Posts Tagged ‘Chevy crossovers’

Chevrolet Picks Up The Pace In The Electrified Race

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Automakers near and far are slowly making preparations to redevelop their platforms from gasoline-powered vehicles to those that are either fully electric or hybrids. This is especially so for pickup trucks, with this segment on course to becoming the most popular space for EV models. Some examples include Ford’s F-150 Lighting, Rivian R1T, Tesla’s Cybertruck, and more.

Another automaker throwing its hat into the electric pickup race is General Motors (GM), as they’ve already confirmed the resurgence of its Hummer moniker under the GMC brand, but as a fully electric truck. The main focus on the construction of this vehicle will be its 1,000 horsepower output and “luxury off-roading”, but for buyers who are looking for something a bit simpler and rugged, they can opt for the newly-teased Chevrolet Silverado.

Last week Wednesday, (Oct.6), Chevrolet said that it would introduce the electric version of the Silverado truck at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2022. The event, which is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the world’s prominent industry trade shows. Mary Barra, GM’s CEO is set to make the full reveal of the pickup in January, but in the meantime, here’s what you should know.

First and foremost, the Silverado will be powered by the brand’s new Ultium battery system. These packs will support the company’s next-generation electric models all across its brands, providing energy storage that range from 50 kilowatt-hours to 200 kWh. GM has said before that these batteries will provide “up to 400 miles or more on a full charge”, which mirrors the figure that the Silverado was given. This gives us reason to believe that the pickup’s battery will be the same size as the electrified Hummer.

The Silverado will be produced at GM’s Factory Zero plant by the side of the Hummer EV and the untitled GMC electric pickup.

Another point of interest is the truck’s glass roof. This optional transparent type of ceilings feeds off the recent trend of fixed glass roofs geared on vehicles such as the Tesla Model 3 and Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Hummer EV also sports a congruous “Infinity Roof”, at the same time, the Silverado’s roof will be mounted rather than removable like the Hummer’s top-frame.

In August, GM announced that the Silverado EV will involve a set of kicks going up as far as 24-inches, which is the largest pair of wheels that has ever been offered on a pickup from Factory Zero. This vehicle will also encompass available four-wheel steering, which in the same way as the electric Hummer’s system, can aid in maneuvering its way in tight spaces by lessening the turning radius and possibly even positioning the truck diagonally.

Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, made his expectations clear during a recent press call that its target customers for the battery-powered version of the Silverado will contrast from conventional pickup buyers. This would make sense as to why the company chose the CES to showcase the truck as opposed to a standalone event, but it may also indicate that what GM anticipates the truck market to evolve into as it transitions even more towards a luxury segment while keeping a considerable amount of utility. The carmaker also revealed the availability of a fleet version, which essentially is the draft horse within the lineup and usually has the groundwork as the retail model, just more centered on functionality and not so much about interior opulence.

GM still has more in store with its Silverado, some that we’ll have to wait a little longer for. However, with recent revelations relating to the company’s semi-autonomous driving functions, the pickup may be likely to become a knockout with future pickup buyers. Be on the lookout in January for the unveiling of the truck at the CES, and in the meantime…

Miami Lakes Automall has an extensive range of vehicles from Chevrolet ranging from sedans, hatchbacks, pickups, and much more! 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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General Motors Says That Their Super Cruise System Will Upgrade With Lane Changes and More

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Powering Up The Super Cruise System

General Motors (GM) prized possession, the Super Cruise system, is one of the most innovative driver-assist technologies currently on the market, and for 2022, it’s getting even more advanced and more accessible to other vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickup trucks.

One of the main upgrades of the Super Cruise system is hands-free automatic lane changing, which will give the car the ability to access when it’s safe to pass a car driving in front of you and change lanes when permissible without any action needed from the driver.

Other advancements include hands-free towing, which is helpful for those moving trailers, and improvements in navigation. 

