General Motors Offers Customers All-New 350 Small Block Crate

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General Motors has made new plans to offer customers a new 350 cubic-inch small-block V8 crate powertrain. Any owner that is looking to add more power and strength to replace an engine can opt for this new crate. GM has this crate box to serve as an option for trucks, vans, and SUVs built from 1987 to 2002. Updated with CNC machining, renewed part designs, and a warranty, it’s set to be the go-to replacement for owners searching for a new engine and years of service ahead. While General Motors and Chevrolet are planning on expanding their EV lineup, they have this 350 small block option for those who want to keep older vehicles running. 

More On the 350 Small Block Engine

General Motors has built the 350 small block before, going back multiple years and generations of different vehicles. The engine was produced originally back in 1967 for the Chevy Camaro. The 350 small block would end up becoming an engine option across the entire Chevy lineup.  The engine would eventually become updated and modernized. The Chevrolet’s current crate engines actually still take after the 350 small block as a base engine. Since 2005, GM has produced and sold over a quarter-million 350 crate engine to various companies and buyers. The design is over 40 years old today, but if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. This is the testament to the strength of GM’s engineering. 

Gain the Power of the 350 Crate Sooner Than You Think

Concerning the crate offered today, it is an updated design that is entirely brand-new; the powertrain is not remanufactured or refurbished in any way. CNC machined block castings and cylinder heads, as well as forged steel crankshafts, new valve covers, new oil pans, and new timing covers. Customers have the choice of three trims available that will work across various GM vehicles including a standard Gen 1 for trucks, vans, and SUVs built from 1987 to 1995, a Gen 1e LD for light-duty trucks from 1996 to 2002, and a Gen 1e HD for heavy-duty trucks from 1996 to 2002. Keep in mind, every new 350 block crate will come with a standard 3-year/100,000-mile warranty; whichever comes first. GM hasn’t announced the pricing, but has revealed the engines are available to order through dealerships starting in August 2020.

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We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with an amazing vehicle at a great price. Our friendly team is excited to show off

our entire Chevrolet lineup. Our professional sales staff will help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicle inventory and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing department can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida.

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General Motors and Chevrolet’s EV Plans Continue To Grow

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General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra addresses the gathering Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at an event detailing GM’s electric vehicle technologies and upcoming products in the Design Dome on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)

Chevrolet has given serious thought to gain an advantage on the competition in the electric vehicle market. Electric Vehicles (EV) are the way of the future and the parent company of Chevrolet, General Motors, has come out and revealed some of their plans. The goal for GM is to offer 20 EVs by 2023. Included in those 20 vehicles will be some impressive Chevrolet vehicles. General Motors is putting a great deal of focus into a new modular EV architecture known as Ultium. While the details are limited currently, we have done the research about where Chevrolet is going to take its electric vehicle capabilities in this decade.

A New Platform Will Advance the Appeal of EVs

The brand new platform GM is creating will allow GM electric vehicles to provide a remarkable 400-mile driving range and fast 0-60 speeds. Not just fast speeds, mind-blowingly fast speeds including a 0-60 time of just under three seconds. Front-wheel-drive, real-wheel-drive, and all-wheel drive options are also expected to be available within this new platform. This move will definitely work to excite buyers and drive interest in EVs. For a long time, EVs had a stigma of being slow and an owner wouldn’t see any returns on their investments unless they kept their EV for around a decade; that won’t be the case any longer.

Chevrolet’s EV Plans Going Forward

Chevrolet is going to be putting into action this platform with a new Chevrolet pickup with a range of more than 400 miles expected to accompany the EV pickup. Of course, Chevy was the brand that first launched GM’s debut EV. Updates are coming to the Chevy Bolt with the idea of the Bolt becoming a new SUV. This is an exciting idea for Chevrolet and along with that, there will be another mid-size SUV that will gain the EV treatment as well. All of these vehicles might use the new Ultium platform. The Ultium platform will also offer a remarkable battery life for drivers to enjoy. Everything is tied to the hopes the American car buyer will join the growing industry of EVs.

“Our team accepted the challenge to transform product development at GM and position our company for an all-electric future. What we have done is build a multi-brand, multi-segment EV strategy with economies of scale that rival our full-size truck business with much less complexity and even more flexibility,” said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.

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The feeling of driving a new vehicle is close by for many of our readers. We’re here to help our customers and thrilled to offer so many options. Looking for a new vehicle to buy or lease? Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

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What It’s Like To Drive The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

 

Slowly but surely, the popularity of sedans and coupes have seen a steep decline in North American sales, particularly in favor of small crossover SUVs. These days automakers are putting a heavy emphasis on all-inclusive features like advanced infotainment and safety features, ample space for both passengers and cargo, and overall good mileage. According to Forbes, some compacts prove to be “as dull as dishwater”, so with the resurgence of Chevrolet’s 2021 Trailblazer, one can only wonder if it can stand out in the automotive market. The brand is already known for its heavy emphasis on SUVs and trucks, such as with its favored Colorado and Traverse. Luckily, it already wins some cool points for its incredibly low starting price of just roughly $20,000, (plus destination fee).

The latest Trailblazer is available in five trims levels: The budget-friendly L, the more indulgent-friendly LS and LT, the slightly posh RS, and somewhat off-road adept ACTIV. When driving you’ll find the subcompact to be quite comfortable in all versions. 

It looks quite comparable to that of the larger Blazer, especially with Chevy’s familiar dual-port grille squeezing between the front headlights, as well as its sleek and trim roofline, and a couple of creases along the sides that add to its intense appearance. The liftgate in the back includes taillights that slightly wrap around and hands-free functionality. 

The interior provides the spaciousness and comfort that is expected of a modern SUV. There’s also plenty of legroom roomy for your long-legged friends. The dashboard has a clean and simple layout, as well as parts of the cabin, though the RS trims are a bit more upscale with its black and faux detailing. The gauges are large and well within reach.

The amount of storage areas across the cabin is nothing short of plentiful, such as with the glovebox, two cubbies by the center console, a bin underneath the armrest. Cargo space in the backseat is a roomy 25.3 cubic-feet and stretches to an impressive 54.3 cubic feet when the 60/40 split rear seatbacks are folded flat. Similarly, the front passenger can fold to house 8.5 feet worth of extra items.

The 2021 Trailblazer is powered by a standard with a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine in the L, LS, and LT trim, it’s also allied with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This turbocharged engine possesses a bit of spunk even though it only has 137 horsepower (137 lb-ft torque). 

On the RS and ACTIV trims (optional on the LT) is the 1.3-liter turbo engine. It pushes out 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Of course, this engine shows itself to be much livelier. The 9-speed automatic transmission on the AWD models also puts even more pep in this Chevy truck’s step. 

The Trailblazer handles tough road patches like a pro, especially when on curved highway ramps. The ride is delightfully smooth no matter what type of terrain one might encounter. Of course, the ACTIV trim will fair much better with its higher ground clearance, accompanied underbody protection, and special tires and suspension made for improving performance and overall ride quality. 

Interestingly enough, as opposed to most SUVs, the Trailblazer’s available all-wheel-drive system necessitates the driver to operate it through a center-console button. The company claims that this method aids the car in maintaining better fuel economy, however, some car bloggers have noted that an automatic system can respond much more effectively to quickly varying road conditions.

Furthermore, the new Trailblazer offers a great deal of technological amenities such as SiriusXM 360L streaming capability, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, the connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bluetooth. Optional features include a Bose audio system and a wireless charging pad. On the more external side, optional features include a panoramic sunroof and LED headlights.

Chevy hasn’t forgotten about your safety tech, as it comes with standard driver-assist features like forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, auto high beams, and lane departure warning with lane-keep assist. Optional features are adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert systems are optional.

No matter what version of the 2021 Trailblazer that you decide on will certainly provide excellent performance and overall experience. For those who are looking are a bit budget-conscious, the base L would be ideal ($19,995). For those who are looking for a more off-road experience will enjoy the ACTIV ($26,395). 

Miami Lakes Chevrolet is currently selling the latest Trailblazer in nearly all different versions for just around $25,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other Chevrolet can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance. 

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Chevrolet Is Developing A New EV Pickup Truck

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GM has unveiled its future electric vehicle plans in its 10th sustainability report, and one of the most striking projects is Chevrolet’s BET Truck. This will be Chevy’s first full-size electric pickup truck and General Motors has listed its electric-mile range to surpass 400 miles. Unfortunately, that’s all General Motors has revealed about its plans. Some have speculated that the Silverado has the chance to be the first pickup that gains the electric capacity or a brand new model. Not that the Silverado needs any more support to surpass the competition. The lofty goals are taken very seriously by GM, as even the president of GM, Mark Reuss has revealed he drives a Chevrolet Bolt to commute to work. When looking into the plans for Chevrolet, the goal is determined straight from the top. 

Chevrolet Investments Are Set

The early reports had Chevrolet introducing the new EV pickup truck by 2021, but this might be pushed back since the global Coronavirus pandemic has continued longer than expected. General Motors has actually proposed 20 electric vehicles will be produced and on the road by 2023. The pledge by GM included nearly an entire lineup of EVs by 2030. The $2.2 billion investment will see GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant turning into the first assembly plant solely focused on EVs. Chevrolet will also make new EV vehicles and keep some of the gasoline models for the near future, but across the board, this won’t be the case for long. While there hasn’t been an electric vehicle made since the Bolt in 2016, this upcoming decade will see the production of EVs starting with this new pickup EV. The growth of EV will take place globally for GM by 2040. Another goal is ensuring the recycling of 100 percent of end-of-life EV batteries.

General Motors Leads the EV Way

The goal for Chevrolet is not only to add its first-ever electric pickup, but to add a mid-sized electric SUV and a possibly a new look to the Chevrolet Bolt, converting the famed electric car into an SUV or crossover design. General Motors will also work to add three-row luxury electric SUVs. Through their GMC and Cadillac brands, expect GM to add other EV models, including an electric Hummer, but the large focus remains on the Chevrolet brand to lead the way for GM.

“The past several months have been difficult and our world has changed. As we move through the world in a new way, GM is as determined as ever to create solutions that lead to a better future for all. GM remains focused on delivering on our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion while becoming the most inclusive company in the world,” -CEO Mary Barra

Find the Newest Chevrolet Vehicles All at Miami Lakes Automall

We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with an amazing vehicle at an incredible price. Our friendly sales team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicle inventory, there’s a fantastic selection to decide from.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our trusted auto financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. For any repair or service needs, please make an online service appointment to see our knowledgeable service team. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We can’t wait to get started to help you. 

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Chevrolet Gets J.D. Power’s Stamp Of Approval For 2020

 

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Racecar driver Louis Chevrolet surely couldn’t have imagined how much of a powerhouse that his famous automobile company would turn out to be, especially with its most recent honor. The century-old brand was recently ranked amid the top companies for customer loyalty by J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Automotive Brand Study.

The data from the renowned J.D. Power states that roughly 49.1 percent of all Chevrolet owners end up purchasing another vehicle by the brand once a new vehicle has been released into the market. The ability to preserve their customer base puts Chevrolet in seventh place amid all non-premium brands in the automobile industry and third within American brands, also peeping just before Ford with 54.3 percent and Ram with 57.3 percent.

Other companies from Chevy’s parent company General Motors were also ranked on J.D’s list,  such as GMC ranking 13 from its 39 percentage and Buick tailing behind at 14 with a 27.5 percentage. Additionally, Cadillac was ranked separately as a luxury brand and placed tenth in its segment with 33.8 percent. Overall, Chevrolet was the top-ranking brand of Chevrolet Motors in the J.D. study.

In the second year of the J.D. Power Brand Loyalty study, it places automotive brands subject to the percentage of owners that swap out their vehicle with another car from that same brand. The data for the study was collected between June 2019 and May 2020, it also includes data for all model-year vehicles that were exchanged. This denotes that owners who purchased a significantly older Chevy vehicle, for instance, and replaced it by buying a new Chevy car from a dealership were counted towards the customer retention total.

Tyson Jominy, J.D. Power’s vice president of data and analytics, said that automakers will be eager to keep their existing base, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Many automobile manufacturers have been forced to slow down their production and refigure how to go about promoting new vehicles since buyers more than likely will have to be a bit stingy with their money for a while.

“Automakers are really focused on customer retention, as evidenced by the payment plans and incentives they’ve offered since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out,” said Jominy. “Many have gone above and beyond to offer customers financial assistance during a period of economic uncertainty, which does a lot to bolster consumer confidence in their chosen brand and repurchase it in the future,” 

Chevrolet and General Motors have already offered a considerable amount of incentives for its customers, American frontline health workers, and even those affected by the disease. Around the month of May, General Motors transformed its Warren, MI, establishment to create needful surgical-grade face masks for healthcare workers.

For Chevrolet’s customers, the company offered the “Shop. Click. Drive.” program as a means to purchase a new vehicle online and have it delivered to their residence. Additionally, special payment plans and other financing services were offered, especially to those who either fell ill to the virus or were experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic.

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Those who are interested in a new vehicle will certainly find a friend in the Chevrolet brand and Miami Lakes Automall carries an extensive range of their vehicles in our new car inventory. Simply shop our extensive new and used car inventory and take advantage of all that we have to offer and once you find something to your liking, chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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Chevrolet Surpasses Ram In Pickup Sales

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2020 has not been a banner year for automotive sales, but the Chevrolet Silverado has rebounded quite well from last year. The Chevrolet brand has finished second to XYZ so far through the first two quarters of 2020. Chevrolet sold a grand total of 267,166 Silverado pickups from January through June this year. The light-duty Silverado was more popular over the heavy-duty models, with over 200,000 of those sales going to the light-duty variant. Surprisingly, the Silverado saw higher sales in some parts of the United States when compared to the same stretch in 2019. Let’s talk about the plans for Chevrolet given its growth so far this year.

Breaking Down the Numbers of the Silverado Sales

The good news for the Chevy brand is its rival brand Ram saw an 18 percent decline over the first six months of 2020. Ram sold 246,253 pickups, exactly 20,913 models less than Chevrolet. This would not be a surprise to Silverado owners. Even Ford has seen an 18 percent drop from last year. That news is definitely a shock as Ford just introduced its 14th generation Ford F-150 model. But, the growth of the Chevrolet Silverado might see new peaks and sustaining its popularity going into the future. 

Chevy Expands Safety Features Across All Vehicles

Where will Chevrolet take the Silverado for the 2021 model year and beyond? The interior is rumored to gain an update with a mid-cycle enhancement and refresh coming to the full-size pickup. The safety features will see enhancements including standard features across all trims. Chevrolet lists these features as Active Safety features that include Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert. 

Further down the line, some reports suggest the 2022 Silverado might gain the same center stack as the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban offer. Chevrolet is planning to expand its safety features across the board of its lineup, including the 2021 Malibu. While we wait for the news to break regarding the 2021 Silverado debuting at dealerships, we have plenty of new 2020 Silverado models ready to go at Miami Lakes Automall.

See For Yourself the Latest Chevrolet Line-up

Found out more ways Chevrolet is leading the way with innovative features when you come for a test-drive in the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. Our professional sales staff will help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re excited to help our customers with any buying, leasing, or selling needs today.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can help out with any buying or leasing needs.  Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t made a purchase with us before. We look forward to supporting you and your automotive needs together.

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The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Revamps Apple CarPlay and Includes Other New Features

 

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In 2019, Chevrolet revealed its highly-awaited mid-engine Corvette Stingray. It came well supplied with highly advanced technology such as wireless phone charging, NFC (Near Field Communication), backing for over-the-air updates and a 1080p Performance Data Recorder. Setbacks came as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the company was forced to cut down its scheduled production year for its 2020 model, but Chevrolet recently announced that the 2020 version will receive updates.

Although the price and its highly energetic 6.2 L V8 engine will stay the same, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard features. This “driver-centric cockpit” includes an instrument cluster that is fully digital and has a brand new driver mode on-screen as well as a track digital tachometer.

More exciting infotainment features that are included are Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 Plus system, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth audio streaming, as well as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Car review site, Car and Driver reported the system to be user-friendly and has a fast response to commands. It also comes with key safety features like Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

In 2019, the company also implemented a Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension system useful for adjusting for potholes and/or slanted driveways. This feature is now available as a standalone option regardless of whether or not one opts for the Z51 performance package. Car website, Autoblog broke down some of the new upcoming options arriving later this year, such as different choices in color and General Motors’ Buckle to Drive system that inactivates the car if the driver does not fasten his or her seat belt.

On a cosmetic stance, an all-new Full Length Dual Racing Stripe is now available, specifically with blue, orange, red, or yellow stripes. There is also a new gray and yellow color arrangement that has been added onto the list of options.

Furthermore, the latest Corvette model will keep its two-seat layout, but the interior is moved up a bit in order to house the mid-mounted engine. The cabin is lined with materials like leather, actual metal, and replica suede as well as a stitched headliner. Like the previous Corvettes, it will also include a removable roof, which fits in the vehicle’s trunk. Those who upgrade to the 3LT package are granted with premium-like materials like sewn leather on many interior surfaces, including carbon-fiber trim. 

Lastly, the 2021 Corvette offers two cargo areas, one in front of the passenger compartment and the other behind the engine, providing a total of 13 cubic feet of storage space. The company states that the car can fit two sets of golf clubs in the rear compartment when they are assembled on top of each other.

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Our dealership has a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet company, and will soon include the mighty 2021 Chevrolet Corvette. Those who are interested in this vehicle can call our sales department at (305) 575-2895 or simply chat with an online representative for further information. Feel free to also check out other great models at Miami Lakes Chevrolet, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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General Motors Presents A Special Corvette Mini-Me To New Owners

 

Corvette Owners New Gifts and Prizes

At long last, the wait for the C8 Corvette has come to an end. Chevrolet enthusiasts are hurrying their way to dealerships in hopes of snagging the next great American supercar in recent history. Both journalists and supporters have commenced the newest Corvette for its top-notch performance, superb handling, and ultimately its knockout appearance. Considering much that the C8 is a mid-engined vehicle is simply the icing on the cake, and can you get any better than that?

It appears that the Chevy family thinks that buying their latest sports car has isn’t enough, as they have found a way for shoppers to have a more individualized car buying experience. They’ve already brought in a Corvette expert at chosen dealerships of the brand, and now they’re presenting new Corvette owners with a free “Speed Shape Model” that parallels with the selected design of the buyers new C8, which is much better than a lame poster.

The traditionally truck-focused company previously offered their thanks to new Corvette owners with gifts like a special letter or the conventional teen-dream poster, but now the brand is making great strides to upgrade this experience by presenting its customers with a scale model of their particular car, painted in the same exact shade as their chosen model. Writer at Corvette Blogger, Jeremy Welborn conveys them as being “larger than the traditional 1:25 promotional models and a lot heavier as well.” Not to mention they look pretty cool too!

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The buyer will find this gift presented in a small black box. The miniature Corvettes include a small badge placed on the front of the model and comes with an engraving of the owner’s VIN number.

The GM goodies don’t just stop at the personalized C8 models, the company also includes in the package a discount coupon for the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain. This coupon allows Corvette owners for the year to undertake a two-day high-performance driver education seminar at Spring Mountain for just $1,000, which saves possible attendees over $2,000. Seems reasonable enough, besides, one would surely want to make certain that they don’t destroy their new hot rod.

It is unclear whether or not the company is planning to continue this new venture for models succeeding the C8. However, we are early waiting on the arrival of the actual 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8, as well as the powerful 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which will have active aerodynamics and a flat-plane crankshaft on its 5.5-liter V8 engine.

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Our dealership has a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet company, and will soon include the mighty 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Those who are interested in this vehicle can call our sales department at (305) 575-2895 or simply chat with an online representative for further information. Feel free to also check out other great models at Miami Lakes Chevrolet, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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2021 Chevrolet Malibu Gains New Special Edition, Safety Features

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In the automotive landscape, the sedan is a vanishing segment – lingering as a surge of demand has arisen for both trucks and SUVs. However, General Motors has not stopped making new sedan vehicles. The automaker is doing everything in its power to keep selling cars like the Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu is currently at its ninth-generation. The Malibu is expanding with a new spec as it enters its sixth year on the market with a new 2021 Sport Edition package. There is some speculation the Chevrolet Malibu might eventually be made into a new crossover SUV at some point. The Chevrolet Impala was discontinued, so if the Malibu doesn’t change, it might be discontinued. Chevrolet is also incorporating new safety features to help address ongoing issues. 

More on the Malibu Special Edition

Drivers who opt for the Sport Edition will gain a black nameplate badge, black bowtie emblems, and black-painted alloy wheels including 19 inches in diameter, encased in 245-section all-season tires. The Sport Edition is based on the LT trim level, a slight downgrade from Premier trim. Chevrolet has added a Jet Black exterior paint option More is expected to package, the Malibu is also set to get a couple of other fresh changes for 2021. Namely, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are going wireless, where before a USB cable connection was required, and a newly available safety feature has been added to all Malibu models to inspire seat belt use.

New “Buckle To Drive” Feature

The new safety feature, entitled “Buckle to Drive”, will eventually find its way into multiple General Motor vehicles. So far it has been added to the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse. This system works to help drivers ensure that are securely fastened with their seatbelt. In fact, the driver can not shift out of park until the car recognizes that their seat belt has been fastened. This is an available feature, should an owner not want to include this new addition, but GM will be moving this safety precaution as a feature to more vehicles. The system was designed for teen drivers and won’t allow the car to go into gear unless the driver’s seatbelt is buckled. GM also has another safety feature called Rear Seat Reminder, which alerts the driver to check the back seat once the ignition is turned off if the rear doors were opened sometime during the trip.

“Buckle to Drive is Chevrolet’s latest feature designed to encourage young drivers to develop safe driving habits right from the start. Buckle to Drive is embedded in Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system and is aimed at helping remind teens to buckle up every time they get behind the wheel,” said Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet safety engineer. 

More Safety Features Coming

GM has also introduced a new Rear Seat Reminder safety feature. This is an important feature that can be used to help drivers with small pets or babies, as many times there have been accidents where an owner forgets to check the vehicle. Eventually, the U.S. Congress might make car child alerts mandatory in all new vehicles. The bill being proposed by Congress would expect the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to address new laws for automakers early this decade. These laws would define “a distinct auditory and visual alert” to caution drivers to check their back seat when leaving a car. For our readers, let us know what you think on social media

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We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where our friendly team is excited to show off our entire new Chevrolet lineup, including the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu. We can help with any selling, buying or leasing offers. Have a trade-in for us? We can help with that as well.

Do you currently have a vehicle that isn’t running like it used to? Make an online service appointment and we will do our part. We’re happy to offer our help with car maintenance and repairs.  Don’t wait any longer to fix up your car. We look forward to providing an entire automotive experience. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall today!

 

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado Has All the “Wow” Options That Customers Crave

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Chevrolet has made some changes to its upcoming mid-size pickup, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. The 2021 model year will launch with a brand new Custom Special Edition as well as other goodies Chevrolet fans have waited for. Along with this special edition is an array of Colorado options including an enhanced ZR2, the return of the ZR2 Bison, and the addition of the 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-4 engine. All Chevy Colorado trims have noticeable cosmetic upgrades to the front and rear, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard on all but the base WT trim. The nameplate came back in 2015, but the Chevy Colorado is helped by this refresh to go up against the growing mid-size truck segment that includes the Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, and a refreshed Toyota Tacoma.  

More About the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet has added “Chevrolet” lettering instead of the bowtie over the grille across all four trims. The bowties will be updated to match the bigger grilles where the “Chevrolet” lettering is present. A new Sand Dune Metallic paint will be available on all Z trims.

As Chevy pledges a wider differentiation between trims, the WT, LT, and Z71 trims all have gotten some tweaks. Owners will spot new center bars, lower bumpers, and added for protection are front skid plates. The Custom trim available on the base WT adds body-color grille, mirrors, door handles, and rear bumper, as well as 18-inch aluminum wheels. Owners can opt for a newly introduced Chrome Appearance Package available for the LT model. This will fit the Chevy Colorado with chrome across the grille, door handles, rear bumper, belt-line molding, and on the heated manual-folding side mirrors, although the pricing for this package hasn’t been listed. 

ZR-2 Gains the Most Enhancements

The ZR2 off-road variant has added more than any other trim.  The first way to tell is from the front, regarding the high mesh grille.  Along with the “Chevrolet” bar branded across the middle, drivers will spot the lower fascia is more extensive and smooth with the upper bumper. This trim also brings standard red tow hooks in the front. 

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado offers owners with three powertrain options, including a 200 horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder, a 308 horsepower 3.6-Liter V6, and a 181 horsepower, 2.8-Liter turbodiesel inline-4 that produces 369 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Colorado can be fitted with an extended cab or crew cab in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. There is some more good news coming into 2020 as the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is set to go on sale by the end of summer. Thinking about getting a new mid-size pickup and want to experience a test-drive or see new options? 

Come To Miami Lakes Automall To Get Started

Searching for the right pickup option? We have a ton of brand new Chevrolet vehicles and new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado trucks. Come find a wide variety of quality pre-owned vehicles as well. If you’re looking for pricing options to take home what you want, our auto financing team is here to help. If you want to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, we’re here to help with those needs as well.

We are ready to provide automotive service and support, doesn’t matter if you didn’t buy with us. Allow us to fix up your current ride with a simple online service appointment to see our knowledgeable service team. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We are here to help out with any of your automotive needs!

 

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The Seemingly Meek Chevrolet Sonic Shows Up Every Vehicle In The J.D Power Initial Quality Study

 

The popular American-based data analytics company and car reviewer, J.D. Power revealed the results of its yearly Initial Quality Study last week (July, 24), which places vehicles on a standing drew upon the number of reported issues that were experienced in the first 90 days on ownership.

According to the prestigious study, General Motors faired well and had most of its brands perform above average. Furthermore, a vehicle from the company had a more preferable performance in the study than any other vehicle that is presently on sale, however, it wasn’t one of General Motors more well-known models like the Chevy Silverado or Tahoe, but in fact the more humble subcompact car, the Chevrolet Sonic.

Buyers of the Chevrolet Sonic only reported 103 issues per 100 vehicles in the 2020 Initial Quality Study, this makes it not just the best inexpensive compact car for initial quality, but the most advantageous vehicle overall. More often than not, newly released vehicles are rated a bit harshly for its initial quality, especially since they are more inclined to experience minor defects as a result of their new features and design. However, the most recent Chevy Sonic has been in production since 2011 and released as a 2012 model, with almost a decade under its belt, it’s quite plausible that General Motors did away of most of the defects over that period of time. 

Moreover, vehicles like the non-deluxe Chevrolet Sonic have the upper hand over premium models such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, particularly, since these types of models usually have standard technology that is constantly changing for the sake of modernization and they are very susceptible to defects and other technological problems. The only deluxe brands that had a better performance in the study were Genesis, Lexus and Cadillac.

It’s also important to note that the Chevrolet Sonic performed better than the expectations of its own brand, in which it underwent an average of 141 problems per 100 vehicles. This incredible performance placed the small compact third in the study, along with other brands behind it, specifically Dodge and Kia, which deadlocked with 136 problems per 100 vehicles. The top brands encompassed the Ram, Genesis, Mitsubishi, Buick, GMC, Volkswagen and Hyundai.

“This success is the result of a focused effort across the entire GM enterprise from design to product development, manufacturing, Customer Care and Aftersales, sales, service and marketing, our dealers and others,” said GM’s vice president of global quality, Tony Francavilla. “We celebrate these wins and will remain focused on delivering quality vehicles for our customers.”

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Now that you know the Chevrolet Sonic is J.D Power approved, why not buy one and for an incredibly inexpensive price of about $20,000, (plus destination fee) at Miami Lakes Automall? We sell a ride range of inexpensive vehicles from Chevrolet and many other brands. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that feeds your fancy, simply chat with one of our representatives through our virtual chat for further assistance.

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All-New 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV Debuts In China

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Earlier in 2020, the introduction of the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV began in China, becoming a new engaging option that is exclusive currently to China. This a compact-size SUV that is a fully battery-electric. Customers in China will be able to drive the Menlo EV and enjoy one of its cool cargo features in the following GM Authority Feature Spotlight. The feature in question is found in the Chevrolet Menlo EV’s sizable rear hatch. Underneath the rear hatch cargo floor, there’s a segmented tray, which can easily hold several different items safely and be protected. Chevrolet has made better use of the space offered in the interior with the Menlo EV.

2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV Arrives

While the 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV has arrived, it is currently exclusive to the Chinese market. It was developed in a joint venture between General Motors and China’s SAIC, also known as SAIC-GM. There are currently no plans to make the all-electric crossover available outside of China. The Chevrolet Menlo EV gains its sports an exterior design from the 2017 Chevrolet FNR-X Concept. The crossover seats five passengers and drives on a regional variant of the GM BEV2 platform. The GM BEV2 platform also contributed to the underpinnings for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. What has Chevrolet introduced 

More On the EV Powertrain 

Looking into the powertrain of the Menlo, the EV crossover contains a single electric motor, which pumps out 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine receives its power with a 52.5 kWh battery pack that supplies as much as 256 miles on a single charge, based on the New European Driving Cycle criteria. With General Motors ramping up its all-electric vehicle efforts in a major way over the next few years, we may see similar storage accommodation on models intended for the U.S. as well. While we wait for the Chevrolet Menlo EV to come out, reach out to us and let us know what you think on social media. As always, for all things Chevrolet, check out Miami Lakes Automall to find and drive the best Chevy vehicles around.

Drive New Chevy Vehicles With Our Help

We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where our friendly team is excited to show off our entire new Chevrolet lineup. We take pride in providing a large variety of quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help with any selling, buying or leasing offers, and more. Have a trade-in for us? We can assist with making that happen as well. 

Do you currently have a vehicle that isn’t running like it used to? Make an online service appointment and we will do our part to get your vehicle on the road. We’re happy to offer our help with car maintenance and repairs.  Don’t wait any longer to fix up your car. We look forward to providing an entire automotive experience. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall now!

 

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Chevrolet’s Ultimate Playlist

 

The Chevrolet brand has been an ultimate powerhouse automotive brand for over 100 years and undoubtedly has had quite an impact on the industry. Ways that one might not expect that the truck-focused company has had an impact is in pop culture, specifically in the music industry. Singers like Elton John, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and more have all gained some level of influence in their songwriting from Chevrolet in one way or another.

Miami Lakes Automall is joining in on the fun to jubilate World Music Day…only a day later. Our writers have compiled a list for you to enjoy on your summer vacation of the most iconic Chevy inspired songs. Rock out to Chevrolet’s Ultimate Playlist!

American Pie by Don McLean

“So bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry.” 

This 1971 rock and roll classic sung by Don McLean became a massive success and stayed on the charts in North America for four weeks and also dominated the list in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It was also notable for the frequently mentioned phrase “The Day The Music Died”, in reference to the plane crash of 1959 that killed legendary performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. 

Crocodile Rock by Elton John

This 1972 song simply embodies the rock ‘n’ roll, dating and youthful independence of that era. It was a pre-single for upcoming album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player. The musical genius gives Chevy a shoutout with his lyric “an old gold Chevy and a place of my own.”

Little Red Corvette by Prince

Funk-rock God, Prince released his mega-hit single, Little Red Corvette in 1983 and became the most popular song of that time, as well as his first song to reach the top 10 in the North American charts. In 2016, Chevy issued a print ad with its famous sports car and with a caption of Prince’s lyrics “Baby that was much too fast”

The One I Loved Back Then by George Jones

Country legend George Jones also showed love to “America’s Sports Car” and sang this 1985 and also dubbed it “The Corvette Song”. In the song, Jones compares the similarities between fast Corvettes and beautiful women.

99 In the Shade by Bon Jovi

In 1999 In the Shade was produced by double-platinum selling rock band, Bon Jovi in 1988, with a feel-good summertime vibe and energetic tempo. The song includes the lyrics “I got the radio blasting in my old man’s Chevrolet.”

Mud On The Tires by Brad Paisley

Country music singer Brad Paisley wrote this song in 2004, in which he sings about at long last getting a loan in order to buy a spanky new Chevrolet, “I’ve got some big news, I’m holdin’ the keys to a brand-new Chevrolet…”

Camaro by Kings of Leon

American band, Kings of Leon rocked the house in 2007 with its Camaro song, with the lyric “She looks so cool in her new Camaro.” The Chevrolet Camero is another popular sports car by the company and highly sought after during its 36-year reign.

Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift

The once country-music sensation turned mega pop star Taylor Swift wrote her first single naming it after country music legend Tim McGraw in 2006. She also gave a shout out to one of Chevy’s pick up trucks with the verse “Just a boy in a Chevy truck, That had a tendency of gettin’ stuck”

Red Camaro by Rascal Flatts

“I saw a red Camaro today

And I did a double take

I thought I saw her face”

Country music group pays homage to the lovable Camero in 2010 as apart of the band’s seventh studio album dubbed “Nothing Like This”. Although it wasn’t the most popular song on the record, the album ended up going platinum, and we’d like to think it had a little help from the Chevy brand.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Looking for a cool pickup to listen to your favorite Chevy tunes? Look no further than the strong and hefty 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, this all-time classic is very capable of lifting large loads as it can tow up to 13,400 lbs. The Silverado also provides plenty of safety options and a comfortable ride. Those who are interested in any of our Chevy models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance.

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Upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Gains New Air Suspension System

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The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe was made by engineers to offer customers more than the Tahoe ever has before. There was a reason to build the next-generation Tahoe to be a fully versatile SUV; that’s what the market expects today. One thing that many customers want is the ability to offer guests comfort, but the flexibility to provide more than lots of space. The goal by Chevrolet was to push the boundaries to present drivers with the ability to take the Tahoe off traditional roads and give the owners of the vehicle more. This is how the new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension option, which is available on High Country and Z71 trim levels, came to be.

More On the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

Now, we’re getting a look at how the 2021 Tahoe air suspension works in a new video made by Chevrolet, showing off the all-new Tahoe. Readers can learn about the process the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe undergoes to help make the air suspension work properly. There are exactly four modes that are offered with the 2021 Tahoe air suspension system. Owners have the choice to modify the vehicle ride height to fit the conditions, with a maximum raise up to four inches. The system is officially known as Air Ride Adaptive Suspension.

The Maximum Ground Clearance setting lifts the new Chevrolet Tahoe to assist and navigate any trails without issue, quickly raising the vehicle with the simple turn of a knob. Allowing the vehicle to go down to normal ride height is quite simple with a turn of the knob, and the suspension will go back down to the standard ride height. Drivers are able to enjoy their vehicle more so than ever before with the convenience of air suspension. Adapting to new trails easily will make driving easier.

Further Features of the Air Suspension

Drivers gain the perks of the 2021 Tahoe air suspension that will adjust the ride height on the highway to improve fuel efficiency. Owners can raise the suspension to make it easier to properly align with a trailer hitch, or lower the suspension if needed. The automatic suspension features automatic load leveling at all four corners. The engineers really did their part to allow the technology to provide drivers with an easy way to adapt to driving. The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is built on the GM T1 vehicle architecture and includes a brand new independent multilink rear suspension design. The 2021 Tahoe air suspension system is not expected to be ready until late in 2020. For those that can’t wait to ride a new Chevrolet vehicle, or a pre-owned Chevrolet, we are ready to make the process an easy one.  

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The feeling of driving a new vehicle is close by for many of our readers. We’re here to help our customers and thrilled to offer the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe. Looking for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Stop by today and see what we can do for you today at Miami Lakes Automall!

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6 Reasons The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Is A Revered Truck

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 lineup enlists in the increasing number of considerably updated, bustling trucks newly released like that of Ford and Ram. All trims are great capabilities in categories regarding towing capacity, regular serviceability and advanced tech functions.

Here are 6 Reasons The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 Are Revered Trucks!

Powerful New V-8 Engine

Chevrolet worked some sort of enchantment beneath the sheet metal of the beefier versions of the heavy-duty Silverado models. This involves a new 6.6-liter gasoline-powered V-8 engine that pushes out a complete 401 of horsepower with 464 lb-ft of torque. The engine is as quiet as a mouse during its operation, even on while zooming on the highway.

Even More Powerful Diesel Power and Torque

The V-8 gasoline engine is a pretty impressive machine in its own right, however, the Silverado’s turbo-diesel engine has far more remarkable qualities. For starters, the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 pushes out 445 horsepower and a mind-boggling 901 lb-ft of torque. Those who are in dire need of a truck that can pull some serious weight will find a friend in this particular model, especially with the combination of the accelerator. The collaboration of the 10-speed automatic transmission allows this hefty truck to thrust 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds.

Ground-Breaking Towing Capability

When armed properly, the Silverado 3500 working with the turbo-diesel V-8 reaches a maximum towing capacity of 35,500 pounds, which is exponentially mightier than this model’s best towing rating. As a matter of fact, this rating is so intense, a commercial driver’s license is required in order to fulfill the Silverado’s ultimate potential on public roads.

Tech That Gives You A Sixth Sense

Strength and pure fearlessness isn’t the only thing that a Supertruck needs, its the inside that counts too, more specifically the incredible tech features that the 2500 and 3500 offers. Optional features include a 15-camera system, which makes way for drivers to see every possible angle around the truck. The infotainment system is also very user-friendly with its simple display menus and visuals.

Wonderfully Fearsome Exterior Design

These hefty 2500 and 3500 trucks are nothing short of giants on wheels. The multi-leveled front lights and enormous grille instantly grabs your attention. Out back, a new bed dubbed DuraBed is included. The HD Silverado shows off a volume of 83.5 cubic feet with its long-bed option. The corner stops are also expanded to provide ease of access. 

Standard exterior features include trailer-tow mirrors and a power-operated tailgate. 3500 HD’s that are paired with dual-rear-wheel setup help to provide the best towing.

Perfectly Made For Individual Needs

As with many pickups, the monster Silverado’s are made with a variety of different options for designs and layouts regarding the length of the cab, cargo bed size, the choice for the engine, and posh features. The starting price is around $36,000, (plus destination fee) for a rear-wheel-drive on the regular cab 2500, which also has a long-bed arrangement. Prices can easily push past $70,000 on the more lavish High Country trim with an all-wheel-drive and optional diesel engine. When it comes to selecting any car, especially a truck, choices definitely matter, and Chevrolet company offers more a few.

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Those who are looking for a mechanical brute to assist them with their hefty lifting, pretty much any type of 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is ideal. At Miami Lakes Automall we have a wide selection of these models ranging from a Silverado 1500 to even a massive 4500, all for great deals. Those who are interested in any of our selections can view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance.

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Take A Closer Look At the Future of the Chevrolet Malibu

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Chevrolet is looking to make changes to its current line-up. The focus has turned from sedans to the production of more popular consumer choices. Over the years, Chevrolet has removed the Chevy Cruze and Impala with the 2019 model year being the last. The Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Malibu are the only two remaining sedan options for customers. The results of this have had some effects that led to some success for the Malibu. 

The Sales Success of the Chevrolet Malibu

Among the future vehicle choices General Motors, parent company of Chevrolet, and Chevy are deciding on, the fate of the Chevy Malibu is in the air. The newest Malibu is currently in its ninth-generation and had a recent refresh just over a year ago for the 2019 model year. With the refresh, but sales have not come close to the numbers expected despite posting a 3 percent growth in the first-quarter of 2020, ahead of the 2019 first-quarter sales numbers. 

Comparing last year’s sales, which produced 34,197 vehicles sold, to 35,283 vehicles sold this year. Those numbers reflect a higher sales number than so many other vehicles in the midsize segment. The 2020 Chevy Malibu surpassed Kia, Hyundai, Mazda, and Subaru rival cars. However, compared to 2016, when the Malibu sold 227,881 units. The most recent years have not drawn numbers like that despite less competition. 

The 2023 Malibu Will Be the Last One?

Chevrolet remains committed to building new EV and AV vehicles with a focus on spending attention on those technologies. A report has come out that said another refresh was expected to come in 2023 with a new generation coming out in 2025. Now, that has possibly been changed. A rumor has also named the Chevrolet Sonic as another vehicle set to be discontinued. The United States is the last remaining market where it’s still sold, following its discontinuation around the world. Even the two vehicles that have been at the top of all sedan sales, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord have seen a dropoff in sales.  An eight-percent drop off in 2019 will be topped by an expected 15 percent drop in 2020. 

Currently, customers can drive the 2020 Chevy Malibu and find its attractive low-cost at only $22,140 MSRP (Plus destination fee). The 2020 Malibu boasts solid fuel efficiency at 29 city mpg and 36 highway mpg. Two engine types are available with a 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder engine and a 2.0-LIter 4-Cylinder option. Curious to know more about the Malibu? We have the new 2020 Chevrolet Malibu ready for our customers to experience today.

Allow Us To Help You Drive A New Chevrolet 

Are you hoping to drive a new 2020 Chevrolet Malibu? Come drive a new one with our help at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re more than excited to help our customers and we have the right staff to make it happen. Searching for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or any of our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Reach out to us and see what we can do for you today at Miami Lakes Automall.

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban vs. Tahoe: Not As Similar As You Think

 

At first glance, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe come across as your automobile version of Mary-Kate and Ashely, which in some ways they are, especially when it comes to their platform, gear, trim levels, and much more. So what makes then fraternal? First, let’s explore a bit more about what makes them similar. 

Similar Features

The two 2021 Chevy trucks both tag along with the same GM T1 type of structure, have a new multilink rear suspension and have the same powertrain lineup available, the last-mentioned comes with the 5.3L V8 L84 on lower trims and with 6.2L V8 L87 on higher trims. To get a better understanding of how incredible these engines are, the 5.3L boosts a spirted 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, while the 6.2L pushes an even more energetic and rocket-launching power of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The “twins” also give shoppers the option of getting the turbodiesel 3.0L I6 LM2 Duramax. As a standard, all three engines can be paired up with the General Motors 10-speed automatic transmission for both 2021 trucks, and are offered with RWD and 4WD.

Going past the mechanics, the Suburban and Tahoe offer the exact trim levels, arranged from base to most exclusive: LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and High Country; You’ll also find that equipment and options are comparable.

In terms of standard infotainment features, the dynamic duo both come with a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, as well as a 6-speaker audio system. Other cool gadgets the 2021 SUVs also share include premium cloth seating, tri-zone automatic climate control, remote engine start, and power front seats.

Different Features

Now let’s get into what’s fraternal. The best way to describe what makes the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe different is simply their sizes. The Suburban is pretty much a longer doppelganger of the Tahoe, its wheelbase is longer with 13.2 inches as well as its overall length with 15 inches. 

One makes the right assumption that these models have different interior specs due to their different lengths, however, they do offer pretty much the same quantity of room for passengers.

All of this extra metal will certainly transition into the available cargo room. Behind the first row, the Suburban offers an additional 22-cubic-feet of storage space, an added 20 behind the second row, and 16 behind the third row.

The additional space metal contributes to the difference in price, as the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban adds on an extra $2,700 for its identical trim level to its starting prices similar to the 2021 Tahoe.

Lastly, an infotainment feature that the Suburban keeps for itself is the GM subscription-based On Star connected services, including 4G LTE integration with built-in Wi-Fi.

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One more similarity that the 2021 Suburban and 2021 Tahoe have in common is that they haven’t been released to dealerships yet, however, Miami Lakes Automall currently has a wide selection of both SUVs at 2020 models, and in a variety of different trims.

