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2020 C8 Miami Lakes Automall

The Next-Generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 Has a Release Date

2020 C8 Miami Lakes Automall

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Chevrolet has recently shown off their all-new, next-generation “C8” Chevrolet Corvette. With a single photo posted amongst the various Chevy social media outlets, what appears to be a base model Stingray C8 has captured widespread attention as the vehicle is hidden underneath protective covering with “07.18.19” plastered on the side of the vehicle. Rumors have been swirling for many years about Chevrolet having a mid-engine supercar and General Motors has now confirmed this news. The former “Automobile of the Year” winner by Automobile Magazine and named to back to back Car and Driver “10Best list” in 2018 and 2019, Chevrolet looks to blow away the competition as it has since inception back in 1953 when the Corvette debuted.

Speculation Grows For Chevrolet Corvette C8

Many have wondered what powertrains the all-new C8 will provide. Car and Driver have shared the news that Chevrolet will probably be revamping the 6.2-Liter V8 engine, which should provide about 500 horsepower. It will be named the LT2 to denote the position of the engine. Not a whole lot of information has been revealed, as the vehicle has literally been kept under wraps. Chevrolet has plans to begin production between September and December 2019. Will the Corvette C8 have a twin-turbo after all? Early reports have also listed over 1,000 horsepower for the highest-trim.

Chevrolet Has Plans To Give Back With Final C7 Corvette Sale

The previous-generation C7 ran from 2014-2019 and is winding down sales. Chevy has committed to auction the last-ever built Chevrolet Corvette C7, an all-black z06, for charity at the Barrett-Jackson-Northeast Sale in Connecticut on June 28, 2019. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, providing some funds to injured service members as well as help pay off mortgages for families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra

Final Official Word on the C8

When pressed for details about the upcoming next-generation C8, Chevrolet, unfortunately, had no words to express about the upcoming supercar. We will just have to wait for the date, July 18th, brightly posted in red on the hidden C8 model. Though they didn’t say much, the debut is right around the corner this summer. Pricing has been speculated at around $63,000 for the base Stingray Corvette.

“Thanks for reaching out. We’re not providing details on production timing at this point.” company spokesperson Kevin M. Kelly said. Auctioning the last one in June suggests that C7 assembly is ending sooner, though.

Find the Latest Chevrolet Vehicles All at Miami Lakes Automall

We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with an amazing vehicle at a great price. Our friendly team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers.

From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida.

2019 Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

New EV To Be Built Alongside the Chevrolet Bolt

2019 Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

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General Motors has plans to continue pushing the boundaries of electric vehicles. With the addition of Chevy Bolt back in 2016, General Motors took a large step towards providing the public with a fantastic electric car option. The 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year has its latest entry in the 2019 Chevy Bolt, but it’s about to have a new electric model to go alongside it. General Motors released this statement about this upcoming vehicle, which is to be built based on the latest Chevrolet Bolt.

“The new Chevrolet electric vehicle is in addition to the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV, further advancing GM’s commitment to an all-electric future. It will be designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture” – Statement from GM

The latest unnamed Chevrolet electric vehicle is set to be made in Michigan. Let’s get into why the new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt has been improved and is a fantastic choice for drivers to consider. We’re sure you’ll agree.

The Best Electric Vehicle Made By GM Today

There are few vehicles that offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles from a single charge, while that might change in the future for GM, there is only one vehicle that holds that wonderful claim currently. The new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt begins at $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee) and that figure is lowered down to $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee). The current federal tax credit is set to lower down to $1,875 after September 30th, 2019. Perks of driving the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt is more than the tax credit for the purchase and its remarkable mile range. Though owners will love how fast the vehicle charges up to 25 miles per hour of charge with the 240-volt/32-AMP charging unit, owners will gain an incredible interior to enjoy as well.

What Owners Are Sure To Love With the New Chevy Bolt

What helps make the 2019 Bolt so attractive is not only its electric range but its five-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating. There is also that nice 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen and its vast wealth of information stored in the infotainment center. Owners can check the efficiency history of the vehicle.

