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!

Drive Safely And Find Your Latest Chevy With Us

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

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

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Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Hybrid Prove Chevy Sedans Are Staying Alive

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

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

Brief Overview of the Six Sedans Offered By Chevy

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

Closer Look at the Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Hybrid

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

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

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

Shifting Sedan Market

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

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

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

Can’t Wait to Drive the Latest Chevy Sedans?

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

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

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Chevrolet Unveils the Remarkable ZR2 Bison

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

How Ready Is the Bison For Off-Road Travel?

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

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

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

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

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

The Bison Is Ready to Roam

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

Come To Miami Lakes Automall

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

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

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

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

Overview of the Chevy Traverse

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

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

Into the Traverse

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

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

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

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

Available Traverse Packages

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

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

Find what You’re Looking For At Miami Lakes Automall

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Not Just Spacious and Luxurious, But Strong

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

Other Perks of Driving a Chevrolet Equinox

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

The Place For All Things Chevy

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

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

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Caravaggio Boosts Chevy Vehicles Inside and Out

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

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

Unique Caravaggio Upgrades

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

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

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

Miami Lakes Automall Has All the Chevy Fun In One Place

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

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Chevy Introduces New Special Edition Packages

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

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

More on the Chevy Special Editions

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

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

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

2019 Chevy Premier Plus Pricing

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

Visit Miami Lakes Automall For All Things Chevy

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

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

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

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

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

How the Research Was Conducted

The beginning of the survey began as far back as 2013. Frank DuBois, an associate professor of the International Business Kogod school at American University in Washington, D.C. set out to find which vehicle was the most highly regarded American vehicle. While DuBois had his mind made up that no vehicle had ever been truly American made since dating back to the original Ford Model T, “You could argue that some of those parts were mined or manufactured out of the country,” according to DuBois. Following the top spot of the Chevrolet Corvette, finishing first out of 544 vehicles, was the Chevrolet Volt. For those that had any question about which brand is the most American, just look at this report. The report came up with a numerical value attached to various components to determine which vehicle would end up being labeled “Most American”.

Criteria to Determine Outcome

Profit margin is the first measurement used in the report, and points are earned based on the location of the automaker’s headquarters. A vehicle would receive 6 points if the automaker was based out ot the United States. If not, they would receive no points. Labor was a secondary requirement and if an automaker had their products made elsewhere, they wouldn’t receive any points; if they did they would gain 6 points. Research & development for the vehicle could earn an additional 6 points if both were done in the United States. If they were developed, but not assembled or vice versa in the U.S., they would only receive 3 points instead of 6 points. Inventory, capital and other expenses amounted to 11 points if the vehicle was assembled in the United States.

The largest proponent of the research was based off where the engine was produced. If the engine was produced in the United States, the vehicle would gain 14 points and zero points if the automaker didn’t make the vehicle in the United States. The transmission amounts to 7 points and follows the same rules as the engine. Finally, the body, chassis and electrical components made up fifty percent of the total vehicle score. The AALA percentage was divided into two to derive the total score. After all was said and done, Chevy took home both top two spots.

More on the Winner and Runner-up

While the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette is beloved for all the speed and high-performance ability, the Chevy Volt has enjoyed earning the love of customers for having unmatched fuel efficiency. For those looking for a compact car that is as American as they come and provides 43 city and 42 highway MPG, look no further than the 2018 Chevy Volt. A plug-in hybrid vehicle that offers up to 53 electric emission-free miles and a total of 420 miles with a full charge and full tank of gas. A 2018 IIHS Top Safety pick award winner, the 2018 Chevy Volt is ideal for many.

Drive Chevy With Us

Of course, if speed is what drives the final choice, there’s hardly a sports car that can match the up to 755 horsepower found in the hand-assembled 6.2-Liter LT5 supercharged Corvette engine. For a chance to get a good look at either American made vehicle, there’s a place where both vehicles are available right now.

If you’ve been looking for a vehicle that has the power and high-performance you’ve always wanted, look no further than the “Most American” brand new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. We have them in stock and are waiting for you to see for yourself. We also carry the latest 2018 Chevrolet Volt, which provides all the reliability of Chevy with high-end fuel efficiency.

Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today. We’re ready to help you with your car buying, leasing, selling and trade-in needs. We hope to provide a remarkable customer service experience for you every step of the way. When you need to have any maintenance work, don’t forget to make an appointment and bring it in for our trusted service team to look after your vehicle.

