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A few weeks ago in Elgin, Texas, it was a seemingly average day for 16-year old, Riley Leon. The teen was driving home from a job interview that particular day, on Highway 290, when found himself caught in a severe storm… which resulted in him getting caught in an EF-2 tornado.
As many individuals saw on a viral video, the tornado blew into Leon’s truck and spun it around several times before miraculously flipping back onto the truck’s wheels, allowing Leon to finally escape from the twister and only leaving with a cut on his elbow.
“Grateful I’m here. Grateful God gave me another chance,” Leon told FOX 7.
Unsurprisingly, as a result of this incident, the entire driver’s side of the teen’s red Chevrolet truck was dented.
“So it was family. That truck helped me and my dad get to where we are now. To see that it’s gone, it brings a lot of tears to me,” said Leon. The pickup was indeed precious to Leon, as it had been in Leon’s family before his sister was even born.
In a rather exciting turn of events, Leon was not only offered the job he was interviewed for, but he was also awarded a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado pickup!
Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, an affiliated dealer in Texas, teamed up with Chevrolet and the Chevy Cares, a charity foundation, to give Leon a new car. Randall Shapiro, president of the dealership, told Fox News Autos said he started calling around to track him down to offer him the truck as soon as he saw what happened to Leon.
Chevrolet also released in a statement:
“Chevrolet, together with Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet of Fort Worth, TX, are donating a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT All Star Edition in Cherry Red to Riley Leon and his family after he survived a powerful tornado while driving in his Silverado. We are thankful Riley is safe, commend his driving skills during a frightening situation, and our hearts are with other families in Texas that have been affected by these storms. To help aid the recovery efforts in Texas, Chevy Cares is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Due to the quick action of the team at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, the new truck will be presented to Riley and his family on Saturday, March 26, at the dealership.”
The new pickup that was presented to Leon is a Cherry Red Silverado 1500 All-Star Edition, which has a starting price of $50,000, (plus destination fee). As previously stated, this is the same amount that Chevy Cares pledged to donate to the American Red Cross organization, to help those affected by the severe storm.
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For some the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado isn’t just any ol’ pickup, it’s a one-of-a-kind truck that fuses all of your needs in one, with its aggressive styling, Multimatic DSSV dampers, upgraded technology, and otherworldly deluxe interior.
Miami Lakes Automall is selling this hot commodity at its dealership in various different trims and configurations. Those who are interested in purchasing this vehicle can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.
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100,000 Reserved The Electric Silverado
The Chevrolet company recently unveiled its first-ever electric pickup truck, and it’s safe to say that its reception was well received, with at least 110,000 people already signing up to make a purchase.
As many automakers are fighting the good fight in the transition of becoming an electric brand, we imagine that it must be gratifying for any automotive company to receive interest in their new hybrid or fully-electric models.
It is worth mentioning, however, that while Chevy’s numbers show some enticement for the truck, they still have some ways to go before completely replacing the love that Americans have for their gas-powered vehicles. In 2021, the car company sold close to 520,000 non-electric Silverados, reaching right behind the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.
Another important detail is that a reservation is just that…a reservation. An interested buyer could reserve their right to the truck by paying a fee of $100, and if they change their mind, the payment is refundable. Various details regarding the new Silverado are being kept hush-hush, it’s possible that some may not follow through with their reservation.
More Info On The Silverado EV
The latest Silverado is scheduled to arrive in the spring of next year as a 2024 model. It will also include two trim levels.
The basic work truck (WT) model will have a starting price of $39,000, (plus destination fee). It has a capable output of 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque. The company estimates that it will carry a range close to 400 miles between charges. Towing capacity is also 8,000 lbs, while the payload is at 1,200 lbs.
The second option and last option will be a fully loaded RST model. This sticker price reaches all the way up to $105,000, (plus destination fee), but it includes a boatload of conveniences that make it all worth it. It also increases its speed and strength, with 644 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque. It can also tow up to 10,000 lbs and has a payload of 1,300.
The automaker maker says that more trim levels will be revealed before the arrival date, including an adventurous Trail Boss version, with a price currently unknown.
