It’s Football Season – Is Your Vehicle Tailgate Ready?

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We all know what the best part of fall really is — sports, sports, sports. College football and NFL return, baseball starts to get more intense as the World Series draws nearer and hockey teams are back on the ice. With all of those sports comes a lot of different teams and lucky for us in South Florida we have four awesome teams in each of those sports!

Whether it’s heading to Marlins Park to watch the Miami Marlins, or the Hard Rock Stadium for a Miami Dolphins or Canes game, or the BB&T Center for the Panthers, there’s plenty of tailgating opportunities and Miami Lakes Automall has a wide selection of vehicles that are perfect for tailgating and daily driving.

Trucks

Trucks are often thought of as the ideal vehicle for tailgating. They are easy to load up with the grille, coolers and chairs and the tailgate is great for extra seating as well. The three most popular truck sizes are midsize, light duty and heavy duty and Miami Lakes Automall has models in each size. [click to continue…]

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Chevy Bolt Beats out the Tesla Model S 75D in a Range Test

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Some people think Tesla is “better” than Chevy, but that’s not really a correct assumption. The Chevy Bolt EV is an affordable (starting MSRP around $37,000) electric vehicle (EV) introduced in 2017 and fairly recently, the Bolt took on the Tesla Model S 75D, which is a luxury (starting MSRP around $75,000) EV introduced in 2012. To many people’s surprise, the Bolt EV outran the Tesla Model 75D by 15 miles in a range test performed by Consumer Reports.

The test Consumer Reports conducted was fair and it tested both cars in everyday driving scenarios including highway and city driving and with the A/C systems turned off. The Chevy Bolt EV was able to go 250 miles before its battery completely died, which is more than its EPA range estimate of 238 miles. The battery on the Tesla Model S 75D died at 235 miles, which is 19 miles less than its EPA range estimate of 259 miles. [click to continue…]

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Miami Lakes Automall and Chevy at the MLB All Star Parade

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Our Miami Lakes Chevy team paired up with GM (General Motors) for this year’s MLB All Star Parade in Miami, Florida. Over 60 baseball players were driven down a red carpet on the downtown streets of Miami in the bed of a brand new Chevy Colorado or Chevy Silverado.
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Head to Head: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT v. Chevy Tahoe RST

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Have you heard about the 2018 Chevy Tahoe RST (Rally Street Truck) and the Dodge Durango SRT (Street Racing Technology)? They are both fairly new, striking in looks and capable in performance, but both vehicle also have their differences.

Engine Specs

The biggest difference between the two SUVs is the differences in engine. The Durango SRT is equipped with a more powerful engine 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces up to 474 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with a 8,600 pound towing capacity.  

The Chevy Tahoe RST comes standard with a smaller engine, a 5.3-liter HEMI V8 option that puts out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. However, for the first time buyers can upgrade to a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The most capable engine will be able to tow up to 8,400 pounds, just a little less than the Durango.

Performance Features

Of course, both vehicles come with performance features both standard and optional that no other SUVs on the trim lineup have. The Durango SRT comes with a newly designed SRT hood, AWD performance, a high-performance exhaust system, a track mode, massive Brembo brakes and more. [click to continue…]

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3 New Packages on Tahoe and Suburban Lineups for ’18 MY

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The Chevy Suburban and the Chevy Tahoe are comfortable and luxurious large SUV options that have been the top choice among big families for decades. To enhance comfort and capability, Chevy added three new packages to the Tahoe and Suburban lineups for the 2018 model year.

Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Z71 Midnight  and LT Midnight

Also coming to the 2018 model year are two midnight packages, the Z71 Midnight and LT Midnight, and both are available on the Tahoe and Suburban. Both new trims have blacked out features and the Z71 has a unique off-road package. [click to continue…]

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Want An Electric Vehicle (EV)? Chevy Bolt is in Miami Lakes!

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It’s here! Miami Lakes Chevy has the all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt available! Unlike any other all electric vehicle on the market, the Chevy Bolt has an all electric range of 238 miles on a full charge and it is priced under $37,000.

The Chevy Bolt EV just hit the U.S. market in December 2016 and since its launch, there have been a whopping 8,000 units delivered. Last month, the Bolt’s sales were at an all time high — 1,642 units were sold. Sales are expected to grow as the vehicle reaches more markets and some dealers may have a hard time getting the Bolt, but luckily Miami Lakes Automall has two models available!

Why the Chevy Bolt?

  • The Bolt’s 60 kWh 350 V lithium-ion battery is able to go a very long distance between battery charges (238 miles). That is more than any Tesla model currently on the market.

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2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Proves Its Worth at Nürburgring

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Did you hear about the Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE yet? It was tested out at the Nürburgring Nordschleife track in Germany and it beat out some of the most coveted sports cars.

Just to put how fast the ZLE 1LE is into perspective, it finished the famous 12.9-miles Nürburgring Nordschleife track in 7:16.04 seconds, meaning the Camaro ZL1 1LE had a faster time than the Corvette ZR1, Ferrari 488 GTB and BMW M4 GTS and a few others. Wow! Very impressive, right?

What makes the Camaro ZL1 1LE faster than other Camaros and high-end other sportscars is the 1LE track package. Like the Camaro ZL1, the Camaro ZL1 1LE is equipped with a 650-horsepower 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine, but it has exterior equipment that makes it a true beast on the rack. Besides the crazy powerful engine, the Camaro ZL1 1LE comes with performance parts including:

  • A fully adjustable set of Multimatic DSSV dampers.
  • A huge front splitter, dive planes, and a carbon fiber rear wing for increased performance.

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Future of Self-Driving Cars With The Autonomous Chevy Bolt

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General Motors (GM)  has some big news and we are super excited. GM is the first U.S manufacturer with a facility to mass produce self-driving cars and their first batch of mass produced cars was 130 Chevy Bolt EVs. The Chevy Bolt is already the longest range electric vehicle and now it is making even more strides.

This is what we know:

  • In 2016, GM invested a whopping $500 million in the ridesharing company, Lyft, and this is around the same time GM started talking about their interest in self-driving vehicles. Lyft is planning on having a self-driving driver service by 2021.
  • By 2018, GM plans to have “thousands” of self-driving vehicles roaming the road. Currently there are 50 Chevy Bolt EVs driving in three U.S. cities.

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4 Things That Make The Camaro ZL1 A Gearhead’s Dream Car

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Calling all the gearheads out there, this one’s for you! The Chevy Camaro ZL1 goes from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and completes the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds. That is insanely fast! The Camaro  ZL1 can take on the best dragsters at the drag strip, but it also handles and rides amazing as a daily driver. So, when it comes down to it, what makes the ZL1 be able to perform so well?

  • Engine and Transmission – It is tough to beat the Camaro ZL1’s 650 horsepower/650 lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine. The powerful engine can be paired either with a six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter or a 10-speed automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters.

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Chevy Bolt Is Coming To Your Chevrolet Miami Dealer

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Introduced to the 2017 model year, the Chevy Bolt was and still is the most affordable long-range electric vehicle (EV) and new Bolt models are going to be at Miami Lakes Chevy in August.

General Motors (GM) recently announced that Bolt models will be in dealerships across the nation ahead of schedule. When the Bolt was first released, it was only selling in the EV friendly states of Oregon and California. Then, GM released the cars to about a dozen other states. At the end of May, sales tallied up to 6,592 units. [click to continue…]

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