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!

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!

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Will Offer Most Horsepower of All Half-ton Diesel Pickups

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

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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!

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!

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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