More Electric Pickups Coming Our Way
The fun doesn’t stop there in the automotive world and their electric pickups, as there are more vehicles in store for us! The Silverado EV will sit on General Motors’ (GM) new Ultium electric vehicle architecture. This unit will contain all of the necessary components and batteries and can be set up to build vehicles of many shapes and sizes.
GM has already made strides in the pickup segment with its Hummer EV. This truck follows the R1T from the startup company, Rivian. When we see the Silverado, those who will have been accompanied by Ford’s F-150 Lightning EV, which has already received an impressive amount of reservations.
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Whether you opt for a gasoline-powered Chevy or an electric one, Miami Lakes Automall has you covered. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand in various shapes and sizes.
Those 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 announced that they will not accept reservations or pre-orders for their upcoming Silverado ZR2 truck. According to an interview with GM Authority editor Alex Luft, Director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing, Kelly MacDonald, the 2022 off-reading vehicle will launch through the traditional dealer allocation and launch processes.
This particular approach is different from GM’s other launch strategies for various other specialty vehicles, like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup, 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, and 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and 2022 CT5-V Blackwing. This restriction on pre-orders for the newest Silverado variant means that buyers will be able to order and essentially purchase the truck from their dealer as they would a regular Silverado, especially since the dealer has the appropriate allocation that enables its order to be accepted by the factory.
On September 9th, Chevrolet introduced the 2022 Silverado ZR2 as the new flagship adventurous model in the lineup of their light-duty pickups, marking it as the first that the ZR2 badge was featured on the Silverado. As with the mid-sized Colorado ZR2, the off-roading Silverado consists of progressive Multimatic DSSV dampers with three separate spool valves and three fluid flow chambers for better damping control. These springs work alongside the dampers to provide maximum front and rear suspension travel. At the same time, front and rear e-lockers further improve the vehicle’s loose surface traction and rock crawling capabilities.
There is perhaps one particular element of the ZR2 that stands out among other Silverado’s, and that is its special front fascia, which involves a high-approach steel front bumper with changeable end caps that provide a bit more intensity to the exterior design, while simultaneously making way an augmented 31.8-degree approach angle. Additional off-road-centered gear consists of a set of distinctive 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires, as well as surplus underbody skid plates. At last, the dual exhaust system has been reformed, involving tucked-down exhaust tips that stop ahead of the rear bumper, lessening the chance that it will get dented or smashed when going off-road or performing rock crawling activities.
Supplementary exterior add-ons for the Silverado variant include several ZR2 badges on the outer body, a new black hood insert, a special grille coupled with lighting, and a flow-tie emblem with a red inlay.
GM’s sole engine option will be their naturally-aspirated 6.2L L87 V8 engine, which has an output of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque paired to the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission and 4WD. Another standard is the new Terrain Mode setting, which gives way for one-pedal driving, ensuring precise control for rock crawling. Max payload gets a rating of 1,440 lbs, while the maximum conventional trailer weight gets a rating of 8,900 lbs.
The upcoming ZR2 will be available solely in the 4-door Crew Cab, Short Bed body style. It will also encompass the remodeled 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 interior, along with the standard 13.4-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and 12.3-inch-diagonal customizable digital instrument cluster.
While at the 2021 SEMA show, Dom Lester, General Motors chief engineer for Performance Variants and Motorsports, discussed with GM Authority’s Alex Luft that the ZR2 was constructed using knowledge obtained from racing a ZR2 prototype (near-production) in the Best in the Desert racing series with the Hall Racing team, and from testing samples in the famous Moab desert in Utah.
“Chevrolet has been competing on some of the most grueling, toughest off-road courses with a prototype Silverado ZR2 in the Best in the Desert race series,” said Lester. “We applied what we learned in racing and Moab testing to the new ZR2 to offer a supremely capable and confidence-inspiring package, but one that doesn’t beat you up on the highway with its ride quality. It’s equally capable and comfortable.”
GM Authority reported last week the newest 2022 Silverado’s timeframe for its launch. This animated truck will enter production in February of the 2022 calendar year for the Regular and Crew Cab, while the Double Cab will enter production in March.
