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Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk? Yes, please!

 

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It feels as if it was so many moons ago when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) introduced the idea of reviving the Jeep Wagoneer. While consumers have waited a long time for the arrival of the Wagoneer, it’s becoming hard to deny that it’s closer than we think. The concept Wagoneer was introduced earlier this year at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab – a physical concept car meant Jeep was at the very least seriously considering the possible development of this vehicle! As if the Easter Safari was not enough to drum up excitement, a leaked document that possibly indicates a Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk might be in the works will definitely get consumers going. If all goes according to plan, FCA confirmed that the Wagoneer lineup will be making its debut in 2022.

A recently leaked document from German transmission maker ZF mentions a model dubbed the “Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk.” All the details and equipment specs found in this leaked document point to the Grand Wagoneer having an eight-speed transmission – the very same automatic high-torque gearbox that can be found in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The document also lists a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 718 horsepower, nearly identical to the powerful engine of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer also defy expectations in terms of their underpinnings. Consumers expected that the vehicles’ architecture would mirror that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, however, it seems that FCA has been retooling the Warren Truck Assembly plant with intentions to manufacture the Wagoneer lineup there. It should be noted that the plant currently serves as the assembly facility of Ram pickup trucks, further indicating that it is likely the Wagoneer trims will have Ram underpinnings.

FCA has plenty of experience with the continuous innovation of their vehicles, the upgraded Dodge Durango being a perfect example. The Dodge Durango SRT, outfitted with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, is the most powerful and fastest three-row SUV in America. FCA clearly figured out a winning formula, so it’s not too far fetched to think that Jeep could follow in Dodge’s footsteps.

Consumers have very little to go on, and it doesn’t help that the leaked document is dated from 2017, but hope springs eternal thanks to all of the coincidences. It feels only natural that Jeep continues their winning streak with an introduction of a high-powered trim of their Wagoneer. Of course, this is all speculation at the moment seeing as to how we have no direct confirmation from FCA. As is to be expected a request for comment from FCA went unanswered.

While consumers wait for the Wagoneer to make its arrival, there’s no reason a Jeep model can’t be enjoyed right now. Here at Miami Lakes Automall, we have a large inventory of vehicles from Jeep’s latest lineup. Our friendly sales staff will stop at nothing to make sure you drive off in style.

Already a Jeeper? We’re happy to announce that our service department is now open on Sundays for your convenience! Feel free to avoid the lines and schedule an appointment online today.

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Mark A Smith: Aka Jeep Off-Road Man

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Jeep® recently lost a person, a fellow die-hard Jeeper, who helped the brand grow immensely, especially in the off-road realm. Mark A. Smith passed away at 85 years old on June 9th, 2014 and he was a large reason the 4×4 Jeep vehicles became what they are today. As a pioneer who was one of the first drivers to handle the Rubicon Trail, Mark became a beloved figure for the Jeep brand. He was considered a legendary four-wheel driver, a former United States Marine during World War II who shared his experiences and mentored many people along the way. Mark traveled to over 100 countries across six continents while being an advisor for auto manufacturers, including Jeep.

Mark even had a dog named “Jeep”, which goes to show how much love Mark had for the Jeep brand. He recalled his first adventures in a Jeep during the first Jeepers Jamboree in 1953, which only had 55 Jeeps and 155 people Today those numbers have grown to include thousands of Jeepers around the world. After the first Jeepers Jamboree was a success and a boost to the town’s economy, the Georgetown Rotary Club bestowed Mark with his “Jeepmaster” nickname that would last for over 40 years. His adventures would continue as he traveled on many expeditions. His longest expedition was to embark on a six-month stretch to go from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and cross the Darien Gap. He succeeded.

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Mark began hosting and training fellow Jeepers each year at Jeep Jamboree USA in 1983, He also lead Jeep trips all over the U.S., and held Jamborees in Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. His moniker developed from “Jeepmaster” to “The Father of Jeeping”. Smith said the only continent he had not driven a Jeep through was Antarctica and revealed he even got the word “Jeep” tattooed on himself. He said he loved to go on Jamborees to build friendships and experience the power of exploration in a Jeep.

