How Chevy Is Keeping Drivers Focused On Driving

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Today’s vehicles on the roads are built to keep drivers safe like never before. Because drivers have become more distracted than ever, new technologies have been created to keep drivers focused on the road. Ironically, it’s because of modern technology (i.e. smartphones), that we have the problem in the first place. Brands like Chevy have an answer to help curb the risk that comes with looking at a small handheld screen. Certain new vehicles now come with a Heads-Up Display that fuses the information drivers want by incorporating a feed directly on the windshield low in the drivers field of vision.

Head-Up Displays are often known as HUDs and have been around for many years now. So what exactly is a HUD? It’s a small digital transparent projection that can include information like the vehicle speed, the time, how many miles away to a destination and show incoming calls or smartphone notifications. Helping drivers by giving them an easier way to travel and answer calls, navigate and most importantly the main goal is ensuring driver’s eyes stay where they belong – the road ahead.

This will allow the driver to focus on the path they’re on, and the controls to the Head-Up Display are on the dash to the left or right of the steering wheel, depending on the vehicle. This makes driving easier with simple controls to place the information needed right on the windshield at an adjustable height and brightness. Drivers are in control to access the menu and set their own preferences. Chevy recommends to keep the Heads-Up Display as low as possible and to set the brightness level as low as possible, too. The brightness level will change automatically depending on the light outside, but this feature can be manually adjusted.

HUD Technology In Depth

What makes HUD technology cool, but also highly useful is how data is pulled in realtime from the vehicle, including what’s going on in the engine. Having a factory installed HUD is worth the extra cost and is way better than using a third party HUD. Third party HUDs require a smartphone to use and setting one up can take time away from driving where you need to go and uses the battery life of your smartphone. To have a seamless experience using a HUD device, we recommend adding the Chevrolet HUD, that doesn’t need a charge and doesn’t move or get displaced because the HUD will never leave the vehicle. As the popularity of augmented reality grows, so will the use of technology like what Heads-Up Displays provide. HUDs are safe and a great idea to have as a part of each drive.

Heads-Up Display In Chevy

The new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, like many modern Chevy vehicles, have a HUD option that includes multiple displays for drivers to select from. From basic information, like the speed the vehicle is traveling at, to a step further, like adding the speed limit next to the current speed the vehicle is traveling. Drivers will never have to worry about speeding ever again, which is perfect for a Camaro driver!

There are three button options on the left side of the steering wheel. Options are easy to change by hitting the “INFO” button, which will allow drivers to change what is displayed on their windshield. From RPMs to the music that is being played to directional info, showcasing which direction the vehicle is driving, there’s lots to choose from. The HUD button allows drivers to move the display up or down on the vehicle and the brightness can be controlled manually or automatically. Simply press the brightness button up or down to lower or raise the brightness level.

Where To Test HUDs For Yourself

Find new vehicles with Heads-Up Displays at the best place to help you find the Chevy vehicle you want with a hassle-free experience, Miami Lakes Automall. Our professional team is ready to help you with any buying, leasing or trade-in offers. Let us be your guide to help you drive away happy.

If you’re hoping to repair or provide some much needed maintenance to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our service team is ready to bring your vehicle back to life and keep it running smoothly. Stop by today for all your automotive needs. We look forward to seeing you!

Chevy Blazer To Return In 2019

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Good news for fans of the Chevy Blazer. It’s back, and this time, a sporty crossover rendition of the vehicle will be making its debut. The Chevy Blazer has been out of production since 2005, but we’ve got some of the leaked information about the new Chevy Blazer here.

What Does This New Blazer Offer?

The next Blazer will be far different from the last time we saw the Chevrolet off-road vehicle, more than a decade ago. The original Blazer was introduced by Chevy in 1969 and competed with it’s then rival, the Ford Bronco. Since then, there have been some impressive changes to the vehicle, such as putting the nameplate on a new crossover instead of its previously known full-size Blazer body-type. Instead of honing in on the SUV look though, the new Chevy Blazer has a sleek design both inside and out that will bolster the Chevy crossover lineup.

“Chevrolet has been at the forefront of each of the major automotive industry trends by anticipating consumer demand and delivering innovative products like Bolt EV, Colorado, and Trax…The introduction of the all-new Blazer builds on that momentum and further strengthens the most comprehensive lineup of crossovers and SUVs on the market today.” – said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet.

More Blazer Features

Built with a 2.5-Liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 3.6-Liter V6 engine, each Blazer will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5-Liter engine will provide drivers with up to 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The optional 3.6-Liter V6 will provide 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Seems like the modern Blazer will be a powerful entry yet again.

