Chevy Suburban RST Performance Package

The 2019 Suburban RST Performance Package features a 420-hp, 6.2

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Summer 2018 is going to be one to remember, especially for those Suburban lovers out there. For one, the new 2019 Chevy Suburban will be available and along with it, the new RST Performance Package will be an available option. Let’s get into all the upcoming changes for one of Chevy’s best selling vehicles.

More On the Suburban RST Performance Package

The 2019 Chevy Suburban RST Performance Package features a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine, Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration and a new Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed transmission. Available as an upgrade, customers can order the Performance Package this summer. (Not a bad way to start off your summer.)

This is the first time the 6.2-liter V8 which produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque will be available in the Suburban. Chevrolet boasts three innovations that make the most of the the vehicle’s power, torque and efficiency in its latest technology. The included innovations include direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing.

So, what exactly is Magnetic Ride Control? An active suspension that notes the road at every passing moment you’re driving and can calibrate the electronically controlled shock absorbers in as little as 5 milliseconds. This means your vehicle will have suspension that delivers both improved body-motion control during any turns and increased overall comfort. The new performance calibration included in the Suburban RST Performance Package increases body control for even higher levels of complete responsiveness and enjoyment while in you drive. Active Fuel Management provides better fuel economy.

The 2019 Chevy Suburban RST is expected to have a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds and other changes are anticipated on the vehicle’s body-color grille, door handles, window trim and Chevy bowties.

“The RST Performance Package made its debut on the Tahoe RST last spring, and the response from our customers was overwhelmingly positive,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevy Trucks Marketing and Advertising. “In fact, Tahoe RST with the Performance Package is the fastest-turning Tahoe model, and we’ve received customer requests to offer the same performance and power to Suburban RST. Delivering on those requests with the Suburban RST Performance Package is another example of how Chevrolet has continually invested in the segment, developing models with combinations of capability, technology and performance to meet the needs of different customers.”

The 2019 Chevy Performance Package is available as an upgrade to the Suburban, which was introduced in 2017. Included with the package will be 22-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone P285/45R22 tires and will feature a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Since this while is not out yet, we don’t know every great feature sure to be included with this vehicle yet, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Find Your Chevy With Us

If you’re encouraged by reading this to upgrade your vehicle to a new Chevrolet, we have hundreds of new vehicles, including the 2018 Chevy Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall.   

From all-new Chevy vehicles to late model pre-owned vehicles, we’re your destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle.

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

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Forget a Minivan, Get a Chevy Traverse or Chevy Tahoe

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If you’re planning on a summer vacation, you might be planning on taking the family in your current old minivan, right? Might we suggest planning on something just as exciting as the vacation itself? An all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse or 2018 Chevy Tahoe. Ditch the minivan and find yourself driving some of the better alternatives offered by Chevrolet this summer.

You can gain more power, have similar size and the perfect amenities for drivers who want more than what a minivan provides. The 2018 Chevy Traverse and 2018 Chevy Tahoe are both fully capable SUVs that are perfect for a road trip.

Included in the All-New 2018 Chevy Traverse

For those looking for a new and capable vehicle, the Chevy Traverse returned with a new look for the 2018 model year and enhanced features. With more space and an improved exterior design, owners will love all that comes with it. Thanks to the additional technology features and improved performance and power, drivers can get more out of the Chevy Traverse than ever before.

The all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse is available in six different trims and each trim is available with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The Traverse has a fantastic selection of standard features including some of the most modern features that are sure to make every road trip more entertaining. Equipped with a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen, the Chevy Traverse has OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot on all models as well as MyLink, Chevy’s infotainment system, which provides access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2018 Chevy Tahoe Comparison

When we say the 2018 Chevy Tahoe offers more power than the Traverse, that’s because its available with two V8 engine options, a base 5.3-liter with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and the optional 6.2-liter with 420 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Chevy Tahoe has an available 10-speaker Bose audio system with Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen and total Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The available rear entertainment system offered by Chevy includes digital headphones, a drop-down screen that includes an HDMI connection to play anything on the drop-down screen when connected.