The Jeep brand appreciated Mark and what he brought to the Jeep team so much they have a dedicated page to him. A 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was made in his honor, dubbed the Mark A. Smith edition, which was presented to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the patrol and maintenance of the Rubicon Trail. Mark helped raise the standards of what it means to have a Jeep branded vehicle and his impact will be everlasting for the Jeep brand.

What Makes Jeep So Special

Jeep is a brand that has gained fans and followers all around the world simply due to the Jeep brand’s appeal and ability to go almost anywhere. The off-road ability of a Jeep attracts people like no other vehicle brand, as it did with Mark A. Smith decades ago.

At Miami Lakes Automall, we hope to turn you into a Jeep enthusiast as well. With a test-drive, you can experience first hand how a Jeep handles and we’ll do our part to share the knowledge, like Mark did for so many years, about all the capabilities of a Jeep vehicle.

To find a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will be as rewarding as it is powerful, visit Miami Lakes Automall. We welcome you to test drive any of our new or pre-owned vehicles.

If you’re looking for any modifications to your Jeep vehicle or just want to have some routine maintenance done to your current vehicle, we’ll be happy to help. With an easy to make appointment, our service team can be prepared to handle your vehicle properly and return your vehicle back to you in a timely manner. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today!

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Must Drive Vehicles at Miami Lakes Automall

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You’ve been looking for a vehicle that can handle the roads better than any vehicle you’ve ever driven. If you really want to know the difference between what you have now and a top-of-the-line vehicle that supplies unmatched performance, here are some of our most exciting 2018 model year vehicles that you must test drive. The sharpest, smoothest rides and most exhilarating vehicles await your visit.

Chevrolet Leads the Way

Drivers who take a spin in a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro often boast about the impressive handling offered with each turn. The Camaro was most recently redesigned in 2016 and has continued to evolve as one of the pedigrees of the brand. Of course, don’t just take our word for it. The latest crop of 2018 Chevy Camaro models will surpass your expectations.

Everyone knows that if you’re looking to impress, there’s hardly a better reaction you’ll get than driving up in a 2018 Chevrolet Corvette. All-American original, two-seat sports vehicle that brings out your wildside, letting loose with the available 6.2-Liter V8 that provides 455-horsepower. Choose the Grand Sport trim, which provides unique chassis bits and bodywork from the Z06 Corvette and has appeared on Caranddriver.com’s 10 Best Car awards.

The only thing better than pulling up with a 2018 Chevy Corvette is showing up in a 2019 Chevy Corvette. Gain the premiere Corvette experience in the latest model year Corvette. From the impressive 460 horsepower powertrain available in the Grand Sport trim to the Supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 in the Z06 with 650 horsepower, you’ll be floored with how incredible your drive feels.

Where Your Off Road Adventures Begin

You’re not planning to only drive on city streets this summer, right? You might want to test drive some of the most highly capable off road vehicles in our collection of Jeep vehicles. Ranging from the modern 2018 Jeep Renegade to the Jeep that has it all, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, you’re sure to want to experience what you can do with a Jeep brand vehicle. And you’ll be able to test drive these vehicles any time you visit us.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has a starting MSRP of just $27,495 (plus destination fee) and it’s available with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. You’ll have to see for yourself just how much you’ll gain behind the wheel. Imagine the possibilities of having a Jeep.

Rock climb, visit new trails and follow your own path with a Jeep vehicle that makes daunting adventures easy. If you’re serious about adventure, let our trusted service team make sure your undercarriage is protected with skid plates and prep your new 2018 Jeep vehicle. Before you know it, you’ll be going off road and making memories that you will never forget with one of the powerful, durable Jeep vehicles available at Miami Lakes Automall.

