Posts Tagged ‘Chevy crossovers’

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Reconceives What A Pickup Could Be

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Last week, Wednesday (January 5th), the Chevrolet company introduced their fully electric 2024 Silverado pickup truck, leaving many fans astounded with just how many changes this new model received from the inside-out. New offerings of this vehicle include:

  • An estimated range of 400-miles on a full charge for the Work Truck (WT) and RST.
  • Up to 664 horsepower with over 780 lb-ft of torque from the optional Wide Open Watts Mode on RST, allowing an estimated 0-60 mph time of fewer than 4.5 seconds.
  • Standard DC fast charging (reaching 350kW) on Work Truck and RST.
  • A max of 10.2kW of offboarding power on Work Truck and RST with optional gear.
  • Fit to 10,000 lbs of maximum trailering with up to 1,300 pounds of payload on RST.
  • Parent company, General Motors (GM) advanced Ultium EV Platform, the Silverado EV offers an incredible progressive combination of aptitude, performance and versatility, as well as advanced technologies that can develop the vehicle over time.

“Chevrolet has constantly revolutionized the Silverado franchise to make it the powerhouse it is today,” said Steve Hill, vice president of Chevrolet. “The Ultium Platform is a critical enabler of next-level pickup truck performance for both fleet and retail customers, whether they are currently driving a Silverado or are considering a pickup for the first time.”

Interested buyers should expect during the launch that the newest Silverado will be available in two configurations, such as the RST First Edition and a fleet-centered WT model. Each will have an extensive bundle of standard and optional safety features.

Charging Capabilities

The RST and WT have public DC fast charging capabilities maxing at 350kW allowing about 100 miles of range to be tacked on in 10 minutes, according to GM estimates. Additionally, after combining the optional accessory power bar, the 2024 Silverado’s PowerBase charging system has up to 10 outlets, proving a total of 10.2kW of fully electric power.

Performance and Efficiency

Clearly, the Silverado EV RST and WT models were designed which much thought and with an acute attention to detail, specifically when it comes to the overall functionality.

“We had no constraints when it came to designing the Silverado EV with dramatic style and flexible utility because we didn’t need to work around a traditional propulsion system,” said Phil Zak, executive director of Chevrolet Design. “The Ultium Platform allowed us to redefine what it means to offer expansive new storage and utility possibilities.”

The construction of the exterior from its proportions to its surfacing fully embodies the Silverado’s knack for providing power and overall athleticism. On the front end, the truck has been shaped to masterfully direct air down the side of the body, considerably reducing drag and turbulence. For this reason, this WT is estimated to have one of the lowerest drag coefficients of any available production model, specifically in the full-size pickup category. This helps in enabling the impressive range.

In terms of space, Chevrolet has implemented an eTrunk, which is a lockable compartment located in front of the vehicle, that provides enough space for a multitude of personal items, big or small.

Owing to the Multi-Flex Midgate on the RST, the 5-ft and 11-inch bed of storage capacity is maximized. This is because the Multi-Flex provides a little over 9 feet of storage between the cab and the tailgate when the Midgate is open.

There are also four configurations available from the 40/60 second-row seat, which enables owners to haul equipment while still making room for a passenger in the back row. In addition to the RST’s optional Multi-Flex Tailgate, this model allows up to 10 ft and 10 inches of load floor and storage capability. Additionally, there is an available tonneau cover that allows large items to be loaded into a storage compartment that is fully lockable and weatherproof.

When To Expect Chevy’s New Pickup

The 2024 Silverado EV is expected to debut by the spring of 2023 for the WT model, while the RST is expected to arrive in the fall of that year. When that time comes, be sure to make your purchase at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet brand 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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Chevy Against Chevy! The 2022 Silverado vs. The 2022 Colorado

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

The Chevrolet company is known for its ability to produce affordable and stylish vehicles, especially when regarding its SUVs and trucks. Two of its most popular models are the Silverado and the Colorado pickups. The foremost is the largest of the two, serving as a full-sized pickup as opposed to the Colorado’s mid-size frame.

There are also many advantages that these two Chevy trucks have over the other, especially for the 2022 model year. Let’s explore a bit more about what makes them similar and what makes them different.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado

The 2022  Chevrolet Silverado is new and improved, bringing along with it a refreshed exterior and interior style. The pickup can be personalized with regular, double, and crew cab layouts. There are also options for cargo boxes, specifically: short, standard, and long beds. Choices for powertrains also range from an entry-level 2.7-liter 4-cylinder with an 8-speed automatic transmission, a 5.3-liter V8, a 6.2-liter V8, and the 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel 6-cylinder engine, which all come with a 10-speed automatic.

The diesel engine shows that it’s one bad mother with its towing capabilities, as its injection of power makes it possible to tug up to 13,000 lbs. On top of this, the powertrain can be had with either rear- or four-wheel-drive.

If you’re looking for a little more adventure, shoppers can opt for the new off-roading ZR2 trim. Upgrades on this model encompass shocks from Multimatic, front and rear locking differentials, and augmented bumpers and skid plates. This ZR2 version also uses 33-inch all-terrain tires.

