal from Chevy to have volunteers maintain the historical field because the city wanted a significant redevelopment project there instead.  

In a letter to the organizers, the organization explained why they rejected a $65.3 million redevelopment mixed-use proposal for the 9.4-acre site, stating the significant concerns about the overall financial feasibility. Chevrolet supports the City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation 100 percent. They were behind their revitalization efforts of the former Tiger Stadium location.  

They were already rebuilding another facility for youth baseball in Detroit. Tiger Stadium was the home of the Detroit Tigers until the team moved to Comerica Park in April 2000. The city completed demolition on the Tiger Stadium in 2009 and 2011 rejected a promising conservancy-backed proposal for “The Corner Development.”

The DEGC called the redevelopment a “better alternative to creating a youth baseball field at the site of the former Tiger Stadium.” Think Detroit PAL, a non-profit organization for children athletes in Detroit, operates the most extensive youth baseball program in the city. In 2010, 1,400 young people played on almost 100 teams in PAL baseball leagues, according to organization’s interim CEO, Tim Richey.    

“Chevrolet and the Detroit Tigers are two of the Motor City’s most iconic brands, and we’re honored to be celebrating the 10-year mark of this great tradition,” said Chris Granger, Group President of Sports and Entertainment, IIitch Holdings Inc. “Chevy continues to be great partners, not only to the Tigers but with all of us in the Major League Baseball family.”

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Chevrolet Is Building the Strongest Light-Duty Pickups On the Market

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is a monster among the crowd of light-duty pickups. The latest generation Chevrolet Silverado presently consists of four available powertrain options for customers. Among those powertrains are the base model, 4.3-Liter V6 engine, the upgraded options include a 2.7-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a hulking 5.3-Liter V8 engine, and last, but not least a 6.2-Liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management. Soon, a fifth engine option will be added by General Motors (GM) in the form of a 3.0-Liter inline-six turbo diesel. This new powertrain will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and have auto stop/start technology. All considered General Motors engines are the most potent diesel trucks in the full-size pickup segment, but the goal going forward for GM and Chevrolet is to keep pushing the envelope.

Comparing Powertrains Against Different Brands

The upcoming Duramax inline-six engine aimed at coming out in 2020 will provide 277 horsepower paired with its10-speed automatic transmission. Neither the 2019 Ford F-150’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 250 horsepower nor the 2019 Ram 1500’s EcoDiesel with its 240 horsepower, reach even close to the 277 horsepower offered for the upcoming Chevy powertrain. (The Ram EcoDiesel is currently not available yet in 2019 for the latest generation Ram1500.)

When studying at the differences between torque, as known as the accurate measurement of an efficient diesel engine, Chevrolet is no slouch. The GM product will produce a Silverado with an incredible 460 lb-ft of torque available from just 1,500 rpm. This figure is more than Ford’s 440 lb-ft and the Ram’s 420 lb-ft of torque offered in the aforementioned rival pickup engine options. This kind of buzz has made for so much speculation, Chevrolet wound up addressing reports about the upcoming powertrain option.

Chevrolet Stands Behind Their Engineering

Chevrolet was proud to inform their customers, in a rare move commenting on an engine that has not been released. They released a statement to the automotive news collector, CarBuzz, about the upcoming powertrain.

“The all-new, Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo diesel will deliver an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, more than any other light-duty, full-size truck diesel available. Dealers and customers can place orders for the efficient, refined diesel and the first customer deliveries begin this summer. We will share more information, including towing capacity and efficiency, in the near future.” – Representative from Chevrolet

We can’t wait to get our hands on the latest Chevrolet engine option, but for those who can’t wait to get their hands on the Chevy pickup of their dreams, we have a large amount of Chevrolet products waiting for a driver to take them to their new home. It starts by heading to Miami Lakes Automall today!

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2019 Chevrolet Onix Sedan Announced

An announcement has been made. General Motors has announced the debut of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Onix sedan in China, and it will debut “very soon.” Also, it’s expected Chevy will announce the new Onix in Brazil in the middle of this year.

At the end of 2018, the new Onix sedan was leaked, and this year it will introduce a new Redline variant. The Redline variant that Chevrolet has been rolling out is an equipment package across its models to better cater to younger demographics. The second-generation Onix will be the sixth Chevrolet model in China that will offer Redline trimmings, and it will join the Cruze, the new Malibu XL, Equinox, the new Monza and Orlando.

“The Onix continues the momentum across Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup that targets the ever-changing and diverse needs of our China customers,” said the general director of Chevrolet Scott Lawson, the automaker’s first venture in China that’s responsible for the Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac brands. The Onix will attract those who demand overall performance and value. GM says the 2019 Chevrolet Onix sedan will offer a meaningful exterior design while optimizing space and comfort in the passenger compartment.  

Its “advanced technologies” will provide improved connectivity and efficient performance, traits that are typically not found in its segment. The 2019 Chevrolet Onix will be the first vehicle based on GM’s all-new GEM platform. Previously, GM announced that it would begin launching vehicles on the new architecture this year in China.

The company also revealed the first member of the new family vehicles would be a Chevrolet that meets the needs of Chinese consumers. The vehicle in question can very much be the new Onix. GEM is a car architecture derived from the GM VSS-F platform, but it was developed for specifically low-cost vehicles sold in emerging markets.     

The 2019 Chevrolet Onix will not only exclusive to South America anymore, which is where it has achieved success by becoming the best-selling new car in the region. With the 2019 models, GM wants to expand the success of the Onix nameplate to another 40 developing countries around the world. To carry out its international expansion, the new Onix is set to be manufactured in both China and Brazil.

In Brazil, the new-generation Onix will continue to be manufactured at the GM Gravatai plant. It’s unclear which GM China plant will produce the new Onix. The car will officially premiere at the 2019 Auto Shanghai expo starting in a few weeks.

But for over six years the car manufacturer has been selling another model also named “Chevrolet Onix” in South America. No conclusion has been made on whether the company will discontinue the old Onix once the new one reaches China, or if it will continue to offer both models even though some confusion might be caused. Chevrolet has not commented.

Aside from the teaser pic that’s been circulating online, no other images are showing the vehicle in its full glory. If the teaser is any indication, the sedan/saloon will sport curved air intakes. It will be located at the sides of the front bumper, as well as a sectioned front grille.

Let’s note the change in the naming structure of the sedan variant for the Chinese market. In China, it will be called the Onix while in Brazil, the Onix Sedan is marketed as the Chevrolet Prisma. Second, the second-generation model has undergone a complete overhaul adopting a lot of Chevrolet design including the split front grille and a larger lower portion.  

The new Chevrolet Onix in China will offer two new 3-cylinder engines. The base machine is a 1.3L LI5 naturally-aspirated unit that will deliver 102 horsepower, while the second engine in the higher-end models will be the turbo-charged 1.0L LIV and the motor will be 114 horsepower. There is no information available on the torque.

Testing of the second-generation Onix began in Brazil a few months ago, the hatchback and sedan body styles (as the Prisma) were tested. Maybe the vehicle will be introduced during the second half of 2019, after seven years of dominant market performance. In the Brazilian market, the Onix has been on the led for the best-selling model since August 2015.

Additionally to the Onix, the new GEM (Global Emerging Markets) platform will include a large family of entry-level models with distinct body styles for both Buick and Chevrolet line. Vehicles based in the GEM architecture will be fabricated in Brazil, China, Mexico, and India. The vehicle is expected to be marketed mainly in emerging markets in Asia as well as Latin America.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Best Family Car: 2019 Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is on its second year of a significant redesign for 2019, and it continues to garner honors as the roomy and well-equipped family hauler. The Traverse is the family station wagon; it’s a 3-row crossover SUV with available all-wheel drive and seating for up to eight. This vehicle has a lot of pluses for those looking for more than just room.   

FEATURES:

The Traverse’s SmartSlide second-row sear, a standard on the vehicle, makes it easier to get to the third row, which aided by a curbside seat can be slid forward. Teen Driver is also standard in the 2019 Traverse. When you order a Traverse with the new LT Premium Package, Surround Vision, which prevents low-speed back-up tragedies, comes with it.

The vehicle comes with four cameras that provide the driver with a potentially life-saving 360-degree that is used to see around the car. A few models come with more features. The Traverse comes available with a Convenience and Driver Confidence Package which has a power liftgate, an 8-inch color touch screen, a blind-spot warning system and, rear cross-traffic alert.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Chevrolet vehicles allow passengers to stay connected every day as it offers everything from entertainment and safety to navigation and communication. The infotainment system integrates with mobile devices which will enable the driver to focus on the road ahead when driving. Everything from calls, texts, music and more are all at their fingertips with the phone connectivity.

The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system allows integration and organizes technology; meaning storing phones away while driving but still be entertained and informed on the road. From safety features, like rear-view camera and Teen Driver technology to hotspot connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming there can be more than one active device. The Chevrolet offers those features and entertainment for driver and passengers to enjoy.    

All Chevrolet Infotainment Systems offer OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation with a paid subscription. Additional features are Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System Plus and Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System Premium with Navigation. Both systems feature embedded enhanced voice recognition that alerts to gas stations, food stops and other points of interests.

POWERTRAINS:

The Traverse 2019 has two smooth powertrains options. The standard engine available is a 3.6-liter V6 and a 9-speed automatic transmission. The powerplant, which has 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, feels laid back when driving, which is 350 pounds lighter than the previous version from the 2017 model.

It’s not as efficient as the front-drive V6 model on the highway, going from 26 mpg versus from the 27 mpg in EPA testing. A turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is still available, but you’ll only find it in the front-wheel-drive RS. Even though the Turbo 4-cylinder puts out 257 horsepower and a 295 lb-ft, it drops the maximum trailering capacity of the 2019 Traverse from 6,000 pounds to 1,500.  

SEATS:

The folding 3-seat rear bench does not face rearward, but it’s more spacious, with enough room and easy third-row access from the curbside. In addition to being able to drive around an entire kid’s basketball team, there’s plenty of storage space for strollers and lawn chairs. There’s plenty of small stowage spots for embellishments, the Traverse display screen and a place hidden beneath the rear cargo floor.   

SAFETY:

When it comes to crash prevention, Traverse doesn’t joke around. The mid-size SUV uses available cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and radar to help passengers lookout for potential dangers and it helps them avoid collisions before they happen. The 2019 Traverse received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from NHTSA.   

You can search our inventory of Chevrolet Traverse at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Leads the Way WIth Reliable SUV Models

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Everyday shoppers are ready to spend money on a shiny, new vehicle. Once a vehicle has been identified, customers are quick to research a vehicle they like before they finally decide on making the purchase. What is likely the most important aspect of choosing to opt for one vehicle over another is longevity. A recent study has been made public by iSeeCars.com and looked at vehicles that have 200,000 miles (remarkable longevity) and still run well. Guess what their research found? Two vehicles in their top ten included the Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe. Ready to learn more about the reasons? Let’s begin.

More On the Longevity Study

With over 13.8 million pre-owned vehicles leaving lots in 2018 alone, customers more than ever want a reliable quality vehicle. The study by iSeeCars.com focused on the model years 1981 through 2018 that have gone over 200,000 miles only. The percentage of vehicles that have reached that high mile count is five percent for the Chevrolet Suburban. The Chevrolet Suburban placed second on the list with the Chevrolet Tahoe placing sixth, as the Tahoe had 3.8 percent of these vehicles sold in 2018 with over 200,000 miles logged.

While the focus was on the number of miles, there was also a focus geographically. The longest-lasting vehicles in the top 25 most dense cities, which identified that in Detroit the Chevrolet Suburban made up 7.5 percent of all cars with over 200,000 miles. Not bad considering Detroit is known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry.

Why It’s Important For A Vehicle to Be Reliable Over the Long Term

Drivers don’t know when they purchase a vehicle when they might end up selling it. Sometimes they end up being owned a lot longer than expected. There are many reasons why owning a vehicle that can last as long as possible. After purchasing a house, a vehicle is the next most important investment a person can make. The vehicles that provide the longest reliability should be considered when making any decision. While all vehicles look and drive great when they are new, to own a vehicle that can hit 200,000 miles traveled on the odometer is the goal. Just for fun, iSeeCars.com said among the pre-owned vehicles sold in 2018, very few hit 300,000 miles. As expected, vehicles don’t last forever. However, 0.2 percent of the Chevrolet Suburban hit that mark.

Both the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2019 Chevrolet Suburban have up to seating for eight. These SUVs are large and luxurious, but also quite modern with tons of amenities that help drivers and passengers alike to embrace each drive. America’s best-selling full-size SUV in the Chevrolet Tahoe and the remarkable fuel-efficient of the Suburban, a vehicle with a V8 engine at 22 highway, both offer plenty to love. Looking to drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles and see how long they can last?

Drive A Vehicle That Will Be Money Well Spent

If you’re encouraged by reading this to upgrade your vehicle to a new Chevrolet, we have hundreds of new vehicles, including the 2019 Chevy Suburban and 2019 Chevy Tahoe at Miami Lakes Automall. From all-new Chevy vehicles to late model pre-owned vehicles, we’re your destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle.

Currently looking for a place to repair your current vehicle? We hope you make an appointment at our service center. Our professional service can help you out with a simple appointment you can make right here. Let us cater to your needs, and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Stop in to see what we’re capable of at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Miami Lakes AutoMall is an Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award Winner, Again

In the market for a new car but don’t know what dealership to turn to? Contrary to popular belief, not all car dealerships are built the same, and here at Miami Lakes AutoMall we are devoted to providing excellent customer service. As an Edmunds’ Five Star Dealer Award-winning dealer for the third year in a row, Miami Lakes AutoMall is focused and devoted to maintaining a positive customer experience.

Don’t just take our word for it, Miami Lakes AutoMall earned the Five Star Dealer Award by receiving over 30 sales reviews with five-star ratings in 2018. Less than 3% of dealers that partner with Edmunds earn this distinction, making it clear that Miami Lakes AutoMall is determined to sustain a high level of customer service.

Miami Lakes AutoMall offers seven brands and tons of used car inventory for consumers to choose from. Whether they’re looking for an SUV, minivan, or muscle car, Miami Lakes AutoMall can help all of our customers find their dream car and at a good deal. The wide variety available in our inventory across seven different brands has customers visiting Miami Lakes AutoMall from far and wide. Countless inventory options and our knowledgeable sales staff makes for an irresistible combination when shopping for a new car.

Want to experience devoted customer service and have an amazing car shopping experience all at once? Come by Miami Lakes AutoMall today! Vehicles in stock include the lineups from Chevy, Mitsubishi, Kia, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram – not to mention our wide array of used cars as well. Browse our online inventory here and schedule your test drive today!

About Miami Lakes Automall: Miami Lakes Automall is a full service auto dealership located at 16600 NW 57th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014 that sells brand new Chevrolet, Kia, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, as well as Used and Certified Pre-owned Vehicles. Miami Lakes Automall services all makes and models for repair, maintenance, and oil changes, and carries OEM parts as well as Magnetti Marelli and AC Delco parts. Miami Lakes Automall serves the greater Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Doral, Hialeah, Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Plantation, Kendall, and South Florida area.

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2019 Chevy Blazer RS

The latest Chevrolet SUV introduced into the family is here with bold, sophisticated styling inside and out. The RS features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which makes it the perfect two-row midsize SUV to fuel all of your journeys. Without a doubt, whether it’s a night out on the town or your daily commute, the RS can meet all of your needs.   

The name was first used in a vehicle in 2005, and it’s been revived for this new car platform. The new crossover is new both inside and out. This time around the midsize vehicle is based more on Chevy’s car platform as opposed to it being based on their truck platform.

PERFORMANCE:

The Blazer RS has a more aggressive appearance thanks to its unique elements. The RS-specific items include dual exhaust outlets with rectangular chrome tips and hexagonal black mesh grille with RS badging. Other features are standard to the Blazer but not exclusive, such as the black roof rails, black window trim, and black badging.  

There are 20-inch wheels with 21-inches as an option as well. The “blacked out” theme continues in the interior with the black perforated leather-appointed seats with suede microfiber inserts and red accents. The available engine is the 3.6L V6 LGX engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission making it for 306 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.    

Included in the Blazer RS are backup camera, airbags, stability control system, tire pressure monitoring system, and a tire inflator kit. In the all-wheel-drive, there is an electrically heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a power programmable liftgate, an automatic rearview mirror, a keyless entry system, and rear parking assist system. The Blazer RS has adjustable sliding rear seats that seat 5.

ENTERTAINMENT:

As for entertainment, front and center in the dashboard is a standard, 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. The Infotainment 3 navigates and is very responsive to taps and swipes. For example, there is a shortcut bar along the bottom of the screen which links back to the home screen and if you tap the 4G LTE bar which quickly jumps to the OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot controls.

A new feature that is subtle for the Infotainment 3 is the ability to register and save individual profiles such as storing radio presets to software preferences to application logins on a per-driver basis. That means Spotify playlist, shortcuts and, addresses can be kept separate from the rest of the divers since multiple driver profiles can be saved. There’s also an available wireless Qi phone-charging pad if you don’t want to plug in.

So how does the 2019 Chevy Blazer do in the gas department? The Blazer’s base engine is EPA-rated at 22/27/24 mpg city/highway/combined, and it’s available only in front-wheel-drive form. The optional V-6 can come with front- or all-wheel drive and the front-drive models are rated at 20/26/22 mpg, while the AWD version is 18/25/21 mpg.

With the Blazer RS being named a “sporty” vehicle it should win over buyers who have been skeptical about switching to an SUV thanks to its responsive handling. Hamodia.com is stating that it’s “fun to drive” just like the front-wheel drive and large sedans automakers are ditching in favor of SUVs. The main competitors to The Blazer are most likely the Honda Passport, Ford Edge and Nissan Murano.   

PEACE OF MIND:

All Blazers come equipped with essential safety features, teen driver tools, LED daytime running lights, OnStar, and a government-mandated rear-view camera. The basic trim levels can be upgraded with a Driver Confidence package that includes blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors, lane change alert, and rear parking proximity alert. Chevrolet offers a three-year, or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on the 2019 Blazer, and coverage on the powertrain is five years or 60,000 miles.

The 2019 Chevy Blazer RS has a starting base price of $40,600 (plus destination fee).

You can search our inventory of Chevy Blazer at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Is So Powerful It Does What?

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Chevrolet has an interesting dilemma on its hands. The latest details regarding the current production of the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette dubbed the C8, has been pushed back again. The reason for the push back? The Corvette is too powerful. Testing has revealed that the latest generation Chevrolet Corvette simply launches ahead so hard and strong that the engine is causing damage to the actual frame and glass engine cover. There’s simply too much power for the chassis given the prototypes are fitted with twin-turbo V8s that are producing upwards of nearly 1,000 horsepower. So what does Chevrolet have in mind? Let’s explore.

Producing Engines That Are Too Strong?

Imagine crafting an engine so strong it simply tears apart the surrounding area of the vehicle. That is essentially what is going on behind the scenes. This news is according to sources close to the situation and Hagerty reporting on the subject. General Motors (GM) has missed two of their deadlines already in regards to the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette release, but this shows the automaker is ensuring the product is fully ready to go. No one wants a bent frame or any issues with a vehicle because it can’t handle its g-forces.

General Motors making sure their product is safe and secure is critical, but just the specifics of the current testing are noteworthy. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 currently has a powertrain that’s simply too powerful it leads to the structural distortion of the vehicle. Specifically, the engine compartment’s glass hatch would break during testing. The acceleration was labeled frightening so much so that GM reached out to their lawyers about any potential risks they would face for producing and selling a vehicle so powerful and fast.

Making Sure the Product Is Glitch Free As Well

Aside from the adjustments that have to be made to the body and structure of the Corvette, the report goes on to say GM is also still figuring out how to adapt its standardized, global GM electrical system. While engineers are still finalizing the new system, this all-important system will infuse more than 100 interlinked computers on its Computer Area Network (CAN) bus. The design and engineering teams have more work to do to create the Corvette in the image they want.

So, with all this said, when can we expect to see the new 2020 Corvette? Hagerty insists the National Corvette Museum’s 25th birthday in August 2019 will be a good bet. Here’s hoping all the right technology of CAN is produced in time and that the frame is made stronger; we certainly hope to see all the strength of the powertrain is kept intact. Let’s hope this summer involves some good weather and the beautiful purr of a new 2020 Corvette. For those who can’t wait till the fall to drive a new Corvette, we know one place to find the newest Chevrolet sports car today.

Test Drive With Us at Miami Lakes Automall

Hoping to experience a test drive in one of the latest Chevrolet vehicles? Don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us a one-stop shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today!

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Tows More Than the Competition

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The latest Chevrolet Silverado HD has increased its towing ability by more than half of its Chevrolet Silverado HD predecessor. With the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, owners can now haul more and expect greater things thanks to the fine work done by General Motors (GM) and their engineering team. The determination by GM and Chevrolet to push the envelope is apparent. Let us share all the details about the newest and massive Silverado HD. The massive Silverado carries a boxed ladder frame made up of mainly high-strength steel. How does this new HD pickup stand out among the other heavy-duty trucks on the market?

2020 Silverado HD > Competition

So, what caused this massive increase in towing ability? The last few years brought about increased competition among rival brands like Ford and Ram. Today’s Silverado delivers 35,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity, which is more than the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty (35,100) and 2019 Ford Super-Duty (30,000). Chevrolet is ahead of the game thanks to a beefed-up chassis and 10-speed Allison-brand transmission. Improved upon engineering even reached the way the engine is cooled thanks to the large front end design with lots of air intakes and a large 28-inch radiator fan.

Looking for choices? The Silverado HD offers plenty with 22 cab, bed, drivetrain and chassis combinations for owners to sift through; owners can build exactly what makes sense for their line of work and preference. Wheel sizes go from 17 inches through 20 inches. The Silverado HD pickups provide longer truck beds than previously produced. For example, the crew-cab models stretch out 10.4 inches longers and 1.4 inches wider. Improvement can be found everywhere including the most important aspect of the Silverado HD.

Powertrain Options Improved Upon

Owners of the new 2500 and 3500 have the choice of a 6.6-Liter, direct-injected Vortec V8 engine that provides 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque or a 6.6-Liter Duramax V8 turbo-diesel that reaches 445 horsepower and 910 ft-lb of torque. The new base engine is an improvement of the previous 2017 Silverado HD pickup’s base trim engine with its 6.0-Liter V8 engine that provided 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. There was an improvement of 41 horsepower and 84 torque. The strength of the Silverado has always been well-known, but going forward, the strength is ahead of the curve and exactly what owners want out of a truck.

Chevrolet Provides Unparalleled Towing

Chevrolet points out that 90 percent of its heavy-duty truck owners use their vehicles for towing. This is why the brand improved the technology and strength simply defined now as Chevrolet’s Advanced Trailering System. The 2020 Silverado HD provides available cameras that capture up to 15 unique camera views as well as an accessory camera attached to a trailer that allows drivers to behind what they’re towing.

GM was able to lower the HD diesel’s axle ratio from 3:71:1 to 3:42:1 to reduce engine speeds for a more silent, pleasant cabin. The all-new 10-speed coupled with stronger drivetrain components enabling diesel Silverado HDs to optimize their full amount of twist in first gear, unlike the prior models. Additional upgrades to the Silverado HD provide a new active two-speed four-wheel-drive transfer case that allows automatic all-wheel-drive function.

Additional Impressive Features

Chevy looked to improve many different facets of the Silverado HD. One of the latest changes involved adding a standard flush-mounted outlet in the front bumper for the engine-block heater for the diesel and available on the gasoline V8 powertrain. The diesel exhaust fluid tank between the frame rails includes a filler spout and a diesel exhaust fluid gauge in the instrument cluster. A polished interior gains all the power of the latest technology and will help Chevrolet Silverado owners step ahead of the competition.

Drive the Chevrolet Pickup You’ve Always Wanted

Our professional team is excited to bring our customers the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 2500. Looking for a wide selection to browse through? We offer the newest vehicles and a large selection of pre-owned vehicles. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you wish, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Thinking about selling or trading in your current vehicle? We can help at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Chevrolet Silverado HD is J.D. Power’s Most Dependable Model

The Chevrolet Silverado HD has been named J.D. Power’s Most Dependable Model for 2019. Chevrolet, among Lexus and Buick, has been ranked in the top 5 vehicle dependability. It secured the most dependable sizeable heavy-duty pickup category.

This year, the study showed a 4 percent increase on overall dependability for three-year-old models. But there is something that J.D. Power vice president of global automotive Dave Sargent believes will make any brand a contender for more customers. That is valuing customer’s demands and preferences.      