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2019 Chevy Silverado: More Advanced Than Ever

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The latest Silverado from Chevrolet is an improved and better developed light-duty pickup truck. Through upgrading their truck bed, parts, new frame and overall interior,  Chevy knew they had to name their truck bed to differentiate itself from other companies. Simply put, the new Chevy “Durabed” truck bed is way more advanced than what is offered with the competition. The 2019 Silverado increased its bed size by at least 10 cubic feet from the previous model and can boast having a Best-in-class cargo volume, box length and box depth.

Chevy Presents the Durabed

The Durabed is made from a high-strength steel and handles pressure unlike any other truck bed Chevrolet has produced. Consider this: the new 2019 Silverado is so tough it can withstand 72518.9 pounds of pressure-per-square-inch. That 2019 Silverado rating is over double the previous Silverado rating from the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado truck. This increased durability means customers will have a vehicle that handles heavy use without dents hurting the Durabed exterior. With stronger materials, it’s a better product and overall satisfaction for owners – just what Chevy intended.

“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors.

Into the Resigned and Stronger Silverado

Updated technology shines through with General Motors exclusive 3 x 7-inch configurable color head-up display, 8-inch configurable driver information center and rear camera mirror. The upgrades extend to the powertrain as well with more choices than ever before. All engines are paired with the choice of three available transmissions, including six-, eight- and 10-speed automatic transmissions. The upcoming 3.0-Liter diesel engine is coming soon, and the Crew Cab Silverado models have increased payload up to 14 percent more. The 4.3-Liter V6 provides a maximum towing capacity of 8,000 pounds, the 5.3-Liter V8 with the Max Towing Package provides a maximum towing capacity of 11,600 pounds and the 6.2-Liter with four-wheel drive, with the Maximum Towing Package, provides owners an impressive maximum towing capacity of 12,200 pounds, an over 500 pound increase from the previous model.

Exceeding Expectations

Powerful and strong, many would expect the 2019 Silverado to not offer improved fuel economy – they would be wrong. The 5.3-Liter V8 eight-speed automatic and 6.2-Liter V8 with 10-speed automatic transmission both offer more than a 5 percent improvement in city fuel economy, now reaching 17 city MPG. The highway miles per gallon has improved as well, reaching 23 mpg for the 2019 Silverado. Models with the four-wheel drive and 6.2-Liter V8 can get a fuel economy of 16 city and 20 highway MPG; impressive. The upcoming 2.7-Liter Turbo and Duramax 3.0-Liter Turbo-Diesel engine gas mileage has not been released yet.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado begins at $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base model Work Truck. The most expensive, superior 2019 Silverado High Country has $54,495 MSRP. We have nearly the entire lineup of new 2019 Silverado trucks at Miami Lakes Automall.

Your Chevy Silverado Awaits

Miami Lakes Automall is your place to drive the new 2019 Chevy Silverado. We welcome you to test-drive with us and experience all the technology and comfort offered in the Silverado. Our friendly team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers.

Let us be your guide to help you drive away happy. If you’re in need of any maintenance work or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by today for all your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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Strongest and Fastest Pickups on the Market

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Every pickup truck is measured by a few categories. One of the most important features any pickup truck should aspire to have is overpowering strength. With high-level strength comes high-powered engines with increased tow ratings among the beasts on the market; there’s more than one choice and we have our favorites. The 2018 Ram 3500 Laramie pickup is a massive option, the Ford Super Duty F-350 holds its own, but the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 High Country is the clear cut winner for strength and speed and is superior to its competition.

In a test conducted to Pickuptrucks.com, a 4,9000 pound Big Tex dump trailer was filled with 8,100 pounds was connected to each pickup and driven through the hills and turns on an Arizona highway. The Ram 3500 Laramie faced off against the 2018 Silverado 3500 High Country and 2018 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat. Let’s look at the results, shall we?

Up the Hills We Go

The challenge for these three pickups started with the Davis Dam Hill Climb. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 hit a speed of 74 mph and finished the path in two minutes and three seconds. Not far behind was the Ford Super Duty F-350 that finished a second later; 13 seconds behind the Silverado was the 2018 Ram 3500. This run was exactly 2.23 miles at 7 percent grade.

Keep in mind, 7% grade is the slope of the road. Percent means per one-hundred so 7% grade is 7 per one-hundred. If the road is climbing then this means for every 100 units you travel horizontally you increase your altitude by 7 units. They tested a second run to see how fast the 40-to-60 mph climb would take from 4th gear start. Chevy won there as well, hitting 18.23 seconds, Ford Super Duty F-350 finished in 18.31 seconds and lastly the Ram 3500 hit a time of 18.76 seconds. The total weight of what each truck pulled was 13,000 pounds.

