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SEMA360 is an event that centers on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education, and unparalleled networking opportunities. For this year’s function, the Chevrolet company will present a 1977 version of their K5 Blazer converted into a fully-electric concept.
During the virtual showcase, Chevrolet Performance, an automotive performance parts brand, will sound out SEMA members receptive to building their own electric projects to aid in concluding Chevrolet’s original eCrate offering.
“As GM introduces a new fleet of electric vehicles, it creates an exciting opportunity to bring EV technology to the aftermarket,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “Our vision is to offer a comprehensive line of Connect and Cruise systems from Chevrolet Performance – delivering a solution for every customer ranging from LSX V-8s to eCrate conversions.”
Constructing The K5 Blazer-E
The American automaker first introduced the eCrate conversion concept with the Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro in 2018, with the 2019 Chevrolet E-10 following soon afterward. Based on the findings from those vehicles, they informed Chevrolet’s Electric Connect and Cruise strategy.
The revamped K5 Blazer-E maintains a lot of elements from the original Blazer, and just about 90 percent of the new parts fixed in the eCrate package are factory materials from the brand’s Bolt EV car.
The transformation of the 1977 K5 SUV started with the team removing the original 175-horsepower V-8 engine, as well as the three-speed automatic transmission, fuel system, and exhaust. Next, the crew built a special Bolt EV electric motor, bringing up the horsepower to 200 with 266 lb-ft of torque, also tacking on a Chevrolet Performance electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the Blazer’s drivetrain remains unchanged, inclusive of the transfer case, driveshaft, and axles.
Power comes strictly from a 400-volt Bolt EV battery pack with 60 kilowatt-hours of workable energy fixed in the cargo area. Making use of production controllers and wiring harnesses conserves a lot of features of the Bolt, counting shock protection, battery heating and cooling, battery-overcharge protection as well as regenerative braking.
The components of the aftermarket encompass an electric power steering kit, an electric pump supplying vacuum to the stock brake system, and an electronic controller to drive inputs to the 1977 Blazer gauges like showing the battery’s state of charge on the originating fuel gauge.
eCrate Installer Certification Program
With the intention of making preparations for eCrate’s inauguration, Chevrolet Performance is certifying Electric Connect and Cruise installers. Chevrolet dealers that are partaking in the event will get the training, tools and equipment that is necessary to utilize the high-voltage systems and charging stations to be of service to vehicles of Chevrolet buyers.
In Brighton, Michigan, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will be the first company to direct the training and certification program. This venture will help to clue in the certification process for upcoming installers.
It is expected that the 60-kWh Electric Connect and Cruise package will be readily available in the second half of next year, and will include:
- 60-kWh battery pack
- 200-horsepower electric motor
- DC-to-AC power inverter to drive the electric motor
- DC-to-DC power converter to power low-voltage systems
- Wiring harnesses, controllers and water pumps for battery heating and cooling
Additionally, Chevrolet Performance will determine extra eCrate packages with options that have a higher performance as well as new battery configurations to suit a broader range of aftermarket applications. Long term, the crew will attempt to merge General Motors’ modular Ultium battery system technologies.
“Minutes after Chevrolet showed the E-10 concept, customers started calling to ask how soon they could build their EV project,” said Russ O’Blenes, Chevrolet director of engineering, Performance and Racing. “The K5 Blazer-E demonstrates what is possible for customers who want to convert their vintage truck to a daily driver with the instant torque and unique driving experience of an EV. For customers who want more extreme performance, the modular eCrate system will have virtually limitless applications.”
Miami Lakes Automall
If you’re looking for something that is a bit more current in style than the K5 Concept, Miami Lakes Automall currently has an extensive range of 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s as well as the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe (the replacement of the original K5 Blazer in 1995). Those who are interested in any of our Chevrolet models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.
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2021 Chevrolet Equinox
It’s only been a few weeks since the big premiere of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox in China, and now, General Motors plans on releasing this crossover compact SUV over there and thus making them the first market in the world to receive the third-generation of this car’s update during the mid-cycle. In totality, there are 22 augmented features to better the competitiveness of the Equinox in the Chinese market.
As a result, not only does China’s refreshed Chevrolet truck welcome the automaker’s newest crossover form of design with its latest front fascia, but it also comes with sensational new powertrain features, more options for connectivity, and a supreme suite of active safety technologies. Moreover, it includes the RS trim level as a top-ranking variant for its range, which is the same case for the Chevrolet Blazer and Trailerblazer in the company’s local utility vehicle repertoire.
“Today’s midsize SUV buyers want a vehicle that meets all of their needs. The new Equinox delivers, starting with its new design, powertrain combination, locally tuned chassis and RS editions,” said General Director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM, Scott Lawson, in a press release. He then continued, “It is joining the Blazer, Tracker and Trailblazer in Chevrolet’s crossover family, giving the brand a presence across the small, compact, midsize and mid-large mainstream segments to meet the different needs of buyers nationwide.”
