Diesel Truck to Join Chevy’s Large Family of Diesel Engines

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Chevy recently announced their plans to expand their diesel lineup with the addition of a new medium-duty commercial truck and it will be powered by the Duramax diesel engine that is currently used on trucks made by one of GM’s other brands, GMC.

Chevrolet expects the new trucks to be a 2018 model year vehicle and they will be equipped with GM’s legendary duo of the Duramax engine paired to an Allison transmission. Why legendary? The engine and transmission combination has been around since the early 2000s and GM just celebrated the production of the two millionth truck equipped with that powertrain.

Chevy has still kept many of the details about the new medium-duty trucks underwraps and they are expected to release more information closer to the truck’s release date, slated for 2018.

Though it may still be a year until the truck is released, Chevrolet has a number of other diesel truck options. Check out some of the highlights.

  • The 2017 Silverado HD with the Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel engine. This truck has class leading torque and horsepower (910 lb-ft of torque and 445 horsepower).

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New Chevy Camaro ZL1 Performance Specs and Options

2018 Camaro Zl1 Miami Lakes Chevy

The new 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 packs so much power that even NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon loves it. In the words of Ricky Bobby’s father from the movie Talladega Nights “if you ain’t first, you’re last”, and you will never be anything but first in the new Camaro ZL1. Check out the details of the new Camaro ZL1, the Camaro ZL1 pace car and the newest Camaro ZL1 1LE below!

New 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1

The 2018 Camaro ZL1 killed it at the High Speed Oval in Papenburg, Germany. On the track the Camaro ZL1 reached a top speed of 202.3 mph and averaged 198 mph making the 2018 Camaro ZL1 the fastest and most capable Camaro ever!

So what gives it all of that power? Under the hood of the Camaro ZL1 that was tested at the track was a 650-horsepower LT4 6.2L direct-injected, supercharged V-8 engine paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle was also equipped with a magnetic ride control, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 summer only tires, and Brembo brakes with six-piston Monobloc front calipers and two-piece rotors.

Performance specs:

  • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph
  • 60-0 mph braking in 107 feet

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What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and EVs

What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and Electric Vehicles?

Tax season is here, and in the spirit of tax season, we would like to clarify a commonly misunderstood tax credit myth within the automotive industry. You have probably heard that some PHEVs and electric vehicles (EVs) are eligible for a tax credit, but do you know what that means?

Many people think a tax deduction is the same thing are the as a tax credit, but unfortunately that is not the case. A tax credit is a credit the government may grant tax payers for various things, like the purchase of an EV or PHEV, but taxpayers only benefit from the tax credit if they owe taxes for that tax year. Although it is not money in your pocket, that tax credit can still be very beneficial if you typically owe the government each year.

There are a number of vehicles that qualify for a tax credit, and the max tax credit is $7,500. If the tax credit is something you want to cash in on on your taxes next year, come by Miami Lakes Automall, we have four cars (Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-Miev, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid) that are eligible for the full $7,500 tax credit and one, the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid  that is eligible for a $4,919 tax credit.

Happy tax season, we hope you found this information useful and clarifying! Check out the rest of our inventory at Miami Lakes Automall here.


High Tech and Long-Lasting, We’ve Got the Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado

The perfect pickup truck is one that you can drive for as long as possible with little trouble. That is why the perfect pickup is the Chevy Silverado. The Silverado is on the top of the list of trucks that last more than 200,000 miles. The newest Chevy Silverado also comes with plenty of features like awesome performance and high grade technology you won’t want to pass up. Check it out.

Engine and Performance

There are three different Silverado engines all of which have EcoBoost technology for the most fuel efficient drive possible. The engines include a base and standard 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine, a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, and a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine option.

Horsepower in the Silverado ranges from 285 to 420 horsepower and towing capacity ranges between 5,500 pounds and 9,400 pounds depending on the engine. The base engine has an impressive fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.


When it comes to technology both safety and entertainment, the Chevy Silverado has plenty of features, even features that no other truck provides. Entertainment features include a four-speaker audio system with a 4.2-inch color screen, AM/FM radio, as well as USB and AUX capabilities. Upgrades SiriusXM radio, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and the Chevy MyLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available as well. [click to continue…]


New Chevy Colorado ZR2 is an Off-roading Beast for Less Money

Chevy Colorado ZR2

If you are a truck lover, chances are you are an adventure seeking, outdoor enthusiast. Unfortunately, sometimes finding that perfect off-road beast to fill your adventure needs can be a struggle, as they are very expensive. For example the Ford Raptor with standard features starts at roughly $48,860. Well, Chevy has a solution for consumers — the new Colorado ZR2.