Pricing Differences Between Traverse and Tahoe

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse (base model) starts at $29,930 MSRP (plus destination fee) while comparatively, the price of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe LS (base model) is $47,500 MSRP (plus destination fee). With that in mind, think more power and space provided incase the Chevy Traverse isn’t spacious enough for you.

Chevy Provides Enough Size For Any Road Trip

Chevy provides a lot of space for drivers and passengers. The 2018 Chevy Traverse boasts three rows of seats and depending on the second-row seat configuration (bench seat or captain’s chairs) there is seating for seven or eight people. Designed to keep all passengers comfortable, the Traverse offers best-in-class legroom for third-row passengers. And with the Traverse’s best-in-class maximum cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet, there’s plenty of room to keep clutter out of the passenger area. Also, so passengers don’t get too cold or too hot in the backseat, the Traverse has three-zone climate control so everyone can enjoy the temperature that is right for them.

If you thought you needed a minivan, and the Traverse isn’t big enough, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe might be. With available seven or eight passenger seating, depending on the options selected, the Chevy Tahoe is very comfortable for you and your family. The standard setup on the Chevy Tahoe seats eight passengers with an included second-row 60/40 split-bench seat and a 60/40 split-bench third-row seat. The 2018 Chevy Tahoe is also available with second-row bucket seats, and that option reduces the vehicle’s seating capacity to seven people. If both rows of the rear seats are folded down, consumers get 15.3 cubic feet of cargo room, 51.7 cubic feet with the third row down and owners can make use of 94.7 cu. ft. of cargo space when all rows are down.

Come Find Your Very Own 2018 Chevy Traverse or Tahoe

The 2018 Chevy Traverse and 2018 Chevy Tahoe are at Miami Lakes Automall. Whether you’re looking to test drive one for yourself or have a vehicle you’d like to trade in,  rush over to Miami Lakes Automall to experience what Chevy offers. We’re available seven days a week and you won’t regret your excellent experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  

If you’re looking for any vehicle servicing now or in the future, our certified servicing team is happy to help. Make an appointment with us and we’ll attend to your vehicle. We hope to see you soon!

 

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Fuel Savings of Chevy’s Hybrid, PHEV and EV Model

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“Green” cars range from hybrids, to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to electric vehicles (EVs), and each of those types of vehicles has different qualities that make them ideal for different buyers. Some of the biggest motivating factors for consumers that are looking for a new “green” vehicle is convenience, fuel consumption, fuel costs and greenhouse emissions, so we’re going to take a look at all of those factors and their individual numbers for three of Chevy’s “green” vehicles, the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Volt.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is a great option for consumers who want a car that is “greener” than vehicles that have a traditional internal combustion engine, but don’t have to worry about driving a new “type” of vehicle or having a decreased driving range. Hybrid vehicles use batteries that assist the internal combustion engine with some tasks, therefore the engine uses less gas, emits less greenhouse gases and is also a little more affordable to drive. But the tasks the battery is able to assist with are limited, so the reduction of CO2 emissions or savings in fuel costs of a hybrid aren’t as significant as those from a PHEV or EV.  

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is equipped with a 1.8-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine. The engine helps the Malibu Hybrid achieve a fuel economy of 49 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway, and a combined city/highway fuel economy of 46 mpg. Since hybrid vehicles are very similar to non-hybrid vehicles, they have fuel tanks that are just as large non-hybrid vehicles, but since the vehicles have a better fuel economy, hybrid vehicles tend to have an incredible driving distance, and that’s definitely the case for the Malibu Hybrid. The Chevy Malibu Hybrid has a total driving distance of 598 miles on a full tank of gas.

