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Chevrolet Silverado Retail Sales Going Strong

Monday, October 14th, 2019

“Retail sales of the Chevrolet Silverado are exceptionally strong, and when combined with record third-quarter retail sales of the GMC Sierra, we have the industry’s leading truck franchise,” said spokesman Tom Henderson. The battle of the pickups is underway, and the Chevrolet Silverado is amongst its contenders. On the list are Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and the Chevrolet Silverado. 

The Ford F-Series has been a story lead the majority of the year holding on to second place in the truck wars, but with the third quarter in the books, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has more to crow about. GM, however, is selling more trucks. That’s in part to the Sierra line, which was up solidly for the quarter.  

Although Ram sales increased during the third quarter of 2019 from 14%, which was 142,044 to 161,635, it was the Silverado who saw a significant jump. The increase was 16% (percentage-wise, it might not seem like anything), but that increase was from 133,329 in sales to 155,482. Ford’s F- Series fell 6% while Fiat Chrysler and GM saw their sales rise. 

“Whatever the outcome in any one month or quarter, based on what incentives and promotions are offered, the long-run trend is for Ram to permanently surpass Chevrolet into second place,” said auto adviser and market analyst Jon Gabrielsen.

GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have released quarterly sales results. Something other car companies such as Acura, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi do as well. In the wake of the UAW strike against GM, the impact on the company is expected to halt the pickup truck sells.    

But not to worry, GM is not giving up. Michelle Krebs, the executive analyst for Autotrader, believes that the fewer trucks being sold will affect the profits at GM in both the third and fourth quarters. Krebs believes it “since pickup trucks account for the bulk of income,” but she confidently acknowledged that “third-quarter sales results saw the limited impact from the strike because of the timing,” according to usatoday.com.   

Chevrolet Silverado 2019 Stats:

The 2019 Silverado has the advantage of having a more voluminous bed in short, standard and long-box configurations. If frequently hauling is on your to-do list then you might need the extra room. The 2019 model has an ample amount of legroom for backseat passengers in its 4-door crew cab configurations.

The 2019 Silverado has a technology system that allows for safer and easier trailering. The advanced trailering package comes with a trailering app which also includes theft alert and trailer tire-pressure monitoring, hitch guidance with hitch view, making it easy to line up your hitch with your trailer without having extra help around. There is also hitch-area lighting, a trailer light test, and an auto-electric parking brake assist. 

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Towing Comparison: 2018 Chevrolet vs 2018 Ford

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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What does it mean for owners when they learn their truck is the most powerful in class in terms of towing and payload? One way to know is to see in action just what that looks like.

Do drivers of trucks truly notice the power and performance? Chevy thought testing out their truck against one of their biggest competitors, Ford, would show off the difference, but we’ll take a closer look to see how much of a difference there is between Chevy and the competition.

Drag Race Comparison

The Ford F-350 Super Duty couldn’t quite hang with the Chevy Silverado 3500HD in a straight line quarter mile drag race. While the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD was able to prove how much faster it can move while towing the same amount of weight, winning in a drag race, there’s additional features that show how much better Chevrolet trucks can be over their competition. (Although, it’s never a bad thing to win a race against your competition.)

New Features for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

When you have a powerful vehicle like the new 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD, you know you can tow just about anything, but the truck’s premium features aren’t just about what you can move outside of the vehicle. You’ll be moved with what you find inside the vehicle, from a spacious cabin that has the updated MyLink system with available 8-inch touchscreen and a 6-speaker Bose audio system. The truck also has rear backup cameras to allow for easier loading on the truck bed with front and rear park assist.

Closer Look At The Various Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Trims

From the Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Double Cab, to regular or long beds, there are numerous ways to craft your specific 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD. Even options like gasoline or diesel engines and two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive are available options for an owner to decide on.

The Chevrolet 3500 HD trim levels range from the base-level Work Truck to mid-level LT and the further upscale LTZ to the premium trim, the luxurious High Country. The MyLink with 7-inch touchscreen comes standard for every Silverado 3500HD as well as Bluetooth, Apple Carplay, Android Auto and rear backup camera. The Silverado 3500HD LT offers upgrades ranging from an 8-inch MyLink touchscreen and power mirrors and power windows, which don’t come standard on the Silverado 3500HD Work Truck trim.

The Silverado 3500HD LTZ is available as a Double Cab or Crew Cab with standard leather seating, heated front seats and fog lights with a 110-volt outlet. Power-sliding rear window with defroster is also included.

The upgraded Silverado 3500HD High Country trim has full-leather front bucket seats with a navigation system and it is only available with a Crew Cab. Additionally, the Silverado 3500HD has a different interior design and center console than the rest of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD line-up.

What To Expect

As the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD showcases tremendous towing power, there’s no mistaking how important a vehicle’s towing capacity and ability to move quickly comes into play. Whether driving up a mountain or pushing 13,000 pounds of cargo across the country, having a reliable heavy duty truck that’s capable of making the journey safely is the goal for all drivers and that’s exactly what you’ll be able to expect with the Silverado 3500 HD.

If you want to see what it feels like to have a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in your hands, experience the power and performance with a test-drive with us at Miami Lakes Automall. If your dream is to own a Chevy, we’d love to make it happen. Stop by today and we’ll be ready. Miami Lakes Auto Mall is open seven days a week and we are located at 16600 NW 57th Ave. Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

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Chevy Bolt EV is King of EVs

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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When compared to the competition, the Chevy Bolt EV is the best and most affordable electric vehicle (EV) on the market. When compared to other comparably-priced competitors like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus EV, the Bolt EV beats out the competition in battery range, power and MPGe.

Driving Range

When it comes to an EV, the total driving range on a fully-charged battery is a top priority for drivers. The Chevy Bolt out runs the Ford Focus EV and Nissan Leaf. The battery in the Chevy Bolt is a 60 kWh 350 V lithium-ion battery that has a driving range of more than 238 miles. The Nissan Leaf has a  30 kWh 360 V lithium-ion has a 107-mile driving range and the Ford Focus EV’s 33.5 kWh lithium-ion has a 100-mile driving range. Not only does the Chevy Bolt EV win, but it does so by a lot.

Horsepower

Just because you want a fuel efficient car doesn’t mean you want to sacrifice horsepower and Chevy understands that. The Chevy Bolt EV may run on battery power, but it produces an impressive 200 horsepower, which is more than some gas-powered vehicles. The Nissan Leaf only produces 107 horsepower and the Ford Focus EV produces 143 horsepower, so again, the Chevy Bolt EV smokes the competition.   (more…)

Chevy, Ford and Dodge – Rivals for Life

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Chevy, Ford and Dodge - Rivals for Life

Chevy, Ford and Dodge - Rivals for Life

When you think of American autos, Dodge, Chevy and Ford are three brands that come to mind. They are pioneers in the auto industry and they have all closely competed through generations of American history and they are all still competing today.

Whether looking for a stylish muscle car, or an over-the-top fast car, or a sturdy pickup truck or even a car that has its place in history — each of those brands has something to offer consumers.

Brand Beginnings

The beginning of all three brands goes back to the early 1900s. The Ford Motor Company was the first brand as it was founded in 1903 by the very famous Henry Ford. Eight years later, Louis Chevrolet and William Durant started Chevrolet in 1911 and three years later in 1914 the Dodge brothers, Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge, founded the “Dodge Brothers” brand. (more…)