The Chevrolet Silverado HD is the heavy-duty truck that pushes the boundaries when it comes to capability while still offering comfort, high-tech interior for a connected and fun driving experience. Not to worry if you have an older Silverado HD model, it’s just the 2019 version boasts the latest amenities and technologies. Here are some of the features it delivers.

PERFORMANCE:

There are three engine options available for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. Included is a 6.0-liter Vortec V8 that either has gasoline or LPG/CNG and the third option is a 6.6-liter V8 Duramax diesel. The 6.0-liter Vortec V8 produces 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque when running on gasoline and it is also FlexFuel E85-capable.

All models come with an all-wheel drive or selectable driving modes that you can choose at the time of purchase. There are plug-in hybrids and full-electric powertrains available, as well as non-hybrid vehicles. The 2019 Silverado 2500 HD uses a six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and Auto Grade Braking to minimize the amount of braking needed while towing or driving downhill.

INTERIOR:

As for the interior, the Silverado HD comes equipped with noise-dampening cabin materials. The triple-sealed doors ensure for a quiet ride with passengers. When it comes to driving there are adjustable pedals, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and generally good view for an excellent driving position.    

There will be no problem if you or your friends are tall, broad – or both- and passengers will fit with no problem in the truck. It’s big on the outside, so there’s space for up to five people on the inside. You can add leather-appointed front seats with a heated and ventilated function to any package.  

Chevrolet Silverado HD has a front 40/20/40 split-bench cloth seats which are standard on LT Trim and heated seats are available. Also available are remote keyless entries, steering wheel audio controls, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability is also standard on all trims.   

TECHNOLOGY:

As for technology, there are steering wheel controls to answer phone calls, and you can manage the available Chevrolet Infotainment System with a 7-inch or open 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen display and operate cruise control. Also available are USB ports and 110-volt power outlet, the wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones, and the myChevrolet Mobile App. The technology available for newbies in towing is a Tow Hookup Checklist, A Backup Camera with Hitch View, Trailer Light Test, Hill-Hold Assist and Electro-Hydraulic Braking.     

SAFETY:

Safety technologies included are Tow/Haul Mode, Hill Start Assist, Digital Steering Assist, and StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control. The Diesel Exhaust Brake is an available technology that “uses engine compression to reduce the amount of conventional braking needed while towing or traveling downhill,” according to chevrolet.com. The integrated trailer brake controller features seamlessly integrate with trailer brakes during normal braking and with Trailer Sway Control.

Other safety features are auto grade braking which assists with braking on long downhill grades by initiating transmission downshifts. Silverado uses 4-wheel disc brakes with Duralife Rotors, which help to prevent warping and provide corrosion resistance to help extend rotor life. All 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD models come with six standard airbags.  

You can search our inventory of Chevrolet Silverado HD at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Spotted: Mid-Engine Corvette

There have been a lot of camouflaged prototypes for the highly anticipated mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette will switch to the mid-engine configuration for the first time in the model’s history. Two prototypes were spotted testing on the Nurburgring, ditching the loose black rags to expose a more form-fitting spotted white camo underneath.

When viewing a prototype you get a better view of the C8’s front end, which looks very little like that of the front-engine C7. The front valance features large intake vents on either side and a large splitter juts out from beneath the front lip. The headlights don’t appear to be production-spec.

There’s a large vent in front of the rear wheel and the mid-engine Corvette’s body has lines running across the doors and fenders. It also has significantly widened hips and in the back, the Corvette’s characteristic four-lamp taillights peek through the camo. There have also been glimpses of its square-tipped quad-exhaust and a new wing.  

Exact specs are not known, but there have been rumors that two-dual-overhead-cam V-8 engines will be offered. The front brakes feature one large multi-piston caliper, but you can see a second caliper opposite the primary clamping unit. The mid-engine proportions are very apparent when viewed from the side.

It’s expected that the mid-engined Corvette or C8 will be a bit heavier than the current car’s roughly 3500 pounds, but according to caranddriver.com, “it will compensate for that with about 500 horsepower from the LT1”. Thanks to the increased traction of rearward weight bias and a quick-shifting transaxle, it’ll be quicker than the C7.

The mid-engined Corvette will need massive amounts of airflow, meaning the entire leading plane of the nose will be open to the air and packed full of heat exchangers. The C8 will extract engine-compartment heat through vents below the taillights on the rear fascia. Combustion gases will be fed through an exhaust that includes the familiar dual-mode system to maximize airflow and noise generation at high engine loads.    

General Motors wants to replace the traditional hydraulic master-and slave-cylinder mechanism with an electronic actuator in the transmission triggered by a sensor on the clutch pedal. If they proceed, at the moment it’s just a rumor, this system would make for a much simpler clutch actuation system, which would certainly be helpful in a mid-engine car with the transmission at the rear. So what kind of engine can it possibly have?

As mentioned the engine will be heavier as it could possibly use a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox sourced from Tremec. Of its seven speeds, the top three are overdrives and Tremec says it can handle 9000 rpm input speed and 664 lb-ft of torque. According to Car and Driver, they argue that Chevy will only offer this Corvette with one gearbox to reduce cost and complexity, “but a world without a manual-transmission ‘Vette is hard to imagine”.     

According to a 2017 leak by gmauthority.com, the mid-engine Corvette will likely be offered with the following three engines:

  • Naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 LT1, which makes a maximum of 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in the C7 Corvette Stingray with the Z51 package.
  • Twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8 DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) engine making in the vicinity of 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
  • Twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 DOHC engine making in the vicinity of 700 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque.     

The engines will likely be manufactured at the GM Tonawanda powertrain plant. The mid-engined Corvette will likely be offered with a choice of two transmissions – a seven-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. The market forecast has the majority of volume going to the 6.2L V8 with 14,000 units produced annually from 2019 to 2021.            

You can search our inventory of Corvette’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Impala Production Extended

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General Motors will continue to produce the Impala despite making plans to end its run; at least for a little while. The 2019 Chevrolet Impala large sedan was expected to see its production run through June 2019, but plans have been pushed back to January 2020. With seven additional months of making this vehicle, GM is hoping to finish off the demand this vehicle carries. The 2019 Chevy Impala carries upgraded and advanced technology features in safety technology like Forward Collision Alert. Let’s explore why GM will keep this vehicle running a little longer.

New Technology Sticking Around For A While Longer

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala provides a 2.5-Liter ECOTEC direct injected 4-cylinder engine that has stop/start technology and carries a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Part of the reason for that high rating is due to having 10 standard airbags for every trim. Aside from safe, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is fast and sleek. Owners can opt for the 3.6-Liter direction injection V6 engine that offers 305 horsepower. The 2019 Impala represents a refined interior with owners gaining an 8-inch touchscreen, a nice size for drivers when using the Rear Vision Camera. The Premier trim offers Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard and Forward Collision Alert is available. Impala owners gain Apple Carplay and Android Auto with every trim. The technology offered in the Chevy Impala is a large reason General Motors will look to continue the large sedan’s production into next year.

GM Production Continues

As far as the production goes, there are plans to close the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in 2020. GM has said they notified all employees, dealers, and suppliers of the changes. This is one of potentially four factories in the United States that could close. The extension of the Chevrolet Impala makes sense as it still provides customers with quality. As pickup trucks and SUVs continue to grow in popularity, this is one vehicle that will remain on the market. General Motor expects to save about $6 billion in cash flow by the end of next year. Those generous savings will help to allow them to invest in future technologies like automation and electrification. To test-drive the latest Chevy vehicles, come to Miami Lakes Automall today and see for yourself why owning the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is a great choice.

Newest Chevy Vehicles Are Ready at Miami Lakes Automall

Our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup from our new vehicles to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Hoping to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Please come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. We welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. We hope to see you soon!

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2020 Silverado HD Is Wildly Impressive

2020 Silverado HD Is Wildly Impressive

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Chevrolet is looking to wow customers with their new 2020 Silverado HD pickup the new Chevy HD is impressively strong with a maximum towing capacity of 35,500 pounds. That number reflects a vast 52 percent increase from the previous-generation Silverado HD and is 400 pounds more than the largest Ram HD pickup available today (the Cummins diesel version). Owners will have the choice of five trim options (Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country with a remarkable 22 cab, bed chassis and driveline configurations.

They Can Build It To Be Stronger, Faster and Better

Chevrolet has invested heavily in making its new HD massive. Expected to be taller, and broader, with a lengthened wheelbase of 5.2 inches for Crew Cab models. In fact, the overall length of the Crew Cab with a standard bed is nearly a foot longer than the previous truck, and it’s almost 2 inches taller. For those interested, there’s plenty inside that has been upgraded to make the Chevrolet HD stand above the competition. Chevy has plenty to say about their products, including the newest 2020 Silverado HD line being built in Flint, Michigan.

“We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none. We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views1, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or a fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes to make tasks easier,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD.

What Is Expected Inside and Out?

What is expected inside? Chevrolet has mentioned every component from the transmission to the wheels are new and upgraded. What has been enhanced? Owners will notice the suspension has improved, made to handle the extra load. The rear axle is enhanced with an 11.5-inch ring gear for 2500HD models and a 12-inch ring gear for 3500HD diesel trucks. There are new larger-diameter prop shafts and the cooling system is upgraded to mitigate heat. A new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission to swap cogs has been added.

Managing that maximum tow rating demands a precise rig choice; a regular cab 2020 Silverado HD with two-wheel drive and dual rear wheels at the back. The required engine for that monumental task is the unmatched 6.6-Liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 powertrain. This massive engine is producing the same 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque with direct injection. That’s more power than you get from rival brands like Ram, though Ford hasn’t released figures for its refreshed upcoming Super Duty.

Drivers can link up their trailer easier than ever before thanks to 15 cameras as part of the in-vehicle trailering system. Electronic trailering apps are being developed to allow for considerable functionality to those towing large RV trailers. Helpful features like auto park brake assist, grade hold help, trailer sway control, and integrated trailer brake control provides hands-on towing assistance. As for passengers, they will enjoy a bit more legroom thanks to a modest three-inch overall increase in interior space.

Silverado Options For All

While the pricing for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is not yet released, we can expect to see this large pickup in the Summer of 2019 and we can’t wait. Can’t wait to drive a new Silverado? Come to Miami Lakes Automall! Looking for a new pickup? We have all the newest Chevrolet vehicles available, including the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado, new 2019 Chevrolet Trax, and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Bison ZR2. We welcome you to go on a test-drive to experience all the latest technology and comfort offered in the new Silverado. Our professional sales team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers.

Dealing with a vehicle that needs repair? Our trusted servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Make a simple auto maintenance appointment and we’ll do our part to get your vehicle back as soon as possible. Stop by today!

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Sold Out for 2019

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 only produces 2,000 units per year and it already reached its quota for this year. Bison, the ZR2 model that’s sold out, is an upgrade to an already serious off-road pickup. So does that mean that it’s nowhere to be found? Not exactly.

Thedrive.com reached out to Chevrolet in regards to the truck being sold out or not and Monte Doran, Chevrolet spokesperson, told them “the Bison is incredibly popular, and demand from both dealers and customers is exceeding supply.” That’s good for Chevrolet. Dealers have asked for far more Bison’s than they can produce.    

As it stands, the Bison currently makes up about 10 percent of total Colorado sales, according to Chevrolet truck marketing director Sandor Piszar. According to official sales data, the Chevrolet Colorado tallied 134,842 US sales in 2018. Beyond the formidable ZR2 is the extreme Colorado ZR2 Bison, which tops the Colorado truck lineup in off-road capability, and price.   

SO WHAT’S NEW?

Chevrolet worked with aftermarket truck outfitter AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) to take the already capable ZR2 one step further, leading to Bison. The truck outfitter also designed new front and rear steel bumpers to protect the truck from trail obstructions. The front bumper has factory accommodations for a winch and unlike the standard ZR2 bumper, the Bison’s steel bumper offers a place for a pair of standard factory fog lights.

The rear bumper features chassis mounted tubular corner pieces that wrap around the rear quarter panels to provide some extra protection. It also features two integrated recovery points for when things don’t go as planned. Lastly, a new grille with flow-through “Chevrolet” lettering replaces the traditional bowtie.   

Keeping the ZR2 Bison on the road is a set of 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires mounted to Bison-specific 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels. Which adds wider fender flares than the standard ZR2 to go with the new rubber and also has a 3.5-inch wider rear track. On pavement, the truck still rides smoothly in spite of its toughened, giant tires, thanks to the Multimatic DSSV dampers.

Behind the wheel, the changes don’t translate to a different experience from the regular ZR2. Those knobby rubbers still send a decent amount of road noise into the cabin and cause the truck to move a bit. The 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6 doesn’t have trouble holding the truck at speeds high enough. Even with those traction tires and height and the 308 horsepower and 275 ft-lb of torque.

Inside, customers will find exclusive headrest stitching and floor liners that feature the AEV logo. Outside, a snorkel, which helps the Bison ford through water, provides proper air filtration while driving on dusty trails. Other things that can be included are front and rear locking electronic differentials, Multimatic DSSV dampers, off-road rocker protection, an Autotrac transfer case, a rear axle with a 3.42 ratio and the Bison can be equipped with the optional 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel.

If customers are willing to do the research they will still be able to find one in dealer inventories. They will have to call daily and see if dealers have a Bison on order that has not been sold to another customer. But from a Chevrolet perspective, the vehicle is sold out.

But you’ll have to act fast since the truck is in high demand, especially the 2019 model. Chevrolet told thedrive.com that the trucks only sit on a lot for 10 days on average before being sold. That is no time at all.   

You can search our inventory of Colorado Chevrolet at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

 

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GM Powers Up 2020 Silverado HD Pickup Line

The Chevrolet design team is listening to what their customers want. The team took into consideration and put into action, the earlier feedback they received and their customers made one message loud and clear. Make a heavy duty truck that looks very different from a light-duty; make its appearance convey power and capability, as a heavy-duty truck should be.  

The 2020 Silverado HD sketches, unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 9-18, 2019), showed a few new specs of what the 2020 Silverado model will have. For one, it will be available in five trim levels- Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country – across 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline configurations. Like their GMC Sierra HD siblings, it will also have the choices of two new powertrains.

The choice of having two new powertrains will give a new direct-injected gas engine with a 6-speed automatic or the turbo-diesel engine that is mated to a new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission. The diesel engine is listed at 910 lb-ft of torque, which is the same as the current L5P 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbo-diesel. Other unique features include the new towing mirrors, LED roof-mounted heavy duty marker lights, and a handy bed-step on the side.

INCHES & DIMENSIONS:

The standard engine is a new 6.6- liter gasoline V-8 with direct injection making 401 hp and 464 pound-feet of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. According to autonews.com, “that is an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18 percent more towing capability –17,400 pounds — according to GM. It replaces a 6.0-liter gasoline V-8 that delivered 360 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque”.   

However, something to consider is that the all-new 6.6- liter gasoline V8 engine, in the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD, will not utilize active or dynamic cylinder deactivation, according to gmauthority.com. The report also states that the new direct-injected heavy duty V8 engine will not offer an automatic engine start/stop either. But not to worry.    

There’s also another optional engine costumers can choose. The 6.6-liter diesel V-8 rated at 445 hp and 910 pound-feet of torque coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Allison. The 2020 Silverado HD, according to GM, is 10.4 inches longer than the outgoing truck, 1.4 inches wider and 1.6 inches taller.

WHERE WILL THE ENGINES BE BUILT?:

The Duramax diesel engine will be built at its jointly operated DMAX facility in Moraine, Ohio. The 10-speed transmission will be produced at GM’s Toledo Transmission plant in Ohio. The 6.6-liter gas engine and six-speed transmission will be produced at the automaker’s Tonawanda Engine plant in Buffalo, N.Y.  

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:

From what has been shown of the teaser image, the new 2020 Silverado HD has a Z71 badge on the grille. That badge defines that the Silverado will be a proper off-road truck on offer, straight from the factory. Z71 optioned trucks make for great adventures, as they are great at getting to remote trailheads.

The front grille of the Silverado HD looks to be highly influenced by the 2019 Silverado 1500 Work truck lineup. Goodbye, famous Chevy Bowtie. That is now replaced with “Chevrolet” stamped promptly across the grille.  

The lettering is also cut out, which allows more air to cool the engine. And you might find similarities with the 2019 Silverado HD. This setup is similar to the “Flowtie,” which was introduced on the 2018 Camaro ZL1 and carried over to the 2019 Silverado (4500/5500/6500) HD trucks.  

You can search our inventory of Chevrolet Silverado Pickups at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Upcoming Silverado HD Will Pay For Electric Future

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Chevrolet is thankful for the success of their all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. General Motors had an ace up its sleeve with their line-up of diesel model Silverados, their highly popular and awarded pickup. The good news is there’s more technology being added. In June, the latest refresh from the all-new 2019 Silverado is set to debut. The Silverado HD heavy-duty truck was already lighter, yet stronger than the previous generation, but Chevy will have their newest heavy-duty, the all-new 2020 Silverado HD, by mid-2019.

Chevrolet has gone even further to gain more with less with even greater fuel-efficiency. Known as simply the 2020 Silverado HD, it is a new product for Chevy. With so much focus on the pickup, they have seen good returns on the Silverado and that success will help fund the research GM has for their self-driving projects. Let’s find out how much Chevrolet has invested.

Outlook For 2019

General Motors (GM) pickup trucks combined for a total of $65 billion in annual revenue with the heavy-duty versions of the Silverado and GMC Sierra making up nearly 20 percent of GM’s full-size truck sales. The revised Silverado HD will have competition in 2019 when Ford’s Super Duty is revamped. With GM’s reported sales hitting 210,000 heavy-duty pickups in 2018, the figure is expected to rise in 2019. As sedan sales have trended downwards, it’s less profitable than previous years for American automakers to make them. The latest trucks have more technology included and are more advanced with better engineering than ever before.

“These vehicles have among the highest margins in the business. You have no tomorrow if you don’t sell these trucks today,” said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting at LMC Automotive.

Success and Continued Growth

GM reported sales of 210,000 heavy-duty pickups last year as the hope is the upcoming new models will sell even more. GM gains roughly 2 billion dollars through these sales alone before taxes, so the goal going forward is to continue to produce as many new pickups and other light trucks. Despite trucks being more expensive to build, they expect to grow by 1,000 workers to help launch the latest heavy-duty trucks in Flint, Michigan.  

General Motors is thrilled that these pickup trucks alone cover the $1 billion a year that the automaker places into its GM Cruise LLC self-driving unit. However, GM Cruise LLC  has yet to bring in revenue and has not yet begun its upcoming ride-hailing service, which set to debut in 2019. GM has an investment to solve the difficult problem of arranging a computer to operate a car. This problem is so costly that GM sold a piece of Cruise to SoftBank Vision Fund for $2.25 billion and another portion of the company to Honda Motor Co. for $2.75 billion. But they are looking to create this service to drive revenue even higher. This isn’t the first time they’ve put money into electric technology.

Electric Plans For Chevrolet

Back in 2016 the Chevy Bolt, GM’s latest electric car sold, lost nearly $9,000 per vehicle for the automaker. Chevy will take steps to ensure they don’t have that problem again. By 2022 the global auto industry as a whole will have spent $255 billion on electric vehicles and an additional $61 billion expanding self-drive technology, according to a report last year from consulting firm AlixPartners. There is no plan to sway GM from making electric vehicles, in fact they are doubling down on making new technology for us all to enjoy. Selling their pickups has netted GM over $9 billion annually and the future will showcase their latest innovations. For the latest Chevrolet pickups, head to Miami Lakes Automall today.

Find Your Next Chevy With Us

At Miami Lakes Automall, we always take care of our customers. Check out our entire lineup, like the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. From sales to repairs, we’re here to help! If you’re wondering if you should buy or lease, let us help you make the right decision. From trade-ins to selling, we’re ready to provide a solution for all our customers.

Let our professional service team handles repairs and regular maintenance daily. We hope to get your vehicle back into tip-top shape. With a simple service appointment, we can get started on making you a happy customer. Come to Miami Lakes Automall today!

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Chevrolet Corvette C7 Final Editions Are Out

To ease some of the waiting period for the Corvette C8, Chevrolet has been coming out with more special edition versions of the C7. The Ultimate Corvette C7’s are here.  

Special features, for the Final Edition C7, will include Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, a performance data recorder, and chassis calibration optimized for race tracks. A Z07 package is also available for some versions, which adds additional aerodynamics and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is an ultra-high performance sport summer tire that offers excellent handling ability in summer track driving conditions.    

A carbon fiber exterior aerodynamics package adds a visible carbon fiber front splitter and side skirts, and the exterior can be finished in either Sebring Orange Tintcoat Metallic or Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic. Inside the Final Edition, the interior has also received a slew of upgrades such as a carbon fiber trim package and black Nappa leather. The seat surfaces, steering wheel, gearshift, instrument panel, doors, and center console come in suede microfiber.     

Europe, Germany, and Switzerland are getting a new Final Edition of the coupe versions of the Grand Sport and Z06 Corvette C7 (nicknamed “the ultimate Corvette C7”) will be available in Germany and Switzerland.

“Thanks to its unique combination of racing technology, excellent driving dynamics, unmistakable style, and high everyday suitability the Corvette has grown to be the ultimate sports car icon,” said Chevrolet Europe’s director of performance cars, Felix Weller. “With this special edition, we aim to honor the current generation, which has once more contributed greatly to the history of the Corvette series.”   

While waiting patiently for the arrival of the mid-engine C8 (according to motortrend.com it’ll be here in 2020), the 2019 model year will have 28 iterations for the seventh-generation Corvette (C7), including coupe/convertible versions of Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, and now the ZR1.

THE HEART OF THE CORVETTE:

One of the main components of any car is the engine. The final editions have impressive engines.

  • The 2019 Stingray has a 6.2L V8, 460 horsepower and can go 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.
  • The 2019 Z06 also has a 6.2L V8 and a 650 horsepower and it can pull up to 650 LB-FT of torque.
  • The 2019 Grand Sport has a 6.2L, 460 horsepower and it can go 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.
  • The 2019 ZR1 has a 6.2L, 755 horsepower and can go from 0-60 in 2.85 seconds

As you can see there are several variations in the vehicles but the engines are all the same.    

PRICING:

So what is the pricing for the Corvette C7 Final Editions?

The Stingray coupe starts at $55,900 (plus destination fee). The Grand Sport starts at $65,900 (plus destination fee). The Z06 starts at $80,900 (plus destination fee). The ZR1 starts at a whopping $123,000 (plus destination fee).

According to carbuzz.com, “we’ll have to wait and see if the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Final Edition will be sold in the US”. Let’s cross our fingers that they are.  

You can search our inventory of Corvettes at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Is Out to Change The Game

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How does the current crossover SUV segment look? It’s a whole lot flashier now that the Chevrolet Blazer has returned to form with its latest incarnation. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has debuted and its ready for drivers. Looking for something to drive and enjoy that isn’t a sluggish SUV or bulky crossover? Don’t stray away from the latest Chevrolet product that has set itself apart from the pack. We’ll go over all the details, but keep in mind how the makers of the Blazer view their sharp new product.

“For the midsize two-row crossover customer, the business case was that they weren’t looking for body on frame. Same thing with off-roading — that’s not what this Blazer was ever going to be. There are a few things about it that you could call Camaro-esque. But our intent all along was to offer dry road performance, like a sports sedan. Some competitors have more emphasis on utility; this one has more emphasis on the sport,” said Blazer engineer Larry Mihalko.

Details of the Flashy New Blazer

The standard powertrain for the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the hearty 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive in the base trim. The 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar engine included in the Premier trim carries 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque and is the standard powertrain with the RS and Premier trim, and works as an available option for the L and Base.

The 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four engine provides drivers with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque is standard for L and Base trim. The V6 engine also has front or all-wheel-drive options and all Blazer options carry high-performance cross-axis ball joints for greater lateral stiffness, according to Chevrolet. With a combined 29 mpg, the Chevrolet Blazer helps drivers by providing a reasonable fuel economy for owners.

Full of Features, Packed With Modern Technology

Additional features that make the Blazer worthwhile and modern is the hands-free power liftgate, wireless charging, and six USB ports. For owners that use their Blazer for towing, they can use the Hitch Guidance feature, which helps aid the aligning process for a driver to hitch a trailer with a view of the center line on the rear vision camera. The Hitch View provides a top-down view of the hitch so drivers can see just where the hitch ball rests. Drivers are going to love driving the Blazer today more than ever before. This is made easier thanks to the large 8-inch touchscreen. Available features include a rear-seat DVD player that is a part of an infotainment system that makes rides more fun for others.