The Bolt EV is entirely an electronic-vehicle that has an electric battery that will charge in 9.3 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. But, it can charge even faster than that. How fast? The available DC charge nets a quick charge getting owners nearly 90 miles in a mere half an hour. Not paying for gas will help Bolt owners save more than $5,000 in five years of driving for the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt. We’re wondering how General Motors will craft their upcoming EV, but time will tell. For those that don’t want to wait, we invite you for a test-drive to see how well the latest Chevrolet Bolt handles the road. We’re ready for you at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Drive the newest Chevrolet vehicles from Miami Lakes Automal! Including the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt, but we also carry a wide variety of the newest vehicles and high-quality pre-owned  vehicles. Let us help with any buying, leasing or selling needs you have! We also can help with a trade-in request.

Even if you haven’t shopped with us, we are here to help our customers. Make a simple online appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated service team. Stop by today at Miami Lakes Automall.

2019 Chevrolet Onix Sedan Announced

An announcement has been made. General Motors has announced the debut of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Onix sedan in China, and it will debut “very soon.” Also, it’s expected Chevy will announce the new Onix in Brazil in the middle of this year.

At the end of 2018, the new Onix sedan was leaked, and this year it will introduce a new Redline variant. The Redline variant that Chevrolet has been rolling out is an equipment package across its models to better cater to younger demographics. The second-generation Onix will be the sixth Chevrolet model in China that will offer Redline trimmings, and it will join the Cruze, the new Malibu XL, Equinox, the new Monza and Orlando.

“The Onix continues the momentum across Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup that targets the ever-changing and diverse needs of our China customers,” said the general director of Chevrolet Scott Lawson, the automaker’s first venture in China that’s responsible for the Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac brands. The Onix will attract those who demand overall performance and value. GM says the 2019 Chevrolet Onix sedan will offer a meaningful exterior design while optimizing space and comfort in the passenger compartment.  

Its “advanced technologies” will provide improved connectivity and efficient performance, traits that are typically not found in its segment. The 2019 Chevrolet Onix will be the first vehicle based on GM’s all-new GEM platform. Previously, GM announced that it would begin launching vehicles on the new architecture this year in China.

The company also revealed the first member of the new family vehicles would be a Chevrolet that meets the needs of Chinese consumers. The vehicle in question can very much be the new Onix. GEM is a car architecture derived from the GM VSS-F platform, but it was developed for specifically low-cost vehicles sold in emerging markets.     

The 2019 Chevrolet Onix will not only exclusive to South America anymore, which is where it has achieved success by becoming the best-selling new car in the region. With the 2019 models, GM wants to expand the success of the Onix nameplate to another 40 developing countries around the world. To carry out its international expansion, the new Onix is set to be manufactured in both China and Brazil.

In Brazil, the new-generation Onix will continue to be manufactured at the GM Gravatai plant. It’s unclear which GM China plant will produce the new Onix. The car will officially premiere at the 2019 Auto Shanghai expo starting in a few weeks.

But for over six years the car manufacturer has been selling another model also named “Chevrolet Onix” in South America. No conclusion has been made on whether the company will discontinue the old Onix once the new one reaches China, or if it will continue to offer both models even though some confusion might be caused. Chevrolet has not commented.

Aside from the teaser pic that’s been circulating online, no other images are showing the vehicle in its full glory. If the teaser is any indication, the sedan/saloon will sport curved air intakes. It will be located at the sides of the front bumper, as well as a sectioned front grille.

Let’s note the change in the naming structure of the sedan variant for the Chinese market. In China, it will be called the Onix while in Brazil, the Onix Sedan is marketed as the Chevrolet Prisma. Second, the second-generation model has undergone a complete overhaul adopting a lot of Chevrolet design including the split front grille and a larger lower portion.  

The new Chevrolet Onix in China will offer two new 3-cylinder engines. The base machine is a 1.3L LI5 naturally-aspirated unit that will deliver 102 horsepower, while the second engine in the higher-end models will be the turbo-charged 1.0L LIV and the motor will be 114 horsepower. There is no information available on the torque.

Testing of the second-generation Onix began in Brazil a few months ago, the hatchback and sedan body styles (as the Prisma) were tested. Maybe the vehicle will be introduced during the second half of 2019, after seven years of dominant market performance. In the Brazilian market, the Onix has been on the led for the best-selling model since August 2015.