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is definitely a great choice for people looking to save money in fuel costs. Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver spends about $900 per year in fuel costs and after five years of driving the Malibu Hybrid, the average driver will save about $3,250 in comparison to the average vehicle.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid Fuel Economy

49/43/46 city/highway/combined
598 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $900
Savings in Comparison to Average Vehicle After 5 Years: $3,250
Cost to Drive 25 Miles: $1.49

Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and PHEVs are a popular choice among consumers because they significantly increase fuel savings and reduce CO2 emissions in comparison to hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles, and they don’t require a user to rely on electric power. PHEVs have both an internal combustion engine and a battery that is large enough to power the vehicle on its own. This makes it possible for the car to be driven on pure electricity, on gas or a combination of both. Though driving on pure electricity is ideal for most “green” drivers, the concern of some drivers is the time it takes to recharge the battery if it runs out of power, so having an internal combustion engine is a great feature.

The Chevy Volt is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and am 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. Since PHEVs can be powered by pure electricity for a significant distance, they have additional measurements of fuel economy, including MPGe, which stands for miles per gallon equivalent. They Chevy Volt’s internal combustion engine has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 42, which means that is the fuel economy of the vehicle when only powered by gas. When the Volt’s battery and engine are working together, the Chevy Volt has a combined fuel economy of 106 MPGe, and the Chevy Volt’s battery can power the vehicle for up to 53 miles without using a drop of gas. Finally, the Chevy Volt has a total driving distance of 420 miles, which means a fuel tank of gas and a fully-charged battery.

The Chevy Volt offers great savings in fuel economy. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the average driver spends about $700 in fuel costs per year, and in five years the average driver will save up to $4,250 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle, which is $1,000 more than the Chevy Malibu Hybrid.

Chevy Volt Fuel Economy

Gas Engine: 42 MPG combined city/highway
Battery: 53 miles of total driving range
Hybrid Mode: 106 MPGe
420 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $700
Savings in comparison to average vehicle after 5 years: $4,250
Cost to drive 25 miles: $1.01 when powered by electricity and $1.64 when powered by gasoline

Chevy Bolt EV

Consumers looking for the greenest vehicle possible will want to opt for an electric vehicle like the Chevy Bolt EV. Electric vehicles don’t have an internal combustion engine because the battery powertrain is powerful enough to power the entire vehicle. The reliance on electricity results in great fuel savings and the vehicle doesn’t produce any tailpipe emissions ever — there’s not even an exhaust. However, some consumers are hesitant about fully switching over to an EV because they can’t travel as far as PHEVs, hybrids or non-hybrids when they have a fully-charged battery, but they do have enough power to handle the average daily commute.

The Chevy Bolt EV is equipped with a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery, and it gives the Chevy Bolt EV a total driving range of 238 miles, which is one of the largest driving ranges available. The Bolt EV’s fuel economy is only measured in MPGe and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 119 MPGe.

Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver will spend about $550 in fuel costs per year and after five years, the average driver will save $5,000 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle.

Chevy Bolt EV Fuel Economy

Battery: 119 MPGe combined city/highway
238 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $550
Savings in comparison to average vehicle after 5 years: $5,000
Cost to drive 25 miles: $.92

CO2 Emissions

Buyers interested in a “green” vehicle for the sole purpose of reducing the amount of tailpipe emissions as well as their energy impact score will want to opt for an EV. EVs like the Chevy Bolt EV don’t emit any tailpipe emissions, and since they rely on electricity, which is generally provided by cleaner fuel sources than gasoline, they have a lower energy impact score.

Chevy Bolt

Tailpipe Emissions: 0
Energy Impact Score: .2 barrels (or 8.4 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the source of the petroleum is from U.S. resources.

Chevy Volt

Tailpipe Emissions: Average of 51 grams per mile — but when driven in EV mode, there are no tailpipe emissions
Energy Impact Score: 2 barrels (or 84 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the source of the petroleum is an even split between U.S. resources and imported resources.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Tailpipe Emissions: Average of 194 grams per mile
Energy Impact Score: 7.2 barrels (or 302.4 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the U.S. is the resource of 71% of the petroleum and imported resources supply about 28% of the petroleum.

Interested in any of these “green” vehicles? Come by Miami Lakes Automall and you can test drive every single model and get a feel for which vehicle would be best for your needs. You can also view all of our Chevy inventory including the Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Volt and Chevy Malibu Hybrid, online.