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When the time comes to purchase the outdoor Silverado ZR2, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the brand, ranging in various shapes 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 Silverado Get’s A New 13.4-inch Interior Screen
The 2022 Chevy Silverado pickup truck has been refashioned in more ways than one. The new kid in town brings a slew of changes and advancements over its 2021 predecessor and the 2022 Silverado Limited trim. The highlighting feature among these improvements is an interior design that has been reworked from top to bottom and involves a new 13.4-inch infotainment screen.
This standard new and larger infotainment technology is geared on 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 models, like the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ, and High Country. The 13.4-inch gadget is set to come our way and act as a replacement for the 8-inch screen previously featured on the 2019’s to the interim period of 2022’s Limited models. The new and exciting interior setup also involves wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, together with built-in tech features from Google, like Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play.
As you can see from the picture below, the larger front-row screen expands horizontally across the dashboard and is split in half, with the left side of the display dominated by virtual user interface buttons, and the right encompassing features regarding the directions and map. Additionally, there is a physical Home button that sits at the left of the volume knob, along with a set of USB ports (also involving one USB-C port) in the center of the stack located to the right of the climate controls.
On its own, the screen is fixed with a “floating” design that carries it out of the center stack, while also implementing an air vent by the left side of the driver’s seat, as well as a storage bin above and in the back of the screen.
For the time being, there hasn’t been anything announced for other models, like the WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss. One should know that these trims have been previously geared as a standard with a 7-inch screen for the 2022-interim Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited.
Surplus updates that you’ll find noteworthy for this upcoming 2022 revamped model year include a new 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster, which is geared as standard on all restyled 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 models furnished with the tuned up interior design. Furthermore, buyers will have access to General Motor’s semi-autonomous Super Cruise driver-assist system, found on the High Country trim level. This particular model will come with assisted trailering capabilities and the luxury that you’ll already come to know and love.
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The new and improved 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck is set to open in December. Production for this vehicle is scheduled to embark in the first quarter of next year, and it’s expected that the company will give us more scoop within a few weeks.
When the time comes to purchase your adventurous car, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles in various shapes and sizes, as well as prices. Those who are interested in any of these vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.
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What Does It Mean To Have A Fully Loaded 2021 Silverado?
The Chevrolet company is bringing truckin’ back, with the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. This incredibly multifaceted truck can be personalized in more ways than one, allowing for a unique experience for any and every buyer.
Next spring, the refashioned 2022 Silverado is coming our way with the new and sensational ZR2 expected to spar with the Ford Raptor and Ram TRX off-readers. Meanwhile, Chevy’s top-tier Silverado continues to be the High Country trim.
This six-seater offers plenty of space, hauling and engine power, along with a truckload of cargo capabilities. Shoppers have multiple powertrain options to choose from, like the peppy 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-4 up to a 6.2-liter V8. These engine options come with either a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) system with towing capabilities ranging from 9,600 to 13,300 lbs.
The lodge area is incredibly decked out from top to bottom, especially with different ways you can customize it. The base RWD Crew Cab Work Truck with Short Box has a starting price of $36,910, (plus destination fee). It includes your standard 2.7-liter turbo inline-4 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, as well as 12-volt front and rear auxiliary power outlets. Other nifties involve Bluetooth, a 6-speaker audio system, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot-spot (w/ subscription). For more premium items, keep reading.
The Package Deal On The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
The top-ranking 2021 Silverado 1500 High Country 4WD is certainly the mother of all trucks when it comes to the amount of features that it can give. With a starting price of $62,190, (plus destination fee), this truck encompasses a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management technology, an electronically-controlled 10-speed automatic transmission, Tow/Haul mode (for improved control and cooling), and automatic engine braking (for controlled speed while driving downhill and a decrease in brake wear).
Optional features can increase this price to over $72,000, (plus destination fee), and these include:
- White Frost Tricoat paint: $995
- Multi-Flex Tailgate: $260 Advanced tailgate that transforms to meet a variety of different needs.