The 2018 Ford Super-Duty F-350 hit a top speed of 72 mph and the 2018 Ram 3500 hit a top speed of 68 mph. The Ford pickup felt slower to the editors even though it finished not far behind the Chevy Silverado. The editors noted that the Ford had trouble with bumps that would set the truck into an aggressive fore-aft motion, running less smooth than the Chevy or Ram pickup. While the Chevy and Ford finished faster, the Ram pickup did not struggle to climb and felt “the most commercial-truck feek” according to the editors that completed the testing.

Descending Hill Run

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 easily dropped speed from 65 mph to 45 mph without struggle and could comfortably handle the rigors of hauling the heavy cargo without exhausting the brakes. Just as impressive was the Ram 3500 that broke with a deep, big-rig sound and held its own when shifting and braking on the run. Towing is such an important part of owning a pickup truck. When considering your choices, there’s more than one option.

Miami Lakes Automall Has Your Truck Needs Covered

We want you to find the right pickup truck you need. There’s more selection at Miami Lakes Automall, you can find a range of options, including the 2018 Ram 3500 and 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500. We’re excited to show you our recent line-up for a test-drive. There’s hardly a feeling like driving a brand new vehicle off the lot.

Let our professional staff assist you with any buying, selling or trade-in needs. Our trusted servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Just a simple appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle survived in a timely fashion. Don’t let your vehicle get beaten down in the hot summer weather without a check up. Stop by for your vehicle checkup soon and we’ll be here to help.

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Best Bed of Any Pickup: 2019 Chevy Silverado

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The light-duty pickup segment has been entrenched in a fierce battle for supremacy. Knowing the need for innovation is likely the key to success, Chevrolet has produced the new 2019 Chevy Silverado with several goals in mind. The first goal was to have the best-in-class cargo volume, and that goal was achieved. Chevy didn’t just stop there. With the the new Silverado, owners will also have best-in-class box depth and box length at floor. This innovation is helping the Silverado have its very own niche to gain customers. Let’s examine why Chevy has now named their truck bed as “Durabed”.

Customers will also appreciate the segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and exclusive power up/down tailgate. Chevy has gone above and beyond with making the strides towards improving the practical uses most truck drivers use often. With the importance of a truck bed, it’s no wonder why customers seek to have a large and durable truck bed.

“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors.

Improvements In the Chevy Silverado

Compared to the 2018 Chevy Silverado, there’s 10 more cubic-feet for the short box model than the 2019 Ford F-Series. The short box model provides 63 cubic-feet. For a standbox box, there’s also 10 more cubic-feet than the 2019 Ford F-Series at 72 cubic-feet. And for the long box, a bigger difference of 14 cubic-feet with a jump to 89 cubic-feet is provided over the 77 cubic-feet of the Ford F-Series. Cargo Box depth at 22 inches is deeper than the 2019 Ford F-Series and 2019 Ram 1500. Cargo Box length at floor measures up at 70 inches for the short box, which is 3 inches more than both the Ford F-Series and Ram 1500. The standard box is at 79 inches, 3 inches longer than the 2019 Ram 1500.

Not only is the bed larger and longer than the competition, the 2019 Silverado is also the strongest bed made by Chevrolet. The Silverado has high-strength steel in the Durabed and announced the material is stronger than the previous Silverado beds with a rating of 500 megapascals, the unit of measurement for resistance a material has to concentrated impacts. The new Durabed is tough, so tough it’s previous rating for the Chevy Silverado was only 340 megapascals. This means the new Durabed is tough, so tough that it can withstand 72518.9 pounds of pressure-per-square-inch. That’s double its previous rating. This increase in the strength of how much pressure it can withstand over an area and the 2019 Silverado Durabed is capable of withstanding bumps without denting.

Miami Lakes Automall Has the 2019 Chevy Silverado

To find the new 2019 Chevy Silverado, there’s no mistaking where to find this strong light-duty pickup. At Miami Lakes Automall, you can find a range of new vehicles and we’ll be happy to show you our line-up for a test-drive.

If you’re looking for a shop to have repairs, you can get help for that as well at Miami Lakes Automall. Our trusted servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Make a simple auto maintenance appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle back to you in a timely fashion. We look forward to seeing you!