This is a new product that differs from the previous Blazer that had a production run from 2001-2008. The all-new Blazer offers a 0-60 time of just 6.5 seconds with the 3.6-Liter V6 and starts at only $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Premier trim begins at $43,895 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

For those looking for a smaller SUV, the newest line-up offered by Chevrolet includes the Trax and Equinox. Drivers that want a little more space, but no sacrificing on behalf of the power, the Blazer is a perfect fit.

Experience The Difference of Chevrolet Today

We hope to accommodate everyone who wants a test-drive with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. We carry the latest Chevrolet vehicles and take pride in offering a large quality pre-owned variety that will make all customers happy to test-drive.

We have a dedicated service center for your current vehicle for all maintenance and repair work. Make a service appointment so we can help with all your repair needs. We’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall right now!

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Quality Servicing And Repairs Done Right

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When a vehicle needs to be repaired, would an owner be better served to take matters into their own hands or take the vehicle to a trusted service center? YouTube has millions of videos with tens of thousands of videos added every day, but those videos don’t carry the same experience and training that is applied to our service members. We’re sure to be able to handle much more than any videos can provide and in a timely manner., In most cases, we’ll have any vehicle returned to the owner in less time than if the owner attempted the repairs on their own.

Vehicles are machines that have many moving parts and require maintenance on a regular basis. Oil changes, replacing brake pads and car batteries are common issues, but we are certified to handle even the most difficult of maintenance or repairs. Let’s go over the various maintenance work and when to expect to come to our service center.

What Services Are Available?

Oil changes, which involves lube and a filter change, are a regular servicing task. We suggest to come in for oil changes every 3,000 miles. If full synthetic motor oil is used, this will provide up to 10,000 miles of use before replacement oil is needed. At the same time, tires should be rotated to make sure they wear evenly.

Looking for new tires or to patch a current one? We can guarantee you leave with the proper solution for nearly any vehicle. We also adjust tires to the proper tire pressure with every visit.

Battery service and replacement is normal as well, every two or three years. Let us test the battery and replace any battery that is testing low voltage. Nothing is worse than being stranded with a dead battery. We’ll properly dispose of any old battery.

Brake servicing requires proper attention to detail and we’ll make sure brakes are properly tended to. We advise a visual inspection of brake rotors and brake pads every 5,000 miles. We’ll examine brake lines and hoses at 15,000 miles through our multi-point inspection. At 30,000 miles we will measure each brake pad and disc. We have the proper training to know what to look for and how to address any issues. Don’t neglect brakes. Doing so can end up costing more than brake maintenance and even be dangerous.

Less Common Maintenance Work We Can Handle

Have an older vehicle? Just got new tires? Front end alignment is extremely important to ensure a vehicle goes on the right path and keeps tires from going bald. If you notice any tire is uneven or the vehicle veers to the left or right instead of moving straight, bring it in because we can correct that problem with a proper alignment.

Transmission repair and replacement is a service we handle as well. Whether the transmission requires an overhaul or replacement, we have the tools and knowledge to get it down.

Coolant replacement or flushes are necessary and should take place every 60,000 miles and flushed again after 30,000 miles and beyond that mark over the course of a vehicle’s lifetime. We will correctly dispose of the radiator fluid with a coolant replacement and keep a vehicle from overheating with a coolant flush.

Miami Lakes Automall Is Your Automotive Super-Store!

Our professional sales staff will help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re excited to help our customers with any buying, leasing or selling needs today.

We also carry over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d want in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for.

If you’re in need of any servicing or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you today!

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Chevy Is Giving The People What They Want: A Camaro ZL1 1LE With an Automatic Transmission

A car favorite, for Camaro’s enthusiasts, got a face-lift (or better yet a transmission lift), and it’s exactly what the people have been wanting. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is now an easier drive thanks to a six-speed manual transmission and its quicker and newly available 10- speed automatic transmission.

It is important to note that previously, the Camaro ZL1 1LE, was only available with a manual transmission. But the 2019 ZL1 1LE Camaro, which will be available for sale beginning in February 2019, is switching from manual gears to an automatic transmission. Chevrolet called the 2019 ZL1 1LE “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever,” on their press release.

The real transformation that Chevy engineers pushed the limits on when building the automatic transmission was making it more than one half second faster than the standard manual transmission on General Motors’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet torque, which routes through a six-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels.

WHAT’S NEW?

There’s a lot that’s been done to the updated Camaro ZL1 1LE. The transmission itself is one that’s been previously used in the Camaro SS for the 2019 model. The updates come where Camaro designed a new fitted trans oil pan and added additional cooling ducts, as well as tuning the unit to work with the electronic differential and stability control. But the most important change to the 2019 model is the dampers that have also been tuned to neutralize the weight transfer from the faster shifts.

Camaro Chief Engineer, Mark Dickens, stated on the press release that the transmission is optimized for speed. “With unique Track Mode calibrations and 10 gears, you are always in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle. You may not be a professional race car driver, but now you can shift like one”.

Talk about getting a major upgrade. Everything is just a second quicker with the newly added enhancements.

The self-shifting cars tested to be over half-second quicker than the manual-equipped versions in GM’s 2.9- mile test track, thanks to the extra gear ratios on tap and quicker gear changes. The quickness in shift should appeal more to Camaro buyers that go for automatic, which Chevy says it’s about 80 percent of its buyers.

PRICE:

The ZL1 1LE is not a limited edition, although Chevy only anticipates for annual sales to go from anywhere of 800-1,000 units sold. Its design draws attention to the engineering excellence of Chevrolet’s Performance engineers and it’s corporate partners. “Success revolves around how brightly the ZL1 1LE shines against its competition,” motor1.com stated.     

Goodyear, a tire and rubber company, spent three years developing two brand new tires solely for this car – one for the front, and another for the rear, each with different fundamental behavior. The Canadian firm, which is best known for its Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers, Multimatic, completely re-engineered some of the most crucial front suspension components.

The Camaro ZL1 has a starting MSRP of $62,000 (plus destination fee) but an add-on of the 10-speed, to the $7,500 1LE package is $1,595 which totals the package up to $9,095.00. The 1LE package will include an adjustable suspension with active dampers, wider wheels and tires, larger Brembo brakes and a big wing and redesigned front end designed to increase downforce at high speeds.

“Adding an automatic transmission is another example of the Camaro portfolio delivering what customers want. This ultimate 1LE is another appealing option that is true to its racing heritage,” Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, also said on the press release.  

The added speed will be welcoming for those who love cruising fast down the road. But don’t worry. If you still want to purchase a manual Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Chevrolet is still selling it. It’s the new and improved Camaro for those who have wanted an old familiar friend with an automatic transmission.   

You can search our inventory of Chevrolet and Chevrolet Camaro’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Goodbye to the Chevy Sonic

The Chevy Sonic is being taken out of production and is saying goodbye indefinitely, at least that was the rumor a few years ago. Rumor no more. Fast-forward two years and it seems that General Motors is planning on discontinuing this model. (Cue crying cards).

Many blogs such as the drive.com and slashgear.com have reported that the Chevy Sonic is “reportedly dead”. But hold your horses. General Motors is saying goodbye to that model in a particular market and that is the Canadian market, not the U.S. market. Not just yet anyway.

When Motor1.com reached out to the automaker for further information, a representative said: “We have not announced any plans to stop selling the Sonic in the U.S.”

So what was the cause of people thinking Sonic was saying goodbye? Since its arrival to the market in 2012, the highest sales volume for the Chevy Sonic was 93,518 units in 2014 and it hasn’t seen numbers like that since. In 2018, that number dropped to 20,613 units.

Even with the model going smaller, with just half the size it was three years ago, it hasn’t had any luck in the sales department. It’s one of the reasons why this model is being axed.

In fact, Chevy was discontinuing several of its models due to low sales. Those models Included Chevy Cruze, Impala, and Volt. Although they are not getting rid of the Sonic just yet, Chevy is going to focus its attention on selling more popular SUVs and trucks.

Chevy Sonic sales have seen a continuous slip in purchases for a number of years. If you were to compare last year’s sales with the sales around this time, you will see that it fell 41.2 percent, “its sold less than one-third of 2014’s volume”, according to thetruthaboutcars.com

With its focus shifting to SUVs and trucks Chevy has also announced that they are going electric. But what does that mean for 2019 Sonics? At the moment they are still selling. According to a GM spokesperson, GM will stop building the Sonic “as early as this year”.

In 2017 Sonic came out with new rims, new colors, and new trims. The technology also got an upgrade with optional features that include a power driver’s seat, keyless entry, and push-button start, heated cloth seats, and a heated steering wheel. (Convenient for those living up North). Twenty-seventeen and later models are equipped with a 7.0-inch MyLink touchscreen that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.  

So what exactly is Chevrolet losing when Sonic finally goes away? For it being such a small compact car, it offers up to 38 MPG highway.

When Chevy Sonic’s first came to the market it replaced the Chevrolet Aveo as the subcompact car in the Chevrolet model lineup. Another small car by Chevrolet is the Spark which is sold for a little over two thousand dollars more than the Sonic and it goes 38 MPG over the Sonic, who goes 37 MPG.    The Sonic has a standard 1.4L turbocharged, 138 horsepower engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. It has available Bluetooth integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. So you can stay connected on the go.

There are two models of Chevrolet Sonic: the Sedan and Hatch. Both the sedan and hatch have a 26/34 MPG but their prices are a bit different. The 2019 sedan costs $15,420 (plus destination fee) while the 2019 hatch costs $18,020 (plus destination fee).

Don’t think for a second that Chevy is the only one saying goodbye to an older model. It was also announced that Ford is saying goodbye to all of their sedans except the Mustang just like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did in 2017 when they eliminated the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. Their main focus turned to crossovers and SUVs.

Don’t fret. You can still purchase a Chevrolet Sonic. You can search our inventory of Chevy Sonics at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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All-New 2019 Mid-Size Silverado Begins Production

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Chevrolet pulls off surprise reveal of the 2019 Silverado 6500HD at NTEA The Work Truck Show, seen here with dump truck upfit. Credit: Chevy

Chevrolet has been hard at work to produce their first-ever medium-duty Silverado. The concept was first introduced at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This vehicle has been produced in a partnership with Navistar International. In January 2019, the production for the new Medium-Duty Silverado began rolling off the line and into Chevy dealerships. The all-new Chevrolet 4500/5500/6500 trucks are listed as Class 4, 5 and 6 vehicles. The 2019 Mid-Size Silverados are already being produced in Springfield, Ohio. So, what makes these larger and strong vehicles impressive and newsworthy? Let’s get into the history and how far Chevrolet has come to step back into the mid-size truck segment in a big way.

Chevrolet’s History With Mid-Size Trucks + All-New Silverados

These are the first medium-duty trucks Chevrolet has put out since their run of the Chevrolet Kodiak, which produced from 1980 to 2009. These vehicles are a bit smaller than the Kodiak, however, their strength is improved with more recent technology allowing for improved maneuverability, factory air-suspension and stands to be the most customer-focused medium-duty trucks on the market today.

The all-new Silverados have already gathered the prestige to change the industry thanks to a dedicated team driven that worked tirelessly to ensure these vehicles were ideal for those looking for mid-size trucks that can operate effectively and easily. Lots of questions and work requirements paved the way for Chevrolet to answer the bell and provide answers for those who needed trucks like the all-new 2019 Silverado Mid-Size line-up.

“Chevy’s designers and engineers were obsessed with making this Silverado the most customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor. By customer-focused, I mean work-ready trucks that are easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet.

Silverado Solutions For Their Customers

First and foremost, the cost of upkeeping these special and unique Silverado trucks came to mind for buyers and investors. The solution to truck frames that rust was to come up with a factory-painted frame with singular piece frame rails that are smooth and carry through-the-frame fuel fill lines so they don’t interfere with body mounting. The frame couldn’t be compromised leaving behind the rear axle to handle longer cargo boxes without reinforcements. Chevrolet came up with Seven Cab-to-Axle options ranging from 60 to 162-inches and five unique axle-to-back-of-frame length sized in 8-inch increments.

Another obstacle was coming up with a good design that wouldn’t require technicians to need ladders or remove any vehicle parts to access under-hood components for any repairs. So, Chevrolet made a lightweight, front-hinged “clamshell” hood that allows for easier access than ever to work on the vehicle, no ladder required. Chevrolet didn’t stop by making the vehicle easier to repair, it made the cabin totally different.

Further Improvements For the All-New 2019 Mid-Size Silverado

A factory-installed rear air suspension, which is not available for rival brand Ford, helps to reduce vibration and harshness while driving. Owners will be able to know the inset doors are triple-sealed and this will prevent wind and road noise from entering the cabin. The Silverado is going to have both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive options. A 6.6-Liter Duramax diesel engine that operates with 350 horsepower and an impressive 700 lb-ft of torque makes up the powertrain for each Silverado.

The interior will have a built-in 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot (paid data plan needed) and wireless cellphone charging to set this line-up apart. Owners will enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities as well. More than 400 commercially-focused Chevrolet dealerships will carry this new line of vehicles. The starting price for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 regular-cab chassis cab with a 141-inch wheelbase will begin at less than $47,999 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

Let Miami Lakes Automall Be Your First Choice

For all things Chevrolet, we’re ready to assist with any purchase, leasing, buying, trade-in or otherwise. Our customers love our no-hassle approach towards making a great deal. We carry all-new Chevrolet vehicles, including the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Should you need any servicing, repairing or maintenance we can help you get your vehicle up and running like new with a service appointment and a visit to our service center today! We look forward to being your home for all things automotive at Miami Lakes Automall.

 

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The All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Is Ready To Go

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Something special is coming soon to the SUV market, the return of the Chevrolet Blazer. Chevy is making waves with the reincarnation of one of their best-selling vehicles. This time the Blazer will be a completely reimagined vehicle. The new vehicle will hit the crossover and SUV market with a fresh take.

The last time the Chevy Blazer was around, it ran from 2001-2008 as a mid-size, body-on-frame SUV. Chevrolet is banking that no one will mind that this new Chevrolet Blazer doesn’t resemble the previous Blazer. The new model will make the fourth Chevrolet SUV in their line-up including the small Trax, Equinox, newly announced Blazer, and the largest entry, the Traverse.

New Chevy Blazer Features

The unibody platform is new and is based off the same one used for the GMC Acadia. There will be three trim levels from the base model, to the sporty RS and finally the top-tier Premier trim. The Premier is luxurious and carries the trusted 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar engine that provides 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The entry powertrain is a 2.5-Liter four-cylinder with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The nine-speed transmission is equipped for both engines.

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will have both front and all-wheel-drive versions. The 4,500-pound towing capacity comes with the larger engine. Drivers will love the sleek look and power, with the Chevrolet Camaro serving as an influence. The Blazer carries a large grille, tall hood, narrow headlights and sculpted sheet metal. The cabin comes with round air vents inside the vehicle, dual-zone climate controls are standard with a panoramic roof and hands-free power liftgate are optional for the Blazer.

Inside The Latest Chevrolet Blazer

The interior also has Chevrolet’s newest MyLink system with an infotainment system that contains an 8-inch touchscreen, Bose audio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available with up to six USB ports for the driver and passengers to enjoy. The latest safety technologies are equipped with adaptive cruise control and rear camera mirror. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer is set to be available in late January and goes for $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee).

The Hit The Road package will add cross bars for the roof rack and black assist steps, plus significant safety items like emergency braking, forward collision alert and lane-keep-assist. The Hit The Road package costs $1,050. Notable exterior options like a body-colored grille bar is set for $395 and an illuminated Chevy bowtie emblem costs $395 and a unique shade of red called Cajun Red Tintcoat for $495. Rear seat infotainment system with a DVD player runs $1,995 and the sport pedal kit costs $165.

Ride the Newest Chevrolet Vehicles All At One Place

Come to drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles, don’t wait to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

Looking for a great experience in gaining a new vehicle? We’re happy to help with any buying, leasing or selling. Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today!

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is Ready To Please Everyone

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The pickup segment has become very popular in the last several years. There are compact pickups, mid-size and full-size pickups and lots of versatility within the truck choices customers have. What customers want is the ability to craft their perfect vehicle and have the ability to have accessibility to use their vehicle for many purposes; this is how the pickup industry has become more popular. Well, Chevrolet has been paying attention to their customers and the industry as a whole and will cater to drivers with five trims for their upcoming 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD.

The Silverado HD is their heavy-duty pickup that provides a solid choice for businesses and working drivers. There are multiple choices for a variety of drivers. The base model is the Work Truck (WT), followed by the Custom, LT, LTZ and finally the high-end High Country trim. With each level comes another level of technology and premium luxury added.

“Truck customers are very clear: They want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck compromised for the masses. That insight shaped our strategy for the next-generation Silverado franchise, providing customers more differentiation between the Silverado 1500 and the Silverado HD as well as more personalization and differentiation between individual trim levels,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president of GM Global Design.

New For the 2020 Silverado HD

One thing that will come with every 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is the bold, redesigned face that carries a different design than any pickup on the market. The 2020 Silverado HD is vastly different from the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500. With an available gas engine and the impressive Duramax turbo-diesel, the Silverado HD will be quite improved. The V8 will carry new trailer hauling technology with a big gooseneck flatbed trailer that is equipped with dual axles and dually wheels. New door-mounted large side towing mirrors are also in place to help to make towing easier. Higher towing and payload capabilities are expected for the latest Silverado HD, but for some reference, the 2019 Silverado 2500 HD has a towing capacity of 13,000 to 14,500 pounds, though the Silverado HD 1500 will not be expected to have as high a number. The latest heavy-duty Silverado pickup will hit stores in mid-2019 and orders will begin to be placed in the spring.

“We took into account every detail of what customers expect, and how they will use their truck. The results are unique versions of the Silverado HD equally at home working on a construction site or pulling a camping trailer,” Simcoe said.

Drive Chevrolet With Us In 2019

Check out the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the latest 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD trims today. Our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup from our new vehicles to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Hoping to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Please come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. We welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Silverado Stays True To Its Name

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The Chevrolet Silverado finished 2018 with very similar numbers to 2017. This success happened despite rival brands Ford and Ram introducing all-new generation pickup variations. The Silverado sold 585,581 vehicles, more than 49,00 more vehicles than the rival Ram trucks over the course of 2018. A large reason for the sustained success came on the strength of the new Durabed truck bed produced by Chevrolet. A high-strength steel bed that was larger by 10 cubic feet from the previous model and included Best-in-class cargo volume, box length, and box depth. A stronger hauling experience for customers was matched by an improved interior.

Chevy Giving What Customers Want

Across the industry, the latest wave of pickup trucks hitting the market included a focus on increased levels of comfort for drivers; Chevrolet kept up with those demands. A wide range of choices begins with the least expensive base model, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck begins at $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee). Drivers would want power from their pickup, but not settle for a lackluster interior for superior power. For customers that want the most out of their pickups, they would opt for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country.

Drivers in 2018 fell in love with the High Country interior appointed with leather upholstery, a large 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, ventilated and heated front seats and heated rear seats for passengers. Modern technology surrounds the interior from wireless charging to multiple USB ports for the driver and passengers to use. Many made the 2019 Silverado High Country their own and didn’t have to pay a huge premium to get the best Silverado on the market. The crew cab trim for the High Country starts at $57,795 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Where The 2019 Silverado Stands

The 2019 Silverado placed in the pickup Olympics. Even with the competition being fierce, Chevrolet knew they had a good product on their hands and 2019 looks to be an even more impressive year for Chevy. Americans have a growing obsession with the full-size pickup truck segment and the Silverado is one of the reasons why.

“The Silverado has been making a slow transition to the 2019 model year. Once full production gets online in the starting months of 2019, will get a better idea of the Silverado’s market presence,” said Jeremy Acevedo, data strategist at Edmunds.

What To Expect In A Chevy

Chevrolet owners can expect great value and durability; the latest technology, well-engineered vehicles and recognition from top automotive sources. Interested buyers will be happy with the latest Chevrolet Silverado and its strong powertrain options. The 5.3-Liter V8 eight-speed automatic and 6.2-Liter V8 with 10-speed automatic transmission both offer more than a 5 percent improvement in city fuel economy, now hitting 17 city MPG. The highway miles per gallon has gotten better as well, getting drivers up to 23 mpg for the 2019 Silverado. Models with the four-wheel drive and 6.2-Liter V8 gain an impressive fuel economy of 16 city and 20 highway MPG. The latest Chevy trucks were successful in 2018 and look to have another fantastic year in 2019.

Test Drive Chevrolet With Us

We have many options to help our customers drive the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado. We welcome you to test-drive with us and experience all the technology and comfort offered in the Silverado. Our professional team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers.

Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to help our customers. Come to Miami Lakes Automall now to start your Chevrolet journey!

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Relive Chevrolet’s Greatest 2018 Additions

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Chevrolet has enjoyed a good year for both innovative new vehicles and more acclaim for their craftsmanship. Chevy found success with their all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 and 2019 Chevy Trax. As 2018 draws to an end, let’s recap the latest Chevy vehicles that have come out. Let’s start with the all-new Chevrolet Silverado, a stunning example of one of the highlights in 2018 for Chevrolet. There’s something for everyone within the latest Chevy vehicles!

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The newest Silverado from Chevrolet is an enhanced and well amplified light-duty pickup truck. The 2019 Silverado extended its bed size by 10 cubic feet from the former model and worked to claim the Best-in-class cargo volume, box length and box depth. Through the enhancement of their truck bed, new frame and overall interior, Chevy knew they had to name their truck bed to differentiate itself from other companies. They named the truck bed the Chevy Durabed and it is far more superior than what is offered from the competition in the pickup market. The Durabed is so strong it can endure 72518.9 pounds of pressure-per-square-inch, reaching over double the former Silverado rating from the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado truck.

Not only did the Durabed help raise the value of the all-new Silverado, owners have the choice of three available transmissions, (six, eight and 10-speed options). The Crew Cab models have increased the to over 500 pounds more with the maximum towing capacity up to 12,200 pounds with the 6.2-Liter V8 engine and four-wheel-drive. Owners will also have best-in-class box depth and box length at floor, with the standard box reaching 79 inches, 3 more than the Ford F-Series and Ram 1500. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado starts at $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base model Work Truck. The most valuable, superior 2019 Silverado High Country begins at $54,495 MSRP (plus destination fee). Thanks to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, Chevy has attracted many new customers. [click to continue…]

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Chevrolet Keeps it Fresh with 5 New Trim Levels for the 2020 Silverado HD

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Chevrolet is well aware that no two truck customers are the same. This is why, only a few months ago when they announced the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, they had given consumers the choice between eight distinct trim levels.  It has only been a couple of months since Chevrolet announced their new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and already, they are back with more amazing news! Chevrolet has just announced five trim levels for the all-new 2020 Silverado HD, giving customers more customization options for their trucks.

What’s New With the 2020 Chevrolet HD

The new redesign for the 2020 Chevrolet HD has turned out to be one of the most ambitious and spectacular styling experiments in the industry. Featuring a bold, intimidating face and unique design, the 2020 Silverado HD sets its sights on standing apart from the Silverado 1500. GM designer have nearly overhauled every exterior piece of this truck with the exception of the roof. The most noticeable difference may be the re-imagined front end. Unlike Chevrolet models of years past, the some of the new Silverado HD trims will do away with the iconic bowtie and replace it with a Chevrolet stamped bar. Exterior remodeling will also include bumpers, four steps to access the truck bed, as well as a two-door option not previously available. In addition to the redesigned exterior, it will be available with a new gasoline engine with direct injection, a Duramax turbo-diesel V8, higher towing and payload capacities, and brand new trailering technology.

The 5 New Trim Levels

As with the 2019 Silverado 1500, each 2020 Silverado HD model trim will offer a different level of design, features and technology. For the new model year, the Silverado HD will be available in Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country trims. As stated previously, each of these trims will feature exclusive external design elements as well as a wide range of options for features and technology.

“Truck customers are very clear: They want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president of GM Global Design. “ We took into account every detail of what customers expect, and how they will use their truck. The results are unique versions of the Silverado HD equally at home working on a construction site or pulling a camping trailer.”

Currently, the information for each trim option has not been made public. However, there have been some confirmations regarding the High Country trim.

The High Country will lose the “Chevrolet” badge across the front of the grille on the Silverado 2500HD and in its place will be the traditional bowtie logo. The truck will also feature 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome side mirror caps and a metal skid plate instead of the plastic version available on the LT trim. Extended running boards will provide easier access to the cab and the rear bumper will be body-colored rather than metal.