Additionally to the Onix, the new GEM (Global Emerging Markets) platform will include a large family of entry-level models with distinct body styles for both Buick and Chevrolet line. Vehicles based in the GEM architecture will be fabricated in Brazil, China, Mexico, and India. The vehicle is expected to be marketed mainly in emerging markets in Asia as well as Latin America.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet’s 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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2019 Chevy Blazer RS

The latest Chevrolet SUV introduced into the family is here with bold, sophisticated styling inside and out. The RS features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which makes it the perfect two-row midsize SUV to fuel all of your journeys. Without a doubt, whether it’s a night out on the town or your daily commute, the RS can meet all of your needs.   

The name was first used in a vehicle in 2005, and it’s been revived for this new car platform. The new crossover is new both inside and out. This time around the midsize vehicle is based more on Chevy’s car platform as opposed to it being based on their truck platform.

PERFORMANCE:

The Blazer RS has a more aggressive appearance thanks to its unique elements. The RS-specific items include dual exhaust outlets with rectangular chrome tips and hexagonal black mesh grille with RS badging. Other features are standard to the Blazer but not exclusive, such as the black roof rails, black window trim, and black badging.  

There are 20-inch wheels with 21-inches as an option as well. The “blacked out” theme continues in the interior with the black perforated leather-appointed seats with suede microfiber inserts and red accents. The available engine is the 3.6L V6 LGX engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission making it for 306 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.    

Included in the Blazer RS are backup camera, airbags, stability control system, tire pressure monitoring system, and a tire inflator kit. In the all-wheel-drive, there is an electrically heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a power programmable liftgate, an automatic rearview mirror, a keyless entry system, and rear parking assist system. The Blazer RS has adjustable sliding rear seats that seat 5.

ENTERTAINMENT:

As for entertainment, front and center in the dashboard is a standard, 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. The Infotainment 3 navigates and is very responsive to taps and swipes. For example, there is a shortcut bar along the bottom of the screen which links back to the home screen and if you tap the 4G LTE bar which quickly jumps to the OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot controls.

A new feature that is subtle for the Infotainment 3 is the ability to register and save individual profiles such as storing radio presets to software preferences to application logins on a per-driver basis. That means Spotify playlist, shortcuts and, addresses can be kept separate from the rest of the divers since multiple driver profiles can be saved. There’s also an available wireless Qi phone-charging pad if you don’t want to plug in.

So how does the 2019 Chevy Blazer do in the gas department? The Blazer’s base engine is EPA-rated at 22/27/24 mpg city/highway/combined, and it’s available only in front-wheel-drive form. The optional V-6 can come with front- or all-wheel drive and the front-drive models are rated at 20/26/22 mpg, while the AWD version is 18/25/21 mpg.

With the Blazer RS being named a “sporty” vehicle it should win over buyers who have been skeptical about switching to an SUV thanks to its responsive handling. Hamodia.com is stating that it’s “fun to drive” just like the front-wheel drive and large sedans automakers are ditching in favor of SUVs. The main competitors to The Blazer are most likely the Honda Passport, Ford Edge and Nissan Murano.   

PEACE OF MIND:

All Blazers come equipped with essential safety features, teen driver tools, LED daytime running lights, OnStar, and a government-mandated rear-view camera. The basic trim levels can be upgraded with a Driver Confidence package that includes blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors, lane change alert, and rear parking proximity alert. Chevrolet offers a three-year, or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on the 2019 Blazer, and coverage on the powertrain is five years or 60,000 miles.

The 2019 Chevy Blazer RS has a starting base price of $40,600 (plus destination fee).

You can search our inventory of Chevy Blazer 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 Chevrolet Silverado Miami Lakes Automall

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Tows More Than the Competition

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Miami Lakes Automall

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The latest Chevrolet Silverado HD has increased its towing ability by more than half of its Chevrolet Silverado HD predecessor. With the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, owners can now haul more and expect greater things thanks to the fine work done by General Motors (GM) and their engineering team. The determination by GM and Chevrolet to push the envelope is apparent. Let us share all the details about the newest and massive Silverado HD. The massive Silverado carries a boxed ladder frame made up of mainly high-strength steel. How does this new HD pickup stand out among the other heavy-duty trucks on the market?

2020 Silverado HD > Competition

So, what caused this massive increase in towing ability? The last few years brought about increased competition among rival brands like Ford and Ram. Today’s Silverado delivers 35,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity, which is more than the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty (35,100) and 2019 Ford Super-Duty (30,000). Chevrolet is ahead of the game thanks to a beefed-up chassis and 10-speed Allison-brand transmission. Improved upon engineering even reached the way the engine is cooled thanks to the large front end design with lots of air intakes and a large 28-inch radiator fan.