Another thing that distinguishes the Silverado apart from its siblings is the availability of parent company’s, General Motors’ (GM) Super Cruise system, a semi-autonomous driving system, which specifically has been tuned to work while towing on the Silverado. It is worth noting, however, that this feature will on be available on the top-ranking High Country model.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado

The mid-size 2022 Colorado may be a bit smaller but only expands in terms of its features. Starting with its excellent list of powertrains, two cab configurations, and cargo boxes. This truck also has the best towing in its class, with 7,700 lbs, which is achieved when it’s matched with the 2.8-liter Duramax Diesel engine. Rounding off the gasoline offerings are the 2.0-liter inline-4 and a 3.6-liter V6, which also have two- and four-wheel drive systems.

The Colorado also has an off-roading pickup of its own, the Z71. This model comes with an automatic locking rear differential, an off-road suspension, hill descent control, and all-terrain tires. The new Trailboss Package is also an option for 4WD versions of the LT and Z71 models. Skidplates, an off-road appearance package, along with a front 10-inch leveling kit come with the kit, of which there is currently a shortage of.

The ZR2 can tackle rough and tough terrain with its locking front differential, high-performance Multimatic shocks, four-wheel drive, off-road front fascia, and a taller and wider stance for elevated off-road capabilities. Interested buyers can also opt for ZR2’s Bison Edition, which was made through the partnership with American Expedition Vehicles. This optional package even furthers the off-road capabilities. 

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 Colorado are both highly competent and adept in their own right, with the former being skilled in providing engine choices, three cab possibilities and three box lengths, towing and payload, while the latter is masterful with providing a highly comfortable ride, a wide choice of engines, great fuel economy and a lower price ($25,000* vs. Silverado’s $32,000*).

The winner is truly up to you and your particular preference in size and the features that you value the most. Regardless of what you choose, when the time comes to make your purchase on your favorite Chevy vehicle, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the brand, including the Silverado and Colorado.

Once you find something that feels right for you via our online new car inventory on our website, simply chat with a representative for further assistance.

*plus destination fee

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Review

Monday, December 13th, 2021

New Features

The larger sibling of the Chevrolet Bolt hatchback is finally on the market in the form of a suave and sexy subcompact SUV. This new model obviously provides much more interior space, as well as a style that is more adventurous. Let’s explore all that there is to know about the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

Engine and Performance

The EUV crossover only has one powertrain option and that’s an 150-kilowatt permanent magnet electric motor, which gets its juice from a liquid-cooled 65-kWh lithium-ion battery fixed low in the chassis.

It takes 7 hours for this Chevy SUV to fully “refuel” from a  240-volt Level 2 charger, and even longer with the brand’s 120-volt charger used at home. According to the automaker, you can get 4 miles of range within an hour of using the home charger, while 

You might prefer to get the available 240-volt DC Fast Charger, which will provide 100 miles of range in about 30 minutes. This will be especially useful during long trips.

Exterior

Aesthetically, the 2022 Bolt EUV mirrors the hatchback EV, but looks are deceiving, as these vehicles don’t share the same mechanical features.

In the front, the raised fascia and reshaped grille of the EUV exude the characteristics of an electric vehicle, while the inclined character lines on the body sides create some charm, giving the impression of motion, even while it’s in park. While this Bolt SUV is a compact, it still looks strong and muscular, particularly due to the short front and rear overhangs, as well as the wheels tuned out wide to the corners.

The front and rear lighting also uses LEDs, while the thin high-fixed headlight strips couple as sequential turn signals. Standard roof rails are augmented by the quasi-SUV feel of the latest Bolt.

Interior

As with the mini Bolt, the larger sibling is plentiful with front headroom and even more so with its backseat, as it has 3 more inches of legroom. Cargo room amounts to 16.3 cubic feet and 56.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Other improvements for the redesigned Bolt include more comfort, improved seat, and more infotainment options. In regards to the dashboard, there is a revamped 8.0-inch color gauge cluster and a 10.2-inch touchscreen with a more comprehensive interface. On top of this, there is a flat-bottom steering wheel and a new electronic gear shifter with toggles and buttons.

Standards and Options

Standard in-car features include LED front and rear lighting, cruise control, and a dual-level charging cord that hosts charging at home. The automaker backs the standard installation costs of a Level 2 charger compatible at buyers homes.

There is also an impressive suite of safety technologies encompassing automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.

For a little extra doe, buyers can enjoy more conveniences such as a panoramic sunroof, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Super Cruise, which can be found on the EUV Premiere. Additional options include rear cross-traffic alert and a 360-degree surround-view camera, plus wireless smartphone charging and a 4G WiFi hotspot. You can also order apps like Alexa and Spotify.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

The Chevrolet Bolt EUV has a starting price of $33,000 (plus destination fee). When the time comes to purchase this SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a wide range of vehicles from the automaker ranging in different trims 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 Blazer: What’s Staying and What’s Going

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

The 2022 Chevrolet Blazer is marketed as the fourth model year of the revamped mid-size SUV, and brings along several updates and changes.

