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Chevrolet Produces the Fastest-Selling Vehicle In the United States Today

Friday, August 14th, 2020
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2021 Chevy Miami Lakes Automall

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2020 has not been the year for car sales that anyone would have predicted. However, the landscape of automobile transactions shows a clear cut winning so far through two quarters and Chevrolet is on top. A recent study by the folks at iSeeCars.com has shown the average amount of days a car sits before being sold after sitting around 96.9 days, as the data collected from March 2020 through June 2020 showed. The average was far less before the Coronavirus broke out. The same length of time would only last around 57.8 days back when it was measured from November 2019 to February 2020. 

“The effective demand for these vehicles has slowed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic due to lockdowns and downturns in the economy, but the change was much more dramatic for new vehicles than for used vehicles,” added iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly.

A Closer Look At the Numbers

The sales number represents around 9 million new and used cars sold from November 2019 through June 2020. On the list of the ten fastest-selling cars in the U.S. during that period, with the exception of pickups, Chevrolet landed two vehicles on the list. The 7th and top spot belong to the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Trailblazer. 

The Chevrolet Bolt EV clearly stands out as its only the non-SUV and the lone fully electric vehicle on the list. The list, according to iSeeCars, has the Chevrolet Bolt EV selling in just over a month at 41.7 days as the average length of time before a purchase is made. Compared to the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the customers flock to the popular Chevy SUV with the average only being 19 days before it is off the lot. 

Chevrolet Has the Top Selling Vehicle In the U.S. Today

Today, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer reached its fast-selling rate in the United States market due to its affordable price at under $20,000 MSRP. Today, customers can drive the new 2021 Trailblazer and it’s five-trims starting at $19,995 MSRP (Plus destination fee) for the base L trim. The LS, LT, Activ, and RS trims follow. All-wheel-drive is optional for owners on all trims except the base L trim. The mid-size SUV is spacious and offers customers plenty of technology and solid fuel economy at an EPA estimated 29 mpg. 

“The ISeeCars study validates all of our research to bring the Trailblazer to market with the right design, the right features, the right performance, at the right price. Early sales are exceeding our expectations, led by the RS trim, which has doubled our forecast. We are very pleased with the consumer reaction to the all-new Trailblazer,” said Brad Franz, senior marketing manager, Chevrolet SUVs. 

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.

Chevrolet Has Electric Camaro Waiting In the Wings

Friday, March 13th, 2020
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EV Miami Lakes Automall

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General Motors has given fans hints and an image that suggests the Chevrolet Camaro is about to have an electric version available soon. General Motors (GM) has shown the world a coupe-shaped silhouette that allows viewers to imagine what the upcoming Camaro will truly look like, but the image, pictured above, has many wondering if this is the electric incarnation. Along with this photograph, GM also showcased 11 new all-electric vehicles in a short-form video posted on various social media outlets including Twitter and Facebook. GM kicked off their first-ever “EV Day” this March and has promised a grand total of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023. 

General Motor Are Stacked With Electric Plans 

Last November, GM and Chevrolet showed off a prototype named the “E-10” that is powered by their eCrate electric driving system. This driving system might become part of the brand’s performance parts catalog in the near future. Another concept that debuted by Chevrolet recently was in fact another Camaro known as the Camaro eCOPO electric drag racer. This vehicle supposedly hit a 9.8-second quarter-mile time. The eCOPO Camaro concept also had an amazing engine that is rumored to be a 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque powertrain; quite powerful. Chevy has been secretive with their electric plans and we’re not sure why. The automotive world is ready to see more electric options, particularly with vehicles that are beloved like the Camaro. 

Mum Is the Word (For Now)

The actual word by Chevrolet regarding the electric Camaro is just a report for now. There has not been any actual electric vehicle announced specifically for the Camaro, but we expect this will change soon. The hint is real and not fabricated. General Motors is planning a rear-wheel-drive architecture that is set to debut in production vehicles starting later this decade in 2025. We’re awaiting the debut of more electric vehicles to come in 2020, but few are more exciting to think of than the Chevrolet Camaro EV. Recently, an updated Chevrolet Bolt EV has gotten some love, but we hope to see more options get the star treatment from Chevy. For those looking for the latest Chevrolet products, come to Miami Lakes Automall today.

Rush Over to Miami Lakes Automall

We welcome you to Miami Lakes Automall. We are proud to offer the latest Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV. We take pride in providing a large quality pre-owned variety that looks amazing and runs fantastic. We can help with any selling, buying or leasing offers and more. Have a trade-in for us? We can assist with making that happen as well. 

Do you currently have a vehicle that isn’t running like it used to? Make an online service appointment and we will do our part to get your vehicle on the road. We’re happy to offer our help with car maintenance and repairs.  Don’t wait any longer to fix up your car. We look forward to providing an entire automotive experience. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall today!