This Super system was first brought to the automotive scene in 2017 in GM’s Cadillac CT6 sedan. It was during this introduction that we saw how the car was capable of guiding drivers to and fro over 200,000 miles of various highways across the States, all on its own. By utilizing both the GPS and on-board cameras, it compares the placement of the vehicle to its location in a lidar scan of the globe. Once the car understands its location, and it’s safe to take over operations, the Cruiser will literally take the wheel, as well as control the acceleration.

However, this doesn’t mean that the driver should then slack off, as they are required to pay attention in the same way as they were when they were piloting. In fact, the system involves technology that can sense whether or not the driver’s eyes are on the road. Should their eyes roam elsewhere, the system will start with various warnings before completely deactivating. If this is not the case, in most cases, there will be no need to take over.

The automaker says that this driver assistance feature will be found on a wealth of different vehicles such as the upcoming GMC Hummer electric pickup, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado pickups, the Cadillac Escalade and XT6 SUVs, and the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans. Additionally, buyers of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt will get to enjoy an older version of Super Cruise, which of course, will not include the lane change features. However, buyers of the 2021 Escalade models will get the new features in a future over-the-air update.

GM still needs to watch its back, as its fierce competitor, Ford, has plans to launch its own driving system, the hands-free BlueCruise, which is coming later this year in 2021 F-150 pickups, as well as the electric Mustang Mach-E car.

Another rival is the Autopilot system from Tesla. They also have a new beta version of its Full Self Driving features which even back automatic lane changes on the highway. On the flip side, the company says that the driver still has to keep his or her hands on the steering wheel to confirm their attentiveness…which completely defeats the purpose of the system.

While both Super Cruise and Autopilot aren’t necessarily newcomers on the market, they were not featured in any pickup trucks, which are the most popular vehicles in the States. In conjunction with Super Cruise and BlueCruise, these technologies will be brought to a new market of truck buyers in more ways than one.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

If you’re ready for a new experience with driving, check out all that Chevrolet has to offer at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive selection of models from the brand such as the Silverado truck and the Bolt hatchback. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and with a representative for further assistance.

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV Soars To New Heights With 335 Percent In Sales During Q2 2021

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

The Chevrolet Bolt received proved to be quite successful for 2021, as regions like North America, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Brazil saw an increase in sales during the second quarter of this year.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – North America

In North America, deliveries for the Chevrolet Bolt EV made up to 10,857 units in Q2 2021, an upsurge of around 335 percent relative to the 2,498 units sold in Q2 2020. 

During the first six months of 2021, sales for the Bolt EV improved by around 138 percent to 19,882 units.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – Canada

Canadian deliveries for the Bolt EV came out to 1,871 units in Q2 2021, advancing roughly 167 counter to 700 units sold in Q2 2020.

During the initial six months of the year, sales increased around 109 percent to 3,485 units.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – South Korea

In South Korea, Chevrolet’s EVs totaled 767 in deliveries for the second quarter of 2021, which is an advancement of about 48 percent contrary to 519 units sold in Q2 2020.

However, during the first six months of 2021, sales decreased about 27 percent to 942 units.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – Mexico

Chevrolet delivery sales in Mexico totaled 5 units in Q2 2021, which is a surge of about 150 percent as opposed to 2 units sold in Q2 2020.

In the initial six months of the year, sales for the Bolt EV improved around 7 percent 16 units.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – Brazil

In Brazil, Bolt EV deliveries came out to 64 units in Q2 2021, an advancement of around 88 percent as opposed to 34 units sold in Q2 2020.

However, as in South Korea during the first six months of 2021, there was a decrease in sales, specifically 4 percent to 79 units.

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Sales for the Chevrolet Bolt EV jumped significantly around 335 percent during the second quarter of this year, which made way for the miniature electric to improve its segment share by 3 percentage points.