Chevrolet expects the Silverado HD to be available for purchase by mid-2019. News regarding the upcoming trims continue to roll out, so be sure to stay tuned for more information including specifications and pictures.

 

Excited about the upcoming 2020 Silverado HD? Share your thoughts with us on our social media page. And if you’re in the market for a new truck, make sure to browse our massive inventory, where you are sure to find the best options in the South Florida area!

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Sneak Peak of 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

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Chevrolet is getting closer to revealing their latest pickup. News about this Silverado HD has been coming out bit by bit, but Chevrolet has not given very many details about this upcoming phenomenon. One thing is for sure, there’s going to be a lot of drivers clamoring to drive this all-new Silverado when it arrives. The pickup looks large and lives up to the HD “Heavy-Duty” moniker. The 2020 Silverado HD includes a Duramax turbo diesel V8 engine that gains a new 10-speed automatic gearbox, a new gasoline engine with direct injection and a wider, roomy cabin is also expected for this product.

What Else To Expect

Chevrolet has spent a lot of time and effort strengthening and redefining their brand. While many automakers have tried, few have walked away with something as strong and menacing as what the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD looks like. The 2020 Silverado HD stands out thanks to an enormous front grille, boldly displaying the Chevrolet bowtie. The chiseled hood features a detailed, chrome-trimmed design and all expectations are this Silverado will contain plenty of power and towing capacity.

“We set out to make a statement with the 2020 Silverado HD and wanted to visually capture the power and capability of the truck. The result is a truck that looks like a piece of heavy machinery with modern, chiseled finishes and customer-focused details,” said Brian Izard, the pickup’s lead exterior designer.

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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 LT5 Crate Engine Is Ready For Customers

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For those looking to add some serious performance to their vehicle, a new crate by Chevrolet has been announced that will give car owners the chance to upgrade their engine. General Motors confirmed at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas that they have plans to introduce the LT5 engine from the C7 Corvette ZR1 as a new crate engine package for customers to purchase. Prepared as a crate engine from the company’s performance parts division, the first orders are currently being placed. With companies like Mopar releasing engine crates for classic cars, it comes as no surprise that General Motors and their performance parts department are also offering installation packages. Engine crates and engine crate kits make installing a modern engine in a classic muscle car more manageable and not as difficult as one would expect.

Thinking of Adding Premium Performance to Your Classic Ride? The Price Has Been Revealed

With the introduction of the LT5 crate engine, a remarkable 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque can be added to any project car. The price for this remarkable engine crate has been announced by GM, and the cost is for those looking for a true powerhouse engine and won’t settle for less – it’s cost is $19,995 MSRP. For a limited time, the price is currently set at a discounted mark of only $17,915.

Worth the Hard Work

Hoping to get this bad-boy crate? General Motors Performance Parts will be offering a plug-and-play wiring setup and a unique 6L80 automatic transmission to make the LT5 swap simpler, but right now, it seems that buyers will have to manage all of the installation difficulties on their own. Though many won’t mind getting a chance to work towards adding the large LT5 engine, those proficient builders who are only interested in the engine itself rather skip the experience and would prefer the help.

It’s rare that an engine comes in a crate for sale, especially an engine like the LT5. The closest example to this General Motors product would be the HellCrate HEMI from Mopar that provides 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque at $19,530 MSRP. That puts the LT5 in the same basic ballpark as the other high-performance engine offered as a stand-alone product. For any person looking to massively change their vehicle’s performance, there is a new option in town to make that happen. Giddy up!

The Miami Lakes Automall Experience

Miami Lakes Automall makes it easy for customers to find what they want and our professional team is excited to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can support you for any buying or leasing needs. If you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Our entire team is ready to provide an amazing experience. Come in for a test-drive to see what you can leave with. From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We are proudly open seven days a week across our entire sales, service and parts departments.

Does your current vehicle require any servicing or repairs? We’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to helping you today!

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Remarkable Innovation In the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

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There are few vehicles that stand out in the crossover SUV segment that can boast as much as the all-new Chevrolet Blazer. The all-new Blazer will carry many amazing features that warrant explanation. Let us share the info and together embrace all the changes Chevrolet has helped the Blazer undergo to present the best crossover experience on the market today. A new style inside the interior with many attractive features are at the heart of the new Blazer. With an attractive exterior, strong powertrain, the choice is up to drivers to decide whether or not the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is right for them.

Rugged, Yet Sleek

The all-new Chevrolet Blazer is powered by two engines – the standard being a ECOTEC 2.5-Liter four-cylinder engine that nets 193 horsepower, or the available trusted and true 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine that hits 305 horsepower. Both powertrains gain a nine-speed automatic transmission and run with all-wheel-drive. Capable of providing power and strength, the maximum towing capacity is 4,500 pounds for the 3.6-Liter Pentastar equipped Blazer.

Sharp Design Inside and Out

The 2019 Chevy Blazer was designed by Chevrolet to look sharper with a wider grille than previously held thanks to the success of the Camaro design. The design also called for larger lower intakes, narrow headlights, and a change in the language used to describe each trim. The trims are more common and will help with growth in brand recognition. The first trim is the L trim, followed by the Base trim, the RS trim and lastly the Premier trim. The L begins at $28,800 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Traction Mode Selection
Owners will enjoy the all-wheel-drive system that provides access to flip between the 2WD, 4WD, Sport, Off-road and Towing options depending on the requirements needed for any given moment. The driving and traction conditions for owners is something that changes, so why not have a vehicle that can adjust? That’s not only sensible, but it is also important. The 2019 Blazer can also completely disengage the rear end to drive only the front wheels (2WD) for better gas mileage. Not a bad feature, if we do say so.

Cargo Management System + New Perks

With a modern look and lots of cargo space, owners will always need more space at certain times. That’s where the 2019 Blazer has drivers covered. There’s up to 64.2 cubic feet with the second-row seating lowered and folded down. An electronic-locking glove box is a nice feature when users want to switch their Blazer to Valet Mode on the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 menu and use a four-digit code to make the glove box secure. Find out all the remarkable innovation awaiting in the All-New Blazer when it hits stores in early 2019 and discover so much more when you shop at Miami Lakes Automall.

Go For A Test Drive With New Chevrolet Vehicles

For your chance to experience and test drive new Chevrolet vehicles when you come to  Miami Lakes Automall. We welcome you try out the raw strength, new technology and available comfort offered in the latest Chevrolet vehicles. Our professional team is ready to help you with any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in offers.

If you’re in need of any servicing or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you today!

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Chevrolet Silverado Voted By Fans As Truck of the Year

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Having trouble figuring out what to do when it comes to holiday car shopping? Why not make it holiday truck shopping? There are more choices than ever for pickups, but few offer as much for their customers as the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The completely redesigned Silverado 1500 has more cargo volume than its predecessor with increased length and more capabilities than ever. The added luxuries for the higher trims and overall increased aerodynamics are a welcome change for customers. It’s thanks to all these changes that the Silverado is being rewarded with accolades by the people and sites like AutoGuide, which help to keep their readers informed.

“The Chevrolet Silverado brings a lot to the table in Truck Land. The new transmission, the truck’s refinement, and its long list of clever features are all very impressive,” says Jodi Lai, Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com.

Popular and Powerful

To give an idea of why the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is better than the competition, the fans provided more votes for the Chevrolet product over the likes of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and the GMC Sierra. With all the votes cast, AutoGuide.com reached out and provided a $500 Amazon gift card, given to a random fan that had cast their vote. For those looking to be rewarded, take a hint from the winner of AutoGuide.com’s 2019 Reader’s Choice for Truck of the Year and step into the powerful, sophisticated 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Just how powerful is this Chevy pickup?

Powertrain Options and Towing Capacities

For the impressive 2.7-Liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 provides 7,200 pounds of maximum towing capacity. The upgraded 4.3-Liter V6 is even stronger with a maximum towing capacity of 8,000 pounds. The middle tier powertrain offers quite an increase up to 11,000 pounds in the 5.3-Liter V8 with Active Fuel Management (AFM). AFM is able to turn off cylinders when driving to help save gas as well as remain strong when needed. This strong V8 engine is also available with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) that can help save even more gasoline for customers with its ability to shut off all cylinders, rather than only some of them with the ARM technology.

Chevrolet’s Dynamic Fuel Management is special and a prize for owners hoping to retain gas like never before. The DFM V8 engine hits 11,600 pounds of maximum towing capacity and it’s only topped by the 6.2-Liter V8 engine with DFM, capable of hauling 12,200 pounds. Incredibly strong and capable of good gas mileage hitting 17 city and 23 highway mpg, this Silverado 1500 has earned votes for all the right reasons. The choice of the readers was clear and the perks are plentiful as to why it was their pick for Truck of the Year.

Where To Drive Away With Chevy

Hoping to drive the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado? Let our professional sales staff help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re happy to help our customers with any buying, leasing or selling needs.

Find everything from to the latest new vehicles to over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned, Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d hope for in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for. Come by for a test drive today and we’ll see you soon!

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The All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Awaits You

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Chevrolet has given a restored look to their superior Silverado 1500 pickup. This comes on the heels of General Motors showcasing redesigned Chevy and GMC pickups in 2018 to great success. The vastly improved 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT provides plenty of trim levels and a bevy of attractive options. How do six powertrains and eight unique trims sound? More than excellent! The question is which trim supplies the most for a driver’s needs? With various additions and available features for the new Silverado 1500, let’s get into what options might make the most sense among all the trims.

Step Into the Silverado

The Silverado begins with the Work Truck trim, powered by a standard 4.3-Liter V6 six-speed engine equipped with Active Fuel Management. Drivers that need a strong and durable ride for work, this is that solid option with its 7,400 towing capacity and solid handling. The larger 5.3-Liter V8 engine is available for this base trim. The Custom and Custom Trail Boss also come with the 4.3-Liter V6 engine and carry the same Active Fuel Management standard but can upgrade to the later 5.3-Liter V8 engine.

More Powertrain Options

The 2.7-Liter turbo 4-cylinder engine provides a fuel economy of 20 city mpg and 23 highway mpg. This powertrain offers more torque than the base engine and is a whole second faster from a 0-60 mph standpoint (6.8 seconds). This powerful engine is only available in the LT and RST trims. By comparison with other trucks, the Ford F-150 carries lower mpg than the Silverado, and the Silverado matches the Ram 1500 3.6-Liter V6 mild hybrid engine in terms of highway mpg. The 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque in the turbo is a strong engine offering 13% more efficiency with 14% more torque than the 4.3-Liter V6 engine 2018 Silverado. The cost to get the 2.7-Liter Turbo in the latest Silverado begins at $38,395 MSRP (plus destination fee).

The LT and RST trims can hold the 5.3-Liter V8 paired with 8-speed transmission with Dynamic Fuel Management or the 3.0-Liter Diesel Inline-6 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The great feature with the eight and 10-speed automatic transmissions are their unique damper that lowers vibrations from the cylinder-deactivating gas engines and the non-deactivating diesel. Dynamic Fuel Management allows every lone cylinder to be turned off as needed while driving. The Active Fuel Management does not reach every cylinder or allow for every cylinder to be closed, but rather works in groups. The difference is the smoothness factor, but a chip inside the Silverado spreads out the requirements for various cylinders to be used or not.

“The new Silverado 2.7L Turbo delivers impressive performance and fuel efficiency. It’s fun to drive every day — quick from the start, and pulling hard under acceleration. With up to 23 mpg on the highway, the truck is efficient while still offering plenty of capability to tackle weekend projects and trips to the lake.” said Tim Asoklis, Silverado chief engineer.

Turbo-diesel Anyone?

The 3.0-Liter turbodiesel inline-6 engine might be the best choice depending on the needs of the customer. This powertrain includes the Dynamic Fuel Management and runs smooth. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and available in early 2019, this will be a hot topic powertrain when partnered with the Silverado. Other powertrain options include the 6.2-Liter V8 that boasts the 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque; the strongest among the 2019 Silverado line-up. Keep in mind, the choice of the powertrain is different than what makes up the vehicle inside. Let’s look over some of the options that come in the higher trims.

Silverado 1500 Facts

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST includes an upgrade over the LT model’s cloth seating and includes the power-release tailgate. The LT Trail Boss carries a 2-inch lift kit standard with the LT Trail Boss trim and offers several terrain modes to choose from (like if an owner wanted to go off-road or weather conditions making driving difficult). The starting price of the LT Trail Boss is $49,795 MSRP (plus destination fee). For those that want to have a larger infotainment screen, the LTZ carries an 8-inch screen, rather than the standard 7-inch screen.

The most luxurious High Country trim carries the 5.3-Liter V8 eight-speed with Dynamic Fuel Management with options of both the 3.0-Liter Diesel Inline-6 10-speed and the 6.2-Liter V8 engine as well. The High Country includes standard heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A nice feature that owners will love is the wireless charging capabilities and included Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features. Leather-appointed seating with a two-tone color scheme seals the deal for an amazing interior. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD High Country Crew Cab begins at $57,795 MSRP (Plus destination fee). Now the only question is which trim and powertrain to try? We know a place to find out which one is most appealing.

For All Things Chevrolet, Miami Lakes Automall Has Many Options

Have you wanted to drive a new Chevrolet? Now is a great time to check out the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and test-drive one with our friendly staff. We’ll go over any questions you have and help with any buying, selling, leasing, and trade-in needs you have. We’re proud to offer you remarkable prices also carry nearly 100 quality pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles.

Hoping to have some work done on your current vehicle? A full-service team can help keep your vehicle running smoothly, whether you bought from us or not. Our professional team and professional staff look forward to helping you today!

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Chevrolet Has More Mid-Size Pickup Options On the Way

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Ever wanted to own a mid-size Chevrolet pickup truck? For Chevy fans expecting more mid-size pickup options, the wait is over with the 2019 Colorado lineup. Chevrolet has heard the requests and will now offer two brand new trims and focus their attention on their latest off-road beast, the Colorado ZR2 off-road Bison. General Motors will emphasize their pickup options as being incredible (they are) with incredible prices (affordable and attractive) for the new Bison ZR2 and both of the new special editions of the Chevrolet Colorado, the Z71 Trail Runner and the street-focused RST. All of these options are apart of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado lineup that has made up a large portion of sales as Americans have a growing obsession with the mid-size pickup truck segment.

“The success of Colorado helped reignite the midsize truck segment, which increased 27 percent from 2015 to 2017. It changed what customers expected from a midsize truck, brought new customers to Chevrolet and has inspired competitors to follow Chevy’s lead,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet’s Director of Truck Marketing.

Pricing For the Latest Chevrolet Pickup Options

General Motors has listed the ZR2 Bison, with the V6 engine and extended cab, at just $47,050 MSRP (plus destination fee). Crew cab models start at $48,650 MSRP (plus destination fee).
The Colorado ZR2 Bison is set to hit dealer showrooms with a sticker price of $48,045 MSRP (destination fee) for the gasoline-powered Extended Cab truck. This represents a $5,750 increase from the standard ZR2 in the same body style, but offers much more in the way of exhilaration and drivability. To gain the four-door option, owners can expect a slight raise of $1,600 to that price for either the extended or crew cab version of the ZR2.

What About Those Two New Trims?

Available for consumers in a new Z71 Trail Runner package, this package adds the ZR2’s skid plates and rock sliders with a fresh set of 17-inch wheels and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. Drivers will embrace the bold look of the blacked-out CHEVROLET grille first shown on the Bison. Not quite the Bison in terms of its off-road prowess, but definitely aggressive and capable of handling adventure for owners.

Both the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado will offer the available RST trim. This package will be grouped as a mid-grade trim that begins at $32,195 MSRP (plus destination fee). The RST comprises the color-keyed exterior gear and large 20-inch wheels. The $21,495 base model 2WD truck comes with a six-speed manual transmission and is a solid option.

Handle the Off-Road With A Pickup Unlike Any Other

Fans of the Bison know Chevrolet produced an off-road champion with their Colorado ZR2 Bison, an off-road powerhouse made in a detailed collaboration with aftermarket house American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). The 2019 Chevrolet ZR2 Bison is off-road ready with six skid plates, 31-inch Goodyear Duratracs, a snorkel, heavy-duty bumpers and even includes an optional diesel powertrain. And that’s just the start!

Similar to the standard ZR2, the Bison rests on a track that is 3.5 inches wider than the entry Colorado. The ZR2 Bison carries locking electronic differentials, 3.42 rear axle ratio, and a two-inch suspension lift with Multimatic DSSV dampers capable of handling bumpy, less traveled roads with ease. Few vehicles on the market are capable of taking owners on an adventure right out of the gate like the Bison can. Between all these new options, 2018 has been a banner year for Chevrolet pickup line-up and will continue in 2019.

Ride the Newest Chevrolet Vehicles All At One Place

For a chance to drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles, don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us a one-stop shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today!

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Which Crossover Fits Your Life?

Need help deciding what to do with your next vehicle purchase? Let our guide help you out!

Among the many choices drivers are looking for, most owners could use a vehicle with the versatility provided with a Chevrolet crossover. Depending on what is most important, there’s daily practicality and remarkable uses with a vehicle like the Chevrolet Trax, Equinox, or Traverse. We have the options to make sure owners can drive away with the proper crossover that fits any lifestyle. (And plenty of help to ensure a wonderful customer experience)

Check out the 2019 Chevrolet Trax for convenient seating and space for cargo and passengers, while still providing power. In the 2019 Chevy Traverse, the second-row seat offers for easy entry-and-exit, and by folding the seats down, consumers open up 98.2 cubic-feet of cargo space. Then there’s the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, able to provide a little luxury while providing the best fuel economy of the three. The choice is yours and we’re here to help the choice easy.

For those that need reassuring, our friendly sales team will assist with any questions not covered on this convenient map that addresses a large number of questions many shoppers have regarding new vehicles. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today to test drive our newest crossovers and quality pre-owned vehicles ready to go!

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The Previous Generation Silverado Is Sticking Around

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For those who have not yet test-driven the previous-generation Chevrolet Silverado, they will have more time to decide on getting one. Chevrolet will remain making the prior generation pickup throughout the 2019 calendar year. The stock of previous generation Chevy pickups will continue to be produced alongside the brand new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado that is now available for purchase. So what are the reasons behind having both and what are the differences? Let’s start by breaking down the plans for the older-generation Chevrolet Silverado.

Plans For the Previous Generation Silverado

Automotive News reports that Chevrolet will produce the older truck, named internally as the K2, and then they will phase out the truck gradually over 2019. Chevrolet CFO Dhivya Suryadevara informed Automotive News that crew cab models will be the first to end its production, succeeded by the double cab models and then eventually the regular cab versions in the second half of 2019.

The new generation Silverado crew cab models, which started assembly in Fort Wayne, Indiana earlier in 2018, and the double cab models began production in October 2018. A Chevrolet production plant in Silao, Mexico, will be ready to produce pickups by January and will launch production of the regular cab models simultaneously with crew cabs.

General Motor’s Oshawa, Ontario plant in Canada creates the T1 double cab bodies and then exports them to Fort Wayne to finalize and complete the pickup’s assembly. This process is known by those in the company as the “Oshawa shuttle,” the method decreased how long the process takes, giving General Motors the ability to make a target number of trucks required to support a new vehicle launch and provide dealerships all over a chance to be stocked properly with the Silverado.

Why Make Them Both Together?

While the previous edition of the Silverado will be sold side-by-side by the latest and greatest Chevrolet Silverado, this doesn’t mean that the new generation Silverado isn’t that spectacular (it is) or that the previous generation pickup didn’t sell well (it has) as they both have their fans. The General Motors approach is similar to what Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is doing with their single cab version of the Ram 1500, selling both the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 with their retitled 2018 Ram 1500 as an ever-so-slightly refreshed 2019 Ram 1500 “Classic”.

While General Motors does not provide their sales numbers monthly, a quarterly report will have to do to showcase how great a decision this move is later on. How will the Silverado fair? Time will tell, but having choices is always a plus for consumers. However, the difference between both generations shows that the latest Silverado is definitely superior to the prior generation.

The Difference Between The Newest Silverado and Previous Silverado

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is way more convincing and capable than the previous Silverado. New components and a new frame go along with a redesigned interior. The new 2019 Chevy Silverado carries multiple powertrains that have improved their fuel economy from the previous model year. A 5.3-Liter V8 eight-speed automatic and 6.2-Liter V8 with 10-speed automatic transmission both allow more than a 5 percent improvement in city fuel economy, hitting 17 mpg and an improved 23 highway mpg. Silverados with the four-wheel drive and a 6.2-Liter V8 engine gain a fuel economy rating of 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

Two more powertrain options are set to arrive before long, the 2.7-Liter Turbo and Duramax 3.0-Liter Turbo-Diesel engine, but the fuel efficiency has not been announced yet. The maximum towing capacity has improved by 500 pounds to 12,200 pounds when powered by the 6.2-liter V8 with av available Max Trailering Package, and there’s also an increase in payload capacity up by 14 percent. Not to mention, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado starts at just $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee). The 2019 Silverado production is set to expand and include the powerful Duramax 3.0-Liter inline-six turbo diesel LM2 engine by early 2019.

Drive Chevy At Miami Lakes Automall

The dealership that has the newest 2019 Chevy Silverado is Miami Lakes Automall. We want to help our customers find what they are looking for and provide a wonderful customer experience. We’re available seven days a week and you won’t regret your excellent experience with our trustworthy and knowledgeable staff.  

If you’re looking for a place to go for proper maintenance, our certified service team can help out, even if you didn’t buy with us. Make a service appointment and we’ll attend to your current vehicle. We handle everything from oil changes, exhaust repairs, tire balances to coolant flushes, vehicle inspections and tire rotations. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today!

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Introducing the 2019 Chevy Silverado: the Unmatched Pickup Champion

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With the half-ton, full-size pickup segment, there are few trucks that stand out. Right at the top of the list for most buyers is the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado. For simple reasons, there’s only one vehicle that offers the Z71 package that includes the Chevrolet-certified 2-inch suspension lift kit, Rancho off-road shocks, and 33-inch all-terrain tires mounted on beautiful 18-inch aluminum wheels with a locking differential. What else can owners of the 2019 Chevy Silverado expect? Let’s get right into that.

The 2019 Chevy Silverado Is Greatly Enhanced

For those that have driven prior editions of the half-ton, they will notice this all-new 2019 Silverado has become lighter, yet larger. Chevrolet shaved off 90 pounds from the frame with the added aluminum and high-strength steel added. Aside from that, there are obvious upgrades to the overall aerodynamics with a sleek, sturdy look. There’s also the power that has been added to make the Chevy Silverado scary strong.

The 2019 Chevy Silverado provides an epic array of engine options like the 5.3-Liter V8, the 6.2-Liter V8 and the 3.0-Liter turbo diesel inline 6-cylinder engine. With all V8 engines offered by the Silverado including the Dynamic Fuel Management System, drivers can count on improved gas mileage in this new 2019 Chevy pickup. The Dynamic Fuel Management system can shut off between one and as many as seven cylinders to help conserve fuel with the 6.2-Liter powertrain option being paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission and standard start/stop technology that also adds to improved fuel economy results. The upcoming 2.7-Liter Turbo and Duramax 3.0-Liter Turbo-Diesel engine gas mileage have not been released as of yet.

What Is Stopping Anyone From Getting Into the Silverado?

With sharp sides, an upright grille and the look and design of a futuristic vehicle, the 2019 Chevy Silverado is impressive from the exterior. The new Durabed truck bed made by Chevy is made of high-strength steel and can handle nearly any job with no fear of breaking or denting the tough surface in the 2019 Silverado box. Inside, the interior is stacked with improved amenities like a larger storage capacity and dramatic changes like the stain-resistant finish that helps resist dye transfers from new jeans for the optional leather trim. The standard cloth seating in the base trim has been prepped with an antimicrobial dirt repellent finish to help your interior stay clean. These are just some of the nice features that place the Chevy Silverado ahead of the competition.

Drive Chevy Everywhere You Need to Go

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is way more powerful and capable than the previous Silverado. An increase of 500 pounds to 12,200 pounds of maximum towing capacity, there’s also an increased payload up to 14 percent more as well. There is no stopping the capabilities of the 2019 Silverado. Even better than the strength of the all-new Silverado provides is the price. Owners won’t have to break the bank to drive one at $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base model Work Truck. For those that want to get started driving this strong pickup, there’s a place to drive one right now.