 

 

Chevrolet Shifts Focus to Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Bolt EV Charging

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Bolt EV Charging

Well, there’s some interesting news going down over at Chevrolet, under the automotive umbrella of the General Motors group. If unawares, General Motors is starting to pick up their slack when it comes to getting on the bandwagon for zero emission propulsion and powertrains. With the upsurge of electrified and alternative fuel vehicles estimated in the coming years, GM is not one to fall behind, and with Chevrolet already having moderate success in alternative fuel with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a large change is about to take place. Chevy will be shifting away from the Chevrolet Camaro to focus on electrified vehicles (EVs).

Competitor automotive group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has already unveiled their plans for going electric with many vehicles already underway. To keep up, GM is making some decisive moves. Car and Driver were there to report on the newest announcement.

“Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer and spiritual leader of the Chevrolet Camaro program for more than a decade, is moving to General Motors’ newly formed AV/EV organization to focus on zero-emission-vehicle development.”

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Fuel Savings of Chevy’s Hybrid, PHEV and EV Model

Friday, May 4th, 2018

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“Green” cars range from hybrids, to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to electric vehicles (EVs), and each of those types of vehicles has different qualities that make them ideal for different buyers. Some of the biggest motivating factors for consumers that are looking for a new “green” vehicle is convenience, fuel consumption, fuel costs and greenhouse emissions, so we’re going to take a look at all of those factors and their individual numbers for three of Chevy’s “green” vehicles, the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Volt.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is a great option for consumers who want a car that is “greener” than vehicles that have a traditional internal combustion engine, but don’t have to worry about driving a new “type” of vehicle or having a decreased driving range. Hybrid vehicles use batteries that assist the internal combustion engine with some tasks, therefore the engine uses less gas, emits less greenhouse gases and is also a little more affordable to drive. But the tasks the battery is able to assist with are limited, so the reduction of CO2 emissions or savings in fuel costs of a hybrid aren’t as significant as those from a PHEV or EV.  

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is equipped with a 1.8-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine. The engine helps the Malibu Hybrid achieve a fuel economy of 49 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway, and a combined city/highway fuel economy of 46 mpg. Since hybrid vehicles are very similar to non-hybrid vehicles, they have fuel tanks that are just as large non-hybrid vehicles, but since the vehicles have a better fuel economy, hybrid vehicles tend to have an incredible driving distance, and that’s definitely the case for the Malibu Hybrid. The Chevy Malibu Hybrid has a total driving distance of 598 miles on a full tank of gas.

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is definitely a great choice for people looking to save money in fuel costs. Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver spends about $900 per year in fuel costs and after five years of driving the Malibu Hybrid, the average driver will save about $3,250 in comparison to the average vehicle.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid Fuel Economy

49/43/46 city/highway/combined
598 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $900
Savings in Comparison to Average Vehicle After 5 Years: $3,250
Cost to Drive 25 Miles: $1.49

Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and PHEVs are a popular choice among consumers because they significantly increase fuel savings and reduce CO2 emissions in comparison to hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles, and they don’t require a user to rely on electric power. PHEVs have both an internal combustion engine and a battery that is large enough to power the vehicle on its own. This makes it possible for the car to be driven on pure electricity, on gas or a combination of both. Though driving on pure electricity is ideal for most “green” drivers, the concern of some drivers is the time it takes to recharge the battery if it runs out of power, so having an internal combustion engine is a great feature.

The Chevy Volt is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and am 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. Since PHEVs can be powered by pure electricity for a significant distance, they have additional measurements of fuel economy, including MPGe, which stands for miles per gallon equivalent. They Chevy Volt’s internal combustion engine has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 42, which means that is the fuel economy of the vehicle when only powered by gas. When the Volt’s battery and engine are working together, the Chevy Volt has a combined fuel economy of 106 MPGe, and the Chevy Volt’s battery can power the vehicle for up to 53 miles without using a drop of gas. Finally, the Chevy Volt has a total driving distance of 420 miles, which means a fuel tank of gas and a fully-charged battery.

The Chevy Volt offers great savings in fuel economy. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the average driver spends about $700 in fuel costs per year, and in five years the average driver will save up to $4,250 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle, which is $1,000 more than the Chevy Malibu Hybrid.

Chevy Volt Fuel Economy

Gas Engine: 42 MPG combined city/highway
Battery: 53 miles of total driving range
Hybrid Mode: 106 MPGe
420 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $700
Savings in comparison to average vehicle after 5 years: $4,250
Cost to drive 25 miles: $1.01 when powered by electricity and $1.64 when powered by gasoline

Chevy Bolt EV

Consumers looking for the greenest vehicle possible will want to opt for an electric vehicle like the Chevy Bolt EV. Electric vehicles don’t have an internal combustion engine because the battery powertrain is powerful enough to power the entire vehicle. The reliance on electricity results in great fuel savings and the vehicle doesn’t produce any tailpipe emissions ever — there’s not even an exhaust. However, some consumers are hesitant about fully switching over to an EV because they can’t travel as far as PHEVs, hybrids or non-hybrids when they have a fully-charged battery, but they do have enough power to handle the average daily commute.