The new  2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 comes fully-loaded with all the features drivers need for off-roading. Priced at $40,995, the Colorado ZR2 is more than $7,000 less than the Ford Raptor and it is just as capable. So, hold out to buy your next off-roading truck until this the Colorado ZR2 is released this spring — it will be worth the wait.

The Colorado ZR2 is equipped with DSSV dampers that provide a two-inch lift. The truck has unique front control arms and its modified rear axle has a 3.42:1 crawling ratio. The truck rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 31-inch off-roading tires, and in case of tire or wheel damage, there is a spare tire mounted to the truck bed. [click to continue…]


Chevy is Killin’ The Fuel Efficency Game in 2017

Fuel efficient Chevys

Chevy is one of the most diverse automakers in the auto industry. Though they have a long heritage of making trucks, like the Silverado, or sportscars, like the Camaro and Corvette, Chevy isn’t afraid of evolving.

In the last few years, Chevy has been churning out several new fuel efficient models ranging from hybrids to diesels to electric cars and the newest addition is the all-new Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan.

New Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan

Unlike the all-new Bolt or the Volt, the new Chevy Cruze Diesel isn’t powered by electricity, it runs on diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is nothing new, but Chevy’s new model is so fuel efficient, an average of 52 mpg on the highway, it feels like it is a new technology. [click to continue…]


General Motors Patents a Tailgate Truck Step, Will It Be a Reality?

Chevy Tailgate Step

Ugh, the struggle of getting in and out of the bed of your truck is so real! Well, imagine having a built-in step to help you get into your truck bed. All you’d have to do is just pull it out and climb right up into the truck bed. Whether you use the truck bed for hauling cargo, tailgate parties or both, this feature would be perfection. What if we told you that the possibility of a feature just as we described is actually not that far off from reality?

General Motors (GM) has officially received a patent for a truck tailgate step. Although GM hasn’t officially said the new patent would be a feature on upcoming trucks like the 2018 or 2019 Chevy Silverado, we are hoping to hear more about it soon. [click to continue…]


Celebrating Camaro’s 50th Anniversary with a Die Hard Camaro Fan

Chevy Camaro models

2017 is the Camaro’s 50th anniversary and Chevy is celebrating by releasing a special-edition 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition. But of course, Chevy is not the only one having fun. Since its creation in 1967, the Chevy Camaro has gained a large following of loyal car enthusiasts and we’re lucky enough to share the story of one of them, Brandon Hill.

Hill’s love for muscle cars and Camaros began during his childhood and as a kid he would watch his cousins drag race their 1969 Camaros. Though Hill has always appreciated all types of cars, especially muscle cars, it wasn’t until 2010 when the fifth-generation Camaro was released that he became a loyal fan.

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Chevy, Ford and Dodge – Rivals for Life

Chevy, Ford and Dodge - Rivals for Life

When you think of American autos, Dodge, Chevy and Ford are three brands that come to mind. They are pioneers in the auto industry and they have all closely competed through generations of American history and they are all still competing today.

Whether looking for a stylish muscle car, or an over-the-top fast car, or a sturdy pickup truck or even a car that has its place in history — each of those brands has something to offer consumers.

Brand Beginnings

The beginning of all three brands goes back to the early 1900s. The Ford Motor Company was the first brand as it was founded in 1903 by the very famous Henry Ford. Eight years later, Louis Chevrolet and William Durant started Chevrolet in 1911 and three years later in 1914 the Dodge brothers, Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge, founded the “Dodge Brothers” brand. [click to continue…]


All-New Generation of the 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Chevy Traverse

For the 2018 model year, Chevy will introduce a new generation of their eight-passenger SUV, the Chevy Traverse. From Chevy’s recently released details, we can see that the all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse is designed with comfort and style in mind and it has been engineered with power and capability as top priorities. Check it out.

Style and Design

The new 2018 Traverse crossover SUV has a modern and fresh exterior design. The body is elongated and sleek and it has a longer wheelbase than previous models. Exterior features like LED lighting, chrome accents, and D-optic headlamps give the all-new Traverse a distinct and contemporary look.

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