Let Nothing Come Between You and Your Future Ride

We can help you with financing, for any purchase, lease and if you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too. Our team is ready to help make your summer more fun with these vehicles that provide an amazing experience. Just come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. Maybe your next road trip will be in a brand new vehicle!

From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve you.

The Experience of Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Moab-Miami-Lakes-AutomallEvery year in Moab, Utah thousands of proud Jeep owners and fans attend Moab Easter Jeep Safari, which typically takes place in late March or early April. The event includes adventurous trail rides that only Jeep vehicles are capable of handling as well as several other Jeep-related events. From all over the world, there’s a sense of excitement as enthusiasts gather to celebrate the usually great weather, the latest Jeep concept vehicles and the unique trails.

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From courses with steep drops, oversized rocks and the occasional tipped over Jeep from an overzealous Jeep owner trying to clear near impossible hills, there’s something for every Jeep rider on these Moab trails. The Jeep vehicles you’ll find at Moab are built and modified to go over terrains and skid plates and steel bumpers help protect the engine and vital components underneath. These 4×4 Jeeps really go for tackling intense obstacles along the way from start to finish all over and through the courses at Moab, Utah.

Community Feel of Moab Jeep Easter Week

Every vehicle has different features or added customization from one another, bringing about a community feel with every owner conversing with those they meet or help others go through the various difficult elements along the trails. It’s not uncommon to see guides or groups of people watching drivers and giving a helping hand when needed.

Overcoming steep hills and obstacles requires experienced eyes, the occasional rope attached to the bumper and expert guides that have seen all sorts of Jeeps attempt to climb out of holes. Hoping to avoid any flipovers or anything dangerous, the community that returns to Moab every year help make a difference for Jeep owners, both new or experienced.

Many people return to Moab every year with their families to learn from others and capture the exciting line-up of new concepts that are revealed. From the beautiful desert sands and visuals providing by conga lines of Jeep vehicles pressing through the tough hills, there’s no shortage of adventure and entertainment for adventure junkies.

Experience Another Jeep Community In Your Own Backyard

You don’t have to make it all the way out to Moab to enjoy a community of experienced and Jeep obsessed family. At Miami Lakes Automall, we know what it’s like to embrace everything that comes with the Jeep brand, from new and old Jeep vehicles, to servicing and repairing your Jeep; we have everything all under one roof.

If you’re in need of servicing, our handy team is ready to help you out seven days a week. For those who want assistance bringing home their favorite Jeep vehicle, we’re your guide for a phenomenal experience everyday. Come in today for a test drive, we promise there won’t be any terrain quite like what you’ll find in Moab, but you’ll find the same caring community who loves everything Jeep.

 

Get a Great Deal Leasing a New Jeep Grand Cherokee at Our Big Finish Event

Miami-Lakes-Jeep-Grand-Cherokee-big-finish-2017Now’s the time to get an exceptional deal on America’s most awarded SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee. From now (12/1/17) until 01/02/18, Miami Lakes Jeep is hosting the Big Finish Event and we are offering a 36-month Sign & Drive lease for $249 per month on a new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is known and loved for its style, off-road capabilities and modern features. Available in a number of trims and many optional features, there are a number of ways for lessees to get a vehicle that meets their lifestyle and needs.

Miami Lakes Jeep has tons of Jeep inventory, but we expect our inventory to go fast with a deal like this. Come check out the available Jeep Grand Cherokee at Miami Lakes Jeep today.

4WD Vehicles Perfect for Country Living

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There are plenty of reasons to own a four-wheel-drive vehicle in Florida. Whether it’s a matter of towing jetskis or boats to the water, trailering horses, or needing a vehicle that can drive through soggy and wet farmland to check on the season’s harvest, a vehicle with 4WD is essential.