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Ways to Improve Your Truck’s Fuel Efficiency

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Everyone wants to have a vehicle that provides phenomenal fuel efficiency, but not every vehicle provides remarkable fuel efficiency numbers, certainly not pickup trucks when compared to certain cars. But a lot can be said about having good habits that can make your gas tank last a little longer. We’ll take a closer look at things you can adopt to save money and improve your fuel efficiency.

Don’t Weigh Down Your Truck

Stop weighing down your truck with items you don’t use. The more your vehicle has to work to support your daily driving habits, the more energy it requires to haul, the more fuel it burns and the more money out of your pocket. Take some time to determine everything you need to keep in your truck and store the other items somewhere else.The main takeaway is to lighten your ship, cut out the fat and save your resources from fuel to what’s in your wallet. Plus, a lighter truck always feels smoother on the road than a loaded down truck does.

Get Routine Checkups

Maintenance is the key to securing your vehicle will continue to run well and provide the best fuel efficiency possible. This includes checking your tires to make sure they are properly inflated and having your wheels properly aligned.

Don’t Leave Your Truck Running

Whenever possible, make sure your truck is only running when you have to drive. Staying idle only spends precious fuel and will bring you back faster to the pumps. If your vehicle is going to be running longer than a minute without driving anywhere, you should turn off your vehicle to conserve gas.

Monitor Your Driving Habits

How a truck owner drives goes hand and hand with their average fuel economy. Some driving habits that can affect fuel efficiency include following slow drivers, not paying attention to the road ahead, slowing down before passing an intersection with a green light, accelerating very hard and fast, excessive speeding and traveling at uneven speeds.

Tailgating is also a huge gas waster! Not only is tailgating very dangerous, but tailgators will also have to brake a lot more, and braking kills fuel economy. Keep your speed and driving flow constant to see better fuel economy returns by your truck’s RPM’s at a steady level. A good trick to maintain an even speed is by using cruise control. Set your cruise control to a reasonable speed and you will stay in that constant speed, saving you money and making your drive easier.

Measure Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Taking a few seconds to measure how far you go while driving helps in more ways than one. By knowing how far and how often you’re filling up on gas is a smart way to maximize fuel efficiency. For any reason there’s a sudden drop in fuel economy and a spike in frequent gas station visits, then that could be a sign of possible engine trouble. You can visit our service department to ensure your vehicle is running effectively.

Find Your Next Chevy With Us

If you’re looking for a new or pre-owned truck, come to your friends at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re ready to provide a wonderful experience. Miami Lakes Automall is your place the latest Chevy vehicles from the 2018 Chevy Silverado to the 2018 Chevy Camaro, there’s no storage of new vehicles we hope you test drive with us. Our professional staff is ready to help you buy, lease, sell or trade-in your vehicle and receive an excellent deal on. If you’re in need of vehicle repairs, our service team is helpful and knowledgeable about what steps we can take to improve your vehicle.

From everything to the latest new vehicles to over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are actually pre-owned, Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d hope for in a dealership. We look forward to helping you with any buying, selling, trade-in or leasing option that you’re hoping for. Stop by for a test drive and we’ll see you soon!

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Chevy Vehicles Now Available with New Amazon Key In-Car Delivery

Amazon packages can now be delivered to more than 7 million Chev

Automakers are always looking for a new way to improve their vehicles, and now more than ever they are doing that with tech. GM has partnered up with Amazon to offer a completely new service that uses tech to make life easier. The new service is called Amazon Key In-Car Delivery and it makes it possible for Amazon packages to be delivered inside of select Chevrolet, Buick, GM, and Cadillac vehicles.

How To Use the Service

Amazon Key In-Car Delivery is available in 37 U.S. cities and requires a user to be an Amazon Prime member, have an Amazon Key account, an active OnStar account and a GM vehicle that is 2015 or newer. To use the service, a user needs to download the Amazon Key App, sync it up with their OnStar account and register the delivery location. Once that is complete, users can opt for the in-car delivery option whenever they place an order.

