Best Family Car: 2019 Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is on its second year of a significant redesign for 2018, 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

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Miami Lakes Automall

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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.

To learn more about Miami Lakes Automall, visit miamilakesautomall.com and facebook.com/miamilakesautomall.

 

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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.

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. Come in to visit us today!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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