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Chevrolet Gets J.D. Power’s Stamp Of Approval For 2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

 

General Motors Top-Ranking Brand

Racecar driver Louis Chevrolet surely couldn’t have imagined how much of a powerhouse that his famous automobile company would turn out to be, especially with its most recent honor. The century-old brand was recently ranked amid the top companies for customer loyalty by J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Automotive Brand Study.

The data from the renowned J.D. Power states that roughly 49.1 percent of all Chevrolet owners end up purchasing another vehicle by the brand once a new vehicle has been released into the market. The ability to preserve their customer base puts Chevrolet in seventh place amid all non-premium brands in the automobile industry and third within American brands, also peeping just before Ford with 54.3 percent and Ram with 57.3 percent.

Other companies from Chevy’s parent company General Motors were also ranked on J.D’s list,  such as GMC ranking 13 from its 39 percentage and Buick tailing behind at 14 with a 27.5 percentage. Additionally, Cadillac was ranked separately as a luxury brand and placed tenth in its segment with 33.8 percent. Overall, Chevrolet was the top-ranking brand of Chevrolet Motors in the J.D. study.

In the second year of the J.D. Power Brand Loyalty study, it places automotive brands subject to the percentage of owners that swap out their vehicle with another car from that same brand. The data for the study was collected between June 2019 and May 2020, it also includes data for all model-year vehicles that were exchanged. This denotes that owners who purchased a significantly older Chevy vehicle, for instance, and replaced it by buying a new Chevy car from a dealership were counted towards the customer retention total.

Tyson Jominy, J.D. Power’s vice president of data and analytics, said that automakers will be eager to keep their existing base, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Many automobile manufacturers have been forced to slow down their production and refigure how to go about promoting new vehicles since buyers more than likely will have to be a bit stingy with their money for a while.

“Automakers are really focused on customer retention, as evidenced by the payment plans and incentives they’ve offered since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out,” said Jominy. “Many have gone above and beyond to offer customers financial assistance during a period of economic uncertainty, which does a lot to bolster consumer confidence in their chosen brand and repurchase it in the future,” 

Chevrolet and General Motors have already offered a considerable amount of incentives for its customers, American frontline health workers, and even those affected by the disease. Around the month of May, General Motors transformed its Warren, MI, establishment to create needful surgical-grade face masks for healthcare workers.

For Chevrolet’s customers, the company offered the “Shop. Click. Drive.” program as a means to purchase a new vehicle online and have it delivered to their residence. Additionally, special payment plans and other financing services were offered, especially to those who either fell ill to the virus or were experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic.

Miami Lakes Automall

Those who are interested in a new vehicle will certainly find a friend in the Chevrolet brand and Miami Lakes Automall carries an extensive range of their vehicles in our new car inventory. Simply shop our extensive new and used car inventory and take advantage of all that we have to offer and once you find something to your liking, chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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The Seemingly Meek Chevrolet Sonic Shows Up Every Vehicle In The J.D Power Initial Quality Study

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

 

The popular American-based data analytics company and car reviewer, J.D. Power revealed the results of its yearly Initial Quality Study last week (July, 24), which places vehicles on a standing drew upon the number of reported issues that were experienced in the first 90 days on ownership.

According to the prestigious study, General Motors faired well and had most of its brands perform above average. Furthermore, a vehicle from the company had a more preferable performance in the study than any other vehicle that is presently on sale, however, it wasn’t one of General Motors more well-known models like the Chevy Silverado or Tahoe, but in fact the more humble subcompact car, the Chevrolet Sonic.

Buyers of the Chevrolet Sonic only reported 103 issues per 100 vehicles in the 2020 Initial Quality Study, this makes it not just the best inexpensive compact car for initial quality, but the most advantageous vehicle overall. More often than not, newly released vehicles are rated a bit harshly for its initial quality, especially since they are more inclined to experience minor defects as a result of their new features and design. However, the most recent Chevy Sonic has been in production since 2011 and released as a 2012 model, with almost a decade under its belt, it’s quite plausible that General Motors did away of most of the defects over that period of time. 

Moreover, vehicles like the non-deluxe Chevrolet Sonic have the upper hand over premium models such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, particularly, since these types of models usually have standard technology that is constantly changing for the sake of modernization and they are very susceptible to defects and other technological problems. The only deluxe brands that had a better performance in the study were Genesis, Lexus and Cadillac.