Ultimately, the hatchback came in second place in the electric vehicle segment, as the Toyota Prius earned 45 percent of the rest of the share, specifically with a 175 percent increase in sales volume. Yet and still, the Chevrolet subcompact outsold the remaining segment, which involved the Hyundai Ioniq, the fresh-off-the-block Volkswagen ID.4,, the Honda Clarity, and its biggest rival, the Nissan Leaf.

It’s also worth knowing that these specific reports from the blog site, GM Authority, encompass both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, such as the case with the Honda Clarity. These big and bad automakers’ new energy vehicle segment has seen a significant expansion with over 264 percent to 54,796 units in Q2 2021, which means that the Bolt EV outperformed considerably in its segment.

What’s New With The Bolt EV For 2022?

The Chevrolet Bolt EV got a few nips and tucks during its launch in the middle of 2021, as well as this year’s models. New improvements involve new front and rear fascias, together with a series of improvements to the cabin. No changes were made to the electric drivetrain.

Additionally, the newest Bolt now has a big sister called the Bolt EUV, which has the space and body of an SUV. These fraternal twins share the automaker’s BEV2 platform, as well as the battery technology and powertrain.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

The 2022 Bolt EV and EUV have recently been making their way to dealerships across North America. When the time comes to purchase your new electric hatchback, be sure to visit Miami Lakes Chevrolet. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the company that range in a variety of different styles and prices. 

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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The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 May Get Off-Roading Features

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a mean and aggressive pickup that earns its props for its off-road capabilities. The midsize pickup’s spool valve shocks are serious executors of their job, while the underside is geared up to be able to tackle more difficult situations and increase function. The high-quality Colorado model is just what the doctor ordered on a nice off-roading day, and the optional turbodiesel engine isn’t too shabby either. Now it appears that the automaker wants to implement this work of genius on its full-size 2022 Silverado, which would move a step above the Trail Boss trim in the lineup.

It’s questionable whether this upcoming Silverado ZR2 will increase in its strength, but decrease in its speed, or perhaps get the best of both worlds. For the moment, we’ll have to wait until the automaker releases the engine specs, especially because it’s certain that it will have particular features that will be unlike many pick-ups on the market, if not all of them.

One thing that should be expected is that the shock absorbers of the Colorado’s Multimatic-acquired Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve play a key role, as they make way for highly accurate damping control, better cooling, and increased travel. In the Colorado, there is an extra spool valve that is only involved during very large suspension movements. Altogether, the dampers perform better over a vast range of conditions rather than a conventional shock, and that’s whether it’s on or off-road.

Elements that make the Colorado ZR2 stand out are the elevated lift, augmented armor, rock sliders, and re-shaped bumpers to boost angles for approach and departure. There is also a toughened fully-boxed frame, along with its standard front and rear locking differentials. It’s certain that the Silverado ZR2 will have a better lift in contrast to the Trail Boss, brawnier skid plates, and similar number treatment as its miniature family member. The extra frame support may or may not be needed. Judging from Chevrolet’s teaser video, it seems that Silverado ZR2 will keep its rear leaf spring setup, like the Colorado, opposed to employing the arrangement of the F-150 Raptor and Ram TRX.

As for the engine components of the Silverado ZR2, more than likely the regular L87 6.2-liter V-8 that produces a healthy 420 hp and 460 lb-ft will be used, and will still be a worthy competitor against the Ram Rebel’s 5.7-liter.

One should know that the Colorado ZR2 also offers a Duramax turbo diesel option, and if the automaker wants, it can also offer the Silverado ZR2 with that powertrain’s larger sibling: the highly effective Duramax I-6 turbodiesel. Though it only produces 277 horsepower it makes up for it with 460 lb-ft of torque, and also has excellent fuel economy figures.