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2019 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette Has a Whopping 1,000 Horsepower

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The 2019 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette has been announced to begin production again. After a long awaited return, Corvette fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The Yenko Corvette is a rarity in the sports car realm with an insane and uniquely high horsepower rating of 1,000 horsepower and 835 lb-ft of torque. Yes, that is correct. ONE THOUSAND HORSEPOWER. Let’s get into the history of this special Corvette and what to expect when the latest rendition arrives in stores for customers. Currently, the base model 2019 Chevy Corvette starts at $55,495 MSRP (Plus Destination Fee).

The Yenko Corvette

Billet aluminum door sill plates are included with the special Yenko package that includes a Yenko 1000HT Supercharged inscription and the specific vehicle build number, which is ranged from one to 25. That’s right, only 25 units of the Yenko Corvette will be sold – 25 for each Stage I and Stage II version. The exact vehicle build number sold is also listed on both of the two key fobs given to the owner (Two key fobs are better than one). The Yenko Corvette is available in any Chevy body paint color and can be purchased as a coupe or convertible. Even cooler than that is the fact that the Yenko Corvette is a two-level engine.What does that mean?

Remarkable Engine and Packages

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport has a base engine of 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque in a 6.2-Liter LT1 V8 engine. With the optional Z07 Package ($7,995) which brings performance add ons like a Magnetic Selective Ride Control, four-wheel carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 Summer tires. The real treat comes from the additional performance added with the Speciality Vehicle Engineering (SVE). There are a two options for the Corvette that customers can choose: the 835 horsepower Stage I or 1,000 horsepower Stage II version of the LT1 small block V8 engine. The extra horsepower provided is from the SVE boosts displacement from the standard 6.2-Liter Supercharged V8.

What makes this Corvette truly stand out is the available Stage II package, that pushes this Corvette to an unprecedented 1,000 horsepower. Both the coupe and convertible can be equipped with either the standard seven-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The Stage II 1,000 horsepower package for the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport with the Z07 Package and manual transmission pushes the cost up to $69,000 on top of the base model price. With the Stage II Package for the Corvette Grand Sport with automatic transmission adding $78,000 to the cost of the base model price, due to the extensive requirements needed to store the automatic gearbox. Not just any vehicle can handle this kind of horsepower and torque levels, but the makers at Chevy have found a way to create this one-of-a-kind Corvette.

With the increased horsepower, the engine jumps to a 6.8-Liter Supercharged V8 engine with an aluminum block, upgraded higher flow exhaust system, forged 4340 steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, forged aluminum pistons, a 10-rib dedicated belt drive system, and to make everything work seamlessly, the SVE includes a 2.9-Liter supercharger that gives the total horsepower of 1,000 with it’s ridiculously impressive 875 lb-ft of torque.

Let Them Know It’s a Yenko

Yenko is plastered all over the Corvette to let bystanders know the difference from imposters. Drivers will have a Yenko front fender graphic, rear fascia badges, Yenko logo steering wheel applique, Yenko logo seat trim and more stripe graphics throughout the interior and exterior showing off the Yenko name. This rare vehicle is available to order from select Chevy dealerships that work with Specialty Vehicle Engineering. Once the vehicle is ordered from the SVE facility in Toms River, New Jersey, a month of work will go into shifting the Corvette Grand Sport into either version of the Yenko/SC Corvette Grand Sport monster.

Find Everything Chevy All at One Place

Miami Lakes Automall is proud to have the 2019 Chevy Corvette. Our professional staff is ready to make your life easier with buying, leasing, selling and trade-in offers. Check out our entire Chevy lineup right now.


If your current vehicle needs a look at, our trusted service team is ready to help. With a simple service appointment, we’ll be able to help your vehicle out. We look forward to seeing you soon

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2019 Chevy Express: Get One Before It’s Gone

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Chevy is looking to help drivers get into the Chevrolet City Express small van before they’re all gone. A partnership with Nissan helped create this unique and powerful small van, but Chevrolet has decided that the 2018 Chevy City Express will be the van’s final model year. Chevrolet took a look at Nissan’s NV200 and transformed it into the current Chevy City Express, a vehicle that sold over 29,500 units since debuting in 2014. Designed for a variety on consumer bases, from small businesses to larger scale operations, Chevrolet can provide fleets of this small, fuel-efficient, cargo-carrying vehicle. The remaining Chevy City Express lineup will come in two trims: LS and LT.

Breaking Down Each City Express Trim

Both Chevy City Express trims are provided with a 2.0-Liter DOHC inline-four engine that can produce 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. The LS trim also provides a four-wheel anti-lock brake system, Continuously Variable Transmission, and rides on 15-inch steel wheels with 185/60R15 tires. Drivers get a strong engine for hauling cargo in a smooth ride. The interior contains gray cloth upholstery with vinyl bolster-wear patches. The LS trim provides Cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and rear parking sensors as available options.

