2019 Chevy Express: Get One Before It’s Gone



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

Breaking Down Each City Express Trim

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

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

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

Plenty of Space to Haul Items

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

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

Where Can You Find The Chevy City Express?

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

Chevy and DoSomething.org Partnership


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

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

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

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

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

More on the Efforts By Chevy and DoSomething.org

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

Looking To Find a Vehicle For Your Teen Driver?

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

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

2018 Chevrolet Camaro-Hot Wheels Edition Miami Lakes Automall

Hot Wheels is Alive and Well


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

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

Now You Can Own Your Favorite Toy Car

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

Inside the Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

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

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

Find Your Chevy With Us

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

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

2019 Chevy Silverado – More options Than a Swiss Army Knife


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

More on the Silverado Options – Including 2019 Silverado Trim

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

Which Engines Are Returning?

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

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

Final Thoughts on the All-New Silverado

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

Drive a New Chevy Today

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

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

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Update: The Chevrolet Blazer – Don’t Call it a Comeback

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Chevrolet is joining in on the crossover utility vehicle (CUV) fun with the revamped 2019 Chevy Blazer. Traditionally designed as an off-road vehicle starting back in the 1960s, subsequently downsized in the 1990s as the S-10 model and effectively discontinued in 2005, it’s no small feat that the Blazer was overdue for a comeback. Diehards will decry its reincarnation as a crossover vehicle, departing from its off-roading roots, however, the new Chevy Blazer is a car made for this era. Inspired by the design lines of the also newly refreshed Camaro, the Blazer is a crossover that wants to hit the ground running against other vehicles of its class – exploiting its precise balance of power and modern looks.

Ditching its old body-on-frame construction platform, the new Blazer opts for a unibody construction platform – more suitable for its reincarnation as a road-friendly crossover. Slated to bridge the gap between Chevy’s current lineup of Equinox and Traverse vehicles, the 2019 Blazer will give the public an exciting option between performance and stylish looks.

The Blazer will be powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine clocking in with 193 horsepower, or in the case of the RS version, it will be powered by an optional 3.6-liter V6 engine able to generate 305 horsepower. Both engines will feature a standard nine-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive is offered as the standard drivetrain unless you’re interested in the ultra modern twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, that is also available.

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2019 Chevy Volt Impresses With New Enhancements

2019 Chevy Volt Release, Specs and Review 

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

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

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

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

Further Enhancements

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

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

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

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

Can’t Wait to Drive the Latest Chevy Vehicles?

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

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


Miami Lakes 2019 Chevy Silverado

2019 Chevy Silverado Highlights

Miami Lakes 2019 Chevy Silverado

The wait is almost over – in only a few more months the new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be out and ready to drive. The new pickup truck will have new and exemplary features, including a bigger and stronger bed and also a powerful, yet, fuel efficient engine. To add to those amazing improvements to the luxurious interior and entertainment system is definitely something to get excited about.

Each 2019 Chevy Silverado will have bigger and better truck beds. These beds are made of steel to make sure that each bed can hold as much weight as possible and be as durable. In fact, this new bed can hold one and a half times the amount of strength of its predecessor, making it that much more awesome. The bed is also strategically designed as two pieces.

The reason for this is because of the conservation of space – Having the bed made of two pieces saves weight and makes for a 23 percent increase of space for the bed. With that being said, there is an added amount of almost seven inches of floor width space. For convenience, there is a button on every key fob of the vehicle to open and close the tailgate, and another great and easy option is to press a button to do the same for opening the tailgate of the bed from within the cabin of the vehicle.

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