The Chevrolet Corvette Is Ranked As 2021’s Fifth Most American-Made Car

Most American Made-Car

The Chevy Corvette has been well-known as the All-American sports car, zooming through the city streets and freeways with its big and bad V8 engine, even showing off its athletic pride with its crossed racing flag badge on its snout. According to a recent study, the Vette car has been ranked as the fifth most-American made car for 2021.

According to a recent study from Cars.com, the Chevrolet Corvette sits below the fourth-ranking Jeep Cherokee and beats out the sixth-ranking Honda Ridgeline. Interestingly enough, the top three models that were ranked as the top American cars in the list encompassed the Tesla Model Y (Third), the Ford Mustang (Second), and the Tesla Model 3 (First).

The list on Cars.com is developed upon five main criterias, such as assembly location, parts content, engine origins, transmission origins, and North American manufacturing workforce. The study looked over 344 vehicles in total, and out of them, only 90 vehicles made the list. While the website does not go over its exact methodology for how it weighs and calculates different components, each of the five benchmarks “play a significant role” in electing the rank of a model in the list. One of the most essential qualifiers is the last assembly location, while some of the cars that were ranked have split manufacturing in a variety of different locations. 

One should be aware that the 2021 Chevy Corvette is manufactured at the parent company’s, General Motors facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bowling Green Assembly, which is established at 600 Corvette Drive, has acted as the exclusive producer of the Chevy Corvette since its opening in 1981. Presently, the facility employs around 1,000 workers.

Additionally, the study from Cars.com retrieves its data from the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA), which necessitates car makers to report the overage percentage of North American and Canadian content exhibited by their vehicles. Even though the AALA combines North American and Canadian parts into the same pond, Cars.com offsets by taking into account origins from the engine and transmission into the scoring of the vehicles.

As the study backs up, governing which models are the most American-mode is especially important given consideration of production interruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Suez Canal blockage in March, and the developing global microchip shortage.

New Editions

The Chevrolet company recently tacked on new features for its 2022 Corvette C8 model, such as new color options: Caffeine Metallic, Hypersonic Gray Metallic, and Amplify Orange. The automaker is also offering a limited appearance package derived from the 021 IMSA GTLM champion C8.R race car.

The company has improved upon the car’s fuel, as well as its management systems. Under the hood is a new fuel pump and fuel injections to aid in having higher fuel pressures. It’s also geared with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 

Additionally, there are two more colors available, specifically the Accelerate Yellow with gray accents and Hypersonic Gray with yellow accents.

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When the time comes to purchase the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the automaker in a variety of different body styles and prices. 

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2022 Chevy Traverse Saves Gas With Its New Automatic Stop-Start Switch

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is coming our way for its fifth model year for the second generation they are currently in. This time around, it’s bringing in model revitalizations that involve new changes with the interior styling, interior features, and technological gadgets. Particularly, the upcoming midsize SUV is introducing an automatic stop-start engine, as well as a disable switch.

For Chevrolet or car enthusiasts who are not aware, an automatic stop-start engine is a system that is meant to decrease fuel consumption and emissions by way of stopping the engine automatically when the vehicle is idle, such as when coming to a stoplight. When the driver removes his or her foot from the brake pedal, the engine will automatically turn back on, enabling the vehicle to continue moving forward.

There are some who are opposed to this feature altogether, as they claim that the system is actually disruptive because it may cause a (very) slight pause and some not-so-pleasant vibrations throughout the interior. However, the Chevrolet seems to have been making moves to prevent hesitant buyers, as the stop-stop feature can easily become disabled by using the freshly installed disable switch.

The 2022 Traverse  SUV isn’t the first product from the automaker to include the automatic engine start-stop system. Their 2020 mid-sized Blazer SUV crossover also encompasses this feature, as well as their 2022 Chevy Equinox compact.

Additional updates are set to come out with the next year’s Chevy Traverse and includes the elimination of their base L trim model. According to the car blog, GM Authority, the LS trim will replace the L’s entry-level position in the Traverse lineup for the following model year.