How It Works

So how does the package get in the car? The courier uses satellite location tracking to locate the vehicle, and then they are able to wirelessly unlock the trunk and put the package inside.

Advantages of Amazon Key In-Car Delivery

The service is great for people that don’t like their packages waiting outside unattended. It’s also especially helpful for people that get items delivered while they are out of town for a few days because not only is the package kept in a secured area, it is also kept out of rain and other elements. The service also makes it easier for people to get deliveries and keep them hidden from other people in the household, which is nice for presents that are supposed to be a surprise.

“Partnering with Amazon to leverage our embedded in-vehicle connectivity gives Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the option to conveniently receive deliveries inside their vehicle parked at home, work or near other locations in their Amazon address book,” said Alan Batey, President, General Motors North America. “This is another example of how we provide customers with technologies that add value and enhance the ownership experience.”

If you have a Chevy vehicle that is of the 2015 model year or newer and you want help setting up the service, come to Miami Lakes Automall, we’d be happy to help. If you don’t have a Chevy and you want to get a Chevy and benefit from all of their convenient technology options like Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, we can help with that, too. Miami Lakes Automall has a huge selection of Chevy models and we’re open seven days a week.

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All-New Chevy Silverados on Their Way to Production

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Even though the 2019 Chevy Silverado was recently released, Chevrolet hasn’t stopped making headlines with what will come next. In 2019, the next-generation Silverado HD will be released as a 2020 model Chevy Silverado HD. This new Silverado HD is going to be the third all-new truck in the Silverado lineup revealed in just 18 months, along with 2019 Silverado 1500 and the 2019 Silverado 4500/5500/6500HD models. This will be in addition to their already large number of popular Chevy vehicles.

“Chevrolet already fuels the most successful truck manufacturer in the industry,” said Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet. “With a completely new, expanded range of Silverado models on the horizon, we expect to see even more truck buyers in Chevrolet showrooms.”

The upcoming next-generation Silverado HD was designed with the thought of satisfying the needs of heavy-duty truck customers. The next step is test driving the latest Silverado HD prototypes as they will be tested through Chevrolet’s increased durability and validation standards. More detailed product information will be provided in 2019.

The 2019 Silverado 1500 was introduced in January of this year (2018). The new Silverado 1500 weighs less than the outgoing model (approximately 450 pounds less for crew cab V8 models), and maintains the heritage of strong built Chevrolet full-size pickups. The new Silverado 1500 will offer consumers a wide range of trims, engine and transmission combinations for a wide range of Chevy loyalists.

“Chevrolet has built more than 85 million trucks in 100 years and we have applied that accumulated truck expertise to the new Silverado range,” said Batey. “All three Silverado models offer a wide range of choices, as no two truck customers are alike. Every Silverado is built to be long-lasting and dependable, as many customers need their trucks to earn a living or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Finally, every Silverado is built to work. As we know every truck, no matter how luxurious, has a job to do.”

While the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis-cab models were introduced in March 2018, the plans for the future have already been announced. The first-ever Silverado medium-duty trucks were designed specifically for commercial customers, with an emphasis on being easy to drive, easy to upfit and easy to service and they will offer all of that in the 2019 line-up.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Among the pick-up trucks out there, there are not many that offer the versatility and reliability like the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 provides. From the base model that provides 5,500 up to 9,400 pounds of towing ability and gets drivers up to 18 city and 24 highway MPG. With a large number of packages and trim levels, there’s plenty to find in the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500. If you’re looking to upgrade into a new Chevy truck and don’t want to wait for 2019 for their upcoming models, stop by Miami Lakes Automall today.

Find Your Next Chevy Truck with Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall is your place for all things Chevy, whether that’s a matter of additional parts, new models or full vehicle servicing. From all-new Chevrolet to late model pre-owned vehicles, we’re your destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle. Our team welcomes you to visit for a test drive and can accomodate what your needs are.

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

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2018 is the 60th Anniversary of the Chevy Impala

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1958 was the first model year of the Chevrolet Impala, and after 60 years of production, the Chevy Impala is still as impressive as it was in its first year of production.