Come to a Test Drive

For your chance to experience and test drive the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado, come to  Miami Lakes Automall. We welcome you try out the raw strength, new technology and available comfort offered in the Silverado. Our professional team is ready to help you with any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in offers.

If you’re in need of any servicing or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you today!

Come to a Test Drive

For your chance to experience and test drive the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado come to  Miami Lakes Automall. We welcome you try out the raw strength, new technology and available comfort offered in the Silverado. Our professional team is ready to help you with any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in offers.

If you’re in need of any servicing or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you today!

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What Vehicle Should Be Your Teen Drivers First?

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The holidays are coming up and now is when many parents may want to start planning ahead for their teenager to get a car of their own. Whether that vehicle is new or pre-owned is a decision, but we hope to make that choice easier. Among many other choices, parents will have to make sure they provide a safe vehicle for their teenager that’s also fun and modern. Let’s go over some of our very own considerations a parent should make with any new driver as well as research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Buying New or Pre-Owned?

Without a doubt, this is the hardest choice. Many parents will want to supply their kids with only the best, but giving the keys to a new car while the parents drive an older vehicle should hardly seem fair. Consider buying a new vehicle for yourself as a hard-working parent and handing over the older vehicle to your new driver. Helping them with any remaining payments and allowing them to work towards paying it off will allow them to learn what it means to have to earn things aka parenting 101. After all, this way everybody wins!

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into an accident is almost impossible to avoid, and if the current vehicle a parent is driving is suitable for them, surely it should be safe enough and less expensive to repair if the vehicle is damaged. At Miami Lakes Automall, we can help supply the parents with a new vehicle to replace the hand-me-down and matches their preferences and accommodates their respective needs. Of course, there’s the other argument – what if my teenager’s pre-owned vehicle breaks down? It’s more likely they will get into a fender-bender than their vehicle will just suddenly break down.

Pros of Buying A New Vehicle For A Teenager

Texting and driving will almost certainly happen once a teen driver is on the road alone, so a modern vehicle might make sense. Today’s features include hands-free phone use with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, whereas a used vehicle might not carry the modern technology that could help lower a parent’s heart rate. Being able to know that their teen will be able to use the latest tech and not be a distracted driver, as well as make them safer with the latest safety technology, is good for a parent’s health. Lane-Change Assist and Lane-Keep Assist technology have become standard in many vehicles over the past several years, which is perfect for new drivers who might not be comfortable driving on highways or on unfamiliar roads. There’s no argument against parents wanting the best for their deserving child, except for when it comes to the IIHS and practical research that argues for getting an older and larger vehicle.

Why You Should Buy A Pre-Owned Vehicle For Your New Driver

Smaller new vehicles might cost less but do not provide the best results for new drivers. Among the car list made by the IIHS for teen drivers, midsize cars or larger vehicles that cost $10,000 or less are on the list. The IIHS evaluates passenger vehicles of all sizes for their TOP SAFETY PICK awards, and the larger the vehicle, the greater the protection it can offer.

“Teen drivers are at greater risk, due to immaturity and inexperience behind the wheel.If you’re riding in one of the smallest vehicles on the road, you’ll be at a disadvantage in a crash with almost any other vehicle around you. ” says Jessica Cicchino, IIHS Vice President for Research.

We recommend coming in for a test-drive of our latest Chevrolet vehicles like a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, fuel efficient and spacious. A new Chevrolet Malibu is another option for the perfect starter vehicle for a teenage driver, which we’ll be happy to show off.

Start Your Search For Your Teenager at Miami Lakes Automall

Our professional staff will help with any buying, selling or leasing options to help you drive away with the vehicle you’ve always wanted. Our sales staff help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. For your teenage driver, we have a whole lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles that are second to none at Miami Lakes Automall.

For those looking for a tune-up, repair or any work done on their current vehicle. Our knowledgeable service team is here to help seven days a week, including Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm. With a simple service appointment, we can get started on ensuring your vehicle is serviced in a timely fashion. Come to Miami Lakes Automall, located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida today!

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Chevrolet Introduces New Small Block V8 ZZ6 EFI Engine

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Chevrolet has a surprise for fans of horsepower in the form of an aftermarket V8 engine. The new ZZ6 EFI engine was featured under the hood of a classic 1967 Chevrolet C/10 pickup truck at the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. With upgraded components that increase the power to 418 horsepower and new electronically controlled fuel injection support, the ZZ6 EFI takes a modern approach of V8 engine capabilities. The engine is small and compact, a part of small block Chevy engines, but provides impressive power to the tune of 418 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Quite impressive, Chevrolet.

More On the ZZ6 EFI

The only catch with this new engine is the cost. We’re not sure what Chevrolet will charge for it, but we do know that Chevrolet brought 30 crate engines to Las Vegas. Chevrolet hopes to gain attention from the vehicle modifiers that are the most enthusiastic customers of these crate engines. The custom hot rod and modern restoration companies are going to be clamoring to get their hands on this latest small block V8 engine with its new technology. Pickup truck buyers are more likely to buy aftermarket parts and accessories, like the ZZ6 EFI, more so than any other vehicle owner. Upgrades are approximately amounting to 29 percent of total vehicle-accessory sales, which is the highest amount across the automotive industry.

The C/10 pickup displayed at SEMA containing the ZZ6 EFI carried significant modifications that included 20-inch wheels, a lowered suspension and custom Chevy bumpers. There was also a restored 1978 K10 Silverado pickup that held a L96 big block V8 crate engine. These are two impressive old-school vehicles that have the latest Chevrolet engines inside of them, providing a modern retro appeal that can only be found in custom concepts. That’s what makes events like SEMA so fun for both automakers and those invited to attend.

A Rich History of Powertrains

For over 63 years, Chevrolet small block engines have paved the way for strength and power. From the 1955 265 CID to the latest 2018 ZZ6 EFI engine, Chevrolet has built trust among fans and critics alike. When looking for the Chevrolet dealership to go to and trust, there’s no selection or customer care better than the Miami Lakes Automall experience.

Find Your New Chevrolet Vehicle With Us

Don’t know where to go for Chevy vehicle? The dealership that has the newest Chevy vehicles including the new 2019 Chevy Colorado, 2019 Chevy Suburban and 2019 Chevy Silverado is not far away. Do you own a vehicle you’d like to trade in? Come over to Miami Lakes Automall to experience what we can offer you for it. We’re available seven days a week and you won’t regret your excellent experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  

Have some repairs in mind? Let our certified service team help out, even if you didn’t buy with us. Make a service appointment with us and we’ll attend to your vehicle. We handle everything from oil changes, exhaust repairs, tire balances to coolant flushes, vehicle inspections and tire rotations. We hope to help you out today!

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New Changes To Chevrolet Vehicles Including Camaro and Cruze

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The Chevrolet Camaro has long been a favorite amongst sport car fans for generations since debuting in 1966. While the competition has always been there with rival brands like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet has always measured its success competing against itself. General Motors, the makers of the latest 2019 Chevrolet Camaro have taken measures to switch up the grille after the initial response to the original grille was poorly received. By not measuring against other cars and listening to what the Chevrolet fan base was saying, General Motors has taken the steps in the right direction. Let’s talk about all the changes and upgrades now offered for the latest Chevrolet Camaro.

So What Changes Took Place?

Chevrolet listened to the feedback to address the grille that had a long, black plastic beam that stretched across the grille with the Chevy bowtie emblem right in the middle. The emblem moved from the front bumper beam to the upper section of the grille, and the grille itself was changed from the black plastic rim to match the same body color as the vehicle – left up to the owner’s choice. Supplementary changes were made like attaching some style to the carbon-fiber fuel-filler door and adding black Camaro badges. A black rear wing and a lush elongated front look warrant attention like few other vehicles on the road can match.

New Changes For 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet is moving the Camaro series ahead with tech upgrades and striking body color paint options; Satin Steel Gray, Shadow Gray Metallic, Riverside Blue Metallic, and the most striking Shock Yellow. The Camaro Shock paint color also comes with satin black mirror caps, a spoiler, and a second-generation ground effect kits with 20-inch 5-split spoke satin black wheels. Piercing new LED headlamps and the taller, newly sculpted hoods provide that shocking exterior appearance. The interior has a modern approach to the infotainment system with a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen and available 8.0-inch touchscreen, a refined cockpit with seat bolsters that include available RECARO seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel.

Chevrolet Cruze To Receive Updates?

Ahead of the Brazilian debut at the 2018 Sao Paulo International Motor Show, a brand new Chevrolet Cruze SS concept was introduced, known as the Sport6 in Brazil. With a 1.4-Liter Turbo I4 Ecotec LE2 engine that nets drivers 300 horsepower, the Cruze SS concept also has a unique set of 20-inch wheels and 235-section rubber tires that provide the gift of fantastic traction and a performance-optimized suspension. The Cruze SS concept was also the benefactor to new front bucket seats, a new steering wheel, and new driver pedals. This concept, as well as the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, will make their public debut in November at Sao Paulo’s International Motor Show. We can’t wait, and for those that can’t wait either, the Chevrolet dealership that has the latest Chevy vehicles is ready for you at Miami Lakes Automall.

The Chevrolet Dealership That Has You Covered

Want to drive a new Chevy? We can help you buy, lease or sell your vehicle. Find all-new Chevrolet vehicles as well as a strong collection of late model pre-owned vehicles. Our team welcomes you to visit us for a test drive and we accommodate trade-ins also. Our professional sales staff can assist with buying, leasing, trade-ins or selling. Our friendly team is ready to make your shopping experience wonderful.

Need help with your current vehicle? We want to make sure you’re back on the road fast with our experienced servicing staff. Make a service appointment with us and we’ll attend to your vehicle. We handle everything from oil changes, exhaust repairs, and tire balances to coolant flushes, vehicle inspections, and tire rotations. We look forward to seeing you at Miami Lakes Automall, South Florida’s favorite Chevrolet dealership!

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Off-Road Adventures Await In the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Bison ZR2

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Chevrolet’s 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison is a new off-road truck that was made in part with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). This is a vehicle that carries 5 new standard skid plates that offer undercarriage protection to keep the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, and both differentials. These skid plates are durable because they are made out of hot stamped boron steel. With this protection, owners of the new Colorado ZR2 Bison can feel comfortable going off road like no other pickup is capable of! New front and rear bumpers are made of steel with the front bumper carrying fog lights and the rear lights having attachment points for recovery, in case the vehicle falls into a situation where a driver needs help getting pulled out.

The latest Colorado ZR2 Bison has new larger fender flares, a unique grille that lists Chevrolet, is spread across the grille. The Bison carries style throughout with badges including the ZR2 Bison logo on the sides of the truck bed with the AEV logo on the headrests inside the truck and the logo is on the back of the tailgate. New 17-inch wheels with 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. All the ZR2 Bison pickups are strong and make an impression on anyone looking at one.

Just How Strong Is the Powertrain?

Owners can go with one of two choices for their engines on the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. The first option choice is the legendary 3.6-Liter Pentastar gas engine that gets owners 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque or a 2.8-Liter Diesel powertrain with 186 horsepower and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque. This is a very strong vehicle that gets 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. If that doesn’t make an owner happy, finding out the perks that come standard will.

Handle the Off-Road Trails With Ease

A remarkable 8.9” ground clearance, this will help make the ZR2 Bison pickup capable of handling any rocky terrain and gives owners confidence when taking roads less traveled. Stay comfortable while driving the Bison ZR2 with a strong suspension that provides a stable feeling on any road. Rock crawling is something that is possible with a 30-degree approach angle and locking differentials that provide a remarkably stable ride throughout. Strong tires like the ones that come standard on the Colorado ZR2 Bison are able to grab the terrain and let drivers feel confident taking their pickup nearly anywhere. Starring in 2019 when the Bison debuts, there’s no reason why any one’s off-road dreams can’t begin!

For those that can’t wait that long to get started driving the latest Chevrolet pickup trucks, we have you covered at Miami Lakes Automall.

Come Drive The Newest Chevrolet Pickups

We have all the latest Chevrolet pickups available, including the 2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss. We welcome you to go on a test-drive to experience all the latest technology and comfort offered in the new Silverado. Our professional sales team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers.

Let Miami Lakes Automall be your guide if you’re in need of any maintenance or repairs to your current vehicle. We’ll happily help you out, even if you didn’t buy with us. Our professional service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall for your complete automotive needs

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Upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Is Striking


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There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s the “Shock Yellow” colored 2019 Chevrolet Camaro. The latest Camaro is a stunning vehicle, not just by the new paint color, but for many reasons. As far as the refreshed Chevrolet Camaro goes, owners will be hard-pressed to find a better example of a modern sports car that offers the same combination of versatility and style as a Camaro. New accessories will be offered for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro for others to enjoy, starting with the Recaro seats, Brembo six-piston front brake kit, new cold-air intake kits and a suspension upgrade from the intense 1LE Camaro models.

A Closer Look Into the New 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

An incredible piece of engineering with a redesigned front end and a fresh approach with the front boasts better outward visibility. Far from dated, Chevrolet is moving the Camaro series ahead with the stunning body color paint options, including a Satin Steel Gray, Shadow Gray Metallic, Riverside Blue Metallic and the aforementioned Shock Yellow. Chevrolet addressed feedback to remove the Chevrolet logo, the bowtie emblem, from the middle of the front bumper beam to the upper section of the grille. The grille was also previously marked with a black plastic rim that has been changed to match the same body color as the vehicle, which is up to the owner’s choice. Additional changes were made like adding some style in the carbon-fiber fuel-filler door and black Camaro badges. A black rear wing and a lush elongated front look command attention like few other vehicles deliver.

How Strong Is the Latest Camaro?

Few vehicles are as exhilarating and exciting for drivers to enjoy on a daily basis; the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is not one of those vehicles. Offering up to 650 horsepower in the powerful 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 engine is one way to drive up excitement. Owners of the new Camaro will be thrilled to take one for a spin and embrace the refinement and power. (How does a 0-60 speed of just 3.5 seconds sound?) The other powertrain options include the trusted Pentastar 3.6-Liter V6 that gets 335 horsepower or the 455 horsepower 6.2-Liter V8 engine – how much horsepower a driver wants is up to the owner’s discretion. The base model, 1LS coupe begins at only $25,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) while the base model convertible is just $31,500 MSRP (plus destination fee) as both models carry the new turbocharged 2.0-Liter four-cylinder that offers 275 horsepower. We’d opt for the strongest engine, but that’s just us.

All trims are stunning and offer fantastic speed and power. The 10-speed automatic is optional for all V8 engines, while the eight-speed automatic transmission is available for all trims. Chevy loyalists will rejoice as this Camaro really provides each owner with a winner.

More About the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

The interior of the Camaro includes a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen with the available 8.0-inch touchscreen option. The latest Chevrolet infotainment system is the Infotainment 3 system that provides optional navigation, a standard backup camera that has been enhanced to include a wider view with the user able to zoom and adjust the brightness levels of the view. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has decent gas mileage for a vehicle as high-performance as the Camaro is. Owners will gain 22 city and 31 highway mpg starting with the base model Camaro 1LS. To find out more about this incredible vehicle, which will arrive in early 2019, we hope you reach out to Miami Lakes Automall today.

Drive Chevrolet Right Now

For those looking to buy, lease or sell their vehicle, we’re ready to help at Miami Lakes Automall. Find all-new Chevrolet vehicles as well as a strong collection of late model pre-owned vehicles. Our team welcomes you to visit us for a test drive and we accommodate trade-ins also.

We have a dedicated service center for your current vehicle for all maintenance and repair work. Our friendly staff can help you out when you make a service appointment. We’re here for all your repair needs and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall.

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New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Has Impressive Debut

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The arrival of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is fast approaching and we’re beyond excited to share the news. The latest crossover SUV made by Chevrolet is constructed on a unibody platform and has a design influenced by the Chevrolet Camaro with its large grille, sculpted sheet metal, skinny headlights and raised hood. The latest MyLink system comes with an impressive interior and available safety features, including adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera mirror that help make the latest Blazer a fundamentally sound and enjoyable choice for drivers. General Motors has held the name “Blazer” before, but that vehicle was known as the “K5 Blazer” and ended its production run in 1991 as it became what is today known as the Chevrolet Tahoe. The new Chevrolet Blazer is set to make its debut in fall 2018.

Chevrolet Blazer Basics

The 2019 Chevy Blazer seats five and comes in four trims with the base, L trim, beginning at $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Blazer (cloth or leather), RS and Premier trims round out the remaining trims and all come standard with front-wheel-drive and LED taillamps. More standard features that makeup a large part of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer include keyless entry and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that make using a smartphone while driving a thing of the past. The Chevrolet infotainment system is easy to use and accessible with an 8-inch color touchscreen standard. An HD rear vision camera, six-way adjustable driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels and a large electronic locking glove box to store personal belongings are also some of the standard features provided by Chevy.

So, What Can the Chevrolet Blazer Offer?

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer includes two powertrain options. A 2.5-Liter inline-four engine provides drivers with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque is standard for L and Blazer trim. The trusted and award-winning 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, comes standard with the RS and Premier trim, but is an available option the L and Blazer (cloth/leather) trims. Both are more than suitable to help owners enjoy the drive to anywhere they need to go.

Optional features that help make the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer a more incredible ride for owners include wonderful additional available features like all-wheel drive, a dual-pane power sunroof, a twin-clutch AWD system, heated steering wheel, six USB ports, and heated and ventilated front seats. Not only is the 2019 Blazer packed with ways to keep guests entertained, but the comfortable seating and interior help make the owner just as happy. To experience what the Chevrolet Blazer is all about, rush over to Miami Lakes Automall.

Let Chevrolet Show You The Way

Visit us at Miami Lakes Automall to experience with your own eyes and ears the remarkable lineup of the latest Chevrolet vehicles. We are ready to help you with any purchase for this or any of our crossover vehicles. Come on in to have a different customer experience. Our professional sales staff can assist with buying, leasing, trade-ins or selling. Our friendly team is ready to make your shopping experience wonderful.

Need help with your current vehicle? We want to make sure you’re back on the road fast with our experienced servicing staff. Make a service appointment with us and we’ll attend to your vehicle. We handle everything from oil changes, exhaust repairs, and tire balances to coolant flushes, vehicle inspections, and tire rotations. We hope to see you soon!

 

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2019 Chevy Malibu Receives Camaro Facelift

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Chevrolet has made many vehicles stand out with their remarkable performance. Sometimes the exterior design might not highlight the true value and performance offered for what’s under the hood. That will no longer be the case for the Chevy Malibu. A new front grille will be added to the midsize car, based off the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Undoubtedly, the Camaro is one of the most dynamically designed GM muscle cars of the present era and perhaps one of the most aggressive looking Chevy products. With an angular lower edge to effectively channel air up through the massive grille, this signature Camaro look has been replicated for the latest Malibu. A company that is known for making specialty hoods, AeroNine, has also made their mark on the latest 2019 Chevy Malibu.

AeroNine Makes a Malibu Look Like a ZL1

The current, ninth-generation Chevy Malibu is an incredible midsize sedan, as Chevrolet did make an effort to improve the look of the 2019 Malibu with a facelift. Produced by kit maker AeroNine, the aftermarket fascia gives the Malibu a look very much reminiscent of Chevy’s sixth-generation Camaro ZL1, with a small gap right below the narrow grille opening, which holds the bow tie, known as the Chevrolet logo.

The front end of this body kit package looks just like the front end of the latest Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The wide lower grille is in between two smaller inlets, each housing vertical LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Four UltraSonic parking sensors – two at the midline of the front fascia, and two near the lower lip have been added the AeroNine body kit, and a bold valance style gives the package into an indistinguishable look. While the Chevy Malibu headlights have been retained for the new model year, the upper and lower grille are changed to look like the Camaro ZL1. Multiple items are similar to the Chevrolet ZL1 in fact, like a set of slotted vents with LED trim as well as the bottom of the front fascia with its sporty chin spoiler.

While the current Chevy Malibu is not comparable to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in terms of high-performance power, that doesn’t mean owners can change the look. The front end design of the supercharged muscle car can be replicated to the front end of the mid-size Chevy sedan with the AeroNine body kit. For those that have a newer Chevy Malibu and want it to share the front end design akin to the Camaro ZL1, this package is ready to add more curb appeal to their Malibu.

More on the 2019 Chevy Malibu

Among the top tier sedans for the Chevrolet lineup is the new 2019 Chevy Malibu. The 2019 Chevy Malibu has been awarded by J.D. Power as the “Most Dependable Midsize Car” based on a survey of 2015 models. Drivers will cherish the Malibu Premier trim that offers a powerful 250-horsepower 2.0-Liter turbocharged ECOTEC engine that is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and boasts front wheel drive. The 2019 Chevy Malibu comes standard across all trims with engines that are joined to a continuously variable transmission to support and boost fuel efficiency. For those hoping to drive the latest Chevy vehicles, there’s only one place to go!

Find the Latest Chevy at Miami Lakes Automall

Looking to drive a Chevy vehicle? Our new Chevy vehicles are in at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re happy to offer our customers remarkable prices and a wide selection of new vehicles and nearly quality pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles. From buying, leasing, trade-ins or selling; we are the dealership that will handle your requests.

Come by Miami Lakes Automall today. We hope to provide a remarkable customer service experience for you every step of the way. If you need to have any maintenance work, don’t forget to make a service appointment and bring it in for our trusted service team to look after your vehicle.

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Chevrolet Celebrates Halloween For the Whole Family!

Chevrolet wants to help families celebrate Halloween this year! This spooky time of year doesn’t have to be scary, but instead festive and fun. While there’s a big incentive to have our customers test out our newest collection of cars, trucks, crossovers, vans and SUVs, we know there’s no joy without taking time to spend with our children and make them feel involved. Whether a parent, counselor, guardian, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin or family friend, take the time to enjoy sending a positive message to the youth with some good ol’ fashion arts and crafts.

Chevrolet themed Halloween themed pumpkin stencils are a great way to entertain kids. For every Chevy enthusiast, this is a great way to promote the beloved brand and provide some cool and fun images for the kids to enjoy. Create a sleek 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, show off the 2019 Chevrolet Spark, draw the Chevrolet Volt with bat wings and more with these 10 Halloween themed stencils.

Chevrolet Logo Soccer Ball

Chevrolet One World Futbol

Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado Grille

Chevrolet Truck or Treat

Chevy Camaro

Chevy Corvette Creepy Forest

Chevy Trunk or Treat

Chevrolet Spark Spider Web

Chevy Volt Vampire

Simply follow these rules after printing out the collection of stencils and craft the perfect pumpkin once the drawing is done.

  1. Cut a circle through either the stem end at the top of the pumpkin, or the bottom of the pumpkin to make a cap – we recommend the stem and at the top.
  2. Then, use a large spoon to scoop out the pumpkin’s innards – seeds and pulp.
  3. Follow the dotted lines when cutting out the stencil to have instructions handy. Tape the stencil onto the pumpkin and make sure it’s flat against the surface.
  4. First trace the design by poking holes with a sharp but small tool, like a needle. Now you can remove the stencil from the pumpkin.
  5. Just like a game of connect the dots, cut your stencil. Push out the cut-out pieces (grey pieces on the stencil) by on them from within the pumpkin. Be gentle.
  6. All that’s left is to place a candle or LED light inside the pumpkin to give it that eerie glow.

We recommend making sure to have fun and enjoy your next visit to Miami Lakes Automall. We hope you come by for a spooky good time!

Stop By Miami Lakes Automall For A Great Experience

Miami Lakes Automall wants to help take care of any car buying, leasing or selling needs our customers have. Plus, we also provide help with trade-in offers and have a dedicated finance team that can help with getting the vehicle a customer wants. Let our professional sales staff help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall.

For those looking for a tune-up, repair or any work done on their current vehicle, don’t be spooked! Our knowledgeable service team is here to help seven days a week, including Sundays from 9am to 3pm. With a simple service appointment, we can get started on ensuring your vehicle is serviced in a timely fashion. As always, we hope you have a safe holiday season and choose us as your automotive superstore going forward! Find Miami Lakes Automall, located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida.

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The Chevy Bolt EV and Volt Plug-In Hybrid Are Better Than Ever

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Ever wondered what the landscape was like for electric cars? For those that want to have more fuel efficient vehicles, there’s plenty Chevy has to help make that dream a reality. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt and 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV offer top-notch solutions that make them more attractive to those who are ready to take the next step and go with an electrified vehicle. Not only will owners save on gas expensditures, they both have a low price point. The Volt is priced from $34,395, while the Bolt EV is priced from $36,620 (plus destination fee). There’s defining perks and differences to each vehicle, and we’ll get into them right now.