The updated 2021 Equinox launched in the Asain country came with a sum of six different variants, also inclusive of three that are comparable to the LT trim level as well as three in the new RS model. All of these trims include an extensive list of standard equipment, not to mention the brand’s latest infotainment system with developed connectivity as well as an array of progressive driving aid systems. A base trim level is expected to be added at a later date.
From its launch, two powertrain options will be offered for the new car. The first is a turbocharged 1.5L LFV I-4 engine that makes out 166 horsepower with 184 pound-feet of torque, it also paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, meanwhile, the RS model features a turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 that powers up to 233 horsepower with 256 pound-feet of torque, joined with the brand’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
The latest-generation of Equinox will make its first public introduction in China at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show, which will take place from September 26th to October 5th, and is set to go on sale a few days later. The Equinox is the company’s top-selling utility vehicle globally, scoring more than 3.8 million units in deliveries since its first appearance in 2004. This mid-cycle update strives to better its sales performance in China, where it has only been available for the past three years.
With the release of the 2021 Equinox overseas, were hoping that it won’t be a long wait for North America to get a taste of that # SUVlife.
- 2021 Equinox Territory: 169,900 CNY (about $24,880 USD at the current exchange rate)
- 2021 Equinox World Edition: 184,900 CNY ($27,080 USD)
- 2021 Equinox Tech Edition: 194,900 CNY ($28,550 USD)
- 2021 Equinox RS: 219,900 CNY ($32,205 USD)
- 2021 Equinox RS Smart Edition: 229,900 CNY ($33,670 USD)
- 2021 Equinox RS Guard Edition: 239,900 CNY ($35,135 USD)
Miami Lakes Chevrolet
When the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox finally does approach the States, be sure to purchase your hot rod at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a great deal of Chevrolet vehicles and in a large variety geared towards individual needs. 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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There aren’t enough good new stories that have come out in 2020, but one recent story has shined some light on an impressive feat. Chevrolet has just produced its 1.75 millionth Corvette. The Corvette is now in its eighth-generation and the 1.75th millionth Corvette was raffled off by the National Corvette Museum. The perks of the 2020 Corvette can not be understated, the 2020 Corvette C8 is the first mid-engine Corvette and it was built to impress any buyer. This is why the raffle was a huge success for Corvette and the winner has just been announced.
The 1.75th Millionth Corvette Has Been Raffled
The raffle drew hundreds of hopefuls that wanted to win the prize. On September 4th, 2020, the winner, Don Creekmore from Wichita, Kansas took home the top prize. The drawing was streamed on social media. Don received a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Coupe that was finished in Arctic White paint with an Adrenaline Red interior and had never been driven before. The widely-popular Z51 Performance Package was included with its 3LT trim that offers the most Chevrolet has built for the Corvette. The color scheme of the Corvette is a throwback to the one-millionth Corvette that was produced in 1992. The 1.5 millionth Corvette was produced during the 2009 model year. The first Chevrolet Corvette ever made was created with a Polo White exterior and red interior.
Anyone Else Ready To Win a Corvette?
As far as the future holds, the Chevrolet brand will see more raffles ahead taken care of by the National Corvette Museum. The Build Your Own 2021 Corvette Coupe will have a raffle slated for September 24th, 2020. The tickets are priced at $250 a pop, but another raffle is coming next month on October 15th, 2020 that will only cost $100 for a raffle ticket. The October raffle will be for a 2021 Corvette Coupe model as well with a Silver Flare finish. The National Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Just across the street is the GM Bowling Green production facility that is the sole producer of the Chevrolet Corvette since 1981.
Over 1,000 employees work at the production plant. The Cadillac XLR used to be made there as well, but now the sole focus is towards the Corvette. More lucky winners will be announced before the year is up to bring some delight and joy. To bring some excitement and joy into 2020, stop by Miami Lakes Automall to check our new Corvette collection.
Find the Newest 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 an incredible price. Our friendly sales 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 vehicle inventory, there’s a fantastic selection to decide from.
If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our trusted auto financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. For any repair or service needs, please make an online service appointment to see our knowledgeable service team. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We can’t wait to get started to help you!
The Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck made its comeback in the market about six years ago after being MIA for three years. A year after this, it obtained a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine option for the first time.
In 2017, a new V-6 engine was added, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which was previously class-exclusive. It also received a custom ZR2 off-road edition for its unveiling.
Although the 8-speed automatic transmission aided in boosting the fuel economy for the gasoline engine, the optional diesel engine still has the best mileage at a rating of 18 mpg city, 22 highway and 19 combined on the 2020 Colorado ZR2 Bison short-box 4WD crew cab model.
For $5,750, the new Bison package, which was introduced just last year, reflects a partnership with the off-road and overland vehicle parts company dubbed American Expedition Vehicles.
The Bison package fuses the outstanding standard off-road characteristics of the ZR2 model with extra goodies such as the Chevy’s extended written grille as well as the AEV front and rear bumpers, fog lights, distinctive wheel moldings, floor liners, embellished headrests, custom AEV 17-inch aluminum wheels, and fuel tank/transfer case/rear differential skid plates. Additionally, there is an AEV air snorkel available as a separate accessory, this allows the engine to have a clean supply of air, which is especially important for when drivers go on their off-road adventures and encounter dusty dirt roads.