Moreover, the 2022 Chevy Traverse will bring forth three new exterior colors to its palette, specifically involving Northsky Blue Metallic, Silver Sage Metallic, and Cherry Red Tintcoat. There are also three new hues arriving to swap out with Cajun Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic, and Satin Steel Metallic, which will no longer be on the market for the upcoming Traverse for the 2022 model year.

The revamped 2022 midsize Chevy SUV is on schedule for production on August 2, 2021, coming hot off the press at General Motors’s production facility in Lansing Delta Township, Michigan. While the Chevy Traverse was supposed to get a makeover for the 2021 model year, obstacles brought forth for the coronavirus pandemic forced the refresh to get a delay until the following year.

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is a whole package deal with its standard V6 engine, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, seating for a maximum of eight passengers, and much more. Standard features include tri-zone climate control, six USB ports, and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen display. Then traction-mode select, deep-tinted rear windows, and high-intensity headlights are all included by stepping up to the LS trim. There are also plenty of optional features and packages that further spices up the look and experience of the SUV.

Miami Lakes Automall has the 2021 Traverse SUV in its possession. Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2022 Chevy Corvette C8 Gets Some Sporty Improvements

 

General Motors subsidiary Chevrolet recently brought on a small selection of new color options for their 2022 C8 Corvette Stingray and is even offering a  limited appearance package based on the 2021 IMSA GTLM champion C8.R race car. The company also enhanced the sporty vehicle’s fuel and engine management interworks, however, this doesn’t mean that the C8 is going to muster up any more power than it already has. On top of this, its starting price has been heightened to $62,195, (plus destination fee), which is over $1000 more than the 2021 model year.

The upcoming Corvette’s engine is a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT2 V-8, which is geared with a new fuel pump and fuel injections that gives way for running higher fuel pressures. The output remains the same at 490 horsepower (really 495 if you have the performance exhaust) with 470 lb-ft of torque. It’s geared with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. In Car and Drivers testing, the Stingray got up to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and zoomed through the quarter-mile at 122 mph in 11.2 seconds. The more advanced Active Fuel Management system makes it possible for the cylinder deactivation to be able to perform at lower speeds, however, estimates regarding the fuel economy have not yet been released.

Limited to just 1000 cars is the new IMSA GTLM Championship Edition package. Its starting price is $6595 and is available on 3LT models fixed with the Z51 Performance package. It also has two available colors, which are Accelerate Yellow w/ gray accents or Hypersonic Gray w/ yellow accents. Finished in the Carbon Flash color are the spoilers and mirror, while the wheels are painted black w/ the brand’s Racing “Jake” skull emblem on the center caps and yellow brakes.

These special-edition models have an exclusive Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray interior with GT2 buckets seats paired with yellow seat belts. One can also select the special Competition seats, and there is even a C8.R Special Edition numbered plaque that you’ll find between the chairs. They are accompanied by a distinctive car cover that mirrors the style of the Corvette C8. race car.

What’s more, Corvette cars that aren’t geared with the track-equipped Z51 package are now available to order with a new low rear spoiler, along with a Z51 front splitter.

Excitingly enough, the C8.R race car was revealed for the first time at Detroit’s Belle Isle on Saturday, June 12. Eager Chevy enthusiasts of the upcoming C8 Stingray, as well as the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition package, can place their order on July 1st.

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When the time comes to purchase your new 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand that range in a variety of different styles and prices. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2022 Chevy Traverse Loses Is L Trim But Gains So Much More

Three Chevrolet vehicles are losing their entry-level L trims for the 2022 model year, and they are the Traverse, Blazer, and Malibu. It has also been revealed that the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse won’t even have the L trim as an available option, which now makes the LS trim the new base model.

The current 2021 Traverse SUV offers almost all of the same standard features for the L and LS models. The main distinction between the two is that the LS trim has a lot more available options for buyers to choose from. For example, one can bring on either 18-inch or 20-inch gloss wheels, specifically black-painted aluminum wheels, along with a black finish grille and black badging on the exterior. Inward, the Traverse LS also has available cargo nets, floor liners, and packages that you wouldn’t find on the previous base models. It is expected that the LS trim should continue to have all of these aforesaid conveniences available for the upcoming model year.

