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GM Powers Up 2020 Silverado HD Pickup Line

Friday, February 15th, 2019

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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Chevrolet Corvette C7 Final Editions Are Out

Monday, February 11th, 2019

To ease some of the waiting period for the Corvette C8, Chevrolet has been coming out with more special edition versions of the C7. The Ultimate Corvette C7’s are here.  

Special features, for the Final Edition C7, will include Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, a performance data recorder, and chassis calibration optimized for race tracks. A Z07 package is also available for some versions, which adds additional aerodynamics and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is an ultra-high performance sport summer tire that offers excellent handling ability in summer track driving conditions.    

A carbon fiber exterior aerodynamics package adds a visible carbon fiber front splitter and side skirts, and the exterior can be finished in either Sebring Orange Tintcoat Metallic or Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic. Inside the Final Edition, the interior has also received a slew of upgrades such as a carbon fiber trim package and black Nappa leather. The seat surfaces, steering wheel, gearshift, instrument panel, doors, and center console come in suede microfiber.     

Europe, Germany, and Switzerland are getting a new Final Edition of the coupe versions of the Grand Sport and Z06 Corvette C7 (nicknamed “the ultimate Corvette C7”) will be available in Germany and Switzerland.

“Thanks to its unique combination of racing technology, excellent driving dynamics, unmistakable style, and high everyday suitability the Corvette has grown to be the ultimate sports car icon,” said Chevrolet Europe’s director of performance cars, Felix Weller. “With this special edition, we aim to honor the current generation, which has once more contributed greatly to the history of the Corvette series.”   

While waiting patiently for the arrival of the mid-engine C8 (according to motortrend.com it’ll be here in 2020), the 2019 model year will have 28 iterations for the seventh-generation Corvette (C7), including coupe/convertible versions of Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, and now the ZR1.

THE HEART OF THE CORVETTE:

One of the main components of any car is the engine. The final editions have impressive engines.

  • The 2019 Stingray has a 6.2L V8, 460 horsepower and can go 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.
  • The 2019 Z06 also has a 6.2L V8 and a 650 horsepower and it can pull up to 650 LB-FT of torque.
  • The 2019 Grand Sport has a 6.2L, 460 horsepower and it can go 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.
  • The 2019 ZR1 has a 6.2L, 755 horsepower and can go from 0-60 in 2.85 seconds

As you can see there are several variations in the vehicles but the engines are all the same.    

PRICING:

So what is the pricing for the Corvette C7 Final Editions?

The Stingray coupe starts at $55,900 (plus destination fee). The Grand Sport starts at $65,900 (plus destination fee). The Z06 starts at $80,900 (plus destination fee). The ZR1 starts at a whopping $123,000 (plus destination fee).

According to carbuzz.com, “we’ll have to wait and see if the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Final Edition will be sold in the US”. Let’s cross our fingers that they are.  

You can search our inventory of Corvettes 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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Chevy Is Giving The People What They Want: A Camaro ZL1 1LE With an Automatic Transmission

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

A car favorite, for Camaro’s enthusiasts, got a face-lift (or better yet a transmission lift), and it’s exactly what the people have been wanting. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is now an easier drive thanks to a six-speed manual transmission and its quicker and newly available 10- speed automatic transmission.

It is important to note that previously, the Camaro ZL1 1LE, was only available with a manual transmission. But the 2019 ZL1 1LE Camaro, which will be available for sale beginning in February 2019, is switching from manual gears to an automatic transmission. Chevrolet called the 2019 ZL1 1LE “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever,” on their press release.

The real transformation that Chevy engineers pushed the limits on when building the automatic transmission was making it more than one half second faster than the standard manual transmission on General Motors’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet torque, which routes through a six-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels.

WHAT’S NEW?

There’s a lot that’s been done to the updated Camaro ZL1 1LE. The transmission itself is one that’s been previously used in the Camaro SS for the 2019 model. The updates come where Camaro designed a new fitted trans oil pan and added additional cooling ducts, as well as tuning the unit to work with the electronic differential and stability control. But the most important change to the 2019 model is the dampers that have also been tuned to neutralize the weight transfer from the faster shifts.