We should know more about what Chevrolet has in store for its truck enthusiasts by this fall but in the meantime…Miami Lakes Automall is selling vehicles in various shapes and sizes from the automaker such as the Silverado and the Colorado trucks. 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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North American Auto Sales Skyrocket For SUVs and EVs

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

How Sales In The Automotive World Are Increasing

Thursday, (July 1), North American car makers reported a dramatic increase in quarterly sales on an intense demand for SUVs and signaled the growing trend reaching into 2022, as more consumers swing to private conveyance and the lineup for new electric vehicles for launch.

Social effects from the coronavirus pandemic brought on factors like low interest rates, government stimulus checks, and more fondness for personal transportation, which in turn increased the demand for cars, this is still true in the midst of rising prices following the restricted inventories from the worldwide chip shortage.

Increased vehicle prices have raised profitability for automakers, who have also heightened their investments in the production of electric vehicles.

The General Motors company said that its Chevrolet Bolt EV displayed record deliveries for the second quarter, totaling Chevrolet sales up to 31%, while its sales for its premium Buick SUVs sky-rocketed 86%.

“We expect continued high demand in the second half of this year and into 2022,” Elaine Buckberg, GM’s chief economist, said.

Last June, the top North American automaker elevated its budget for electric vehicles to $35 billion through 2025.

“EV adoption is increasing and reaching an inflection point,” GM Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson told reporters on a conference call. “We want to be ready to be able to produce the capacity that we need to meet demand over time.”

It’s also worth noting that that the company is advancing its offer by financially backing a standard installation of a home charging unit:

“To continue building customer interest in electric vehicles and demand for the all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV, Chevrolet will cover standard installation of Level 2 charging outlets through a collaboration with Qmerit for most qualified and eligible purchase and lease customers.”

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporations said that its electric vehicles made up almost a quarter of their sales volume between June of 2021, which is an increase of 13% from last year.

Toyota’s overall sales for North American increased by about 73% to 688,813 vehicles in the second quarter.

“There need to be more models beyond Tesla … next year, the (Ford) F-150 Lightning should help move the needle upward,” said Morningstar analyst David Whiston.

By the second half of 2021, A great number of electrics will make their grand introduction, this also includes Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, and Kia’s EV6 models. These debuts will aid in lifting the overall share of EVs in North America from just 2% of all currently registered vehicles.

The Ford company, which sales figures make up over 10,000 units of their Mustang Mach-E SUV in the first five months of 2021, will release the electric version of its top-selling F-150 pickup truck by next year. The automaker’s North American auto sales increased 9.6% to 475,327 units in the second quarter, due to strong demand for their SUVs and electric vehicles.

Individually, figures from analytics firm, Wards Intelligence showed that the rate of North American light-vehicle sales decreased in June to 1.3 million units from 1.6 million in May.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

With so many options on the market for SUVs and EVs, it can be hard to choose which one shows the most promise. However, one should know that the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an incredible EPA range of 259 miles. It’s also quite energetic and swift in its driving behavior but still manages to excel in handling.

When the time comes to purchase the Bolt EV hatchback, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles in a variety of different shapes and sizes. 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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The Chevrolet Company Provides Two New Police Cruisers With The 2022 Bolt and Bolt EUV

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

 

2022 Bolt and Bolt EUV Police Cruiser

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, as well as its SUV version, the Bolt EUV crossover, is offering a brand-new, factory-fixed Special Service Vehicle (SSV) package, making them a highly important feature for law enforcement offices that are trying to make the shift towards electric vehicles. Having said that, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll see these vehicles being used in high-speed chases. The parent company, General Motors (GM), tend to serve the agencies this technology for parking control and detective cars, however, Police Pursuit Vehicles (PPVs) are cop cars that are tougher and have more quickness to them.

The automaker didn’t have to make a wealth of changes to ready the Bolt and Bolt EUV for public duty. As stated by car site, GM Authority, the SSV package involves two extra electrical circuits, one that measures 20 amps and the other with 30 amps, for things regarding strobe lights and police radios. The Bolt SSV group will also encompass a surveillance mode that turns off lights from the exterior and in the interior to maximize inconspicuousness during nighttime stakeouts.