Getting into the LT trim, owners will gain a center console with additional storage space for as much as a laptop or more. Throughout the van, there are 20 integrated interior reinforced cargo mounting points, six exterior roof rack mounting points, 40/60 split rear cargo doors (180-degree max opening). Owners will have the space they need for the business in the City Express. Power heated outside mirrors and door locks with auto locking feature with electronic stability control is an available option for the LS, but standard for the LT.

The LT trim is up to date with a bunch of modern features that owners will love. Getting into the Chevy City Express is easy with remote keyless entry, and cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls make long distance travel a breeze. Additional standard options include a full–size spare tire, two different wheels with three different appearances and spotter side mirrors for wider angle vision, technology package with navigation radio, Bluetooth rear view camera, USB input and XM Radio.

Plenty of Space to Haul Items

Ready to haul nearly anything? There’s space that allows for hauling the cargo needed for each trip. The Chevrolet City Express van offers a total of 123 cubic-feet of space and high functionality for commercial customers, including D-Rings that can hold any kind of cargo down. Standard dual sliding doors allow for easy access to items from either side of the vehicle. A large floor cover is provided to protect the entire cargo area. The strong fuel efficiency rating is listed at 24 city and 26 highway mpg.

All and all, there’s remarkable space and storage options and all the amenities and safety that any owner could ask for out of a small van. This is a vehicle designed with utility in mind, but drivers can also feel protected with a five-year powertrain warranty and two years of free maintenance. There’s only so many left for customers currently as the vehicle is no longer going to be in production. Now is the time to drive one before it’s too late!

Where Can You Find The Chevy City Express?

At Miami Lakes Automall, we have the Chevy City Express. Come for a test-drive and experience our friendly sales staff. We have a large variety of new vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles ready for you to try out. Just know, even if you haven’t shopped with us, we will help you out. Make an appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated servicing team.Stop by today!

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Chevy and DoSomething.org Partnership

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Chevrolet has partnered with DoSomething.org in a campaign to help teen drivers and promote friendship, safety when driving and making better driving habits among the youth. In a promotional public service announcement video, “Brake It Down”, the partnership offers safety tips for young drivers in the form of a short quiz. The results from the quiz can be shared with all questions are formed around their friends, their driving habits and on-road mannerisms. We encourage all of our own readers to try the quiz and share with any young people they know that have started driving. The quiz by DoSomething.Org will be live through September 15.

What’s on the quiz? Made for young drivers about their friends, their friends music tastes and favorite foods, the driving habits of their friends and how strong of friends they are. Various other questions are gathered into this quiz that hopes to encourage young people and young drivers to pay greater attention to their surrounding; especially when they are driving.

Traffic crashes are a leading cause of death for young people in the US. No surprise, research shows that warnings from parents and scare tactics from ads are not enough. [Do you] Know what works? Peer-to-peer intervention! That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Chevrolet on ‘Brake It Down.’ This campaign engages young people to be part of the solution instead of talking down to them,” says Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org.

The remarkable campaign using the help of acting talent David Mazouz, known for playing young Bruce Wayne on Fox’s Gotham. The partnership with DoSomething.org, Mazouz and Chevy showcase various teen driver stereotypes, like drivers who are on the phone while driving and drivers that like to speed extra fast. This showcases what to do and what not to do when driving with other teens. Friends will be able to see and relate to the actor and accept the message with the help of the quiz.

Mazouz ends the public service announcement with a message to text BRAKE to 38383. By sharing their customized safe driving tips with friends, they join the contest that has a prize of a $5,000 scholarship from Chevrolet and DoSomething. Chevrolet has previously partnered with DoSomething.org for several years to encourage seat belt usage among teenagers to great success. This is just one of the ways that Chevy has gone the extra mile to help promote safe teen drivers.

More on the Efforts By Chevy and DoSomething.org

Chevy hopes to promote safer and wiser drivers in the future and this continued partnership is one of the many ways Chevy aims to make this possible. DoSomething.org is a program committed to helping mobilize young people in every US area code and in 131 countries to promote change in their community. From helping to clean areas, including 3.7 million cigarette butts, to helping cloth half of America’s homeless youth, and running the largest youth-led sports equipment drive every year. These are only some of the remarkable efforts done by DoSomething.org. Together Chevy and DoSomething.org are helping lead the nation in ways to have the safest roads and teen drivers possible.

Looking To Find a Vehicle For Your Teen Driver?