A Great 4WD Option for Teens

One of the best 4WD vehicles for a new teenage driver is a Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited. Built for people with who like to go off the beaten path, all Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited models come standard with the Jeep’s Command-Trac part-time four-wheel drive system. This a shift-on-the-fly system, so when driving conditions need more traction, like in the mud or slick inclines, the driver must shift the system from two-wheel drive into four-wheel drive high range. That is excellent for teenagers since they may not need their vehicle to always be in four wheel drive. Additionally, the Command-Trac part-time system has a 2.72:1 low range, and if your teen likes to be adventurous, they’ll love having a vehicle with that capability. View our Jeep Wrangler inventory.

4WD Options for Adults

For adults that need a vehicle with four-wheel-drive, we recommend a truck. Sure, there are plenty of SUVs that are available with 4WD, but trucks offer a lot more capability and convenience that SUVs don’t. Miami Lakes Automall has Ram and Chevy trucks and both brands offer light- and heavy-duty trucks with 4WDMiami-Lakes-Automall-Ram-Harvest-Edition-4wd-truck capability. If you do live on a farm and have farm equipment, you may be interested in the new Ram Harvest Edition.

The new Ram Harvest Edition is available in two exterior colors, Case IH and New Holland Blue, and both colors are identical colors of agricultural equipment manufactured by CNH Industrial. Other features made to make the lives of farmers easier include rubber floor mats, on/off road tires, skid plates and tow hooks, and up-to-minute weather maps and forecasts to help you keep track of the weather when you have to spend a long day working outside.

But, if you aren’t in need of truck built specifically for farmers, you may want to come by Miami Lakes Automall and test drive Chevy and Ram models to see which one is best for you. You can also view our Chevy truck and Ram truck models online.

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National Heat Awareness Day – Know the Rules of HB 131

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May 24th is National Heat Awareness day, but in our state (Florida), the heat should be taken into consideration everyday. Heat is one of the leading weather-related causes of death in the country and it is also deadly to animals, too.

We have all heard stories on the news about children or pets animals dying from being left in a vehicle with the air off and windows up. The temperature in a car rises much faster than most people realize, and in just 20 minutes a car can get to an unbearable temperature. With that being said, we’d like to inform you about Florida law, HB 131.

Passed by the Florida legislature in 2016, HB 131 was passed to prevent deaths and injury caused when animals or children are left unattended in cars. Basically, the law grants civilians that break the window of a vehicle to rescue an unattended person or animal with immunity from civil liabilities due to vehicle damages. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Why the Jeep Compass Was Named One of the 10 Most Affordable 2015 SUVs

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The Jeep Compass in Miami was named one of the Ten most affordable 2015 SUVs by Kelley Blue Book; which is just what Jeep wanted it to be. Jeep knows that this little SUV isn’t as capable as off-roading compared to the Wrangler or even the Renegade. But, that wasn’t their intent with this vehicle. This SUV is front-wheel drive, and is more car-based than SUV based. This means, it’s perfect for putting around town or through the suburbs — not so much as a rugged rock-crawler.

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Battle of the Subcompact SUVs: 2016 Jeep Renegade V. 2016 Honda HRV

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In the ever-growing demands of today’s SUV consumers, there rises a new list. As kids grow into adults and generations progress, the needs and wants also change. This new generation has prompted the automotive industry to create an entirely new segment of SUVs: the subcompact SUV.

While Jeep remains one of the originators of the SUV, you may have noticed while searching for Jeeps for sale that they, too, have a contender in the subcompact SUV segment: the Renegade. While it’s 7-slotted grille, round headlights, and boxy shape are irrefutably “Jeep”, it’s certainly unique in its own right.

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2016 Jeep Renegade Named Consumer Guide’s Best Buy

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Recently, Consumer Guide named the 2016 Jeep Renegade their Best Buy. As the newest edition to the Jeep family, this news is coming as a very welcomed surprise. Not only has Jeep renewed their devotion to their classics, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee, but the Renegade has a design all its own, totally separate from any other Jeep style.

Jeep’s Newest Family Member Already A “Best Buy”

It’s worth noting that the Miami Jeep Renegade started its journey only a year ago and in that year has managed to impress the good people at Consumer Guide enough to recommend it as a Best Buy.

Why is this?

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