Earlier this year, General Motors CEO Mary Barra confirmed during a call with investors that we will soon be getting an electric truck from GM, but the rest of the details are still up in the air. We’re not sure when this electrified pickup will reach dealerships like Huber Chevrolet, if it will be a full-size or mid-size pickup, or which GM brand it will be branded as.
However, our money is on Chevy or GMC — or both. Cadillac, while the new flagship brand for electric vehicles for General Motors, is known for its high-performance luxury cars and SUVs. Buick is also focused on premium cars and crossovers. Chevrolet and GMC, on the other hand, have long been honed in on pickup trucks, among other model types.
Another strong case for GMC is that even earlier in the year than Barra’s announcement (in April), Duncan Aldred, the vice president of GMC, confirmed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that GMC was considering an electric truck.
But if the Colorado and Canyon and the Silverado and Sierra are any indication, whatever truck one of those brands releases, the other will likely follow suit with its own twist on it.
We’ll provide more updates as they become available. In the meantime, view our current inventory of trucks at Huber Chevrolet!
Every year, World of Wheels comes to Omaha to
showcase the largest custom car show collection in the region. A variety of
different vehicles are featured at World of Wheels, but at the heart of the
event during its 57-year run is the hot rods. With innovation and quality
craftsmanship taking center stage, this event is an awesome place for
automobile enthusiasts to gather together and get excited about what they love
Almost all spectators who come to World of Wheels end up coming back for another round; in fact, an event surveys shows that 45% of guests have visited four or more times. Guests can submit their own vehicles to the event and be show participants or simply come to enjoy the show, including custom vehicles from the original manufacturers. Additionally, Friday will feature a special Student Career Day for students interested in pursuing a career in the auto industry.
This will be the 64th year of this O’Reilly
Auto Parts sponsored event in Omaha, with tickets at the gate costing $18 for
adults and $6 for kids, or discounted tickets sold through O’Reilly coming out
to $16 for adults and $5 for children. Kids under five get in for free. There
will even be live music, guest appearances, and special events at World of
Nothing warms you up during a cold, Omaha winter like a pint of tasty beer and a delicious, warm meal. Thankfully both of these things are easy to come by during Omaha Beer Week, which takes place this year from February 15 to February 24. While you’re out enjoying special beer week events and drinking unique foamy beverages from local breweries and bars, be sure to practice safe, responsible driving habits.
The best way to enjoy the many events of the
Omaha Beer Week safely is to secure a designated driver for the night. Pick
someone you can trust to remain sober, and let them be your chauffeur. Having a
designated driver assigned ahead of time takes away any question as to who is
the most fit to drive. If you have to ask, chances are no on should be behind the
If, for some reason, your designated drive
falls through, you need to find another sober ride home. Many bars and
breweries are more than happy to call a cab for you so that you can get home
safely. You can also download rideshare apps ahead of time so that you can call
a car on your own.
Sedans are predominantly the major vehicle drivers go with in the US if they don’t drive a truck or SUV. But the five-door hatchback counterparts are growing in popularity and offer a wholly different driving experience. So where do you fit in the sedans vs. hatchbacks debate?
Sedan drivers love their vehicles because the market is so
vast and there are so many options in various sizes—from compact to large. Some
of these sedans have been around for decades and thus offer some peace of mind
in terms of reliability. Other drivers like sedans because they offer more
privacy with a locking trunk, whereas hatchbacks expose the contents of the
back of your car with major window.
However, hatchbacks are highly sought after because of their
superior resale value—partially because they are less common and thus harder
for used car buyers to find. Hatchbacks are also more practical with rear
folding seats that greatly improve the cargo area for luggage, groceries, and
sporting equipment. In most cases of a vehicle with a sedan and hatchback
variant, the hatchback boasts the superior cargo space. Hatchbacks are also
often considered more visually appealing, likely because they stand out more
easily in a sea of sedans on American roadways. If you like to make a bold
statement on the road, go with a hatchback.
The Omaha Community Playhouse continues its annual tradition with another fantastic run of A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella. Ticket pricing and availability depends on the day and time of the show, so visit the OCP website now and grab your tickets!
Featuring wealthy Ebenezer Scrooge, the unfortunate people who work for him, and a series of ghosts trying to make Scrooge a better person, A Christmas Carol reminds us to look beyond materialism and appreciate the true joy of Christmas: giving, kindness, and being with family.
The Omaha Community Playhouse’s production exemplifies the emphasis on community and altruism in the play, since every part of the play from costumes and the orchestra down to the cast dinner is being sponsored by a local business. Huber Chevrolet is proud to be part of a community so devoted to lifting up the arts and the people of Omaha.
Despite the spooky element of the ghosts, A Christmas Carol is suitable for all ages, and your whole family is sure to enjoy the elaborate costuming, eye-catching special effects, and brilliant performances by the OCP actors and orchestra musicians, all of whom are locals of Omaha and the surrounding area.
We here at Huber Chevrolet wish you and your family a happy holiday season.