We have plenty of pre-owned vehicles that will help any teen driver get accustomed to driving. Visit us at Miami Lakes Automall to find, buy, lease or sell your vehicle. We also accept trade-in offers and can help finance your choice with help from our financing department. This is an exciting moment for your teen! Let them test-drive with us today.

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

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Hot Wheels is Alive and Well

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Hot Wheels replica car toys served as the first toy for many children across many generations. One of the most popular Hot Wheels replicant toys was the Chevy Camaro, debuting as both a production vehicle and Hot Wheels toy in 1968. After a half-century of producing Chevy Camaro diecast muscle replicants, Chevy has decided to produce a special Camaro Hot Wheels Edition muscle vehicle to commemorate the 50 years of this iconic vehicle.

A promotional video by Chevrolet has come out showing the new Hot Wheels edition in all its glory. Many generations can relate to owning car toys like the Camaro replica, as the video notes the memorable “diecast, shiny orange paint, sculpted windscreen, finger-assisted acceleration” that comes with every Camaro Hot Wheels toy. The latest 2018 Chevrolet Camaro is a true testament to high quality engineering, no matter what scale.

Now You Can Own Your Favorite Toy Car

Being the first of 16 Hot Wheel toys created in 1968, the Chevy Camaro diecast stood out back then and stands out even more today as a real-life vehicle. What does the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition bring? Available with the 2018 Camaro Coupe and Convertible 2LT and 2SS models, there’s quite a list of bold features. Included are the Exclusive Crush exterior body paint color, 20-inch Satin Graphite machine-faced wheels (2SS models include summer-only tires), Satin Graphite stripe with Silver Metallic accents, Satin Graphite effects and a Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary fender badge. This is a vehicle that shows off in more ways than one, including its unique grille with Galbano chrome inserts, front orange brake calipers for the LT, black Chevrolet bowtie emblem and exclusive Jet Black leather-appointed interior with orange inserts and accent stitching.

Inside the Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

The feel of the Camaro is spectacular and drivers will enjoy the feeling of a suede-wrapped steering wheel. Complete with orange accent stitching and premium carpeted floor mats with orange stitching and ghost stripes, knee bolsters and seat belts, the interior is clean. Illuminated door sill plates with Hot Wheels Anniversary badge look sharp, putting the cherry on top of the coolest Camaro offered by Chevrolet today. The Hot Wheels package is an option to the Camaro 2LT and 22 coupes for only $4,995.

Coupes get a unique spoiler, but the convertibles must retain the stock wing due to the various radio, telematics antennas and GPS capabilities. The 2SS Camaro provides a strong 455 horsepower, 6.2-Liter LT1 V8 engine for a heart-pounding experience with each drive. Thanks to the dual-model performance exhaust, customers have the available option ($895) of being able to set a stealth mode to activate valves (aka bypass exhaust values) in the exhaust so they don’t have to wake the neighbors upon leaving their house. This is, after all, the most powerful Camaro ever according to Chevy that pushes to 60 mph in 4 seconds with the eight-speed automatic transmission equipped. So, for those that want a loud vehicle, both in style and due to the nature of owning the real-life Hot Wheels Camaro, this special edition 2018 Hot Wheels Camaro purrs quite prolifically.

Find Your Chevy With Us

Miami Lakes Automall is your place to drive a brand-new Chevrolet. From the 2018 Camaro to all 2019 Chevy vehicles, we have you covered. If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, we have that in spades as well. Let our friendly sales team help you find what you’re looking for, whether you want to buy, lease or trade-in your current vehicle.

Our professional service team is ready to help you maintain your vehicle with a simple appointment. We hope you return to Miami Lakes Automall as well, whether you need to get your brakes checked, oil change or having your tires rotated; we’ll be sure to get the job done.  

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2019 Chevy Silverado – More options Than a Swiss Army Knife

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The latest generation Chevrolet Silverado has taken the pickup industry and turned it on its head. Not many trucks can hold a candle to the 2019 Chevy Silverado, simply due to the innovation and high performance that makes this all-new Silverado as good as it gets. With six powertrains and a total of eight trims, customers are provided with a bevy of choices. Customers will love the fact that each engine, with the exception of the 3.0-Liter Diesel Inline-6, stocks a fuel management system to provide better fuel efficiency. This includes the all-new 2.7-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which provides upgraded performance and gas mileage. We’ll get into all the nice, new details of this remarkable new generation Silverado pickup below.