One con, however, of the 2022 Traverse L’s retirement is that more than likely, the mid-size crossover will now have a higher starting price. The 2021 Traverse L is currently priced at $30,995, (plus destination fee), while the 2021 LS is priced at $34,395, (plus destination fee). It has not yet been confirmed by the automaker whether the starting price of the LS trim will stay the same for the following model year.

The 2022 Chevy Traverse will also get a slightly refashioned design for the exterior, which will encompass modified headlamps and taillamps, a revamped front fascia, and developed grille options. Additionally, buyers will be able to select between Cherry Red Tintcoat, Northsky Blue Metallic, and Silver Sage Metallic for the three new paint colors. This makes up for the fact that Cajun Red Tintcoat, Satin Steel Metallic, and Graphite Metallic will no longer be a part of the color palette.

The Chevrolet Safety Assist package is filled with driver-assistance technologies, which will be standard on all 2022 Traverse models. Our favorite safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist w/ lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring.

The standard automatic emergency system will intuitively apply the brakes if the system senses an impending collision and the driver doesn’t react. Lane-keeping assist (also standard) warns drivers if their vehicle is drifting too much in the other lane and also has the means to keep the SUV centered. Moreover, the optional blind-spot monitoring warns the driver if there are other vehicles on the side.

Lastly, drivers will be able to connect his or her phone to the infotainment system thanks to wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. A couple more exciting comforts include the brand’s subscription-based OnStar-connected services with 4G LTE and in-vehicle Wi-Fi, which both come standard.

When the time comes to purchase the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the brand in a variety of different styles and prices. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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North American Auto Sales Skyrocket For SUVs and EVs

How Sales In The Automotive World Are Increasing

Thursday, (July 1), North American car makers reported a dramatic increase in quarterly sales on an intense demand for SUVs and signaled the growing trend reaching into 2022, as more consumers swing to private conveyance and the lineup for new electric vehicles for launch.

Social effects from the coronavirus pandemic brought on factors like low interest rates, government stimulus checks, and more fondness for personal transportation, which in turn increased the demand for cars, this is still true in the midst of rising prices following the restricted inventories from the worldwide chip shortage.

Increased vehicle prices have raised profitability for automakers, who have also heightened their investments in the production of electric vehicles.

The General Motors company said that its Chevrolet Bolt EV displayed record deliveries for the second quarter, totaling Chevrolet sales up to 31%, while its sales for its premium Buick SUVs sky-rocketed 86%.

“We expect continued high demand in the second half of this year and into 2022,” Elaine Buckberg, GM’s chief economist, said.

Last June, the top North American automaker elevated its budget for electric vehicles to $35 billion through 2025.

“EV adoption is increasing and reaching an inflection point,” GM Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson told reporters on a conference call. “We want to be ready to be able to produce the capacity that we need to meet demand over time.”

It’s also worth noting that that the company is advancing its offer by financially backing a standard installation of a home charging unit:

“To continue building customer interest in electric vehicles and demand for the all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV, Chevrolet will cover standard installation of Level 2 charging outlets through a collaboration with Qmerit for most qualified and eligible purchase and lease customers.”

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporations said that its electric vehicles made up almost a quarter of their sales volume between June of 2021, which is an increase of 13% from last year.

Toyota’s overall sales for North American increased by about 73% to 688,813 vehicles in the second quarter.

“There need to be more models beyond Tesla … next year, the (Ford) F-150 Lightning should help move the needle upward,” said Morningstar analyst David Whiston.

By the second half of 2021, A great number of electrics will make their grand introduction, this also includes Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, and Kia’s EV6 models. These debuts will aid in lifting the overall share of EVs in North America from just 2% of all currently registered vehicles.

The Ford company, which sales figures make up over 10,000 units of their Mustang Mach-E SUV in the first five months of 2021, will release the electric version of its top-selling F-150 pickup truck by next year. The automaker’s North American auto sales increased 9.6% to 475,327 units in the second quarter, due to strong demand for their SUVs and electric vehicles.