Introduction of the Impala

The first generation of the Impala was actually called the Chevy Bel Air Impala and it was a limited edition model of the Chevy Bel Air that was created to celebrate General Motors’ (GM) 50th anniversary.

The Bel Air Impala had top-of-the-line features and an iconic exterior look. The 1958 Chevy Bel Air Impala was available with as a hardtop coupe or as a convertible coupe, and like all 1958 Chevy models, the vehicle had a wider, lower and longer exterior design. The 1958 Chevy Bel Air Impala didn’t have the tailfins of the 1957 Chevy Bel Air, instead it had sculpted rear fenders with dummy rear fender scoops. Other notable exterior features include three taillamps and dual headlamps, which was the first time that was seen on the Bel Air.

The standard engine on the 1958 Chevy Bel Air Impala was equipped with a 283-cubic-inch V8 engine, but there was also an available 348-cubic-inch V8 engine.

Impala Makes a Name for Itself

Production of the Chevy Bel Air Impala was extremely fruitful for Chevrolet and in 1959, Chevrolet actually turned the Impala into a new model, and the 1959 and 1960 model year Impala models are second-generation models. The 1959 Chevy Impala was available in four body styles, a convertible coupe, hardtop coupe, four-door hardtop or four-door sedan. The second generation design had pronounced tail fins and dual headlamps. 1959 Chevy Impala models had a unique teardrop taillight design, but 1960 Impala models had three round tail lamps. Engines included a 235-cubic-inch, 283-cubic-inch or 348-cubic-inch engine.

In 1961, Chevy introduced the third-generation Chevy Impala and it was fairly different from the second-generation design because it was based off GM’s B Platform, as opposed to GM’s A Platform, which was used for the Bel Air Impala and 1959-1960 Impala. The new B Platform was boxier and had a more streamlined exterior design. 1961 was the first year the iconic “Super Sport” option, a performance option, was available on the Impala lineup.

The third-generation Impala was produced from 1961-1964 and it included six body styles, a two-door coupe, two-door convertible, two-door hardtop, four-door hardtop, four-door sedan and four-door station wagon. Engine options included a 230-cubic-inch, 283-cubic-inch, 327-cubic-inch, 348-cubic-inch, 409 cubic-inch engines, and 1963 Impala models were available with a 427 cubic-inch engine. The 427-cubic-inch engine was specially designed for drag racers and NASCAR.

Chevy released the fourth-generation Impala in 1965, and production continued until 1970. In 1965 the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of 1,000,000 units in the U.S. In 1965 the Chevy Impala had a new frame that was smaller, and Chevy also introduced the Chevy Impala Caprice, and it had upgraded features as well as features seen on the SS models. The fourth-generation Impala models were available in the same six body styles, and there were 10 engine options. In 1970, Chevy ended production of the Impala SS.

From 1971-1976 Chevy produced the fifth-generation Chevy Impala. Fifth-generation models were available in six body styles, but the number of engine options decreased from 10 to five. In 1977, Chevy redesigned the Chevy Impala, and this became the sixth-generation Impala. Sixth-generation Impala models were smaller, and hardly recognizable in comparison to the original 1958 Bel Air Impala. Sixth-generation models were produced from 1977-1985, and after 1985, production of the Impala was put on pause.

The Impala went back into production in 1994 as the Chevy Impala SS. 1994 was the start of the seventh-generation models, and the Impala had a significantly different look, which is no surprise since it was almost a decade since the last Impala was produced. The seventh-generation Impala was equipped with a 5.7-liter engine and available in two body styles, a four-door sedan and four-door station wagon. In 1996, Chevy ended production of the seventh-generation Impala SS.

The eighth-generation Impala was produced from 2000-2005 and it looked significantly more modern than the previous generation design. Eighth generation models were only available with a sedan body, and there were two engine options, a 3.8-liter engine and a 3.4-liter engine. The eighth-generation Impala had a sleek front end design and a unique rear design that featured two seats of dual round tail lights.

