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The End Of An Era: Chevrolet Discontinues The Impala

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for more than the plant’s forthcoming upgrades that will see a significant shift from machines that build parts for the outdated internal combustion engine vehicles and replaced by machines capable of building modern electronic vehicles.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

Out With the Old and In With the Electric

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

Why Did General Motors End the Impala?

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

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

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Custom 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Comes In Limited Supply

Xtreme Miami Lakes Automall

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

Options For Owners

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

Xtreme Drivability

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

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

Sweet Interior Features

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

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

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2020 Chevy Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

2020 Chevrolet Bolt Improves With New Technology

2020 Chevy Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

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

Improvement From Within For the 2020 Chevy Bolt

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

 Accolades and Discount 

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

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

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

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

Technology Leads the Way For Chevrolet

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

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

Strength In Numbers

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

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