- High Country Deluxe Package: $4,300
- Technology Package: $1,870
- Engine block heater: $100
- 22-inch 5-spoke Dark Silver Aluminum wheels w/ chrome inserts: $2,995
- Adaptive Ride Control: $900
- Rear under-seat storage: $275
- Power retractable assist steps: $995
6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine
The Chevy Silverado Crew Cab is one of the few vehicles that shares the same engine as the famous. Corvette Stingray C8. However, the pickup’s engine is unique in the sense that while the sports car has the Active Fuel Management system, which turns off specific cylinders, the Silverado has the Dynamic Fuel Management technology, which will only turn off the cylinder when it isn’t needed. When geared with the 6.2-liver V8, the High Country has the towing capability to get up to 9,200 lbs.
High Country Deluxe Package
This Deluxe feature is certainly a package deal with goodies like a forward collision alert, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, adaptive cruise control, Safety Alert Seat, power sunroof, 22-inch all-season tires, and all-weather floor liners.
Technology and Driver Alert II packages
The Technology package is filled with electronics made to enhance the driving experience overall, with gadgets like the HD Surround Vision system with a Rearview Camera Mirror, a multi-colored 15-inch head-up display (HUD), and a bed-view camera. Additional features are found in the Safety Package II, which involves forward collision alert, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, following distance indicator, adaptive cruise control, safety alert seat, and Intellibeam automatic headlights.
Tow and Cargo
In order to max out the Silverado’s towing capabilities, you’ll want to opt for the brand’s available Max Trailering Package. It includes Advanced Trailering Package, automatic locking rear differential, handling/trailering suspension package, trailer brake controller, and even more!
Finally, the automaker shows its incredibly progressive Multi-Flex Tailgate by offering 6-way adaptability with steps, bed extensions, cargo steps, and others. The main tailgate is lowered from a button in the cab or on the key fob. The main tailgate comes with a load stop, which prevents cargo from sliding out. The easy action function also makes way for owners to reach closer in the bed. A full-width steed may be opened, as well as an inner gate load stop. Moreover, there’s an inner gate that has a standing-height work surface.
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Now that you know all that’s in store for you on the 2021 Chevy Silverado, what are you waiting for? The time in NOW is to purchase your spanking new pickup and make as many customizations as you deem fit. Simply view our online new car inventory until you find something that suits your interest, then, chat with one of our representatives for further assistance.
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GM’s CEO Comments On The Upcoming EV Silverado
General Motors recently conducted a Q1 financial report with investors, during which a Deutsche Bank analyst had specific questions regarding the brand’s Silverado EV. This prompted CEO Mary Barra to briefly give some insights about its highly anticipated truck.
“And again, we have incredible know-how in this company and how to do full-sized trucks and we’re taking that into an EV-propelled vehicle, and that I think is going to give us a winning formula. I’m excited to share that vehicle with everyone because it’s just stunning,” Barra commented.
Barra also added that GM expects to have a strong demand for its upcoming electric Silverado. She thinks that the Utilium platform could aid the company in obtaining leadership in the market.
Last month, Chevrolet confirmed rumors regarding the Silverado EV, as they plan on constructing the model apace with the GMC Hummer EV at the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck Factory Zero facility. Both trucks will reside on the Ultium platform, and the aim is for the green Silverado to have a range of about 400 miles or 644 kilometers.
“The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said GM President Mark Reuss when announcing the Silverado EV. “The GMC Hummer EV SUV joins its stablemate in the realm of true supertrucks, and Chevrolet will take everything Chevy’s loyal truck buyers love about Silverado — and more — and put it into an electric pickup that will delight retail and commercial customers alike.”
At the current moment, there is no word as to the arrival date of the electrified Silverado. However, seeing how it proceeds on a different platform than the gasoline model, it leaves room for significant styling changes between the two trucks.
Furthermore, GM is investing $2.2 billion into the Detroit-Hamtramck facility to develop the site into a major center for the company’s electric vehicle production.
More Fun Facts
- Chevrolet’s first full-size electric truck won’t just be for public consumption, as both retail and fleet versions will be made available.