Model Line

Concerning the model line, the Blazer has seen a reconfiguration with its trim levels, thanks to the elimination of the entry-level L trim and the second-level 1LT model from the lineup. With this in mind, here are the current trims left for our choosing.

  • LT (2LT, 3LT)
  • RS (1RS)
  • Premier (0HD)

Exterior

Looking outward, the upcoming Blazer also retires two exterior color options, together with the addition of two new shades.

New Exterior Colors:

  • Nitro Yellow Metallic
  • Blue Glow Metallic

Deleted Exterior Colors:

  • Bright Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Metallic

What’s more, the addition of the available black two-toned roof is available for certain colors on the LT and RS trims. There’s also a change to the accessibility with some of these colors, such as with Cayenne Orange Metallic, now only available on LT’s. 

On top of this, two wheel sets have been removed in favor of three new wheel options.

New Wheels:

  • 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels (QH4)
  • 20-inch Medium Android machined-face aluminum wheels (SUU)
  • 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels (S1S) (LPO-level item)

Deleted Wheels:

  • 20-inch Medium Android machined face aluminum wheels (Q9Z)
  • Standard on Premier models
  • 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels (S2D)
  • LPO-level item available on LT and Premier models

Every Blazer now has available black lug nuts, along with optional ones (not including the RS trim). These optional lug nuts and wheel lock kits are dealer-installed (LPO-level items). RPO codes for the black front and rear bowties are also receiving a change, as the B94 is standing in place of the SFZ.

The Premier trim is also getting a slew of changes, including alterations regarding the treatment of the front and rear lower fascias, wheel moldings, rockers, and wheels.

Interior

Inward, the 2022 Blazer eliminates the floor rail system for the cargo area. This crossover also does away with the LPO-level dealer-installed options mentioned below:

  • Cargo flex divider
  • Premium carpeted floor mats
  • Embroidered front row headrests
  • Rear seat infotainment system without DVD player
  • Rear seat infotainment system with DVD player
  • Keyless entry keypad

At the same time, the six-speaker audio system is now standard on Premier trim, with the Bose premium 8-speaker audio system also a standard feature.

Likewise, the manual tilt and telescoping steering column has also become a standard on Premier models, with a power tilt and telescoping system featured on the 2021 model year.

Mechanical

A few changes have also been made to the Chevy Blazer’s new lineup, beginning with the elimination of the 2.5L LCV 14 motor which acted as the base engine in lesser models, which are also being eliminated (as previously discussed). As a result, the 2.0L LSY Turbo I4 engine will become standard on 2Lt’s and the 3.6L LGX V6 will no longer be featured on this trim.

During which, the trailering equipment package, which comes with Hitch Guidance, has  become a standard feature on AWDs and still remains as an optional tool on FWD models. Remarkably, the ROP code centered on trailering equipment for FWD Blazer’s (VR2) has been dropped. Even though the trailer equipment is available with both engines, it only comes with heavy-duty cooling for models geared with the V6 LGX engine.

There are other minor changes in the content of this package included in each trim level:

  • For 3LT trims: also includes Hitch View when Sound & Technology Package is ordered
  • For RS trims: also includes Hitch View and heavy-duty cooling
  • For Premier trims: also includes Hitch View

Packages

Some packages are getting revamps of their own, such as the Enhanced Convenience becoming available on Premier’s, which is quite a shift considering it just became standard on this trim for the 2021 model year. 

Moreover, the Cargo Essentials Package and Interior Luxury Package have been deleted.

Cargo Essentials Package:

Was available on RS and Premier models and included:

  • Cargo tie-downs (LPO-level item)
  • Horizontal cargo net (LPO-level item)
  • For use with floor rail system

Interior Luxury Package:

Was an LPO-level item and included:

  • Illuminated front door sill plates
  • Premium carpeted floor mats for first and second rows

For LT models:

Not available with:

  • Floor Liner Package
  • Interior Protection Package
  • Dark Galvanized/Light Galvanized interiors
  • Replaces standard floor mats
  • For RS and Premier models:
  • Not available with:
  • Floor Liner Package
  • Interior Protection Package
  • Replaces standard floor mats

2022 Chevy Blazer Availability

On August 9th, production of the 2022 Chevy Blazer was set to begin at General Motors Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. Unfortunately, production was brought to a halt on August 23rd, which marked the end of the production of the 2021 model year. We’ve recently learned that the car manufacturer resumed production of the Blazer, along with its Traverse and Buick Enclave, which had been halted again until September 27th. 

Unsurprisingly, the ongoing global microchip shortage has resulted in several delays among various automakers, including the Chevrolet company. With this in mind, we expect the 2022 Blazer to reach dealer lots sometime before the end of this year.

Furthermore, it’s expected that the current-gen Blazer will remain in production throughout the 2025 model year, at the very least. After this, it will likely be replaced by its new electric counterpart, as well as many other vehicles in Chevrolet’s lineup.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

When the time comes to purchase your 2022 Chevrolet Blazer SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall, we carry a wide range of vehicles from the brand in various 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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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.

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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.

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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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