Those who are interested in any of our new vehicles can simply view our online car inventory, once you find something that feeds your fancy, you can chat virtually with one of our representatives for further assistance.

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All-New 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Is More Spacious and Off-Road Ready

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For those interested in full-size SUVs, few stack up like the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. Among the options for this all-new model of the Suburban comes the Z71 trim. The rise of full-size off-road-ready vehicles in the SUV segment is the latest trend for customers. The all-new Suburban Z71 puts an end to the conversation for the greatest vehicle of this booming trend. For those who have wanted a vehicle that can seat eight guests and still handle the rigors of off-roading, there are few vehicles like the 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71. What does this Chevy SUV provide that is unlike any other full-size large SUV? It’s one of the big boys on the road that provides more than most vehicles can. Luxurious and space with tons of options for owners, let us explain how Chevy has pulled out all the stops.  

Nothing Like A Suburban Z71

Chevrolet wanted to provide customers who opt for the Suburban with multiple strong V8 options. The high-end Z71 is built with the ability to take the roads less traveled. Friendly approach and departure angles for those that want to enjoy its 4×4 aspects were added along with its impressive power, this is a vehicle that is built for extreme travels. Complete with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, the Suburban Z71 is ready to go where an owner wants to take it. 

Regarding engines, the Suburban Z71 comes with the option of a 5.3-Liter V8 and the robust 6.2-Liter HEMI V8. A 10-speed automatic transmission and two-speed transfer case are standard, as is Hill Descent Control, this feature is not available for the lower LT trim. Rounding out the Z71 trim are front and rear tow hooks, trim-specific styling that includes a unique grille and a host of special badging. 

More Spacious Than Ever Before

Keep in mind, the 2021 Suburban’s interior cargo space has increased by an impressive 19 percent just from last year, while total length has increased by just over one percent. Much of that can be attributed to the model’s new independent rear suspension, which is perhaps the single largest upgrade in GM’s family of new SUVs—from the Tahoe and Suburban to GMC’s Yukon range and the Cadillac Escalade. similar in style to its Chevy Tahoe cousin. That’s not to say the Tahoe is a similar perse. The Suburban Z71 holds a wheelbase that’s nearly 14 inches longer. Not to mention, there’s more space for guests in the Z71 compared to the Tahoe with its additional 16 cubic feet of additional cargo space behind the third row. For those looking to drive the upcoming, all-new 2021 Suburban Z71, it will have a starting price of $63,195 MSRP (Plus destination fee). 

Interior Perks For the Whole Family

Drivers will embrace the technology fitted in the Suburban. It’s a wonderful ride, perfect for family trips and offers 12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front bucket seating, available heated second-row bucket seating, 14 available charging locations, and premium stitching. The Chevrolet Infotainment System has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot technology. The available Rear-Seat Blu-ray and DVD system. Thinking about stepping into a new 2020 Chevrolet Suburban? We have them ready to go at Miami Lakes Automall.

See For Yourself the Newest Chevrolet Line-up

Found out more ways Chevrolet is leading the way with innovative features when you come for a test-drive at Miami Lakes Automall. We make it very easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a stellar selection of choices.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing team can assist today with any buying or leasing needs.  Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before. We look forward to supporting you. We are looking forward to helping you today!

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New “Wild Cherry Package” Coming For 2021 Chevy Camaro

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Chevrolet has a brand new package coming for the new 2021 Chevrolet Camaro. The Chevy favorite is adding a new paint color, confirmed in a release found in the General Motors fleet ordering guides. Going into detail on the new “Wild Cherry Design Package”, this is a color that can be found on the exterior with a darker, deeper shade than the Chevrolet Camaro’s current Garnet Red color base. This new package will be available for customers to add to nearly all 2021 Camaro trims when the Camaro Wild Cherry package is officially released for both the coupe and convertible forms of the Camaro. This change is expected to debut with the 2021 Camaro, as this is only an appearance package that introduces two main options for buyers. 

More Insight On the Wild Cherry Package

There are two specific levels to the package that customers can opt into. While the package color images haven’t been released yet, we’ve learned that every trim in the Camaro, except for the 1LT and ZL1 trim can add the package. This package works in the coupe variation and the convertible version has all except the ZL1 trim. Owners of the 2021 Chevy Camaro will have the first level option that adds the Wild Cherry paint, including five-spoke wheels, plus a Camaro fender badge. The appearance of black hash stripes is added from the front fender through the back. Owners can opt for the second-tier of the package that adds Carbon Flash ground effects. The addition of a black fuel filler door with visible carbon fiber insert, black suede-covered knee pads and the choice of a center stripe. For the 2LT and 3LT the stripe can be black or silver-colored, whereas the 3SS can be black metallic or silver. This addition is included in the pricing, but the announcement did not include a price point for either package offering. 

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The Shock and Steel Special Edition will be removed eventually as this new package makes its debut later in 2020. The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro will include a $4,500 Track Performance package that adds a 10-speed automatic transmission, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Shock Package, which will be ending its run after the 2021 model year. Chevrolet has not announced when the new Wild Cherry package will debut, but we’re happy to share we have the popular 2019 Chevrolet Camaro as well as the new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ready for our readers to check out. Secure them while you can with our help today!

Find the Newest Chevrolet Vehicles All at Miami Lakes Automall

We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with an amazing vehicle at a great price. Our friendly team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicle inventory, there’s a large selection to decide from.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our trusted auto financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Even if you didn’t buy with us, we can fix up your current ride with a simple online service appointment to see our knowledgeable service team. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We hope to see you again soon!

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Is Chevy’s Supercharger its Off-Road Pickup Contender?

 

Ever since Ford launched its Baja Raptor truck, there has been continuous talk from different companies claiming they brought forth an off-road pickup of their own, “only better and more ..” zzz…This little lie still has yet to become a reality, but in spite of the disappointing prospects from other automotive companies, Chevrolet is taking a crack at this challenge with a supercharged Silverado truck and according to some reports, may come relatively soon. 

On Monday, May 11, TFLTruck claimed that General Motors is developing a version of its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine to squeeze between its new line of pickup trucks and SUVs. The automotive blog says this information comes from an anonymous source who is on the inside of the happenings in the power plant and says that it’s under consideration in spite of all of the chaos surrounding the current pandemic. This means that the hefty Silverado may have LT4 with 640 or 650 worth of horsepower, surpassing the Ford Raptor’s abilities. It is also claimed to be a worthy adversary in terms of its off-road skills.

On the other hand, the Muscle Cars and Trucks blog is reporting that there are rumors of the high-performance pickup by Chevrolet being put on a hiatus, also claiming that this information is from inside sources. According to the report, the only large truck that is in motion to obtain the LT4 is the Cadillac Escalade. 

Additionally, one should know that despite a Silverado aiming to have high-performance capabilities, there could be a delay of sorts due to the circumstances of the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, which has caused quite a strain on many automakers and car suppliers. Regardless of contradicting reports of General Motors shelving its pick-up project, this is highly unlikely, especially since Ram affirmed its intentions to enter the rat race for light-duty performance trucks, therefore, it would be foolish for Chevy to back down now. This is especially in the company’s best interest to redeem itself after Ram practically wore a white dress at Chevy’s wedding as it took over its pickup sales last year; its time for revenge.

Another “maybe no, maybe so “ Chevy model is the Silverado “ZRX”, it has a powerful V8 engine with a turned out suspension, and possibly some diversity similar to that of the Multimatic DSSV from the Colorado ZR2. The company just had the ZR2 name trademarked, although it still isn’t clear when its debut or even production will come into fruition. 

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Only time will tell what plans General Motors actually has in store, but while you’re waiting, why not check out the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Miami Lakes Automall. This hefty hunk has an exterior that is very stylish and lots of options for configurations. Best of all this Superman-like truck has a boatload of powertrain choices that are promoted by a fuel-saving Duramax diesel. The diesel engine is rich in torque and also has a very quick and energetic 6.2-liter V-8 engine.

It’s also recommended to opt for the 2020 Silverado’s Trailboss trim, it has great off-road options and overall reliability, though other trims are also very capable. If you are interested in any of our Chevrolet models, simply view our online new car inventory and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Pursuit Ready To Join the Police Force

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The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has been selected to be one of the few vehicles employed by police officers in a special all-new Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) and Special Service Vehicle (SSV) set to debut in 2020. Chevrolet has been able to provide law enforcement vehicles and the next-generation Tahoe is available in two law enforcement packages. The Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle was made for high speeds and dynamic capability with additional comfort needed from an everyday patrol vehicle. The Special Service Vehicle differs as it is more focused on off-road and towing abilities and high-speed operations are not needed.

“Tahoe is the most aspirational vehicle in the law enforcement industry. By listening to the needs of officers from around the country, we have built the best Tahoe ever,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. 

New Tahoe Pursuit Upgrades

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV has undergone an all-new design. A big change comes in the form of its now class-leading interior space. The new Tahoe police-specific front seats provide additional hip room, ideal for officers’ utility belts to fit much more comfortably. 2021 Tahoe police vehicles offer 70.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second-row seat, which is 18.3 cubic feet more than the next largest pursuit-rated SUV competitor. Other brands have their own Pursuit vehicles, but they won’t provide as much space as the Tahoe. Rear door openings are now 13 percent (3.5 inches) wider than the previous generation to ease the loading of any handcuffed passengers.

Each of these 2021 Tahoe special editions, the PPV and SSV, have a 5.3-Liter V8 engine under the hood. The powertrain is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. To meet the most demanding needs of law enforcement, the PPV engine borrows high-performance rocker covers taken from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 LT4 engine. These rocker covers improve crankcase ventilation, allowing the 2021 Tahoe to handle high lateral conditions even better than its predecessor. Engine oil and transmission fluid are cooled by dedicated, heavy-duty cooling systems specific for law enforcement applications. 

More Details on the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Pursuit

In order to be able to handle the amount of new Chevrolet Pursuit vehicles, Chevrolet partnered with Bridgestone to create a Pursuit-rated all-season tire. Each Firestone Firehawk Pursuit tire is mounted to a 20-inch steel wheel. These wheels and tires were tested by Chevrolet at numerous race tracks and play a role in the PPV’s improved stopping distance, which is tested from a speed of 62 mph to 0 mph on dry surfaces, this is actually better by 11 feet shorter than the 2020 model.

Further advances that help drivers of the Tahoe Pursuit include its all-new independent rear suspension, a longer wheelbase that helps handling and ride smoothness for all civilian and law enforcement drives, particularly in the event of off-road use on uneven terrain and unpaved surfaces. The exterior design is based on the new Tahoe Z71 trim, which features a rugged front grille, higher approach angle and front skid plate. Nice features like standard keyless entry and push-to-start ignition are great to aid in speeding up the process to get back on the road. The  Tahoe PPV is offered in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations, the SSV is exclusively four-wheel-drive. This is easily the best Chevrolet Tahoe Pursuit yet.

Original of the Tahoe

The first-ever Tahoe used by law enforcement was over 23 years ago in 1997, when the first Pursuit-Rated Package was introduced. General Motors organized an official Law Enforcement Product Council three years after its inception to learn directly from officers how they can better perform their duties in a Pursuit vehicle. The council is composed of ranking law enforcement officers and civilian fleet managers. The 2021 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle and the Special Service Vehicle will be assembled at General Motors’ Arlington Assembly in Texas with globally-sourced parts in late 2020 and ready to ship in the beginning of 2021.

New Chevrolet Vehicles Await You

Buying or leasing is possible with help from our professional sales staff. Check out the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and we can go over any of the questions you have before you make any selection. Check out our new vehicle inventory ready to go today at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re excited to help our customers with any buying, leasing or selling needs today.

We also carry over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d want in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for. Whether you buy online or in person, we take the proper steps to ensure each sale is doing safely and efficiently. Check with us today!

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The Chevrolet Colorado And It’s ZR2 Bison Package Is A Match Made In Off-Roading Heaven

The Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck made its comeback in the market about six years ago after being MIA for three years. A year after this, it obtained a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine option for the first time.

In 2017, a new V-6 engine was added, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which was previously class-exclusive. It also received a custom ZR2 off-road edition for its unveiling.

Although the 8-speed automatic transmission aided in boosting the fuel economy for the gasoline engine, the optional diesel engine still has the best mileage at a rating of 18 mpg city, 22  highway and 19 combined on the 2020 Colorado ZR2 Bison short-box 4WD crew cab model.

For $5,750, the new Bison package, which was introduced just last year, reflects a partnership with the off-road and overland vehicle parts company dubbed American Expedition Vehicles.

The Bison package fuses the outstanding standard off-road characteristics of the ZR2 model with extra goodies such as the Chevy’s extended written grille as well as the AEV front and rear bumpers, fog lights, distinctive wheel moldings, floor liners, embellished headrests, custom AEV 17-inch aluminum wheels, and fuel tank/transfer case/rear differential skid plates. Additionally, there is an AEV air snorkel available as a separate accessory, this allows the engine to have a clean supply of air, which is especially important for when drivers go on their off-road adventures and encounter dusty dirt roads.

Standard features with the Chevy package include 4WD, front and rear automated-locking differentials, custom suspension dampers, off-road rocker-panel protection, reformed bumpers improved ground clearance, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels matched with 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires, cast-iron control arms, an aluminum skid plate for the protection of the radiator and engine oil plan, an AutoTrac transfer cast with underbody shield, specialized grille and hood, 3.42 rear axle ratio, 3.5-inch wider front and rear tracks, 2-inch higher suspension, Off-Road Mode technology, and four-wheel disc brakes.

Other additional prizes include a transmission tow, a trailering package with a hitch and seven-pin connector and integrated trailer brake controller as well as a spray-on bedliner, wireless phone charging, sliding rear window, EZ Lift and Lower locking tailgate and recovery hooks. There is also an additional tire included, which is helpful for any driver should they get stuck in the woodlands.

In the interior, drivers will enjoy the heated leather-trimmed front seats, automatic climate control, tilt-telescopic steering wheel (also heated and leather-wrapped) with audio and cruise controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror, fold-down rear seatback and carpeted floor mats.

Other standard interior features include a 6-speaker Chevrolet MyLink Radio with Navigation and an 8-inch touchscreen. It also comes with an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, voice-activated technology for radio and phone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, rear-window defogger, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, rear-vision camera, remote keyless entry, a remote vehicle starter system, four USB ports, and an auxiliary audio jack.

The Colorado’s ZR2 engine has a standard 3.6-liter V-6 that pushes up to 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Those who want double the torque can opt for the diesel engine which as 365 lb-ft of torque but with a diminished amount of 181 mpg horsepower. Diesel models also include an impressive diesel exhaust brake system that betters vehicle control and minimizes brake wear on steep grades.

The ZR2 Bison Crew model is usually priced around $53,000, (plus destination fee) but at the current date of this article, Miami Lakes Chevrolet is selling this off-road beauty for about $44,000, (plus destination fee). If you are interested in this or other Chevrolet models that we have, please view our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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2020 Corvette Is Officially A Classic In Less Than A Year

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has transformed into an instant classic seemingly overnight. It has become an exclusive sports car with only 2,700 vehicles built so far due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This has allowed the brand new Corvette to undergo a true transformation. The prestige of the eighth-generation Corvette has grown because production will not resume for an unknown set of time. A resolved strike with the United Auto Workers (UAW) came just before Coronavirus would again slow down the rate the “C8” would be made. As a result, the slowdown for the production has helped make the 2020 Corvette that much more exclusive.

Good News For Chevrolet Fantastics

Despite the slowdown of production, the good news is that there will be a continued run for the 2020 Corvette (eventually) set to add a much larger set of availability. The bad news is that we don’t know when, but we currently have some Chevrolet Corvette models and ready to go for those who want to drive the Corvette. Keep in mind that to start 2020, Chevrolet was able to begin building the new Corvette in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Production began on February 3, 2020. The mid-engined Corvette finally began rolling off the assembly line, customers began taking delivery, but its launch derailed again when General Motors started to shut down its North American factories to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Bowling Green built its final Corvette on March 20, according to Consumer Guide.

Where the 2020 Corvette Left Off

The place where the Corvette models are made is located in Bowling Green. Corvette Assembly plant manager revealed in an interview that exactly just 2,700 examples of the 2020 Corvette were built between February 3 and March 20, 2020. A spokesperson for Chevrolet told Autoblog that GM “will continue to build 2020 Corvette Stingrays when the plant resumes production.” So the total number of 2020 Corvettes is likely to increase, but we don’t imagine the increase of the production will grow exponentially. And that means the 2020 will become one of the rarest regular-production models in Corvette’s history. 

Corvette Sales At the Start of Each Decade

With less than 3,000 models moved, let’s remind customers how many Corvette models are sold. Chevrolet sold 10,261 units of the Corvette way back for the 1960 model year, 17,316 for the 1970 model year, and a whopping 40,614 in the 1980 model year. Sales for the 1990, 2000, and 2010 model years moved 23,464, 33,682, and 12,194, respectively. And, 34,822 seventh-generation cars were made during the 2019 model year, with 2,953 ZR1 models powered by a 755-horsepower V8 engine were sold. General Motors has stopped taking orders for the 2020 model. General Motors previously announced the production of the 2021 Corvette will start on September 1st, 2020. 

“Further information will be forthcoming from Chevrolet regarding the handling of sold 2020 model year [cars] that we will be unable to accept, and the creation of a replacement 2021 model year sold order,” the company told its dealers. This suggests customers waiting for a 2020 Corvette may end up with a 2021 model instead.

Find the Latest Chevrolet Vehicles All at Miami Lakes Automall

We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with an amazing vehicle at a great price. Our friendly team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers.

From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing department can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida.

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt SUV: What To Expect

 

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV was quite a showstopper, as it was MotorTrends Car of the Year, unfortunately winning accolades doesn’t always guarantee authority in sales, especially since Tesla, who has become one of the most notable companies in their efforts of producing electric vehicles, released a car with a similar price. However, the Bolt EV is making a comeback for 2022 and is showing all of us that it’s not one to be dismissed. The refined SUV will get a revitalized look and will also bring a sister variant appearing as an oddly named Bolt “EUV” electric crossover.

The name “EUV” otherwise known as “Electric Utility Vehicle” seems like a relatively new term that Chevy is playing around with, which is creative in some ways but may take a while to gain some real traction. Since the EUV is longer than its companion EV, it might entice some shoppers who are looking for an EV that has a regular SUV style rather than one of a tall hatchback. The styling which is sure to be somewhat in agreement with the company’s signature style of design will also have a look that is glossier and sexier, and also potentially fixes the current Bolt’s shortcomings.

Formed upon the Bolt’s BEV2 structure, the EUV is elongated 3 inches between the wheels for more space in the interior with an overall 5 to 6 inches. Since the Bolt is already high in height, it’s likely that the EUV won’t grow any taller, although, the more upright type of structure will contribute to its SUV look. Also, the longer wheelbase will likely make space for a larger battery rather than the current standard 66-kW-hr pack. Ideally, the larger Bolt battery pack would enhance the range past the smaller model’s 259 miles, but since there are no intentions of adding a motor to the rear axle, there’s a strong probability that it will only come as a front-wheel-drive.

Since the Bolt EV and EUV will stay on the lineup of the BEV2, they will proceed to use the same battery and charging equipment instead of General Motors’ new Ultium batteries. This suggests that they will still be compatible with the DC fast charging, however, it may take a bit longer for these models to power up than the more developed Ultium batteries and will also have different capacity and range. On the flip side, by using the current technology, this will permit the EUV to come onto the market next year while the BEV3-established models and their batteries won’t be ready for another year.

The Bolt EUV will also include a variety of updates that are also being implemented in the standard Bolt like a refashioned interior said to be more upscale than…plastic-like. The company is already attending to numerous concerns regarding its current Bolt, involving improved seats, a more advanced infotainment system, and a push-button gear selector.

The new EUV will also include a few optional upgrades that the regular Bolt will not get, such as a sunroof and the highlighting Super Cruise, which is an extremely intricate cruise control system that allows drivers to take his or her hands off the wheel on the freeway and so far, this has only been available in Cadillacs.

Moreover, the 2020 Bolt EV has a starting price of roughly $37,000, (plus destination fee) and about $42,000, (plus destination fee) with its upgraded Premier trim. It’s likely that the 2022 version will come in with the starting price of the more upgraded Bolt variant.

The new Bolt model is set to go on sale in mid-2021 but in the meantime, shoppers can enjoy an incredibly low price of under just $30,000, (plus destination fee) for the 2020 Bolt EV LT at Miami Lakes Chevrolet. If you are interested in this vehicle or other models in our possession, please take a look at our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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Future Chevrolet Corvette Models Will Offer Unparalleled Horsepower

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Excited for a 1,000 horsepower Chevrolet Corvette? Most of our readers already expect this to be a reality sooner than later. The modern world has grown accustomed to learning practically everything about a vehicle before it becomes available for sale. From the first rumors and reports, bloggers and the interested fans keep speculation a year-round event for beloved brands and vehicles. One of those vehicles is the Chevrolet Corvette and how much better its performance is set to become. With the eighth-generation Corvette debut, the C8, many stories and quotes helped shape what future owners could expect. Whoever is behind creating some of the latest innovations for Chevrolet certainly has a leak issue, but we know why! 

No Secrets With the Chevrolet Corvette

There’s no denying the excitement of new Corvette news. There are always new stories that talk about the immense speed of a Corvette or upcoming news. There are new technical specifications that have been reported regarding the C8 in recent weeks that seem to confirm the long-standing report the new Chevrolet Corvette will indeed be the first one to boast 1,000 horsepower. That’s not the only news that has been discovered. In fact, Chevrolet’s own documents on the subject have leaked. In specific, there are details that have shown only a single engine owners can choose from. It’s a 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain that hits 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque standard. The engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive.

Upcoming Corvette Engine Ratings

For the upcoming Z06 model, this vehicle is set to debut for the 2023 model year with a 5.5-Liter V8 engine that has 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the previous Z06, that adds an additional 50 lb-ft of torque. By 2024, Chevrolet is reported to bring back the Grand Sport trim. The Grand Sport will return with a 600-horsepower, 500 lb-ft of torque engine, far surpassing the last Grand Sport that hit 460-horsepower. As for the ZR1 trim, owners will love the new twin-turbocharged version of the Z06’s eight called LT7 internally. A healthy 850 horsepower and 825 lb-ft of torque, and this will be launched for the 2025 model year.

But, perhaps the most talked about will be the Corvette flagship trim that is expected to hit that magical 1,000 horsepower mark. The same documents outline a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain made up of a twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8 engine and an unspecified form of electrification listed in the report about the four-digit horsepower powertrain. This will be a first for the regular-production, street-legal Corvette. Not to mention the monstrous 975 lb-ft of torque. The nameplate will be known as “Zora”, as Chevrolet trademarked that name back in 2019. The expectation for the Zora is years down the road however during the 2026 model year. Keep in mind, these specifications and dates are unofficial. But, we do know how our readers and customers can get into a new Chevrolet vehicle today!

Miami Lakes Automall Has You Covered

Ever driven a new Chevrolet vehicle? Take a look at the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and all our new vehicles at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re more than excited to help our customers, we’re thrilled. Looking for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Check with us today and see what we can do for you right now.

 

 

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5 Great Features About The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is no doubt an all-time classic, in fact, it is so recognizable that it has been listed as one of the most popular trucks on various websites. Simply put, when most people think of the word ‘truck’, they’ll immediately think of the Silverado. Twenty-two years after its first release in 1998, this hefty hunk is still hot stuff, as it has a very stylish exterior and lots of options for modifications. This half-ton stud has a plethora of powertrain choices that are promoted by a fuel-saving Duramax diesel that is rich in torque and also has a very quick and energetic 6.2-liter V-8 engine.

Those who aren’t used to driving trucks or really don’t care for them may be shocked to find how comfortable this year’s 1500 is and also how many high-tech features that it provides, like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assists.

Whether or not you are a truck enthusiast or simply a curious soul imaging tackling the tough grounds of the earth like those cool people in the commercials, the Silverado has plenty of impressive features that make a great contender for your car buying choices. Here Are 5 Great Features About The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado.

Boatload Of Options

One of the best things about the classic truck is that buyers will have a lot of choices when it comes to different types of configurations and personal preferences. For example, the Silverado has over half a dozen powertrain options, it also has three different vehicle arrangements, and as many as eight trims to pick from. This Chevy vehicle can be converted into a basic truck for work or something that most would say is close to luxury.

Superman Strength

The second and perhaps most important feature of the Silverado is its remarkable torque. Let’s face it, having good torque is why most truck buyers would want to buy the 1500 in the first place, because it’s good at its job. This bad boy can tow up to 13,400 lbs with particular configurations, which is an improvement from its 2019 version by 1,200 lbs. This year’s Silverado is capable of lugging up to 2,000 pounds on its bed. No matter engine you opt for you’ll still get an incredible amount of power, and choosing a basic 4-cylinder engine would still allow the vehicle to haul up to 7,000 lbs.

Safety Options

Some might be surprised that this truck, which is known for getting down and dirty, has a lot of cool options for safety technologies, such as forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, and lane departure warnings. Best of all, it includes plenty of great standard features like Infotainment 3 system (operated through a 7-inch touch screen), Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, plus a 6-speaker audio system, one USB port and a 12-volt outlet.

Comfortable Crusin’

Another unexpected feature of the Silverado is that it is incredibly comfortable. In lower trims, even though cloth upholstery and certain options may seem scarce compared to the higher tiers, the truck still has a quiet and perhaps even a relaxing ride. Of course, most would feel more comfortable in a higher trim since it has lots of leather, power conveniences, and more tech-options.

Its TrailBoss Trim Will Give You A Run For Your Money

Last but not least, a feature that makes the 2020 Silverado so great is its incredible Trailboss trim that comes off swingin’. This trim is a recommend for most buyers interested in 1500 because of its remarkable off-road option (also available for Custom and LT trims), it comes with two-inch factory suspension lift, a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho monotube shocks, hill descent control, and 18-inch wheels with Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

All in all, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a capable truck in every sense of the word. Luckily, Miami Lakes Automall has a variety of these models in its possession with different styles and trims, and most that cost under $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle can view our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more information.

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Is Chevrolet Going To Remove All V6 Engines In Its Next-Generation Colorado?

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Chevrolet is updating it’s Chevy Colorado for the future, but soon enough the 2021 Colorado pickup will debut with V6 powertrain options. However, Muscle Car and Trucks has reported that this may be one of the last Chevy Colorado pickups to offer a V6 or a turbo-diesel powertrain under the hood. Currently, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado offers a 3.6-Liter V6 and 2.8-Liter turbodiesel four, but the expectation is the current base engine is going to be changed as well. The base trim is a 2.5-Liter four-cylinder engine and could switch to a 2.7 L turbo engine that is currently used in the Silverado. A new 10-speed automatic transmission is expected to be used as well going forward. 

What Else Is Staying, Being Modified or Leaving the Chevy Colorado?

Look for the update of the Colorado to bring about good news and for advancements in technology as well as fuel efficiency. Currently, the 2020 Colorado has a solid 3- highway mpg. Some changes are inevitable whenever a vehicle receives an update. The expectation is both the rear- and four-wheel drive options will continue to be available. The 2.7-Liter engine gives owners 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque when it’s bolted in the Silverado’s engine bay. The future owners of the Chevrolet Colorado are sure to receive a pickup that provides ideal power and Chevy hasn’t lost sight of making the vehicle a powerful one. 

Other Brands Look To Enhance Their Pickups

Chevrolet will not be the only automaker that is looking to make changes to its midsize truck segment. As for the future of where Chevrolet goes with the Colorado, we can only expect it to become stronger and lighter as most brands have done with their pickups. The success of Ram with its Ram 1500 has done wonders for sales, despite being lighter than it has ever been. In regards to the future, Chevrolet hasn’t confirmed the details of the Muscle Car and Truck report, as it has been unverified for a 2023 release date. The truck is expected to be a part of the Chevrolet 2024 model year line-up. Curious what driving a Chevrolet Colorado is all about? The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado starts as low as $21,300 MSRP (Plus destination fee). We have them ready to go at Miami Lakes Automall today.

Drive New Chevrolet Vehicles With Our Help

Are you excited about getting a new vehicle? Even during these unique times, we are still helping our customers with sales at Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers, we’re thrilled. Check out what the new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado looks like! Looking for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Check with us and see what we can do for you right now.

 

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The Chevrolet Company Plays An Unintentional Game of “Peekaboo” With The Leak of The General Motors Document

 

The Chevrolet company better stay on its toes, because they have a big leak on their hands. Allegedly there has been an unintentional unearthing regarding the future plans of the company’s C8 Corvette. The specifics of this leak pretty much verify previous rumors about new divisions in the company’s calendar.

Hagerty, an automotive news outlet, disclosed Wednesday of last week (April, 22nd) that after retrieving a document by General Motors announced a standstill for the development of the future Corvette firmwide. Hagerty shared details from the document involving what could likely be impending for the mid-engine vehicle, and if it turns out to be true, there are four new Corvettes predestined in total.

According to the document, GM plans on bringing in the Corvette Z06, which is a great additive to the lineup. This vehicle will include a 5.5-liter dual-cam overtop V8 mounted, with LT6 navigation, and will boost an amazing 650 horsepower with 600 lb-ft of torque. It’s worth noting that there is no notion of a turbo or even supercharger just yet, and this mirrors with some of the specs from the Corvette’s C8.R racing car. The new model will also show off a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 sans forced induction. In accordance with the information, the Z06 is allegedly arriving in 2022, but the delays could push that date back a little.

In succession to this, the Corvette Grand Sport, which will have an engine that is relatively similar, which is a 6,2-liter LT2 V8. The Sport’s engine will continue to be standard from the Stingray. Nevertheless, there is a hybrid system discussed that boosts its performance to 600 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. This electrifying implementation seems to push the power by 105 points over the standard Stingray and is (or was…) scheduled for 2023.

What has been the most impressive of the Corvette ranking is the ZRI, which also has some notable specs. According to the document, this variant will get a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 again but this time with a twin-turbo system to push output to 850 horsepower and 825 lb-ft of torque. As previously stated, these are specifics that continue to follow talk that began going around years ago, providing a bit more believability. The ZRI has an original date for 2024.

What is not just new but also anticipated is the name of the Zora Arkus-Duntov. This model has been dubbed “the father of the Corvette” and worked on countless mid-engined prototypes in his time. The making of the C8 Corvette is mainly the awareness of years worth of ideas and mechanical concoctions. Therefore, it’s been whispered in great frequency that the name would exalt a new variant of the model in order to highlight its prestige.

In this event, it seems like the Zora will be the most energetic variant with a groundbreaking 1,000 horsepower with 975 lb-ft of torque. Based on the document, there should be a version of the LT7 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 and as a hybridized version. Unfortunately, there isn’t much more information explaining the precise degree of the Corvette’s electrification.

When asked about the leaked information, a spokesperson for the company told Roadshow “We are not going to engage in the speculation on potential future product”. However, we’re pretty much assuming that this information holds true, though, it might take a little while longer to get any real confirmation.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Due to the delay from Chevy’s leak, it’s probable that we won’t see new Corvette variants for a while, but on the bright side, Miami Lakes Chevrolet currently has some updated Corvettes in their possession and one of them being the powerful Stingray, which can push close to 500 horsepower. If you are interested in any of our dynamic models, please view our online new car inventory on our dealership website and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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Can The Corvette C8 Break A 10-Second Quarter-Mile Time?

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Some diehard Chevrolet Corvette racing enthusiasts were skeptical about a mid-engine Corvette before its debut. For those that were committed to using their Corvette to fly down a drag strip, they can now opt to switch things up as one automotive specialist has done. Taking the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, which is the first to feature a 15-inch wheel conversion, one Texan specialist team saw room for improvement. Let’s break down the changes to the new “C8” that has perked the ears of many racing enthusiasts in the Chevrolet community. Can the 2020 Corvette improve its time to go under 10 seconds on the strip?

How to Improve the Corvette For Drag Races

The thought behind changing up the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is not taken lightly. With the first move, a change was made to see the 15-inch wheels being moved and pushed back to ride on the rear axle. This allows for the considerably more generous tire sidewall to help provide traction for that all-important jump once a drag race starts. Note that the Chevy wheels come with a beadlock feature. For those who are used to drag racing, they are used to rubber being burned, but this move should help keep the rubber from burning fast. This move was supplied by Mickey Thompson. Anything to help tires keep rubber longer is a good thing. At least, that is the hope by this automotive specialist.

With the larger wheels added to the front, there will be more help to not only preserve a great start, but there is a chance to save the tires from burning out faster. The thicker 18-inch tires are built with a narrow form, as these skinnier tires generate less friction as the machine flies down the drag strip.

How to Make the C8 Fly Down the Strip

Many Drag Pack options have been compiled to improve the speed of the Corvette when racing them. Some have even involved 18-inch wheels on all four corners, but this mix of 18-inch and 15-inch tires converging is a first. Of course, this meant extra mods, since the smaller wheels required different brakes, along with added suspension work. The work was finished by Texan specialist LG Motorsport. Their work on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is unique and impressive. They also took the extra step to render the vehicle with stronger axles as the extra-sticky hardware increases stress on the drivetrain, so this modification works to help relieve that pressure.

Not Everything Needed Modifications

In order to push the 2020 Corvette on a drag strip, no changes were needed to improve the 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain. However, the Corvette is not different from any vehicle that races and just like a vehicle in any Fast and the Furious movie, LG Motorsport added a nitrous setup. While numerous developers have included power adders to the LT2 motor of the C8, LG Motorsport has not changed the factory ECU. Looking to break the record for the fastest C8 Corvette in the quarter-mile is a task that has competition as the time has recently been improved upon. The fastest time ever recorded is just 10.495s at a ridiculously fast speed of 130.89 mph. Not quite under 10-seconds but this might happen someday with more modifications. We’re sure all this talk about drag racing in a Corvette gives our readers the need for speed. 

Check With Miami Lakes Automall To Drive Your Own Chevrolet Corvette 

The perks of owning a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette are endless! We are here to help at Miami Lakes Automall, even during these unprecedented times we can still help drivers get into new vehicles, just look at our new vehicle inventory or view our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can even appraise your current vehicle online or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

We’re always here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Reach out to us and see what we can do for you now at Miami Lakes Automall!

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What You Need To Know About Charging A Chevy Volt

 

The Chevy Volt is a dynamic and incredible vehicle due to its advanced safety tech and ability to drive long distances on electricity alone. However, despite the environmental and financial benefit of switching to gasoline to electric-powered vehicles, it seems that the automotive industry has some ways to go before getting the average car buyer fully used to the idea. 

Before you run back to ol’ gassy, you should know a bit more about how charging a Chevy Volt actually works. Here is What You Need To Know About Charging A Chevy Volt.

A PHEV Isn’t Your Average Electric

Here’s one important thing to know about not just the Volt but PHEV’s, a.k.a plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in general, these types of vehicles actually have both an electric motor and a gas engine (hence the name “hybrid”). According to ChargePoint, PHEVs mainly draws on a charge of the electric motor, but when needed, it will switch to gasoline. This type of system can provide more peace of mind in the case where one might anticipate a long drive and may feel anxiety about the range.

Why Buying A PHEV Gives You The Advantage

According to Earth 911, buying a PHEV has a lot of gains attached to it, such as a lower amount of CO2 emissions, diminished air and noise pollution, the capability to run on gasoline power while driving on longer trips, and my personal favorite, lower fuel and maintenance cost (potentially save $632 a year on gas). Another interesting benefit for those who buy a PHEV can get a federal tax credit between $2500 and $7500, including city and state tax credits.

Luckily, for those who choose the Chevy Volt as their PHEV of choice, likely won’t have to switch to gasoline-power the most of the time, since the average driver only travels about 30 miles per day, and the Volt’s models can offer from 40 to 53 of all-electric range.

All The Ways To Charge A Chevy Volt

Charging an electric vehicle is usually quite simple and Chevy Volt, you can park pretty much whenever, whether at home or not. There are three ways to charge the Chevy Volt:

The first is by a Level 1 charger, which has 120-volt charging cords that come standard. Simply connect the three-prong plug into your average wall socket and connect the other end to the vehicle’s charging port.

 The second is by Level 2 charger, which provides double the amount of charge of 240 volts. You’ll find that most public charging stations that use Level 2 chargers but more often than not, PHEV owners will advance their Level 1 charging system to a Level 2. Drivers who are often in a bit in a rush to his or her destination might want to consider this kind of advancement, as it takes much faster to charge.

The third and final way is through the DC Fast Chargers, in which the charging station uses direct current voltage to the battery by a DC connecter, rather than of the house alternating current. This option will provide the most efficient type of charging and is faster than the previous options. Although it’s worth noting that installing this type of charger comes at a hefty price, therefore, it is much more common at particular public sites and for drivers that plan on taking long trips.

As previously stated, PHEVs can easily switch from electric-power to gas if necessary, therefore, one shouldn’t worry too much if the electric motor is low.

Charging at Home

Regardless of what type of charger you have, its the easiest and the cheapest to simply recharge the battery at overnight in the comfort of your own home. As long as you have a card that can connect to your regular wall outlet, you can add close to 4 miles of range per hour, with a full recharge that can take about 12 hours (likely for Level 1).

Charging In Public

If you are new to driving electric vehicles, then you might not be familiar with all of the charging stations around your area, however, there is a wide range of them, often next to restaurants and retail type of stores. As previously mentioned, most public stations will have Level 2 chargers and it will on about 12 miles of range per hour.

According to Green Car Reports, in the U.S, there are thousands of public charging stations all around. However, its also important to know that not all of these stations are free, and may even use networks that are technologically ill-matched and will entail you to join their membership. On the other hand, your life will be made easier by using the app on your smartphone in order to find charging stations that are the nearest to you.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Not only will driving a Chevy Volt save you money on gas but buying a model from Miami Lakes Chevrolet will save you money on the car. We currently have the 2018 Chevy Volt LT in our possession, and for an incredibly affordable price of about $26,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this environmentally friendly Chevy view it on our online inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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How the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Can Handle Any Terrain!

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Most pickup trucks do not provide the ability to have a driver immediately go off-road. The new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison-19, however, is a different animal. Chevrolet made sure to provide all the upgrades, including superior suspension and protective armor underneath the vehicle to ensure it’s safe and secure for off-road travel right off the bat. While this new Chevy product is a smooth ride while driving on a highway, it was built to handle nearly any surface. Going on adventures on trails means unpaved surfaces (mud, rocks, dirt, sand, and bumpy terrain) when owners of any vehicle go down the road less traveled. Let’s break down how far owners can really go with the Colorado ZR2.

Pickups Are Widely Popular, But Few Are Built Like This

The aforementioned suspension technology added to the Colorado ZR2 Bison was used in race cars like the Ford Mustang GT and Camaro ZL1 1LE. Built with Multimatic shocks, this is a vehicle that uses modern technology to carry on through nearly anything. Triple damper units were added along with analytical software that has been developed through racing over the years. Along with a two-speed electronic transfer case with trailering package that includes brake control, hill-descent control as well as a skid plate for the transfer case, this is a pickup ready from day one. The Colorado ZR2 also provides protection for the entire undercarriage of the Bison. There are few vehicles quite like the Bison and in its second year, it’s become even more impressive for owners to enjoy.

Additional Features of the Bison

How do modern pickups handle the off-road? They only can if they are fitted with the amenities that make it possible. Thank Chevy for thinking ahead with standard 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. Chevrolet also provides 17-inch wheels with a hoop scoop, special bumpers, recovery hooks (can be very useful in a fix) and added off-road rocker protection. The standard 3.6-Liter V6 engine is a solid choice and owners can opt for the robust 2.8-Liter Duramax inline-four turbodiesel that produces 181 horsepower and a sturdy 369 lb-ft of torque and still hits a respectable 22 highway mpg. With all the support Chevrolet has built into this new 2020 Colorado ZR2 Bison, we are in love with this massive pickup. Currently, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is available and starts at $21,300 MSRP (Plus dealership fee). The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison begins at $42,400 MSRP (Plus destination fee). Talk to us about getting into a Chevrolet truck at Miami Lakes Automall!

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We are ready to provide automotive service and support, doesn’t matter if you didn’t buy with us. Allow us to fix up your current ride with a simple online service appointment to see our knowledgeable service team. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We are here to help out with any of your automotive needs!

 

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The Chevy Suburban Celebrates Its 85 Birthday

 

Happy Birthday Chevy Suburban!

It’s highly likely that the Chevy Suburban has been around longer then you’ve been alive. The ol’ crooner is often the go-to vehicle for political leaders and federal intelligence services, but even more so with bad-guys in your favorite action films, as it has been featured over 1,200 movies and even was honored by the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year. The Suburban isn’t just any vehicle, it has been a game-changer from its beginning to now and its ability to evolve and become more advanced makes it a significant part of American history.

“The name Suburban is so widely recognized that at various times over history it was used by a few vehicle manufacturers,” said Leslie Kendall, curator at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. “But the Chevrolet Suburban was the forerunner of the modern SUV, has stood the test of time, becoming a fixture of Americana.”

In honor of the Chevy Suburban’s 85th birthday, let’s see, just how far its come!

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

America’s SUV was born in 1935, a year where many U.S citizens were just starting to recover from the Great Depression. While models like Ford V8s, Duesenberg SJs and Chrysler Airflows tried their best to compete, they just couldn’t compare to the multi-purposeful Chevy SUV.

“The Suburban Carryall, as it was known in 1935, was designed for versatility,” said Christo Datini, manager of the GM Archives. “It combined the comfort and convenience of a passenger car with the practical hauling capability of a light commercial vehicle. It could seat eight or be reconfigured for maximum cargo capacity by removing its rear seats.”

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The mother of all Chevy Suburbans allowed up to three rows for passengers and was powered up (if you want to call it that) with just 60 horsepower from a 6-cylinder engine. It had a two-door body shell that was developed upon General Motor’s crossover chassis, however, what really caught our attention was the Art-Deco-era (apart of the AK Series), in which had a glamourous look it but not so bougie that it looked out of place in the driveway of a farmer.

With each generation, the Suburban has gone through various refinements, powertrains, and computerized systems that one could only dream of when it first made its debut. However, the overall blueprint hasn’t changed.

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A couple of years after World War II, more changes were made like the round chrome-grilled nose of the company’s preferred truck line while advancing the torque of the engine in order to make it more adequate for towing. By 1956, there was a complete conversion made from the 1930s style with elements involving wrap-around windshield and body flush with the fenders. Additionally, we finally acquired the V8 engine along with a four-wheel-drive. By the 1960s, it almost unrecognizable with its straight lines and creases on its body, as well as air-conditioning and a rear heater.

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It wasn’t until 1967, where the Suburban had some sort of resemblance to the models of present-day, as a third door on the rear passenger side was finally added, making it a hit with families. Within a few more decades, four doors were added as well as increased comfort and emphasis on interior design.

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Over the subsequent years style evolved to something sleeker and more cultivated, and was OG when it comes to sharing its exterior style with the Cadillac Escalade.  It also evolved more during the Information Age with advancements in technology like electronic sway control, blind-spot alert, forward collision warning, rear safety alert seat and 4G Wi-Fi. Hands-free liftgates, heated steering wheels, and rear-seat entertainment systems.

