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

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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.

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

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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.

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).

For more information, please visit miamilakesautomall.com.

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