The Chevy Bolt EV is equipped with a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery, and it gives the Chevy Bolt EV a total driving range of 238 miles, which is one of the largest driving ranges available. The Bolt EV’s fuel economy is only measured in MPGe and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 119 MPGe.

Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver will spend about $550 in fuel costs per year and after five years, the average driver will save $5,000 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle.

Chevy Bolt EV Fuel Economy

Battery: 119 MPGe combined city/highway
238 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $550
Savings in comparison to average vehicle after 5 years: $5,000
Cost to drive 25 miles: $.92

CO2 Emissions

Buyers interested in a “green” vehicle for the sole purpose of reducing the amount of tailpipe emissions as well as their energy impact score will want to opt for an EV. EVs like the Chevy Bolt EV don’t emit any tailpipe emissions, and since they rely on electricity, which is generally provided by cleaner fuel sources than gasoline, they have a lower energy impact score.

Chevy Bolt

Tailpipe Emissions: 0
Energy Impact Score: .2 barrels (or 8.4 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the source of the petroleum is from U.S. resources.

Chevy Volt

Tailpipe Emissions: Average of 51 grams per mile — but when driven in EV mode, there are no tailpipe emissions
Energy Impact Score: 2 barrels (or 84 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the source of the petroleum is an even split between U.S. resources and imported resources.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Tailpipe Emissions: Average of 194 grams per mile
Energy Impact Score: 7.2 barrels (or 302.4 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the U.S. is the resource of 71% of the petroleum and imported resources supply about 28% of the petroleum.

Interested in any of these “green” vehicles? Come by Miami Lakes Automall and you can test drive every single model and get a feel for which vehicle would be best for your needs. You can also view all of our Chevy inventory including the Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Volt and Chevy Malibu Hybrid, online.

Top PHEV and EV Models Available at Miami Lakes Automall

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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In the last few years, the alternative fuel vehicle segment has become a lot more competitive. Automakers have finally realized that offering fuel efficient vehicles is something people want, and technology has become so advanced in the last few years that creating PHEVs and EVs really isn’t as hard as many thought it would be. One automaker that has really taken the alternative fuel segment by storm is Chevy. Chevy offers one of the best PHEV models (Chevy Volt) and one of the best EV models (Chevy Bolt EV) on the market, and both models are available at Miami Lakes Automall.

2018 Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that became available for the 2012 model year. According to Chevy, “Volt owners have driven more than 650 million EV miles, saving 34 million gallons of gas – and they drive all-electric more than 80 percent of the time.” Those are some pretty impressive numbers regarding the Volt’s popularity as well as its fuel efficiency.

The Chevy Volt is a particularly unique vehicle because it is a form of an electric vehicle, but it doesn’t feel or look like one. The Volt has a really sleek design that looks more like a luxury vehicle than an electric vehicle. Another benefit that makes the Volt attractive to many consumers is that drivers don’t have to worry about charging the vehicle on long road trips because there is a capable gas engine in addition to a battery.

The Volt is equipped with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with an 18.4 kWh 300 V lithium-ion battery. When running on just the battery alone, the Volt can travel up to 53 miles, which are 53 miles in which the car does not produce any tailpipe emissions. When the battery and engine work together, the Volt has an average fuel economy of 106 MPGe of combined city/highway driving and it has a total distance of 420 miles.

The Chevy Volt is an affordable PHEV. The Volt has a starting MSRP of $33,220 (plus destination fee) and it is available for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. Buyers also save a lot of money driving the Chevy Volt. According to fueleconomy.gov, the average driver will spend about $700 on fuel costs each year and in five years the average driver will save $3,750 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle.

2018 Chevy Bolt EV

The Chevy Bolt EV is Chevy’s first fully electric vehicle (EV) and it has done really well since its release. The Bolt EV was first made available for the 2017 model year and it’s excellent driving range (238 miles) makes it a big competitor with Tesla, which is one of the biggest names in the EV world. The Chevy Bolt EV surpasses the total driving distance of just about every EV on the market. Other EV options include the Nissan Leaf (maximum driving distance 151 miles; MSRP $29,990), BMW i3 (maximum driving distance 114 miles; MSRP $44,450,  and the Tesla Model 3 (driving distance 220 miles; MSRP $35,000).

The battery in the Bolt EV is a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery that produces 200 horsepower, which is an impressive amount of horsepower for a battery. The Chevy Bolt EV offers seating for five passengers and it has a 10.2-inch touchscreen, standard OnStar 4G LTE and standard Teen Driver. The Chevy Bolt EV has a starting MSRP of $36,620 (plus destination fee) and it qualifies for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. As an all-electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt EV offers even more savings in fuel costs. According to fueleconomy.gov, the average driver spends about $550 in fuel costs per year driving the Chevy Bolt EV, and in comparison to the average vehicle, the average driver saves $4,500 in fuel costs in five years.

Want to see which of Chevy’s fuel efficient models is best for you? Come test drive the Chevy Volt and the Chevy Bolt EV at Miami Lakes Automall.