Owners will have the option of having either front-wheel-drive or an advanced twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, and have their choice of 20-inch or 21-inch wheels. The interior is also getting an upgrade with some fancy tech. A hitch view camera, hands-free power liftgate, and remote start button will be features of the 2019 Chevy Blazer.

Designed with two rows of seating, additional features will infuse some luxurious style and technology into the crossover. Picture an automatic heated steering wheel, leather seating, and front seats that automatically provide heating or ventilation depending on the automatic temperature control system. There’s also an electronic locking glove box for keeping valuables secure. Driving and total comfort have been merged for this vehicle that is expected to be ready to purchase in early 2019, according to Chevy.

Looking to Buy a New Chevrolet?

From our professional and friendly staff to our well-trained servicing team, we welcome you to visit Miami Lakes Automall. We’re ready to help you buy, lease, sell or trade-in your vehicle and receive an excellent deal. If you’re in need of vehicle repairs, our service team is helpful and knowledgeable about what steps we can take to improve your current vehicle.

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

 

Fastest Chevy Ever Built

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The new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has the answer to this simple question: What is the fastest Chevrolet vehicle ever built? The remarkable engineering behind this beautiful vehicle is not just a visual delight; the performance is incredible. You just need to see a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in action to witness the performance that the 212 MPH 2019 ZR1 provides. Without a doubt, the ZR1 is the fastest Chevy of all-time.

What does this unhinged speed provide? More than just a pending speeding ticket, as the performance in this vehicle surpasses what many drivers would expect and few drivers ever get to try. Consumers can expect a new Corvette that has received several enhancements for performance. Can you actually believe the engineers responsible for making the Corvette Z06 weren’t pleased with their final result? They worked extra hard to not feel that way again with the new 2019 Corvette ZR1.

“Things haven’t changed… as far as stretching the technology envelope. ZR1 has to set the upper limits of performance and be a technological beacon in chassis, design and materials.” – General Motors executive VP of Global Product Development, Mark Reuss.

Improvements and Engine Enhancements

Corvette engineers weren’t as impressed with their engine in the Z06, so they set their sights higher with the ZR1 engine to make their supercar the fastest one yet. (As if a supercharged LT4 V8 engine that produced 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque wasn’t enough.) If the Z06 was a failure in the eyes of the engineers, then we can only imagine what kind of optimization was performed on a vehicle the team is proud of.

The result? Chevy improved by delivering 755-horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque with the all-new supercharged LT5 V8 engine. This new engine can accelerate from to 60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds and 0-100 MPH in only 6.0 seconds! The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was actually timed at hitting 215 MPH when being tested.

Increased cooling airflow was needed to help accommodate the additional power provided by the LT5 engine. The creative team at Chevrolet came up with a way to increase performance by boosting the cooling flow by widening the nose to increase the intake area. With a dual fuel system (half direct injection and half port injection) and a stronger crankshaft, this is what makes the difference to the ZR1 that wasn’t found in the Z06.

Further Enhancements of the ZR1

The ZR1 has exactly a half-inch wider front rim size compared to the Z06. Aside from the improvements to the engine and overall speed, improvements to the chassis and power upgrades are noticeable compared to the Z06. Drivers of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will experience a ride unlike any other.

Among the competitors, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 provides a faster ride than the Porsche 911 Turbo S, as well as better fuel economy than the Ford GT. With all that speed, there’s surprising fuel efficiency with the ZR1 at 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. The price of the base model Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is $122,095 MSRP (plus destination fee). You can find out more about this vehicle and all Chevy vehicles by visiting us at Miami Lakes Automall.

Test Drive a Chevrolet With Us

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

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

New Performance Features for Chevy Suburban with RST Performance Package

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A lot of the available large three-row SUVs aren’t typically sought after for performance, but the new RST Performance Package that’s available on the Chevy Suburban is definitely that.

A lot of consumers don’t necessarily think of performance when they think of large passenger vehicles like the Chevy Suburban, but that’s not true of the Chevy Suburban when it is equipped with the new RST Performance Package.

The new RST Performance Package features a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The package also features Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration. The addition of the new RST Performance Package comes after the success of the RST Performance was added to the Chevy Tahoe.

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

Not only does the Chevy Suburban with the RST Performance Package offer a boost in power, but it’s still just as spacious and convenient as the Suburban always is. The Suburban is a great vehicle for families, tailgating, sports events and anyone who regularly needs a big vehicle to transport things. The Suburban offers spacious seating for up to seven or eight passengers depending on the seating configuration and the seats can all be easily folded down to make room for cargo when necessary.

Want to see what the Chevy Suburban with the RST Performance Package is like? Come by Miami Lakes Automall for a test drive today. We are open seven days a week and we have a huge selection of Chevrolet SUVs and trucks.