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“Over the years, the Suburban has become a trusted member of the family,” said Mikhael Farah of Chevrolet Communications. “The 2021 Suburban took what customers loved and made it even better,” Farah said. “The focus on more efficient use of cargo space, interior passenger comfort, interior refinement and overall driving dynamics was the main focus of the all-new Suburban. For the first time in its history, it has an independent rear suspension, that has allowed for a much more refined vehicle overall.”

Additionally, the Suburbans air system gives way to ride-height configuration of up to 4 inches for off-roading. The interior includes impressive features like 10-inch touchscreens, widescreen head-up displays, and 12.6-inch rear monitors. It also includes Adaptive cruise, automatic emergency braking, rear pedestrian alert and side blind zone alert bolster safety. Today’s powertrains push 355 horsepower with a 5.3-liter V8 and 420 with a 6.2-liter V8 turbo-diesel, which are both paired but with 10-speed transmissions and push-button shifting.

The 2021 Suburban is set to release this summer, though there’s talk that its descendent may be an electric variant. General Motors affirmed that they would carry out 20 new electric vehicles by 2023 as well as a reawakened Hummer with a whopping 1000 horsepower. 

“While the world has changed significantly, the Suburban is just as relevant today as it was in 1935,” Farah said. And we couldn’t agree more!

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Wondering what birthday present to buy the Chevy Suburban? How about purchase one at Miami Lakes Automall! We have a plethora of 2020 models in our online inventory, so feel free to look around. In case you find something that feeds your fancy, chat with an online representative for more assistance!

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New 2021 Corvette C8 Rumors A Full-Go

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The newest details are coming out about the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8. A General Motors document was leaked containing information that shows a list of items. The expected changes for the second model year of the eighth-generation Corvette, named the C8, include some surprises. Among the new changes, Magnetic Selective Ride Control is set to become a standalone option for drivers. A delayed production start during the initial model year for the first-ever mid-engine Corvette also saw a slowdown no thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. General Motors had to cease all production at its Bowling Green factory just when demand had reached its highest point. As of now, buyers can no longer order a 2020MY Corvette, so the focus has now shifted to orders for the 2021 Corvette C8. 

Good News For Those Who Held Out

From the looks of the leaked document, the 2021 Corvette will have some key additions to help drive sales. The information is sourced from the Global Connect Order WorkBench, a software that dealerships often rely on to collect orders for new vehicles. Customers will have the choice of two new body color options including Red Mist Tintcoat and Silver Flare. Both of which, according to Corvette Blogger, shall be in place of Long Beach Red and Blade Silver. It’s a bit unusual to see such a change after just one model year, but it appears Chevy is open to update the available color options to meet demand. A noticeable carbon fiber finish for the high-wing and the door intake trim will be ready for the 2021 Corvette C8, as well as a slew of body stripes that can be selected to match a wide array of colors. For now, the visible carbon fiber ground effects are not available for customers to select for now. The addition of the Magnetic Selective Ride Control as a standalone option means customers no longer have to opt for the Z51 package.

Interior Changes Come As Well

There are some modest adjustments that will be found on the inside as well. Fantastic options like wireless Apple CarPlay are set to become standard across the entire line-up.  The 3LT will be available with a couple of new seat combinations for customers to choose from. New all-weather floor liners are also included, as well as a car cover depicting the C8.R race car. Another listing is the “Stingray R”, but the details to that are not known. Corvette Blogger has this item as a possible special-edition model with visual upgrades taken directly from the C8.R. While these are some of the minor details that will make up some of the changes, we know the timing of the 2021 Corvette C8 is set to start later in the fall of 2020.

Production Is Nearing For 2021 C8

The beginning of assembly of the 2021 Corvette is scheduled to ramp up by September 2020. That’s if production isn’t slowed down by that point due to the coronavirus aftermath. We have hopes the slowdown will not hinder production of the mid-engined sports car, making it back-to-back years of a slowed roll out. There has been speculation and reports that have placed the Chevrolet Corvette sports car at a new starting price over last year’s considerably low $60,000 MSRP for the base model. Chevrolet actually loses money with the sale of the low-end C8 trims. Thinking about driving the premiere Chevrolet product?

Allow Us To Make Your Chevrolet Corvette Dreams A Reality

Are you hoping to drive a new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette! At Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers and we have the right staff to make it happen. Searching for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our newest vehicles or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online service appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work.

We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Reach out to us and see what we can do for you today at Miami Lakes Automall

 

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General Motors Decides To Delay The Release of The Chevy Bolt

Why The Chevy Bolt’s Debut Is Postponed

This year, General Motors had plans to give the Chevrolet Bolt a little nip-and-tuck with improvements in both design and technology as well as the implementation of seats that provide more comfort and adaptive cruise control for the first time. However, on the 31st of last month, the company announced that it will delay its debut of the new Bolt version likely until 2021 due to the impact on business from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the updates will accompany the 2022 model-year Bolt. 

Megan Soule, a spokesperson for GM, gave information to Elecktrek, an automobile news site, regarding the temporary halt by email saying “As a result of the current business situation, we have decided to launch the refreshed Bolt EV in 2021 as a 2022 model and the Bolt EUV remains on schedule.”

As of yet, it is not clear if the company’s postponement of plant operations at Orion Assembly, where the Bolt is manufactured, will have an effect on the supply of this year’s version of the Bolt. Soule continued further “ Previously, we announced the suspension of regular plant operations across North America through March 30. We have recently expanded that suspension and will continue to evaluate our operating plan going forward. When we can safely resume production, we will.”

Since this decision, GM is promoting the Bolt EV until the end of spring with a markdown for up to $10,000 with a starting price of $199 per month for leases.

Changes That Will Be Pushed Back

The changes to the redesigned Bolt by next year will likely have a design that is a bit sportier. The seats will not only be more comfortable but redesigned, this should hopefully solve common complaints by customers about the seat cushions being thin. Additionally, there will be an updated front fascia and rear lights. Since there since is finally implementation of adaptive cruise control, there will be a larger band of cameras on the front windshield, though it will not offer Super Cruise.

In the interior, Chevy stylists diminished the dashboard’s plastic look and improved the infotainment system. Other features will include a push-button gear selector rather than a regular one. The steering wheel has a more athletic and attractive look with a bottom that is leveled off.

GM said that the scheduling for the production of the Chevy Bolt still remains on track. It is expected that the larger Bolt EUV will make its debut this summer, with production starting next year at GM’s Orion Township assembly plant. The EUV’s wheelbase is 5 inches longer than this year’s Bolt.

Also, the company is temporarily stopping planning and development for updates, mid-cycle, of some of its internal-combustion trucks, sports cars, and SUVs.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Luckily for you, waiting for an EV from Chevy may not require such a long wait after all. Miami Lakes Automall currently has a 2020 Chevy Bolt EV LT in our possession, it has cool features like a 10.2-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, LED headlights and taillights, and cruise control. Feel free to search through our online new car inventory through our website and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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Count On the New 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Over the 2020 Ford Mustang

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A long and storied history between automotive rivals Ford and Chevrolet dates back decades ago as these two brands have pioneered the way for other muscle cars to end up on the roads. The Ford Mustang and Camaro both debuted in the mid-1960s, forever changing the automotive landscape. These pony cars are still cherished today among buyers around the world. As muscle cars have become more intelligent and in demand than ever before. What does the landscape look like in 2020 between these two well-known and respected cars? 

2020 Camaro Offers High-Level Perks

The new 2020 Chevy Camaro has gone through transformations that have pushed forward new innovation since 1966. The current sixth-generation Camaro provides owners with a slew of new features new to the 2020 model. Some of the upgrades include wireless charging pad for smartphones, a teen driver setting to restrict functions of the vehicle when a teen is driving, plus an available rear camera mirror as well. The perks of the Camaro extends to managing the performance of the vehicle with Chevrolet’s Performance Data Recorder that is available, along with modern perks like 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. While some muscle cars have gotten smaller in the past decade or so, the Camaro went from a compact car from the 1960s to 2002 to a mid-size car beginning in 2010.

The Ford Mustang now offers an 8-inch screen and offers a voice-controlled navigation setup similar to the one found in the Chevrolet Camaro. Customers can choose to add features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection in either vehicle for an additional cost. The difference between these vehicles comes with elements under the hood. 

What Are the Powertrain Differences?

The base 2020 Ford Mustang includes a turbocharged, 2.3-Liter four-cylinder engine that makes 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Currently, owners will not be able to have a Mustang with all-wheel-drive. Mustang owners get a jump from the four-cylinder powertrain up to the V8 with no V6 option. The V8 engine found in the Mustang

gets 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, but there is no chance of an automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the base Camaro models come with a turbocharged, 2.0-Liter four-cylinder engine that supplies 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission come standard, while an eight-speed automatic is offered at an extra cost. There is a 3.6-Liter V6 with 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque engine available, as the Camaro is standard with a six-speed stick, but it can be added with an optional 10-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet provides more options than Ford. 

The Camaro SS trim supplies the very powerful direct-injected 6.2-Liter V8 engine that hits 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft. of torque, fast enough to go from 0 to 60 mph in just a mere 4.1-seconds. The Z1L trim gets a supercharged version of the 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain that provides an owner with 650 horsepower and a whopping 650 lb-ft of torque. Both V8-powered models come with a six-speed manual transmission, with a 10-speed automatic transmission at an extra cost. Both vehicles supply the same estimated fuel ratings of 25 mpg combined city and highway rating. In the various measures of vehicle strength, as well as technology, the Chevrolet Camaro has proven itself against the rival Ford Mustang.

Which Vehicle Is More Expensive?

The difference between the two must be cost? Even with all the perk afforded to the Camaro, there is yet another check in the box for the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro. Buyers can be happy knowing the starting price is at $25,000 MSRP for a Camaro is a whole $1,670 less than the starting price of the 2020 Ford Mustang. Curious to get started with looking up more about the process of driving the newest Chevrolet vehicles? We are here to help at Miami Lakes Automall.

Begin Your Chevrolet Journey With Our Help

Our friendly staff is ready to assist you to buy, lease, sell or trade-in your vehicle and receive an excellent deal. The current inventory of our newest vehicles and wide selection of pre-owned vehicles is a perfect fit for so many. We take pride in providing the new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro. Thinking about getting a repair on your current ride? We can help with an online service appointment that allows our trained service techs to get the job done right at Miami Lakes Automall!

 

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The Chevrolet Trailblazer Is Making A Comeback in 2021 With A 28 MPG Combined EPA Rating

The Trailblazer’s Impressive MPG Rating

Shoppers who are interested in purchasing a small SUV want the space without sacrificing the fuel economy. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer was revealed almost a year ago as a compact car offered in its lineup, squeezing between the entry-level Trax and the highly favored Equinox. At long last, an official EPA rating for the Trailbrazer’s fuel mileage has finally been released…kind of…

The newest Trailblazer certainly lives up to its name as it is offered with 1.2-liter as well as a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with either front or all four wheels. According to Fuel Economy, there an option for the 1.3-liter AWD model to have a little collaboration with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the highest-spec powertrain option.

Additionally, the 2021 Chevy model earns a 26 mpg rating in city conditions with 30 mpg as the official rating for the highway. In general, this rating a little better than the miniature Trax with its high-spec 1.4-liter turbo three-cylinder and AWD, however, this comparison is very like-for-like. On the other hand, the Trailblazer defeats the larger Equinox despite its arrangement. Those who decide upon the 1.5-liter turbo engine with AWD in the Equinox should know that it would be pretty similar at 27 mpg combined.

It might not seem like it, but the new Trailblazer is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to rising up against the AWD competition. It’s 28 combined mpg rating is perfectly equal to the Honda HR-V, though ranks lower only slightly for the highway and accelerates past the Mazda CX-30 at a rating of 27 mpg combined. The domestic competition also has trouble keeping up with the Trailblazer as the Jeep Renegade matches up at 26 mpg and Ford’s EcoSport model comes in a little behind at 25 combined mpg, even though its closer to the Chevy Trax in size.

The Trailblazer is David in the market of Goliath with its smaller 1.2-liter engine and 4WD still dominating in terms of having better fuel economy, but as a note, the exact figures are not available right now. However, assessing from the estimates from FWD competitors, it is expected that Trailblazer will come in close to 30 mpg combined.

Features To Expect and Release Date

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will come out swinging with its spacious interior, the company states that the total cargo capacity is 54 cubic feet with 60/40 split second-row seats folded.

The new Chevy model wouldn’t be so new if it didn’t have updated driver-assist features like forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking, all of which are standard. Optional features include adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring as well as infotainment features like Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto.

The Trailblazer is set to be released in the Spring this year (2020), and will have a base price close to $20,000, (plus destination fee).

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

If you simply can’t wait for the new Chevy model, Miami Lakes Auto Mall has a variety of different vehicles from Chevrolet that are up-to-date, family-friendly, and has plenty of advanced infotainment and safety features, we even have the Trax in our possession. Those who are interested can look through our online new car inventory and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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Is The Chevrolet Camaro To Receive Mid-Engine Like The C8 Corvette?

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Every now and then it’s fun to speculate about where the automotive industry will go next. Once a brand decides on changing up its script, we can imagine a company extending its new approach to other vehicle segments using the same method. Take Chevrolet for example, Chevy has done the unthinkable once before with creating a mid-engine Corvette. This happened last year when the Corvette was changed with the “C8”. After seven generations of the Corvette and over fifty years of history, Chevrolet opted to place the powertrain in the middle of the vehicle. Now, one designer has modified the Chevrolet Camaro to have the same powertrain set up, dubbing his rendering the Chevrolet Midmaro. 

Will There Be A Chevrolet “Midmaro”?

As of now, no. Keep in mind, the future is not written yet and no reports have confirmed that Chevrolet is truly considering moving the engine with the Camaro as well. However, just like with concept cars, this could be the spark that ignites the change for Chevrolet and its upcoming line-up. When rival brand Dodge introduced the Widebody concept to the Challenger, it was only a matter of time before the perks of the Widebody made its way over to fellow Dodge muscle car, the Dodge Charger. Chevrolet has a thing for dressing up its pony cars in a new light and this might be the result someday. The image above was rendered and created by Gabe Florido, the founder of Car Lifestyle. The Camaro rendering looks futuristic and sleek and adopts the same engine placement as the Corvette. If Chevrolet opted to produce a vehicle like this, with various powertrain options for drivers, this could help the Camaro compete with rivals like Porsche in the future. Of course, we all know about what Chevy is currently working on with an electric Camaro in the works. But, we know there are other possibilities that could always come as a result of accomplishment. The result of making the Corvette a mid-engine vehicle was quite a feat.

Why Would Chevy Consider Changing the Camaro?

Chevrolet has already made the change to arguably its most well-known production vehicle, the Corvette. The “C8” is a breath of fresh air for Chevy enthusiasts to enjoy. A mid-engine car allows for a slew of upgrades around the rest of the vehicle for an owner to enjoy its powerful 6.2-Liter LT2 V8 engine. Designers had to work extra hard with the challenges of never building a Corvette with such a set-up, but that difficult engineering feat is over with. Now, the fruits of those labors could be applied to another Chevrolet vehicle. We’re certain that a mid-engine Camaro could become a concept vehicle in the future at the very least. We ask our readers to talk to us on social media to see what they think about the Chevrolet Corvette C8, but also what they would think of the Camaro getting the same treatment. As always, for all things Chevrolet, check out Miami Lakes Automall to find and drive the best Chevy vehicles around.

Drive New Chevy Vehicles With Our Help

We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where our friendly team is excited to show off our entire new Chevrolet lineup. We take pride in providing a large variety of quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help with any selling, buying or leasing offers and more. Have a trade-in for us? We can assist with making that happen as well. 

Do you currently have a vehicle that isn’t running like it used to? Make an online service appointment and we will do our part to get your vehicle on the road. We’re happy to offer our help with car maintenance and repairs.  Don’t wait any longer to fix up your car. We look forward to providing an entire automotive experience. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall now!

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The Chevy Impala Is Finally Laid To Rest…For The Third Time

In the past few decades, wakes and funerals have been held for the dearly departed Chevrolet Impala not once but twice, only for the model to resurrect itself once again. However, it seems as though this Chevy sedan is finally ready to be put to rest and permanently.

Arriving right on time, the last model for the Impala came down the assembly line at General Motors in the Detroit, Hamtramck assembly plant on the 27th of last month. On Instagram, WXYZ, local ABC News subsidiary posted a photo of the final model, showing a model with a “Cajun red” color. Judging from the chrome accents on the exterior it looks very capable and well equipped.

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A representative from Chevy recently spoke to Roadshow, a news section of an American media website called CNET, and said in a statement that “as the market has shifted from sedans we’ve had to respond to customer demand.” This car, in particular, will not continue to linger with General Motors (GM), but rather has been sold to a private owner.

Previously, GM said that the production of the Impala and Cadillac CT6 would come to end this past January, however, the Impala received an extended but short stay past its expiration date. As far as we know, the CT6, the only model to tag onto GM’s previously-acclaimed Omega platform, will not receive a new heir.

The same is true for the Impala. Therefore, this will leave the Chevy Malibu as the only family sedan left in the brand’s lineup. Furthermore, recent information has suggested that the car still has some lasting power with minimal changes coming. Alternatively, we still may see a permanent departure with the Malibu during this decade.

GM has largely moved its materials away from passenger cars to crossovers and SUVs that receive more of a profit and are high in popularity. In the meantime, the automaker continues to invest millions of dollars into its electric vehicles and self-driving car programs. Although its Cruise Automation affiliate takes care of the autonomous technology, GM continues to strive for an all-electric future.

This concept will begin to take place with the electric version of the GMC Hummer, the automaker plans to build this invigorated model at its Detriot plant. The Cadillac Escalade EV could also join the Hummer in due time at the same plant. GM is hoping to make the production facility its home ground for autonomous production in North America and enticed the United Auto Workers about the future of EV’s at union labor negotiations the year before. However, this seems quite ironic seeing how GM originally made plans for closing the facility.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

At the current moment, Miami Lakes Auto Mall is still selling 2020 Chevy Impala models for roughly $30,000, so if I were you, I wouldn’t wait too long! Those who are interested in either this model or any other Chevrolet vehicles can visit our website and take a look through our inventory. Once you find something that suits your fancy, chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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2021 Chevrolet Express Gains New 6.6-Liter Powertrain Option

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Chevrolet has been working on improving the powertrains offered for their vehicles across different segments. One way to do so is to add the strength of the direct-injected 6.6-Liter engine that is currently found in both the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD. Chevy has announced this engine will be added in the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Express. This powertrain adds 17 percent more horsepower and 24 percent more torque than the 6.0-Liter the engine replaces. Drivers of the Chevrolet Express will now gain the experience of  a hearty 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. This upgrade provides more than an adequate burst than most commercial vehicles offer. This will also improve reliability for owners.

Chevrolet Express Improves Across the Board

This newly available powertrain will be available across the multiple configurations offered with the Express. Owners can opt for the passenger, cargo, and cutaway configurations, as the Chevrolet Express will push this forward with more features than ever with the 2021 model due out later in 2020. Commercial fleet sales grew in 2019 to a remarkable 12 percent over 2018. Many reasons are attributed to why the Express has done as well as it has, but companies like Amazon and UPS are using this vehicle and experiencing wild growth. As such, this means greater use for the need for a cargo supply van like the Chevy Express. 

Various Powertrain Options

As full-size vans are becoming more popular, the 2021 Express can not come soon enough, especially with the various engine options. Drivers can opt for the six-cylinder 4.3-Liter option that offers 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque, or go for the solid eight-speed automatic. Another powertrain choice includes the four-cylinder Duramax turbo diesel, found in the Chevrolet Colorado and Canyon pickups. This powertrain is solid as well with its 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.The gasoline V8 is mated with only the six-speed automatic transmission, this engine is known as the Hydra-Matic 6L90, previously added to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with the 6.2-liter LSA supercharged small-block V8 tower of power.

For 2020, the Express Cutaway, the base trim, can be had for $31,500 MSRP (Plus destination fee), the Express Cargo begins at $32,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee), and the top-tier Express Passenger starts at $34,900 MSRP (Plus destination fee). For those who are curious about riding a large Chevy cargo van, we can help answer any questions with a visit or phone call. We’re here to provide our customers with assistance and recommendations. 

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For those who have yet to experience the perks that come with a modern vehicle, like the 2020 Chevrolet Express, we welcome our guests to test-drive our newest Chevrolet products. We make it very easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a fantastic selection.

Our auto financing department can assist today with any buying or leasing needs for any of our customers. We can help with an online service appointment that allows our qualified service techs to get the job done right. For any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before, we are here. We look forward to supporting you at Miami Lakes Automall!

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The 2021 Technology Savvy Chevy Traverse Is Huskier In Appearance (Hello Handsome!)

Riding the waves of its best sales year in its history, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse readies for the year with a new look, three years after its last facelift. The approaching mid-cycle renovation will include reworked exterior characteristics, improved interior options, new in-car technology, and most notably, additional, no-cost active safety features.

Most prominent on the exterior will be the new LED headlights and taillights allied with an identically reformed front and rear fascias. Accompanying a new and more-angular front grille, the next year’s Traverse already presents itself with a feel that is huskier and boxier than the current model despite the sheet metal between the front and rear clips that remain the same. Also, turn signal indicators are now merged with the daytime running lamps, and four new wheel designs are available.

Additionally, the interior will provide new seating choices, including newly-available conveniences like Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, a driver-friendly 8.0-inch information display, and a panoramic sunroof. The 2021 Traverse will keep offering USB charging ports in all rows and maintain its best-in-class cargo capacity distinction. All in all, there a quite a few considerate changes that are coming in the large Chevy.

Really it’s the safety gear that has the most considerable advancements. All models of the Traverse now include a more inclusive set of standard driver-assistance systems like automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, front pedestrian braking, forward collision warning, and lane-keep assist with lane departure warning. On the 2020 version of the Traverse, a lot of that equipment prescribed customers to order the range-topping trims or pay extra when going for mid-pack versions, this upgrade makes up for it exponentially.

Nevertheless, Chevy hasn’t just yet cleared up its pathway on active safety. Although its no longer restricted to the range-topping High Country, Chevy is still restricting adaptive cruise control to its swankier models: 3LT, RS, and Premier. For the first time, the Safety Alert Seat will be available, however, as previously mentioned, Chevy is restricting that feature to the Traverse Premier and High Country models only.

Chevy’s release makes no mention of powertrain alterations, so it’s expected that the Traverse will keep 2019’s 3.6-liter V6 and 9-speed automatic transmission.

We are anticipating that the  2021 Chevrolet Traverse will go on sale late this year. Pricing and additional specifications will be available near its launch date.

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More information regarding The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse will be revealed in due time, but for the time being, check out current models at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a plethora of Traverse models available for 2020, it has its own set of advanced safety features like Teen Driver, which allows parents of teens to set particular parameters in regards to speed, stereo volume, seatbelt use and other factors. The 2020 Traverse also has entertainment features like Bluetooth Wireless Technology, AppleCar Play and Andriod Auto, and much more.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can check our new and used car inventory on our website and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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2020 Chevrolet Spark Special Edition Introduced

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Chevrolet has announced a new special edition, simply known as the Special Edition for the 2020 Spark. The subcompact car was topped in 2019 by the Chevrolet Spark, ahead of the competition and looks to continue its reign at the top spot for 2020. Over 31,000 Spark vehicles were sold last year and Chevy has added 15-inch black-painted, machine-finished wheels, black DRL bezels, a black grille with matching black bowtie badges and looks fantastic. Under the hood, a 1.4-Liter four-cylinder with 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel-drive. Let’s get into the new special edition and upcoming 2021 model year due out later in 2020.

More On the 2020 Chevrolet Spark

The Spark was updated with the 2019 model year to include a more eloquent and chrome-laden front and added dual-element taillamps. Owners can opt for the Driver Confidence Package that is available for the 2LT trim and adds collision alert, automatic emergency braking, as well as lane departure warning and adds low speed forward automatic braking. Safety improvements weren’t the only added feature, with updates to include new interior and exterior color options and new wheel designs. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities as well as two USB ports. Drivers can opt for the color in black with a white roof or blue with a white roof. The Special Edition is a neat entry for those who want the best look for the Spark. Eventually, the 2021 Chevy Spark will arrive. Early reports have come out to mention some of the changes coming out. 

2021 Model Year Is Approaching

Eventually, the 2021 Chevrolet Spark will arrive, but the next-generation is not due out for at least a year or more. The changes for the 2021 model year will include the same four trims, the base L, LT, ACTIV, and the premium 2LT. More colors will be added including the new Cayenne Orange, which replaces the Orange Burst and the Mystic Blue will replace the Raspberry color. The color combinations on the inside include Jet Black with Dark Anderson Silver Metallic, Caribbean Blue as well as Jet Black. The naturally-aspirated 1.4-Liter engine will have the same horsepower and torque combination for the 2021 model year as the 2020 model year. Two available transmission carries a 5-speed manual or automatic continuously variable transmission. This is the second-generation Spark and pricing and release date has not been announced yet for the 2021 model year. Thinking about driving a new Chevy? 

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We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with an amazing vehicle at a low price. Thinking about the 2020 Chevy Spark? We have it now. Our friendly team is excited to show off all of our entire Chevrolet vehicles. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers.

From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing department can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. See you soon!

 

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Chevrolet Has Electric Camaro Waiting In the Wings

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General Motors has given fans hints and an image that suggests the Chevrolet Camaro is about to have an electric version available soon. General Motors (GM) has shown the world a coupe-shaped silhouette that allows viewers to imagine what the upcoming Camaro will truly look like, but the image, pictured above, has many wondering if this is the electric incarnation. Along with this photograph, GM also showcased 11 new all-electric vehicles in a short-form video posted on various social media outlets including Twitter and Facebook. GM kicked off their first-ever “EV Day” this March and has promised a grand total of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023. 

General Motor Are Stacked With Electric Plans 

Last November, GM and Chevrolet showed off a prototype named the “E-10” that is powered by their eCrate electric driving system. This driving system might become part of the brand’s performance parts catalog in the near future. Another concept that debuted by Chevrolet recently was in fact another Camaro known as the Camaro eCOPO electric drag racer. This vehicle supposedly hit a 9.8-second quarter-mile time. The eCOPO Camaro concept also had an amazing engine that is rumored to be a 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque powertrain; quite powerful. Chevy has been secretive with their electric plans and we’re not sure why. The automotive world is ready to see more electric options, particularly with vehicles that are beloved like the Camaro. 

Mum Is the Word (For Now)

The actual word by Chevrolet regarding the electric Camaro is just a report for now. There has not been any actual electric vehicle announced specifically for the Camaro, but we expect this will change soon. The hint is real and not fabricated. General Motors is planning a rear-wheel-drive architecture that is set to debut in production vehicles starting later this decade in 2025. We’re awaiting the debut of more electric vehicles to come in 2020, but few are more exciting to think of than the Chevrolet Camaro EV. Recently, an updated Chevrolet Bolt EV has gotten some love, but we hope to see more options get the star treatment from Chevy. For those looking for the latest Chevrolet products, come to Miami Lakes Automall today.

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We welcome you to Miami Lakes Automall. We are proud to offer the latest Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV. We take pride in providing a large quality pre-owned variety that looks amazing and runs fantastic. We can help with any selling, buying or leasing offers and more. Have a trade-in for us? We can assist with making that happen as well. 

Do you currently have a vehicle that isn’t running like it used to? Make an online service appointment and we will do our part to get your vehicle on the road. We’re happy to offer our help with car maintenance and repairs.  Don’t wait any longer to fix up your car. We look forward to providing an entire automotive experience. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall today!

 

 

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Chevrolet Refreshed the Top EV On the Market, the 2020 Chevy Bolt

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General Motors has plans to refresh and update the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The vehicle has been apart of the Chevy lineup for four years. A new wave of electric vehicles is set to come out from GM early in the new decade and the Chevrolet Bolt will be revamped to look sharp and offer the modern amenities that have been recently developed. In the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt, the Bolt actually costs less and offers better fuel efficiency with a driving range of 259 miles, up from 238 miles last year. The Bolt also charges faster than ever before, up 150% faster during the first 30 minutes of charging in colder temperatures than the previous model. 

No Vehicle Has Better Fuel Efficiency

The fuel range for the Bolt is greater than the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Tesla Model 3, the Kia Niro, the Nissan Leaf Plus, and BMW I3. The top of the electric vehicle class is the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. The engineering team at Chevy worked tirelessly to improve the energy of the cell electrodes in the battery. By improving the cell chemistry, the number of cells is the same, but each one is more energy-dense with an improvement of 6 kWh of energy. The Bolt battery pack is up from 60 kWh to 66 kWh. This increase is detrimental to allowing the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt to become the top EV, which was Chevrolet’s goal to reclaim the top spot. The future of the Chevrolet Bolt looks bright with the Bolt EUV expected to be ready by the 2022 model year. The EUV has a larger wheelbase at 3.0 inches longer than the Bolt. This will provide more room in the backseats and will look more upright and like an SUV with a sunroof. 

More Than Just the Best Fuel Range of Any EV

Upgrades have also come by way of technology upgrades. The Bolt EV has HD Rear Vision and HD Surround Vision Cameras that help to give a full-display rearview mirror/camera. The new pedestrian alert system helps drivers with a noise that goes off in the newly placed speakers in both the front and rear of the vehicle. With high-tech upgrades, lower pricing, the expectation is to see greater numbers from customers. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that the Bolt is also quick with a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.5 seconds. While speaking about the improvements, the plan has been clear about what Chevrolet wanted to do with the Bolt EV.

“The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been changing consumer perceptions of electric vehicles since its launch in 2016. The great range now, even more, is the foundation of the Bolt EV’s success, and when paired with features like one-pedal driving, Regen on Demand and the instant torque of the EV motor, the vehicle delivers an exceptional driving experience. Chevrolet also is helping to encourage EV adoption by providing customers the necessary tools and services to make EV ownership more convenient,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Passenger Car and Crossover Marketing.

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The way of the future is in electric vehicles with the latest technology that helps drivers save money. General Motors and Chevrolet have built an even better Bolt with a lower price for customers. Check out the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt today. Come shop with us at Miami Lakes Automall. Find all-new Chevrolet vehicles as well as a strong collection of late model pre-owned vehicles

Wondering if you should have your vehicle looked at, need an oil change or replace old tires? We can handle the small stuff or handle the harder items like replacing key parts that are vital to keeping a vehicle running. Allow our qualified service techs to take a look at a simple online appointment. Our friendly team invites you to visit us for a test drive or service appointment today as we will accommodate all our guests every day. We’re excited to see you soon!

 

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The End Of An Era: Chevrolet Discontinues The Impala

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Chevrolet is attempting to change its line-up with addition by subtraction. The Chevrolet Impala has seen its last model roll out of the factory, officially ending in February 2020 at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan. The very plant its self will be transformed as the saying goes, “out with the old and in with the new.” That quote can be used for more than the plant’s forthcoming upgrades that will see a significant shift from machines that build parts for the outdated internal combustion engine vehicles and replaced by machines capable of building modern electronic vehicles. Along with the machines that are being replaced, as many as 130 workers will retire when the plant undergoes renovation.

Out With the Old and In With the Electric

General Motors is investing over $2.2 billion in this retooling of the plant. By the end, General Motors (GM) looks to have 2,200 people at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Around 70 skilled-workers are going to remain working throughout the retooling practice, but as many as 600 general assembly workers are going to transfer to other GM plants as the process gets underway. The end of the Impala badge is the end to a massive era for GM. Dating back to 1963, Chevrolet sold its 50 millionth car, which just so happened to a Chevy Impala. The Impala was fourth in terms of sales among the Chevy cars produced between 1965 and 1970 with nearly 13 million vehicles sold after the Beetle, Ford Model T and Lada Riva. After 10 generations of the Impala, the large car has seen its run end. 

Why Did General Motors End the Impala?

The Impala saw a significant drop off in sales from 2018 to 2019. The total in 2018 was 56,556 vehicles sold compared to 44,978 vehicles moved last year. That was a 25.5% drop off and Chevrolet has made up their mind to focus on new plans and take Chevy to new heights with upcoming EV vehicles and a different outlook for the brand. From 1958 through 195 and since its return in 1994 through 2020, the Impala was a massively successful vehicle for General Motors. 

 “Just as the Impala evolved over the years, the market has shifted dramatically and demand for sedans has declined and we adjusted to meet customer needs,” said Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet marketing.

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Custom 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Comes In Limited Supply

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After debuting a one-of-a-kind 1,000-hp Camaro Convertible, Specialty Vehicle Engineering has turned its concentration to the Chevrolet Colorado. Back in the 1990s and 2000s, the Chevy Colorado Xtreme pickup truck was made from a mix between the Blazer Xtreme and popular S-10 pickup was an example of style, more so than power. However, recent work on the beloved Chevrolet truck has taken things to a whole new level. In many ways, the “new 2020” Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme, is a modern-day tribute to the popular Chevrolet S-10 Xtreme sports truck from the 1990s. The makers at Specialty Vehicle Engineering have put their hearts and hands into action to create a much stronger entry in the pickup game. However, only 100 of these bad boys will be made. Let’s share all the details of this unique Xtreme pickup.

Options For Owners

Available for crew cab or extended-cab models, the Colorado Xtreme is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pushes up the horsepower from 190 horsepower found in the old Xtreme to a new 455 horsepower and 425 ft-lb of torque. The previous Xtreme only came with 250 lb-ft of torque stock. Today’s Xtreme uses SVE’s in-house developed centrifugal supercharger with a unique head unit that contains a restless drive assembly as opposed to a conventional gear drive assembly that can give owners up to 90,000 rpm with no supercharger whine. 

Xtreme Drivability

This pickup was built to resist power lag, offer quiet drivability and a straight power band that improves power to as much as 6,400 rpm. The unique SVE’s air-to-water intercooler system also lowers heat soak to sustain optimal power whenever the truck is running. SVE sought out upgrades that include a composite Xtreme engine cover, body-color painted fog lamp surrounds with body-color painted grille and black bowtie emblem, a custom dual exhaust, and reworked suspension lowers the Colorado Xtreme by two inches at the front and five inches at the rear.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme rides on 20-inch five-spoke wheels available in satin black or gloss black wrapped in Michelin 275/45R20 Pilot Sport PS2S performance tires. Classy!

Sweet Interior Features

Inside, the front headrests feature stitched red Xtreme logos and there are also premium floor mats in black or cocoa dune with the Xtreme logo. Optional upgrades include a heavy-duty sway bar, heavy-duty traction bars and bushings, a folding black tonneau cover, and a custom seat trim package for the front and rear seats that complement the two factory interior colors.

Exclusively limited to just 100 total finalized models, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Extreme will be a rarity when built. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado with the 3.6-liter V6 begins at $27,380 MSRP (Plus destination fee) with the extended cab and $29,280 MSRP (Plus destination fee) for the crew cab. For information about driving other Chevrolet products, we have a lot for our readers to check out at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Visit us to try out the new Chevy heavy-duty Silverado pickups we have. We are happy to offer the latest Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado. Not sure if you want a new vehicle? We have a ton of quality pre-owned vehicles that drive well and look sleek. Not interested in a pickup? Take a look at our newest vehicles or our quality pre-owned vehicles

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt Improves With New Technology

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The new decade has arrived with impending changes bound to affect the automotive landscape. Changes include greater technology like what is found in the new 2020 Chevrolet Bolt. The latest Chevy EV nows joins a crowded field with the introduction of the Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Kona, Telsa Model 3 and Nissan Leaf, among others. The truth remains, few compare to what Chevy has included in the new 2020 Bolt. The range for the Bolt is now 259 miles, which is more than any of the vehicles listed above. The Bolt recharges at a superior rate that includes 4 mph with a 120V plug, in just 10 hours using a 240V home charger. The Leaf Plus takes longer at 11.5 hours. The Chevrolet Bolt pulls ahead with the ability to charge up to 100 miles in just half an hour. 

Improvement From Within For the 2020 Chevy Bolt

The acceleration has improved with the Bolt as well with an impressive 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque that is stronger than most gasoline cars on the road today. For those that imagine the Bolt is purely an EV capable of only providing great fuel economy that is wrong as the Bolt proves its quite effective at maintaining its power even when driving over steep hills or passing other vehicles. The Bolt can go from 0 to 60 seconds in 6.3 seconds. An array of standard features include SiriusXM Radio, a keyless start with push-to-start button and LED daytime running lamps, plus LED taillamps, 6-speaker audio system, 6-way manual driver seat and passenger seat with 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Enjoy technology that makes driving more enjoyable with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. An available Bose premium 7-speaker audio system and automatic heated steering wheel.

 Accolades and Discount 

The Chevy Bolt was the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2017 North American Car of the Year and Green Car Report Best Car to Buy, among many other awards. The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt looks to be no exception. This is an affordable option for many customers at $36,620 MSRP (Plus destination fee). An 8 year, 100,000-mile warranty is about as strong as they come in the industry. The Federal Tax Credit will provide up to $1,875 in savings through March 31, 2020 on any Bolt EV purchased. 

“The Bolt is not just a great electric vehicle but also a great commuter vehicle in every respect. … Well done, GM. You are now the leader.” 

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2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 Earn Cars.com “Pickup Truck of the Year” Award

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Chevrolet has a lot to brag about to start 2020, with the most recent awards by Cars.com rewarding the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 as their choice for Pickup Truck of the Year. The heavy-duty Chevy trucks edged out the competition thanks to its dominating power and even better fuel-efficiency over the competition. The customers who look to get their work done right within a timely fashion know to trust Chevrolet. The upscale feel of the competition lacks the strength to contend with what heavy-duty pickups are all about.  

Technology Leads the Way For Chevrolet

The best way to make work go smoothly and easily when hauling is to have all the features that Chevrolet included for both the Silverado 2500 and 3500. Working with a trailer attached to a work truck is commonplace, but Chevy goes a step further than other brands. Not only does Chevrolet offer an easily accessible trailer brake controller, an available bed-mounted trailer harness, but they also gain a vehicle that offers integrated bed steps with exclusive loading placards specific to a vehicle’s VIN (vehicle identification number) so a driver knows exactly how much their vehicle can tow and haul. This all takes place within the in-vehicle trailering app that includes the profile for the trailer, complete checklists, and diagnostics. 

Owners of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 will gain the use of this new Advanced Trailing System that includes eight cameras that surround the areas that truck owners commonly look out towards, with 15 unique views that help make life driving a heavy-duty pickup easier. One feature, which allows for a “transparent trailer” is a huge tool that allows the remote cameras to make a view that allows the trailer to disappear, allowing an unobstructed rear view on the touchscreen inside of the vehicle. 

Strength In Numbers

Looking for a vehicle that has immense power? Chevrolet offers the new 6.6-Liter V8 that is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine gives owners 401 horsepower with 464 lb-ft of torque. The Revised turbo-diesel 6.6-Liter Duramax V8 engine ups the horsepower to 455 and unearths a whopping 910 lb-ft of torque mated with the new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission. For owners looking to make life easier when working with their pickup, it is best to side with Chevrolet. It is easy to see how Cars.com choose the latest HD Silverado trucks as their choice for Pickup Truck of the Year 2020. Come test drive a new Chevrolet heavy-duty pickup truck today with help from us at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Come check out the new heavy-duty Silverado pickups we have. We are proud to offer the latest Chevrolet vehicles and take pride in providing a large quality pre-owned variety that looks amazing. Not interested in a pickup? Take a look at our newest vehicles or our quality pre-owned vehicles

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2020 Corvette Boasts Best MPG of Any Corvette

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The growing anticipation for the upcoming 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is hitting a fever pitch. The latest news for the upcoming “C8” has been focused on the imminent start of production. For the masses, the Chevy Corvette will begin to start its roll out soon enough. The first production 2020 Corvette has been made and already sold for a robust $3 million cost to Rick Hendrick, dubbed the King of Corvettes. He claims he won’t ever drive the vehicle. However, the biggest news has come in the form of fuel efficiency. 

Better Than the Previous Generation Corvette

The upcoming mid-engine car has recently learned the final highway mpg rating at a remarkable 27 highway mpg. This rating is better than both the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and the previous generation, the “C7”.  The previous Corvette was rated at 25 highway mpg. The reason owners aim to drive a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is to drive at fast speeds. Customers will love knowing the C8 Stingray can launch from zero to 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 184 mph. But production is still yet to start (for now). 

Production Is Ready To Ramp Up

The new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will begin rolling off the assembly line next month after experiencing delays. The current orders are frozen, so customers looking for the 2020 Corvette will have to wait. Custom orders that have come in include widespread similarities like the battery protection package and the Z51 package with MagneRide. For an additional $5,000, buyers get a revamped suspension, performance exhaust, greater engine cooling, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, and more power. MagneRide is a $1,895 upcharge.

More On the 2020 Corvette

The base trim of the 2020 Corvette utilizes a 6.2-Liter LT2 V8 producing 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Buyers receive solid power from even the base trim, but many customers have decided on gaining the Z51 pack that bounces those numbers to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. As of January 2020, the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is hard to find for purchase, but that will soon change. 

The 2020 Corvette has a starting price of $59,995 MSRP (Plus destination fee), while the popular 3LT trim that starts at $72,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee) and adds some excellent touches like extra carbon fiber bits, GT2 seating, microfiber inserts throughout the interior, to name a few extra goodies. Want to drive a new Chevrolet? We can help today.

Come Drive the Newest Chevrolet Vehicles All at Miami Lakes Automall!

We are ready to help customers at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make every experience for our guests an enjoyable one. We have the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ready for you. We have plenty of great options to drive away with an amazing vehicle at a fantastic price. Our friendly team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup or go through our new vehicle inventory and our pre-owned vehicles. We’re ready to assist with all sales as well as trade-in offers.

Not sure about what vehicle makes sense for you? Talk to our auto financing department, we can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We hope to see you soon! 

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$3 Million For A Corvette That Won’t Be Driven?

2020 Stingray Miami Lakes Automall

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We recently witnessed the award season kick-off to start 2020 off with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray earning the 2020 North American Car of the Year award. While the 2020 Chevrolet sports car is the very first 2020 Chevrolet Stingray has officially had its first sale to the tune of a whopping $3 million at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first-ever Chevrolet Corvette to carry a mid-engine build (this means the engine is literally in the middle of the vehicle, rather than under the hood) has a base price of $55,900 MSRP (Plus destination fee), but this is the only first ever built Chevy C8 Stingray. The event hosting this sale was a Narrett-Jackson auction with every bit of the transaction going to charity.

All For A Good Cause

The Detroit Children’s Fund, a not-for-profit organization, is responsible for the earnings. The money will be distributed across public schools in Detroit. The focus of Detroit Children’s Fund is to improve the quality of education in the city where General Motors has its main headquarters and thousands of workers. The sale was completed and sold to Corvette collector Rick Hendrick. Hendrick is apart of the Corvette Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2015. Hendrick owns a total of 94 dealerships, but among all the vehicles he owns, he says he won’t ever drive this first-ever C8. The first debut of the vehicle was launched with the help of actual astronauts to unveil the vehicle. The new mid-engine design, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe is one of the most sought after vehicles to hit the market in recent memory. The auction was actually the biggest success in the 49-year history of Barrett-Jackson Auctions with $141 million produced.