- GM claims that you won’t have to worry about spending so much time charging and for only a few miles, as it’s expected for the upcoming Silverado to deliver 400 miles on a full charge.
- As previously stated, America’s powerhouse automaker is embracing the “Made In The U.S.A” slogan by building the EV truck at GM’s Factory ZERO assembly plant, previously known as the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. This is the company’s first EV-only assembly plant, and not only will it produce the Silverado and the Hummer, but also the Cruise Origin, which is an upcoming self-driving vehicle.
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When the time finally comes to purchase the first-ever Chevrolet Silverado EV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We have an extensive range of vehicles from the automaker, including that of the current Silverado. Simply take a look at our website and search through our online new car inventory. Once you find something that feeds your fancy, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further assistance.
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The fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has reached its third year of stealing the hearts of pickup lovers everywhere. When this light-duty truck made its debut in 2019, it was praised by many for its design, which significantly contrasts with that of its third-generation model. Even though there have been some critics pointing out what they see as flaws in the styling, with some even using the term “sideburns” to describe the reason for their disdain. However, these sideburns have actually helped to increase sales rather than thwart them.
In a recent interview with car site, GM Authority, Bob Krapes, Director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing said “Research has shown that the number one reason to buy [the Silverado 1500] is design.”
In actuality, the design of the Silverado is the main reason why the pickup is presently the best-selling vehicle in its segment amid buyers with ages ranging from 18 to 34 in North America, as reported in January by GM Authority. While the styling may not be everyone’s preferred taste, it’s doing what it needs to in order to entice customers.
Krapes continued to say that the design has also allowed the Silverado to become the best-selling pickup truck amid Hispanic buyers in the States.
Also encompassing variants like Heavy Duty and Medium Duty pickups, the Silverado is the automaker’s top-selling model by a sizable margin. To put into perspective, 594,094 units of the Chevy truck were purchased in the States during the 2020 calendar year. That signifies 34 percent of the Chevrolet sales and 23 percent of total sales of GM. In truth, the Silverado and its corporate counterpart, the GMC Sierra, together outsold the highly-favored Ford F-Series by almost 60,000 units during that year. While one could argue that this achievement could be due to the F-Series making its way into its 14th generation during the very end of 2020, it still doesn’t take away from its win.
Unfortunately, Q1 of 2021 saw a dip in Silverado sales, surely due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the worldwide semiconductor shortage. Yet and still, at 126,591 units for the first three months of the year, the pickup still made up for 30 percent of Chevrolet sales and 20 percent of GM sales in North America during that period. These numbers also indicate that if Silverado styling was largely unfavorable, it would have not seen much success.
At this current moment, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available with the option of four body configurations, thusly:
- Regular Cab, Long Bed
- Double Cab, Standard Bed
- Crew Cab, Short Bed
- Crew Cab, Standard Bed
A Regular Cab, Short Regular Bed Silverado is constructed in the States but is only sold in the Middle East. However, GM Authority recently reported that there is still a possibility for these configurations making their way to the U.S. and Canada.
The automaker has also announced in early April that an electric Chevrolet Silverado will be constructed at the GM Factory Zero plant (previously known as GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant) along with the nearing GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV.
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Miami Lakes Automall has a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, including that of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. We also sell bigger and badder trucks from this brand, such as the Silverado 2500HD and the Silverado 4500HD.
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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Electric Chevrolet Silverado
General Motors (GM) recently announced that the Chevrolet division will bring forth its first-ever electric Silverado. This pickup truck will be constructed at the automaker’s Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. Mark Reuss, GM’s president, even confirmed that the GMC Hummer electric SUV (which was revealed this month) will also be built at the same location as the Silverado. Previously, the car company said that the Hummer pickup, as well as the Cruise Origin, would also be made at the Factory Zero store. It is expected that the Hummer pickup will be introduced to the market sometime this year.
GM’s goal is to provide dealerships with over a million electric vehicles worldwide by 2025 and then win over the EV “market leadership in North America,” including that “with the company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50 percent to just 26 months.”