Standard features with the Chevy package include 4WD, front and rear automated-locking differentials, custom suspension dampers, off-road rocker-panel protection, reformed bumpers improved ground clearance, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels matched with 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires, cast-iron control arms, an aluminum skid plate for the protection of the radiator and engine oil plan, an AutoTrac transfer cast with underbody shield, specialized grille and hood, 3.42 rear axle ratio, 3.5-inch wider front and rear tracks, 2-inch higher suspension, Off-Road Mode technology, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Other additional prizes include a transmission tow, a trailering package with a hitch and seven-pin connector and integrated trailer brake controller as well as a spray-on bedliner, wireless phone charging, sliding rear window, EZ Lift and Lower locking tailgate and recovery hooks. There is also an additional tire included, which is helpful for any driver should they get stuck in the woodlands.
In the interior, drivers will enjoy the heated leather-trimmed front seats, automatic climate control, tilt-telescopic steering wheel (also heated and leather-wrapped) with audio and cruise controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror, fold-down rear seatback and carpeted floor mats.
Other standard interior features include a 6-speaker Chevrolet MyLink Radio with Navigation and an 8-inch touchscreen. It also comes with an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, voice-activated technology for radio and phone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, rear-window defogger, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, rear-vision camera, remote keyless entry, a remote vehicle starter system, four USB ports, and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Colorado’s ZR2 engine has a standard 3.6-liter V-6 that pushes up to 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Those who want double the torque can opt for the diesel engine which as 365 lb-ft of torque but with a diminished amount of 181 mpg horsepower. Diesel models also include an impressive diesel exhaust brake system that betters vehicle control and minimizes brake wear on steep grades.
The ZR2 Bison Crew model is usually priced around $53,000, (plus destination fee) but at the current date of this article, Miami Lakes Chevrolet is selling this off-road beauty for about $44,000, (plus destination fee). If you are interested in this or other Chevrolet models that we have, please view our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for further assistance.
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Chevrolet is out to provide more than just top-notch vehicles for parents. They are also looking to add some safe yet spooky enjoyment for kids as well as parents as Halloween approaches. This festive time of year offers more than just candy for treats. Chevy encourages all parents to be creative and entertaining with spooky fun in the form of stencil cutouts. Miami Lakes Automall supports Chevy and their approach to making children smile. We invite our customers to see new vehicles and test out our newest collection of sports cars, pickups, crossovers, minivans and SUVs. We also know there’s no joy without taking some quality time to spend with our children and make them feel involved. Whether a parent, teacher, sibling, counselor, guardian, uncle, aunt, cousin or family friend, take a little time to enjoy sending a positive message to the youth with decorative arts and crafts, courtesy of Chevrolet.
New Treats For Kids
Feel free to print these Chevrolet themed Halloween themed pumpkin stencils. They are a fantastic way to entertain young kids and teach them about Halloween. For each Chevy enthusiast, this is a cool way to display the beloved Chevy brand and showcase a child’s coloring talents. Create a fun colored Chevrolet Corvette, show off a new Chevrolet Spark, draw the Chevrolet Volt with bat wings and add some color to these 10 Halloween themed stencils.
Just follow these simple rules after printing out the collection of stencils and craft the perfect pumpkin once the drawing is done. And don’t forget to have some fun!
- Cut a circle through either the stem end at the top of the pumpkin, or the bottom of the pumpkin to make a cap – we recommend the stem and at the top.
- Then, use a large spoon to scoop out the pumpkin’s innards – seeds and pulp.
- Follow the dotted lines when cutting out the stencil to have instructions handy. Tape the stencil onto the pumpkin and make sure it’s flat against the surface.
- First trace the design by poking holes with a sharp but small tool, like a needle. Now you can remove the stencil from the pumpkin.
- Just like a game of connect the dots, cut off your stencil. Push out the cut-out pieces (grey pieces on the stencil) by on them from within the pumpkin. Be gentle.
- All that’s left is to place a candle or LED light inside the pumpkin to give it that eerie glow.
We can’t wait to help our customers out at Miami Lakes Automall. We hope you come by for a rewarding and spooky good time in our showroom. Come see the newest generation Corvette, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stringray is here!
Stop By Miami Lakes Automall For A Great Experience
Miami Lakes Automall is here to help take care of our customers with any car buying, leasing or selling needs our buyers have. Plus, we also provide assistance with trade-in offers and have a dedicated finance team that can help with getting the vehicle a customer wants. Let our friendly sales staff help go over each and every question 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.
For those looking for a tune-up, repair or any work done on their current vehicle, don’t be spooked! Our knowledgeable service team is here to help seven days a week. With a simple online service appointment, we can get started on ensuring your vehicle is serviced in a timely fashion. As always, we hope you have a safe holiday season and choose us as your automotive superstore going forward! Find Miami Lakes Automall, located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. See you soon!