Don’t be surprised if you see a new Corvette driving down the streets in Miami. Chevrolet has released two awesome new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette models and you are bound to see them rollin’ down Biscayne or Ocean Drive. And after you see one, there is a good chance that you may be the next person with a new Chevrolet Corvette in Miami.
2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray
The Chevy Corvette Stingray was officially released in 1963, and the 2017 model is just as beautiful and it is more powerful. From the little details in the design and style to the extra performance features for handling and power, the new Corvette Stingray is a true beast.
Equipped with a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine under the hood, that produces 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque and helps the Corvette Stingray to achieve its impressive acceleration of 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
To help reign in all of its horses, the Corvette Stingray is fitted with performance features like electric power steering, Brembo brakes, Michelin Pilot Super and Sport Zero Pressure tires. The Corvette Stingray also has features like an aluminum space frame, low beams with a single light engine, edge-lit LED turn signals framed in black chrome housing, four-element taillamps, high-mounted stop lamp, and an aerodynamic rear spoiler all give it a stealth yet sleek appearance. Read the rest of this entry
Chevy has long been known for their sedans and performance cars, so of course Chevy had some excellent models on display this year at SEMA, but Chevy’s display at SEMA also featured some really cool concept trucks. This year Chevy partnered up with two very different clothing companies, Carhartt and Hurley, for two truck concepts.
Chevy Silverado HD Carhartt Concept
Carhartt has long been known for creating durable work wear that is popular among hunters, outdoorsmen and people in the farming and construction industries. So it was pretty perfect for a truck company like Chevy to partner up with Carhartt.
The engine on the Silverado HD Carhartt concept is a revised version of the Duramax Turbodiesel V8 engine. This version of the engine is able to produce up to 445 horsepower and a very impressive 910 lb-ft of torque. Wow! The engine is paired with a Allison transmission as well as a off-road suspension with a one-inch lift.
The Carhartt brand is truly integrated into the design of this Silverado HD inside and out. Carhartt interior features like the “duck brown” Carhartt color interior accents on the black leather seats, door panels, and console. Special Carhartt “C” logos as well as well as a special edition Silverado logo on the headrest of the seats as well as the floor mats. Read the rest of this entry
Don’t let the fear of an uncharged battery be the reason why you don’t own a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or an electric vehicles (EV) made by Chevrolet. Miami Lakes and has plenty of locations for charging EVs and PHEVs. Whether driving the 2017 Chevy Volt or the Chevy Spark EV, or waiting for the all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt EV to be released, Miami Lakes has you covered and Miami will keep you charged. Check out the local charging stations.
For starters, Miami Lakes has two of its own charging stations for use by customers for free. We will also be getting two more charging stations when our new Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram building is complete this winter. Located at the Miami Lakes Chevy building is a Voltec Level 2 charger located just inside the service entrance mounted on interior southern wall. There is also free WiFi available and Chevy Volts and ELRs have charging priority. The charging station is not accessible after business hours. There is also another charger located on north side of dealership, next to Miami Lakes Mitsubishi. Read the rest of this entry
Forget the checklist, planning and packing, there’s a new way to tailgate to Dolphins’ games in at the newly named Hard Rock Stadium. Uber and the Miami Dolphins paired up to create ‘UberTailgate,’ a program that gives Uber users a roundtrip ride to the game and a full tailgate experience.
Many people drive to the stadium because that is the only way to bring all of the tailgate necessities, but ‘UberTailgate’ changes this. With the purchase of tickets to all eight home games, your group of Uber users dropped off at a private tailgating spot that is equipped with a tent, chairs, grill, charcoal and a cooler. Uber guests can bring their own food and drinks or they can purchase food and snacks from the nearby concession that offers all of the usual tailgate food.
This is the first time Uber has partnered up with an NFL team to offer the experience and there are a lot of benefits. Aside from a designated Uber driver transporting drinking tailgaters, it allows people that don’t have tailgate gear to have a great experience without having to go buy it all (grill, ice, chairs, tent, and pay $40 for parking) just to tailgate at one game.
The experience isn’t free, tickets range from $250-$350 depending on the game, but it’s not bad when you split it between friends, it covers a roundtrip safe ride, and when you think about all of the necessities needed to tailgate (grill, chairs, tent, and then the cost of parking $40). There are 20 available spots at each game and they can be purchased at hardrockstadium.com/uber. Read the rest of this entry
Coming in early 2017 is the new 2018 Chevy Equinox, which will be lighter and available with an all-new diesel engine – the first diesel on a CUV in the U.S. Check out what changes are coming to the 2018 Chevy Equinox
The 2018 Equinox lineup will be available with three different turbocharged engines, including the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and an all-new 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine. The new diesel engine is expected to produce 136 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque and GM says the diesel engine will have a fuel economy of 40 mpg on the highway.
All-New Interior and Exterior
What other changes are being made to the 2018 Chevy Equinox? So far we know the exterior and interior have both gone through a major redesign. The body is four inches shorter and the entire vehicle is 400 pounds lighter, yet somehow Chevy managed to add 3.5 cubic feet of cargo space inside the vehicle. Read the rest of this entry
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular each year and one American automaker isn’t shying away from the new technology. Though Chevy is well-known for their powerful trucks and performance cars, they are embracing electric vehicles in a powerful way. Chevy already has a few hybrids under its belt, but in late 2016, Chevy will release its all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt, a revolutionary electric vehicle (EV). The 2017 Chevy Bolt will be one of the most affordable EVs and it will offer the best all-electric range of 238 miles, beating out competitors like Tesla.