Looking for choices? The Silverado HD offers plenty with 22 cab, bed, drivetrain and chassis combinations for owners to sift through; owners can build exactly what makes sense for their line of work and preference. Wheel sizes go from 17 inches through 20 inches. The Silverado HD pickups provide longer truck beds than previously produced. For example, the crew-cab models stretch out 10.4 inches longers and 1.4 inches wider. Improvement can be found everywhere including the most important aspect of the Silverado HD.

Powertrain Options Improved Upon

Owners of the new 2500 and 3500 have the choice of a 6.6-Liter, direct-injected Vortec V8 engine that provides 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque or a 6.6-Liter Duramax V8 turbo-diesel that reaches 445 horsepower and 910 ft-lb of torque. The new base engine is an improvement of the previous 2017 Silverado HD pickup’s base trim engine with its 6.0-Liter V8 engine that provided 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. There was an improvement of 41 horsepower and 84 torque. The strength of the Silverado has always been well-known, but going forward, the strength is ahead of the curve and exactly what owners want out of a truck.

Chevrolet Provides Unparalleled Towing

Chevrolet points out that 90 percent of its heavy-duty truck owners use their vehicles for towing. This is why the brand improved the technology and strength simply defined now as Chevrolet’s Advanced Trailering System. The 2020 Silverado HD provides available cameras that capture up to 15 unique camera views as well as an accessory camera attached to a trailer that allows drivers to behind what they’re towing.

GM was able to lower the HD diesel’s axle ratio from 3:71:1 to 3:42:1 to reduce engine speeds for a more silent, pleasant cabin. The all-new 10-speed coupled with stronger drivetrain components enabling diesel Silverado HDs to optimize their full amount of twist in first gear, unlike the prior models. Additional upgrades to the Silverado HD provide a new active two-speed four-wheel-drive transfer case that allows automatic all-wheel-drive function.

Additional Impressive Features

Chevy looked to improve many different facets of the Silverado HD. One of the latest changes involved adding a standard flush-mounted outlet in the front bumper for the engine-block heater for the diesel and available on the gasoline V8 powertrain. The diesel exhaust fluid tank between the frame rails includes a filler spout and a diesel exhaust fluid gauge in the instrument cluster. A polished interior gains all the power of the latest technology and will help Chevrolet Silverado owners step ahead of the competition.

Drive the Chevrolet Pickup You’ve Always Wanted

Our professional team is excited to bring our customers the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 2500. Looking for a wide selection to browse through? We offer the newest vehicles and a large selection of pre-owned vehicles. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you wish, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Thinking about selling or trading in your current vehicle? We can help at Miami Lakes Automall.

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2019 Chevrolet Impala Miami Lakes

Chevrolet Impala Production Extended

2019 Chevrolet Impala Miami Lakes

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General Motors will continue to produce the Impala despite making plans to end its run; at least for a little while. The 2019 Chevrolet Impala large sedan was expected to see its production run through June 2019, but plans have been pushed back to January 2020. With seven additional months of making this vehicle, GM is hoping to finish off the demand this vehicle carries. The 2019 Chevy Impala carries upgraded and advanced technology features in safety technology like Forward Collision Alert. Let’s explore why GM will keep this vehicle running a little longer.

New Technology Sticking Around For A While Longer

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala provides a 2.5-Liter ECOTEC direct injected 4-cylinder engine that has stop/start technology and carries a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Part of the reason for that high rating is due to having 10 standard airbags for every trim. Aside from safe, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is fast and sleek. Owners can opt for the 3.6-Liter direction injection V6 engine that offers 305 horsepower. The 2019 Impala represents a refined interior with owners gaining an 8-inch touchscreen, a nice size for drivers when using the Rear Vision Camera. The Premier trim offers Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard and Forward Collision Alert is available. Impala owners gain Apple Carplay and Android Auto with every trim. The technology offered in the Chevy Impala is a large reason General Motors will look to continue the large sedan’s production into next year.