More on the Silverado Options – Including 2019 Silverado Trim

The various trims go as follows: Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. The latest 2019 Silverado 1500 will include a lighter, yet bigger and longer pickup size. The wheelbase is 3.9 inches longer than the 2018 Silverado and the overall length exactly 1.6 inches longer. So does bigger mean better? If a driver is looking for more legroom than yes! The rear-seat in the four-door crew cab has grown from 40.9 inches to 43.8 inches. Customers can also expect to haul more with every 2019 Silverado gaining a larger truck bed, nearly seven inches of extra floor width, and the available power-operated tailgate is a great new feature. The bed floor is also 1.5 times stronger than the 2018 Silverado. While those features are phenomenal, we’re most impressed by the addition of new powertrain options available in the 2019 Chevy Silverado.

Which Engines Are Returning?

Chevrolet includes the 4.3-Liter V6, 5.3-Liter V8 with Active Fuel Management (AFM), the 6.2-Liter V8 and lastly, the 3.0-Liter turbocharged diesel inline-six. Added are the new 5.3-Liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) and the aforementioned 2.7-Liter engine. The 2.7-Liter turbocharged engine will provide drivers with 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque.  All engines are paired with the choice of three available transmissions, ranging from six-, eight- and 10-speed automatic transmissions.

Not every trim can include each powertrain or transmission option of course. The new 2.7-Liter turbocharged engine and 5.3-Liter V8 with DFM is available only with the 10-speed automatic. Dynamic Fuel Management debuts in this all-new Silverado and provides drivers with engine technology that cuts off fuel consumption to certain cylinders when a driver is coasting and not actively accelerating forward. The expected MPG for the powertrain options with DFM is 17 city and 23 highway mpg.

Final Thoughts on the All-New Silverado

There’s something for everyone in the new generation Silverado. After shaving off 450 pounds from the previous model by losing 88 pounds off the frame and 88 pounds from the body and the added lighter material throughout, the lighter Silverado handles as well as ever. Redefining this vehicle is the aerodynamic efficiency, improving 7 percent overall with a steeper windshield and roof spoiler. Overall, the improvements Chevrolet has placed into this all-new 2019 Silverado have made this pickup impressive as any new light-duty truck on the market. The competition has to look out for this one, especially since the starting price will be just $29,795 MSRP (Plus destination).

Drive a New Chevy Today

If you want to drive a Chevy vehicle, we would love to show off with a test-drive just how amazing they can be at Miami Lakes Automall. Our friendly team is ready to assist you with any buying, leasing or trade-in offers. Let us be your guide to help you drive away happy.

If you’re in need of any maintenance work or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by today for all your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We hope to see you soon!

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2019 Chevy Volt Impresses With New Enhancements

2019 Chevy Volt Release, Specs and Review 

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Chevrolet announced changes to their upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Volt with refinements that greatly improved the charging rate, reducing the amount of time by almost half. This means drivers can now charge their battery in half the time versus using the 3.6 kW charging system, thanks to the brand new 7.2 kW charging system. This move not only provides a greater yield per charge, but makes the Chevy Volt a better investment as a result. By improving the time to fully charge the battery in just 2.3 hours with a 240-volt outlet and supporting hardware, drivers can worry less about charging their plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Commenting on the practicality of this new charging system, Jesse Ortega, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Electric Vehicles, remarked about the advancements being done by Chevy.

“With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 kW system makes opportunity charging more worthwhile. It effectively extends the vehicle’s all-electric driving range, while providing about twice the range for the money when plugging in at public facilities that charge by the hour.”

The upcoming Chevy Volt will provide customers with a 53 mile pure EV range and have a fuel economy of 106 MPGe. For consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint in a large way, this is the kind of vehicle that makes that possible. As the Volt’s battery gets closer to running out, the gas-powered generator turns on to help push the driving range ahead. On a full tank of gas and a completely charged battery, Volt customers can get a remarkable total range of 420 miles before needing to recharge or add more gas.

Further Enhancements

This great enhancement improvement will be standard for the 2019 Chevy Volt Premier trim and available for the LT trim. However improved, faster charging is not the only upgrade; Chevrolet has gone all out to improve the latest Volt. The Chevy Volt provides options to help drivers around the world in differing climates. For drivers in cool climates that hope to use as small amount of gas as possible, the new Chevrolet Volt offers an automatic engine-assisted heating system that can turn down temperatures to minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit / 25 degrees Celsius. This will allow drivers to only use the electric components of the vehicle.