“I’ve been going to those auctions for 25 to 30 years and I’ve bought a lot of No.1s at auction for charity. But nothing like this car. This had bidders from all over the world. It was so much drama. When you have the CEO of General Motors on the stage, that’s a big deal,” Hendrick told the Free Press.

More On the “C8” Corvette

The winning vehicle will carry an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic with automatic shifting. The advantages that have pushed the latest Chevrolet to another level include technology upgrades. The engineers have added new performance components that come standard for each Chevrolet Corvette that allows the vehicle to have 25 percent more oil cooling than the previous-generation Corvette. This is thanks to the new chassis design, part of the changes to a new mid-engine design. The “C8” Stingray is the start of an all-new generation of Corvette vehicles that are fastest and strongest than ever. Engineers added in the legendary 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain that delivers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. 

“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss. 

Stop By and See What We Have To Offer

For those looking to start 2020 off right, visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles. We also have a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers thrilled to drive.

With any buying, leasing or selling, consider us the place to go for all things Chevy. Come visit even if you didn’t buy with our team. Allow our friendly service team to help out should any maintenance work be needed on your current vehicle. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you at Miami Lakes Automall! See you soon!

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2020 Corvette Stingray Earns Major Award To Start Off 2020

2020 C8 Miami Lakes Automall

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January is always a good month, the new year has arrived and so has award season. The 2020 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards have been announced. Among the voters were writers, a total of 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. The results this year were a welcome sight for Chevrolet as the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has won the Car category. This vehicle has been heralded as a legendary vehicle from inception. The first mid-engine Corvette has performance-enhancing technology that is heads and tails above nearly all vehicles on the road today. A beautifully, refined vehicle inside and out, Chevrolet knows they struck gold with the latest Corvette.

Why the Corvette Stingray?

The Corvette Stingray is spacious with top-end suspension, the sharpest details, and exterior design ever and has won drivers over. Buyers love the sleek carbon-flash coloring and intense body colors. The voters that decided on the Chevrolet product helped Chevy user in its third award, the first since the C7 debuted in 2014. The first NACUT award for Chevrolet came from the 1998 Corvette. The performance and low price point earned a lot of buzz. Not sure what is included with this phenomenal sports car? Lots of options for customers and a lot of speed thanks to the powerful 6.2-Liter V8 engine that hits 495 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque.

The Choice Is Yours

The C8 Stingray trim provides three seating options instead of two, as the previous generation provided. Custom color choices now go up for the tones, materials, and seatbelt colors. Buyers can select from two different tones, three materials, and six seatbelt colors the owner can decide over. The former “Automobile of the Year” winner by Automobile Magazine and named to back to back Car and Driver “10Best list” in 2018 and 2019, drivers can expect only the best in top-notch materials from Chevrolet as it won yet another award with this North American Car selection. Thinking about driving a new Chevrolet in 2020? We know the perfect place to find a new one and start the year off right!

Come Test Drive With Us at Miami Lakes Automall

Hoping to experience a test drive in one of the latest Chevrolet vehicles? Don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. Don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and have a large inventory of the newest Chevrolet vehicles. We also carry a large pre-owned variety that is second-to-none!

For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us a one-stop-shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to make paying for a vehicle easier. Stop by today and see what we can do for you at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Is the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro The Most Impressive Chevy Ever Built?

2020 SS Miami Lakes Automall

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Chevrolet has become fixated on building up the Camaro to top the list above all its competition. The Camaro isn’t far off either. The Chevrolet Camaro SS is one of the most sought after performance cars in the segment. We hope to help our readers and new customers keep in mind how immersive the Camaro driving experience can be. Thanks to an impressive V8 engine and inexpensive price tag (the base SS begins at less than $38,000 MSRP), the Camaro has become the choice for many owners. So, why start the new year off in a brand new Camaro? Let us share why we love the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS trim.  

Feel The Strength of A New Camaro

The 2020 Camaro has five trims ranging from the base LS, LT, LT1, SS and all the way up to the ZL1 trim. The Camaro carries the LT and LT1 trim, which provides drivers with the same base engine, but lacks the refinement added to the SS trim. The SS improvements and possibilities make it more valuable for drivers and the upgrade is worth the price. The SS has a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, top-of-the-line Brembo brakes, high-performance tires, and adds a digital instrument information display as standard equipment above the LT1 Owners gain heated and ventilated front seating, power seats with memory pack, plus an entirely refined interior. The SS also provides available magnetic dampers (not currently on the LT1) that convert the Camaro SS into a racing track champion. When coupled with a 1LE suspension tune, the Camaro SS can keep speed with nearly any vehicle on the track. Maybe one day, the Camaro will have its own Hollywood Star just like the Chevrolet Suburban?

Why Choose the SS Trim?

Simply put, drivers will gain the 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Chevy has revealed the Camaro SS is quicker to 60 mph with a 10-speed automatic, at merely 4.0 seconds, but the 6-speed automatic transmission goes from zero to 60 mph at 4.3 seconds. Simply put, our choice for drivers looking to get one the best performance car options is to side with Chevrolet and the impressive SS trim of the latest Camaro. The Camaro begins at $25,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee) but we want our readers to know all about the SS trim. Second only to the ZL1 trim, the SS is poised to help customers get the most out of Chevrolet. Want to drive home the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro right now?

Where To Drive Chevrolet Today

Are you looking into getting a new Camaro? Find one today at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re more than excited to help our customers, we’re thrilled. Looking for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our newest vehicles or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. 

Are you experiencing issues with your current ride? Don’t let your current vehicle problems get you down. Our professional and experienced service team is here to help. We can make sure you’re back on the road fast with our knowledgeable service techs. Book an online service appointment with us, even if you haven’t made a purchase with us. Rush over to find out more!

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Chevrolet Helps Make the Luxury SUV Segment More Spacious Than Ever

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Miami Lakes Automall

Chevrolet introduces the 2021 Tahoe Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The full-size SUV has gone through a complete transformation, adding sixty-six percent more cargo room behind the third row and ten additional inches of third-row leg room. New Air Ride Adaptive Suspension offers load leveling at all four corners of the vehicle and up to four inches of ride-height adjustment. Five interior display screens are available. Best-in-class nine camera views and new trailering technology are also featured. The 2021 Tahoe goes on sale mid-2020 in North America. (Photo Credit: Chevrolet)

More than just cruise control and power steering, vehicles today have introduced safety and entertainment features that keep drivers safer and offer more comfort for both the driver and passengers alike. But there is also one reason customers buying new vehicles are happy – all the room. The Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban have grown substantially in space for customers to enjoy for the 2021 model year. Buyers will have more headroom, greater legroom, and extra space to haul cargo. This is exactly what customers want as large SUVs are making a comeback in the new decade. The previous decade saw an increase of larger SUVs. The growth has been noticeable for both the large SUV and the full-size pickup. 

“When you go out and do clinics on almost any vehicle and you ask what people want, they almost always say they want more space,” Stephanie Brinley, principal automotive analyst at research firm IHS Markit.

Better MPG Fuels Buyers

As the nation’s gasoline prices have continued to maintain a relatively low amount, in comparison to a decade ago, the image of an SUV being gas guzzlers has been removed from the buyer’s mind. The national average price of gas hasn’t exceeded $3 since 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A low unemployment rate and strong stock prices have helped SUV sales. The newest SUVs coming out today, even large SUVs have improved their overall mpg. Currently, in the SUV segment, 28 vehicles in the 2020 model year have a remarkable 30 miles per gallon in combined city-highway driving, compared with only one model back at the turn of the century in 2000. 

“With low gas prices, nobody cares how big they are really, and the fuel economy has improved, too,” says Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at car-buying site Autotrader. 

SUVs Have Never Been More Attractive

Traditional car sales have slumped, and more than half of all new car sales are projected to be SUV sales in 2020 according to a projection by Edmunds. Taking a closer look at the upcoming, new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, the Tahoe is now 6.7 inches longer than the 2020 model and the wheelbase is 4.9 inches longer.  That increased size has now added to the Chevrolet Tahoe’s overall maximum cargo room by 29.8%. Since the 1999 model year up to the 2021 model, GM has put together a vehicle that has increased 17.7 inches in length to the Tahoe. Customers today can embrace getting further with more cargo like never before. The luxury has never looked better than the Chevy products of the new decade. Find out more with our help and a test-drive today.

Start Off the New Year Right In A Fresh Chevy Vehicle

Start the new year off right in a brand-new 2020 Chevrolet Suburban. For those who have yet to experience the luxuries that come with a modern vehicle, we welcome our guests to test-drive our newest Chevrolet products. We make it very easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a fantastic selection.

Our financing department can assist today with any buying or leasing needs. We can help with an online service appointment that allows our qualified service techs to get the job done. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before. We look forward to supporting you. Come to Miami Lakes Automall today! 

 

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GM Pressing Hard to Get 4-Gen Bolt AV’s On The Road

General Motors Petition

In 2018 General Motors revealed the first images of the upcoming GM Cruise AV, a fourth-generation Bolt AV-based-autonomous vehicle. This new self-driving model will be the first of its kind without a steering wheel or petal.

Since then, GM has been petitioning for permission to test new Bolts “without a human driver and without human driver controls.” They’ve requested to permit 2,500 vehicles to run on public roads citing this is meant to advance safety and low-emission technology.

For the past two weeks, top GM executives have discussed the electric hatch as a self-driving platform. According to Reuters, an international news organization, CEO Mary Barra met with US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao last week in order to discuss getting the 4-Gen AV’s onto the city streets.

 “I expect we’re going to be able to move forward with these petitions soon — as soon as we can. There’s a lot of back and forth between us and the companies. We’re sharing with them thoughts and ideas and concerns. They come back to us with additional information.” Said, James Owens, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator.

Additionally, Owens mentioned that he expects that a decision will be made in 2020. He also said that the primary concern for NHTSA is to make sure any driverless vehicles on public roads are as safe as those driven by people.

GM’s 100-page petition made it more than clear that they mean business; It goes into detail as to how autonomous vehicles will be a huge benefit to the public.

The company wrote “Because human error or behavior leads to 94 percent of vehicle crashes, technology that eliminates the human driver has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives and to avoid or mitigate hundreds of thousands of vehicle crashes every year in the United States alone…Every day in the United States, more than 100 lives are lost in car crashes. Every day of delay in getting autonomous vehicles safely on American roads is a day in which we are losing lives that could be saved.”

GM states that by introducing this program it will gain a wider acceptance to the use of electric and zero-emission vehicles. If the NHTSA permits GM’s request, the company’s deployment plan will include a ride-share program that GM will bring public exposure to. The ride-sharing system would operate in urban areas and users would interact with it by the use of his or her phone.

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Though autonomous vehicles have ways to go, Miami Lakes Automall currently has 2019 electric models starting at $29,000, (plus destination fee) against the retail price of about $43,000.

The highlight of this 2019 EV is its battery back of course! The 60-kWh battery can take the Bolt up to 238 miles. On top of this, just 30 minutes at the DC Fast Charging station will give the vehicle another 90 miles of range. The engine also has 266 lb-ft of torque with a horsepower of about 200.

Those interested in any 2019 Chevy EV models can search our electric vehicle online inventory or call us: (305) 455-3540. Representatives are standing by!

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Chevrolet Revamps Off-Road Z71 Package For Upcoming Vehicles

2021 Chevy Miami Lakes Automall

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The folks at Chevrolet have outdone themselves when revamping the Z71 off-road package made for the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe Z71 package now offers more for customers than ever before. Drivers who opt for this package can expect an exceptional off-road truck that is protected from the elements for any fun, adventurous excursions. The Z71 package is available for all of these trims on both the Suburban or Tahoe: LS, LT, RST, Premier, and High Country. The engines a buyer can select include either the 5.3-Liter or 6.2-Liter powertrain. What else can drivers expect with this package? 

Why Opt For the Z71 Package?

Owners of a new Chevrolet that want to ensure their vehicle carries tools to ensure their vehicle is protected when traveling off-road should opt for this package. Included is a solid, high-clearance front fascia that implements a significantly advanced approach angle. Drivers gain a unique fascia with a pair of horizontally oriented, red tow hooks, which project far enough for comfortable use if they are ever needed. Underneath the fascia and behind the tow hooks rests a large skid plate that helps ensure the truck’s vitals from abrupt impact or damage to the most important parts of any vehicle. The gas tank, the oil pan, transmission and more are all protected thanks to the skid plate and this piece is considered vastly important when going on any trails or off-road travels. 

Enjoy A Ton of New Standard Features 

The Z71 package provides the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Chevy Tahoe with standard hill-descent, standard four-wheel drive and adds a two-speed transfer case with a dedicated low-range. Regardless of which vehicle a driver sides with, they will drive on unique, large 20-inch wheels and Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT all-terrain tires. We could not recommend this package more! When this vehicle debuts in 2020, we recommend to ask us about adding this revamped Z71 package as well. Keep in mind, both the upcoming 2021 Suburban and Tahoe will off the new Chevrolet class-exclusive four-corner air suspension. 

New Technology Provides More For Drivers

Buyers will be able to choose between three new driving modes. The suspension can change from Normal to Off-Road 1 or Off-Road 2. The difference between the suspension is the vehicle is raised one inch off the ground in Off-Road 1 and up two inches in the Off-Road 2 setting. Easily to remember and important should a driver want to have maximum ground clearance while driving. For customers that can’t wait for these models to come out and want to drive a new Chevrolet option, we have plenty at Miami Lakes Automall ready!

Choose Chevrolet With Our Assistance!

Come to Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers, we’re thrilled. Looking for a new option to buy or lease? Take a look at our newest vehicles or our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help sell your current vehicle or bring it back to life like new with an online appointment to our service center. Allow our professional techs to look at your current ride for any repairs or maintenance work. Just schedule a service appointment to get started!

We’re here to help with any financial help, needs or suggestions to help make paying for a vehicle easier. Stop by today and see what we can do for you right now.

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2019 Chevy Tax Deductions For Busines Owners

Section 179 Tax Deduction

On December 2018, the Internal Revenue Service released Revenue Procedure 2019-08, (an official statement of a procedure that affects the rights or duties of taxpayers or other members of the public under the Internal Revenue Code) in order to equip others with direction on tax deductions for the year under Section 179 and on deduction deducting depreciation under Section 168. 

Section 179 deduction can apply to tangible personal property like machinery and tools bought for use in a vocation or business. If the taxpayer prefers, they are qualified for real property. The recent Revenue Procedure describes how taxpayers can elect to treat the qualified real property as Section 179 property.

The saying “Invest In Yourself” is brought to life by the Section 179 Deduction as it adds capital equipment (equipment that they use to improve their operations and further increase revenue) as part of an incentive to businesses.

To sum up, business owners who use the Section 179 Deduction will be aided by the added equipment and vehicles. All of this will allow one to keep more of his or her tax dollars.

Tax Deductions for Chevy Automobiles

INSTANTLY write off up to 100% of the retail price of eligible Chevy automobiles! Thanks to new tax depreciation laws, businesses may be entitled to a deduction of up to 100% of the retail price of an unlimited number of purchased Chevy vehicles that qualify in 2019 for business use.

First Year Vehicle Depreciation Limits For 2019

Up to $18,100 per vehicle (no aggregate limitation)

  • Spark
  • Sonic
  • Cruze
  • Malibu
  • Impala
  • Volt
  • Bolt EV
  • Trax
  • Equinox
  • Camaro
  • Corvette
  • Colorado
  • City Express

Up to 100% of the purchase price (no per-vehicle or aggregate limitation)

  • Silverado 1500
  • Silverado 2500HD
  • Silverado 3500HD
  • Silverado 3500 Chassis Cab
  • Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD Chassis Cab
  • Blazer
  • Traverse
  • Tahoe
  • Suburban
  • Express Cargo Van
  • Express Passenger Van
  • Express Cutaway
  • Low Cab Forward
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The next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUV’s Make an Entrance

New Reveal

Tuesday night (December 10, 2019), the 2021 versions of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban were revealed by General Motors. They come with more advanced technology, they are longer and roomier than before and come with a wider range of choices for customers.

According to Kelly Blue Book, the two vehicles make up more than 40% of America’s non-luxury full-size SUV market.

As automakers are finding ways to incorporate autonomous and all-electric vehicles onto the city streets, the earnings of the vehicles are being used to assist in financing this project, this includes at least 20 new EV’s internationally by 2023.

New Features

Elements of the remodeled Chevrolet Silverado pickup inspires some designs onto the new SUVs such as the boomerang LED signature lights and large and striking grilles with horizontal bars behind Chevy’s emblem.

According to officials, the 2021 vehicles feature redesigned interiors with far greater interior space than current models, including 66% more cargo room, specifically behind the third row for the 2021 Tahoe and 19% more cargo space behind the first row of the 2021 Suburban.

As presented in the Chevrolet Silverado, three engine options will be offered: a 5.3-liter V-8 with 355 hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with 420 hp and a new 3.0-liter diesel engine, with 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed transmission will be matched with all engines.

The interior also embeds standard 10-inch infotainment screens and 15-inch Windshield Heads Up display (optional) for drivers, as well as 12.6-inch touchscreens for rear seats.

Tim Herrick, General Motors vice president of global product programs, described the remodeled automobiles as “the ultimate SUVs.” “On-road and -off, the all-new Suburban and Tahoe play much bigger but actually drive much smaller than before,” he said during the unveiling Tuesday night. “They offer the best of both roads,” referring to capability and handling, including a new optional air suspension system.

It is expected that the Chevy’s Tahoe and Suburban will arrive in U.S dealerships by the middle of next year with six trims including a new top-end High Country model. Pricing has not been announced, however, the starting price of current Tahoe models range from about $50,000 to $69,500. Starting prices for the Suburban currently starts between about $53,000 and $72,500.

According to General Motors, the SUVs offer 30 safety and driver convenience technologies like the standard automatic emergency braking, as well as the optional HD surround view and a rear pedestrian alert system.

As told by officials to CNBC, the new system and electrical infrastructure of the vehicles are adept at handling General Motors Super Cruise highway driver-assist system. On the flip side, the technology will not be initially offered on the SUVs.

New Plans

Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, it is expected by the automaker for the 2021 SUVs to “continue to dominate their segment.” “We are here to win. Chevrolet created the template for the modern SUV in 1935. In doing so, it created the template for winning that we’re still following today,” Reuss said during the unveiling Tuesday night. “These all-new versions will be just as dominant as they were the day they were introduced.”

By early next year, remodeled versions of the Yukon and Escalade are expected to be revealed. 

More information regarding The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban will be revealed in due time, but for the time being, check out current models on Miami Lakes Automall. Representatives are standing by to answer any questions!

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Chevrolet Suburban Earns Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Chevrolet has earned a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame for their Chevy Suburban SUV. The Chevrolet Suburban has been in at least one film made every year since 1960 including 30 Oscar-nominated films over that span. The Chevy Suburban has also been a part of at least one television show since 1956. In fact, few actors could ever match such a long and storied career on film. A diverse span that includes stand out scenes in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, Pixar’s “Cars”, “Us”, “Training Day”, and “Ghostbusters”. With over 85 years of production, the Chevrolet Suburban is apart of the American lexicon as much as any vehicle on the market today. This month, December 2019, this vehicle has now earned a unique distinction. 

A Look Back On the Sucess of the Suburban

As a prominent vehicle in the entire automotive landscape, the Chevrolet three-row product has become the first vehicle to ever win this prestigious Award of Excellence star at the Hollywood & Highland. This award was presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In total, the Chevrolet Suburban has been in more than 1,750 films and television series. 

“For six decades, the Chevrolet Suburban has been Hollywood’s longest-working actor. Appearing in classic feature films and on must-see television shows, the Suburban is a well-established industry mainstay, making an impact in movies and on television, it’s impressive to have both vehicles now join an illustrious group of actors and characters that are forever known as Hollywood legends,” said Rana Ghadban, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. 

Look Into the Current Suburban

The current Suburban, the 2020 Chevy Suburban equips multiple engines including the most powerful 6.2-Liter V8 engine and can fit up to nine adult passengers easily in the comfortable and lavish interior. Owners of the Suburban also include the latest technology and safety features that have helped make the Suburban famous. Hollywood knows all about the sharp look of the Suburban, but more than just a powerful and sleek-looking SUV, there’s tons customers have embraced about the Suburban SUV. 

Drivers love the 12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front bucket seating, available heated second-row bucket seating, 14 available charging locations, and premium stitching and craftmanship have pushed the 2020 Suburban to new heights. Enjoy nice holiday vacations with the Chevrolet Infotainment System that has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot technology. The available Rear-Seat Blu-ray and DVD system. Thinking about stepping into a new 2020 Chevrolet Suburban? We have them ready to go at Miami Lakes Automall.

See For Yourself the Newest Chevrolet Line-up

Found out more ways Chevrolet is leading the way with innovative features when you come for a test-drive at Miami Lakes Automall. We make it very easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a fantastic selection.

If you’re searching for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can assist today with any buying or leasing needs.  Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before. We look forward to supporting you. We are looking forward to helping you!

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Drive Away With the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet Malibu Miami Lakes Automall

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The automotive world has seen many mid-size sedans disappear over the last decade. With a new decade upon us, the landscape will change but not for Chevrolet as they have maintained the excellence that is built into their 2020 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu carries incredible fuel economy, up to 36 highway mpg, while not selling drivers short on horsepower. The available 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque found in the high-end Malibu is more than many SUVs on the road! Consider the power of driving a vehicle like a Chevrolet sedan. Looking for more things to consider? 

More Perks Found In the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

For drivers that want a comfortable ride for daily commutes and want to be able to afford their ride, the Chevrolet Malibu is a wonderful option. A low base price of just $22,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee), we can’t say enough good things about the 2020 Malibu. Fully redesigned back in 2016, new changes for the Malibu have updated to include a six-speed automatic transmission with CVT technology (Continuously Variable Transmission) for better fuel economy with a new sport-styled RS trim, heated rear-seats availability and a new Chevy Infotainment system. The Chevy infotainment includes Bluetooth capabilities, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and available 9-speaker Bose sound system. 

The base engine includes a 1.5-Liter turbocharged engine and front-wheel drive with the Premier trim adding the 2.0-Liter turbocharged engine that carries a nine-speed automatic transmission. In between those trims are the L, LS and RS trims. The L trim adds a 6-speaker stereo, rear backup camera, the LS supports 4G LTE wifi, 16-inch alloy wheels, the RS trim upgrades to 19-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and a blacked-out sports grill. The Premium trim also adds dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and LED running lights. Owners that seek the high-end trim can expect to pay $33,320 MSRP (plus destination fee) that offers available power sunroof and a navigation system.

The Future of Chevrolet

In just three years customers will see 20 new electric cars by Chevy; all of them should be added by 2023. The newest Chevy electric car will be made and assembled at the Orion production plant in Michigan. After celebrating over 100 years of Chevrolet, one thing is certain, the Chevrolet brand will continue to offer new sedan cars like the Malibu in the future. They might become electric vehicles, but the advancements are to be taken as improvements for customers to enjoy. Thinking about driving away in a new Chevrolet vehicle? We can help out today!

Miami Lakes Automall Is Your One-stop Automotive Shop

Make this holiday season one to remember no matter what your automotive needs are when you come to Miami Lakes Automall. We have the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, ready to go on a test-drive today. We welcome you to stop in and find out how exhilarating driving a Malibu vehicle is. 

Don’t let your current vehicle problems get you down. Are you dealing with on-going issues with your current ride? We can make sure you’re back on the road fast with our knowledgeable service techs. Book an online service appointment with us, even if you haven’t made a purchase with us. Rush over to find out more! Our professional and experienced service team is here to help at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Anddd The Award Goes To…The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette!

Car of the Year

The all-new and reimagined Chevrolet Corvette has been named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the year, making only the third time in history the long-standing sports car has received the honor, as it was previously awarded in 1984 and 1998.

The award was presented to Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive engineer and Michael Simcoe, General Motors vice president of Global Design, at the event located at MotorTrend’s headquarters in El Segundo, which featured industry leadership and celebrity guests.

“It’s an honor for the Corvette team to receive this coveted award from MotorTrend against the best the industry has to offer,” said Juechter. “Our design and engineering teams spent several years sweating the details to deliver the first mid-engine Corvette. To have a third party validate our hard work makes it all worthwhile.”

The 2020 Chevrolet’s prestigious award is certainly deserved, especially due to its powerful engine. With the Z51 Performance Package, it reaches 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Its also powered by the next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, packing 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Exterior

The exterior is quite exquisite. The Black or Shadow Gray Metallic color is a recommend for those looking for a “Batmobile” look. 

For those who want a style that is a bit bold and prominent will want to take a look at the Torch Red, this color commands attention and forces the creases and detail to come out the most. 

For those who really want to stand out, a must-have is the loud and gaudy Accelerate Yellow.

Other colors include: Arctic White, Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic, Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and more.

Interior and Features

In addition to the “Bat Mobile” colors on the exterior front, the interior has equally impressive colors, ranging from Jet Black, Sky Cool Gray, Adrenaline Red, Natural Dipped, Two-Tone Blue, and Morello Red.

Each interior is covered in smooth suede with bits of carbon-fiber and aluminum trim in some parts. The interior overall has a clean, crisp, and elegant design. It has a very upscale feel.

Another impressive and unique design feature is the steering wheel. It has a square style rather than the round one that most people are used to, which further emphasizes its sporty feel. It comes in either leather or suede. It also has the new Z button on the left side of the wheel. The Z mode button allows more aggressive performance and allows adjustment on the car’s behavior.

Customization

There are 3 seat options available, ranging from a dashing sporty look to a more comfort-oriented feel. There is also an option to customize the color of the seat belts, such as black, blue, natural, torch red, yellow, and orange.

Technology

Each C8 Corvette will have the standard 10-speaker Bose premium audio system included, and the 14-speaker Bose Performance Series system is also an option.

The latest version of Chevrolet MyLink is also included: This built-in system organizes and integrates the driver’s technology. One can make and receive calls, get text message alerts and enjoy other convenient features without having to use the phone. Apple Carplay and Android Auto are also compatible.

Production Date and Price

Production will begin in February 2020 on the award-winning Corvette. The starting price for the Chevrolet Stingray is $59.995 (plus destination fee).

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Check Out the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Special Editions

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On the road today, drivers have made a choice when it comes to heavy-duty pickups. Their choice is the Chevrolet Silverado, which has finished among the top spots yet again so far in 2019. The upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Silverado special editions will help to ensure Chevrolet is still among the top choices for buyers. According to Chevrolet, the Silverado will have four Silverado Special Edition pickups. We’re already looking ahead to the upcoming Chevy pickups and what they will offer customers early in the next decade.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Redline

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Redline is one pickup Chevy first introduced to the world at the 2019 SEMA Show held in November at Las Vegas, Nevada. The Silverado 1500 Redline carries the signature red stripe, matching red striping on the exterior mirrors, and red recovery hooks. The 20-inch black wheels look bold around the red six-piston Brembo brakes. The Chevy pickup adds a suspension lowering kit, illuminated Chevrolet brand bowtie across the grill. The red-themed appearance continues inside the vehicle with red-trimmed floor mats. Chevy adds a Chevrolet Performance Exhaust Upgrade and 50 State Legal Cold Air Intake that provides a horsepower increase of 12, to pump out even more strength for owners to embrace. 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Edition

Chevy has kept its word to turn a popular concept vehicle from the previous Silverado generation and will offer customers a chance to own a real special pickup. The details, including what is expected inside and the price have not been announced. When speaking about this particular entry, Chevrolet Silverado Marketing Director, High Milne, had this to say about the upcoming special edition.

“Over a year later we were getting emails about the original Silverado Carhartt concept truck… being late in the lifecycle there wasn’t time for a Carhartt trim, but this was as quick as we could get it in: year two of a brand new truck. No production cap on Carhartt Silverado HD, it’s not priced, but if you look what’s in it. It’s not going to be incrementally a big number,” said Milne.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Editon

The 2021 Silverado will have a familiar face with the Midnight Edition. For years, the popular special edition has earned a place among the special edition line-up. The latest Midnight Editon was introduced at the 2019 State Fair of Texas in September 2019. This half-ton pickup will also carry over to the heavy-duty segment as a special edition as well. There will be one more special edition added to the upcoming 2021 pickup. 

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Z71 Sport Edition

The Chevrolet Z71 Sport HD package adds a blacked-out design, badging, bumpers, grille and a skid plate that adds to the off-road appeal. Customers will also gain the off-road tires wrapped on black wheels. The Silverado HD Z71 is based off the Trail Boss trim. When speaking about this special edition, Milne had this to say. 

“Z71 Sport HD is just for 2500 Silverado, gas or diesel, said” Milne, who also explained that the graphics package will be available via the Chevrolet Accessories catalog. Milne also states that the Silverado HD Z71 Sport borrows design cues from the Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, but the team stopped short in calling it that,” said High Milne -Chevrolet Silverado Marketing Director.

To drive the latest Chevrolet Silverado pickups, the place that has them for a fantastic price with a wonderful team to help deliver them to our readers. 

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Thinking about driving the newest Chevy trucks? We know why! Come drive a Chevrolet pickup with plenty of the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pickups. We have them and can assist our customers with any buying or leasing today. Want to sell your vehicle? We can also help with that. Miami Lakes Automall offers a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles that are ready to go.

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Silverado Line-Up Is Pumping Out Larger Volume To Meet Demands

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The half-ton pickup landscape has a lot to offer customers looking for a solid choice. Among the vehicles are great choices, but we’re certain many drivers would prefer the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. In fact, the Chevy brand can’t seem to build their collection of Silverado trucks fast enough to meet demand. The report regarding Chevy handling their production side came from GM Authority, which commented on how successful the Silverado is selling towards the end of 2019. The evidence can be found in the 40 percent increase in the Silverado HD sales from this year compared to 2018.  

“Our customers love these new models. We can’t build the new ones fast enough. The response has been positive. They show up and they disappear,” said Silverado Marketing Manager Hugh Milne. 

Chevy Sees Success For More Than Just the Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet brand has kept the previous model, the 2019 Silverado, on lots. While those older models are still being pushed, their new 2020 Silverado models are selling like wildfire alongside the older models. Chevrolet is also proud to push its heavy-duty Silverado lineup. 

Drivers can find the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 beginning at $35,695 MSRP (Plus destination fee) and the base model Silverado 3500 starts at $36,895 MSRP (Plus destination fee). 

The Silverado 2500 offers drivers with outstanding strength, holding a maximum towing capacity of 18,500-pounds that can get nearly any job done with. For business owners that are truly looking to add some intense power can opt for the Silverado 3500 that supplies 35,500 pounds of a maximum towing capacity. Owners of these pickups will note how easy its become to use a hitch with the slew of cameras and direct angles that show how to park, reverse and connect the truck to a hitch easily. 

The 2020 Silverado Is Ready For Customers

Whether a driver wants to opt for a refined driving experience or wants to be able to produce real results for their field, they can rely on the latest Silveardo line-up. The latest Chevrolet Silverado packages have arrived as well. In regards to the production of the Silverado pickups going forward, Barry Engle, the GM President of the Americas since April 1st, 2019 had this to offer customers.

“Given our limited availability, we deliberately launched with a really high mix in trims. But as we get broader availability and get the full portfolio out there, we’ll be just fine,” -Engle, GM President of Americas.

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The Revamp for the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Will Debut Before the End of the Year

If buyers are waiting for the next-generation of Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban, they won’t have to wait for much longer. GM Authority has reported that both SUVs will get a revamp soon and we’ll be able to get a preview as soon as December 10th of 2019. 

Chevrolet has been quiet about them launching their most significant vehicles. There are spy shots all over the internet, and several speculations have been born because of the high-riding models that are seen. However, there are reports which show there is an imminent reveal which is going around, and the teaser is keeping buyers and enthusiasts on the edge of our seats. 

The Suburban and Tahoe will be riding on an independent rear suspension setup. The platform for the Tahoe and Suburban is expected to ride on the GM T1 ladder-frame platform. It is known to be prominently on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. Chevy is situating itself on the same ground as its rivals. It’s most noticeable with the Ford Expedition vehicle.   

As for the exterior design, both vehicles will have new lighting configurations and a new fascia. But the most prominent new design is the inclusion of the front air curtains which will be better for fuel-efficiency. As the 2021 specs aren’t available yet and assuming there are no powertrain changes coming, let’s take a look at the 2020 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban offer.   

THE 2020 TAHOE PERFORMANCE:

There are two performance options for the 2020 Tahoe. Standard on the Tahoe is the 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 engine, which comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The combination of the engine and the transmission on the Tahoe provides lots of power and quick acceleration.

Available is the 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, which helps deliver speedy acceleration. With this engine, there is a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Tahoe has a V8 engine base that gives the vehicle 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Average figures for a large SUV. The Tahoe gets 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway with the 6.2-liter V8 engine.  

When the 2020 Tahoe is properly equipped it tows up to 8,600 pounds. Standard on the vehicle is the trailering equipment which includes the trailer sway control, a 2-inch receiver and a trailering hitch platform. As a piece of optional equipment, there is a two-speed transfer case, an integrated trailer brake controller, an air-leveling suspension, and a higher rear axle ratio. 

THE 2020 SUBURBAN PERFORMANCE: 

The 2020 Suburban comes with a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine which makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. That combination alone capably moves this large SUV with ease.  

The same optional 6.2-liter V8 engine for the Tahoe is available for the Suburban. It produces 420 horsepower and the 460 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a modern 10-speed automatic transmission. 

The trims with the 6.2-liter powertrain have a quicker acceleration but it comes with a premium of more than $20,000 above the MSRP of the 5.3-liter Suburban. The base engine and the standard rear-wheel drive, return an EPA-estimate of 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The four-wheel-drive trims get 14 mpg in the city and deliver 21 mpg on the highway. 

The estimate for the 6.2-liter V8 engine is not that different. The rear-wheel-drive trims get 14/23 mpg on the city/highway. The four-wheel-drive gets 14/20 mpg on the city/highway. 

As for the towing, when it’s properly equipped, the Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds. Drivers looking for a towing machine with great interior cargo space consider the Suburban an appealing alternative to a full-size pickup truck.   

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Chevrolet Introduces Remarkable Electric E-10 Pickup Concept

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Chevrolet has introduced a retro-looking pickup that invokes images of decades past, yet is something out of the future with its zero-emissions drive. The E-10 is a low-riding truck that gives off the appearance of a totally clean hot rod look. The truck is sleek and quite a sight to see. Chevy has really introduced something cool and a concept that has already received fanfare for its innovation and tight design. Bolt EV tech has been added to this new concept by Chevy and made its debut at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas on November 5th, 2019. 

Origins of the E-10 Concept

The E-10 concept is named from the crate engine it’s origins began out of. The “eCrate” powertrain is actually two electric motors with dual 400-volt battery and a traditional automatic transmission joined to it. The electric motors can be found in other Chevy products, but just not a dual-engine setup. The engineers A fitted tonneau cover covers the truck bed. This eCrate is new and it is not known if this will become something Chevrolet adds into their production vehicles going forward. This E-10 concept is no pushover for horsepower. The remarkable vehicle has a grand total of 450 horsepower and has a quick burst that allows drivers to reach 60 mph in about 5 seconds. The E-10 carries a quarter-mile time of a solid 13 seconds and is allowing audiences to re-imagine what it could be like to drive an electric pickup.

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The vehicle is already able to provide drivers with zero emissions, so no gasoline is needed. Chevrolet made sure to include two battery packs as a way to allow for simultaneous charging and a larger driving range to enjoy the vehicle wherever the owner wants to go. The E-10 provides three speakers that project a track and touring version of the LS7-powered V8 sound found in the Camaro. The Emulator in the concept can adjust the sound in the vehicle to the transmission’s gears to bring back that famous, old school hot rod sound. Hearing an electric vehicle purr loudly might seem odd, but the aesthetic really helps make the entire process of this electric concept complete. After all, if a vehicle is going to look as sweet as this one does, resembling the hot rod background, surely any driver would want to make it known on the road. 

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The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax Diesel

The 2020 Silverado is taking a page from the 1990s. Back then, you were able to get a Silverado 1500 with a V-8 diesel. But since then, Chevy has stopped offering a diesel half-ton truck, and the Silverado 1500 has had an all-gasoline engine since; until now. 

The Silverado 1500 for 2020, takes the vehicle in 7 seconds from 0-60 mph- at least the Silverado RST Duramax. It has an outstanding performance, and it completed a quarter-mile at 90.7 mph in 15.4 seconds. Talk about fast! 

The numbers are close to what the Ford F-150 diesel 4×2 delivers. The F-150 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. The F-150 ran the quarter-mile in 15.6 seconds at 88.9 mph. 

The 1500 Duramax 2WD can tow up to 7,600 pounds. If you think about it those numbers aren’t bad, and it feels even better when you’re driving it. The vehicle has lots of torque and the diesel engine is buttery smooth. 

When it comes to pulling the trailer, it pulls effortlessly and the 10-speed automatic transmission shifts swiftly. The Silverado doesn’t struggle when pulling all that weight and going uphill it performs flawlessly. Talk about effortless. 

On the 1500 Duramax, Chevy is offering its invisible trailer technology for those who do a lot of towing. It uses the camera that is installed on the back of the trailer which works with one the rear cameras that’s on the trucks’ rear and creates an image on the infotainment screen; which allows for the view of the rear (without the trailer) to be seen. When the trailer is so big that it blocks your rear visibility, this is a nice feature indeed.     

The updates on the vehicle are noticeable. Diesel engines are known for being obnoxiously louder than their gas counterparts, but that’s not the case with the Duramax. The engineers of the vehicle made sure that the engine was quiet and they made improvements to the trucks NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) to have a smoother ride.    

Although there aren’t many updates on the interior, the updates made are nice additions considering the lack of a new interior. New on the vehicle is an 8.0-inch touchscreen which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a new HD rear camera that projects a better image when the driver is backing up to a trailer. 

As with all Silverados, there are new additions to the bed. There is the standard CornerStep which is built into the bumper which gives the Silverado an advantage over its competitors and there’s also a three fixed tie-down on each corner. The bed also adds more volume to the truck; the designers added 3.5 inches on each size which accommodates larger objects. 

The Silverado Duramax RST 2WD starts at $28,300 (plus destination fee). The LT starts at ($38,000 plus destination fee), the LTZ starts at $43,000 plus destination fee), and on the High Country starts at $53,000 (plus destination fee). The 3.0-liter Duramax is available on each trim for an additional $9,395 upcharge. Many people are happy that Chevy is offering a diesel engine in the Silverado 1500 and the engine’s performance and capability is an added bonus as it makes it stand out from the crowd.  

You can search the inventory of Chevy Silverado’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if the Chevy Silverado is the truck for you. 

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For 2021 Chevrolet Will Have A More Distinct Look

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is getting a face-lift as the pickup truck goes under the knife for the 2021 model year. The revisions to the front and rear end include a new bow-tie badge on the grille and the word “Chevrolet” embossed across its tailgate. Some designs are different for the ZR2. The truck’s WT, LT, and Z71 trims have a new grille and a lower fascia design.       

The Colorado model features flow-through lettering on the grille and bowtie. The badging on the ZR2 blends the grille into the front bumper, and it compliments the ZR2 nicely. The grille and badging are great for setting the vehicle apart from other truck models.

The ZR2 exterior adds tow hooks, which complement the lengthy list of off-road-minded features. For 2021, the Colorado vehicle has front and rear electronically locking differentials, a skid plate to protect the underbody, and a 2.0-inch lift and 3.5-inch full track. The wider track is standard to the Colorado.      

For 2021, the Colorado’s grille loosely resembles the full-size counterpart. The details on the Chevy’s lower fascia are hard to see, but it looks very similar to the one on today’s model. The models having a similar fascia will give it familiarity that buyers will definitely notice.  

The lineup for the Colorado will now feature a more significant difference between the trims. There’s a new color addition to the exterior paint color, and that’s the “Sand Dune Metallic” paint color, which will be available as an option on the Z71 and ZR2 models. We can only imagine how much better it’ll look, the dustier it gets. 

“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” said director of marketing for Chevrolet Trucks, Bob Krapes. “With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.” The new-look could benefit the sales on the Colorado, but that’s just speculation for right now. 

Chevrolet hasn’t said anything about what’s under the hood of the Colorado, but enthusiasts have their theories. Many believe that what’s under the hood will be the current crop of powertrains to carryover. According to mortor1.com, it will include today’s 186-hp turbodiesel 2.8-liter inline-four, 200-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four, and 308-hp-liter V6 engine.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado made its debut on October 10th at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada. Pricing remains a bit of a mystery, but Chevrolet has stated that the updated mid-size pickup will go on sale in 2020. So those who want the updated mid-size pickup won’t have to wait long. 

ABOUT CHEVROLET:

Founded in 1911, Chevrolet’s hometown and it’s now one of the world’s largest car brands. It is doing business in more than 115 countries, and it’s selling more than 4.0 million vehicles a year. Chevrolet provides its customers with a fuel-efficient vehicle that features an engaging performance, passive and active safety features, a design that is classic in its own right and easy-to-use technology, and it’s something that can be found in its value pricing.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Colorado at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Newest 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Packages Have Arrived

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Chevrolet has some special edition Silverado 1500 pickups coming soon. Two unique packages are being released, the return of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Midnight and Rally editions, first shown at the State Fair of Texas. The 2020 Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition has an all-black theme complete with its blacked-out 18-inch wheels, exhaust tips, doorsteps, badges, and a black grill. The Midnight Edition will be available for the LT Trail Boss as well as the Custom Trail Boss trims. The 2020 Silverado is already an off-road capable pickup, but this appearance package adds a solid and defined look to the latest 1500. Let’s go over the differences between these two packages returning to the Silverado 1500 line-up. 

Inside the Silverado Midnight Edition

Under the hood of the Silverado LT Trail Boss Midnight Edition, owners gain the 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain that equips 420 horsepower and a solid 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and adds LED headlamps with dark bezels and stand daytime running lights. If owners opt for the Customer Trail Boss Midnight Edition, the choice of two powertrain options includes the 5.3-Liter V8 engine that carries a six-speed automatic transmission or they can opt for the larger 6.2-Liter V8 engine tied to the 10-speed automatic transmission. The Midnight Edition is a sleek looking package that has defined look customers hope to secure. The other Special Edition trim is equally as impressive with a wider color scheme for the body.

Everything About the Rally Edition

In regards to the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Rally Edition, owners looking for a modern urban appearance can find the special edition for the Custom and RST trims. Multiple bodycolor choices are offered included Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White or black. The Silverado RST and the Rally Edition have the body-colored grille with black stripes on the tailgate and over the hood. Black badging, black bowties, black exhaust tips with black 22-inch wheels. The Custom Rally Edition has black 20-inch wheels. Each Rally edition offers the 2.7-Liter turbo-four powertrain paired to an eight-speed automatic with the RST Rally Edition that can have the 5.3-Liter V8 or 6.2-Liter V8 engine. Thinking about adding the new 2020 Silverado 1500? Don’t worry about where to go to find them. 