Similarities Between the Bolt and Volt

Owners of either vehicle are going to have some of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the planet. There’s no doubt there about their benefits towards helping reduce the carbon footprint left behind for owners as well as saving thousands over the course of owning either of these vehicles. How much of savings? Over $5,000 in five years of driving for the Bolt EV and up to $4,500 of savings on gas over five years for the Chevy Volt, when compared to other vehicles.

The Bolt and Volt share the same LT and Premier trim name, with the Premier being the luxury trim on both models. They both come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features and have a large display as apart of their infotainment center. The Bolt EV carries a 10.2-inch display, while the Volt comes with an updated 8-inch display. They are modern and sleek interiors with standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots and are spacious throughout, carrying generous legroom for guests. They offer a quiet cabin, quality parts and will make any commute comfortable for drivers.

Both vehicles also gain the same government incentives for owners who purchase either of these cars, saving owners even more money! The U.S. federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits. The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit ranges from $2,500 to $7,500 for new plug-in hybrids and EVs purchased for use in the U.S.. Consumers can then use this credit to pay less taxes on that tax year (filed the following year). Both of these vehicles qualify for the maximum amount of $7500.

Differences Between the Bolt and Volt

The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV has an incredible 238-mile range by using the 60 kWh 350-Volt battery alone. The 128 city and 110 highway MPGe offered by the Bolt EV are remarkable and produce zero emissions. The Bolt EV Premier trim adds leather-seating, chrome accents and heated rear seating. The latest edition will include new paint colors like Green Mist Metallic, Shock, Slate Gray Metallic, and Shock Yellow but there’s no official word on whether every color will be available for all trims. The Bolt EV provides 17 cubic feet of trunk space as opposed to the Volt that only offers 10.6 cubic feet.

For those that can’t wait to see the latest third-generation 2019 Chevy Bolt, we’re just as excited to find out more about it as well. One thing we do know is the 2019 Chevy Bolt boasts 200 horsepower with 266 lb-ft of torque, while the 2019 Chevy Volt increases that number up to 294 lb-ft of torque with 149 horsepower.

The 2019 Chevy Volt is powered by a 18.4 kWh 300-Volt lithium-ion battery that has a battery-only range of 53 miles, but a 420 total mile range with a full charge and full 9-gallon tank. The best thing about both vehicles is the improved charging time that is provided by the new 7.2 KW charging system that is standard on the Premier trim and available for the LT trim. There’s no doubt this is part of the reason fans of the Chevrolet products are driving these vehicles.

They Both Require Charging, But Differ In Results

Both vehicles also gain the same government incentives for owners who purchase either of these cars, saving owners even more money! The U.S. federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits, for lowering the up-front costs of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as well as electric cars (EVs). The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit is for $2,500 to $7,500 per new EV purchased for use in the U.S., which both of these vehicles qualify.

The Bolt EV is purely an electronic-vehicle that charges in 9.3 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. This all-electric car is capable of providing up to 238 miles off a single charge, which is nothing short of remarkable. The choice is up to the owner for which vehicle they want to own. The new 2019 Chevy Volt is due to roll out in stores in fall 2018. The 2018 Chevy Bolt is already for sale, but the new 2019 is expected for winter 2018.

Drive Chevy From Your One-Stop Chevy Shop at Miami Lakes Automall

Drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles from Miami Lakes Automall. We have a large variety of new vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles ready for you to try out. Let us help with any buying, leasing or selling needs you have! We also can help with a trade-in request.

Just know, even if you haven’t shopped with us, we are here to help. Make an appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated service team. Stop by today at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Top Vehicles With the Highest Horsepower Under 100K


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Among the fastest and strongest vehicles, there are many that exist at outrageous prices. However, we know most of our customers want to drive something affordable as well as exciting. For anyone looking for a new vehicle, there’s no denying the fun of driving a fast and furious vehicle, but there’s not as many that offer affordability attached to the impressive speed. Today, we’ll examine the best cars with the most horsepower for under $100,000. From that price point and below, our showcase will feature some of the top vehicles in the industry.

SRT vehicles, produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, are highly capable of providing the rush of high-performance driving and pair with friendly pricing. Not every vehicle that is a Street & Racing Technology (SRT) is a muscle car, as we’ll point out some vehicles that match with maximum horsepower, but stay well below the $100,000 price point. So, in keeping wallets full and excitement levels extremely high, let’s get into it.

The Most Horsepower For Under $100k

How does 797 horsepower sound? Thanks to the latest monster made by Dodge, the 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 engine with Dodge SRT Demon parts to increase the horsepower. After last year’s celebrated Dodge SRT Demon, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has the highest horsepower offered in a muscle car for under $100,000. This incredible muscle car has a 0-60 speed of 3.4 seconds. Owners will experience an overwhelmingly difficult time when choosing to leave their Hellcat Redeye in the parking lot. It’s just too powerful and amazing not to enjoy. This special and unique SRT vehicle begins at $71,350 MSRP (plus destination fee). We dare our readers to try and find any car that comes close to matching the horsepower offered by Dodge for this amount of money.

Just As Fast and Powerful, the Hellcat and Hellcat Widebody

The latest 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Hellcat Widebody carry the impressive 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 engine. The incredible V8 makes other engines seem small and unimpressive by comparison. There are very few powertrains in any muscle car that can compete with the 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque provided by the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Hellcat Widebody. The remarkable quarter-mile time of 10.9 seconds with this muscle car is nothing short of spectacular. The starting price for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat starts at $58,650 MSRP (plus destination fee.) The Widebody package costs an extra $6,000.

Horsepower For The Whole Family

For those looking for strength and speed in an SUV, the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT provides 475 horsepower. With a 0-60 time of just 4.7 seconds, there’s no debating how impressive this vehicle is, especially when considering that the Dodge Durango seats seven people. The starting price for the latest 2019 Dodge Durango SRT is just $62,995 MSRP (plus destination fee.) The strength of the Durango SRT provides an impressive towing capacity of 8,700 lbs, which is more than a lot of vehicles of the same size, simply due to the fantastic engineering offered by Dodge.

Find Exactly What You’re Looking For

If you’re looking for incredible horsepower, come to Miami Lakes Automall. Drive away with the latest 2019 Dodge Challenger today, including the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Our professional sales team is friendly and ready to help you with any leasing or buying needs you may have. Feel free to ask us questions about the Dodge Challenger or any of our new Dodge vehicles.

Looking to have work done on your current vehicle? You’ll want to have your vehicle in great shape to deal with the never ending fall rain and tremendous heat. If you’re having issues with your current ride, we can make sure you’re back on the road fast with our experienced service techs. Book a service appointment with us, even if you haven’t made a purchase before and we’ll be happy to provide a wonderful customer experience!

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The Goliath Has Arrived: This New Chevy Silverado Pickup Is Monstrous

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Every so often a vehicle is produced that sends chills, provides goosebumps and invokes the image of a towing presence that is rarely matched. This unique feeling is magnified with the Hennessey Goliath 6X6, a special edition 2019 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Z71. That’s right, a 6X6 with a stunning presence and even more impressive off-road performance to match. The Hennessey, not to be confused with Hennessy the alcoholic drink, is a company responsible for helping with the latest Silverado model. The Goliath 6X6, as its known, took the Trail Boss Z71 model and gave it multiple doses of steroids with an overwhelming amount of new features and upgrades.

Stronger Than Strong

With the 6X6 conversion, an additional axle, wheels, tires and brakes were applied with an all-new rear suspension system to pair with the massive eight-inch lift kit. Most vehicles capable of going off-road are built with some features that still have to be added; not this pickup. Heavy-duty isn’t quite the right word to describe the Goliath 6X6 either, even though that’s the technical designation. The Hennessey team figured one of the ultimate engines offered by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) wasn’t good enough. The Hennessey team replaced the 6.2-Liter V8 HEMI engine with their very own HPE700 Supercharged engine. The 2.9-Liter supercharger system has a stainless steel exhaust with 705 horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque. A vehicle like this shouldn’t be able to move as quickly as it does, but that’s part of what makes this one of the rarest trucks ever produced.

Everyone on the road will be able to stop the large HENNESSEY graphics and name plate on both the front and rear bumpers. The 2019 Goliath 6X6 includes a roll bar, LED lights, and is unlike any other vehicle on the road today. The strength of the vehicle is not just how powerful it is, but the flexibility to go anywhere.

Not Just Strong, Fast and Offroad Capable

Consider the 0-60 time of around four and a half seconds (the exact results aren’t available just yet), and realize that this is a massive truck, not a muscle car. That speed alone is enough to provide a spooky feeling, but only for those who aren’t inside the massive vehicle that handles any terrain it faces with ease thanks to large BF Goodrich 37-inch off-road tires, customer Hennessey 20-inch wheels and the top-notch engineering by Chevrolet and Hennessey combined that allow for traveling on roads less traveled. The base price of the 2019 Goliath 6X6 is $375,000 (MSRP) with the optional upgrade to a 808 horsepower stroker motor upgrade, Brembo brake system and custom interior upgrade. The amount of vehicles produced will be only 24 units, so this will be quite an exclusive vehicle.

Where To Drive The Latest Chevrolet Pickups

The latest Chevy pickups are available all in one place, including the 2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss. We welcome you to go on a test-drive to experience all the latest technology and comfort offered in the new Silverado. Our professional sales team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers.

We hope to be your guide if you’re in need of any maintenance work or repairs to your current vehicle. We’ll happily help you out, even if you didn’t buy with us. Our professional service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall for all your automotive needs!

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The 2019 Chevy Camaro Has Many Powertrain Options

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The new 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is ready for customers to take home. For over fifty years, the Chevy Camaro has become a legendary vehicle. The latest edition is complete with multiple powertrain options, and there’s no denying the flexibility now offered with the 2019 Camaro. A mid-cycle refresh for the Chevy Camaro produces new front fascia for LS, LT, RS and SS trims. For all trims, the rear fascia includes sculpted LED taillamps, new 19-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels and a new rear camera mirror. The LS and LT trims receive LED taillamps with red lenses and the SS and ZL1 trims have LED taillamps with dark-tinted neutral-density, clear lenses. The real changes that are exciting are the bumps in horsepower and powertrain options for the new 2019 Chevy Camaro.

What’s Under the Hood?

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has four gasoline engine options, the first of which is a 2.0-Liter LTG Turbo I4 rated at 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque standard for the 1LS, 1LT and 2LT and as an option for the 3LT. The six-speed manual transmission is standard on all trims. With the 3.6-Liter LGX naturally-aspirated V6 rated at 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque, optional on 1LT and 2LT trims and standard for the 3LT. The eight-speed automatic is available on the LS and LT trims. The 2019 Chevy Camaro is solely exclusive with rear-wheel-drive.

There are two 6.2-Liter powertrains available with the 2019 Chevy Camaro. The 6.2-Liter LT1 naturally-aspirated V8 has 455 horsepower with 455 lb-ft of torque standard for the 1SS and 2 SS trims. For the SS and ZL1 trims, a 10-speed automatic transmission is available and pairs wonderfully on the premium engine, the other 6.2-Liter powertrain. The 6.2-Liter LT4 supercharged V8 gets 650 horsepower with 650 lb-ft of torque standard.

What Else Is New With The 2019 Chevy Camaro?

The 2019 Chevy Camaro comes in three new exterior body paint colors – Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic and Riverside Blue Metallic. Drivers will gain a sophisticated Driver Selector Mode with four modes available for various driving conditions. Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and Track (SS and ZL1 trims only) are the several modes. Depending on the weather, the driver can easily switch their driving mode to adapt to the surroundings outside.

The interior has switched up from the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment systems to the latest Chevy infotainment system, the third-generation Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. The rear view camera is standard for only the 2SS and ZL1 and only available for those trims.

For those looking for a new 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, the base trim 1LS Coupe begins at just $25,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) and comes stock with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provides 275 horsepower with 295 lb-ft of torque. With 20 city and 30 highway MPG, the Camaro is fuel efficient for a performance car. The rush of driving one and owning the road is more fun with a Camaro.

Choose Miami Lakes Automall Today

Miami Lakes Automall is your place for all things Camaro, whether you’re looking to buy, sell or lease a vehicle, we can help out. From all-new Chevrolet to late model pre-owned vehicles, we’re your destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle. Our team welcomes you to visit for a test drive and can accomodate what your exact needs are.

In need of an appointment at our service center for your current vehicle? Our friendly staff can help you out with a simple appointment you can make here. Let us cater to your needs and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Stop in to see what we’re capable of at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Chevy Is the Most Awarded Brand In AutoPacific Awards

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AutoPacific Inc, a research and consulting firm, has awarded Chevrolet with different recognition more so than any other automaker. AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) award a vehicle for its layout and design. This is reflected through finding out what owners expect from a new vehicle and their opinion on the experience of owning a vehicle. Drivers were surveyed on all purchased vehicles from September through December 2017, and were provided a specialized questionnaire. 58,000 owners responded between January through April 2018. Those final results were managed and released in September 2017. The results were compiled and showcased the best of the best vehicles on the road today.

“Giving owners a chance to tell us what they would change and how they would change it reveals which vehicles are designed to meet their needs and expectations. In other words, having owners who are happy with things the way they are says the manufacturer did their upfront research and designed the vehicle with their target buyer in mind.” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific.

Chevy Is Winning Big In 2018

U.S. brands received fourteen total vehicle awards, up from eleven the previous year. Six of those awards are for the Chevrolet brand, including the top scoring Chevrolet Suburban. Chevrolet was most impressive in the pickup segment with the Silverado 1500, Silverado HD and Colorado all winning an IVA. The praise for the Chevy Suburban went further after winning the award, receiving praise from the president of AutoPacific. Owners of the Chevrolet Suburban will note the impressive towing capacity of 6,300 pounds and seating capacity of eight people with best-in-class V8 fuel economy. 23 highway MPG is pretty impressive for a three-row SUV. America’s best-selling SUV has collected a new accolade thanks to being powerful, modern and exactly what customers hoped for when they purchased their own.

“The Suburban nailed most of the problem categories. Its packaging is just what their target consumer wants. IVA’s speak to a vehicle’s layout and design. Giving owners a chance to tell us what they would change and how they would change it reveals which vehicles are designed to meet their needs and expectations,” says George Peterson

Chevy Has More Than Award-Winning Pickups

Electric vehicles are a segment Chevy put time and effort into and were awarded for their Chevy Bolt. The impressive 2019 Chevy Bolt receives a 9.9 out of 10 from Kelly Blue Book. With a 238 mile range with just a single charge. The first affordable all-electric car to hit that range is eligible for a federal tax credit and despite its small size, offers 56.6 cubic feet of storage. There’s a lot to love about this vehicle with unmatched gas mileage. Chevrolet has gone the extra mile to provide different options for drivers and this vehicle is perfect for those who have long commutes or just want a great vehicle to save money and avoid having to wait in line for gas.

Find Your Chevrolet Vehicles With Us

Don’t overthink where to go for Chevy vehicles. We have all the latest Chevy vehicles including the new 2019 Chevy Colorado, 2019 Chevy Suburban and 2019 Chevy Silverado. Do you own a vehicle you’d like to trade in? Come over to Miami Lakes Automall to experience what we can offer you for it. We’re available seven days a week and you won’t regret your excellent experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  

If you’re looking for any vehicle servicing now or in the future, our certified service team is happy to help. Make an appointment with us and we’ll attend to your vehicle. We handle everything from oil changes, exhaust repairs, tire balances to coolant flushes, vehicle inspections and tire rotations. We hope to see you soon!

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Why The Chevrolet Colorado Bison Is Intense and Incredible

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Every now and then a concept vehicle is introduced to the public that creates a buzz around it that never goes away. One vehicle that made waves was the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association show. AEV stands for American Expedition Vehicles, a company that partnered with Chevrolet to make the beautiful and bruising Bison. AEV also helped identify which parts of the Colorado would be the most vulnerable for off road traveling. What did Chevrolet and AEV come up in their final product that’s now being released? The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is complete with five skid plates of Boron-steel and an additional three skid plates protecting the undercarriage.

“We’ve been following Colorado since its introduction, and the ZR2 really captured our attention. As this is the first Chevrolet vehicle we’ve given the AEV treatment to, we wanted to do something special with the industry’s first use of hot-stamped Boron steel. We also expect that Colorado drivers will love the added ruggedness of our front and rear bumpers on ZR2 Bison,” said American Expedition Vehicles President, Dave Harriton.

How Protected Is The Bison While Offroading?

Owners of the Colorado ZR2 Bison can feel confident that their pickup can handle the terrain of most trails. Boron-steel skid plates will protect all the most important parts of the vehicle underneath, including the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, the front and rear locking differentials. While the protection of the underside was one of the most important improvements AEV could do, the company went the extra mile and designed and integrated all new bumpers made of Boron steel. AEV provided tubular protection on the corners that are connected to the chassis. What that means is any part of the vehicle that is hit, the entire vehicle helps to absorb any damage, lessening any hard hit to the vehicle.

Colorado ZR2 Bison features front and rear locking differentials and a special Multimatic DSSV damper, which provides precision spool valve technology to provide high levels of damper predictability, allowing the vehicle to absorb more impact energy and reduce the peak vertical movement of the ZR2 Bison’s center of gravity up to 40 percent. AEV redesigned the flared fenders and gave a two-inch suspension lift to allow for greater clearance. Not only is the Bison fully capable of handling the difficult routes and travels that are often presented in off road travels, but drivers can feel confident no matter where they take their Colorado ZR2 Bison.Sitting on new 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires paired with 17-inch wheels designed for the Bison, this is a special pickup ready to go from day one. Those tires are exclusive for the Bison and all together, the vehicle is ready to go rock crawling and over any muddy terrain.

Flexibility Is Huge With the Bison

What helps the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison stand out from the crowd is the flexibility drivers gain; not only in the ability to go off-road easily, but how much power they prefer. An extended cab or crew cab body are available. Drivers can choose from a 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine or a 2.8-Liter turbo diesel engine. The gasoline engine provides 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque and equips an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.8-Liter turbo diesel affords 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Chevrolet is confident they have built the perfect vehicle for adventure and exploring with this incredible off road centerpiece. Drivers have a great interest in knowing how the vehicle will handle, but best way to explain how great it feels to own one and have the flexibility to travel where you need can be explained by the makers at Chevy.

“It’s a growing trend, where people load up their trucks, and go out for maybe six days, and run through all kinds of terrain, where they need the ability to crawl up over stuff and go long distances across all kinds of varying terrain,” – Mark Dickens, Director of Engineering for Performance Models, Chevrolet

Drive Chevy With Us

Show up to Miami Lakes Automall where we make it easy for our customers to find what they want and our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup, including the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2. Not sure about how to pay for everything? Let us help you with financing, for any purchase, lease and if you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too. Our friendly sales team is ready to help. Just come in to see what you can end up with. From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure.

 

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Chevrolet Releases Clever App To Curb Distracted Driving

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Chevrolet knows many drivers can’t resist using their smartphones while driving. To help curb this behavior in drivers, Chevrolet has developed a brand new app to assist drivers in keeping their eyes on the road. The app is known as the “Call Me Out” app for Android smartphones and will use new technology to attempt to discourage cellular use, or cellular abuse rather. The app will be able to tell through the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to know if a phone is traveling at high speeds, which will trigger alerts to go off if the driver uses their phone.

How Does the App Slow Down Cell Phone Use?

Once the app is installed (currently only available for Android phones), any speeds above five miles per hour won’t allow the driver to go into their device without hearing personalized messages. The messages that play are recorded by the driver to whomever they want. Family and friends are encouraged to say it’s not worth answering or responding to texts or calls while driving. One thing is clear with the problem of drivers using smartphones, and it’s not just a problem facing young drivers. According to a 2018 Research Now survey, up to 84 percent of people admit that distracted driving while handling a phone is dangerous, yet 90 percent of drivers admit to being part of that same problem. Chevrolet has made this app to find a way to overcome such widespread distractions.

What Else Does the App Handle?

Since the app is mainly used as a deterrent towards drivers losing concentration while behind the wheel, there’s also a reward system. The reward is based on points that a driver can accumulate over time with a scoreboard and ranking system. App users can add others to follow and measure their success avoiding the bad habit of being a distracted driver.

“Today’s vehicles offer a range of active safety features like Lane Keep Assist and Forward Automatic Braking that help drivers stay more aware of their surroundings. But we also know the vehicle is only one element. Chevy’s Call Me Out app gives drivers another great tool to reinforce good driving behaviors — and as a mom of a teenage daughter, I personally know how important it is to model good driving behaviors and encourage others to do the same.”  said Tricia Morrow, Chevy safety engineer.

Call Me Out Is Available Now

While the app can only provide so much resistance, it’s up to the driver to stay off their smartphone and think of the consequences of distracted driving. Call Me Out is available now to download through the Google Play Store..There is no word on when the iOS version of the app will be available for those who have an iPhone. Chevy is committed to helping drivers of all ages by making vehicles as safe as possible, but ultimately the safety of driving in the modern world requires more than great safety features. Drivers have to commit to not being distracted!

Drive Safely And Find Your Latest Chevy With Us

To find the latest new Chevy vehicles, there’s no mistaking where to go. At Miami Lakes Automall, you can find a range of options and we’ll be happy to show you our line-up for a test-drive. There’s hardly a feeling like driving a brand new vehicle off the lot.

Experience with a test drive some of our outstanding vehicles, all at one place at Miami Lakes Automall. Let our friendly staff assist you with your buying, selling or trade-in needs and our trusted servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Just a simple appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle survived in a timely fashion. Stop by for your test-drive today!

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Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Hybrid Prove Chevy Sedans Are Staying Alive

2019 Malibu Premier and 2019 Malibu RS: Updated styling across the lineup — led by the first-ever RS trim — introduces additional choices to the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and improves its presence. 

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Looking for a sedan? Chevy has six options for every kind of budget and expectation. While the rest of the market is moving away from the sedan experience and focussing on the crossover, SUV and pickup market, Chevy is doing the exact opposite. A large reason for their continued success with these vehicles begins with their cost-effective approach of offering new amenities in a vehicle that offers better gas mileage than most non-hybrid vehicles.

Brief Overview of the Six Sedans Offered By Chevy

All six models are available now,with the latest 2019 models arriving just in time for customers to get their hands on them. Staring with the new 2019 Chevrolet Sonic that has a new base engine, the MSRP begins at only $15,420 (plus destination fee), the new 2019 Chevy Cruze provides remarkable fuel economy benefits and starts at just $17,995 MSRP (plus destination fee), the new 2019 Chevy Malibu has a different look with interior upgrades and new color options, and this mid-size option begins at $21,680 MSRP (plus destination fee). The 2019 Chevy Impala is a wonderful full-size sedan that offers up to 305 horsepower and an impressive 30 highway mpg; it starts off at $27,895 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Closer Look at the Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Hybrid

The top two tiers for the Chevrolet sedan vehicles are the new 2019 Chevy Malibu and new 2019 Chevy Malibu Hybrid. The 2019 Chevy Malibu comes with a new look and has been awarded by J.D. Power as the “Most Dependable Midsize Car” based on a survey of 2015 models. Drivers will love the Malibu Premier trim that offers a 250-horsepower 2.0-Liter turbocharged ECOTEC engine that is paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Chevy Malibu comes standard across all trims with engines that are paired to a continuously variable transmission to help raise fuel efficiency.

The 2019 Chevy Malibu Hybrid also holds incredible gas mileage with the help of the 1.8-Liter hybrid engine that delivers an EPA estimated 49 city mpg. Being a 2017 IIHS Top Safety pick when equipped with the available driver confidence package, many drivers can feel safe and admire this Chevy sedan for many years to come.

“While the U.S. car market continues to shrink as buyers increasingly opt for SUVs and crossovers, it still represents more than 4 million customers and a chance to introduce consumers to GM with entry-level products. As other people are making noise about leaving the car business or thrifting back their portfolio, there’s still business to be had there. It’s just going about the business in a smart fashion. ” says Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director for cars and crossovers.

Shifting Sedan Market

Ford is removing their once popular sedan vehicles, except for the Mustang and Focus models, and by 2020 will make 90% of their North American sales without the help of sedans (excluding the Mustang and Focus Active). GM believes in Chevy to keep their sales growing with the sedan market. Chevy has added a sporty Malibu RS trim as part of the midsize car’s 2019 refresh.The 2019 Chevy Malibu RS will begin at $24,995 MSRP (plus destination fee) and lands between the Malibu’s LS and LT trims. The RS is made complete with the front end that holds black accents and a black bow-tie logo, new 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler with dual exhausts.