2006 marked the beginning of the ninth-generation Impala design. Available from 2006-2016, ninth-generation Impala models were only available with a sedan body, however, Chevy increased the number of engine types to eight engines. The ninth-generation Impala had a completely redesigned front and rear.

Chevy Impala Today

Chevy introduced the tenth-generation Chevy Impala in 2014, and that is the same generation of the Impala models on the streets today (2018). The 2018 Chevy Impala is only available with one body style, which is a full-size sedan. The 2018 is available with two engines, a 3.6-liter engine and the 2.5-liter EcoTec3 engine. Tenth-generation Impala models have earned a number of awards including “2017 Best Large Car for the Money” from the U.S. News and World Report and “Best Full-Size Car” by Kelly Blue Book in 2017.

The Chevy Impala has gone through a number of changes, and today the Impala is a modern sedan that’s perfect for families and professionals.  You can search Chevy Impala inventory online at Miami Lakes Chevrolet. We have plenty of Chevy Impala models to choose from.

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Chevy Announces Changes to 2019 Chevy Camaro

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Chevy has recently unveiled a lot of upcoming refreshes to future models, and one of the biggest shockers was the announcement about the changes that will be made to the 2019 Camaro.

The 2019 Chevy Camaro will have a refreshed exterior design and there will be changes made to the trims and engine options.

Exterior Design Changes

As a vehicle built for performance all changes made to the design of the Camaro are to improve performance. 2019 Camaro trims all have different exterior features that make it easier for people to distinguish the trims. All Camaro trims have new rear fascia designs, and the Camaro SS and Camaro RS Appearance package have new 20-inch wheels and the rear fascias have specific diffusers when the Camaro is equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust.

The Camaro SS has a couple modifications, like aero-enhancing air curtains and a “flowtie,” which means the bowtie grille emblem is actually open, to improve air flow and engine cooling. The Camaro SS also has new headlamps that are specific to the SS trim and a new extractor-style hood.  

The Camaro LT is available with the RS Appearance Package and it has been modified. The new package has a new polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, a unique rear fascia with rear diffuser, and new LED headlamps.

New Trim: Turbo 1LE

The 2019 Camaro lineup has a new trim, the Turbo 1LE. The new trim is equipped with a 275-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and it has a variety of features like specially tuned dampers and a FE3 suspension that enhance the vehicle’s performance on the track. Due to the special tuning and enhancements, the Camaro Turbo 1LE has nearly 50/50 weight distribution.

Other Changes

Other changes to the 201 Camaro include a new more advanced infotainment system called Infotainment 3. The new system has an easier-to-use interface and there are more ways for users to personalize the system. All 2019 Camaros will be equipped with a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen and an improved rear-vision camera system.

Chevy Camaro Available at Miami Lakes Automall

Chevrolet hasn’t announced when the new 2019 Chevy Camaro will arrive at dealerships, but in the meantime, Miami Lakes Automall has a great selection of 2018 Chevy Camaro models including the Camaro SS, Camaro LT and Camaro ZL1. Miami Lakes Automall is open seven days a week, so come take a Camaro for a test drive today.

 

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Refreshes and Updates to 2019 Chevy Models

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With new 2019 models slowly coming out, an early spot belongs to the changes Chevy has made some changes to a few of their models. “We are committed to offering consumers a full lineup of products with fresh designs, new technologies and efficient powertrain options.” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet. Here’s a look at the newest refresh and updates to some of the most exciting vehicles offered by Chevrolet.

2019 Chevy Spark

The 2019 Chevy Spark was given a facelift and its new grille makes the Spark look more like the Chevy Cruze and Chevy Malibu with more chrome than before and the available projector headlights now placed lower than before. A new addition to the dual-elemental tail lights helps the 2019 Chevy Spark stand out more than before and buyers also have new available exterior color options.. Low Speed Automatic Braking is a new added available safety feature that helps prevent accidents. Low Speed Automatic Braking alerts drivers when the system senses a forward speed collision is possible and the system can apply brakes if the driver takes no action.