GM Production Continues

As far as the production goes, there are plans to close the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in 2020. GM has said they notified all employees, dealers, and suppliers of the changes. This is one of potentially four factories in the United States that could close. The extension of the Chevrolet Impala makes sense as it still provides customers with quality. As pickup trucks and SUVs continue to grow in popularity, this is one vehicle that will remain on the market. General Motor expects to save about $6 billion in cash flow by the end of next year. Those generous savings will help to allow them to invest in future technologies like automation and electrification. To test-drive the latest Chevy vehicles, come to Miami Lakes Automall today and see for yourself why owning the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is a great choice.

Newest Chevy Vehicles Are Ready at Miami Lakes Automall

Our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup from our new vehicles to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Hoping to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Please come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. 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 everyone that visits at Miami Lakes Automall. We hope to see you soon!

GM Powers Up 2020 Silverado HD Pickup Line

The Chevrolet design team is listening to what their customers want. The team took into consideration and put into action, the earlier feedback they received and their customers made one message loud and clear. Make a heavy duty truck that looks very different from a light-duty; make its appearance convey power and capability, as a heavy-duty truck should be.  

The 2020 Silverado HD sketches, unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 9-18, 2019), showed a few new specs of what the 2020 Silverado model will have. For one, it will be available in five trim levels- Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country – across 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline configurations. Like their GMC Sierra HD siblings, it will also have the choices of two new powertrains.

The choice of having two new powertrains will give a new direct-injected gas engine with a 6-speed automatic or the turbo-diesel engine that is mated to a new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission. The diesel engine is listed at 910 lb-ft of torque, which is the same as the current L5P 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbo-diesel. Other unique features include the new towing mirrors, LED roof-mounted heavy duty marker lights, and a handy bed-step on the side.

INCHES & DIMENSIONS:

The standard engine is a new 6.6- liter gasoline V-8 with direct injection making 401 hp and 464 pound-feet of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. According to autonews.com, “that is an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18 percent more towing capability –17,400 pounds — according to GM. It replaces a 6.0-liter gasoline V-8 that delivered 360 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque”.   

However, something to consider is that the all-new 6.6- liter gasoline V8 engine, in the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD, will not utilize active or dynamic cylinder deactivation, according to gmauthority.com. The report also states that the new direct-injected heavy duty V8 engine will not offer an automatic engine start/stop either. But not to worry.    

There’s also another optional engine costumers can choose. The 6.6-liter diesel V-8 rated at 445 hp and 910 pound-feet of torque coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Allison. The 2020 Silverado HD, according to GM, is 10.4 inches longer than the outgoing truck, 1.4 inches wider and 1.6 inches taller.

WHERE WILL THE ENGINES BE BUILT?:

The Duramax diesel engine will be built at its jointly operated DMAX facility in Moraine, Ohio. The 10-speed transmission will be produced at GM’s Toledo Transmission plant in Ohio. The 6.6-liter gas engine and six-speed transmission will be produced at the automaker’s Tonawanda Engine plant in Buffalo, N.Y.  

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:

From what has been shown of the teaser image, the new 2020 Silverado HD has a Z71 badge on the grille. That badge defines that the Silverado will be a proper off-road truck on offer, straight from the factory. Z71 optioned trucks make for great adventures, as they are great at getting to remote trailheads.

The front grille of the Silverado HD looks to be highly influenced by the 2019 Silverado 1500 Work truck lineup. Goodbye, famous Chevy Bowtie. That is now replaced with “Chevrolet” stamped promptly across the grille.  

The lettering is also cut out, which allows more air to cool the engine. And you might find similarities with the 2019 Silverado HD. This setup is similar to the “Flowtie,” which was introduced on the 2018 Camaro ZL1 and carried over to the 2019 Silverado (4500/5500/6500) HD trucks.  

You can search our inventory of Chevrolet Silverado Pickups 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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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Miami Lakes Automall

Upcoming Silverado HD Will Pay For Electric Future

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Miami Lakes Automall

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Chevrolet is thankful for the success of their all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. General Motors had an ace up its sleeve with their line-up of diesel model Silverados, their highly popular and awarded pickup. The good news is there’s more technology being added. In June, the latest refresh from the all-new 2019 Silverado is set to debut. The Silverado HD heavy-duty truck was already lighter, yet stronger than the previous generation, but Chevy will have their newest heavy-duty, the all-new 2020 Silverado HD, by mid-2019.