Individually, figures from analytics firm, Wards Intelligence showed that the rate of North American light-vehicle sales decreased in June to 1.3 million units from 1.6 million in May.

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With so many options on the market for SUVs and EVs, it can be hard to choose which one shows the most promise. However, one should know that the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an incredible EPA range of 259 miles. It’s also quite energetic and swift in its driving behavior but still manages to excel in handling.

When the time comes to purchase the Bolt EV hatchback, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Chevrolet Company Provides Two New Police Cruisers With The 2022 Bolt and Bolt EUV

 

2022 Bolt and Bolt EUV Police Cruiser

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, as well as its SUV version, the Bolt EUV crossover, is offering a brand-new, factory-fixed Special Service Vehicle (SSV) package, making them a highly important feature for law enforcement offices that are trying to make the shift towards electric vehicles. Having said that, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll see these vehicles being used in high-speed chases. The parent company, General Motors (GM), tend to serve the agencies this technology for parking control and detective cars, however, Police Pursuit Vehicles (PPVs) are cop cars that are tougher and have more quickness to them.

The automaker didn’t have to make a wealth of changes to ready the Bolt and Bolt EUV for public duty. As stated by car site, GM Authority, the SSV package involves two extra electrical circuits, one that measures 20 amps and the other with 30 amps, for things regarding strobe lights and police radios. The Bolt SSV group will also encompass a surveillance mode that turns off lights from the exterior and in the interior to maximize inconspicuousness during nighttime stakeouts.

With the shift to meter-mobile, the electrics don’t lose anything in exchange for range. The Bolt SSV can travel up to 259 miles between charges, while the EUV SSV can reach 247 miles. Obviously meant for support undertakings, the non-pursuing law enforcement vehicles maximum speed of 93 miles per hour.

The SSV-equipped EVs are only attainable for orders having to do with fleet or government, somewhat geared to try and satisfy civilian oversight communities. For instance, 16-inch wheels are a standard feature, at the same time, SSV isn’t offered with the Comfort, Driver Confidence, or Convenience packages (bundling features like leather, blind-spot monitoring, heated and ventilated seats, and other amenities). Regardless, the Bolt SSV involves a power driver’s seat, complete with a four-way adjustable lumbar, so it has a bit of happiness during a rather serious event on the job.

As great as they are, the electric hatchback and SUV aren’t the pioneering vehicles that have been offered to government agencies. Ford brought in the Police Responder sedan, which is a cop-fitted Fusion hybrid until sometime this year, and swapped it with the adventurous Police Interceptor Utility hybrid. Some municipalities also make use of the electrics such as the Nissan Leaf, as it’s helpful for duties surrounding traffic control and parking. Yet and still, the Bolt and Bolt EUV just might be the first specifically geared all fully electric law enforcement vehicles.

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As for the rest of us average citizens, the 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV encompass a variety of gadgets and gizmos for us to take advantage of like the LED headlights and taillights, cruise control, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, and a configurable 8.0-inch color gauge cluster,  cruise control, and a dual-level charging cord. 

More specifically, the EUV has the brand’s Super Cruise technology, which allows for hand-free driving about 200,000 miles on North American and Canadian highways. It’s worth noting that you shouldn’t take this as an opportunity to sleep, since the system will activate visible and audible alerts to notify the driver to take control of the larger Bolt.

When the time comes to purchase your new Bolt hatchback or SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall, We carry a wide range of Chevrolet models, both gasoline-powered and electric-powered. Simply view our online new car inventory and if you find something that feeds your fancy, chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Diesel Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Show That They’re Still Hot Stuff With Recent Sales

Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Excel In Diesel Sales

As with gasoline power plants, diesel motors are now being seen as being on the verge of extinction due to the ever-growing rise of electric-powered vehicles. Major automakers have been seeking to revamp their entire lineup to eventually become fully electric in the next few years, with Hyundai for example, saying that it will stop producing diesel engines altogether. 