Camaro Chief Engineer, Mark Dickens, stated on the press release that the transmission is optimized for speed. “With unique Track Mode calibrations and 10 gears, you are always in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle. You may not be a professional race car driver, but now you can shift like one”.

Talk about getting a major upgrade. Everything is just a second quicker with the newly added enhancements.

The self-shifting cars tested to be over half-second quicker than the manual-equipped versions in GM’s 2.9- mile test track, thanks to the extra gear ratios on tap and quicker gear changes. The quickness in shift should appeal more to Camaro buyers that go for automatic, which Chevy says it’s about 80 percent of its buyers.

PRICE:

The ZL1 1LE is not a limited edition, although Chevy only anticipates for annual sales to go from anywhere of 800-1,000 units sold. Its design draws attention to the engineering excellence of Chevrolet’s Performance engineers and it’s corporate partners. “Success revolves around how brightly the ZL1 1LE shines against its competition,” motor1.com stated.     

Goodyear, a tire and rubber company, spent three years developing two brand new tires solely for this car – one for the front, and another for the rear, each with different fundamental behavior. The Canadian firm, which is best known for its Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers, Multimatic, completely re-engineered some of the most crucial front suspension components.

The Camaro ZL1 has a starting MSRP of $62,000 (plus destination fee) but an add-on of the 10-speed, to the $7,500 1LE package is $1,595 which totals the package up to $9,095.00. The 1LE package will include an adjustable suspension with active dampers, wider wheels and tires, larger Brembo brakes and a big wing and redesigned front end designed to increase downforce at high speeds.

“Adding an automatic transmission is another example of the Camaro portfolio delivering what customers want. This ultimate 1LE is another appealing option that is true to its racing heritage,” Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, also said on the press release.  

The added speed will be welcoming for those who love cruising fast down the road. But don’t worry. If you still want to purchase a manual Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Chevrolet is still selling it. It’s the new and improved Camaro for those who have wanted an old familiar friend with an automatic transmission.   

You can search our inventory of Chevrolet and Chevrolet Camaro’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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All-New 2019 Mid-Size Silverado Begins Production

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Chevy Silverado 6500 HD Miami Lakes Automall

Chevrolet pulls off surprise reveal of the 2019 Silverado 6500HD at NTEA The Work Truck Show, seen here with dump truck upfit. Credit: Chevy

Chevrolet has been hard at work to produce their first-ever medium-duty Silverado. The concept was first introduced at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This vehicle has been produced in a partnership with Navistar International. In January 2019, the production for the new Medium-Duty Silverado began rolling off the line and into Chevy dealerships. The all-new Chevrolet 4500/5500/6500 trucks are listed as Class 4, 5 and 6 vehicles. The 2019 Mid-Size Silverados are already being produced in Springfield, Ohio. So, what makes these larger and strong vehicles impressive and newsworthy? Let’s get into the history and how far Chevrolet has come to step back into the mid-size truck segment in a big way.

Chevrolet’s History With Mid-Size Trucks + All-New Silverados

These are the first medium-duty trucks Chevrolet has put out since their run of the Chevrolet Kodiak, which produced from 1980 to 2009. These vehicles are a bit smaller than the Kodiak, however, their strength is improved with more recent technology allowing for improved maneuverability, factory air-suspension and stands to be the most customer-focused medium-duty trucks on the market today.

The all-new Silverados have already gathered the prestige to change the industry thanks to a dedicated team driven that worked tirelessly to ensure these vehicles were ideal for those looking for mid-size trucks that can operate effectively and easily. Lots of questions and work requirements paved the way for Chevrolet to answer the bell and provide answers for those who needed trucks like the all-new 2019 Silverado Mid-Size line-up.

“Chevy’s designers and engineers were obsessed with making this Silverado the most customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor. By customer-focused, I mean work-ready trucks that are easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet.

Silverado Solutions For Their Customers

First and foremost, the cost of upkeeping these special and unique Silverado trucks came to mind for buyers and investors. The solution to truck frames that rust was to come up with a factory-painted frame with singular piece frame rails that are smooth and carry through-the-frame fuel fill lines so they don’t interfere with body mounting. The frame couldn’t be compromised leaving behind the rear axle to handle longer cargo boxes without reinforcements. Chevrolet came up with Seven Cab-to-Axle options ranging from 60 to 162-inches and five unique axle-to-back-of-frame length sized in 8-inch increments.