Chevrolet has gone even further to gain more with less with even greater fuel-efficiency. Known as simply the 2020 Silverado HD, it is a new product for Chevy. With so much focus on the pickup, they have seen good returns on the Silverado and that success will help fund the research GM has for their self-driving projects. Let’s find out how much Chevrolet has invested.

Outlook For 2019

General Motors (GM) pickup trucks combined for a total of $65 billion in annual revenue with the heavy-duty versions of the Silverado and GMC Sierra making up nearly 20 percent of GM’s full-size truck sales. The revised Silverado HD will have competition in 2019 when Ford’s Super Duty is revamped. With GM’s reported sales hitting 210,000 heavy-duty pickups in 2018, the figure is expected to rise in 2019. As sedan sales have trended downwards, it’s less profitable than previous years for American automakers to make them. The latest trucks have more technology included and are more advanced with better engineering than ever before.

“These vehicles have among the highest margins in the business. You have no tomorrow if you don’t sell these trucks today,” said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting at LMC Automotive.

Success and Continued Growth

GM reported sales of 210,000 heavy-duty pickups last year as the hope is the upcoming new models will sell even more. GM gains roughly 2 billion dollars through these sales alone before taxes, so the goal going forward is to continue to produce as many new pickups and other light trucks. Despite trucks being more expensive to build, they expect to grow by 1,000 workers to help launch the latest heavy-duty trucks in Flint, Michigan.  

General Motors is thrilled that these pickup trucks alone cover the $1 billion a year that the automaker places into its GM Cruise LLC self-driving unit. However, GM Cruise LLC  has yet to bring in revenue and has not yet begun its upcoming ride-hailing service, which set to debut in 2019. GM has an investment to solve the difficult problem of arranging a computer to operate a car. This problem is so costly that GM sold a piece of Cruise to SoftBank Vision Fund for $2.25 billion and another portion of the company to Honda Motor Co. for $2.75 billion. But they are looking to create this service to drive revenue even higher. This isn’t the first time they’ve put money into electric technology.

Electric Plans For Chevrolet

Back in 2016 the Chevy Bolt, GM’s latest electric car sold, lost nearly $9,000 per vehicle for the automaker. Chevy will take steps to ensure they don’t have that problem again. By 2022 the global auto industry as a whole will have spent $255 billion on electric vehicles and an additional $61 billion expanding self-drive technology, according to a report last year from consulting firm AlixPartners. There is no plan to sway GM from making electric vehicles, in fact they are doubling down on making new technology for us all to enjoy. Selling their pickups has netted GM over $9 billion annually and the future will showcase their latest innovations. For the latest Chevrolet pickups, head to Miami Lakes Automall today.

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At Miami Lakes Automall, we always take care of our customers. Check out our entire lineup, like the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. From sales to repairs, we’re here to help! If you’re wondering if you should buy or lease, let us help you make the right decision. From trade-ins to selling, we’re ready to provide a solution for all our customers.

Let our professional service team handles repairs and regular maintenance daily. We hope to get your vehicle back into tip-top shape. With a simple service appointment, we can get started on making you a happy customer. Come to Miami Lakes Automall today!

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Is Out to Change The Game

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Miami Lakes Automall

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How does the current crossover SUV segment look? It’s a whole lot flashier now that the Chevrolet Blazer has returned to form with its latest incarnation. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has debuted and its ready for drivers. Looking for something to drive and enjoy that isn’t a sluggish SUV or bulky crossover? Don’t stray away from the latest Chevrolet product that has set itself apart from the pack. We’ll go over all the details, but keep in mind how the makers of the Blazer view their sharp new product.

“For the midsize two-row crossover customer, the business case was that they weren’t looking for body on frame. Same thing with off-roading — that’s not what this Blazer was ever going to be. There are a few things about it that you could call Camaro-esque. But our intent all along was to offer dry road performance, like a sports sedan. Some competitors have more emphasis on utility; this one has more emphasis on the sport,” said Blazer engineer Larry Mihalko.

Details of the Flashy New Blazer

The standard powertrain for the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the hearty 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive in the base trim. The 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar engine included in the Premier trim carries 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque and is the standard powertrain with the RS and Premier trim, and works as an available option for the L and Base.

The 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four engine provides drivers with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque is standard for L and Base trim. The V6 engine also has front or all-wheel-drive options and all Blazer options carry high-performance cross-axis ball joints for greater lateral stiffness, according to Chevrolet. With a combined 29 mpg, the Chevrolet Blazer helps drivers by providing a reasonable fuel economy for owners.