The Malibu RS is predicted to make up 1/5th of the U.S. sales of the Malibu, Majoros said, and will compete against Sport trims of competitors like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. While there are some companies leaving the sedan market, Chevrolet has customers covered with a wide range of different sedan choices. Though cars sales went down from 46 percent in 2014 to 32 percent of U.S. sales in 2018 according to Chevrolet.

“There’s still volume to be had there,” he said. “We’ve done a nice job about taking a responsible approach to the product. If other competitors are leaving, we’re very happy to pick up that business, and we’ll certainly do that,” -Majoros remarked.

Can’t Wait to Drive the Latest Chevy Sedans?

The place to find your new Chevy vehicles will always be Miami Lakes Automall. We’re proud to offer you remarkable prices and a wide selection of new and nearly 100 quality pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles. From buying, leasing, trade-ins or selling; we are the dealership that can handle your requests.

If you’re looking for servicing or repairs, we have a full-service team that will help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, whether you bought from us or not.  Our professional team and friendly staff looks forward to helping you today!

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Chevrolet Unveils the Remarkable ZR2 Bison

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Chevrolet is revamping their 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 with the new ZR2 Bison trim. This off-road version of the Colorado pickup is a rugged trim made possible with a partnership with American Expedition Vehicles. Chevy’s newest mid-size truck option with unlimited off-road capabilities was first introduced at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association show (SEMA) as a concept vehicle. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is not your average pickup as the undercarriage of the Bison carries high level protection with five skid plates. The skid plates are comprised of hot-stamped boron steel. With the mindset of making a fully protected truck capable of dealing with the harsh trails of expeditions, Chevrolet has succeeded with flying colors.

How Ready Is the Bison For Off-Road Travel?

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison includes a 2.8-Liter, six-speed Duramax turbo-diesel engine that generates 186-horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Bison also drives on huge 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires. Customers can choose between either a crew or extended cab for the truck. There’s also the addition of third-party add-ons like a snorkel from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) that is fitted for all Colorado pickup trucks. While this is the first time AEV has worked with Chevy, they have pulled out all the stops to make this vehicle a success.

Drivers can feel secure going on the road less traveled knowing there’s armor protecting the fuel tank, transfer case, locking differentials and oil pan. The protection is provided by AEV, who helped make the Jeep Wrangler Brute. There’s no need to buy any extra protection or modifications for the new 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison; it’s ready to go off-road from the first day of purchase. AEV also provided its expertise to the ZR2 Bison’s stamped steel front and rear bumpers. The front bumper includes fog lights which helps with nighttime visibility for drivers. The bumper also includes winch provisions.

Strong and Capable, This Bison Is Ready For Everyone To See

The Bison is decked out in Bison decals, all visible along the bed sides, and an AEV Bison logo (where the Bison gets its name) resides along the tailgate. The AEV logo is apart of the interior, embroidered on top of the floor liners and front head restraints. The Bison will not carry the Chevrolet bowtie on its grille however, replaced with the Chevrolet brand on the front end.

“More and more enthusiasts are discovering that Colorado is ideal for off-roading, especially overland travel. The Colorado Z71 offers a full suite of off-road equipment, the maneuverability of a midsize truck and the driving range of a class-exclusive diesel engine. The Colorado ZR2 offers even greater off-road capability with class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials. And now, Bison offers customers an even more extreme turnkey off-road truck ready to tackle your next adventure,” said Sandor Piszar, Director of Chevy Marketing.

The Bison Is Ready to Roam

This vehicle is highly shielded, looks imposing from the start and matches customers expectations of being an engaged off-road vehicle. While there are a total of four options for the Colorado sold by Chevy, this is the extreme off-road option for customers. The diesel option, a V6 gas engine option, the ZR2 off-road and now the Bison trim make up the Colorado pickup lineup. Whichever one is desired, there’s a place that has them ready to go.

Come To Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall makes it easy for customers to find what they want and our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup, including the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2. From our new to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Need to sell or trade-in your vehicle? Visit at Miami Lakes Automall.

Our team is ready to help make your summer more fun with these vehicles that provide an amazing experience. Just come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve you.

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Why the Chevy Traverse Is the Choice Among Three-Row SUVs

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Wondering which three-row SUV is the best on the market? Take a close look at the Chevy Traverse, an attractive crossover that provides three-row seating, has installed the latest technology available and setting monthly records for the last nine months. The 2019 Chevy Traverse is all-new, now in its second-generation, with a user-activated heated steering wheel and new Premier badge for the tailgate. Let’s take a look into the various trims and what makes the Chevy Traverse a must-own for those looking for a large SUV.

Overview of the Chevy Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size sports utility vehicle that is the among the biggest SUVs currently offered by Chevy; only the Chevy Suburban is larger. The current model was introduced for the 2018 model year and represents the second generation of the Traverse. Compared to the first-generation, the all-new Traverse is bigger, yet lighter and sleeker. Chrome accents are stylish all through out the exterior design and the bold design has never looked better. Perhaps, best of all, the Chevy Traverse appears more up-to-date and modern inside. There are also two new trim levels, including High Country and RS with the 2019 model year.

The 2019 Chevy Traverse carries a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and comes with front-wheel-drive. Drivers can choose all-wheel-drive options, all of which come with the 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine. The Pentastar engine is universally used in multiple Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles and is a reason the Chevy Traverse won the “Parents and Edmunds 10 Best Family Cars of 2018” as the reliable engine pairs with comfortable seating up to eight people.

Into the Traverse

The Chevy Traverse begins with the L trim, which comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission, a standard rear-view camera and LED daytime running lamps. The next trim is the LS trim, which is equipped with a tri-zone automatic climate control with premium cloth seating. The LT Cloth trim includes fog lamps, an 8-way adjustable power driver seat with power lumbar control. The LT Leather trim improves upon the previous trims with leather seating, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and an 8-inch color touchscreen.

The RS trim is the second highest trim. The RS trim provides a 10-speaker Bose premium sound system, Chevy’s MyLink with an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The Premier trim is the highest trim with perforated leather-appointed seating with wireless charging for smartphone devices. The RS trim comes with leather seats that are heated and ventilated up front.

The available rear entertainment system offered by Chevy includes digital headphones, a drop-down screen with an HDMI connection to the drop-down screen. The all-new Chevy Traverse allows owners to have space for just about anything with 98.2 cubic feet of max cargo space. The available Dual SkyScape 2-panel power sunroof is beautiful and allows for passengers to enjoy a wonderful view above with every drive. Enhanced Smart Slide second-row seating makes it easy to move the second-row seating in a hassle-free experience. Guests will love how easy it is to enter the back seat with this nifty feature. Hidden storage compartments make stowing away items easy to create more space for guests.

The highest trim is the High Country, which comes with 20-inch polished wheels. All-wheel-drive system with adaptive cruise control. IntelliBeam automatic high beam assist as well. The high beams will turn on and off when needed as assessed by the Chevy Traverse. The High Country trim begins at $53,000 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Available Traverse Packages

Available packages make for further improvements with the all-new 2019 Chevy Traverse. Changes have happened from the previous model as the Cargo Package no longer includes an LPO-level integrated cargo liner, which will now be included in the Floor Liner Package. The Premium Carpet Mat Package is now only available on High Country (2LZ) models. Formerly, this was available on LS, LT and 1LZ trims. There’s also the available Redline edition that gets owners 20-inch High-Gloss Black wheels with red accents, black bowtie emblems with signature black and red badging and a signature black ice grille with a fog lamp bezel.

With so much to appreciate and admire, it’s no wonder why the latest Chevy Traverse is the buyer’s choice among the three-row SUV segment. The 2019 Chevy Traverse begins at $29,930 MSRP (plus destination fee) and there’s one dealership ready to help make owning one possible.

Find what You’re Looking For At Miami Lakes Automall

Visit us at Miami Lakes Automall to find, buy, lease or sell your current vehicle. We also accept trade-in offers and can help finance your choice with help from our financing department. We hope you come by for test-drive with us today.

If you need servicing or any repairs on your vehicle, now or in the future, we’ll be here. Even if you didn’t shop with us. With a simple appointment, we can help you out soon. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall for the total experience!

 

 

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Chevy Named To WardsAuto’s 2018 10 Best Interiors Vehicles List

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Thanks to a well-equipped Bose premium sound system, ventilated front seats and a wide array of driver-assistance systems, WardsAuto has placed the Chevrolet Equinox on its list of “10 Best Interiors”. This was all thanks to bright new graphics on the touchscreen, available wireless charging for smartphones, easily accessible voice-activation systems that work well and an array of standard features. The interior of the 2018 Chevy Equinox has a fantastic aesthetic with rich leather seating and many comforts that drivers and editors alike love.  

Anyone who drives a 2018 Chevy Equinox will notice the spacious 63.5 cubic-feet of cargo space behind the first row and ample space for guests. Owners of the Equinox has rear seats that fold down flat and can provide more space if needed. The Equinox has seating for five and has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Safety rating. Even the base trim, L, is not only impressive, but boasts an array of features. Among those standard features, every 2018 Chevy Equinox includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The available 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, driver-assistance technology with low-speed forward auto braking and rear cross-traffic alerts help enhance the driving experience for owners. The 2018 Equinox premium trim includes a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel and further safety amenities like lane-keep assist and forward-collision alerts.  

Not Just Spacious and Luxurious, But Strong

Drivers of the Chevrolet Equinox will appreciate the stronger engine inside that gets 1.5 and 2.0-Liter Turbo gasoline engines and a 1.6-Liter Turbo-Diesel engine. The 2.0-Liter Turbo engine gets 252-horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Robust, great fuel-economy, and capable of providing a comfortable ride the whole way through, there’s so much that owners of the Equinox have to love. Few compact crossover SUVs have more to offer their customers than this 2018 Chevrolet product.

Other Perks of Driving a Chevrolet Equinox

Not only is the 2018 Chevy Equinox able to boast a fantastically modern and spacious interior, but it provides wonderful fuel economy. With 28 city MPG and 39 highway MPG, the 2018 Chevy Equinox is able to provide a comfortable ride inside and carries modern amenities that include getting the most out of gas mileage. Able to tow up to 3,500 pounds (the maximum towing capacity), the Equinox provides more than respectable strength as well. Just as nice as the enhanced vehicle features, like the Bose Premium 7-speaker system and outstanding interior, is the low price. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox begins at $36,375 MSRP (plus destination fee). That’s a steal for all the Equinox offers.

The Place For All Things Chevy

Miami Lakes Automall welcomes you to test-drive the latest Chevy vehicles. We have hundreds of new vehicles, including the latest 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, 2018 Chevy Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall. Check out our inventory from all-new Chevy vehicles to late model pre-owned vehicles, we’re your destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle.

For those that need of any maintenance work or repairs to their current vehicle, we’ll happily help out. Our professional service team is ready to bring vehicles back to life and keep them running smoothly. Stop by today for all your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We hope to see you soon at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Caravaggio Boosts Chevy Vehicles Inside and Out

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The Chevy brand is looking to improve their vehicles across the board from their legendary pickups to their high-speed sport cars. Spy shots have shown the upcoming 2020 Chevrolet heavy-duty trucks will carry LED headlights as well as diesel and gas powertrain options. As far as their sports cars, they have attracted attention for pushing the envelope working towards becoming faster than ever before. Most recently, the Chevrolet Camaro SS is being produced with over 800 horsepower and the latest 2019 Yenko/SC Corvette Stage II is built with 1,000 horsepower! That’s wicked speed and some progress to be proud of.

However, businesses and fans alike are clamoring for more. Inspired by Chevy and looking to improve are different companies that take Chevrolet vehicles and tune them even further to make custom Chevrolet vehicles. Lately, those companies like Caravaggio Corvettes are working on improving the interior cabin and cabin space. According to Caravaggio Corvettes, their specialization of building customer Corvettes and Corvette parts has led to a custom C7 generation Corvette Z06 with added European luxury flare to both the interior and exterior design.

Unique Caravaggio Upgrades

Caravaggio Corvettes custom vehicles include a vast increase in rich custom leather inserts. In the first two Z06 Corvettes that Caravaggio Corvettes touched up, they added carbon fiber across the dash, steering wheel and door panels. They even placed carbon fiber in the very seats drivers and passengers will occupy. Custom painted brake calipers and headlights give the custom Z06 an entirely fresh look. For drivers that don’t want to spend the money on the highest stake luxury vehicles, making a custom Corvette with the help of a company like Caravaggio is an attractive option.

Caravaggio Corvettes have also enjoyed beefing up the performance as well. They increased the Z06’s horsepower by 80 from 650 horsepower to 730 horsepower as well as the same jump for the torque – from 650 lb-ft of torque up to 730 lb-ft of torque. So, what would the price be for some of these custom upgrades? The cost of the additional carbon fiber upgrades is $19,500. Specialized wheels and tires with the engine output work cost $20,000. Combine those prices on top of owning a Z06, currently with a starting MSRP of $79,495 (plus destination fee), it can become pretty pricey. Keep in mind, the look and feel of the upgraded Corvettes are definitely noticeable. This is not only impressive but shows the admiration for the Chevy brand and how some people can’t wait to get their hands on the next generation of Chevy vehicles.

Many are not alone in that regard, but for those who haven’t experienced a Chevy vehicle yet, there’s no risk in coming in for a test drive. Miami Lakes Automall wants to show off their large collection of the latest Chevrolet vehicles. Wondering what it would be like to drive a 2019 Chevy Corvette?  

Miami Lakes Automall Has All the Chevy Fun In One Place

Miami Lakes Automall is ready to help our customers find the best vehicle for their budget. Let our friendly sales staff help with any buying, selling, leasing or trade-in questions you have. We look to assist our customers drive away with a great deal and have hundreds of new Chevy options to select from and try out.

In need of an appointment at our service center? Our helpful staff can assist with an easy appointment you can make right here. Let us cater to your needs and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. We hope to see you soon Miami Lakes Automall!

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Chevy Introduces New Special Edition Packages

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Chevrolet, a brand that has listened to the feedback from consumers, is announcing some additions to their vehicle stock. Chevy will increase the availability of the 6.2-Liter V8 engine within its full-size SUV lineup with the debut of the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban Premier Plus special editions. The 6.2-Liter V8 first arrived in the Chevy full-size SUV lineup on the 2018 Tahoe RST 6.2-Liter Performance Package. Chevy has always been about building vehicles their customers will want. These packages show us those changes are evident in the latest All Premier Plus edition Chevy full-size SUVs. Chevy also announced that customers can get their hands on the RST Premier models with the optional 6.2-Liter Performance Package. These vehicles include Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration and a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.

“Our customers have shown strong demand for both Tahoe and Suburban with the 6.2-Liter V8 option. Thirty-six percent of all Chevy full-size SUV special edition models are now sold with this engine. Premier Plus gives both Suburban and Tahoe customers another option to decide from with additional premium touches.” -Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Trucks Marketing & Advertising.

More on the Chevy Special Editions

The 2019 Chevy Tahoe and 2019 Chevy Suburban Premier Plus editions feature a fabulously rich interior with ventilated black and mahogany-colored leather-appointed front seats (that also include heating features) in surrounding Jet Black trim. This luxurious two-tone interior and the 22-inch polished wheels debut with this new package in Chevy’s full-size SUV lineup. The Special Edition trims carry gold Chevrolet  “bowtie” logos, chrome nameplate badging, a heads-up display, an 8-inch diagonal cluster, cross rails, chrome power steps, exhaust tips and a Chevrolet-branded cargo organizer. Connectivity is provided by a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and the Premier Plus package includes a 12-month data plan.

Chevy has implemented new features for 2019, including a 10-speed automatic transmission to provide smaller steps between each ratio to maximize engine power under acceleration. A broad 7.39 overall gear ratio spread and lower numerical top gear ratio, the transmission also decreases engine revolutions at highway speeds and this conserses gas as less work equals less energy consumed. Included is the Magnetic Ride Control,an active suspension that tracks the road to account for every ding along the way every millisecond, triggering damping changes in the electronically controlled shock absorbers in as few as 10-15 milliseconds. As a result, the suspension presents improved body-motion control during cornering and a more pleasant ride while cruising.

The available 6.2-Liter V8 was built to be strong and modern, hitting 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine delivers three state-of-the-art technologies. These technologies include direct injection, Active Fuel Management, and continuously variable valve timing — making the most of torque, power and efficiency across a wide range of operating conditions. Chevy has thought of everything to make the ride even better with their vehicles. The result? Kelley Blue Book lists the Chevy Tahoe as one of these 5-Year      Cost to Own Award winners. That means owners will be happy with their experience driving one.

2019 Chevy Premier Plus Pricing

The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier Plus, boasting a Best-in-class V8 highway fuel economy, starts at $74,100  MSRP (plus destination fee), while the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban Premier Plus will start at $76,900 MSRP (plus destination fee). The 2019 Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus are set to start production in August 2018. For those who want to get their hands on the latest Chevy vehicles, there’s one place to make that happen.

Visit Miami Lakes Automall For All Things Chevy

Come to Miami Lakes Automall for the newest Chevy vehicles. Our lineup of Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and other new vehicles are ready for your test-drive, including the 2019 Chevy Silverado. Complete with a brand new look and fully redesigned and begins at $29795 MSRP (plus destination fee). We welcome you to test-drive with us and experience all the technology and comfort offered in the Silverado, like the industry-exclusive power up and down tailgate. Our professional team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers for any of our vehicles.

Let us be your guide to help you drive away happy. If you’re in need of any maintenance work or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall for all your automotive needs!

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Drive the “Most American Car” With These Two Chevy Vehicles

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The Chevrolet Corvette was rated the “Most American” car in a recent university study. This is fitting as the Corvette has long been heralded as “America’s Sports Car”. The survey was developed by the Kogod Made in America Auto Index and reported by the National Corvette Museum in a news release.

“With a top score of 83.5 points, Corvette earned bragging rights by racking up the points within seven criteria including profit margin; labor; research and development; inventory, capital and other expenses; engine; transmission; and body, chassis and electrical components,” the museum noted in reporting research by the Center for Automotive Research to determine “total domestic content.”

How the Research Was Conducted

The beginning of the survey began as far back as 2013. Frank DuBois, an associate professor of the International Business Kogod school at American University in Washington, D.C. set out to find which vehicle was the most highly regarded American vehicle. While DuBois had his mind made up that no vehicle had ever been truly American made since dating back to the original Ford Model T, “You could argue that some of those parts were mined or manufactured out of the country,” according to DuBois. Following the top spot of the Chevrolet Corvette, finishing first out of 544 vehicles, was the Chevrolet Volt. For those that had any question about which brand is the most American, just look at this report. The report came up with a numerical value attached to various components to determine which vehicle would end up being labeled “Most American”.

Criteria to Determine Outcome

Profit margin is the first measurement used in the report, and points are earned based on the location of the automaker’s headquarters. A vehicle would receive 6 points if the automaker was based out ot the United States. If not, they would receive no points. Labor was a secondary requirement and if an automaker had their products made elsewhere, they wouldn’t receive any points; if they did they would gain 6 points. Research & development for the vehicle could earn an additional 6 points if both were done in the United States. If they were developed, but not assembled or vice versa in the U.S., they would only receive 3 points instead of 6 points. Inventory, capital and other expenses amounted to 11 points if the vehicle was assembled in the United States.

The largest proponent of the research was based off where the engine was produced. If the engine was produced in the United States, the vehicle would gain 14 points and zero points if the automaker didn’t make the vehicle in the United States. The transmission amounts to 7 points and follows the same rules as the engine. Finally, the body, chassis and electrical components made up fifty percent of the total vehicle score. The AALA percentage was divided into two to derive the total score. After all was said and done, Chevy took home both top two spots.

More on the Winner and Runner-up

While the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette is beloved for all the speed and high-performance ability, the Chevy Volt has enjoyed earning the love of customers for having unmatched fuel efficiency. For those looking for a compact car that is as American as they come and provides 43 city and 42 highway MPG, look no further than the 2018 Chevy Volt. A plug-in hybrid vehicle that offers up to 53 electric emission-free miles and a total of 420 miles with a full charge and full tank of gas. A 2018 IIHS Top Safety pick award winner, the 2018 Chevy Volt is ideal for many.

Drive Chevy With Us

Of course, if speed is what drives the final choice, there’s hardly a sports car that can match the up to 755 horsepower found in the hand-assembled 6.2-Liter LT5 supercharged Corvette engine. For a chance to get a good look at either American made vehicle, there’s a place where both vehicles are available right now.

If you’ve been looking for a vehicle that has the power and high-performance you’ve always wanted, look no further than the “Most American” brand new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. We have them in stock and are waiting for you to see for yourself. We also carry the latest 2018 Chevrolet Volt, which provides all the reliability of Chevy with high-end fuel efficiency.

Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today. We’re ready to help you with your car buying, leasing, selling and trade-in needs. We hope to provide a remarkable customer service experience for you every step of the way. When you need to have any maintenance work, don’t forget to make an appointment and bring it in for our trusted service team to look after your vehicle.

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2019 Chevy Silverado: More Advanced Than Ever

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The latest Silverado from Chevrolet is an improved and better developed light-duty pickup truck. Through upgrading their truck bed, parts, new frame and overall interior,  Chevy knew they had to name their truck bed to differentiate itself from other companies. Simply put, the new Chevy “Durabed” truck bed is way more advanced than what is offered with the competition. The 2019 Silverado increased its bed size by at least 10 cubic feet from the previous model and can boast having a Best-in-class cargo volume, box length and box depth.

Chevy Presents the Durabed

The Durabed is made from a high-strength steel and handles pressure unlike any other truck bed Chevrolet has produced. Consider this: the new 2019 Silverado is so tough it can withstand 72518.9 pounds of pressure-per-square-inch. That 2019 Silverado rating is over double the previous Silverado rating from the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado truck. This increased durability means customers will have a vehicle that handles heavy use without dents hurting the Durabed exterior. With stronger materials, it’s a better product and overall satisfaction for owners – just what Chevy intended.

“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors.

Into the Resigned and Stronger Silverado

Updated technology shines through with General Motors exclusive 3 x 7-inch configurable color head-up display, 8-inch configurable driver information center and rear camera mirror. The upgrades extend to the powertrain as well with more choices than ever before. All engines are paired with the choice of three available transmissions, including six-, eight- and 10-speed automatic transmissions. The upcoming 3.0-Liter diesel engine is coming soon, and the Crew Cab Silverado models have increased payload up to 14 percent more. The 4.3-Liter V6 provides a maximum towing capacity of 8,000 pounds, the 5.3-Liter V8 with the Max Towing Package provides a maximum towing capacity of 11,600 pounds and the 6.2-Liter with four-wheel drive, with the Maximum Towing Package, provides owners an impressive maximum towing capacity of 12,200 pounds, an over 500 pound increase from the previous model.

Exceeding Expectations

Powerful and strong, many would expect the 2019 Silverado to not offer improved fuel economy – they would be wrong. The 5.3-Liter V8 eight-speed automatic and 6.2-Liter V8 with 10-speed automatic transmission both offer more than a 5 percent improvement in city fuel economy, now reaching 17 city MPG. The highway miles per gallon has improved as well, reaching 23 mpg for the 2019 Silverado. Models with the four-wheel drive and 6.2-Liter V8 can get a fuel economy of 16 city and 20 highway MPG; impressive. The upcoming 2.7-Liter Turbo and Duramax 3.0-Liter Turbo-Diesel engine gas mileage has not been released yet.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado begins at $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base model Work Truck. The most expensive, superior 2019 Silverado High Country has $54,495 MSRP. We have nearly the entire lineup of new 2019 Silverado trucks at Miami Lakes Automall.

Your Chevy Silverado Awaits

Miami Lakes Automall is your place to drive the new 2019 Chevy Silverado. We welcome you to test-drive with us and experience all the technology and comfort offered in the Silverado. Our friendly team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers.

Let us be your guide to help you drive away happy. If you’re in need of any maintenance work or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by today for all your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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Strongest and Fastest Pickups on the Market

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Every pickup truck is measured by a few categories. One of the most important features any pickup truck should aspire to have is overpowering strength. With high-level strength comes high-powered engines with increased tow ratings among the beasts on the market; there’s more than one choice and we have our favorites. The 2018 Ram 3500 Laramie pickup is a massive option, the Ford Super Duty F-350 holds its own, but the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 High Country is the clear cut winner for strength and speed and is superior to its competition.