The automaker says that the electrified Silverado has been developed, though in and out, to be an electric vehicle. The company is also estimating that this truck will provide over 400 miles worth of range and all from a full charge, it will also be available for both retail and fleet buyers.
Reuss stated Chevrolet takes “everything Chevy’s loyal truck buyers love about Silverado—and more—and puts it into an electric pickup that will delight retail and commercial customers alike.”
In January of last year, the automaker said that it was investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck plant for the purpose of making several electric trucks and SUVs. GM retitled its plant to Factory Zero some months ago in order to convey its vision of a future without crashes, emissions, and congestion.
In fact, GM says Factory Zero is the “launchpad for GM’s multi-brand EV strategy. The facility has advanced technology and tooling and was designed with a focus on sustainable manufacturing.”
Additionally, Factory Zero will be getting significant renovations and upgrades, such as with “new machines, conveyors, controls, and tooling,” for the paint and body shops/general assembly areas.
Since last year, GM has made several announcements regarding its plans for an eco-friendly future, which also involves a modular propulsion system and an adaptive EV platform energized by proprietary Ultium batteries. The automaker has also said that it committed over $27 billion to electrics and autonomous vehicle development, encompassing $7 billion in 2021. The company intends to release 30 EVs worldwide towards the end of 2025, with over two-thirds available in the States. GM says that between Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, and Buick, GM will have EVs that range at all price points. Recently, the company announced its 2022 Bolt EUV and Bolt EV, which are expected to arrive in dealerships this summer.
Last January, GM revealed BrightDrop, their new business that seeks to charge up and advance the delivery of goods and services through its systematic offering of electrical first-to-last-mile products, software, and services. The purpose is to help “empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently.”
What’s more, this technology will reach over to fuel cells, as it will equip its Hydrotec fuel-cell power cubes to Navistar to utilize in its production model fuel-cell EV, a.k.a the International RHTM Series.
The automaker says that it will spend $2 billion on its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant to undertake the shift to GM’s third EV plant, alongside Factory Zero and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Mich.
GM announced the construction of Ultium Cells LLC back in 2019. Cells LLC is a joint venture with LG Energy Solution to mass-produce battery cells in Lordstown, Ohio. According to the company, the facility’s $2.3 billion construction is currently in motion.
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Until the time comes for the electrified Silverado to arrive on the market, Miami Lakes Automall has a plethora of other Chevrolet models, including that of the current Silverado model. 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 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 lineup enlists in the increasing number of considerably updated, bustling trucks newly released like that of Ford and Ram. All trims are great capabilities in categories regarding towing capacity, regular serviceability and advanced tech functions.
Here are 6 Reasons The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 Are Revered Trucks!
Powerful New V-8 Engine
Chevrolet worked some sort of enchantment beneath the sheet metal of the beefier versions of the heavy-duty Silverado models. This involves a new 6.6-liter gasoline-powered V-8 engine that pushes out a complete 401 of horsepower with 464 lb-ft of torque. The engine is as quiet as a mouse during its operation, even on while zooming on the highway.
Even More Powerful Diesel Power and Torque
The V-8 gasoline engine is a pretty impressive machine in its own right, however, the Silverado’s turbo-diesel engine has far more remarkable qualities. For starters, the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 pushes out 445 horsepower and a mind-boggling 901 lb-ft of torque. Those who are in dire need of a truck that can pull some serious weight will find a friend in this particular model, especially with the combination of the accelerator. The collaboration of the 10-speed automatic transmission allows this hefty truck to thrust 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds.
Ground-Breaking Towing Capability
When armed properly, the Silverado 3500 working with the turbo-diesel V-8 reaches a maximum towing capacity of 35,500 pounds, which is exponentially mightier than this model’s best towing rating. As a matter of fact, this rating is so intense, a commercial driver’s license is required in order to fulfill the Silverado’s ultimate potential on public roads.
Tech That Gives You A Sixth Sense
Strength and pure fearlessness isn’t the only thing that a Supertruck needs, its the inside that counts too, more specifically the incredible tech features that the 2500 and 3500 offers. Optional features include a 15-camera system, which makes way for drivers to see every possible angle around the truck. The infotainment system is also very user-friendly with its simple display menus and visuals.