It’s also important to note that the Chevrolet Sonic performed better than the expectations of its own brand, in which it underwent an average of 141 problems per 100 vehicles. This incredible performance placed the small compact third in the study, along with other brands behind it, specifically Dodge and Kia, which deadlocked with 136 problems per 100 vehicles. The top brands encompassed the Ram, Genesis, Mitsubishi, Buick, GMC, Volkswagen and Hyundai.

“This success is the result of a focused effort across the entire GM enterprise from design to product development, manufacturing, Customer Care and Aftersales, sales, service and marketing, our dealers and others,” said GM’s vice president of global quality, Tony Francavilla. “We celebrate these wins and will remain focused on delivering quality vehicles for our customers.”

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Now that you know the Chevrolet Sonic is J.D Power approved, why not buy one and for an incredibly inexpensive price of about $20,000, (plus destination fee) at Miami Lakes Automall? We sell a ride range of inexpensive vehicles from Chevrolet and many other brands. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that feeds your fancy, simply chat with one of our representatives through our virtual chat for further assistance.

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Chevrolet’s Ultimate Playlist

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

 

The Chevrolet brand has been an ultimate powerhouse automotive brand for over 100 years and undoubtedly has had quite an impact on the industry. Ways that one might not expect that the truck-focused company has had an impact is in pop culture, specifically in the music industry. Singers like Elton John, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and more have all gained some level of influence in their songwriting from Chevrolet in one way or another.

Miami Lakes Automall is joining in on the fun to jubilate World Music Day…only a day later. Our writers have compiled a list for you to enjoy on your summer vacation of the most iconic Chevy inspired songs. Rock out to Chevrolet’s Ultimate Playlist!

American Pie by Don McLean

“So bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry.” 

This 1971 rock and roll classic sung by Don McLean became a massive success and stayed on the charts in North America for four weeks and also dominated the list in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It was also notable for the frequently mentioned phrase “The Day The Music Died”, in reference to the plane crash of 1959 that killed legendary performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. 

Crocodile Rock by Elton John

This 1972 song simply embodies the rock ‘n’ roll, dating and youthful independence of that era. It was a pre-single for upcoming album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player. The musical genius gives Chevy a shoutout with his lyric “an old gold Chevy and a place of my own.”

Little Red Corvette by Prince

Funk-rock God, Prince released his mega-hit single, Little Red Corvette in 1983 and became the most popular song of that time, as well as his first song to reach the top 10 in the North American charts. In 2016, Chevy issued a print ad with its famous sports car and with a caption of Prince’s lyrics “Baby that was much too fast”

The One I Loved Back Then by George Jones

Country legend George Jones also showed love to “America’s Sports Car” and sang this 1985 and also dubbed it “The Corvette Song”. In the song, Jones compares the similarities between fast Corvettes and beautiful women.

99 In the Shade by Bon Jovi

In 1999 In the Shade was produced by double-platinum selling rock band, Bon Jovi in 1988, with a feel-good summertime vibe and energetic tempo. The song includes the lyrics “I got the radio blasting in my old man’s Chevrolet.”

Mud On The Tires by Brad Paisley

Country music singer Brad Paisley wrote this song in 2004, in which he sings about at long last getting a loan in order to buy a spanky new Chevrolet, “I’ve got some big news, I’m holdin’ the keys to a brand-new Chevrolet…”

Camaro by Kings of Leon

American band, Kings of Leon rocked the house in 2007 with its Camaro song, with the lyric “She looks so cool in her new Camaro.” The Chevrolet Camero is another popular sports car by the company and highly sought after during its 36-year reign.

Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift

The once country-music sensation turned mega pop star Taylor Swift wrote her first single naming it after country music legend Tim McGraw in 2006. She also gave a shout out to one of Chevy’s pick up trucks with the verse “Just a boy in a Chevy truck, That had a tendency of gettin’ stuck”

Red Camaro by Rascal Flatts

“I saw a red Camaro today

And I did a double take

I thought I saw her face”

Country music group pays homage to the lovable Camero in 2010 as apart of the band’s seventh studio album dubbed “Nothing Like This”. Although it wasn’t the most popular song on the record, the album ended up going platinum, and we’d like to think it had a little help from the Chevy brand.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Looking for a cool pickup to listen to your favorite Chevy tunes? Look no further than the strong and hefty 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, this all-time classic is very capable of lifting large loads as it can tow up to 13,400 lbs. The Silverado also provides plenty of safety options and a comfortable ride. Those who are interested in any of our Chevy models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance.

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