Join Us To Find Your Next Silverado

At Miami Lakes Automall, we carry a wide selection of vehicles including the latest Silverado, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado available right now. We also have a whole inventory of quality pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles. From sales to repairs, we’re here to assist our customers. If you’re wondering if you should buy or lease, let us help you make the right choice. From trade-ins to selling, we’re ready to provide a solution right for you. We look forward to providing our customers with an excellent car buying experience they’d expect. 

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Future Plans For Chevrolet Brand’s Upcoming Electric Vehicles

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General Motors has begun to expand its EV reach. GM has supported the Chevrolet brand with better EV vehicles like the upcoming 2021 Chevy Bolt and an unnamed electric pickup that will be built with GM’s $9 billion proposals to build a new production site. These investments are higher than GM had originally planned with an increase of $2 billion added, mostly due to creating its new, all-electric full-size truck. The competition of the electric pick-up landscape is expected to change with brands like Tesla looking to introduce their own EV pickup. General Motors is ready to add new electric horses into the EV race early next decade and it will start with the revamped Chevy Bolt EV.  

Updates For the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Currently, the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV is set to debut this fall. A new battery platform will be added as a massive mid-generation refresh that has been set for next year for the Bolt, but that doesn’t mean the newest Bolt isn’t impressive. The 2020 Chevy Bolt has seen improvements with upgrades in the design and improvement of fuel economy. The 2020 Bolt increased 21 miles in range, but best of all there wasn’t any price increase. Chevrolet has stated that the Bolt can now charge at a rate that supplies owners with “90 miles in 30 minutes” of a charge. Chevy has increased the charge rate to 80kW and this would push the Bolt charging rate higher than a lot of the competition. The 2020 Bolt has a 259-mile range and has a 128 city and 110 highway MPGe with its 200 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque provided by its electric motor. The newest models are expected to push past 100kW charging with these upgrades expected for the 2021 Bolt EV. For now, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in its fourth year of production, is priced at an attractive $37,500 MSRP (Plus destination fee). 

Success and Future Plans for Chevy EVs

General Motors has sold over 200,000 electric vehicles between their new brands, the Bolt and Volt. They have sold roughly 20,000 Bolt EVs per year, including 23,000 in 2017. The Bolt is expected to receive enhancements with the interior for the 2021 model that includes a revised dashboard, updated seats, and a different exterior style. The plans for the Chevrolet pickup are set for 2021 as well with Chief Executive Mary Barra adding earlier this year that they also plan on raising their EV lineup to include 20 models by 2023. Ambitious goals, but General Motors knows the future is electric. Want to drive a new electric vehicle? With our help at Miami Lakes Automall, we can make this a reality!

Find Your Next EV at Miami Lakes Automall

Drive the newest Chevrolet vehicles from Miami Lakes Automall.  We have the new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt as well as a large variety of new vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles ready for customers to experience. Allow us to help with any leasing, buying or selling needs. We also can assist with any trade-in request.

Want to repair your current vehicle? We can help, even you haven’t shopped with us. Make an online service appointment for any maintenance repairs with our dedicated service team. Stop by now at Miami Lakes Automall, your automotive superstore. 

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Chevy Silverado Enters “The Best in the Desert off-road Racing” Program

When it comes to off-road performance, Ford is known for nearly having it locked down with the F-150 Raptor. We won’t see a Rival for Ram until a couple of years down the road, but what about Chevrolet? Chevy has been pretty quiet about the idea, but maybe certain news about the 2020 Chevy Silverado is a sign for what’s to come. 

On October 10, 2019, Chevy said that it would take the full-size pickup and enter it on the Best in the Desert racing series. Chevy knows about the off-road racing series since the Colorado ZR2 has been on a few tours in the last couple of years. The series has been used as a place to test new performance parts for trucks as well, which the company has consistently used. 

The Silverado will be used to tackle the off-road courses in the series. Chevy has said to cnet.com that the “Silverado race truck will be used for engineering development and validation.” The Silverado will serve a double purpose. 

The Silverado will run with a new long-travel suspension, prototype Multimatic DSSV dampers, and front and rear jounce shocks. What does the jounce shock do? The Jounce Shock System enhances gross vehicle motion control, it also increases suspension bump capacity, and it provides exceptional bottoming protection for extreme off-road conditions.  

This isn’t the first time that you see the Multimatic DSSV dampers, however. They made their first appearance on the Colorado ZR2. Chevy has said that the prototype set is of a higher capacity. The dampers will help keep the bigger Silverado in check with a higher wheel, and overall it’ll have better control. 

The rear shock skids and the skid plates cover a lot of the underbody which rounds out the race-prepped Silverado’s upgrades. The world is deprived of cool sedans. Chevy should at least give customers a full-size performance truck as an option.   

BEST IN THE DESERT OFF-ROAD RACING:

Best In The Desert (BITD) offers a number of opportunities to join in on the fun with a variety of off-road races across the U.S. The event is inclusive to those who are racing as a sportsman or is a seasoned pro. If off-road motorcycle racing, car/truck racing, UTVs, and motorcycle racing is something you’re into then the BITD is something to consider.    

When the next Silverado race truck makes its debut, which will be next month at the Laughlin Desert Classic, that’s when we’ll see the Silverado race truck. You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Silverado at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Chevrolet Silverado Retail Sales Going Strong

“Retail sales of the Chevrolet Silverado are exceptionally strong, and when combined with record third-quarter retail sales of the GMC Sierra, we have the industry’s leading truck franchise,” said spokesman Tom Henderson. The battle of the pickups is underway, and the Chevrolet Silverado is amongst its contenders. On the list are Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and the Chevrolet Silverado. 

The Ford F-Series has been a story lead the majority of the year holding on to second place in the truck wars, but with the third quarter in the books, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has more to crow about. GM, however, is selling more trucks. That’s in part to the Sierra line, which was up solidly for the quarter.  

Although Ram sales increased during the third quarter of 2019 from 14%, which was 142,044 to 161,635, it was the Silverado who saw a significant jump. The increase was 16% (percentage-wise, it might not seem like anything), but that increase was from 133,329 in sales to 155,482. Ford’s F- Series fell 6% while Fiat Chrysler and GM saw their sales rise. 

“Whatever the outcome in any one month or quarter, based on what incentives and promotions are offered, the long-run trend is for Ram to permanently surpass Chevrolet into second place,” said auto adviser and market analyst Jon Gabrielsen.

GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have released quarterly sales results. Something other car companies such as Acura, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi do as well. In the wake of the UAW strike against GM, the impact on the company is expected to halt the pickup truck sells.    

But not to worry, GM is not giving up. Michelle Krebs, the executive analyst for Autotrader, believes that the fewer trucks being sold will affect the profits at GM in both the third and fourth quarters. Krebs believes it “since pickup trucks account for the bulk of income,” but she confidently acknowledged that “third-quarter sales results saw the limited impact from the strike because of the timing,” according to usatoday.com.   

Chevrolet Silverado 2019 Stats:

The 2019 Silverado has the advantage of having a more voluminous bed in short, standard and long-box configurations. If frequently hauling is on your to-do list then you might need the extra room. The 2019 model has an ample amount of legroom for backseat passengers in its 4-door crew cab configurations.

The 2019 Silverado has a technology system that allows for safer and easier trailering. The advanced trailering package comes with a trailering app which also includes theft alert and trailer tire-pressure monitoring, hitch guidance with hitch view, making it easy to line up your hitch with your trailer without having extra help around. There is also hitch-area lighting, a trailer light test, and an auto-electric parking brake assist. 

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The Strongest, Most Fuel-Efficient Diesel Is a Silverado

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In the landscape of half-ton pick-ups, there is only one fuel economy champion: the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel. Among the latest trucks hitting dealerships this fall, the right to call themselves the most fuel-efficient is the new 2020 Silverado because it’s new 3.0-Liter inline six-cylinder LM2 turbo-diesel Duramax nets 33 highway MPG. (Try saying that five times fast.) Regardless of how fast that statement is read or said aloud, the truth has been written and Silverado stands ahead of rival brands like Ford and Ram. We’re more than happy to go over the details that have made the upcoming 2020 Silverado a must-have for customers.

Chevrolet Silverado Has What Truck Owners Want Most

Buyers looking for a pickup usually want two main things. In these modern times, great fuel economy of a vehicle is king, but one feature is paramount as well; strength. Consider those who opt for the new Silverado will be ahead of the crowd on both counts. The new powertrain has a solid horsepower rating of 277 horsepower with an immense 460 lb-ft of torque. While the highway is highly rated at 33 MPG, the city MPG is at 22 with two-wheel-drive. This is General Motors’ first-ever full-size light-pickup that carries the available inline six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The diesel availability runs in the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trims for the 2020 Silverado. Chevrolet has worked hard to make this 2020 Silverado pickup stand out as it does and created a seamless process to turn out this pickup for customers. 

Not Just Better Mileage, Stronger As Well

Getting the tough jobs done in a half-ton pickup requires a lot of strength to go along with efficiency. The new 2020 Silverado compared to the 2020 Ram 1500, well, the numbers stack up in favor of the Chevrolet product. The Ram diesel provides just 260, compared to the aforementioned 277 horsepower in the Silverado. The 2020 Ram 1500 diesel posts less in both city and highway MPG as well as combined MPG, hitting a point lower in each category. Think Ford does better with its 2020 Ford F-150? Nope. The Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Lion pickup actually supplies 27 less horsepower and 20 less lb-ft of torque. The Ford F-150 also only hits 30 highway MPG and 2 MPG less in combined fuel economy. So, what does this mean for customers looking to get into a new diesel model? There’s no better choice among the major brands for a new pickup. 

Find Chevrolet Today to Miami Lakes Automall

At Miami Lakes Automall, we’re ready to help our customers find the right fit for their home or business. We are proud to sell the latest Chevrolet vehicles and we carry a large quality pre-owned variety that is ready to go. We can assist any customer with any selling, buying or leasing offers and more. Looking to trade-in your current vehicle? We can assist with making that happen as well.

For those that want to make any repairs or keep up with regular maintenance, make an online service appointment to our service center. We will do our part to get your vehicle back on the road quickly and done right. We’re happy to offer our help with car maintenance and repairs.  Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall now!

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New Chevy Vehicles Will Include Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is coming to an infotainment system near you. General Motors is adding Alexa to its Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick vehicles in the first half of 2020. “One of the broadest rollouts of an embedded Alexa Auto experience,” announced General Motors on October 2nd, 2019.  

It will be added as a software update to compatible 2018 and newer cars, trucks, and crossovers. The upgrade will require compatible hardware and an existing 4G LTE connected services plan. “This brings the best of two fantastic companies,” Santiago Chamorro, said vice president for Global Connected Services, GM, Santiago Chamorro GM’s vice president of Global Connected Services. “We have listened to our customers and their insights are clear, they want to carry those ecosystems into their vehicles.”

The announcement was made at Amazon’s hardware event, which happened on September 25th, 2019, according to the verge. This isn’t the first news that Amazon announced, as it announced back in Septemeber that Google will provide in-vehicle voice, navigation and other apps in other vehicles. Amazon Alexa will be available on GM’s Buick’s, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC vehicles starting in 2021. 

When it came time to make the announcement, GM used the Amazon event to call attention to its ability to use vehicle connectivity such as iBooks and Apple Podcasts. Amazon’s “updateable” app structure would allow it to bring new innovations into its vehicles. The software updates have become important for automakers that are hoping to retain tech-savvy customers. It’s a plus for those customers that have become accustomed to constantly improving smartphones. 

“GM’s updateable app framework and vehicle connectivity lets us provide customers with new technologies that enhance the ownership experience, even to customers with vehicles that are already on the road,” said Chamorro. “Bringing the Alexa experience to our vehicles is an example of how we are listening to our customers’ feedback, and offering them the voice technology of their choice.”

This isn’t Amazon’s first car-rodeo as they’ve been moving towards car integration for a few years. Alexa, like Amazon’s direct investment in startups like Rivian, is just another one of the automotive integration for Amazon. In 2018, the e-commerce company that launched Amazon Key also expanded to the Key by Amazon In-Car delivery service. 

Volvo and GM were the first to participate in the Key by Amazon In-Car delivery service. When Alexa is added to the GM vehicles it will allow owners to use voice commands to control smart home devices like the home lights and find nearby restaurants. It will also allow for the voice commands to check the news and ask directions to points of interest. 

As for directions, Alexa features integration with GM’s embedded navigation systems and OnStar’s Turn-by-Turn navigation that uses easy-to-understand language. GM Owners will still be able to ask Alexa to play a song or podcast and Alexa will understand. Alexa will be able to fulfill any request that is available in the streaming services. 

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You can search the inventory of Chevrolet’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Chevrolet Invites Adults and Kids To Have Enjoy Halloween Fun

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Chevrolet is out to provide more than just top-notch vehicles for parents. They are also looking to add some safe yet spooky enjoyment for kids as well as parents as Halloween approaches. This festive time of year offers more than just candy for treats. Chevy encourages all parents to be creative and entertaining with spooky fun in the form of stencil cutouts. Miami Lakes Automall supports Chevy and their approach to making children smile. We invite our customers to see new vehicles and test out our newest collection of sports cars, pickups, crossovers, minivans and SUVs. We also know there’s no joy without taking some quality time to spend with our children and make them feel involved. Whether a parent, teacher, sibling, counselor, guardian, uncle, aunt, cousin or family friend, take a little time to enjoy sending a positive message to the youth with decorative arts and crafts, courtesy of Chevrolet.

New Treats For Kids

Feel free to print these Chevrolet themed Halloween themed pumpkin stencils. They are a fantastic way to entertain young kids and teach them about Halloween. For each Chevy enthusiast, this is a cool way to display the beloved Chevy brand and showcase a child’s coloring talents. Create a fun colored Chevrolet Corvette, show off a new Chevrolet Spark, draw the Chevrolet Volt with bat wings and add some color to these 10 Halloween themed stencils.

Chevrolet Truck or Treat

Chevy Camaro

Chevy Corvette Creepy Forest

Chevy Trunk or Treat

Chevrolet Spark Spider Web

Chevy Volt Vampire

Chevrolet Logo Soccer Ball

Chevrolet One World Futbol

Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado Grille

Just follow these simple rules after printing out the collection of stencils and craft the perfect pumpkin once the drawing is done. And don’t forget to have some fun!

  1. Cut a circle through either the stem end at the top of the pumpkin, or the bottom of the pumpkin to make a cap – we recommend the stem and at the top.
  2. Then, use a large spoon to scoop out the pumpkin’s innards – seeds and pulp.
  3. Follow the dotted lines when cutting out the stencil to have instructions handy. Tape the stencil onto the pumpkin and make sure it’s flat against the surface.
  4. First trace the design by poking holes with a sharp but small tool, like a needle. Now you can remove the stencil from the pumpkin.
  5. Just like a game of connect the dots, cut off your stencil. Push out the cut-out pieces (grey pieces on the stencil) by on them from within the pumpkin. Be gentle.
  6. All that’s left is to place a candle or LED light inside the pumpkin to give it that eerie glow.

We can’t wait to help our customers out at Miami Lakes Automall. We hope you come by for a rewarding and spooky good time in our showroom. Come see the newest generation Corvette, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stringray is here!

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Miami Lakes Automall is here to help take care of our customers with any car buying, leasing or selling needs our buyers have. Plus, we also provide assistance with trade-in offers and have a dedicated finance team that can help with getting the vehicle a customer wants. Let our friendly sales staff help go over each and every question you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall. 

For those looking for a tune-up, repair or any work done on their current vehicle, don’t be spooked! Our knowledgeable service team is here to help seven days a week. With a simple online service appointment, we can get started on ensuring your vehicle is serviced in a timely fashion. As always, we hope you have a safe holiday season and choose us as your automotive superstore going forward! Find Miami Lakes Automall, located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. See you soon!

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New Midnight and Rally Edition 2020 Silverado Pickups Announced

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What have polling groups decided customers are looking for in the pickup market? The theme hasn’t changed much in recent years as those polls have let large automotive companies know buyers want sleek, bold styling in their pickup options. General Motors has debuted the 2020 Silverado at the State Fair of Texas, a month-long event that offers rides, food, livestock shows and stages like the Chevrolet main state that hosts the newest and upcoming vehicles. Chevrolet has introduced its new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight and Rally Edition pickups. Each model will have a unique flair and design in its appearance. Drivers can already expect great fuel economy with a Silverado, but these two options are quite the lookers as well. 

The Midnight Edition Silverado Is Here

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition provides owners with a two-inch suspension lift and supplies drivers with a more adventure-ready pickup thanks to the Z71 Off-Road Package. Included in the package is Rancho mono-tube shocks, 18-inch black-painted wheels wrapped in Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires, automatic locking rear differential, and solid skid plates that will protect the undercarriage of the Silverado. The appearance is a striking black color throughout with a darker look thanks to its grille, bumper, exhaust tips, badges and side steps being black. Only red tow hooks and a small difference of color can be found in the exterior. 

The Midnight Edition is available for customers to purchase for both the LT Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss trims. Drivers that opt for the LT Trail Boss are supplied a 6.2-Liter V8 that nets 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For drivers that want to go for the Custom Trail Boss trim, they are treated to a strong 5.3-Liter V8 engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Silverado Rally Edition By Chevy Also Arrives

For those that want a touch of color, more than the bold black look of the Midnight Edition Silverado can side with the Silverado Rally Edition. The wide range of body colors includes Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, and Black as well. Black stripes are added along the hood as well as the tailgate. This special edition includes 20-inch black wheels and owners can choose the RST grade that moves on 22-inch pieces. Customers can begin to put in their bid for these special editions starting in October 2019. Chevrolet has announced that both vehicles will have deliveries scheduled to start before the end of 2019. Can’t wait that long to step into the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado? We can help out today at Miami Lakes Automall

Drive the Silverado With Our Assistance 

Come to us to test-drive the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. We also carry the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado as well. Our friendly sales staff will help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none. We’re ready to help our customers with any buying, leasing or selling needs today. See for yourself what we have to offer!

Come check out our wide selection of over 300 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d want in a dealership. We look forward to ensuring that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for. See you soon!

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There Will Be No More Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2020

There is another sedan hybrid model being put out to pasture in the U.S. market. Green Car Reports says that Chevrolet is abandoning the Malibu Hybrid for the 2020 model year, and Chevrolet confirmed it to motor1.com in an email. With sedan passing on, Chevrolet doesn’t have a hybrid offering in its lineup.

If buyers are looking to purchase an electric vehicle from Chevy, the only new option is the all-electric Bolt subcompact. There’s been a lack of demand for an electric vehicle and that’s the reason behind Chevy abandoning the decision. The sedan sales, in general, have plummeted in the North American market, and the Malibu isn’t immune to the changing tides. 

There haven’t been specific sales figures for the hybrid variant. Malibu’s sales were down just over 22 percent in 2018. The Cruze trim fell nearly 23 percent and the brand’s flagship Impala sedan dropped over 25 percent.

Both of the models got the ax, not to mention the plug-in hybrid Volt which had a 10 percent drop in 2018. The Sonic hatchback, which is in the Chevy lineup, had a 30 percent drop in 2018. Don’t be surprised if it disappears soon.

There’s a possibility that Malibu could be dismissed as well. Rumors are circulating that the sedan could be cut at the end of the current lifecycle, which has until the end year of 2024. The mid-sizer has received a modest facelift for the 2019 model year, and it’s a competitive contender in the market as it has a base price of $23,240 (plus destination fee). 

While Malibu sales are down, Chevrolet has sold over 144,000 vehicles this past year. The hybrid might be a goner, but it seems that GM is trying not to let go of Malibu just yet. GM has already filed for the Bolt EUV trademark. 

GM Has Filed for ‘Bolt EUV’ Trademark

On October 2, 2017, GM outlined what an “All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions” would do, they also announced a new electric offensive with 20 new all-electric vehicles which are set to launch in 2023. They also want to launch two new electric cars in the next 18 months which will be based on the Bolt EV. “In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV,” said Motortrend.com    

However, the 18 months have already passed, and there have been no signs of those new electric vehicles that they promised. GM has said that they have released those two vehicles already: they are the Baojun E200 and Buick Velite 6 EV, the only two China vehicles that are produced by joint-venture partnerships in China. A few days later there was another report from GM that came out filing a new trademark for a vehicle called the ‘Bolt EUV.’   

ELECTREK’S TAKE:

Motortrend.com can’t understand how GM would consider the Baojun E200 and the Buick Velite 6 EV as the two newest Bolt EV-based electric vehicles. If GM  had used those vehicles to make it look like they had indeed respected their timeline and had actually launched an actual new Bolt EV-based electric car, how they would have pulled it off would have been funny to see. Either way,  it seems that the writers at Motortrend are happy to see that there is some evidence out there that GM is still working on the vehicles.

General Motor is still planning on launching in 2023 at least 20 new electric vehicles. They have been seriously considering naming the new vehicle Bolt EUV. GM Authority reported on April 9th of 2019 that they have filed a trademark application for “Bolt EUV”.

With the trademark filing is confirmed, the name will be used for vehicles such as the “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” There haven’t been any actual facts, but it’s believed that EUV could stand for “Electric Utility Vehicle.” Nothing has been confirmed except that there’s a new vehicle Bolt.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Learn to Use Launch Control With the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

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Drivers looking to have fun and start up a vehicle with real power, step into the Chevrolet Corvette. The all-new 2020 Chevy Corvette is the first mid-engine Corvette ever made and the perks of owning this sports car come from the excitement of driving one. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox helps make for a smooth transition while moving. Owners can use the launch control function to operate their 2020 Corvette like never before. Want to see some real speed and some tires burn before hitting grease-lighting speeds? Thanks to an all-new burnout mode that warms the tires before going, the launch control helps owners get the most out of their most-prized vehicle. 

How to Use Launch Control

Once safety buckled up in the driver’s seat of the Corvette, place the car in “Drive” and select the track mode. With a simple double-tap on the electronic stability control button (ESC) to turn the feature off, drivers should then locate the Performance Traction Management (PTM) menu on the instrument cluster. Five choices are available for customers to choose from. The choices include Dry, Race, Sport I, Sport II, Wet. The choice should be made based on the weather and grip requirements. The best part is Launch Control is the feature works no matter which PTM mode is chosen. Press on the brake, press hard on the gas pedal at the same time and lift the brake once the reves settle at 3,500 rpm. The tires should be warmed before using this remarkable feature. 

More on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Currently, 12 exterior body colors are available, but styling elements exist in different packages like the Z51 package. Some carry special emblems on the brake calipers and options exist to have a different look than the standard Corvette provides. Reports have been confirmed for a debut of the first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible on October 2nd, 2019. While this remarkable roof-off version of the Corvette is about to come out soon, it might be a while for them to be fully stocked at dealerships. Curious to drive a new Corvette? We can help at Miami Lakes Automall with getting the process started and wrapped up for our customers.

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Hoping to experience a test drive in one of the latest Chevrolet vehicles? Don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us the place to go for all things Chevy! Come visit even if you didn’t buy with our team. Allow our friendly service team to help out should any maintenance work be needed on your current vehicle. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you at Miami Lakes Automall! See you soon!

 

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New 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Has Hidden Features

Chevrolet has outdone itself with the C8 Corvette. Some might be critical on the styling, and others may believe a “real” Corvette must have its engine in the front. The C8 Corvette is a mid-engine vehicle that can hit up to 60 mph in three seconds, and it has a price of just under $60,000 (plus destination). 

It has enough styling cues which can give them the recognition as a Corvette. Buyers and armchair enthusiasts are still enthralled with the vehicle. It’s a topic that many buyers are bringing into conversations when it comes to purchasing.

The folks over at Motor Trend have spent some time with the C8, and they have unearthed six of the interesting tidbits about the vehicle that isn’t general knowledge for the public. Some of these facts are pretty well known – especially to those Chevrolet Corvette owners. However, there are a couple of neat Easter eggs that Motor Trend has discovered.

Something GM has told the public in the C8’s reveal is that the top fitting in the trunk isn’t any big news. The Corvette unlock button on the key fob can be held down to open the windows; there’s also a hidden button that opens the C8’s trunk. The hood release is located above the left vent on the lower fascia so you can open the hood without having the key or getting in the car if it’s unlocked.

The C8’s engine hood doesn’t have to be slammed to close, its soft-close. It’s something that buyers and prospective buyers will learn very quickly. The speaker grille, which is between the seats, actually displays the Corvette’s winged logo, but they can only be seen from certain angles. 

There are more logos on the Corvette’s rear glass, along with the frit. Instead of seeing the little black dots, there are small Corvette logos in its place. There will be more things to learn as the car enters production. 

The Latest Generation:

The C7 Corvette was introduced in the 2014 model year after having a three-year delay, and it marked the return of the name Stingray. Compared to the car that it replaces, the C7 Corvette has a more aggressive exterior design, squared-off taillights, a departure from its predecessors. There is a 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood which is rated at 455 to 460 hp, depending on whether the car has a performance exhaust. 

The Z06 vehicle returned in 2015 with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 which was rated at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. Chevrolet also brought back the Grand Sport in 2017 featuring all the suspension bits from the Z06, such as the larger alloy wheels, and the available aero kit. For 2019 the new seven-speed automatic transmission is standard while the eight-speed manual is offered as an option. 

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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A Closer Look At the Improved 2020 Chevrolet Bolt

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The Chevrolet Bolt has been improved for the 2020 model year. One of the best electric vehicles (EV) on the market now has a longer mile range for drivers to enjoy. This new 2020 Chevy product has a class-leading EV range of 259 miles, which is higher than the previous model year. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is purely an electric-vehicle that charges in less than 10 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. Let’s get into the remarkable technology that is leading the way for Chevrolet and Bolt customers alike. 

One Hot Ticket Item – Introducing the 2020 Chevy Bolt

The attractive, fuel-saving Bolt EV has a low-price on top of its fantastic features to help make it attractive to customers. Appealing to customers with all it has to offer, Chevrolet is betting on this model year to see a jump in interest for the Bolt. The team responsible for creating the battery used in the Bolt was able to improve the ability to go further without having to increase the size of the battery or change the physical battery pack at all.

“The Bolt EV set the benchmark for long-range, affordable electric vehicles, and we’re excited to raise the bar by offering nearly 10 percent more EPA-estimated range for the 2020 model year. At Chevrolet, we’re constantly listening to customer feedback and we heard the desire for more range. The team worked diligently to find ways to improve battery energy, giving customers the confidence to go more than the extra mile,” said Tim Grewe, director of Global Battery Cell Engineering and Strategy. 

Improved Technology and Services For 2020 Bolt

For drivers that are on the road a lot, driving an all-electric car, capable of providing up to 259 miles off a single charge, is a smart choice. The 2020 Bolt adds a surround-view camera, replacing the standard backup camera. A new rear-view camera mirror was added for the Premier trim. Chevy has also added a tire-fill alert system that signals to the driver when a tire is filled with air has reached capacity. 

Chevrolet’s Energy Assist feature was a nice addition the previous year and it has returned. This feature allows drivers to locate the nearest places to charge their Bolt all through a smartphone app. Chevrolet partnered with Qmerit in their ambitious quest to add more Bolt owners. Qmerit has helped in creating the Energy Assist app and even will assist Bolt owners by setting up a charging station at an owner’s home. When speaking about the upgrades to the Bolt, Chevrolet and General Motors (GM) are committed to seeing the Bolt become a success.

“The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been changing consumer perceptions of electric vehicles since its launch in 2016. Great range — now even more — is the foundation of the Bolt EV’s success, and when paired with features like one-pedal driving, Regen on Demand and the instant torque of the EV motor, the vehicle delivers an exceptional driving experience. Chevrolet also is helping to encourage EV adoption by providing customers the necessary tools and services to make EV ownership more convenient.” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Passenger Car and Crossover Marketing.

Drive Chevy From Your One-Stop Chevy Shop at Miami Lakes Automall

Drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles from Miami Lakes Automall.  Interested in the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt? We also have a large variety of new vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles ready for you to try out. Allow us to help with any leasing, buying or selling needs you have. We also can help with a trade-in request. We’re ready to help out today.

Just know, even if you haven’t shopped with us, we are here to help. Make an appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated service team. Stop by today at Miami Lakes Automall. We hope to see you soon!

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Chevy Silverado Introduces “See-Through” Trailer Feature

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado offers a lot of features to make life easier for drivers while towing, including the expanded availability of the 6.2L L87 V8 gasoline engine. The trucks’ latest tech offerings outside the engine bay also come into the picture. As first introduced by the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a technology package that includes an innovative tow camera system which provides up to 15 different angles around and behind the vehicle, with the image of whatever is behind the trailer being relayed directly to the center of the infotainment screen. 

One of those views is the “see-through” trailer view, which essentially makes the trailer disappear. Dubbed HD Surround Vision with Two Trailer Camera Provisions, it’s a very cool feature, and it’s pretty useful when hitching up or already hitched up, as seen Chevy’s latest advertisement. At 30-seconds in length, the video is brief but does well to demonstrate the power of the camera system, and the pickup owners (not actors, as per Chevy’s ongoing ad campaign) certainly seem to like it. Seeing the trailer disappear with a push of a button, it will undoubtedly confuse some people who weren’t expecting it. 

For example, the expanded availability of the 6.2L L87 V8 for the 2020 model year means the towing capacity for the properly-equipped Silverado RST models is now at a class-leading 13,400 pounds. Buyers can also purchase the big eight in the LT Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss models.

The additional updates for the 2020 model year include the introduction of Vertical Trailering Mirrors, which pairs nicely with the invisible trailer camera view for those looking to do some serious towing. As for the drivetrain, updates include a broader availability of the new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is a replacement for the outgoing eight-speed automatic offered on 4WD High Country models as well as LT Trail Boss models with the 5.3L L84 V8 engine. The 2020 model year also sees the launch of the 3.0L inline six-cylinder LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine option.

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There’s the introduction of the Adaptive Cruise Control and the HD Surround Vision which is replaced with the HD Surround Vision with Two Trailer Camera Provisions, delivering an available 15 unique camera views to make trailering more convenient. The new availability of smart trailer technology allows access to select features of the iN-Command Control System from ASA Electronics through the myChevrolet mobile app, compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. There’s also a through the in-vehicle trailering app on the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility.

The 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the 8-speed automatic transmission on 4WD High Country models with 5.3L V8 L84 EcoTec3 engine and the LT Trail Boss model with the 5.3L V8 L84 EcoTec3 engine. The expanded availability of 6.2L V8 L87 EcoTec3 engine, now available on the TrailBoss Custom, the Trail Boss LT and the RST 4WD. The introduction of the performance upgrade package for a 6.2L V8 L87 engine adds a cat-back performance exhaust system and performance air intake.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Silverados at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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New Chevrolet Corvette C8 Has Convertible On the Way, Hits New Top Speed

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Chevrolet has unleashed its latest Corvette in the summer of 2019. The eighth-generation Corvette, known as the C8, is the first mid-engine Corvette ever made. Soon the first mid-engine Corvette convertible will be available for customers to enjoy. In October, Chevrolet and General Motors have a planned a reveal for the legendary sportscar. The Corvette C8 has recently made headlines with its incredible speeds, hitting a top speed of 194 miles per hour. This speed was captured at a Chevy event that saw the C8 Stringray trim hit the wildly fast speed. The race track was located in Papenburg, Germany where Chevrolet often travels to test their vehicles in various top-speed ways. For this testing, they actually were able to hit the 194-mph mark running on the track in either direction. (Now, that’s wicked speed!)

Slide Into The Convertible Corvette C8 

According to Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Kai Spande, the Corvette convertible is set to debut “in the October timeframe”. This wasn’t news that was expected to be let out, but those are the expected plans. Interest will remain quite high in many regards as this is still a relatively brand new vehicle that many dealerships haven’t gotten ahold of just yet. The C8 convertible is still months away with a 2020 debut expected. October will just be the real sneak preview for what the look will be like, inside and out and open-air models show pop up in showrooms around the end of winter. The expectation is that the convertible will have multiple powertrain options including the 490 horsepower 6.2-Liter V8 engine as well as the 495 horsepower with the optional Z51 performance package. Each C8 provides an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic that is standard for every trim. The expected price for the convertible Corvette C8 is to be around $10,000 more than the base trim that is currently priced at $59,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). Curious for more information on the Corvette C8 possible engine selection?

More on the 2020 Corvette C8

As drivers today expect more than ever before out of their vehicles, the Corvette C8 provides a remarkable experience for owners. As the standard equipment boasts a fantastic interior with infotainment features like a 10-speaker Bose sound system, 8-inch infotainment system screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto options. The 12-inch gauge display and LED headlights are a plus, as are the eight-way power seats with dual-zone automatic climate control perks. To get into some of the futuristic features, the trim above the base model Stingray is the 2LT that provides wireless device charging, heated and ventilated seats, blind-spot monitoring with a navigation system that includes satellite radio. 

The highest trim is the 3LT that equips better seats for the driver and passenger, a leather-wrapped interior with suede upper trim. Each trim provides the 6.2-Liter V8 engine but the Z51 Performance Package can move the horsepower from the standard 490 horsepower to 495 horsepower. Twelve exterior color choices can be overwhelming for some to pick one, but not only does the C8 have lots of body color choices, but owners can also choose from six interior themes, six-seatbelt color options, and two alternative stitching upgrades to select from. Want some help from the Corvette experts about what to decide on? We can help all at one place.

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We want you to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with the vehicle they want at an excellent price. Our friendly team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers as well.

From wide and new vehicle inventory to our quality pre-owned vehicles, there’s a fantastic selection. If you’re searching for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can support our customers with buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We hope to see you!

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Engine Reveals Twin-Turbo V-8

There’s a chart allegedly showing General Motors’ future engine offerings for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 floating around on the internet, bringing an abundance of new rumors for the upcoming Corvette’s performance trims. The leak is fresh from a member in the Corvette Forum, who claims to have obtained a photo showing the future lineup of the C8 Corvette from a “guy who knows a guy.” There is no confirming the validity of the leak; however, it does tick quite a few boxes for the C8s enthusiasts, that they have have been expecting to see released during the C8’s lifespan.

For example, there is the LT6 code which is said to identify a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V-8, and although it’s smaller in displacement, it reportedly carries a strong punch, with 620 pound-feet of torque. This power rating places the motor square in the sights of the Z06, though it raises eyebrows to expect GM to release a lower-output engine for its new flagship sports car. Perhaps for a new Grand Sport vehicle?

If you want to feel more adventurous then more power could be the answer. The LT7 platform has reportedly slapped twin-turbochargers onto a 5.5-liter V-8 which produces 850 horsepower; which is a good fit for the future ZR1, which is still a rumor. The specifications for the LT7, allegedly leaked, create a bit of confusion when compared to previous reports which had placed GM’s eyes on a Blackwing-based 4.8-liter twin-turbo platform, although neither has yet been confirmed or denied.

Perhaps the most interesting is the inclusion of the electrification across the LT platform. The LT7 is listed as being available in both a traditional internal combustion engine with 750 pound-feet of torque or an electrified behemoth with a monstrous 922 lb-ft. There’s even mention of the LT2 (which is currently in production) being eyed for a form of hybridization.

When GMAuthority reported all of the mid-engines for the Corvette C8’s, the specifications for the LT6 match the, soon-to-be discontinued, next-generation of Camaro. So while there might be some claim to legitimacy, it might be more believable to think of the chart as a list of pre-production considerations for the C8 (especially considering that the LT2 is listed with 469 horsepower rather than the actual 495 horsepower). Maybe a list of general in-development engine programs.

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While what’s in the chart doesn’t seem wildly unrealistic, it’s essential to treat this particular rumor with a heavy dose of skepticism. If it did come from GM, there’s no telling if this specific range of engines has made it through the chopping block and whether it will find their respective places in the mid-engine sports car. 

When reached out for comment, a Chevrolet spokesperson didn’t disclose on the rumor. The Chevrolet spokesperson said the following: “We don’t engage in rumor and speculation, but I can tell you that’s not a document familiar to the engineering team.” This could very well be a fabrication of the member in the Corvette Forum. 

RUMORS:

It is believed that the first production units of the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette could start coming out of Bowtie’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, factory as early as September 2019. Industry analyst Auto Forecast Solutions told Autoline that the C7 production would end in August 2019. That’s when the plant would switch over to the new model by the following month.

The rumor doesn’t line up with the previous speculation about the mid-engine Corvette production. Reports published have indicated that Chevy had updated the factory and that it was able to assemble both the next-gen model and the existing ‘Vette on the same production line. If they did this, the company could continue to fill the demand for the current, presumably less expensive model as well as the mid-engine C8.

The September 2019 production start date matches the reports of the mid-engine Corvette which is going on sale in the 2020 model year. However, the debut could take place much earlier because the rumors have been suggesting its unveiling since the North American International Auto Show which happened in January 2019. A trademark registration indicates that the name Zora might appear somehow on the new ‘Vette, which is a nod to the original model’s father, Zora Arkus-Duntov, according to motor1.com.

The mid-engine ‘Vette has a turbocharged engine, but reports have indicated that the base version of the road-going model would have a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 with around 460 horsepower (343 kilowatts). A 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 with about 650 hp (485 kW) would be available as an upgrade. A rumored range-topping variant allegedly uses a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 making 850 hp (634 kW). 

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Chevrolet Silverado HD Adds SiriusXM 360L

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Chevrolet recently began selling the new 2020 Silverado HD. Sales were jumpstarted thanks to a ton of mortifications and updates, including a new interior appearance and infotainment options. Customers will now be able to buy or lease a 2020 Silverado HD with the newly added SiriusXM 360. This is an available service, but any 2020 Silverado HD will have the capability to add this remarkable streaming radio service. This marks the first time ever the Silverado HD has offered SiriusXM 360L.

Differences Between XM and XM 360L

The difference with SirIusXM 360L is more channel content and the combination of serious is satellite as well as their streaming features that has been referred to by SiriusXM as “the best listening experience Sirius XM has ever offered.”. Rest assured, Chevrolet is happy to appease their customers with the latest technology, which the latest Silverado has an abundance of. Customers who opt for this radio feature will gain over 200 channels and the ability to stream live radio at a moment’s notice. Going further, content related to the owner’s previous selections and preferences will be suggested. Audiences can enjoy interviews, pre-recorded shows, play by play broadcast and live events with the single push of a button.

Chevy Offers High-Quality Audio Experience

Standard for the 2020 Silverado HD is the third and newest Chevrolet Infotainment System, with a 7-inch color touchscreen on WT and Custom trim levels, and an 8-inch color touchscreen on LT, LTZ, and High Country models. Standard for the Silverado HD owners is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. In Regular Cab pickups, a two-speaker system is supplied. Double Cab and Crew Cab models gain six speakers. A seven-speaker Bose premium sound system with a Richbass woofer is optional for the LTZ trim and standard for the premium High Country trim.

Improved Powertrain As Well

What else has Chevrolet operated for its heavy-duty Silverado? Under the hood of the 2020 Silverado HD includes an impressive Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox, a new gasoline engine with direct injection. Chevrolet has said these upgrades will provide “significant increases in towing and payload capabilities”. Starting price for the 2020 Silverado HD is $34,100 MSRP (Plus destination fee). We’d like to help you drive home the newest collection of Chevrolet pickups at Miami Lakes Automall!

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We also carry over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d want in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for. Come by for a test drive today and we’ll see you soon!

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Make the Switch From Mustang to Camaro and Save Money

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Mustang? Over the Chevrolet Camaro? Chevrolet is betting drivers of the Ford Mustang will prefer driving the latest Camaro, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro. General Motors (GM) believes that so much they have a new deal in place to get new Camaro owners. Mustang owners, this is the prime opportunity to experience the sleek-looking new Camaro. Currently, through September 3rd, 2019, owners of a Ford Mustang, can get an extra $2,500 off when purchasing a Chevrolet Camaro. All buyers are also eligible for $500 in customer cash. What else can customers expect with the upcoming 2020 Camaro? Let’s get into the new details.

Reasons For the Sale

Chevrolet has already sold more than 25,000 units of the 2019 Camaro through two quarters of 2019, which is a 3% drop from this same time last year. Thus, this was a smart incentive by Chevy to add more sales and steer buyers away from the competition. This incentive program works for any owner of any Mustang to gain a massive opportunity. Chevrolet is fairing better than Ford whose numbers show a 9.2 percent reduction from last year. One reason this may be the case? The products are not as spectacular; with the Camaro being the exception. 

Changes to the Camaro

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro will have a new look for the SS trim and differs from those who did not like the refresh of the 2019 model. The largest difference can be found in the grille with a nice body-color crossbar and the bowtie decal is higher in the upper section. While the 2019 Camaro had a contrasting black piece in the center and the logo in the middle. This was a welcomed difference for Chevy fans that have closely paid attention to the Camaro. They will also notice the 2020 Camaro will cost less for the base trim at $34,995 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the LT1. The LT1 comes with the 3.6-Liter V6 that now has the upgraded 10-speed automatic transmission. Owners can choose from a coupe or convertible and new color options including Rally Green as well as new wheel designs.

“Customers spoke, and we listened. The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shock’s stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production,” said Steve Majoros, Director of Chevrolet Passenger Car and Crossover Marketing.

Where To Find the Latest Chevy Vehicles

Come to Miami Lakes Automall to find the hottest deals of the summer on the latest Chevrolet vehicles. We take pride in providing a wide variety of pre-owned variety that looks amazing and runs fantastic. Want to drive the 2019 Chevy Camaro? We have it. We can also help with any selling, buying or leasing offers and more. Have a trade-in for us? We can assist with making that happen as well. Give us a try!

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Chevrolet’s new Electic Vehicle Is Called the Menlo and the Official Images Just Dropped

The official images of the Chevrolet Menlo EV, which is believed to be the Chinese version of the Bolt EUV, have been released by General Motors. The new Menlo is an electric car expected to become the replacement for the Bolt EV. GM had outlined its “All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions,” in October of 2017. The strategy included 20 new all-electric vehicles to be released by 2023. 

According to a report by electrek.co, Chevrolet had promised to launch two new electric cars in the 18 months following the announcement. These two vehicles were to be based on the Chevy Bolt EV. But there has not been a single new EV release in the States, yet.

GM has previously disagreed with the electrek.co report and has claimed that they have released those vehicles already, in the China market. The two vehicles in question are the Baojun E200 and the Buick Velite 6 EV, which are only available in China and are joint-ventures with Chinese partners. 

What we do know is that GM has been working on a utility version of the Bolt EV. This could be exactly what GM had in mind with its 2017 report. They did file for a ‘Bolt EUV’ trademark at the beginning of 2019.

The images were released by SAIC-GM joint venture as part of a presentation in China; SAIC-GM is going to build the vehicle. It is reported that it will have an electric motor with a 174 hp output, a 150 km/h top speed, but the range is not yet known. The Chevrolet Menlo EV’s dimensions are 4,665mm by 1,813mm and 1,513mm with a 2,660mm wheelbase, which is expected to launch later this year.

Electrek’s Take

The idea is that SAIC-GM is going to produce a version of the electric car with its own electric powertrain. Likely the same as the one in the Buick Velite 6. GM will create another version for the North American market with the same powertrain as the Bolt EV.

The Chinese car blog, CarNewsChina, has posted leaked images on its Facebook page, and even though none of the photos are exceptionally high-resolution, viewers can tell that the Menlo borrows something from several of the vehicles in GM’s lineup. You can see there is something from Bolt, as well as Volt and there’s even something from Blazer. The Menlo would likely do well in the United States.