2019 Chevy Cruze

The 2019 Chevy Cruze has been refreshed with a new face design that has more chrome and added LED accent lighting on the premium trim. The 2019 Chevy Cruze also received remote state, a new wheel design and the Chevy Infotainment 3 that’s implemented into the now standard 7-inch touchscreen. Additionally, there is a new Umber interior color and black window molding. All of of this adds to the personality of the Cruze as noted by John Cafaro, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design, “Cruze’s refreshed styling gives Cruze a more upscale look while maintaining its Chevrolet design DNA”.

2019 Chevy Malibu

There have been considerable changes made to the 2019 Chevy Malibu and they exceed the changes to the 2019 Chevy Cruze and 2019 Chevy Spark mentioned above.

One of the biggest changes is the addition of a new mid-tier trim, the RS trim. The RS is in between the 1LS and LT trims. Starting price for the 2019 Chevy Malibu RS is going to be around $25,000 and the new trim includes 18-inch machined wheels, a rear spoiler, black sports grille , a black bowtie with dual exhausts. Inside there is a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, black cloth seats and a standard 8-inch infotainment screen.

Consumers can expect standard 8-inch standard touchscreens for the entire 2019 lineup as well as a rear vision camera. Exterior changes include new wheels ranging from 16-18 inches, a new front end design and new exterior and interior colors.

2019 will be a big year for Chevy and we’re excited to see the upcoming 2019 Chevy vehicles at Miami Lakes Automall.

Where You Will Find the 2019 Chevy Lineup

For now, the 2019 models are still on their way, but they will be coming shortly to Miami Lakes Automall. You can receive amazing deals on all our remaining 2018 Chevy vehicles. Stop by today to view our current new vehicles and pre-owned vehicles. Stop by for a test-drive and we’ll be able to showcase what makes us a fantastic place to buy, sell or lease vehicles. We look forward to providing a great customer experience for you!

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Compact SUV Comparison: 2018 Chevy Equinox v. The Competition

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Chevy redesigned the Equinox for the 2018 model year, and it’s new features and engine options make it one of the top models in the compact SUV class. The all-new Equinox offers features and advantages that other top compact SUV models including the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Honda CR-V.

Engine

When it comes to engine options and engine capabilities, the Chevy Equinox shines. The Chevy Equinox is available with three different engines, including a diesel engine, which isn’t available on the RAV4, Escape or CR-V. The three engine options available on the Chevy Equinox include the turbo 1.5L, turbo 2.0L and 1.6L Turbo Diesel engine. The diesel engine gives the Equinox a highway fuel economy of 39 mpg, which is one of the most fuel efficient compact SUVs on the market, and it’s even more fuel efficient than the RAV4 Hybrid.

Tech

One of the biggest improvements Chevy made when redesigning the Equinox was beefing up technology and its available with several tech features that other compact SUV models don’t offer. New entertainment tech features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 4G LTE WiFi, which are features available on every trim. The Equinox is also available the the myChevrolet mobile app, which allows drivers to stay connected to their vehicle even when they are not in it.

On the safety front, the Chevy Equinox has tech features that helps drivers improve their driving and avoid accidents. The Equinox is available with Surround Vision, which provides drivers with a 360-degree view of the car, and that’s not an available feature on the Ford Escape or Honda CR-V. Parents of teen drivers love the standard Teen Driver feature because it provides parents with insights into how their children drive while they are not there, and it allows parents to set limitations on some car features and it provides the teen driver with helpful reminders and alerts.

Safety tech features any driver will are included with the Driver Convenience Package and it includes  Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert and heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators. Almost all of those features alert a driver when the vehicle’s sensors detect possible unsafe conditions.

Finally, the Chevy Equinox is a product made by Chevy, and that’s something to be proud of. Chevy has been racking up awards for all of their models lately and last year Chevy was the most awarded brand by J.D. Power. This year the Chevy Equinox was named the most dependable model in its class and dependability is a feature important to everyone.

Want to see what the Chevy Equinox feels like behind the driver’s wheel? Come by Miami Lakes Automall to take a 2018 Chevy Equinox for a test drive today. Whether you want to finance, buy or lease a model, we have all of the trims available!

 

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