In a test conducted to Pickuptrucks.com, a 4,9000 pound Big Tex dump trailer was filled with 8,100 pounds was connected to each pickup and driven through the hills and turns on an Arizona highway. The Ram 3500 Laramie faced off against the 2018 Silverado 3500 High Country and 2018 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat. Let’s look at the results, shall we?

Up the Hills We Go

The challenge for these three pickups started with the Davis Dam Hill Climb. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 hit a speed of 74 mph and finished the path in two minutes and three seconds. Not far behind was the Ford Super Duty F-350 that finished a second later; 13 seconds behind the Silverado was the 2018 Ram 3500. This run was exactly 2.23 miles at 7 percent grade.

Keep in mind, 7% grade is the slope of the road. Percent means per one-hundred so 7% grade is 7 per one-hundred. If the road is climbing then this means for every 100 units you travel horizontally you increase your altitude by 7 units. They tested a second run to see how fast the 40-to-60 mph climb would take from 4th gear start. Chevy won there as well, hitting 18.23 seconds, Ford Super Duty F-350 finished in 18.31 seconds and lastly the Ram 3500 hit a time of 18.76 seconds. The total weight of what each truck pulled was 13,000 pounds.

The 2018 Ford Super-Duty F-350 hit a top speed of 72 mph and the 2018 Ram 3500 hit a top speed of 68 mph. The Ford pickup felt slower to the editors even though it finished not far behind the Chevy Silverado. The editors noted that the Ford had trouble with bumps that would set the truck into an aggressive fore-aft motion, running less smooth than the Chevy or Ram pickup. While the Chevy and Ford finished faster, the Ram pickup did not struggle to climb and felt “the most commercial-truck feek” according to the editors that completed the testing.

Descending Hill Run

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 easily dropped speed from 65 mph to 45 mph without struggle and could comfortably handle the rigors of hauling the heavy cargo without exhausting the brakes. Just as impressive was the Ram 3500 that broke with a deep, big-rig sound and held its own when shifting and braking on the run. Towing is such an important part of owning a pickup truck. When considering your choices, there’s more than one option.

Miami Lakes Automall Has Your Truck Needs Covered

We want you to find the right pickup truck you need. There’s more selection at Miami Lakes Automall, you can find a range of options, including the 2018 Ram 3500 and 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500. We’re excited to show you our recent line-up for a test-drive. There’s hardly a feeling like driving a brand new vehicle off the lot.

Let our professional staff assist you with any buying, selling or trade-in needs. Our trusted servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Just a simple appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle survived in a timely fashion. Don’t let your vehicle get beaten down in the hot summer weather without a check up. Stop by for your vehicle checkup soon and we’ll be here to help.

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Best Bed of Any Pickup: 2019 Chevy Silverado

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The light-duty pickup segment has been entrenched in a fierce battle for supremacy. Knowing the need for innovation is likely the key to success, Chevrolet has produced the new 2019 Chevy Silverado with several goals in mind. The first goal was to have the best-in-class cargo volume, and that goal was achieved. Chevy didn’t just stop there. With the the new Silverado, owners will also have best-in-class box depth and box length at floor. This innovation is helping the Silverado have its very own niche to gain customers. Let’s examine why Chevy has now named their truck bed as “Durabed”.

Customers will also appreciate the segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and exclusive power up/down tailgate. Chevy has gone above and beyond with making the strides towards improving the practical uses most truck drivers use often. With the importance of a truck bed, it’s no wonder why customers seek to have a large and durable truck bed.

“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors.

Improvements In the Chevy Silverado

Compared to the 2018 Chevy Silverado, there’s 10 more cubic-feet for the short box model than the 2019 Ford F-Series. The short box model provides 63 cubic-feet. For a standbox box, there’s also 10 more cubic-feet than the 2019 Ford F-Series at 72 cubic-feet. And for the long box, a bigger difference of 14 cubic-feet with a jump to 89 cubic-feet is provided over the 77 cubic-feet of the Ford F-Series. Cargo Box depth at 22 inches is deeper than the 2019 Ford F-Series and 2019 Ram 1500. Cargo Box length at floor measures up at 70 inches for the short box, which is 3 inches more than both the Ford F-Series and Ram 1500. The standard box is at 79 inches, 3 inches longer than the 2019 Ram 1500.

Not only is the bed larger and longer than the competition, the 2019 Silverado is also the strongest bed made by Chevrolet. The Silverado has high-strength steel in the Durabed and announced the material is stronger than the previous Silverado beds with a rating of 500 megapascals, the unit of measurement for resistance a material has to concentrated impacts. The new Durabed is tough, so tough it’s previous rating for the Chevy Silverado was only 340 megapascals. This means the new Durabed is tough, so tough that it can withstand 72518.9 pounds of pressure-per-square-inch. That’s double its previous rating. This increase in the strength of how much pressure it can withstand over an area and the 2019 Silverado Durabed is capable of withstanding bumps without denting.

Miami Lakes Automall Has the 2019 Chevy Silverado

To find the new 2019 Chevy Silverado, there’s no mistaking where to find this strong light-duty pickup. At Miami Lakes Automall, you can find a range of new vehicles and we’ll be happy to show you our line-up for a test-drive.

If you’re looking for a shop to have repairs, you can get help for that as well at Miami Lakes Automall. Our trusted servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Make a simple auto maintenance appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle back to you in a timely fashion. We look forward to seeing you!

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2019 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette Has a Whopping 1,000 Horsepower

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The 2019 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette has been announced to begin production again. After a long awaited return, Corvette fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The Yenko Corvette is a rarity in the sports car realm with an insane and uniquely high horsepower rating of 1,000 horsepower and 835 lb-ft of torque. Yes, that is correct. ONE THOUSAND HORSEPOWER. Let’s get into the history of this special Corvette and what to expect when the latest rendition arrives in stores for customers. Currently, the base model 2019 Chevy Corvette starts at $55,495 MSRP (Plus Destination Fee).

The Yenko Corvette

Billet aluminum door sill plates are included with the special Yenko package that includes a Yenko 1000HT Supercharged inscription and the specific vehicle build number, which is ranged from one to 25. That’s right, only 25 units of the Yenko Corvette will be sold – 25 for each Stage I and Stage II version. The exact vehicle build number sold is also listed on both of the two key fobs given to the owner (Two key fobs are better than one). The Yenko Corvette is available in any Chevy body paint color and can be purchased as a coupe or convertible. Even cooler than that is the fact that the Yenko Corvette is a two-level engine.What does that mean?

Remarkable Engine and Packages

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport has a base engine of 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque in a 6.2-Liter LT1 V8 engine. With the optional Z07 Package ($7,995) which brings performance add ons like a Magnetic Selective Ride Control, four-wheel carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 Summer tires. The real treat comes from the additional performance added with the Speciality Vehicle Engineering (SVE). There are a two options for the Corvette that customers can choose: the 835 horsepower Stage I or 1,000 horsepower Stage II version of the LT1 small block V8 engine. The extra horsepower provided is from the SVE boosts displacement from the standard 6.2-Liter Supercharged V8.

What makes this Corvette truly stand out is the available Stage II package, that pushes this Corvette to an unprecedented 1,000 horsepower. Both the coupe and convertible can be equipped with either the standard seven-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The Stage II 1,000 horsepower package for the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport with the Z07 Package and manual transmission pushes the cost up to $69,000 on top of the base model price. With the Stage II Package for the Corvette Grand Sport with automatic transmission adding $78,000 to the cost of the base model price, due to the extensive requirements needed to store the automatic gearbox. Not just any vehicle can handle this kind of horsepower and torque levels, but the makers at Chevy have found a way to create this one-of-a-kind Corvette.

With the increased horsepower, the engine jumps to a 6.8-Liter Supercharged V8 engine with an aluminum block, upgraded higher flow exhaust system, forged 4340 steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, forged aluminum pistons, a 10-rib dedicated belt drive system, and to make everything work seamlessly, the SVE includes a 2.9-Liter supercharger that gives the total horsepower of 1,000 with it’s ridiculously impressive 875 lb-ft of torque.

Let Them Know It’s a Yenko

Yenko is plastered all over the Corvette to let bystanders know the difference from imposters. Drivers will have a Yenko front fender graphic, rear fascia badges, Yenko logo steering wheel applique, Yenko logo seat trim and more stripe graphics throughout the interior and exterior showing off the Yenko name. This rare vehicle is available to order from select Chevy dealerships that work with Specialty Vehicle Engineering. Once the vehicle is ordered from the SVE facility in Toms River, New Jersey, a month of work will go into shifting the Corvette Grand Sport into either version of the Yenko/SC Corvette Grand Sport monster.

Find Everything Chevy All at One Place

Miami Lakes Automall is proud to have the 2019 Chevy Corvette. Our professional staff is ready to make your life easier with buying, leasing, selling and trade-in offers. Check out our entire Chevy lineup right now.


If your current vehicle needs a look at, our trusted service team is ready to help. With a simple service appointment, we’ll be able to help your vehicle out. We look forward to seeing you soon

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2019 Chevy Express: Get One Before It’s Gone

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Chevy is looking to help drivers get into the Chevrolet City Express small van before they’re all gone. A partnership with Nissan helped create this unique and powerful small van, but Chevrolet has decided that the 2018 Chevy City Express will be the van’s final model year. Chevrolet took a look at Nissan’s NV200 and transformed it into the current Chevy City Express, a vehicle that sold over 29,500 units since debuting in 2014. Designed for a variety on consumer bases, from small businesses to larger scale operations, Chevrolet can provide fleets of this small, fuel-efficient, cargo-carrying vehicle. The remaining Chevy City Express lineup will come in two trims: LS and LT.

Breaking Down Each City Express Trim

Both Chevy City Express trims are provided with a 2.0-Liter DOHC inline-four engine that can produce 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. The LS trim also provides a four-wheel anti-lock brake system, Continuously Variable Transmission, and rides on 15-inch steel wheels with 185/60R15 tires. Drivers get a strong engine for hauling cargo in a smooth ride. The interior contains gray cloth upholstery with vinyl bolster-wear patches. The LS trim provides Cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and rear parking sensors as available options.

Getting into the LT trim, owners will gain a center console with additional storage space for as much as a laptop or more. Throughout the van, there are 20 integrated interior reinforced cargo mounting points, six exterior roof rack mounting points, 40/60 split rear cargo doors (180-degree max opening). Owners will have the space they need for the business in the City Express. Power heated outside mirrors and door locks with auto locking feature with electronic stability control is an available option for the LS, but standard for the LT.

The LT trim is up to date with a bunch of modern features that owners will love. Getting into the Chevy City Express is easy with remote keyless entry, and cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls make long distance travel a breeze. Additional standard options include a full–size spare tire, two different wheels with three different appearances and spotter side mirrors for wider angle vision, technology package with navigation radio, Bluetooth rear view camera, USB input and XM Radio.

Plenty of Space to Haul Items

Ready to haul nearly anything? There’s space that allows for hauling the cargo needed for each trip. The Chevrolet City Express van offers a total of 123 cubic-feet of space and high functionality for commercial customers, including D-Rings that can hold any kind of cargo down. Standard dual sliding doors allow for easy access to items from either side of the vehicle. A large floor cover is provided to protect the entire cargo area. The strong fuel efficiency rating is listed at 24 city and 26 highway mpg.

All and all, there’s remarkable space and storage options and all the amenities and safety that any owner could ask for out of a small van. This is a vehicle designed with utility in mind, but drivers can also feel protected with a five-year powertrain warranty and two years of free maintenance. There’s only so many left for customers currently as the vehicle is no longer going to be in production. Now is the time to drive one before it’s too late!

Where Can You Find The Chevy City Express?

At Miami Lakes Automall, we have the Chevy City Express. Come for a test-drive and experience our friendly sales staff. We have a large variety of new vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles ready for you to try out. Just know, even if you haven’t shopped with us, we will help you out. Make an appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated servicing team.Stop by today!

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Chevy and DoSomething.org Partnership

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Chevrolet has partnered with DoSomething.org in a campaign to help teen drivers and promote friendship, safety when driving and making better driving habits among the youth. In a promotional public service announcement video, “Brake It Down”, the partnership offers safety tips for young drivers in the form of a short quiz. The results from the quiz can be shared with all questions are formed around their friends, their driving habits and on-road mannerisms. We encourage all of our own readers to try the quiz and share with any young people they know that have started driving. The quiz by DoSomething.Org will be live through September 15.

What’s on the quiz? Made for young drivers about their friends, their friends music tastes and favorite foods, the driving habits of their friends and how strong of friends they are. Various other questions are gathered into this quiz that hopes to encourage young people and young drivers to pay greater attention to their surrounding; especially when they are driving.

Traffic crashes are a leading cause of death for young people in the US. No surprise, research shows that warnings from parents and scare tactics from ads are not enough. [Do you] Know what works? Peer-to-peer intervention! That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Chevrolet on ‘Brake It Down.’ This campaign engages young people to be part of the solution instead of talking down to them,” says Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org.

The remarkable campaign using the help of acting talent David Mazouz, known for playing young Bruce Wayne on Fox’s Gotham. The partnership with DoSomething.org, Mazouz and Chevy showcase various teen driver stereotypes, like drivers who are on the phone while driving and drivers that like to speed extra fast. This showcases what to do and what not to do when driving with other teens. Friends will be able to see and relate to the actor and accept the message with the help of the quiz.

Mazouz ends the public service announcement with a message to text BRAKE to 38383. By sharing their customized safe driving tips with friends, they join the contest that has a prize of a $5,000 scholarship from Chevrolet and DoSomething. Chevrolet has previously partnered with DoSomething.org for several years to encourage seat belt usage among teenagers to great success. This is just one of the ways that Chevy has gone the extra mile to help promote safe teen drivers.

More on the Efforts By Chevy and DoSomething.org

Chevy hopes to promote safer and wiser drivers in the future and this continued partnership is one of the many ways Chevy aims to make this possible. DoSomething.org is a program committed to helping mobilize young people in every US area code and in 131 countries to promote change in their community. From helping to clean areas, including 3.7 million cigarette butts, to helping cloth half of America’s homeless youth, and running the largest youth-led sports equipment drive every year. These are only some of the remarkable efforts done by DoSomething.org. Together Chevy and DoSomething.org are helping lead the nation in ways to have the safest roads and teen drivers possible.

Looking To Find a Vehicle For Your Teen Driver?

We have plenty of pre-owned vehicles that will help any teen driver get accustomed to driving. Visit us at Miami Lakes Automall to find, buy, lease or sell your vehicle. We also accept trade-in offers and can help finance your choice with help from our financing department. This is an exciting moment for your teen! Let them test-drive with us today.

If you need servicing or any repairs on your vehicle, now or in the future, we’ll be here. Even if you didn’t shop with us. With a simple appointment, we can help you out soon. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall for the total experience!

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Hot Wheels is Alive and Well

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Hot Wheels replica car toys served as the first toy for many children across many generations. One of the most popular Hot Wheels replicant toys was the Chevy Camaro, debuting as both a production vehicle and Hot Wheels toy in 1968. After a half-century of producing Chevy Camaro diecast muscle replicants, Chevy has decided to produce a special Camaro Hot Wheels Edition muscle vehicle to commemorate the 50 years of this iconic vehicle.

A promotional video by Chevrolet has come out showing the new Hot Wheels edition in all its glory. Many generations can relate to owning car toys like the Camaro replica, as the video notes the memorable “diecast, shiny orange paint, sculpted windscreen, finger-assisted acceleration” that comes with every Camaro Hot Wheels toy. The latest 2018 Chevrolet Camaro is a true testament to high quality engineering, no matter what scale.

Now You Can Own Your Favorite Toy Car

Being the first of 16 Hot Wheel toys created in 1968, the Chevy Camaro diecast stood out back then and stands out even more today as a real-life vehicle. What does the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition bring? Available with the 2018 Camaro Coupe and Convertible 2LT and 2SS models, there’s quite a list of bold features. Included are the Exclusive Crush exterior body paint color, 20-inch Satin Graphite machine-faced wheels (2SS models include summer-only tires), Satin Graphite stripe with Silver Metallic accents, Satin Graphite effects and a Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary fender badge. This is a vehicle that shows off in more ways than one, including its unique grille with Galbano chrome inserts, front orange brake calipers for the LT, black Chevrolet bowtie emblem and exclusive Jet Black leather-appointed interior with orange inserts and accent stitching.

Inside the Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

The feel of the Camaro is spectacular and drivers will enjoy the feeling of a suede-wrapped steering wheel. Complete with orange accent stitching and premium carpeted floor mats with orange stitching and ghost stripes, knee bolsters and seat belts, the interior is clean. Illuminated door sill plates with Hot Wheels Anniversary badge look sharp, putting the cherry on top of the coolest Camaro offered by Chevrolet today. The Hot Wheels package is an option to the Camaro 2LT and 22 coupes for only $4,995.

Coupes get a unique spoiler, but the convertibles must retain the stock wing due to the various radio, telematics antennas and GPS capabilities. The 2SS Camaro provides a strong 455 horsepower, 6.2-Liter LT1 V8 engine for a heart-pounding experience with each drive. Thanks to the dual-model performance exhaust, customers have the available option ($895) of being able to set a stealth mode to activate valves (aka bypass exhaust values) in the exhaust so they don’t have to wake the neighbors upon leaving their house. This is, after all, the most powerful Camaro ever according to Chevy that pushes to 60 mph in 4 seconds with the eight-speed automatic transmission equipped. So, for those that want a loud vehicle, both in style and due to the nature of owning the real-life Hot Wheels Camaro, this special edition 2018 Hot Wheels Camaro purrs quite prolifically.

Find Your Chevy With Us

Miami Lakes Automall is your place to drive a brand-new Chevrolet. From the 2018 Camaro to all 2019 Chevy vehicles, we have you covered. If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, we have that in spades as well. Let our friendly sales team help you find what you’re looking for, whether you want to buy, lease or trade-in your current vehicle.

Our professional service team is ready to help you maintain your vehicle with a simple appointment. We hope you return to Miami Lakes Automall as well, whether you need to get your brakes checked, oil change or having your tires rotated; we’ll be sure to get the job done.  

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2019 Chevy Silverado – More options Than a Swiss Army Knife

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The latest generation Chevrolet Silverado has taken the pickup industry and turned it on its head. Not many trucks can hold a candle to the 2019 Chevy Silverado, simply due to the innovation and high performance that makes this all-new Silverado as good as it gets. With six powertrains and a total of eight trims, customers are provided with a bevy of choices. Customers will love the fact that each engine, with the exception of the 3.0-Liter Diesel Inline-6, stocks a fuel management system to provide better fuel efficiency. This includes the all-new 2.7-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which provides upgraded performance and gas mileage. We’ll get into all the nice, new details of this remarkable new generation Silverado pickup below.

More on the Silverado Options – Including 2019 Silverado Trim

The various trims go as follows: Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. The latest 2019 Silverado 1500 will include a lighter, yet bigger and longer pickup size. The wheelbase is 3.9 inches longer than the 2018 Silverado and the overall length exactly 1.6 inches longer. So does bigger mean better? If a driver is looking for more legroom than yes! The rear-seat in the four-door crew cab has grown from 40.9 inches to 43.8 inches. Customers can also expect to haul more with every 2019 Silverado gaining a larger truck bed, nearly seven inches of extra floor width, and the available power-operated tailgate is a great new feature. The bed floor is also 1.5 times stronger than the 2018 Silverado. While those features are phenomenal, we’re most impressed by the addition of new powertrain options available in the 2019 Chevy Silverado.

Which Engines Are Returning?

Chevrolet includes the 4.3-Liter V6, 5.3-Liter V8 with Active Fuel Management (AFM), the 6.2-Liter V8 and lastly, the 3.0-Liter turbocharged diesel inline-six. Added are the new 5.3-Liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) and the aforementioned 2.7-Liter engine. The 2.7-Liter turbocharged engine will provide drivers with 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque.  All engines are paired with the choice of three available transmissions, ranging from six-, eight- and 10-speed automatic transmissions.

Not every trim can include each powertrain or transmission option of course. The new 2.7-Liter turbocharged engine and 5.3-Liter V8 with DFM is available only with the 10-speed automatic. Dynamic Fuel Management debuts in this all-new Silverado and provides drivers with engine technology that cuts off fuel consumption to certain cylinders when a driver is coasting and not actively accelerating forward. The expected MPG for the powertrain options with DFM is 17 city and 23 highway mpg.

Final Thoughts on the All-New Silverado

There’s something for everyone in the new generation Silverado. After shaving off 450 pounds from the previous model by losing 88 pounds off the frame and 88 pounds from the body and the added lighter material throughout, the lighter Silverado handles as well as ever. Redefining this vehicle is the aerodynamic efficiency, improving 7 percent overall with a steeper windshield and roof spoiler. Overall, the improvements Chevrolet has placed into this all-new 2019 Silverado have made this pickup impressive as any new light-duty truck on the market. The competition has to look out for this one, especially since the starting price will be just $29,795 MSRP (Plus destination).

Drive a New Chevy Today

If you want to drive a Chevy vehicle, we would love to show off with a test-drive just how amazing they can be at Miami Lakes Automall. Our friendly team is ready to assist you with any buying, leasing or trade-in offers. Let us be your guide to help you drive away happy.

If you’re in need of any maintenance work or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by today for all your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We hope to see you soon!

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2019 Chevy Volt Impresses With New Enhancements

2019 Chevy Volt Release, Specs and Review 

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Chevrolet announced changes to their upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Volt with refinements that greatly improved the charging rate, reducing the amount of time by almost half. This means drivers can now charge their battery in half the time versus using the 3.6 kW charging system, thanks to the brand new 7.2 kW charging system. This move not only provides a greater yield per charge, but makes the Chevy Volt a better investment as a result. By improving the time to fully charge the battery in just 2.3 hours with a 240-volt outlet and supporting hardware, drivers can worry less about charging their plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Commenting on the practicality of this new charging system, Jesse Ortega, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Electric Vehicles, remarked about the advancements being done by Chevy.

“With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 kW system makes opportunity charging more worthwhile. It effectively extends the vehicle’s all-electric driving range, while providing about twice the range for the money when plugging in at public facilities that charge by the hour.”

The upcoming Chevy Volt will provide customers with a 53 mile pure EV range and have a fuel economy of 106 MPGe. For consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint in a large way, this is the kind of vehicle that makes that possible. As the Volt’s battery gets closer to running out, the gas-powered generator turns on to help push the driving range ahead. On a full tank of gas and a completely charged battery, Volt customers can get a remarkable total range of 420 miles before needing to recharge or add more gas.

Further Enhancements

This great enhancement improvement will be standard for the 2019 Chevy Volt Premier trim and available for the LT trim. However improved, faster charging is not the only upgrade; Chevrolet has gone all out to improve the latest Volt. The Chevy Volt provides options to help drivers around the world in differing climates. For drivers in cool climates that hope to use as small amount of gas as possible, the new Chevrolet Volt offers an automatic engine-assisted heating system that can turn down temperatures to minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit / 25 degrees Celsius. This will allow drivers to only use the electric components of the vehicle.

Further boosting the EV range is the latest technology that provides increased regenerative braking capabilities. When a driver either lifts their foot from the accelerator or press on the brake pedal, the main drive motor temporarily operates as a generator, working to partially recharge the battery bank. In a feature known as Low and Regen on Demand, this update helps provide the 2019 Chevy Volt with its class-leading EV range. Further enhancements also go into a Energy App that is implemented into the 8-inch color touchscreen that shows a driver their driving style, route and current weather conditions. This takes management of EV monitoring to a whole new level and provides drivers access to how their driving habits affect their EV habits. A digital rear view camera replaces the previous analog system and a brand new driver-switchable Adaptive Cruise Control provides the option of conventional cruise control or adaptive cruise control. A wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones is another new feature that helps enhance the 2019 Chevy Volt.

“The 2019 Volt’s enhancements give customers more of what they love with the vehicle and make it even more useful as an everyday electric vehicle,” said Ortega. “It’s a more seamless experience than ever.”

The latest Chevy Volt will be available for customers in the fall of 2018.

Can’t Wait to Drive the Latest Chevy Vehicles?

The place to find your new Chevy vehicles will always be Miami Lakes Automall. We’re proud to offer you remarkable prices and a wide selection of new and nearly 100 quality pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles. From buying, leasing, trade-ins or selling; we are the dealership that can handle your requests. Stop by today to receive help from our courteous staff for any sales concerns.

If you’re looking for servicing or repairs, we have a full-service team that will help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, whether you bought from us or not.  Let us help you sign up for a test drive and we’ll show off what we currently have available. Our professional team and friendly staff looks forward to helping you very soon!

 

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