Another obstacle was coming up with a good design that wouldn’t require technicians to need ladders or remove any vehicle parts to access under-hood components for any repairs. So, Chevrolet made a lightweight, front-hinged “clamshell” hood that allows for easier access than ever to work on the vehicle, no ladder required. Chevrolet didn’t stop by making the vehicle easier to repair, it made the cabin totally different.

Further Improvements For the All-New 2019 Mid-Size Silverado

A factory-installed rear air suspension, which is not available for rival brand Ford, helps to reduce vibration and harshness while driving. Owners will be able to know the inset doors are triple-sealed and this will prevent wind and road noise from entering the cabin. The Silverado is going to have both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive options. A 6.6-Liter Duramax diesel engine that operates with 350 horsepower and an impressive 700 lb-ft of torque makes up the powertrain for each Silverado.

The interior will have a built-in 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot (paid data plan needed) and wireless cellphone charging to set this line-up apart. Owners will enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities as well. More than 400 commercially-focused Chevrolet dealerships will carry this new line of vehicles. The starting price for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 regular-cab chassis cab with a 141-inch wheelbase will begin at less than $47,999 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

Let Miami Lakes Automall Be Your First Choice

For all things Chevrolet, we’re ready to assist with any purchase, leasing, buying, trade-in or otherwise. Our customers love our no-hassle approach towards making a great deal. We carry all-new Chevrolet vehicles, including the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Should you need any servicing, repairing or maintenance we can help you get your vehicle up and running like new with a service appointment and a visit to our service center today! We look forward to being your home for all things automotive at Miami Lakes Automall.

 

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Configurator is Completely Customized

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Configurator Build

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Configurator Build

Are you ready for your own 2019 Chevrolet Silverado? An icon of the automaker, this pickup truck has made a name for itself over the last 100 years. The Chevrolet Silverado even got a special Centennial Edition in 2017, commemorating 100 years of Chevy pickup trucks. 100 years, and the good news still keeps pouring in. For one thing, Chevrolet has introduced a special edition for the 2019 model year that literally give us goosebumps – the 2019 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Z71 turned into the Chevrolet Hennessey Goliath. Now, with the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado heading to dealerships, consumers can finally build their own.

Building Your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Although shipped out, the 2019 Chevy Silverado is currently being delivered in low quantity (as of November 8, 2018). Dealership lots will receive more as orders are placed, but for now, enjoy the thought of building one. Known as the “all-new” Silverado, being in its fourth generation for 2019, the configurator (bit.ly/2DtM9y1) has been designed to show off some of the new features and available options, like modern technology or an off-road package.

Although the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has a starting MSRP of $28,300 (plus destination fee), the first build to pop up in the configurator is for $49,795 (plus destination fee). This will give consumers an idea of the differences something as simple as the cab size, drivetrain, or engine can make, before even a trim is chosen. The default setup is a double cab with a standard bed, four-wheel drive, and the 5.3-liter EvoTec V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM). Changing either of these will show the consumer the new net price in the top right in real-time.

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Update: The Chevrolet Blazer – Don’t Call it a Comeback

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Chevrolet is joining in on the crossover utility vehicle (CUV) fun with the revamped 2019 Chevy Blazer. Traditionally designed as an off-road vehicle starting back in the 1960s, subsequently downsized in the 1990s as the S-10 model and effectively discontinued in 2005, it’s no small feat that the Blazer was overdue for a comeback. Diehards will decry its reincarnation as a crossover vehicle, departing from its off-roading roots, however, the new Chevy Blazer is a car made for this era. Inspired by the design lines of the also newly refreshed Camaro, the Blazer is a crossover that wants to hit the ground running against other vehicles of its class – exploiting its precise balance of power and modern looks.

Ditching its old body-on-frame construction platform, the new Blazer opts for a unibody construction platform – more suitable for its reincarnation as a road-friendly crossover. Slated to bridge the gap between Chevy’s current lineup of Equinox and Traverse vehicles, the 2019 Blazer will give the public an exciting option between performance and stylish looks.