With the shift to meter-mobile, the electrics don’t lose anything in exchange for range. The Bolt SSV can travel up to 259 miles between charges, while the EUV SSV can reach 247 miles. Obviously meant for support undertakings, the non-pursuing law enforcement vehicles maximum speed of 93 miles per hour.

The SSV-equipped EVs are only attainable for orders having to do with fleet or government, somewhat geared to try and satisfy civilian oversight communities. For instance, 16-inch wheels are a standard feature, at the same time, SSV isn’t offered with the Comfort, Driver Confidence, or Convenience packages (bundling features like leather, blind-spot monitoring, heated and ventilated seats, and other amenities). Regardless, the Bolt SSV involves a power driver’s seat, complete with a four-way adjustable lumbar, so it has a bit of happiness during a rather serious event on the job.

As great as they are, the electric hatchback and SUV aren’t the pioneering vehicles that have been offered to government agencies. Ford brought in the Police Responder sedan, which is a cop-fitted Fusion hybrid until sometime this year, and swapped it with the adventurous Police Interceptor Utility hybrid. Some municipalities also make use of the electrics such as the Nissan Leaf, as it’s helpful for duties surrounding traffic control and parking. Yet and still, the Bolt and Bolt EUV just might be the first specifically geared all fully electric law enforcement vehicles.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

As for the rest of us average citizens, the 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV encompass a variety of gadgets and gizmos for us to take advantage of like the LED headlights and taillights, cruise control, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, and a configurable 8.0-inch color gauge cluster,  cruise control, and a dual-level charging cord. 

More specifically, the EUV has the brand’s Super Cruise technology, which allows for hand-free driving about 200,000 miles on North American and Canadian highways. It’s worth noting that you shouldn’t take this as an opportunity to sleep, since the system will activate visible and audible alerts to notify the driver to take control of the larger Bolt.

When the time comes to purchase your new Bolt hatchback or SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall, We carry a wide range of Chevrolet models, both gasoline-powered and electric-powered. Simply view our online new car inventory and if you find something that feeds your fancy, chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Diesel Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Show That They’re Still Hot Stuff With Recent Sales

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Excel In Diesel Sales

As with gasoline power plants, diesel motors are now being seen as being on the verge of extinction due to the ever-growing rise of electric-powered vehicles. Major automakers have been seeking to revamp their entire lineup to eventually become fully electric in the next few years, with Hyundai for example, saying that it will stop producing diesel engines altogether. 

From the environmental standpoint, this seems like a rather positive transition in the automotive industry, but one should take into account the importance of diesels, specifically in large trucks and SUVs. These types of motors typically have a high torque output and also have sensible fuel economy numbers, which still makes them great options. In 2020, General Motors (GM) presented its newborn 3.0-liter Duramax six-cylinder turbodiesel in its Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Chevrolet Suburban SUVs. As proven by their recent sales figures, this move was indeed the right one.

Both the diesel-operated Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban have recently experienced an increase in sales. Towards the end of April, the Duramax power plant collected six percent of all Tahoe sales, as well as eight percent for the Suburban. Seeing that the SUVs entered production, this is counted as the highest take rate for the Duramax engine. In other words, the interest in this vehicle is translating into actual sales, resulting in one of their best model years.

The 3.0-liter unit has a solid output of 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, combined with a reasonable amount of consumption. In the full-sized Tahoe, figures from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) diesel put out 21/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined.

By contrast, the RWD 5.3-liter V8 Tahoe will only muster EPA figures 16/20/18 mpg throughout the same cycles. There are efficiency gains that are similar for the Suburban, and having said that, the Duramax engine is a tad more expensive. On the Tahoe’s LS trim, it would cost you an extra $996 for the diesel motor. That might seem fairly reasonable if you take into account what you’ll save at gas stations (considering if you don’t really need a V8). Then, for the first time in two decades, the Escalade offers a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine, which is just as enticing to potential buyers since they don’t have to pay more for it.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

If you really want to see what the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban has to offer, check out our stash at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of Chevrolet SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and even hatchbacks.