Wonderfully Fearsome Exterior Design
These hefty 2500 and 3500 trucks are nothing short of giants on wheels. The multi-leveled front lights and enormous grille instantly grabs your attention. Out back, a new bed dubbed DuraBed is included. The HD Silverado shows off a volume of 83.5 cubic feet with its long-bed option. The corner stops are also expanded to provide ease of access.
Standard exterior features include trailer-tow mirrors and a power-operated tailgate. 3500 HD’s that are paired with dual-rear-wheel setup help to provide the best towing.
Perfectly Made For Individual Needs
As with many pickups, the monster Silverado’s are made with a variety of different options for designs and layouts regarding the length of the cab, cargo bed size, the choice for the engine, and posh features. The starting price is around $36,000, (plus destination fee) for a rear-wheel-drive on the regular cab 2500, which also has a long-bed arrangement. Prices can easily push past $70,000 on the more lavish High Country trim with an all-wheel-drive and optional diesel engine. When it comes to selecting any car, especially a truck, choices definitely matter, and Chevrolet company offers more a few.
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Those who are looking for a mechanical brute to assist them with their hefty lifting, pretty much any type of 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is ideal. At Miami Lakes Automall we have a wide selection of these models ranging from a Silverado 1500 to even a massive 4500, all for great deals. Those who are interested in any of our selections can view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance.
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Ever since Ford launched its Baja Raptor truck, there has been continuous talk from different companies claiming they brought forth an off-road pickup of their own, “only better and more ..” zzz…This little lie still has yet to become a reality, but in spite of the disappointing prospects from other automotive companies, Chevrolet is taking a crack at this challenge with a supercharged Silverado truck and according to some reports, may come relatively soon.
On Monday, May 11, TFLTruck claimed that General Motors is developing a version of its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine to squeeze between its new line of pickup trucks and SUVs. The automotive blog says this information comes from an anonymous source who is on the inside of the happenings in the power plant and says that it’s under consideration in spite of all of the chaos surrounding the current pandemic. This means that the hefty Silverado may have LT4 with 640 or 650 worth of horsepower, surpassing the Ford Raptor’s abilities. It is also claimed to be a worthy adversary in terms of its off-road skills.
On the other hand, the Muscle Cars and Trucks blog is reporting that there are rumors of the high-performance pickup by Chevrolet being put on a hiatus, also claiming that this information is from inside sources. According to the report, the only large truck that is in motion to obtain the LT4 is the Cadillac Escalade.
Additionally, one should know that despite a Silverado aiming to have high-performance capabilities, there could be a delay of sorts due to the circumstances of the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, which has caused quite a strain on many automakers and car suppliers. Regardless of contradicting reports of General Motors shelving its pick-up project, this is highly unlikely, especially since Ram affirmed its intentions to enter the rat race for light-duty performance trucks, therefore, it would be foolish for Chevy to back down now. This is especially in the company’s best interest to redeem itself after Ram practically wore a white dress at Chevy’s wedding as it took over its pickup sales last year; its time for revenge.
Another “maybe no, maybe so “ Chevy model is the Silverado “ZRX”, it has a powerful V8 engine with a turned out suspension, and possibly some diversity similar to that of the Multimatic DSSV from the Colorado ZR2. The company just had the ZR2 name trademarked, although it still isn’t clear when its debut or even production will come into fruition.
Miami Lakes Chevrolet
Only time will tell what plans General Motors actually has in store, but while you’re waiting, why not check out the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Miami Lakes Automall. This hefty hunk has an exterior that is very stylish and lots of options for configurations. Best of all this Superman-like truck has a boatload of powertrain choices that are promoted by a fuel-saving Duramax diesel. The diesel engine is rich in torque and also has a very quick and energetic 6.2-liter V-8 engine.
It’s also recommended to opt for the 2020 Silverado’s Trailboss trim, it has great off-road options and overall reliability, though other trims are also very capable. If you are interested in any of our Chevrolet models, simply view our online new car inventory and chat with an online representative for further assistance.