Based on the original plans announced two years ago, that would make sense. That was before GM tried to convince the public of the Buick Velite 6 EV. The Baojun E200 was one of two Bolt EV-based EVs that they were planning on launching. 

It might be an exciting form factor which will likely compete with the Kia Niro EV and the Hyundai Kona EV. What would make it better is if GM also updates the Bolt EV powertrain since it has become outdated since it’s launch in 2016. The faster DC fast-charging capability might be the most needed upgrade yet.

The car’s official debut will be this September at the Chengdu Auto Show, and more details are expected on the technical aspects of the car then. You can search the inventory of Chevrolets at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Officially Debuts

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In a class by itself, the all-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 will become entirely synonymous with “High-speed adrenaline” for all owners. Do not take this sports car lightly. It’s one of our favorite vehicles to arrive in 2019. The all-new generation Chevrolet Corvette simply looks like a beautiful spaceship that landed on Earth! It’s stunning and we want our readers to consider the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 as the new champion of sports cars on the road today. Other sports cars may wish they could come as close, but they were not made in the same way the Corvette C8 was. Sleek, fast, optimal, and with the first mid-engine Chevrolet has ever added to their Corvette. Let’s explore all the C8 has to offer customers.

Step Into the C8

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 was built for the modern professional with a fitted connected charging port, an ultra-responsive touchscreen, and more high-tech goodies. Included in the 2LT and 3LT are improved safety features ranging from Side Blind Zone Alert Mirrors, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Upgraded HD Rear Vision Camera, and an Updated Front Curb View Camera as all cameras capture video in HD. Park Assist will display the distance to the object near the Corvette. GM has truly gone all out to reward Corvette owners will top-notch safety and high-tech features. 

“This car is very fast and aerodynamics play a big role in keeping this car stable at all speeds. It is easy to see the influence of aircraft design in the body shape. The body ridges help direct the airflow around the body and into the cooling inlets. Cooling and downforce help keep this vehicle stable,” said Kirk Bennion, part of the C8 Design Team

Create the 2020 Corvette C8 From the Ground Up

Perhaps the most customizable Corvette, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 will allow more flexibility than before. Owners will have their pick at nearly anything important. For example, an improvement over previous-generation Corvette models, the C8 Stingray trim affords three seating options instead of two. Custom color options now go up for the tones, materials and seatbelt colors. In total, there are two different tones, three materials and six seatbelt colors the owner can decide over. Want LED lighting? That is an option as well. The former “Automobile of the Year” winner by Automobile Magazine and named to back to back Car and Driver “10Best list” in 2018 and 2019, drivers can expect only the best in top-notch materials from Chevrolet.

Carbon Fiber Anyone?

For those who prefer carbon fiber accessories, they can do that. Just want carbon fiber on the front splitter or roof? Maybe both of those and the side skirts, grille and side mirrors? The entire vehicle allows for the choice to be made by the owner. What does this mean? The chances are higher that each Corvette C8 Stingray will look different than any other.  To keep customers even happier than all these available options is the low entry price to own a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray; the starting price is $60,000 MSRP (plus destination fee). We recommend previous owners of the Corvette to consider trading in and upgrading to the latest Corvette. This kind of speed and horsepower may take getting used to for new owners, but that will be the fun part. Trust us. We can expect the C8 to come to dealerships nationwide by the end of summer 2019.

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Chevy Camaro May Be Discontinued After 2023

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GM has not confirmed or denied the Camaro’s imminent expiration. Is Chevrolet thinking about killing the Camaro, again? Muscle Cars and Trucks suggests that might happen after 2023 when the current sixth-generation ‘Maro is slated to end its production. 

The report states from “multiple sources” at General Motors said the next-generation Camaro program has no apparent future beyond 2023 as it’s suspended. The same sources are also saying that the nameplate will likely get shelved as well, which means no more Camaro in the pony car’s history for the second time. Motor1.com contacted GM to see what truth is behind the claim, and they received this official statement from them:

“While we will not engage in speculation, we will remind you of our recently announced updates coming to the Camaro lineup this fall. An all-new LT1 model will provide customers V8 power with the design and affordability of our LT trim. The award-winning SS model will feature a new front fascia from the Camaro Shock concept. All of our updates are customer-driven to improve the car, and it’s driving experience.”

That’s not a denial by any means, but it’s neither a final nail in Camaro’s coffin. If going strictly off sales, the future looks grim indeed; deliveries on the sixth-generation Camaro have fallen since its introduction in 2016, with just under 51,000 being sold in 2018. It’s the lowest sales year since Camaro’s revival in 2009, and sales through the first three months of 2019 are only slightly better.

To Chevrolet’s credit, the 2020 facelift brings a more traditional look to the front of the car back. There is no guarantee if sales will increase or decrease on the Camaro rebound for the 2020 model year and if it will sell with its fresh face. Muscle Cars and Trucks points out as well that the Camaro’s chassis is shared with the now-defunct CTS and Cadillac ATS. 

That does not mean that the next generation of Camaro couldn’t be transitioned to another platform, but the report does highlight that various members from the Camaro team have stated that GM has spent time on other projects. Put it all together, and there is an excellent case supporting the cancellation claim. GM, for sure, will be watching Camaro – and Mustang – sales very carefully over the next 12 months. 

Camaro Performance:

Camaro Engine is Never Short on Power. The base engine for the Camaro is a 275-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, but there’s an upgrade to a 335-horsepower V6, a 455-horsepower V8, or a 650-horsepower supercharged V8 that buyers can purchase. Every engine available provides enough power for driving around town or on the highway and an eager acceleration, but the high-performance V8s deliver track-worthy muscle.

Camaro Gas Mileage: Paying a Premium Despite Decent Ratings. With its V6 engine, the Camaro gets 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The turbo-four driver receives the best ratings in the lineup, earning 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

While those are solid ratings for the class, they don’t translate to fuel savings because the four-cylinder engine requires premium gasoline. You’ll save about $150 per year on gas by getting the Camaro’s V6 over the turbo-four. Despite the latter’s superior mpg ratings.

Camaro Ride and Handling: Dynamic and Comfortable

The rear-wheel-drive Camaro has the handling chops to let you take full advantage of its powerful engines. It’s incredibly agile, and it also rides smoothly. The sharp steering and sturdy brakes are perfect for winding roads.

If there are any signs of life, there’s no reason to believe the automaker couldn’t push forward with a new plan. If, however, sales continue to underwhelm, there might be another way. We might well see Chevrolet’s warhorse put out to pasture yet again.

You can search the inventory of Chevy Camaro’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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What To Know About the Mid-Engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

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The summer is starting to cool off, but more heat will be turned up when the all-new new mid-engine Corvette arrives. This Corvette is the first mid-engined supercar Chevy has ever made. While some customers have grown a fondness towards hearing the sound of the engine coming from the hood, Chevrolet had other ideas for their 8th-generation Corvette. Chevrolet knows that some buyers won’t like how they are changing where the engine goes, but there’s no turning back now. Chevrolet has already made up their mind that its evolutionary design will win over new buyers. One fantastic reason why this might be certain? This all-new Corvette will be the fastest one ever made.

Chevrolet Is Winning Over New and Previous Customers Alike

Changes have already been made to direct the upcoming 2020 Chevrolet Corvette away from traditional aspects, and designs like having chrome wheels. Chrome wheels have been a long-running favorite amongst the conventional Corvette fans, but Chevrolet had to revamp their brand. With a new decade approaching and sales that weren’t as glorious as they once were, Chevrolet is making moves. Consider the positives that will come with this bold take on reinventing their prized Corvette sports car. For those Chevy fans that prefer the front-engined Corvette, keep in mind, Chevrolet has lowered the cost of the previous-generation, the C7 Corvette. That might win back some support for those who want to experience the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. Or perhaps the C8’s 6.2-Liter V8 known as the LT2 is the reason. 495 horsepower with 570 lb-ft of torque is impressive and 40 more horsepower than the previous generation C7 Corvette. However, for those who want the previous-generation Corvette are in luck.

How the Supplier Pricing Discount Works On a C7 Purchase

We’ve learned Chevrolet is extending “Supplier Pricing For Everyone” for the Corvette C7 through September 2nd, 2019. This pricing is reserved for huge discounts on the Corvette in the amount up to $9,404 price cut. There aren’t any hopes to jump through to gain this clearance price. The only way to have more of a savings is by choosing the highest-tier Corvette in the Corvette Z06 that starts at $95,020 MSRP (plus destination fee) and allows for savings of over $9,700. However, customers can expect a fantastic discount on the C7 Corvette, no matter which trim they opt for. 

Things To Remember About Discount Deal

Keep in mind, this unique offer is only allowed for customers who are purchasing their C7, not leasing.  The only other requirement to achieve these $9,000+ saving is to have owned any Chevrolet Corvette before. This is considered a loyalty discount meant to keep those with a Corvette, in a more modern Corvette. Without a previous Corvette, this deal loses $3,000 in savings for first-time Corvette owners. However, saving $6,000 or more on any vehicle is always a welcomed deal. For those who want to get the ball rolling on a new Corvette, we know the place to drive them home. 

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An Overview of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

The 8th Generation of the Iconic Corvette has arrived. After waiting for, what seemed like an eternity, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has made its debut. As the spy shots have predicted, the eighth generation of America’s iconic sports car is a revolutionary vehicle, which shreds many of the ideas of what a Corvette should be. 

There is also the fact that the C8 Corvette Stingray has a mid-engine design. Corvette fans refer to the different periods of the car by the generation number of the vehicle. Hence, why the new version is the C8 Corvette, while the current model is the C7.

Over the 66-year history, the seven older age group of the ‘Vette have been front-engine designs, with a mile-long hood which covers the potent engines. Chevy has stated the front-engine layout had extended its peak of performance with the C7 Corvette. For the first time, the engine has been moved behind the seats in the 2020 Corvette. 

The Stingray coupe is one of the first new Corvettes to launch. Many believe that it will be followed by higher-performance variants and a convertible. It’s the first corvette that will also be built with right-hand drive, so the rest of the world can experience America’s affordable supercar. 

The Corvette gets a new shape with the original Corvette design having a shape inspired by the aeronautical advancements. In keeping with the tradition, the plan for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is encouraged by the F-35 Lightning II fighter jets and F-22 Raptor. The lines are curvy and crisp, with a dramatic profile. 

The design elements that show the C8 is a descendant of the C7 Corvette, as well as the body’s proportions, are drastically different. Gone is the Corvette’s signature long hood. An aggressively sculpted short hood has replaced it, and the cabin has been moved ahead by 16.5 inches. 

The sides of the new Corvette C8 are dominated by massive air intakes that look like they could have come from a Ferrari LaFerrari or Ford GT. Those air intakes are needed to feed the V8 that’s located behind the cabin, forward of the rear wheels. That V8 is visible below a large rear window that displays the powerplant like a fierce zoo animal. 

There is only one engine for now, but it’s potent. Chevrolet made a splash at the recent Corvette C8 introduction when they announced the base Stingray model’s engine. It will come with a 6.2-liter small-block LT2 V8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when it’s equipped with the optional performance exhaust. 

That’s 40 horsepower more than the LT1 V8 in the current C7 Corvette Stingray, and the most ever provided in a base Corvette. It is the only non-turbo- or supercharged V8 in the class. According to Chevy, a C8 Stingray equipped with the Z51 package will launch from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds.

Of course, you won’t find traditional door handles to break up the Corvette’s lines. They’re hidden at the front edge of the air intake since the engine is on display through the rear window, Chevy designed every visible part with an appearance in mind. They refer to the engine as a “jewel in the center” of the car.

It has an updated infotainment system. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will include the company’s most advanced infotainment system, supported by an all-new electrical system that permits higher-resolution touch screens and lightning-fast data transmission. An 8-inch infotainment touch screen comes standard. 

Chevy says the new wiring architecture will support over-the-air updates and has been designed with cybersecurity in mind. The new system can be outfitted with an advanced Performance Data Recorder (PDR). It monitors vehicle data and matches it with video from a forward-facing camera.

When it’s not used as an analysis tool, the camera acts like a traditional dashcam, triggered each time the car starts or when it’s put in valet mode. To help avoid damaging the Corvette’s massive wheels, buyers can add a curb-view camera. 

Every Corvette available features a 12-inch customizable panel display and other new advanced features to the model. A wireless phone charger is available. Buyers with smartphones that can perform Bluetooth pairing can put their phone near an available near-field communication spot on the dash.

The C8 Corvette’s voice recognition system, according to Chevrolet, will learn as you go. The available navigation system features improved real-time traffic updates, though they’re redundant if you use Waze with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. There’s also an available full-color head-up display project driving information into the driver’s line of sight.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Has the Highest EPA-Certified Fuel Economy

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel has the highest EPA-certified fuel economy ratings for a 2020 full-size truck. The diesel powered Silverado delivers 23 mpg city/33 highway/27 combined. The 2020 Silverado 1500 premiers General Motors’ new diesel engine, which is a 3.0-liter Duramax turbocharged inline six-cylinder. It has a rating of 277 hp, and 460 pound-feet of torque and the powerplant will also be available in the GMC Sierra.

The Silverado diesel has a 10-speed automatic transmission and it also has a fuel-saving stop-start system. The Silverado has a six-mpg advantage over the Ram. The Ram can be expected to narrow the gap when it launches a new diesel later this year.

This summer Ram will offer the only other full-size light-duty diesel pickup which will launch an updated version of its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, and it had a rating at 20 mpg city/27 highway/23 combined when it was sold in 2017. Honda, Toyota, and Nissan vehicles do not offer diesel engines in their light-duty trucks, even though the Titan by Nissan has a Cummins diesel motor which is considered a heavy-duty truck, like the Ford F-250.

How Long Is It On Top?

The Silverado will probably hold the fuel economy title in the future. The F-150 would need significant upgrades to eclipse the Chevy truck. To surpass Silverado’s 1500 diesel vehicle, Ram would need to boost highway fuel economy by more than 20 percent.

Chevrolet boasts the industry’s most extensive diesel lineup with the addition of the Silverado 1500 diesel. The fuel-saving engine is available in midsize Colorado, new medium-duty Silverado, and the heavy-duty Silverado. Chevrolet’s 1500 diesel can tow up to 9,300 pounds, and it can haul 1,870 pounds of cargo in its bed. 

More Than A Drivetrain:

Silverado’s executive chief engineer, Tim Herrick, said that the diesel’s fuel economy rating is in the result of more of the efficient drivetrain on the vehicle. While the Silverado is known for its busy styling, Herrick explained during a walk-around of the truck, how the air curtains on the lower front fenders improve the aerodynamics.

“The proportions of the truck, the roofline, the mirrors, air curtains, everything was in line with getting the aerodynamics that could get us great fuel economy,” he said. The truck’s driving range drives more than 600 miles on a full tank. Although the entire 2019 EPA fuel economy guide is not published yet, the Silverado diesel has a reasonable shot at becoming the most fuel-efficient pickup regardless of size. 

In the 2019 guide, there is no two-wheel-drive pickup with a higher ranking, and all of the other competitors are way behind. However, the Silverado diesel’s fuel economy is higher than the GMC Canyon and the lighter Chevrolet Colorado. Those pickups can also be ordered with diesel engines, but the highest fuel economy ratings are 20 mpg city/30 highway/23 combined.

For 2020, Chevrolet makes the most reliable, and most advanced Silverado with several new features that include the new 10-speed automatic transmission which is paired with the 5.3L V-8 standard on the LT Trail Boss. It is available on the High Country with the legendary 6.2L V-8 which is offered on the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trim. The available technologies, including new trailering features and Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera.

“In today’s truck market, customers continually demand more features, more technology, and more capability,” said Tim Herrick, chief executive engineer of Full-Size Trucks. “For 2020, we are delivering more in each of these areas. As a result, the Silverado now offers customers the most towing capacity of any light-duty pickup and the most affordable light-duty truck with more than 400 horsepower.”

More than half of the Silverado trim levels will be available with the 6.2L V-8 with an SAE-certified 420 hp for 2020 and a 460 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For the LT Trail Boss and the Custom Trail Boss, that power has a 2-inch factory suspension lift, and the Z71 Off-Road Package has skid plates, a locking rear differential, 18-inch wheels, Rancho monotube off-road shocks, and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires. The Custom Trail Boss, with its 6.2L V-8 engine, starts at $43,865 (which includes the destination fee), and it makes this vehicle the most affordable light-duty truck with more than 400 horsepower available.

“The Trail Boss models are already some of the most popular in the Silverado franchise,” said director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing Sandor Piszar. “Adding the available 6.2L V-8 will ratchet that excitement up even further. Starting under $44,000 for the Custom Trail Boss, Chevrolet offers enthusiasts an affordable truck with serious performance on and off-road.”

New for 2020, is the engine which is a 6.2L V-8, available on the Silverado RST models which come equipped with four-wheel drive as well. Because of it, the maximum when it comes to towing on the Silverado is increased to 13,400 pounds when it’s properly equipped. If the driver wants even more when it comes to performance, the Silverado 6.2L has a Performance Upgrade Package that delivers a cat-back performance exhaust system and performance air intake, raising the output to 435 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Silverados at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Say Goodbye to the Manual Transmission on the Chevrolet Corvette C8

The stick shift days on a Corvette may be numbered indeed. General Motors revealed the redesigned Corvette on July 18th with eye-popping new features such as an engine that is situated under the vehicle’s midsection, instead of being under the hood, which maximizes speed. What doesn’t it have? A manual transmission.

The 2020 Corvette Stingray will have an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that will provide lightning-fast shifts and excellent power transfers, Chevrolet has stated. It’s matched with an “electronic transmission range selector,” which removes the mechanical connection between the transmission and shift stick. It will also incorporate paddle shifters for those who want to design their vehicle to their specifications. 

A dual-clutch transmission is conclusively a manual. Drivers don’t need to fumble for the clutch and use their hands to switch gears when driving the car. The old-school stick shift that defined what the modern vehicles were in the early years is gone with the C8 Corvette.

This has been a long-time rumor, but it won’t make it any easier for the stick-shift loyalists. But the loyalists out there are a “loud minority,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher of car information and buying sites for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. Some enthusiasts might “make all sorts of screams and noises” about the change, but essentially “it’s just getting harder and harder to justify a manual transmission given the low volume,” Brauer said.

The new mid-engined Corvette steps up its pursuit of the Porsche and Ferrari. Entry-level version features a massive 6.2-liter V8 LT2 engine with 495 hp, and 637 Nm of torque and the crankshaft sits at 2.5 cm lower to the ground. The LT2 now uses an engine-mounted dry sump oil system, and three scavenge pumps.

For the first time, the Corvette will not be offered with a manual gearbox. Chevrolet has instead opted to use a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), designed in collaboration with TREMEC. It features a double-paddle de-clutch feature which disconnects the clutch by holding both paddles.

Performance is expected to be blistering. Corvette will offer an optional Z51 package which gives an improved passive suspension system with manually adjustable springs, larger brake rotors, improved cooling, specific axle ratio, and a performance exhaust. Going 60 mph should take just 3 seconds.

The chassis will remain aluminum in preference to the carbon fiber monocoques that have become ordinary for mid-engined supercars now. The chassis will be 137 mm in length over the Corvette C7, which is an extra 56 mm in width. It will be offered in right and left-hand drive variations.

When it comes to design, the Corvette will get a low profile headlamp and the hidden door handles will ensure that the lines are not disturbed. Larger side air intakes were imperative for the vehicle. Chevrolet has chosen a small rear spoiler to complement the front spoiler which adds 180 kg of downforce.

The main functions inside are especially driver-oriented. The entire cockpit sits 42 cm further forward and it features a line of buttons that run along with the center console towards a central monitor. The steering wheel has been stationed to validate an unobstructed view of the 12-inch digital cluster.

The leather finishes come standard with Corvette choosing to use real metal wherever it’s possible. The stainless steel speaker grills cover a Bose audio system and carbon-fiber trim are also available as an option. There are three seat options which are available with GT1 offering the most comfort, GT2 an intermediate opportunity and Competition Sport focussed on performance.

Twelve exterior colors will also be made available with six interior themes, two stitching patterns, and six-seat belt colors. As for availability, there have been no details that have been confirmed; however, we know that production will begin late 2019. The Corvette will be offered both stateside, and in Europe for the first time as well.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Will Not Have a Diesel Option

Chevy’s experimenting with a diesel-powered compact crossover is coming to an end after two years. Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to Green Car Reports that the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox would not be available with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel. It’s time to say goodbye to the Chevy Diesel.

“We have discontinued the diesel engine option for the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox due to low demand,” GM spokesperson Kevin Kelly said. GM had attached the diesel powertrain to the Equinox as part of its redesign for the 2018 model year, as well as a diesel option to the corporate sibling, the GMC Terrain, that same year. A GMC spokesperson confirmed to caranddriver.com that the diesel Terrain is also getting cut.

“We will only offer our two turbocharged gas engines in the Terrain for 2020,” said spokesperson Stuart Fowle. “Diesel represented a very small percentage of sales. We believe in diesel in segments where customer interest is higher”. 

The Canyon is still offering the diesel; while the Sierra will provide a refined 3.0-liter Duramax for 2020. The next-gen Sierra HD is shipping to dealers being the most capable Duramax available. Chevy indicated that it would scrap all-wheel-drive versions of the turbodiesel Equinox earlier in 2019. The engine option is now completely gone, although that left room for front-wheel-drive versions to continue. The GMC Terrain, which shares many pieces with the Equinox such as the powertrains, they may also face a similar destiny. A spokeswoman for GMC didn’t instantly comment on if the turbodiesel would return for the Terrain, according to greencarreports.com. 

The engine went out of production for the U.S. market earlier this year which was also available in the Chevrolet Cruze. The reasoning behind the diesel engine being killed on the Equinox is unclear, as the Equinox was rated high having 28 mpg city, 39 highway, 32 combined according to the EPA. Costumers are still bitter about the sticker shock with the $2,400 upcharge for the diesel engine compared to the base models, which could be the reason for the diesel’s short life. 

Relatively high diesel fuel prices compared to regular unleaded may have also hampered sales. On Thursday, July 11th, 2019, AAA reported the national average for a gallon of gasoline was $2.75 compared to $3.03 for diesel fuel. At that rate, drivers may face decades before recouping the upfront cost for the diesel engine. 

We are in the middle of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and truck drivers will already see the increased diesel fuel prices due to rising fuel taxes. Automakers have wrestled with offering diesel-powered SUVs in the past few years. Hyundai ditched plans to offer a turbodiesel-powered version of its Santa Fe crossover last year, reportedly because of onerous regulatory approval for diesel, post-Dieselgate. This week, Ford announced it would shelve the diesel-powered Transit Connect van before it was offered in the States. 

Jaguar Land Rover stopped offering Jaguar F-Pace and Range Rover Velar crossovers with a turbodiesel for 2020, too. The least expensive 2019 diesel Equinox was the LT trim, which started at $32,495 (plus destination fee). This was a $2400 premium over the same trim with a gas engine. 

Going diesel was also raising the price to be a $3700 upcharge over the base model, which was only available in a gas engine. The 2019 Terrain, which is the cheapest diesel in the SLE trim, starts at $32,995 (plus destination fee). It also represented a $3,700 increase over the similar trim gas models as well.

General Motors has sold 332,618 Terrains and 332,618 Equinox CUVs in 2018. During the first six months of 2019, GM sold a total of 174,157 Equinox CUVs and 174,157 Terrains. The company did not comment to questions about how many of those were types of diesel vehicles. The Diesel Technology Forum states GM sold 3045 Terrain diesel in 2018, and it did not provide numbers for the Equinox diesel sales.

Mazda has committed to bringing a diesel-powered crossover to the U.S. At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, they announced it would finally sell a diesel-powered CX-5 crossover in the U.S. after years of delays. The diesel engine is available only on the CX-5 Signature crossovers and it will cost more than $42,000 (plus the destination fee), and the EPA rates the turbodiesel at a relatively unimpressive 28/31/29 mpg.

You can search the inventory of Chevy Equinox’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Latest Details on Corvette C8 Just Before Launch

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Chevrolet has set its sights on improving their prized Corvette. Reports have shown they are expected to add a V8 motor and dual-clutch automatic as the newest generation Corvette will begin, listed as the “C8”, the 8th generation Corvette. The C8 is expected to be a massive upgrade over the previous C7 generation. The new Chevrolet Corvette will debut on July 19th, 2019 in Orange County, California. Not only will this latest Corvette be all-new, but we’ve also learned it will receive Chevy’s first mid-engine ever. The first all-new Corvette since the C7 debuted over five years ago, Chevy has nearly 67 years of experience crafting their premiere car.

What Makes the Corvette Special?

Since 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has built a reputation as one of the most outstanding cars on the road. Built with state-of-the-art technology to push the envelope even further, expect greater horsepower to rival brands like Dodge and Ford. More recently, the Corvette has won the “Automobile of the Year” by Automobile Magazine and earned a back-to-back “10Best List” recognition from Car and Driver in 2018 and 2019. Rumors have swirled about the latest Corvette pushing the limit of supercar power with a ludicrous 1,000 horsepower! Chevrolet has revealed the all-new Corvette will keep the Stingray moniker used for the base entry trim. 

“The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut as a Stingray July 18, 2019. Did you know the second-generation Corvette debuted as a Sting Ray in 1963? This nameplate ran until 1976 and was then revived in 2014 to introduce the seventh-generation Corvette. Chevrolet is proud to announce the Stingray name will live on.” -Statement from Chevrolet

Recent Details On Forthcoming Corvette

Spy photos have caught the to-be-officially-named C8 Corvette racing around on testing tracks in Nurburgring, Germany. In fact, just ahead of the official release there has been word coming out that the testing vehicles have been pushed harder than ever before, perhaps trying to hit the extreme limits of this incredible vehicle. This Chevrolet Corvette is going to have a possible 10-speed automatic transmission, but there will be no manual transmission. This is an automatic ride and its the first time Chevrolet has made the Corvette a rear-wheel-drive car. For the latest details on the new Chevy vehicles, we know the best place to go! 

Drive the Newest Chevrolet Corvette With Our Help

We know many readers are anxious to drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles. We hope you visit Miami Lakes Automall to try the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. We take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers excited.

For assistance with any buying, leasing or selling your current vehicle, consider us a one-stop-shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Come to us even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our knowledgable service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today and we’ll see you soon!

 

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Chevrolet Bolt EUV Is On the Way

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General Motors (GM) has shaken up its business with new changes announced to recreate their brand. They announced in November a large restructuring that starts at the top of the automaker and works its way down. They had announced the Chevy Volt will see its run end, but that was only to make way for the new Chevy Bolt EUV. Electric vehicles are known as EV for short, the EUV stands for “electric utility vehicle”. This will be Chevrolet’s next Bolt-based electric car. While we don’t know all the details for what the Chevy product will have underneath the hood, we do have an idea of what it could look like. 

More On the Upcoming Chevy Bolt EUV

This new Bolt looks quite different than the current Bolt, but it has some evidence of the Bolt’s design. The new Bolt EUV rendering adopts heavily from the all-new Chevy Blazer with its skinny headlights, full lower front fascia, and sportier overall presentation. Chevrolet has added some bits of the Malibu within the appearance down the side of the vehicle. GM has even filed a trademark for the name and said the vehicle would be manufactured its next all-electric vehicle at its Orion, Michigan factory. Part of General Motor’s plans was to update the very plant where this vehicle is set to be produced. 

Setting Up the Chevy Bolt EUV For Success

The Michigan factory is undergoing a $300 million investment overhaul from the automaker. Chevy has said their new EV is set to wear the Chevrolet bow tie while sitting on an enhanced version of the platform found under the current Chevy Bolt. The Bolt EUV is going to be more prominent as far as most crossovers are made, but should be a hit for its size and incredible gas mileage. The current Bolt EV is a purely electronic vehicle that can achieve a full charge with a 220-volt outlet charge in 9.3 hours and provide drivers with 238 miles of driving off that lone charge. That’s better than good, that’s fantastic for owners to enjoy. 

GM’s Electric Vehicle Future

General Motors is going to make big waves in the upcoming new decade, including an aggressive electric vehicle goal of adding as many 20 new EVs by 2023. The Bolt EUV trademark silenced rumors that Chevy might create a family of Bolt-branded electric vehicles. Currently, GM is viewing their EV future in the U.S. as a wise-move with the ever-growing fuel-conscious buyers. A charming Bolt EUV could convert some customers to create their mission to add more EV owners on the road. We’re excited for that and can’t wait to see the future Bolt EUV at Miami Lakes Automall. For now, we have plenty of new Chevrolet vehicles ready for a test-drive. 

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The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD TakesTowing to a New Level

The new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD was engineered from the ground up to meet the needs of those who need a functional and comfortable work truck. A job site-ready design and innovative features like an integrated BedStep between the cab and the rear wheel helps deliver the functionality your business demands from a heavy-duty full-size pickup. Enhanced trailering systems and GCWR also help make this the most durable, most capable Silverado HD ever.

THE 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is the most durable, most capable Silverado HD available. The All-New Silverado HD is ready for work. There are two heavy-duty powertrain options, the new technologies for confident towing, and a stronger, more significant, and a more functional Durabed, as it was built to take on the hardest jobs its thrown at it.  

THE DRIVE TO GET THE JOB DONE:

The new Silverado HD offers two impressive engines explicitly designed to meet the demands of heavy-duty truck customers. The all-new 6.6L V8 gas engine with upgraded 6-speed automatic transmission. It has 401 horsepower and 464 lb.-ft. of torque, Cast-iron engine block for durability and Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing.

Available in the Duramax 6.6L is the Turbo-Diesel V8 with an all-new Allison 10 speed automatic transmission. It has 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. of torque, a Legendary Duramax power and dependability and Available Segment first integrated Power Take Off (Late Availability). Towing takes more than just torque and horsepower, and it also takes a combination of capability and technology. 

TAKE ON BIG-TIME TOWING WITH CONFIDENCE:

It has more capability across the entire line-up, the Silverado HD can tow heavy loads without going out of its way to over-perform. The 2500 Crew Cab 4WD has an impressive maximum towing of 18,500 lbs. for the conventional and fifth-wheel gooseneck. The maximum tows increase by 52% to a segment which supports 35,500 lbs making the 2020 Silverado HD the most efficient truck in the HD segment.

BUILT TO STAND UP TO THE TOUGHEST JOBS:  

With it, the high-strength steel hits it where it counts. It is built on the foundation of high-strength steel, and the all-New Silverado HD delivers the strength of being able to handle heavy-duty tasks. It has engineered seven different types of steel, each gauge chosen maximizes capability for a truck that’s ready to work for many years to come.  

It has more cargo volume than any other competitor. The Durabed on the Silverado HD is the most practical bed in its class. It is made with high-strength steel, it features a 12 standard tie-down bed and also offers an LED cargo area for the lighting and a built-in 120-volt outlet with a more significant corner step rear bumper, and it also has an all-new side BedStep between the cab and the rear wheel.

They are rolling out the 2020 Silverado 2500, and 3500 HD pickups — max towing 35,500 pounds, Chevy wants to take names and kick tailgates. The new pickups boast quiet, refined and quiet power and it has a brand new 6.6L gasoline V8. The 6.6L gasoline V8 complements the Silverado’s stalwart Duramax diesel. 

Anybody can appreciate the 910 pound-feet of torque pouring through the 10-speed Allison heavy-duty automatic transmission that the vehicle offers. The 6.6L diesel’s power also has shone through pulling the 14,000-pound trailer on narrow, twisting roads and up and down hills as well. The roomy crew cab is comfortable and quiet throughout. 

Chevy is still working on an interior look that feels worthy of the pickups that are the brand’s dependable top-of-the-line vehicles. The Silverado HD pickups use the latest electronics available to keep the trailers stable, even manages to adjust the steering feel. The trailer does well in secondary roads, sweeping highways, unpaved surfaces, long hills and declines, and tricky towing exercises.

Chevy has a 6.6L V8 Duramax diesel the big brother to the I-6 3.0L Duramax which debuts in the 2020 Silverado 1500 light-duty pickup it’s smooth and quiet. Drivers and passengers barely hear any audible in the cabin, whether unladen at highway speed or towing a massive trailer to a worksite. The 2500 and 3500 HDs are legally classified as medium-duty trucks, and it offers eight digital cameras that provide every trailer view you can imagine, and some it took a room full of engineers to think of.

The “transparent trailer,” for example, has a view that combines the feeds from several cameras that shows what’s next to and what’s behind the trailer. The view modifies when drivers turn to show what’s alongside the trailer, making it easier to navigate in tight spaces. The eight digital cameras provide 15 views in total.

You can search the inventory of Silverado Chevrolet’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The Best Pony Car on the Market Is A Chevy

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Many muscle cars are well-known and respected, but few are the Chevrolet Camaro. The latest Camaro is considered one of the last great pony cars available. The Camaro was made famous with superior driving dynamics that have shaped the Camaro over the years. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. For generations, the Camaro served as the premiere fast-car of the Chevrolet brand, but word has leaked that Chevy will be discontinuing the vehicle in 2023. The nearly 55 years of the Camaro will leave behind a lasting legacy. The Chevrolet Camaro faced a difficult time selling vehicles back in 2002 and was close to being shelved then. The Chevrolet Corvette has taken the top spot among the premiere, fast Chevy vehicle.

Step Into the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 

The latest Chevy models have various trims, including the 277 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder base model Camaro 1LS up to the remarkable 650-horsepower Camaro Z1 trim. The high-end Camaro gives drivers the strength of the 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 DI engine that supplies 650 lb-ft of torque to go with all that remarkable horsepower. The latest Chevrolet Camaro also has heated and ventilated seating, the high-end Bose premium audio system and a steering wheel made with suede microfiber material. Stepping into the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, buyers will notice how well-made this vehicle is, inside and out.

Will the Camaro Nameplate Be Retired?

General Motors has confirmed they did not make a decision yet. Time will tell, but the Camaro has seen sales slide in more recent years. This is despite Chevrolet and General Motors placing a lot of effort to make the latest Camaro vehicles the best pony cars on the market today. The Ford Mustang is also seeing low numbers, so it is not just General Motors and Chevrolet that is experiencing lower sales for their flagship cars. However, the truth remains that Chevy has not listed the Camaro as a vehicle that will be updated or given a new generation past 2023, as currently listed. 

“While we will not engage in speculation, we will remind you of our recently announced updates coming to the Camaro lineup this fall. An all-new LT1 model will provide customers V8 power with the design and affordability of our LT trim. The award-winning SS model will feature a new front fascia from the Camaro Shock concept. All of our updates are customer-driven to improve the car and its driving experience.” According to General Motors.

Take Home the Chevrolet Camaro Right Now 

With every customer, we hope to give them a rewarding experience when they come to buy, lease, trade-in or sell their vehicle. For those who want to service their vehicle or just see what we can do for them, we’re ready to help at Miami Lakes Automall. Find all-new Chevrolet vehicles as well as a strong collection of late model pre-owned vehicles

Wondering if you should have an oil change or replace old tires? We can handle the small stuff or handle the harder items like replacing key parts that are vital to keeping a vehicle running. Allow our qualified service techs to take a look with a simple online appointment. Our friendly team invites you to visit us for a test drive or service appointment today as we will accommodate all our guests every day. We’re excited to see you soon!

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The New 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Is Launching and Here’s Everything It Offers

The all-new, fifth-generation Chevrolet Tahoe launches during the 2021 model year, not the 2020 model year as many initially believed. It means that the current, fourth-generation model gets to live for another model year as the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, while it was receiving a few minor updates and changes. Let’s find out what those differences on the 2020 Tahoe are. 

There are not a lot of changes to the model line or the mechanical side of the full-size SUV. The changes to the exterior are limited to the deletion of the Pepperdust Metallic color as well as the new finishes for the wheels. There are the 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents (SGK) and 22-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with Bright Silver finish (SIY).

The Tahoe is Chevrolet’s stalwart, a truck-based SUV with a traditional V-8 up front (choose from two), and commanding ride. The Tahoe’s blocky exterior and car-like interior are plain, but refreshingly simple compared to others in its class. The long, two-box look has aged well, and although a redesigned Tahoe is on the horizon, we hope it doesn’t stray too far from the simple look that makes the current version endearing in our eyes. 

Inside, the Tahoe is simple and straightforward, and the column shifter should’ve been the first clue. Chevy’s family hauler is steadfast in its M.O. for family detail. Similarly, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe won’t bring any changes or updates to the interior. 

The two remaining changes will impact the two optional packages, as the full-size SUV deletes the All-Season Package and the LT Signature Package. Here’s what each of those now-deleted packages contained. There is the All-Season Package, which was available only on the LS model and included is the 20″ x 9″ polished aluminum wheels, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall tires, Body-color bodyside moldings, Black roof rack cross rails, Max Trailering Package, All-weather floor mats, and All-weather rear cargo mat.

Included on the LT Signature Package, will be the 20″ x 9″ chrome wheels, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall tires, Bright bodyside moldings, Grille insert, Polished exhaust tip, Chrome recovery hooks, and Chrome assists step kit. The Tahoe’s standard 5.3-liter V-8 makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic and rear- or all-wheel drive. It’s rated to tow up to 8,600 pounds. An optional 6.2-liter V-8 makes 420 hp, and 460 lb-ft is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission in some models.

Although both engines come equipped with cylinder-shutdown technology, neither one is very fuel-efficient. Similar to the 5.3-liter V-8, the 6.2-liter is rated to tow up to 8,400 pounds, which is more than the Palisade. The Tahoe’s powertrains are stout and robust, offering plenty of passing power in exchange for its thirst at 18 mpg combined in its most efficient form. 

That’s what rounds out the changes to the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe. You may have noticed that these changes are identical to those of the Tahoe’s extended-length twin, the 2020 Chevy Suburban. For cargo, the Tahoe’s 15.8 cubic feet is impressive behind the third row, although the Palisade offers 18 cubic feet and with the second row folded, both open up more space—52 cubic feet in the Tahoe compared to 46 in the Palisade. 

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Tahoe’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban: Here’s What’s New

The all-new, 12th-generation Chevrolet Suburban will launch later in the model year, not the 2020 model year as initially reported. Which means the current generation model gets to live for another model year as the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban, as it will get a few minor changes and updates. Here’s what’s 2020 Suburban has to offer.

GM Authority’s post stated the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL were still on track for 2020. However, the new word out on the street is that the next-gen GM SUVs won’t be arriving until 2021. More time to get those last minute details correct on the new model.  

There are no changes to the mechanical side of the extended-length, full-size SUV, or the model line. The changes on the exterior are restricted to the deletion of the Pepperdust Metallic color as well as new finishes for the rear wheels. It has 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents (SGK) and 22-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with Bright Silver finish (SIY).

The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban doesn’t feature any updates or changes to the inside. The two remaining changes impact the two optional packages, as the large SUV deletes the All-Season Package and the LT Signature Package. Here’s what each of those now-deleted packages contains. 

The All-Season Package, which was available only on the LS model includes a 20″ x 9″ polished aluminum wheels, Body-color bodyside moldings, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall Tires, Black roof rack cross rails, All-weather floor mats, Max Trailering Package, and All-weather rear cargo mat. The LT Signature Package, which was available only on the LT model and it included the 20″ x 9″ chrome wheels, a Grille insert, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall Tires, Bright bodyside moldings, Polished exhaust tip, Chrome recovery hooks, and Chrome assist step kit. That’s everything that is included on the all-season package and the signature package. 

That rounds out the changes on the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban. You might have noticed that these changes look familiar. They are identical to those of the Suburban’s shorter twin, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe.

The 2020  Chevrolet Suburban will be joining the others. It will be with the Escalade, the Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Yukon XL will soldier on for 2020 with no changes. If GM does decide to apply any updates to the SUVs, they will probably be limited to new exterior and possibly the interior colors as well.

The next-gen GM SUVs will ride on General Motors’ new T1XX body-on-frame platform. It serves in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and should retain the 5.3L L84 V8 and 6.2L L87 V8 engines. Also expected on the GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission is that it will appear across the board.

There might be an exclusive powertrain on the Escalade. It offers customers certain trims, such as the new 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbo V8. There is no official news from GM yet.

In addition to a new platform, the all next-gen GM SUVs will also benefit from the exterior and interior designs, and it has improved third-row seating,  independent rear suspension (an option or standard) and front air curtains for improved fuel efficiency. There will be another offer like the Super Cruise which will also be offered on the Escalade eventually but isn’t expected to appear on the SUV from launch. All next-gen GM SUVs will also continue to be assembled at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.

It’s expected that the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban will launch in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year. It will mostly have a shortened production run as the all-new, 12th-generation model is expected to launch in the first half of the 2020 calendar year as the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. The GM Arlington plant where the Suburban is assembled alongside other full-size GM SUVs was recently re-tooled to produce the all-new, future Suburban based on the T1 platform.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Silverado Heavy Duty Pickups Are Stronger Than Ever

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Chevrolet has revamped its brand in recent years, but the most significant change among all their vehicles produced has come in the way their heavy-duty line-up. Chevy showed off their dedication toward their flagship pickups, the Silverado lineup, with the new 2020 Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD models. They look great and offer so much more than previous releases, but what makes these new pickups so unique? We’re glad someone asked. 

Step Into the New Silverado 

The latest Silverado HD trucks will have an incredible max towing rating of 35,500 pounds. As these new Silverado HD trucks boast tremendous strength, they also give drivers a quiet cabin. Chevy is offering their all-new 6.6L gasoline V8 powertrain to complement Silverado’s stalwart Duramax diesel that delivers 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque streaming through the 10-speed Allison heavy-duty automatic transmission. This is the same transmission used in the all-new 2020 Silverado HD that came out just over six months ago. What else can drivers expect with these Chevrolet products?

Upgrades Across the Board

The new 2020 Chevy heavy-duty line-up is better for many reasons. The Silverado 3500 diesel is two seconds faster than the Ram 3500 from zero to sixty mph and provides a faster response time. The aforementioned  Allison heavy-duty10-speed automatic transmission is one good reason. Allison is the brand that has made the most automatic transmissions for heavy-duty and commercial vehicles for General Motor trucks since the 1950s. Allison continues to help Chevy reach new heights as evidenced by the immense power their latest pickups can generate. The 35,000 maximum towing capacity is not only Best-in-class, but it is also up 52% from the previous model. While these parts are made in Flint, Michigan at GM plants, they are designed by the Allison brand and are designed specifically for use in these monstrous Chevy trucks. 

“The 10-speed really gets you in control. Everything feels better. It’s super smooth shifting.”  said David Ames, assistant chief engineer of powertrains for General Motors.

High-Tech Upgrades Make Towing Even Easier

Something all Chevrolet owners expect is a beautiful cabin with all the latest technology and gear to make driving easier. Included with the Silverado HD trucks will be new technology to help keep trailers stable, help with braking, and maintain steady steering. The 2020 Silverado 2500 and 3500 will offer as many as eight digital cameras to assist owners in seeing every view for their trailer. What good is having the strength to tow heavy items if a driver can’t check on their cargo along the drive?  Going into tight spaces will no longer be as much a chore. 15 camera views will help any Chevrolet driver be able to park, move their truck and take it just about anywhere with ease. The release is expected to happen in the fall of 2019 with pricing to fall around the mid-30,000 mark for the 2500 HD.