From the environmental standpoint, this seems like a rather positive transition in the automotive industry, but one should take into account the importance of diesels, specifically in large trucks and SUVs. These types of motors typically have a high torque output and also have sensible fuel economy numbers, which still makes them great options. In 2020, General Motors (GM) presented its newborn 3.0-liter Duramax six-cylinder turbodiesel in its Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Chevrolet Suburban SUVs. As proven by their recent sales figures, this move was indeed the right one.

Both the diesel-operated Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban have recently experienced an increase in sales. Towards the end of April, the Duramax power plant collected six percent of all Tahoe sales, as well as eight percent for the Suburban. Seeing that the SUVs entered production, this is counted as the highest take rate for the Duramax engine. In other words, the interest in this vehicle is translating into actual sales, resulting in one of their best model years.

The 3.0-liter unit has a solid output of 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, combined with a reasonable amount of consumption. In the full-sized Tahoe, figures from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) diesel put out 21/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined.

By contrast, the RWD 5.3-liter V8 Tahoe will only muster EPA figures 16/20/18 mpg throughout the same cycles. There are efficiency gains that are similar for the Suburban, and having said that, the Duramax engine is a tad more expensive. On the Tahoe’s LS trim, it would cost you an extra $996 for the diesel motor. That might seem fairly reasonable if you take into account what you’ll save at gas stations (considering if you don’t really need a V8). Then, for the first time in two decades, the Escalade offers a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine, which is just as enticing to potential buyers since they don’t have to pay more for it.

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If you really want to see what the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban has to offer, check out our stash at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of Chevrolet SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and even hatchbacks.

When buying the Tahoe or Suburban, you’ll have access to a plethora of advanced features like premium cloth seating, tri-zone climate control, remote engine start, 8-way power front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a mechanical limited-slip differential, as well as entertainment features like a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 6-speaker audio system, 4G LTE and in-vehicle Wi-Fi.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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General Motors Is Bouncing Back After The Automotive Chip Shortage Disaster

 

Positive News For General Motors

Thursday (June 3rd), the American multinational car manufacturer, General Motors (GM) announced that they are set to increase their shipments of pickup trucks as well as other vehicles to dealerships over the next several weeks, which is a good sign that things are on the up and up regarding the shortage of computer chips.

The financial results of the automaker during the first half of the year would be, as GM said in a statement “significantly better”, than previously predicted. The company has initially said that its profits would drop to roughly $500 million in the second quarter, which is more than $3 billion in the first quarter. The carmaker said that the chip shortage was the culprit for several of its plants to slow down its production for weeks on end.

“The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid,” Phil Kienle, G.M.’s vice president for North America manufacturing and labor relations, said in the statement. “Customer demand continues to be very strong, and G.M.’s engineering, supply chain and manufacturing teams have done a remarkable job maximizing production of high-demand and capacity-constrained vehicles.”

GM also stated that it intended to increase production of its pickups, specifically the heavy-duty, at their plant in Flint, Michigan, by the following month. The automaker claims that their output would increase by around 1,000 trucks per month. Other factories will have to sacrifice their usual summer vacation closures in order to compensate for some of the lost production time earlier this year.

Additionally, the automaker is also intending to ship a collection of around 30,000 midsize pickups to dealers from their plant in Wentzville, Missouri. These are trucks that have been constructed without particular electric mechanisms and have been stowed away at the plant until missing parts finally make their arrival.

On Thursday afternoon, GM’s stock price moved up about 6 percent after it announced its new profit forecast.

GM wasn’t the only automaker that has been affected by the chip shortage, Ford Motor also made a forecast regarding their profits, saying that it expects to make half as many cars in the second quarter than they originally intended. Tesla had to increase the pricing on some of its cars, and even ceased the use of radar sensors that were part of its Autopilot driver-assistance system.

“Our biggest challenge is supply chain, especially microcontroller chips,” Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, said Wednesday on Twitter. “Never seen anything like it.”

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Now that you know where things stand with our favorite powerhouse carmaker, you feel confident in making a purchase at Miami Lakes Automall. It’s here that we carry an extensive range of models from GM’s subsidiary company, Chevrolet. There you will also find a variety of different body styles and prices. 

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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