The Blazer will be powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine clocking in with 193 horsepower, or in the case of the RS version, it will be powered by an optional 3.6-liter V6 engine able to generate 305 horsepower. Both engines will feature a standard nine-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive is offered as the standard drivetrain unless you’re interested in the ultra modern twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, that is also available.

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Miami Lakes Chevrolet is Offering Year End Deals Across the Entire Lineup

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Miami-Lakes-Chevy-Equinox-lease-specialRight now Miami Lakes Chevrolet is offering an unbeatable lease deal on the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox as well as 40% off MSRP on new Chevrolet models.

2018 Chevy Equinox Year End Countdown Event

Qualified lessees are eligible for a 24-month Sign & Drive lease of $199 per month on the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, which is Chevrolet’s second-best selling model.

Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Chevrolet Equinox is an excellent compact SUV that offers modern amenities, comfort and power. From features like the available hands-free gesture liftgate to standard backup camera and 63.5 cubic feet of cargo space, the Equinox is a great vehicle for people who need a multipurpose vehicle.

The Equinox is available with three engine choices and they all provide power and towing abilities. In addition to the two available gas engine option, the Equinox is also the only vehicle in its segment that is available with a diesel engine, a type of engine great for towing and fuel economy. The available diesel engine is the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine and it averages 39 mpg on the highway.

Test Drive a Chevy at Miami Lakes Chevy Today!

For more information on the current 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Sign & Drive $199 per month lease for 36 months, or to find out more about the Chevrolet models that are available with 40% off original MSRP, come to Miami Lakes Chevy. We have a huge selection of all Chevy models, but that doesn’t mean the qualified models are going to last! The available deals continue through 1/2/2018, so hurry in today to get a good deal.

*Lease plus tax/ tag including all incentives with approved credit. Discounts from retail $0 Down, 10k miles/year, 24 mo. No Security Deposit Required. Exp. 01/02/2018

 

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Miami Lakes Chevrolet Teaming Up With Miami Lakes United Soccer Club

Friday, October 6th, 2017

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Miami Lakes Chevrolet Teaming Up With Miami Lakes United Soccer Club

Miami Lakes Chevrolet to provide Miami Lakes United Soccer Club with new equipment, monetary contribution and instructional clinics

Hialeah, Oct. 2, 2017 – Miami Lakes Chevrolet is partnering with the Miami Lakes United Soccer Club in Hialeah.  Miami Lakes Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Soccer program to provide new equipment, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to earn donations for their league via a Test Drive fundraiser.

“Playing the game of soccer helps kids develop skills like leadership, cooperation and sportsmanship while bringing families and communities together to show their support. Miami Lakes Chevrolet and Chevrolet Youth Soccer are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Hialeah.” Miami-Lakes-Chevy-youth-soccersaid Alex Oharriz, TITLE for Miami Lakes Chevrolet. “Chevrolet believes that in play, there are possibilities and supports the spirit of teamwork that soccer instills in its players.”

2017 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Soccer program’s eighth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, benefiting young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2016, more than 600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet will present the teams with kits that include useful items such as equipment bags, pop-up goals, soccer balls, and Chevrolet Youth Soccer t-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring instructors from UK Elite.

In addition, Miami Lakes Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Miami Lakes United Soccer Club.  Sponsored leagues across the country will have the chance to earn additional funds as community members take test drives at their partnering dealership to help support the league.

“Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, safety and fun, so we encourage young people and their parents to make a Chevrolet the official vehicle of their household,” said Oharriz.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Soccer, please visit www.chevrolet.com/youthsports.

About Miami Lakes Automall

About Miami Lakes Automall: Miami Lakes Automall is a full service auto dealership selling brand new Chevrolet, Kia, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Mitsubishi as well as used and certified pre-owned vehicles. Miami Lakes Automall services all makes and models for repair, maintenance, and carries OEM parts as well as Magnetti Marelli and AC Delco parts. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014. To learn more about Miami Lakes Automall, visit miamilakesautomall.com.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.