 

New Engine Coming For The Chevrolet Silverado

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 What separates vehicles from other vehicles is the engine and the strength of that powertrain. Chevrolet has recently announced the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with a rapid speed engine in the 2.7-Liter Turbo offered exclusively for the Silverado pickup. The engine will be built at General Motors’ Tennessee facility and will be available in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at our dealership this fall.

 Innovation With the All-New Engine

 The all-new 4-cylinder, 2.7L engine in the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is ideal for drivers that want to experience a strong ride, but are fuel conscious. Standard on the Silverado 1500 LT and RST trims, the brand new engine is become more efficient and actually provides more peak torque performance than the 4.3-liter V6 engine that the new 2.7L engine will replace. The 2.7L engine provides up to 22 lb-ft more torque than the 4.3L engine. Additionally, the Hydra-Matic eight-speed automatic transmission features enhancements designed to improve the quality of the shift to make it smooth in transition.

 Not only is the 2.7-liter turbo engine strong (310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque), the next-generation Silverado 1500 has increased acceleration time as it is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds. The all-new Silverado 1500 is also 380 pounds lighter than the 2018 Chevy Silverado.

 Comparable Powertrains

 The payload capabilities are close to competitors like the Ford F-150 XLT with a 3.3-liter V6 engine and the Ram 1500 Big Horn with the 3.6-Liter V6 engine. “The new 2.7L Turbo is a technological marvel, with our most advanced valvetrain,” said Tom Sutter, chief engineer for the 2.7L Turbo in the 2019 Silverado 1500. “With a broad, flat torque curve and quick throttle response, it punches above its weight, delivering surprising performance and efficiency.”

 Increased Fuel Efficiency

 This is Chevrolet’s first use of Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) for any four-cylinder engine. The 4-cylinder engine of the 2019 Silverado 1500 means drivers will be able to conserve fuel when cruising using the engine’s modern continuously variable valve timing to allow fuel to be consumed sparingly. Additional engine technologies supporting the engine’s performance and efficiency, such as the dual-volute turbocharger housing, provides improved throttle response and low-speed torque.

 Another first is Chevrolet’s application of Active Thermal Management. This helps target engine heating and cooling depending on the current surroundings (cold or warm weather) and an integrated exhaust manifold that is part of the cylinder head assembly and recovers exhaust heat for faster engine and transmission warm up. This will also improve the turbo response to work even faster. This electric water pump is yet another first for Chevy and will work to enhance the performance by removing the drag from a conventional, engine-driven pump.

 Further Advancements

 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups are known for being tough, dependable and the 2.7-Liter Turbo engine will give drivers powerful low-end torque with improved combustion and a higher compression ratio as a result. With testing for this engine matching the same standards as the proven Silverado V8 engines, customers can expect a vehicle built for everyday use and continued production with this all-new Silverado 1500.

 The new engine’s advanced dual-volute turbocharger has even better efficiency than a conventional turbo engine thanks to the quicker response and enhanced low-rpm torque production. This is one engine choice that will stand out in a vehicle that is still months from being available, but drivers can expect great things and additional enhancements.

 Where You Can Drive Chevy Today

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

We have a full-service team that will help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, whether you bought from us or not.  Let us help you sign up for a test drive and we’ll show off what we currently have ability at no cost to you. Our professional team hopes to see you soon.  

New GM First Responder Discount Program on Chevrolet Vehicles

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On June 1, GM started a new program  that provides first responders with a discount on GM vehicles, and as a Chevy dealer, Miami Lakes Automall is proud to be a part of that deal.

The program is called the GM First Responder Discount program and it is available to eligible paid or volunteer firefighters, police, sheriff deputies, correctional officers, state troopers, federal law enforcement officers, EMTs/ paramedics and 911 dispatchers.

The GM First Responder Discount program offers a discount (GM Supplier Price) on all Chevrolet vehicles. With the exception of 911 dispatchers, GM is using First Responder ID (ID.me) to verify the eligibility criteria of firefighters (paid or volunteer), police (police officers, sheriff deputies, correctional officers, state troopers, federal law enforcement officers, and EMTs/ paramedics. Once the individual has been verified they can obtain an Authorization Code for the discount, and bring the code along with a copy of their driver’s license (with the license number redacted) to the dealership.

The GM First Responder Discount is only available to the first responder and the discount may not be shared. The discount can not be used on a prior purchase. The discount is available for up to two vehicles per calendar year. Offer valid from 06/01/2018 to 01/02/2019.

For more information, please visit gmfirstresponderdiscount.com or come in and see us. You can also view all of the Chevrolet models at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a huge selection of inventory and our website has the most up-to-date inventory available.