When buying the Tahoe or Suburban, you’ll have access to a plethora of advanced features like premium cloth seating, tri-zone climate control, remote engine start, 8-way power front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a mechanical limited-slip differential, as well as entertainment features like a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 6-speaker audio system, 4G LTE and in-vehicle Wi-Fi.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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General Motors Is Bouncing Back After The Automotive Chip Shortage Disaster

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

 

Positive News For General Motors

Thursday (June 3rd), the American multinational car manufacturer, General Motors (GM) announced that they are set to increase their shipments of pickup trucks as well as other vehicles to dealerships over the next several weeks, which is a good sign that things are on the up and up regarding the shortage of computer chips.

The financial results of the automaker during the first half of the year would be, as GM said in a statement “significantly better”, than previously predicted. The company has initially said that its profits would drop to roughly $500 million in the second quarter, which is more than $3 billion in the first quarter. The carmaker said that the chip shortage was the culprit for several of its plants to slow down its production for weeks on end.

“The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid,” Phil Kienle, G.M.’s vice president for North America manufacturing and labor relations, said in the statement. “Customer demand continues to be very strong, and G.M.’s engineering, supply chain and manufacturing teams have done a remarkable job maximizing production of high-demand and capacity-constrained vehicles.”

GM also stated that it intended to increase production of its pickups, specifically the heavy-duty, at their plant in Flint, Michigan, by the following month. The automaker claims that their output would increase by around 1,000 trucks per month. Other factories will have to sacrifice their usual summer vacation closures in order to compensate for some of the lost production time earlier this year.

Additionally, the automaker is also intending to ship a collection of around 30,000 midsize pickups to dealers from their plant in Wentzville, Missouri. These are trucks that have been constructed without particular electric mechanisms and have been stowed away at the plant until missing parts finally make their arrival.

On Thursday afternoon, GM’s stock price moved up about 6 percent after it announced its new profit forecast.

GM wasn’t the only automaker that has been affected by the chip shortage, Ford Motor also made a forecast regarding their profits, saying that it expects to make half as many cars in the second quarter than they originally intended. Tesla had to increase the pricing on some of its cars, and even ceased the use of radar sensors that were part of its Autopilot driver-assistance system.

“Our biggest challenge is supply chain, especially microcontroller chips,” Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, said Wednesday on Twitter. “Never seen anything like it.”

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Now that you know where things stand with our favorite powerhouse carmaker, you feel confident in making a purchase at Miami Lakes Automall. It’s here that we carry an extensive range of models from GM’s subsidiary company, Chevrolet. There you will also find a variety of different body styles and prices. 

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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Chevrolet Reveals Chevelle-Inspired Sketch For 2-Door Sports Car

Friday, May 28th, 2021

The Chevrolet company has a long history with sports and muscles, especially with its iconic Camaro and Corvette models that have yet to hit an expiration date in their popularity. Although the automaker finds itself in a bit of a sales slump due to the events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the latest C8 Corvette, received great success. The carmaker will hopefully stay on this high with its next Z06, which is set to be revealed in a matter of months. A new idea that the company’s design team has been recently playing around with is the development of another two-door model, though this still remains just a conception.

There is supposed talk in all directions regarding the prospect and last Sunday (May 23), the American automaker revealed a sketched version of what could be.

General Motors (GM) Design revealed its image of what seems to be a modern Chevelle on Instagram. Brian Malczewski, who has projects for the GMC Hummer truck and SUV, was responsible for drafting this concept. However, surprisingly enough, this drawing has apparently been around 2014. One shouldn’t be too surprised by the complete lack of production or physical conception, as coupes have seen a decrease in popularity for automakers, and even more so for sedans.