Take Your Pickup Game to the Next Level 

If you’re like us and can’t wait for the upcoming Silverado HD trucks to hit stores, come check out our new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks. We offer a wide selection to browse through and have plenty of new vehicles to sort through. If you’re searching for pricing help to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can assist you for any buying or leasing options. Want to sell or trade-in your current vehicle? Allow us to make that possible when you visit Miami Lakes Automall. 

Find our dealership at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. We hope to see you in a new Chevrolet soon!

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Prices For the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado’s HD Pickups Are Out

The pricing for the 2020 Chevrolet has been released for the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups. Because of the seemingly unlimited configuration possibilities of beds, cabs, trim levels, powertrains, and option choices arriving at a specific price is best left to the Chevrolet configurator. Here’s what some of the most popular configurations are going forfor. The good news is that the 2020 Chevy Silverado HDs are less than the 2019 models.

Available on the Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country trims, the 2020 Silverado HD pricing hierarchy leads off with the $35,695 Silverado 2500 regular-cab long-bed. The Work Truck equipped with the new 401-hp 6.6-liter V-8 and an upgraded six-speed automatic transmission. Stepping up to the midlevel LT trim (the regular-cab, long-bed 2500 and 3500 trucks are only available in WT and LT trims) will add $2900 to the bottom line for a base MSRP of $39,595.

Moving right on up to the crew-cab, the short-bed 2500 with single rear wheels, is arguably one of the most popular configurations available, the base pricing sorts out as: the Work Truck for $39,895; the Custom for $42,395; the LT for $43,395; the LTZ for $52,095; and the High Country for $62,695. If you’re opting for a long bed it goes for an extra $200 across the board: the Work Truck will go for $40,095; the Custom for $42,595; the LT for $43,595, the LTZ for $52,295; and the High Country for $62,895.

Chevrolet has not revealed the premium for selecting the Duramax diesel engine and the 10-speed Allison transmission with the 2020 Silverado 2500HD, but it was a $9395 upcharge in the 2019 model year. Pricing for the big-dog one-ton Silverado 3500 follows a similar path. The regular-cab long-bed pickup in Work Truck trim with single rear wheels starts at $36,895; moving to the LT trim brings the MSRP to $40,795.

Jumping on to the crew-cab, the long-bed 3500 has dual rear wheels. The price for the Work Truck for $42,495; the LT for $45,995; the LTZ for $54,695; and the High Country for $65,295. Shoppers wanting to delve into the details on the Silverado HD for their specific needs are motivated to visit the Chevrolet website or the dealership. Keep in mind that the full configurator is not yet available online with all of its options.

All of the Silverado HDs come standard with a refurbished 6.0-liter pushrod V8 which delivers 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque contrasted to the 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque that was in the old one. The optional 6.6-liter diesel V8 has the same output as the 2018 Silverado HD which delivered 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity is also up for both the 2500 and 3500 models.

The Silverado 2500, maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity is now 18,600 pounds. That’s 500 more than last year. The 3500 will tow up to 35,500 pounds with a fifth wheel versus 23,100 for the old model.

The Silverado HD adopted the T1 platform and the styling of the smaller 2019 Silverado 1500. The trucks are to wear a variant of the bold face of the new Silverado half-ton while adopting its convenience improvements and various usability. There is a more aerodynamic cab, more efficient space and a stronger bed, which is significantly lighter in weight, and it also has improved CornerStep bumpers.

The 6.6L Duramax L5P diesel engine, introduced for the 2017 model year Silverado HD, will carry over. Also, a new gasoline engine is expected to replace the archaic 6.0L L96 V-8. The 2020 Silverado HD family is scheduled to launch in the 2019 calendar year as 2020 model year vehicles.

You can search the inventory of the Chevrolets at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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2020 Silverado HD To Cost Less Than Outgoing HD

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Since the Chicago Auto Show debut of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, customers have found a top-tier heavy-duty truck that exceeds their expectations. This new Silverado HD is remarkable in scope and ability, dominating the light-duty equivalents physically in every way. The most capable Silverado has arrived on the scene, and the pricing is lower than the outgoing Silverado HD. For anyone looking for a line-up of capable trucks, they can stop their search once they find out about the new 2020 Silverado HD line-up. Ready to get into all the news about them?

Ready To Buy a Silverado HD?

Buyers can purchase the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD at just $35,695 MSRP (plus destination fee). That figure is actually $300 beneath the 2019 Silverado HD. With the newer Silverado possessing better upgrades in the way of technology and more features, customers should feel great about Chevrolet working to place a figure on this new HD truck that is lower than expected. The base trim, what owners would get for the price above, is the 2500 Work Truck (WT) trim that comes with a regular cab and a long bed, everything some owners would require.

As far as the trims go, there are many options for customers to decide upon for their work needs. The Work Truck trim goes up to $39,895 MSRP (plus destination fee) for a crew cab with a standard bed. The next higher trims are listed as the Custom, LT and LTZ trims, ahead of the WT and the premium High Country trim. For those who never settle for anything, but the high-end trims, step into the luxurious and powerful 2020 Silverado 2500 HD High Country with a crew cab and a standard bed that costs $62,695 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Looking for the 3500 HD?

Drivers that are looking for the 3500, it is available in both single rear wheel and double rear wheel configurations. The Silverado HD 3500 begins at $36,895 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the Work Truck trim. Buyers that opt for the dually variant raises the price slightly to $38,095 MSRP and the high-end High Country dually trim for the 3500 HD starts at $65,295 MSRP (plus destination fee).  Something to keep in mind, crew-cab and long-bed configurations are the only possible options on the 3500. More than 90 percent of Chevy heavy-duty truck drivers use their vehicles only for towing, which they will be able to do in spades thanks to strong engines built for the new 2020 Silverado HD models.

“We will be the only company where every diesel dually will tow more than 30,000 pounds,” Jaclyn McQuaid, Cheif Engineer for GM.

Tell Me About the Powertrains

The base trims provide a 6.6-Liter Vortec gas direct-injected V8 engine that adds 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque; quite impressive for a base engine. Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, owners of any Silverado HD are going to have a big engine underneath their hood. Customers can select the optional 6.6-Liter Duramax Diesel V8, delivering an ultra-impressive 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. That powertrain is paired an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission and keep in mind, every diesel dually variants, has a maximum towing rating of more than 30,000 pounds, with the tow rating topping out at 35,500 pounds. The Silverado HD payload reaches as much 7,466 pounds!

So whatever the requirements are for driving, hauling, towing and making an impact on big jobs, the new 2020 Silverado HD trucks are special. And best of all, they won’t break the bank, costing less than expected. To check out all the latest Chevrolet products, there’s one place that will have them.

Find Your New Chevrolet With Us!

Our professional team is excited to bring our customers the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 2500. Searching for a large selection to browse through? We offer the latest vehicles and a great selection of pre-owned vehicles. If you’re hoping for pricing options to allow you to buy what you wish, talk to our financing team for any buying or leasing needs. Questions about selling or trading in your current vehicle? We can help at Miami Lakes Automall today!

We welcome you to our business with open arms. Find us at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. See you soon!

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2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Will Offer Most Horsepower of All Half-ton Diesel Pickups

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Chevrolet is nearing the release of their new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel powertrain, expected to be a popular choice among Silverado 1500 customers. Priced exactly the same as the 6.2-liter V8 engine, this will be the very first inline-six turbo diesel ever offered in a Chevrolet half-ton truck. Known as the 3L Duramax, this engine offers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, producing 95 percent of peak torque at 1,250 rpm. Chevy states peak torque is kept from 1,500 rpm through 3,000 rpm. What does this powertrain offer that other brands can’t? Chevrolet has over 100 years of engineering and their newest powertrain showcases their expertise.

The 2020 Silverado Separates From the Crowd

The 2020 Silverado 1500’s 277 horsepower is the most offered by a diesel powertrain in the half-ton segment. This new Duramax engine is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission and has an exhaust braking feature that makes towing and hauling more relaxed than ever. Available for the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trim for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevy is moving forward for their modern diesel engine. General Motors, the parent company of Chevrolet, describes the engine a “clean-sheet design” due to its lightweight aluminum block and cylinder head, a variable geometry turbocharger, electronically variable intake manifold with traits that aid in cold weather performance and start-up. The 3.0L Duramax cylinder block is constructed with aluminum alloy that affords the power needed to maintain the high combustion forces that happen inside a diesel engine. The specifics that help the new engine run effectively are due to superior engineering by Chevrolet and GM.

A Powertrain Made to Remain Secure

How will Chevy ensure this engine is capable of doing everything promised? Chevrolet engineered a pickup that can meet the demands of a diesel powertrain by adding seven nodular iron main bearing caps to support and secure the block’s durability from high combustion. Chevrolet added a rotating assembly consisting of a forged steel crankshaft, connecting rods, and aluminum pistons. Silicon is combined with the aluminum for heat resistance and tolerance within the piston cylinders, which improves performance and helps reduce engine noise. The top of the piston is strengthened to add some strength to support the considerable cylinder pressures made by turbocharging and the engine’s large 15.0:1 compression ratio.

Additional Technology Highlights

The Duramax 3.0L engine provides drivers with class-leading horsepower with minimal effect on overall efficiency thanks to variable geometry turbocharging enables. The system uses closed-loop controlled vanes position and advanced electronic controls to automatically set boost pressure to the desired value based on engine running conditions and immediate power need. Active Thermal Management helps the engine heat up fast to reach and sustain its optimal engine temperature for performance and efficiency.

The Duramax 3.0L also features split cooling between the block and head. Advanced engineering from Chevrolet also applies to the Silverado’s stop/start technology. The system is capable of shutting off the engine at a stoplight and will restart instantly after the driver moves their foot off the brake. With so much offered for customers to enjoy, there’s very little an owner has to do to get the most out of the latest Silverado. The 2020 Chevy Silverado begins at $28,300 MSRP (plus destination fee) and we know where to find the latest Chevy pickups.

Drive Chevrolet With Our Help

The 2020 Silverado is not out in stores till late in 2019. Today, we offer the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the latest 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD are also at Miami Lakes Automall. Our friendly team is happy to help our customers drive the newest vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles. If you’re looking for pricing options to help you to buy or lease what you want, our financing team can help.

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 our customers that visit Miami Lakes Automall. Rush over today!

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Chevrolet Drops Another C8 Corvette Teaser

Chevrolet is continuing to reveal details of their new Corvette C8, in small increments. Thanks to its teaser campaign, for the all-new mid-engined Corvette. It’s been well over a couple of weeks since the automakers had released the first C8 teaser video when it was announced that the new Vette’s would be revealed date on July 18, 2019.

The footage was shot at night, and it shows a fully camouflaged C8 prototype resting in a parking lot on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Despite the car’s camouflage, we’re able to see a handful of new details, including the rear wheels’ dual brake calipers. The smaller of the two brake calipers is all-but-certain to serve as the car’s parking brake.

The larger caliber is sure to help bring the sports car to a stop. The video opens up with the Corvette “Godfather” Zora Arkus-Duntov saying “Let’s Go,” and then several shots are seen of past mid-engined prototypes and it’s also seen that various other vehicles for the test from Chevy’s past, interweave with notices of the C8 driving. Chevy has released a second C8 teaser video, and it’s a clear continuation from the first one.

So how is it a continuation? It goes back to the first video published, and you can see that something is “hidden” within those short cuts. It’s challenging to decipher everything that’s happening, but it’s clear that there are enough clues in it to provide some Easter Eggs to be discovered. It’d be interesting to see if Corvette enthusiasts will pick up on anything.

The video’s description is as follows: “The Next Generation Corvette teaser video has more than 60 years of mid-engine history and heritage hidden within its 07.18.19 length.” The video looks at the car’s side air intakes, which seem to have fake panels to conceal the original design. The cutout in the body’s side profile for the scoops is quite large, as you’d expect from a full-fledged supercar.

It appears that the test vehicle has the C8 production body, including the finished headlight and taillight designs and the available rear spoiler. The extensive camo does a great job at hiding any extra juicy bits from prying eyes. It’s anyone’s guess what exactly Chevy wants you to see, but all that means is that you’ll have to have your eyes open wider to not miss the details.

The 30-second video had a lot of Easter eggs not only on Corvette’s history but also on the mid-engined Corvette, which is not a new idea. Chevrolet has toyed with this idea since the beginning of the Corvette program, which was more than half a century ago. However, Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Corvette, couldn’t get a mid-engine Corvette approved for production.

The fact that Arkus-Duntov continues to be a major theme is no longer a mystery; for years he advocated a switch from a front- to a mid-engine design because of the latter’s superior engineering and weight balance. He envisioned the Corvette as a truly world-class sports car, and going mid-engine was essential. His dream is finally coming true.

It has an audio clip of Arkus-Duntov. The mid-engined C8 Corvette has more than 50 years of hard work under its belt. It’s the Corvette Arkus-Duntov wanted from the beginning, and Chevrolet is finally delivering.

Regardless, all questions will be answered in just over a month. At the end of April, Chevrolet dropped a teaser for the Corvette C8. Also teased was the mid-engined layout.

Chevrolet has experimented before with the idea of a mid-engined Corvette and a lot of the ideas were crammed into the teaser. Chevy has released a video which goes slower to view all of the hidden references from the original Corvette video, a lot were difficult to distinguish because of the teaser’s quick cuts. The breakdown video opens with a camouflaged C8 Corvette before breaking down the transition between the C1 and C8 Corvette logos.

Here’s to hoping it’s everything Zora could have wanted or imagined. Chevy and the Corvette nameplate have a lot riding on the new mid-engined layout. It’s also unsure why Chevy chose the date 07.08.19 for the reveal.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvettes at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Don’t Fear Vehicle Service and Maintenance

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Every vehicle owner dreads having to service their vehicle, but why? At Miami Lakes Automall we are happy to help our customers out with servicing. Many people are nervous or cautious to have their vehicle looked at, but many issues will never become an issue with proper servicing and care. Our trusted service team has the skills and talent to handle almost any repair job if there is a problem, but having proper care beforehand will save customers more money and headaches. Want to know some tips and proper techniques we recommend to extend the life of any vehicle?

The Most Important Part of Any Vehicle

According to CarCare.org, a quarter of vehicles on the roads today have low or dirty engine oil. Think of the engine as the most important part of a vehicle. Why is that? Because the engine IS the single most important part of any vehicle. The engine is responsible for making the vehicle move and relies on many parts and fluids to keep it running properly. We know the struggles of dealing with poor engine quality as we handle vehicles that have engines long overdue for oil changes, maintenance, and the occasional engine failure. What else should owners look out for?

Fluids, Fluids, Fluids

Every vehicle needs a touch of different fluids to keep it running and working properly. If servicing has been neglecting, there is a chance that brake fluid is low or contaminated. Coolant fluid and anti-freeze are what helps keep an engine cool. (It’s in the name). Coolant has anti-corrosive properties to help protect the engine and metallic surfaces of the engine. Consider this something that is very important and every 100,000 miles or so, a vehicle should have a coolant flush. Flushes are recommended as over time the vehicle starts to back up with dirt and if the vehicle doesn’t have this fluid drained, the vehicle could overheat at some point. Washer fluid is also needed to help keep the windshield clean and looking clear and visible.

Problematic Parts to Always Keep An Eye On

There are some parts that seem to need to be replaced more often than others. Often times, these are the parts working the hardest for any vehicle. Among those are the timing belt, tires, rotors, brakes, and brake pads. We can handle taking care of a vehicle’s maintenance by checking on all of these and recommend when they should be replaced. Tires need to be checked for their air about every three months or so. Sometimes a little bit of air is all that is needed to maintain proper gas mileage figures, as tires that are too low will yield worse results. The vehicle’s exhaust, engine air filter, and hoses are also parts we check and recommend looking at every three months or so.

Essential Parts of Every Vehicle

Nearly every auto part mentioned above is important for a driver to have working well. A vehicle will not be running smoothly if those are not taken care of. Other items with a vehicle can go a little longer between being replaced, such as a vehicle battery. Car batteries are made to last a couple to several years depending on usage. Wiper blades are another important item, but they should last for a long time as well. Automatic transmission fluid and headlights are rarely changed out but require a look every nine months or so. Think it’s been a while since the last trip to an automotive shop? We are more than capable to handle any of these jobs at Miami Lakes Automall.

Where To Go For Your Auto Repairs

Let Miami Lakes Automall be your complete guide if you’re in need of maintenance or repairs to your current vehicle. We’ll happily help you out, even if you didn’t buy with us. Our professional service team is more than capable to restore your vehicle and help to keep it running smoothly.

If you’re interested in a new vehicle, we have plenty of new vehicles ready to show off. Come test-drive with our sales team any of our high-quality pre-owned vehicles as well to find the right vehicle for your budget. We hope to see you soon!

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The 2020 C8 Corvette Is Rumored To Get A Computer Upgrade

MuscleCarsandTrucks.com is claiming that the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette may be “un-tunable.” Meaning, you can’t modify the car’s engine computer to get more power out of it without potentially “updating” the vehicle. Or at the very least sending the electronics where they reduce engine power to a sort of safety mode.

According to the site’s sources, the C8’s engine computer will be capable of detecting the power-swelling code, fun-loving, and defaulting to some “recovery mode,” in MuscleCarsandTrucks’ own words. It could be accurate, but there are hints in that publication’s wording that suggests they’re making a mountain from a molehill. For sure, the C8 likely has some computer encryption—as most cars do—that when faced with incomplete or incompatible software will default to a failsafe mode. MuscleCarsandTrucks.com says the C8 will do this when “a programming event fails.”

That doesn’t suggest that the C8 is inaccessible to aftermarket tuning efforts—only that the C8 is like any other modern vehicle. What might be at play here is MuscleCarsandTrucks.com’s sources where they were answering questions regarding GM’s new Global B electrical architecture, which is said to be guarded against hacking. Yes, ECUs are so equipped will brick themselves if malicious code is introduced into theirs—but that’s separate from tuning efforts.

What MuscleCarsandTrucks.com is describing will not be a big concern for any C8 buyer or the tuners who like to handle code in the pursuit of power. Even today’s C7 Corvette possesses layers of security similar to what’s described here, and it is hardly “un-tunable.” Properly fleshed-out tuning software, although it’ll likely void the C8 Corvette’s warranty, it’s probably not an impossibility.

There’s a new teaser video for the C8. The video shows clips of fighter jets flying, rockets taking off, and mid-engined Chevy concepts of the past scattered with footage of the C8 racing around what looks a lot like the Nürburgring. The timer ends on 07.18.19, which is the release date for the C8.

General Motors is revealing that the Corvette will reach another generation and has confirmed that the car, the bona fide 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. There’s a rumor that it will make its debut on July 18th. There’s been plenty of information on the upcoming C8 for the past five years, and Chevrolet is finally ready to talk about it.

While spy photos showing the C8’s vastly different proportions and low-slung silhouette have circulated on the internet for years now, what is out there are the first real photos of the car that Chevrolet has supplied—and it’s also the first time the company has even acknowledged the existence of what might be the auto industry’s secret. GM CEO Mary Barra is announcing the Siller Foundation charity gala in New York, and she drove in style in none other than in the Corvette itself, driven by Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter. While Chevrolet is keeping quiet on any specifications for the next few months, there is plenty to know about the C8’s powertrains, and there have even been glimpses of its interior.

The Stingray is this first Corvette C8 model we will see in July, which will kick off the lineup. The upgraded version of the current car’s pushrod, which is the 6.2-liter V-8, will be used and it will most likely be updated to produce anywhere around 500 horsepower; the engine will also be renamed to LT2 which will reflect the new location in the car. There is a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox which is supplied from Tremec, and it’s slated to be the only transmission choice.

Multiple high-performance alternatives are set to follow in quick succession, which are the Z06, ZR1, and a range-topping hybrid that could use the Zora name. The Z06 could have a DOHC 5.5-liter V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, while the ZR1 could add twin turbochargers to that engine. The Zora will get the twin-turbo V-8 and an electric motor in the front axle to cement its place as the most potent Corvette, with a combined power rating that could approach 1000 horsepower.

Chevrolet will hold on pricing for the 2020 Corvette. Expect the new Corvette to cost around $62,000 to start, an increase of around $5000 compared with the C7 Stingray’s starting price of $56,995. There’s no official on-sale date yet, but given that Chevrolet is already rolling out a “Next-Generation Corvette” page on its consumer website, we feel certain that the order books will open by the end of 2019 at the latest.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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6.2-Liter Engine Silverado To Be Included On More Trims

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Chevrolet has decided to be creative with ways to provide their L87 6.2-Liter V8 engine in the hands of more drivers. How could they do that? General Motors (the parent company of Chevrolet) worked on adding the strong powertrain with more Silverado trims. Now customers can experience the massive Chevy V8 powertrain and its remarkable 435 horsepower with three more trim options. Considering a new pickup? We loved the latest Chevrolet Silverado, which was redesigned as the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500. The upcoming 2020 Silverado 1500 is going to surpass this pickup in more ways than one giving customers more options than before.

Changes to the Silverado

Chevrolet made their all-new Silverado 1500 lighter, yet stronger with the 2019 version. Reports have come out that the towing technology will be improved and more powertrain availability is expected. More than half of the trims for the 2020 Silverado 1500 will have access to the available 6.2-Liter V8 engine with its 10-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado will offer three body styles and eight trim levels to choose from, as there is a perfect fit for all customers to drive. The Work Truck is the base trim that is the only single-cab configuration. The Custom is the next higher trim that adds 20-inch aluminum wheels and LED taillights. Custom Trail Boss trim adds a two-inch suspension lift and the available Z71 package that can be added to higher-end Silverado trims is standard. The package adds Rancho shocks, skid plates, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, and a locking rear differential to safely handle going on roads less traveled. This is one of the trims, along with the LT Trail Boss that can opt for the monstrous 6.2-Liter V8 engine.

Opt for the LT trim, which adds an 8.0-inch touchscreen and available leather seats for a more traditional pickup look. The RST, like the LT, gain access to the 310 horsepower turbocharged inline-four powertrain. This is the first ever turbocharged four-cylinder engine in a full-size pickup and only the LT and RST have the option. The RST can also add the 6.2-Liter V8 engine should a driver want. The strength of the RST was improved as its towing capacity reaches 13,400 pounds with the new powertrain option, thanks to its 435 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque.

Higher End Trims of the Silverado

The most flexible trim might be the LT Trail Boss because of the Off-Road prowess and its standard 5.3-Liter V8 engine paired to an eight-speed transmission. Looking for the luxurious Silverado option? The LTZ is decked out in chrome from the grille to the door handles, wheels and mirrors. The LTZ supplies the 5.8-Liter powertrain and the 6.2-Liter V8 and the turbo-diesel straight-six engine as available choices. The head of the class for all trims is the High Country, which adds bronze accents throughout and integrated dual exhaust tips, fine leather seating, and available 22-inch wheels. Chrome highlights mix in with the bronze to provide a sleek look on the gorgeous High Country trim.

Under the Hood Is Where the Gold Is

Chevrolet is expected to offer their 469 lb-ft of torque V8 powertrain with optional Performance Upgrade Package that will also include a cat-back exhaust and a different air intake for customers. The 3.0-Liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine arrives for the first time with the 2020 Silverado, offered on the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trims. Owners opting for the diesel engine gain 277 horsepower with a powerful 460 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet introduced the 2.7-Liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engineered specifically for pickup driving. All of these upgrades only add more reasons why customers should consider the latest Silverado. The Silverado 1500 has always had so much to offer drivers, but we hope to have our customers come in for a test-drive to find out firsthand.

Miami Lakes Automall Is Ready To Help Our Customers

At Miami Lakes Automall, we help customers every day with automotive sales and repairs. A one-stop automotive shop as we are happy to help out. If you’re hoping to buy, sell, trade-in or lease, let us help you make the best choice. Our professional sales team can provide insight into the best solution for each customer. We sell more Chevrolet vehicles than any other brand, including the new Silverado pickups! If a customer is looking for something already owner tested, we carry over 400 pre-owned vehicles that are ready for a test-drive.

The summer has already snuck up on us, which means servicing should be a priority during the hottest months of the year. Don’t forget to get some vehicle maintenance with the help from our trusted service team. Reserve an online service appointment with us, even if you haven’t made a purchase with us. We’ll be happy to help you out at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Chevrolet Announces the Return of the Trailblazer

The Chevy Blazer may have just been rebooted for the 2019 model year, but Chevrolet is already thinking ahead and has announced the return of the Trailblazer to its lineup for the 2021 model year. Just like the Blazer, the TrailBlazer will make its return as a crossover as Chevrolet is keen to cater to the current automotive market’s demands. Chevrolet stated that the small CUV will occupy the lineup space between the Trax and the Equinox once it hits showrooms in early 2020. Experts expect the Trailblazer to be similar in size to the Nissan Rogue Sport, while the new Blazer will remain a five-passenger CUV slotted above the Equinox.

Back in the day, the Trailblazer used to be a body-on-frame 4×4 SUV and was originally just a trim level of the Blazer until it spun off as its own model. Although the Trailblazer was discontinued more than a decade ago, Chevrolet still offers a Colorado platform-based SUV with the same namesake in foreign markets. Chevy hasn’t provided any technical specifications as of yet, including the kind of drivetrain the Trailblazer is destined to have.

Here’s what we do know so far: the Trailblazer will come standard with advanced safety features such as lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. There will also be a sporty RS trim available that’ll include unique styling and a two-tone paint job. Chevrolet did not disclose if the RS trim will also feature any performance upgrades, but it’s unlikely that it’ll only sport the RS badge without some performance perks.

Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, said “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization. Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

Since the Trailblazer is expected to slot between the Equinox and the Trax, experts believe that it’ll likely offer buyers a choice between Chevy’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the 2.0-liter turbo-four. Both engines are likely candidates for the new Trailblazer that’s sure to be offered with both a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive option. Others believe that at the very least the base trim of the upcoming Trailblazer could be powered by the same engine that’s under the hood of the Trax – a 1.4-liter turbo four-pot. The company’s nine-speed automatic transmission is expected to be used as well.

Chevrolet will announce pricing and full information closer to the Trailblazer’s on-sale date. Expect the Trailblazer to arrive in dealers early 2020 for the 2021 model year. Follow Miami Lakes Chevy on social media to stay up to date on the latest Chevy news.

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10 Things to Like From the Chevrolet Blazer

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The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer revives a name from the past and applies it to a modern crossover of the present. The new Blazer isn’t the rugged, go-anywhere model some off-road fans hoped it would be. What the resurrected Blazer does is go from a practical, family-friendly sports sedan to an equally capable, sporty SUV.

The Blazer appeals to SUV shoppers who value performance and technology over an all-terrain prowess. Available with a four-cylinder or optional V-6 engine, the acceleration is rapid with either engine. The ride and handling are more than a match for rivals of the like such as Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Passport, and Nissan Murano.

Things To Like

  1. It’s the Camaro of Crossovers

You don’t have to be a muscle car fan to see that the Blazer has similarities with the Chevrolet Camaro and it got transplanted to a mid-size two-row SUV. The Blazer is undeniably brash and bold; it even has a more hostile exterior style. “An RS trim in bright red is without a doubt the sportiest looking crossover SUV in the class,” says Bragman. “While other competitors go for the rugged off-roader look, the Blazer makes no apologies about being an on-road warrior.”

  1. Performance and Power

The Blazer has the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivers 193 horsepower and 188 pounds-feet of torque. Despite not being available with all-wheel drive, the light weight of the four-cylinder model gives the Blazer “a nimble feel.” The 3.6-liter V-6 is optional and, like the four-cylinder, it comes paired with a nine-speed automatic.

The other engine available, the V-6, delivers a total of 308 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque. The generator supplies a “muted growl” and an “extra grunt.” Not to mention it also adds towing capacity and the option to add an all-wheel drive.

  1. Dashboard Design

If you think the exterior looks familiar, it resembles the Camaro, it does. The dashboard of the Blazer looks precisely like Chevy’s sports coupe. “The dash design is appealingly sporty from the placement of the multimedia screen to the round vent rings that also control temperature settings,” Bragman says.

  1. Upgraded AWD

When choosing the V-6 engine, you also have the choice of two all-wheel-drive systems. The version that is an option is the dual-clutch AWD system which can transfer power between the front and rear wheels and side to side. These can be added to the Premier and RS trims.

  1. Ride Control and Comfort

Chevy engineers deserve all of the credit for hitting a sweet spot when it comes to the riding and handling. “The steering has weight to it and body control is excellent,” Bragman says. The V-6 vehicles are about 400 pounds heavier than the four-cylinder FWD Blazer, it adds to this SUV’s solid feel and plants stance.

  1. Sport-Tuned Handling

Desire sharper steering in your SUV? The Blazer RS comes with a quicker steering ratio which provides more immediate responses. Bragman states the difference when it comes to the way it feels between the two steering systems is “barely noticeable.” Although the sporting character of the RS is still entertaining and impressive.

  1. Flashy RS Trim

Maybe the RS trim won’t attract all of the admirers’ attention. Credit this SUV’s look-at-me exterior, which includes unique trim and wheels that range up to 21 inches in diameter. It looks like a Camaro on stilts — and we mean that as a compliment.

  1. Interior Room

The front seats have enough room, and the rear seats can slide front and back for free extra legroom. It can also provide a little more cargo space if needed. Technically, there is room for five on the Blazer, but Bragman says three in the backseat “might be a pinch.”

  1. Cabin Tech

Chevy has good track records for offering easy-to-use infotainment systems, and the Blazer is no exception. Features also included are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is also standard. Its add-ons include a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging for smartphones, and a powerful Bose audio system.

  1. Towing Capacity

When it’s adequately equipped, the Blazer gives the towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. That’s not class-leading, but it places this Chevy right in the competition.

You can search the inventory of Blazers at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Leads the Way In Safety Features For Teens

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Chevrolet is taking a strong stance on a group notorious for poor driving habits, bad judgment and a lack of experience: teenage drivers. Among the biggest reasons teen drivers are a threat on the road to themselves and others isn’t speeding as much as it is driving without a seatbelt. Chevrolet has stepped in with a new way to curb this problem. In fact, they have found the perfect solution that won’t just curve this problem, but enhance safety features in a way never before done by the brand. Other automotive companies should take notice, as Chevrolet introduces a feature that will not allow drivers to move unless their seatbelt is clicked-in.

More on Chevrolet’s Latest Safety Measure

Chevrolet’s latest program that has launched is known as “Buckle To Drive”, which is accurately named. This is going to be a standard feature for the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, Colorado and Malibu vehicles. The way it works is basically, teen drivers will have to adhere to the rule set up by the owner of the vehicle. Parents can easily set up the key fob to a “teen driver” setting that will ensure the only way the vehicle can move from park is by having the seatbelt clicked in. Even better, all the fun options that come with driving, like the sound system and radio will not work unless the seatbelt is fastened in.

Improving On a Good Idea

Chevrolet has had multiple programs and features in previous years that have aimed at making drivers safer on the road. In 2016, Chevy launched a new program called Teen Driver with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu that would monitor a driver’s behavior and rewarded the driver with incentives. The program included a feature that would silence the radio as well as automatically set off all safety measures including Traction Control, Forward Collision Braking, Stability Control, and Front Pedestrian Braking. This great system was set up using a configurable PIN code and parents could even set how high the volume would be allowed to go with a limit. The best feature? Alerts could be set off if the teen driver hit a certain speed limit. The speed range could be set as low as 40 mph. The over-speed warning system would set off a ping that would go to the owner and registers the infraction. That program was found to help drivers put on their seatbelt at a 17 percent more effective rate than without it, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Chevrolet Is Committed to Improving Standard Safety Features

We commend Chevrolet for raising the stakes even further with this new program that will effectively ensure drivers, no matter what age, can be forced into using their seatbelt. Raising the level of safety will go a long way to ensuring better safety on the road, something we can all appreciate. The newest Chevy vehicles coming out in the next decade will continue to impress and provide amazing results.

“We have been researching this system for quite some time. So, we found this feature that works, and a group of people who could really benefit from it,” said Tricia Morrow, a safety strategy engineer at Chevrolet’s parent company General Motors.

See For Yourself the Latest Chevrolet Line-up

Found out more ways Chevrolet is leading the way with innovative features when you come for a test-drive at Miami Lakes Automall. We make it easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can help out with any buying or leasing needs.  Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before. We look forward to supporting you today. See you soon!

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The History of the Chevy Blazer

With the third-generation Chevrolet Blazer making its return as a mid-size crossover for the 2019 model year, it fits between the compact Chevy Equinox compact and the full-size Chevy Traverse. The 2019 Blazer breaks from tradition by becoming the first Blazer to adopt a unibody vehicle construction – the GM C1 platform. By comparison, all of the other Blazer models used body-on-frame underpinnings.   

In 1966, Ford introduced the Bronco, which was a cool 4-wheel-drive utility vehicle that has a removable hardtop and it’s passionate for off-road adventures. Jeep already had the CJ-5, and International Harvester had its Scout.

Not wanting to be left out, GM responded three years later with the Chevrolet Blazer. In 1969, built from the Chevy C/K pickup platform, the Blazer was larger than the Bronco, even though it shared the same removable hardtop and solid front- and rear-axle design. GMC also had another version of the Blazer named the Jimmy.  

BLAZING A NEW TRAIL

During its first year, the K5 Blazer was only offered in a 4-wheel drive. The standard engine was a 250 cubic-inch (4.1 -liter) inline 6-cylinder rated at 155 horsepower. GM wanted the Blazer to be more adaptable than its competition, so it offered the SUV with a number of clever options, which included 1-, 2- or 5-passenger seating, a lockable rear liftgate with telescoping supporters, power assists for steering and brakes, and a choice of engines that included two V8s: a 305 cu-in (5.0-liter) rated at 200 hp, and a 350 cu-in (5.7-liter) which produced 255 hp.  

The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual, and it had a 4-speed Synchromesh and a 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic optional. Two transfer cases were offered, but only the Dana 20, was provided with the manual transmission. It rode on a 104-inch wheelbase and with 8 inches of ground clearance, the Blazer proved remarkably stable, with plenty of room and off-road-capable and during its first year, Chevrolet sold 4,935 Blazers.

In 1970, the 2-wheel-drive model was introduced as well as a new 292 cu-in (4.7-liter) inline-six. The 2-wheel-drive Blazer employed an independent front suspension, as opposed to the 4WD’s solid front axle. Sales more than doubled for 1970, which send Ford, Jeep, and Dodge scrambling to come up with more significant, more powerful challengers to the Blazer.

A BRASHER, BIGGER BLAZER

A few years later, Chevrolet revamped its entire truck line, which included the full-size Blazer and Suburban. The Blazer’s body became more muscular, with a modernized interior and a new dash, new seats and upscale features such as the tilt wheel. The engine lineup remained the same, with only 292 cu-in. engine dropped from the line.    

The most notable change, at least one of them, was the Blazer’s back end, where the folding rear tailgate was now including a retractable glass window. This design made loading more manageable, but it proved a bit difficult, as the heavy glass caused recurring abnormal gear wear and power motor failures. The removable full fiberglass top returned as well remaining until 1976 when it modified to expose only the rear seats and cargo area.

The new design protected front passengers from danger with a fixed metal roof that also added rigidity to the Blazer’s body. Another addition to the line was the rare Chalet model that converted the Blazer into a mini camper complete with stove, table, sink, sleeping quarters for two adults and refrigerator. The Blazer would carry on through 1979, adding more luxury features as well, such as power locks, rally wheels, cruise control, and upgraded stereo options, as well as more stylish fabrics and interior colors.

When the 1980s rolled around, it saw a new face for the Blazer, with a larger egg-crate grille and rectangular headlights. The new upscale Silverado trim premiered, which brought brushed stainless-steel dash trim, a center console, color-keyed carpeting, chrome grille with stacked rectangular headlights and a custom steering wheel. By 1981, toughening emissions standards forced manufacturers to change engine timing and compression.  

As a result, the horsepower dropped noticeably. Throughout the rest of the 80s, the Blazer continued to add upgrades and options. Including a 400 cu-in (6.6 liters) gasoline V8 and a 376 cu-in (6.2-liter) turbodiesel option.

THE “BABY BLAZER” IS BORN

Chevrolet saw a need for a smaller, less expensive and more fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle and it used its compact S-10 Blazer. It shared nothing in common with its big brother, except for the name. It was powered by a 4-cylinder engine, had a solid roof and couldn’t tow nearly as much weight.

The optional V6 engine and 2.2-liter diesel weren’t much of a help when it came to the horsepower, but it did improve towing. Nevertheless, the S-10 Blazer did well in the market, taking on the likes of the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Bronco II, and Toyota 4Runner. A 4-door version was introduced in 1991, further expanding the model’s appeal.  

A SHORT-LIVED SUCCESSOR

With the C/K redesign came the short-lived third-generation full-size Blazer. The third-generation full-size Blazer is a reduced 2-door Chevy Suburban, it lost most of the cool factor that had made it so unique, which was mainly the removable hardtop and colorful seat fabrics. What it did gain was a more modern interior, antilock brakes, a standard 5.7-liter V8, better towing ability and room for six passengers.

The new Blazer had a much-improved ride, the most extensive fixed side glass panel to ever grace an SUV, a quieter and more luxurious interior a well. In 1994, Chevrolet offered a 6.5-liter diesel engine for what would be the last year for the 2-door Blazer. A year later, the Tahoe replaced the full-size Blazer and was provided only in 4-door form; the Blazer name, however, carried on in the smaller S-10 version, which carried on until 2005.  

A BLAZER FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY FAMILY

With the demise of the sedans and SUVs continuing their expedition to be in every driveway in America, Chevrolet has been fit to revive the Blazer name, this time attaching it to a sleek, modern CUV. The 2019 Blazer won’t be a rugged competitor to the Jeep Wrangler and upcoming Ford Bronco. It will be a 5-passenger crossover based on the GMC Terrain platform instead.  

Looking like a hopped-up 4-door Camaro, the new Blazer will have the choice of a 193-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6. The Blazer will offer front- or -all-wheel drive and it will come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission and a 4,500-lb tow rating. The new Blazer will offer a panoramic sunroof, a standard 8-in MyLink infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE Wi-Fi plus Qi wireless smartphone charging and more.

You can search the inventory of Chevy Blazers at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Blazer Returns!

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When someone goes to buy a new vehicle, they hope to drive away in something sharp and distinctive. For those that are looking for a crossover SUV that will get a reaction, the return of the Chevrolet Blazer is ideal for drivers to make an impression. Not seen since 2008, the Chevy Blazer, this new Blazer does not quite resemble the prior Blazer. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the fourth SUV in the Chevy line-up, including the modest-sized Chevy Trax, Chevy Equinox, slightly smaller than the Blazer, and the largest entry, is the bold Chevrolet Traverse. So, among the latest Chevrolet line-up, what helps the Blazer stand out?

“The Blazer has attitude,” says John Cafaro, executive director of global Chevrolet design.

Attitude With a Capital A

Thanks to a potent 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Blazer reminds drivers every day what a crossover SUV is capable of. Should that 193 horsepower, 188 lb-ft of torque engine not satisfy, owners can opt for the larger 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar. The V6 is included in the Premier trim boasting 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine is the standard powertrain with the RS and Premier trim and is available as an option for the Base and L trim. Owners gain a combined 29 mpg, which helps make the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer a good choice for owners who are wary of fuel economy.

Other Perks of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

With the all-new 2019 Blazer, gain the latest MyLink system with an infotainment system. This system comprises of an 8-inch touchscreen, high-quality Bose audio with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is an option with up to six USB ports for guests to use. Gain advanced safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and rear camera mirror to help guide drivers. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer contains front and all-wheel-drive versions. This is a strong vehicle that carries a maximum towing rating of 4,500-pounds with the V6 engine. Drivers will love the sleek look and power. The Chevrolet Camaro helped create what Chevrolet presented in this all-new creation of the Blazer. Best of all, it isn’t that expensive!

Pricing For the Blazer

Want to add a little more of a sleek look? Opt for the “Hit The Road” package to provide crossbars for the roof rack and black assist steps, as well as gain important safety items like emergency braking, forward collision alert and lane-keep-assist for just an additional $1,050. Also available is a Rear seat infotainment system with a DVD player that cost$1,995. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer will only cost drivers $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Come In For A Test-Drive Today!

If an all-new crossover SUV is what you are looking for, we know you’ll enjoy a test-drive with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Miami Lakes Automall provides customers with the newest Chevrolet vehicles and we carry a large quality pre-owned variety that is ready to go.

Stop by even if you didn’t buy from us if you need to repair your current vehicle. With a simple online service appointment we can get started. Find us at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week. Visit Miami Lakes Automall now for all things automotive!

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Everything You Need To Know About the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro

This year the current-generation (which debuted back in 2016) of the Camaro is bringing a new V-8 trim, which is a needed trim for the SS models, and beyond. Chevrolet has made regular updates to the pony car every single year since. The 2020 model is no different, as it gets a new transmission option for the V-6 and its design is getting an update to make up for the controversial styling changes from last year.  

The V-8 trim is less expensive than in previous years. The new Camaro LT1 strikes a balance between the 1LT and the higher SS trim available. Coming in $3,000 lower than the 2019 Camaro 1SS it is the most affordable Camaro with the 455-hp 6.2-liter V-8.

The SS model has a big engine (6.2-liter V-8) and a vented hood, but the exterior styling is otherwise nearly identical to the LT. The one exception is its 20-inch wheels as they are styled like those on the SS, but aren’t staggered in width and are wrapped in all-season tires instead of the SS’s summer performance rubber. The trim comes available for both coupe and convertible models, and it offers either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic.

The 10-speed automatic is available on the V-6. It was previously limited to available V-8 models, but now Chevy is going farther by making the gearbox an option on models with the 3.6-liter six-cylinder. More options for those who want more out of their vehicle.

The Camaro SS embraces a new front-end look which is based on the Camaro Shock concept that debuted last fall at SEMA. As for the bowtie, Chevrolet decided to move it from the front crossbar to the upper part of the grille. In standard SS appearance, the package isn’t wrapped up quite so tightly as it would be with the Camaro’s optional 1LE track package.

The change was expected after GM previewed them with the Camaro SS Shock design study at last year’s SEMA in Las Vegas. Automakers hinted at the time that the concept vehicle previewed upcoming design changes, it wasn’t clear at the time how quickly they were going to get in the market. “Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Chevy’s director of passenger car marketing, Steve Majoros. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shocks’ stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.”  

The front crossbar also comes in other colors instead of black, which reduces the visual weight of the front end. The change comes just a year after Chevrolet restyled the Camaro for 2019. The Mustang also comes in Green so couldn’t the Camaro?

Chevrolet now offers a Rally Green exterior color for 2020. The new addition to the color palette as an option of the same name that was available on the first-gen ‘Maro. The Recaro performance seats and the rear spoiler are more widely available.

Rear Spoiler is now available on the LS, and LT trims when previously it was only available on the RS package. Recaro performance seats were once available only on the 1LE. Now you can find red seatbelts and pedal caps available on every model.