Further boosting the EV range is the latest technology that provides increased regenerative braking capabilities. When a driver either lifts their foot from the accelerator or press on the brake pedal, the main drive motor temporarily operates as a generator, working to partially recharge the battery bank. In a feature known as Low and Regen on Demand, this update helps provide the 2019 Chevy Volt with its class-leading EV range. Further enhancements also go into a Energy App that is implemented into the 8-inch color touchscreen that shows a driver their driving style, route and current weather conditions. This takes management of EV monitoring to a whole new level and provides drivers access to how their driving habits affect their EV habits. A digital rear view camera replaces the previous analog system and a brand new driver-switchable Adaptive Cruise Control provides the option of conventional cruise control or adaptive cruise control. A wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones is another new feature that helps enhance the 2019 Chevy Volt.

“The 2019 Volt’s enhancements give customers more of what they love with the vehicle and make it even more useful as an everyday electric vehicle,” said Ortega. “It’s a more seamless experience than ever.”

The latest Chevy Volt will be available for customers in the fall of 2018.

Can’t Wait to Drive the Latest Chevy Vehicles?

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

If you’re looking for servicing or repairs, we have a full-service team that will help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, whether you bought from us or not.  Let us help you sign up for a test drive and we’ll show off what we currently have available. Our professional team and friendly staff looks forward to helping you very soon!

 

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Find Everything An Owner Could Ask For In the 2019 Chevy Silverado


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The newest Silverado from Chevrolet is an enhanced and thoroughly redeveloped light-duty pickup truck. By improving their truck bed, its components, adding a fresh frame and revamped interior, Chevy understood they had to define their truck bed to separate it from other companies. That’s how the Chevy “Durabed” truck bed was born. A superior option in the truck industry than what is offered with the competition. The 2019 Silverado expanded its bed size by at least 10 cubic-feet from the preceding model. The Durabed also provides Best-in-class cargo volume, box length and box depth.

What Makes the Durabed So Durable?

The Durabed is molded from a high-strength steel and manages tension better than any other truck bed Chevrolet has designed. How do they measure this? The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado bed is so robust, it can withstand 72518.9 pounds of pressure-per-square-inch. Keep in mind, the 2019 Silverado rating is more than double the previous Silverado rating from the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado truck. This enhanced durability means buyers craving a truck that handles heavy use without dents damaging the Durabed surface will be satisfied. With more stable materials, it’s a greater product and provides more overall comfort for owners.

“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.

Improved Fuel Economy Benefits Included

Those who choose the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado are bound to fall in love – not just because of the sleek styling. The 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, now reaching 17 MPG. The highway miles-per-gallon has advanced as well, striking an improved 23 mpg for the 2019 Silverado. Models with the four-wheel drive and a 6.2-Liter V8 can get a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway highway. The upcoming 2.7-Liter Turbo and Duramax 3.0-Liter Turbo-Diesel engine fuel efficiency has not been issued, but they are probably going to be around the same or better.  

What Drivers Want Most In a Pickup Is Found In the 2019 Chevy Silverado

This smooth and brilliantly engineered truck surfaced with the reveal of the all-new 2019 Silverado. The cabin has been renewed with high-level technology and a General Motors exclusive 3 x 7-inch configurable color head-up display, 8-inch configurable driver information center and rear camera mirror. The upgrades continue to the powertrain as well with added choices and new options. Every engine is paired with the selection of three available transmissions; the choice of six-, eight-, or 10-speed automatic transmission. The forthcoming 3.0-Liter diesel engine is expected later this fall, and the Crew Cab Silverado models have an improved payload up to 14 percent more. The 4.3-Liter V6 produces a maximum towing capacity of 8,000 pounds, the 5.3-Liter V8 with the Max Towing Package gives a maximum towing capacity of 11,600 pounds and the 6.2-Liter with four-wheel drive, with the Maximum Towing Package, affords owners an awesome maximum towing capacity of 12,200 pounds, an over 500 pound increase from the prior model.

Best of all, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado starts at just $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base trim, the Work Truck. The highest and most luxurious trim, the 2019 Silverado High Country starts at $54,495 MSRP. Come to Miami Lakes Automall to experience the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado today.

Your Chevy Silverado Awaits

Miami Lakes Automall is excited to give our customers the chance to drive the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado. Come for a test-drive with us and see for yourself what makes the latest Silverado so special. Our professional sales staff is here for any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers you have.

Have any problems with your current vehicle? If you’re in need of any maintenance work or upkeep to your current vehicle, we’ll gladly help you out. Our professional service team is ready to help restore and help your vehicle run smoothly. Stop by for all your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us prior to today. We hope to see you!

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