The question is whether or not this Chevrolet sketch has some prominent design elements that we’ve seen on other production models? The answer to that is yes, with the best example being the front grille. It has a strong resemblance to that of the latest Blazer, which was released in 2019. The Chevrolet Chevelle, which seems to be the inspiration of the GM’s latest design, was produced from 1964 to 1978 and was one of the company’s best-selling models.

Around the time of the late 1960s, the Chevelle became a muscle car and had a choice of V8s. While the probability of the nameplate making a resurgence isn’t all that high, it’s not fair to write it off completely. Besides, GM is just not getting its feet wet onto what will be a long and perhaps neverending era of electric vehicles. We can only guess what future models and names will be launching in the years to come.

In the meantime, this two-door model lives as a concept sketch, and will hopefully grow to be so much more. It’s exciting to see how particular styling features, like the notable grile, may end up on a production model from a completely different segment.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Rather than waiting around for GM’s latest concept vehicle, why not opt for another fast-paced, speedy and sexy sports car from the brand? Miami Lakes Automall is selling the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8. 

It has a starting MSRP of $59,995, (plus destination fee), and also involves incredible features like leather-covered/8-way power-adjustable seats, keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone climate control, configurable 12-inch digital instrument cluster, rear parking sensors, mechanical limited-slip differential, LED headlights, and a removable body-colored roof panel.

Those who are interested in this model or any of our other Chevrolet vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2022 Chevy Bolt EUV And Bolt EV Are Arriving Ahead Of Schedule To Dealerships

Friday, May 21st, 2021

It’s official! The new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV crossover, along with the revamped 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback have entered production at General Motors Lake Orion Assembly plant, and are already ahead of schedule in making their way towards dealership lots.

This week, the automaker posted a photo of the upcoming Bolt in the midst of its last inspection on the assembly line, which prompted the caption, “The future is all-electric. The new 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV have left the factory and are shipping to a Chevrolet dealership near you.”

This revelation comes as quite a surprise, since many automakers experienced delays on rollouts and arrivals due to the microchip shortage, and issues with supply chains. In spite of this, the arrival of the two EV models are coming a month earlier than GM initially said, towards the end of May.

The latest and greatest Bolt EUV and EV made their initial introduction back in February, with the automaker saying at the time that these electrics would start production this summer. The starting price for the hatchback is at $31,995, (plus destination fee). In concert, the EUV has a starting price at $33,995, (plus destination fee). By comparison, the 2021 model year for the Bolt EV, was priced from $37,890, (plus destination fee).

Both of these models get their power from a 288-cell lithium-ion battery pack with a rating of 65 kWh, which delivers power to a front-mounted electric motor that has a maximum power output of 200 horsepower with 266 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the Bolt EUV has an EPA rating of 259 miles from a full charge, while the family-friendly EUV has an estimated range of 247 miles.

The upcoming Bolt EV and EUV are the GM’s most inexpensive electric vehicles at this time and have been viewed as an integral part of its overall objective for each driver to eventually ride in an electric vehicle.

“We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial to doing so,” GM President Mark Reuss commented during the time of the vehicles’ introduction. “Together, they enable mainstream customers to be part of our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

Although it was recently reported that the Bolt EUV, in particular, wouldn’t break the 250-mile mark, as expected, it still offers more than enough driving range to work with. On top of this, it makes up for it with extra space in the rear seating area, as well as additional comfort features. It even has an available sunroof and GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driver-assist system. 

Moreover, both the latest Bolt EV and EUV offer an updated seat design, as well as a slew of interface changes like a one-pedal driving mode. Buyers should also expect Android and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a new Level 2 mobile charging cord.

The arrival of the 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV is fast approaching, and when that time finally comes, be sure to make your purchase at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, including that of the 2021 Bolt EV.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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