Full of Features, Packed With Modern Technology

Additional features that make the Blazer worthwhile and modern is the hands-free power liftgate, wireless charging, and six USB ports. For owners that use their Blazer for towing, they can use the Hitch Guidance feature, which helps aid the aligning process for a driver to hitch a trailer with a view of the center line on the rear vision camera. The Hitch View provides a top-down view of the hitch so drivers can see just where the hitch ball rests. Drivers are going to love driving the Blazer today more than ever before. This is made easier thanks to the large 8-inch touchscreen. Available features include a rear-seat DVD player that is a part of an infotainment system that makes rides more fun for others.

This is a new product that differs from the previous Blazer that had a production run from 2001-2008. The all-new Blazer offers a 0-60 time of just 6.5 seconds with the 3.6-Liter V6 and starts at only $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Premier trim begins at $43,895 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

For those looking for a smaller SUV, the newest line-up offered by Chevrolet includes the Trax and Equinox. Drivers that want a little more space, but no sacrificing on behalf of the power, the Blazer is a perfect fit.

Experience The Difference of Chevrolet Today

We hope to accommodate everyone who wants a test-drive with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. We carry the latest Chevrolet vehicles and take pride in offering a large quality pre-owned variety that will make all customers happy to test-drive.

We have a dedicated service center for your current vehicle for all maintenance and repair work. Make a service appointment so we can help with all your repair needs. We’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall right now!

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Quality Servicing And Repairs Done Right

Repair Miami Lakes Automall

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When a vehicle needs to be repaired, would an owner be better served to take matters into their own hands or take the vehicle to a trusted service center? YouTube has millions of videos with tens of thousands of videos added every day, but those videos don’t carry the same experience and training that is applied to our service members. We’re sure to be able to handle much more than any videos can provide and in a timely manner., In most cases, we’ll have any vehicle returned to the owner in less time than if the owner attempted the repairs on their own.

Vehicles are machines that have many moving parts and require maintenance on a regular basis. Oil changes, replacing brake pads and car batteries are common issues, but we are certified to handle even the most difficult of maintenance or repairs. Let’s go over the various maintenance work and when to expect to come to our service center.

What Services Are Available?

Oil changes, which involves lube and a filter change, are a regular servicing task. We suggest to come in for oil changes every 3,000 miles. If full synthetic motor oil is used, this will provide up to 10,000 miles of use before replacement oil is needed. At the same time, tires should be rotated to make sure they wear evenly.

Looking for new tires or to patch a current one? We can guarantee you leave with the proper solution for nearly any vehicle. We also adjust tires to the proper tire pressure with every visit.

Battery service and replacement is normal as well, every two or three years. Let us test the battery and replace any battery that is testing low voltage. Nothing is worse than being stranded with a dead battery. We’ll properly dispose of any old battery.

Brake servicing requires proper attention to detail and we’ll make sure brakes are properly tended to. We advise a visual inspection of brake rotors and brake pads every 5,000 miles. We’ll examine brake lines and hoses at 15,000 miles through our multi-point inspection. At 30,000 miles we will measure each brake pad and disc. We have the proper training to know what to look for and how to address any issues. Don’t neglect brakes. Doing so can end up costing more than brake maintenance and even be dangerous.

Less Common Maintenance Work We Can Handle

Have an older vehicle? Just got new tires? Front end alignment is extremely important to ensure a vehicle goes on the right path and keeps tires from going bald. If you notice any tire is uneven or the vehicle veers to the left or right instead of moving straight, bring it in because we can correct that problem with a proper alignment.

Transmission repair and replacement is a service we handle as well. Whether the transmission requires an overhaul or replacement, we have the tools and knowledge to get it down.

Coolant replacement or flushes are necessary and should take place every 60,000 miles and flushed again after 30,000 miles and beyond that mark over the course of a vehicle’s lifetime. We will correctly dispose of the radiator fluid with a coolant replacement and keep a vehicle from overheating with a coolant flush.

Miami Lakes Automall Is Your Automotive Super-Store!

Our professional sales staff will help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re excited to help our customers with any buying, leasing or selling needs today.

We also carry over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d want in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for.

If you’re in need of any servicing or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you today!