The new dark-tinted taillamps and caliper colors add a visual sizzle to the vehicle. The LT and LS are now available with tinted taillamp lenses, and you can now choose from a variety of colors. A Camaro fender badge and a black bowtie badge can also be ordered on the LT, as well.

The 3LT models come standard with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine now, which puts out 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and the package included are is also the Convenience and Lighting package. Both were previously options. Other appearances, like alloy pedals, are available on all models, while black bowtie badges and Camaro fender badges are available on LT models.

ABOUT CHEVROLET CAMARO:

Currently, the Camaro is Chevrolet’s most affordable sports car, slotting below the Chevrolet Corvette. The current version available was introduced for the 2016 model year, and it symbolizes the sixth generation of the Camaro nameplate. The model takes a ride on the GM Alpha platform which was shared between the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS, though the majority of the architecture underpinning the Camaro are unique to it.

You can search the inventory of Camaro’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Special Pricing Offers From Chevy During the Month of May

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Good news has come for Chevrolet fans that have wanted to upgrade their current Chevy but have held out for a great deal. Now would be the perfect time to step into a new ride as Chevrolet has announced deals for their all-new mid-size crossover 2019 Chevrolet Blazer as well as on a new 2018 Chevy Volt. Both vehicles are valued for their nitch in competitive segments and offer amazing value, more so than ever.

Step Into the Blazer

For those that want a vehicle that carries style and power, few vehicles match the all-new Blazer. Reintroduced after twenty years on the shelves. Originally a two-door SUV that saw a production run from 1969 till 1999. The current carnation of the Blazer can be found with three available trims: Blazer, RS, and Premier. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer offers two powertrain options. A 2.5-Liter engine that gives drivers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The larger engine is stronger at 305 horsepower, a 3.6-Liter V6 engine that provides a solid 269 lb-ft of torque, both are paired with a 9-speed transmission. Gain a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds in either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive options.

More on the All-New Blazer + Deal

The Blazer is fitted between the smaller Equinox and full-sized crossover Traverse models. The Chevrolet Blazer wasn’t running at full production until now, to celebrate Chevrolet is offering up an incredible $2,000 cash allowance towards nearly all Blazer vehicles. This offer is available currently only for Blazer vehicles in the United States. This might inspire a customer to add attractive packages like the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package that provides features like heated driver and front passenger seats, remote start and modern safety features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alerts. Any mom would love a brand-new SUV and saving money is always a positive.

More Offers By Chevrolet

Not to be outdone, the Chevrolet Volt also has some deals currently going on. The 2018 Chevrolet Volt has finished its production, but that doesn’t mean it’s done offering great savings. Chevrolet announced an 18% off MSRP for 2018 Volt vehicles. This offer to save will only run through May, 31st, 2019 so this is the perfect time to upgrade or get a mother the best gift ever!

Costumers can choose as follows: $3,000 customer cash or a financing offer of up to $1,000 APR cash + zero interest APR for 72 months (with the exception of the base model). The 2018 Chevy Volt provides drivers with an incredible combined EPA gas mileage rating of 42 mpg. Should a customer want to opt for the latest Volt, the 2019 Chevy Volt begins at $33,520 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Drive Chevrolet Today at Miami Lakes Automall

Hoping to save big on Chevy? Come to test-drive the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer or 2018 Chevy Volt today. We are proud to offer the latest Chevrolet vehicles and take pride in providing a large quality pre-owned variety that looks amazing and runs fantastic. We can help with any selling, buying or leasing offers today!

Have a vehicle that isn’t running like it used to? Make a service appointment so we can help with all your repair needs. It’s our job to make sure your vehicle runs well along with providing your happiness. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall right now!

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New Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Set To Debut in Car Event in California

It’s only a few months ahead, three months to be exact, July 18, 2019, GM will confirm the new 2020 Corvette this summer. That’s when the covers for the long-awaited mid-engined C8 Corvette will finally be revealed. Now there’s a word from midenginecorvetteforum.com that the location for the big event will be in Southern California, specifically in Orange County.

Chevrolet has confirmed that yes, SoCal is the location where it will all be revealed. This comes with Chevrolet’s new teaser that, among other things, goes through Corvette’s history. You can see the C7.R racing ‘Vettes, the 1963 Corvette GS-II experiment racer, and the previous mid-engine concepts including the Corvette Indy.

The last thing that’s been said about the vehicle was the possibility that the Corvette C8’s release may have a delay of six months due to a problem with its high-tech 48-volt electrical system, which made it miss its scheduled Detroit auto show debut. But then GM Authority reports it might not even debut at any auto show at all. The C8 is said to be debuted at a standalone event in the middle of the summer, and not at one of the many auto shows such as the New York auto show.    

But not to worry this isn’t the first time that Chevrolet has forgone the traditional auto show reveal in favor of a more marque-focused event: Chevrolet decided to bring the newest Camaro ZL1 to Dubai and revealed it there. Bob Lutz, former GM executive, said in an interview that the new Corvette would cost almost about $5,000 more than the C7 when it’s compared trim to trim. It’s good news for the fans of the working man’s sports car.  

What do we know about the new supercar? Officially, there’s only the reveal date and location available but the rumors out there suggest the first model on sale will be the Stingray packing the familiar 6.2-liter V8 used in the current front-engined model. The transmission rumored is said to be a new dual-clutch gearbox, though the very clear-sounding manual shifts in the recent teaser video leave the door open for a three-pedal arrangement.   

There are no names available yet, but perhaps it will be called the LT2, with about 500 horsepower. As for the additional variants and powertrains will come afterward. Another name that could be a possibility is the “Zora” in a nod to the Corvette’s godfather and famed chief engineer in the 20th century.

Eventually, Chevrolet might introduce a higher horsepower option, with the ultimate “Vette possibly being a 1,000-hp hybrid model that reportedly was so powerful that it twisted the frames of prototypes. What is the other option? A mid-range twin-turbo mill based on the 4.2-liter Cadillac Blackwing V8, which likely will produce somewhere in the 600-hp range.   

As to why did GM and Chevrolet choose California, it’s not explicitly clear. But with the popularity of Orange County and its affluent area with plenty of high-end supercars parked in garages and driveways. However, Chevrolet wants to take the fight directly into enemy territory with the C8 Corvette’s debut.   

Only educated guesses have been formed, and aside from the California decision, there’s been none other. If the weather is beautiful, it could allow the Corvette team to reveal the sports car outdoors. And judging by the shebang that GM did for the sixth-generation Camaro reveal, the C8 Corvette’s debut should be a sight to see.  

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?:

For starters, it looks terrific as a convertible. The photos and videos that have been out so far only show the upcoming mid-engined Corvette which has a hardtop coupe. However, the Midengine Corvette Forum member Chazcron is thinking about the future by creating a video rendering of how a convertible version of the new ‘Vette would look, which includes how the way the folding roof might work.

Putting the top down means that there has to be someplace to store it. The Chazcron completely overhauls the mid-engine Corvette’s rear deck into a flatter, yet still attractively sculpted panel. The section behind the seats tilt upward, and the roof slots are vertically into that space.   

Even with the top out of the way, the mid-engined Corvette still looks excellent. Chazcron adds nacelles behind the seats that provide rollover protection and style. The only thing possibly missing is a wind deflector between the nacelles for making the interior a little quieter when occupants don’t want a lot of wind in their hair.  

According to Car & Driver, the C8 Corvette, which Chevy calls “the most anticipated Corvette ever,” will debut in the Stingray form. It will be a dual-clutch seven-speed auto gearbox, with no option for a manual. The high-performance trims are as follow, which include a Z06, ZR1, and a top-of-the-model-line hybrid rumored to answer to the name Zora and harnesses nearly 1,000 horsepower of combined electric power and combustion.

The big news is the placement of the engine. The Corvette is set to get a mid-engine layout, which has resulted in some significant changes to the car’s overall profile. The most recent shots, the camouflaged shots of the vehicle, represent the most detailed and official look to date.

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Corvette’s C8 Demand Has Chevy Asking For More Help

General Motors CEO Mary Bara has made a big announcement about the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette. It will make its debut on July 18, 2019. Well, it’s here, they’ve announced it will be adding a second shift (which is more than 400 jobs) at its Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant to support the production of the next generation Corvette.  

General Motors has reported that the Chevrolet Corvette will continue manufacture in Bowling Green, KY after it changes into a mid-engined car. The automaker will add a second shift to the 400 new jobs to support the creation of the new model. It will bring the factory’s workforce to more than 1,300 individuals.   

With all the cash that’s flowing from the site, it should surprise no one that the C8 production is remaining in the old Kentucky home. Vette aficionados are just hoping that the issues that were reported with the car’s frame (which was the mid-engine getting bent out of shape) and the electrical system (which was the current system that was being used wasn’t robust enough to carry the load that was necessary to support all of the car’s components simultaneously) are nowhere to be found in the production model. After all, this is the mid-engine C8 that has been the most anticipated new sports car in a while.

A post on the GM forum makes it appear that GM is at least thinking about producing the C7 Corvette into the 2020 model year. It’s still to be determined, but the document lists the C7 production for 2020. There’s only speculation from here on out as to what the automaker plan to do with the current-generation Corvette it introduced in 2013.

GM is in the waiting game as they are still deciding what to do with the Corvette manufacturing based on the development of the C8 Corvette. Previous reports have indicated the C8 Corvette production would start in 2019 with the 2020 model. But problems have already plagued the development process which has delayed the rollout of the vehicle.

Carbuzz.com reported that the C8 Corvette was delayed by six months due to an electrical issue. News of the delay came after GM said it would not unveil the mid-engine Corvette at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. New rumors suggest production won’t start until December of this year, three months later than previously believed.  

Although there isn’t a lot going on, there are a few differences that separate it from the current symbolic object. For the new car, Chevy decided on a V-shaped badge with fewer embellishments, though only Vette fans will be able to spot the difference. To help clarify the changes the media team decided on a brief video of the logo’s evolution throughout the years.

“The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This is the workforce that can deliver a next-generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future, and [this] announcement gets us one step closer to its reveal on July 18th.”  

Bowling Green has over one million Corvettes since it opened in 1981 and has received more than $900 million worth of investment for a new body shop, increased engine capacity, new paint shop, and a new Performance Build Center. It has been reported that GM has spent around $349 million getting the plant ready to build the new C8, a task which has likely not made the switch to a mid-engine any cheaper. As for the assembly, GM has commented that their commitment to the Kentucky plant will remain strong, insinuating that “the company is indebted to the factory that has served as the Corvette’s home since 1981,” according to the truthaboutcars.com.

We still don’t know if the new workforce will be made up of previously laid-off employees from the Chevy Cruze plant in Lordstown, Ohio but it’s a possibility. Chevy dealerships have already started taking pre-orders for the new vehicle, so GM needs more employees to keep up with the anticipated demand. After months of sneaky spy shots, we can’t wait to see what the new C8 Corvette is going to look like and it’s only a few months away.  

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GM CEO Says Electric Chevy Pickup On the Way

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The High Country is one of five trim levels for the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD each offering a different level of design, features and technology to meet the individual and rigorous demands of HD owners

General Motors CEO Mary Barra backed and continued to affirm GM’s plans to create an all-electric pickup. She spoke on a call with investors and acknowledged what reports had greatly expected; General Motors is going to begin plans to create their first-ever electric pickup. Barra didn’t designate when the pickup would arrive, or whether it would be listed as a GMC or Chevrolet option, but they could go either route.

What General Motors Wants To Create

General Motors is out to make waves, with eyes on competing in the coming decade using electric vehicles and reshaping their brand. Barra has revealed more about how she plans to implement the process, amid speculation and news about the future of the brand.

“(We have a) historic opportunity to make personal mobility safer, better and more sustainable. This will help move the U.S. to a leadership position in electrification,” – Mary Barra, CEO of GM

Early Consideration For Electric Technology

Recent reports surged earlier, back in February 2019 that GM may fund the EV startup Rivian, but that never developed. Instead, Amazon wound up being the company that funded up to $700 million in Rivian. Rival brand Ford declared that it will finance $500 million in Rivian, which could hinder an agreement with General Motors.

Barra’s decision makes it evident that GM is dedicated to investing and creating a sufficient and dependable electric pickup, even without Rivian. General Motors wants to push the envelope towards creating new technology in pickups.

In January, Duncan Aldred, vice president of General Motors’ GMC brand, continued this sentiment by stating at a conference after the Detroit Auto Show that the brand was looking into an electric truck, but didn’t share any details more than Barra did.

Chevrolet Continues EV Products

In March, General Motors reinforced their push of electric vehicles with an announcement to invest$300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan factory to produce a second electric model based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The second car is presumed to be an electric SUV, which may be called the Bolt EUV.

Past that, GM stated at the Detroit auto show that Cadillac will fit its lead brand for electric vehicles, starting with an electric SUV in 2022. Electric pickups have increased in mind-share in recent months after Rivian unveiled its long-range electric pickup at the L.A. Auto Show in November 2018. While Chevy and GM did not part with Rivian, look forward to their future investing towards an electric pickup before long. Can’t wait to drive a brand new Chevrolet pickup? Check us out at Miami Lakes Automall.

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GM Has Filed for ‘Bolt EUV’ Trademark Which Hints at a New Electric Car

On October 2, 2017, GM outlined it’s “All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions” while also announcing a new electric offensive with 20 new all-electric vehicles which are set to launch in 2023. They also promised to launch two new electric cars in the next 18 months based on the Bolt EV. “In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV,” said Motortrend.com    

It has been over 18 months, and there have been no signs of those new electric vehicles. However, GM has said they have released those two vehicles already: the Buick Velite 6 EV and Baojun E200, the two China-only vehicles produced by joint-venture partnerships in China. Just a few days later another report from GM came out filing a new trademark for a vehicle called ‘Bolt EUV.’   

ELECTREK’S TAKE:

Motortrend.com can’t comprehend how GM would consider the Buick Velite 6 EV and Baojun E200 as the newest two Bolt EV-based electric vehicles that were supposed to launch. If GM used those vehicles to make it look like they respected their timeline and launched an actual new Bolt EV-based electric car as they initially intended, it would be funny to see how they pull it off. Either way, the writers at Motortrend are happy to see some evidence that GM is still working on the vehicles.

As for the name, it’s anyone’s guess what it can stand for, but the rumor buzzing the web is that it can stand for ‘Electric Utility Vehicle.’ What it can look like it’s also anyone’s guess. Something a little bigger than a Chevy Bolt EV, in the shape of an SUV or crossover than the Bolt EV, which looks like a compact car in some angles.

General Motor plans to launch at least 20 new electric vehicles by 2023. They have seriously been considering naming the new vehicle Bolt EUV. GM Authority reports that they have filed a trademark application for “Bolt EUV” on April 9th.

The trademark filing has confirmed the name will be used for “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” No one is sure, but it stands to reason that EUV is short for “Electric Utility Vehicle.” Nothing has been confirmed except for new vehicle Bolt.

It has also come to light that GM has invested $300 million in the Orion assembly plant in Michigan to build the newest Chevy electric vehicle that will share the same platform as the Bolt. The automaker hasn’t specified the name or body style of the new vehicle. There has been no discussion on the original timeline of this new model.

The Orion plant produces the Bolt, as well as Cruise autonomous test vehicles. The model for the Bolt EUV is a mystery, but it is being planned for the Orion plant. What hasn’t been discussed is the new electric vehicles, including the Buick Velite 6 EV for China.

GM wants to introduce a new EV platform that will support various body styles and front-, rear, and all-wheel-drive configurations. The first to receive this modern flexible architecture is said to be a Cadillac. But CEO Marry Barra estimates EVs won’t be profitable for the company until “early next decade” or later.

GM has admitted (although there is no record of it) that is selling the Chevrolet Bolt at a loss, explaining why the company has been reluctant to ramp up production volume. Chevrolet analysts and Barry, have estimated that GM won’t begin to make a profit from its fully electric vehicles until next year. “We’ve talked about the fact that with our next generation of development, we want to make sure we have obtainable, profitable, desirable, and with the appropriate range,” she added.

GM has teased its next-gen BEV3 platform design via an undisclosed Cadillac concept. The luxury EV is said to begin production by 2021, giving the struggling luxury marque a second chance at electrification after the ELR was rapidly pulled from the market. It was only enticing a few customers to purchase a Volt-based hybrid with a Tesla Model S-level price tag.

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Chevrolet To Add More Fuel Efficient Powertrain For Traverse

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General Motors (GM) has revamped one of their powertrains and removing an engine option for the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. GM announced they have moved on from the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found as an option in the Chevrolet Traverse, leaving the 3.6-Liter V6 engine as the only powertrain currently available for the midsize SUV. The four-cylinder engine is still available in the latest Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac ATS, but in the Chevrolet Traverse, it surprisingly didn’t provide anything to truly separate its self from the more powerful V6. Let us share all the details about the new changes.

More On the Upcoming Powertrain

This move will change once General Motors finalizes their upcoming engine, expected to be a 2.0-Liter inline-four with a twin-scroll turbocharger. The new powertrain will be an upgrade over the previous turbocharged engine, adding better fuel economy ratings. In a current climate where buyers are more wary of a vehicle’s gas mileage than ever before, it’s the right call by GM to make sure they provide an improvement in such a critical area. The upcoming twin-scroll turbocharger is expected to hit 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The best part about this engine is the ability to save gas by turning off the two of the four cylinders. The debut will come first with the 2019 Cadillac XT4 before it will come out for the Traverse. The new powertrain will include a remarkable 26 combined highway and city mpg; something all customers are sure to love.

The Future of the Chevrolet Traverse

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is a popular three-row SUV that will gain a new engine at some point in 2019. The expectation is that this engine will deliver better performance and fuel economy than the 2.0-Liter turbo-four that produced 257 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The remaining powertrain, the 3.6-Liter V6, supplies  310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The report by GM Authority says the reason they opted to remove the second engine, which was only available for front-wheel-drive RT trim, is because both engines were close enough in output and efficiency and the smaller engine wasn’t needed.

First available for the front-wheel-drive RS version of the second-generation 2018 Chevy Traverse, the departed powertrain was not the main focus of the Traverse. The latest Chevrolet Traverse is an upgrade over the prior year. This is thanks to more cargo room added, losing 350 pounds and looking sharper both inside and out. The available 10-speaker Bose sound system raises the infotainment technology value. For any family that wants a vehicle that provides a great driving experience and an attractive full-size SUV, look no further than the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse.

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The Chevrolet Blazer Is Back With a Sporty Design

The history of SUVs has come a long way. Chevrolet is bringing back the Blazer as a midsize SUV crossover. Instead of merely adding on a badge on any old SUV, Chevrolet created a completely new Blazer with a style and feature suited for today’s drivers.

The Blazer is a nice middle-ground between the smaller Equinox and the larger Traverse. It shares a platform with the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia. The new Blazer has interior inspiration from the new Camaro.

Standard on the entry-level Blazer 2.5L Cloth (the actual trim name) is 18-inch aluminum wheels, lower body-side molding, Body-color door handles, heated exterior mirrors, high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED taillights, and active aero shutters that open and close at different speeds to assist aerodynamics or engine cooling.

The Blazer uses a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 193 horsepower and has 188 lb-ft of torque. It shares a nine-speed automatic transmission with the more powerful V-6, the four-banger pairs exclusively with front-wheel drive. It tows up to 1500 pounds, but the V-6 with all-wheel drive handles up to 4500.

In caranddrivers.com instrumented track testing, the four-cylinder Blazer went from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. It closes the gap between 50 and 70 mph in 5.8 seconds. The V-6 AWD version is a considerable 1.9 and 1.3 seconds quicker.

The EPA estimates the four-cylinder Blazer earns 22 mpg city and 27 highway. Chevy’s powertrain uses stop-start technology to improve fuel efficiency, but the system cannot be deactivated. The four-cylinder Blazer returns 26 mpg on the 200-mile highway fuel-economy test route.

With accurate steering and steady composure, the Blazer is the best-driving crossover to wear the Chevrolet bow tie. Even the four-cylinder version is more engaging than many competitors. Its 18-inch wheels provided a smoother and quieter ride than the RS model, which wears 21-inch wheels.    

A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY:

The 2019 Blazer RS AWD has a lot of technology. There are different on every trim level. Not all features are available in every trim level.

The screen in the center is an 8-inch touch display that controls the Blazer’s climate system (although there are separate climate control buttons under the screen) and the entertainment system. There’s also an audio system which has an AM/FM/SiriusXM along with Bluetooth, which allows you to pair your phone to make phone calls and play music. Connecting an iPod or non-Bluetooth device is a 3.5mm aux-in port.  

The entertainment system has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To enable the CarPlay, you’ll need to connect it with the USB cable. The Blazer has three sets of USB inputs that include a standard USB-A port and the USB-C port, which is new.

There are USB ports on the dashboard below the screen, inside the console storage compartment and there’s even one on the back of the console so that passengers in the back can use it. Inside the console, you’ll find the aux-in port. The entertainment system also has apps which include iHeartRadio and many others you can stream from in the car.  

The Blazer is equipped with 4G-LTE, which provides internet access for passengers to get online but it comes at an extra cost. At the bottom of the center controls, it features a storage cubby that can hide the wireless charger that’s big enough for an iPhone XS Max. Included is also a 120-volt AC outlet for plugging in things that require electricity.

The Blazer has cameras on all sides of the vehicles, and it can stitch those images together to show pretty crazy angles. Passengers can control the camera views through the main screen, changing the view as needed and all the angles are helpful, which helps when trying to center yourself in a parking space. The rearview mirror also has an embedded screen to show the view out of the rear camera.

SAFETY FEATURES:

The Blazer has forward-collision alert and forward-automatic braking. The Rally Sport comes with an all-wheel drive, and a dial on the console lets the driver choose from driving modes including two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, sport mode, off-road mode, and tow/haul mode. The Blazer technology keeps the driver engage enough without being a distraction.

The car has a fit and finish of a luxury vehicle. Driving the Blazer is a comfortable ride. The cargo area is significant, and the split back seats fold down with the pull of a lever on each side.  

The automatic tailgate raises and lowers quickly and quietly. Chevrolet has a rail system in the cargo area with a flexible cargo partition which can be adjusted from the front to back to keep boxes or golf clubs from sliding around. Overall, the Blazer is an excellent addition to the Chevrolet SUV family, especially if looking for a sportier design.  

The 2019 Blazer starts at $28,800 (plus destination fee).

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The Next-Generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 Has a Release Date

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Chevrolet has recently shown off their all-new, next-generation “C8” Chevrolet Corvette. With a single photo posted amongst the various Chevy social media outlets, what appears to be a base model Stingray C8 has captured widespread attention as the vehicle is hidden underneath protective covering with “07.18.19” plastered on the side of the vehicle. Rumors have been swirling for many years about Chevrolet having a mid-engine supercar and General Motors has now confirmed this news. The former “Automobile of the Year” winner by Automobile Magazine and named to back to back Car and Driver “10Best list” in 2018 and 2019, Chevrolet looks to blow away the competition as it has since inception back in 1953 when the Corvette debuted.

Speculation Grows For Chevrolet Corvette C8

Many have wondered what powertrains the all-new C8 will provide. Car and Driver have shared the news that Chevrolet will probably be revamping the 6.2-Liter V8 engine, which should provide about 500 horsepower. It will be named the LT2 to denote the position of the engine. Not a whole lot of information has been revealed, as the vehicle has literally been kept under wraps. Chevrolet has plans to begin production between September and December 2019. Will the Corvette C8 have a twin-turbo after all? Early reports have also listed over 1,000 horsepower for the highest-trim.

Chevrolet Has Plans To Give Back With Final C7 Corvette Sale

The previous-generation C7 ran from 2014-2019 and is winding down sales. Chevy has committed to auction the last-ever built Chevrolet Corvette C7, an all-black z06, for charity at the Barrett-Jackson-Northeast Sale in Connecticut on June 28, 2019. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, providing some funds to injured service members as well as help pay off mortgages for families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Final Official Word on the C8

When pressed for details about the upcoming next-generation C8, Chevrolet, unfortunately, had no words to express about the upcoming supercar. We will just have to wait for the date, July 18th, brightly posted in red on the hidden C8 model. Though they didn’t say much, the debut is right around the corner this summer. Pricing has been speculated at around $63,000 for the base Stingray Corvette.

“Thanks for reaching out. We’re not providing details on production timing at this point.” company spokesperson Kevin M. Kelly said. Auctioning the last one in June suggests that C7 assembly is ending sooner, though.

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The History of the Chevrolet Badge

Trucks are known for their legacies. They are known for being a reliable and practical tool of hardworking men and women and are often handed down from generation to generation. One of the things that most likely sticks out from a Chevy truck is the Chevy graphics.

CHEVROLET HISTORY:

Chevy has been around for the past 100 years. The legend began in 1918 with the ‘1918 One-Ton which is said to be the first purpose-built Chevrolet truck, according to chevytrucklegends.com. By 1929, wooden wheels were no longer, and all of Chevrolet vehicles started featuring “new steel disc wheels.”   

Of course, by 1938, the Chevrolet Half-Ton, with its swept fenders and new front bumper, showed early signs of the newly formed design team’s influence on Chevy Trucks. Fast-forward about 10 years later, and the first three-seater is introduced in the Chevrolet 3100 series. As the years progressed, so did the trucks MSRPs.

Back in the 1970s, the graphics were necessary for the distinction between trucks but not every truck had them. In the ‘80s, Chevy graphics gained large popularity making them more consistent in their trucks. The decals adorning truck beds have progressed over the years. They went from having a “plain bodyside stripe to funkier abstract shapes in period-correct-colors,” according to New Roads magazine.

Here are some of Chevy’s graphics greatest hits:

The 1980s:

If there’s anything that you remember from the 80s (whether born in that era or you’re a die-hard fan of 80s music and movie like Pretty in Pink) is the vibrant colors that dominated the period. Trucks didn’t get left behind. The graphic designs had everything from neon lights, vibrant colors and they were the jagged type styles.

At the start of the 1980s, Chevy truck graphics were “starkly simple, with ‘70s carryover style: a broad bodyside stripe bordered by chrome trim, creating  a two-tone look.” The color combo of the 80s were cream stripes on a brown body. But in the late ‘80s, Chevy’s full-size trucks left behind the 70s body style and introduced Z71 as a trim level.

Z71 configurations and 4×4 truck graphics, for this era, used bold, simple lettering to convey their capability and strength. Today, a Z71 logo on a Chevy truck instantly announces its off-road capability. The Z71 package offers rugged features, an upgraded suspension, and more.   

The 1990s:

There are times when you get a design that works as was the case for the 1990s design. It took the same lean and slightly rounded corners of designs established in the late ‘80s. It can be seen on special editions, like 1990-1993 454 SS pickup, which featured “red logos on the sides of the bed, plus red outlines around the 1500 emblems on the door trim and around the bowtie on the front grille,” according to New Roads magazine.

The 90s were known for grunge music with relevant distressed-looking text, but the design for the trucks was different as they reflected their straightforward capability. One familiar truck emblem took on a new meaning. The Silverado badge became the official moniker of Chevy full-size trucks in 1999.  

The 2000s:

With digital design came the expectation that the design had to look good not only in print but on screens of all sizes, especially with the rise of smartphones around the corner. Chevy needed to stand out even more, and this was the case with the ZR2 off-road package. Available for the S-10 and Blazer, which sported large semi-dry-paintbrush-looking logos in front of the taillights to show that it was ready to get dirty on the road.

Then there was the sporty S-10 Xtreme. It showcased a lower stance and door emblems that boasted an exaggerated X. Small screens started to dominate drivers fields of vision, and even though trucks had large bedside panels for displaying graphics, the decals embellishing them reflected the trends of the time, with bold outlines and sharper corners.

Chevrolet has decided to replace its top-tier LTZ trim level with the new named Premier trim. The change first happened on the 2016 Chevy Malibu, and then spread across most of the Chevy lineup, except for the Camaro, Corvette, Chevy trucks and several low-end models like the Spark. When the Premier debuted it featured a two-tone, silver-black badge, which has replaced a new version on 2019 Chevrolet models.      

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Millennials Side With Chevrolet

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The automotive industry is currently in the middle of an ongoing change. Waves of popularity have shifted from sedans to SUVs and even pickup trucks. So, who is the largest group of buyers in today’s economy? According to a recent study, Millennials are the ones making those finance choices. The new largest generation in the United States is playing a part in this massive change. This was terrific news for General Motors (GM) and Chevrolet, as this recent study had been published by Autolist.

Autolist, a company whose goals are to assist customers in finding and selling their vehicles, showcases how Millennials choose Chevrolet over other U.S. automotive brands. Remember, the age group for Millennials has been roughly classified as people born in 1981 through 1996. This means all Millennials are between the ages of 23 and 38 today. Autolist collected the data of 1,750 new car shoppers under the age of 36 as a basis for their claim. Which brand came out on top? None other than Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Stands Above the Competition

Auotlist came up with three questions to find out which brand millennials prefer. Among the 1,750 who gave their answers, Chevrolet, above all other brands, was what they chose. The first questions being, “What brand would you be most inclined to consider taking while shopping for a new car first?”.  The next questions had those polled giving a take on their age demographic, “Which brand would your age group most likely choose between Toyota, Ford, Honda, Dodge, Chevrolet, and Ram?”. The answer wound up being Chevrolet. The third and final question was “What brand do you currently drive?” and among millennials who answered, Chevrolet was their answer. So, we discovered Chevrolet is the brand these customers consider represents their age group as Chevrolet is their current brand and they would select it again in the future.  

How Chevrolet Has Acquired Loyalty With Millennials

Chevrolet has made their vehicles enjoyable to own, with a modern approach and adapted to include the latest high-tech technology in their vehicles. Millennials expect to drive a vehicle that provides Wi-Fi, which Chevy was one of the first brands to add Wi-Fi- hot spots. Drivers also carry about their safety and Chevrolet quickly adopted Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to help curb cellphone/smartphone use while driving. Chevrolet won over Millennials and their business by being ahead of the curve on these issues. With a wide variety of vehicles to sell their customers, Chevy has won over more fans with their powerful all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. According to Autolist’s top analyst, Chase Disher, the latest Chevrolet promotion was effective at making the point across that their brand is successful. Chevrolet also engages heavily towards budget-conscious Millennials, something that these customers consider with any purchase.

“Chevy is doing a great job of trading on its reputation as a no-nonsense, affordable brand while at the same time adding to its vehicles the stuff younger buyers covet. This includes things like WiFi hotspots, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity, wireless phone charging and an intuitive infotainment system,” said Disher.

Drive the Choice of Millennials, Chevy, at Miami Lakes Automall

Come drive home the latest Chevrolet vehicles, available here at Miami Lakes Automall. We want you all to see and experience everything from our newest vehicles to our quality pre-owned vehicles. 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. We can also help our customers sell or trade-in their current vehicle.

We welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. Stop by today!

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New EV To Be Built Alongside the Chevrolet Bolt

2019 Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

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General Motors has plans to continue pushing the boundaries of electric vehicles. With the addition of Chevy Bolt back in 2016, General Motors took a large step towards providing the public with a fantastic electric car option. The 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year has its latest entry in the 2019 Chevy Bolt, but it’s about to have a new electric model to go alongside it. General Motors released this statement about this upcoming vehicle, which is to be built based on the latest Chevrolet Bolt.

“The new Chevrolet electric vehicle is in addition to the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV, further advancing GM’s commitment to an all-electric future. It will be designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture” – Statement from GM

The latest unnamed Chevrolet electric vehicle is set to be made in Michigan. Let’s get into why the new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt has been improved and is a fantastic choice for drivers to consider. We’re sure you’ll agree.

The Best Electric Vehicle Made By GM Today

There are few vehicles that offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles from a single charge, while that might change in the future for GM, there is only one vehicle that holds that wonderful claim currently. The new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt begins at $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee) and that figure is lowered down to $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee). The current federal tax credit is set to lower down to $1,875 after September 30th, 2019. Perks of driving the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt is more than the tax credit for the purchase and its remarkable mile range. Though owners will love how fast the vehicle charges up to 25 miles per hour of charge with the 240-volt/32-AMP charging unit, owners will gain an incredible interior to enjoy as well.

What Owners Are Sure To Love With the New Chevy Bolt

What helps make the 2019 Bolt so attractive is not only its electric range but its five-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating. There is also that nice 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen and its vast wealth of information stored in the infotainment center. Owners can check the efficiency history of the vehicle.

The Bolt EV is entirely an electronic-vehicle that has an electric battery that will charge in 9.3 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. But, it can charge even faster than that. How fast? The available DC charge nets a quick charge getting owners nearly 90 miles in a mere half an hour. Not paying for gas will help Bolt owners save more than $5,000 in five years of driving for the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt. We’re wondering how General Motors will craft their upcoming EV, but time will tell. For those that don’t want to wait, we invite you for a test-drive to see how well the latest Chevrolet Bolt handles the road. We’re ready for you at Miami Lakes Automall.

Drive The Chevrolet Bolt With Us

Drive the newest Chevrolet vehicles from Miami Lakes Automal! Including the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt, but we also carry a wide variety of the newest vehicles and high-quality pre-owned  vehicles. Let us help with any buying, leasing or selling needs you have! We also can help with a trade-in request.

Even if you haven’t shopped with us, we are here to help our customers. Make a simple online appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated service team. Stop by today at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Chevrolet Stacks A Silverado and Traverse On A Baseball Stadium

General Motors’ home base is in Detroit and there’s plenty of hometown pride to be spread. The Detroit Tigers, with the help of Chevrolet, have announced the official start of the 2019 baseball season with the installation of a Chevrolet Traverse SUV and a Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss atop the center field at Comerica Park. It’s a 10-year tradition officially named “Chevy Fountain,” that has GM vehicles parked explicitly in this location.

These two vehicles are replacing the 2018 Traverse High Country and Colorado ZR2 pickup that called the outfield fountain home for Detroit’s 81 home games last season. But it’s different every season.

A crane was able to lift the combined weight of both vehicles, which was over 8,400 pounds of sheet metal over the center field so that everyone in attendance can easily see two of the automaker’s newest vehicles. There was a last minute change in having to swap vehicles, but everything went well. After all, it’s all about baseball, hot dogs, home runs and Chevrolet.  

The decade-old tradition allows the residents of Detroit to celebrate Chevy’s connection to baseball; it’s also a sign that Opening Day is almost upon them. So what do the new vehicles represent? The all-new Silverado and Blazer represent personality, innovation, and endurance.

PERFORMANCE:

The Equinox features a 170-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder base engine. The other two available engines are a 252-horsepower turbo-four and a 137-horsepower turbodiesel. The base engine is certainly adequate for day-to-day errands but the 252 hp feels noticeably more energetic or if some towing power is required.    

There are five options to choose from on the Silverado powertrain: there is the 285-horsepower V6 base engine, a 310-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, 355-horsepower, and 420-horsepower V8s, and a 3.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

Detroit has been in the middle of a significant comeback. Not too long ago, the downtown area had too many abandoned and old warehouses and a rundown look and feel. It wasn’t something nice to look at, but today, things are looking very different.

Those old warehouses are now home to hip loft apartments, art galleries, and restaurants. Detroit and Chevrolet go back over a century. The Detroit Tigers have been playing in Comerica Park since 2000.  

Back in 2011, Chevrolet financed the refurbishment of a baseball complex in Detroit. Chevrolet helped fix-up part of the Jayne Field youth baseball complex, an 11-field park near “the corner” of Conant and East Davison streets. The Chevrolet Advertising Promotion Director, Kevin Mayer, said they were delighted to have the opportunity to do the same work right there in their hometown of Detroit.

However, this opportunity wasn’t Chevy’s first preference. The city rejected an offer by the GM brand to fix the baseball diamond at the former Tiger Stadium site for use by youth ballplayers. The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) rejected the proposal from Chevy to have volunteers maintain the historical field because the city wanted a significant redevelopment project there instead.  

In a letter to the organizers, the organization explained why they rejected a $65.3 million redevelopment mixed-use proposal for the 9.4-acre site, stating the significant concerns about the overall financial feasibility. Chevrolet supports the City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation 100 percent. They were behind their revitalization efforts of the former Tiger Stadium location.  

They were already rebuilding another facility for youth baseball in Detroit. Tiger Stadium was the home of the Detroit Tigers until the team moved to Comerica Park in April 2000. The city completed demolition on the Tiger Stadium in 2009 and 2011 rejected a promising conservancy-backed proposal for “The Corner Development.”

The DEGC called the redevelopment a “better alternative to creating a youth baseball field at the site of the former Tiger Stadium.” Think Detroit PAL, a non-profit organization for children athletes in Detroit, operates the most extensive youth baseball program in the city. In 2010, 1,400 young people played on almost 100 teams in PAL baseball leagues, according to organization’s interim CEO, Tim Richey.    

“Chevrolet and the Detroit Tigers are two of the Motor City’s most iconic brands, and we’re honored to be celebrating the 10-year mark of this great tradition,” said Chris Granger, Group President of Sports and Entertainment, IIitch Holdings Inc. “Chevy continues to be great partners, not only to the Tigers but with all of us in the Major League Baseball family.”

You can search the inventory of Silverado’s and Equinox’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Is Building the Strongest Light-Duty Pickups On the Market

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is a monster among the crowd of light-duty pickups. The latest generation Chevrolet Silverado presently consists of four available powertrain options for customers. Among those powertrains are the base model, 4.3-Liter V6 engine, the upgraded options include a 2.7-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a hulking 5.3-Liter V8 engine, and last, but not least a 6.2-Liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management. Soon, a fifth engine option will be added by General Motors (GM) in the form of a 3.0-Liter inline-six turbo diesel. This new powertrain will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and have auto stop/start technology. All considered General Motors engines are the most potent diesel trucks in the full-size pickup segment, but the goal going forward for GM and Chevrolet is to keep pushing the envelope.

Comparing Powertrains Against Different Brands

The upcoming Duramax inline-six engine aimed at coming out in 2020 will provide 277 horsepower paired with its10-speed automatic transmission. Neither the 2019 Ford F-150’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 250 horsepower nor the 2019 Ram 1500’s EcoDiesel with its 240 horsepower, reach even close to the 277 horsepower offered for the upcoming Chevy powertrain. (The Ram EcoDiesel is currently not available yet in 2019 for the latest generation Ram1500.)

When studying at the differences between torque, as known as the accurate measurement of an efficient diesel engine, Chevrolet is no slouch. The GM product will produce a Silverado with an incredible 460 lb-ft of torque available from just 1,500 rpm. This figure is more than Ford’s 440 lb-ft and the Ram’s 420 lb-ft of torque offered in the aforementioned rival pickup engine options. This kind of buzz has made for so much speculation, Chevrolet wound up addressing reports about the upcoming powertrain option.

Chevrolet Stands Behind Their Engineering

Chevrolet was proud to inform their customers, in a rare move commenting on an engine that has not been released. They released a statement to the automotive news collector, CarBuzz, about the upcoming powertrain.

“The all-new, Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo diesel will deliver an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, more than any other light-duty, full-size truck diesel available. Dealers and customers can place orders for the efficient, refined diesel and the first customer deliveries begin this summer. We will share more information, including towing capacity and efficiency, in the near future.” – Representative from Chevrolet

We can’t wait to get our hands on the latest Chevrolet engine option, but for those who can’t wait to get their hands on the Chevy pickup of their dreams, we have a large amount of Chevrolet products waiting for a driver to take them to their new home. It starts by heading to Miami Lakes Automall today!

Experience the Newest Chevrolet Pickups At Miami Lakes Automall

The place to find the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the latest 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD trims are Miami Lakes Automall. Our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup, from the newest vehicles to our quality pre-owned vehicles, there’s a great selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can help our customers with buying or leasing needs. Hoping to sell or trade-in your current vehicle? That’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too!

Stop by today for a test-drive to see what you can end up with! We welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. See you soon!

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2019 Chevrolet Onix Sedan Announced

An announcement has been made. General Motors has announced the debut of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Onix sedan in China, and it will debut “very soon.” Also, it’s expected Chevy will announce the new Onix in Brazil in the middle of this year.

At the end of 2018, the new Onix sedan was leaked, and this year it will introduce a new Redline variant. The Redline variant that Chevrolet has been rolling out is an equipment package across its models to better cater to younger demographics. The second-generation Onix will be the sixth Chevrolet model in China that will offer Redline trimmings, and it will join the Cruze, the new Malibu XL, Equinox, the new Monza and Orlando.

“The Onix continues the momentum across Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup that targets the ever-changing and diverse needs of our China customers,” said the general director of Chevrolet Scott Lawson, the automaker’s first venture in China that’s responsible for the Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac brands. The Onix will attract those who demand overall performance and value. GM says the 2019 Chevrolet Onix sedan will offer a meaningful exterior design while optimizing space and comfort in the passenger compartment.  

Its “advanced technologies” will provide improved connectivity and efficient performance, traits that are typically not found in its segment. The 2019 Chevrolet Onix will be the first vehicle based on GM’s all-new GEM platform. Previously, GM announced that it would begin launching vehicles on the new architecture this year in China.

The company also revealed the first member of the new family vehicles would be a Chevrolet that meets the needs of Chinese consumers. The vehicle in question can very much be the new Onix. GEM is a car architecture derived from the GM VSS-F platform, but it was developed for specifically low-cost vehicles sold in emerging markets.     

The 2019 Chevrolet Onix will not only exclusive to South America anymore, which is where it has achieved success by becoming the best-selling new car in the region. With the 2019 models, GM wants to expand the success of the Onix nameplate to another 40 developing countries around the world. To carry out its international expansion, the new Onix is set to be manufactured in both China and Brazil.

In Brazil, the new-generation Onix will continue to be manufactured at the GM Gravatai plant. It’s unclear which GM China plant will produce the new Onix. The car will officially premiere at the 2019 Auto Shanghai expo starting in a few weeks.

But for over six years the car manufacturer has been selling another model also named “Chevrolet Onix” in South America. No conclusion has been made on whether the company will discontinue the old Onix once the new one reaches China, or if it will continue to offer both models even though some confusion might be caused. Chevrolet has not commented.

Aside from the teaser pic that’s been circulating online, no other images are showing the vehicle in its full glory. If the teaser is any indication, the sedan/saloon will sport curved air intakes. It will be located at the sides of the front bumper, as well as a sectioned front grille.

Let’s note the change in the naming structure of the sedan variant for the Chinese market. In China, it will be called the Onix while in Brazil, the Onix Sedan is marketed as the Chevrolet Prisma. Second, the second-generation model has undergone a complete overhaul adopting a lot of Chevrolet design including the split front grille and a larger lower portion.  

The new Chevrolet Onix in China will offer two new 3-cylinder engines. The base machine is a 1.3L LI5 naturally-aspirated unit that will deliver 102 horsepower, while the second engine in the higher-end models will be the turbo-charged 1.0L LIV and the motor will be 114 horsepower. There is no information available on the torque.

Testing of the second-generation Onix began in Brazil a few months ago, the hatchback and sedan body styles (as the Prisma) were tested. Maybe the vehicle will be introduced during the second half of 2019, after seven years of dominant market performance. In the Brazilian market, the Onix has been on the led for the best-selling model since August 2015.

Additionally to the Onix, the new GEM (Global Emerging Markets) platform will include a large family of entry-level models with distinct body styles for both Buick and Chevrolet line. Vehicles based in the GEM archit