2017 Chevy Bolt
The 2017 Chevy Bolt is a mix of new and standard technology features. It is equipped with a 200-horsepower electric motor, a nickel-rich lithium ion battery and the Chevy Bolt has a sleek style inside and out. Car and Driver has predicted that once the Bolt is released, it will jump to the number one spot on their list of electric vehicles.
238-Mile Battery Range
As mentioned earlier, the Chevy Bolt has an EPA-certified range of 238 miles when the 60 kWh lithium-ion battery is fully charged. That means that the Chevy Bolt’s electric distance is better than the 215-mile electric range that Tesla models and the future Tesla Model 3 offer.
With a 240-volt outlet, the battery charges 25 miles every hour, and it is estimated to be fully charged in 9 hours. This may seem like a long time, but if you plug the car in after work and unplug before work the next day it will be fully charged many days of use — impressive! Read the rest of this entry
Miami Lakes Automall is celebrating Labor Day with sales on seven Chevy models ranging from Chevy SUVs to trucks and sedans! For those who commute to or from Miami, Chevrolet has an excellent lineup of vehicles perfect for the city!
Looking for an affordable new truck, our sale on 2016 Chevrolet Silverado models can’t be beat. With over 100 models available, all new 2016 Chevy Silverado models are available with a savings of $12,000 off the list price. Additionally, the new 2016 Chevy Silverado double cab has been marked down 27 percent and qualified lessees can lease one with $0 down at $269 per month for a 36-month lease!
Want to save gas, money and have a car that can easily navigate the tight city streets of downtown Miami? A new 2016 Chevy Spark LS is an excellent option. Not only is the Chevy Spark the most affordable Chevrolet car by list price, but buyers also save money because the Spark has an excellent fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Currently, our new 2016 Chevy Spark LS models are available for only $10,991. Read the rest of this entry
Chevrolet has been the most awarded car company for two years in a row. In addition, to recognizing the brand for the diversity of its lineup and excellence in engineering, Chevy has also earned awards for safety. Chevrolet has proven their dedication to driver and passenger safety by offering up-to-date technologies across their lineup. Here are just a few highlights of various safety features that Chevrolet has available on their vehicles.
Chevrolet has been a quick brand to adopt intelligent safety tech systems that have been proven to reduce accidents. One example of all the preventative systems available on Chevy models is on the 2016 Chevy Cruze. The Cruze, like many other Chevy models, is available with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert. Each of these systems use radar sensors that monitor other traffic near the vehicle.
The all-new Forward Collision Alert warns drivers if they are approaching the vehicle in front of them too quickly. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert monitors traffic behind and on the side of the vehicle and warns drivers about those vehicles on the rear vision camera. Lane Keep Assist notifies drivers when the system detects the vehicle unintentionally drifting from the lane and gently helps steer the vehicle back into the lane if the driver doesn’t take action.
Additionally, all Chevy vehicles are standard with the Stabilitrak Electronic Stability Control System that’s standard on all Chevrolet vehicles. This technology works by automatically helping in situations with low-traction driving situations. When the system detects loss of traction, it improves the vehicle’s chance of staying safe by applying braking and steering needed for safety. Read the rest of this entry
When looking around on the streets of Miami, Chevy vehicles with custom features really stand out and make a statement, especially in slow rush hour traffic. Live in South Florida and want to buy some custom accessories for your Chevy truck? Need a Miami Chevy mechanic and parts department who can help customize your Chevy Silverado?
Miami Lakes Automall has a great selection of Chevy trucks, as well as trained mechanics and service techs to help you customize your truck from the inside out.
Adding exterior features to your truck can set your truck out from others on the road, and truly make it your own. Some commonly sold exterior add ons include body kits, custom hoods, mirrors, roof racks, custom grilles, and off-road bumpers. Mirrors and off-road bumpers are both for looks as well as added safety.
Want to add a little bit of chrome to your Silverado? We have a variety of chrome parts and accessories that are available at our location, but if we don’t have them in stock, we’re happy to order them for you. Rims and chrome running boards are nice accents noticeable from the side of the truck, while a chrome exhaust pipe extension is a great touch for the back of the truck.
Interior add ons can be purchased at Miami Lakes Automall and they add flare and personality to your Silverado. Some interior add ons for Silverado trucks include custom floor mats, seat covers, custom dash gauges, custom pedals, and customized shift knobs. Read the rest of this entry
There are so many reasons that a truck is an awesome car to buy. There are just as many reasons as to why a Chevy Silverado is a great option if you are interested in a truck.
Fishing, Camping, Surfing
Summer means warmer weather, so hopefully you get to spend a little time outdoors enjoying some of the favorite activities South Floridians. Whether it be fishing with your friends or family, heading out to one of the beaches on a day where there is surf, or heading out for a camping trip in the Everglades or elsewhere, a truck bed is a convenient way to pack up all your equipment.
There is nothing quite like literally going off the beaten path during a long summer weekend. But trying to do this in a car will only go you so far, as soon as you hit terrain not meant for a car, you could find yourself stuck. Read the rest of this entry