Upcoming Hummer EV Shows Off Open-Air Design

GMC Hummer EV

The iconic Hummer has been on hiatus, but it’s coming back as a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Many truck fanatics are excitedly awaiting the arrival of the new SUV, expected in Fall 2021. Gradually, GMC has been releasing more details about the upcoming Hummer EV, and the latest is great news for fans of the outdoors: removable roof panels.

GMC teased the Hummer EV open-air design with a short clip that pans a clear, starry sky beyond the Hummer’s open frame. This means that the upcoming Hummer EV will be a compelling alternative to Jeep models for those who like to add the element of fresh air to their off-roading experiences.

In order to enjoy the open-air experience, drivers need only remove the four roof panels and a front T-bar. Removal is easy enough for one person to handle, so you can enjoy your open air experience in private or with company.

According to GMC, the new 2022 Hummer EV will have the capability to go from 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds. Even with its zero-emissions engine, the Hummer EV will deliver a massive performance, boasting as much as 1,000 horsepower and up to 11,500 lb-ft of torque.

The Hummer EV’s open-air design gives it a truly distinguished look. Stay tuned to Finley Buick GMC for more information about the Hummer as it becomes available!

How General Motors Helped Make COVID-19 Face Masks

Face Masks

As the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to America and quickly began to spread, there was a noticeable shortage of masks. GM did its best to help solve that problem by manufacturing COVID-19 face masks for the essential workers working on the front line.

GM worked quickly to get the masks out as soon as possible. After kicking off the project on March 20, it managed to deliver 20,000 masks by April 8 with some help from GM partners across the globe.

More than 30 engineers, designers, buyers and members of the manufacturing team were tasked with developing the product and planning the production process. Once the production line became a well-oiled machine, GM was able to bring COVID-19 face mask production to 50,000 per day.  

These masks help frontline workers to continue working safely, with less risk for spreading the virus around. “Working around the clock, our team rallied with incredible passion and focus to come up with a plan to produce masks that will help protect the women and men on the front lines of this crisis,” said Peter Thom, GM vice president, Global Manufacturing Engineering.

GM not only showed it cared about its workers, but also that it cared for the health of the nation. That kind of dedication to improving the overall situation is crucial, and with mass production of COVID-19 face masks, GM has done its part to get the country back to normal.

As of today, GM has already made several million masks. If you come to Finley Buick GMC wearing a face mask, the odds are decent that it will have been made by GM!

Top scenic Drives in Wisconsin

Top scenic Drives in Wisconsin

There are many beautiful scenic drives in Wisconsin to enjoy in the summer months. Look some of these up on maps and make plans for the future.

Barron County offers old railroad lines through historic logging areas to explore as well as the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive encompasses six counties and 50,000 acres with the northern end at Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County and the southern end at Whitewater Lake in Walworth County. Lots of spots for picnicking, hiking and fishing available.

Door County Coastal Byway starts north of Sturgeon Bay and follows State Highway 57 north around the Peninsula. It eventually meets State Highway 42 to loop back to the starting point and travels through some beautiful country.

The Driftless Area includes forests and farmland with some stunning limestone bluffs and river land.

Sawyer County encompasses Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and is a great place to see fall color.

Wisconsin’s Great River Road follows the Mississippi for about 250 miles. There is plenty here for history buffs, too.

Lake Superior Byway follows the southern shoreline of Lake Superior and explores 70 miles of northern wilderness including the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area. Beautiful sandy beaches, sparkling water and pine forests surround Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Finley Buick GMC hopes you enjoy driving around the beautiful state of Wisconsin!

The All-New GMC Hummer EV is Coming

GMC

GMC is bringing back one of the most iconic names in auto history, but it’s doing something you’ve never seen before. On May 20, the world will get its first look at the first-ever GMC Hummer EV, a super truck that occupies a class all its own.

Not only will the all-new GMC Hummer EV generate zero emissions, but it’s going to generate an absolutely incredible amount of power. GMC is promising 1,000 horsepower and an unprecedented 11,500 lb-ft of torque, which will allow the Hummer EV to achieve 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds.* With numbers like that, you can bet that the GMC Hummer EV will be one of the most impressive vehicles to ever hit the road.

To help spread the message, GMC teamed up with one of the most impressive athletes to hit the court: LeBron James. King James appeared in a teaser ad that aired during the Big Game, emphasizing the unyielding power and surprising quietness of the Hummer EV.

“Teaming up with GMC to introduce the Hummer EV is a natural fit. Everyone knows about my love for Hummer since high school and I’m proud to be a part of announcing the new EV model,” said James. “The truck may be quiet, but the performance numbers speak for themselves.”

The fist-ever GMC Hummer EV will speak for itself when it is revealed in full on May 20. Expected to arrive by the fall of next year, you’ll certainly be seeing this zero-emissions, zero-limit electric truck at Finley Buick GMC. Call or email to learn how you can be part of the Quiet Revolution.

*GM estimate.

Top Winter Activities in Beloit

Winter Activities

There is still plenty of time to put the kids in the car and head out for some fun in the snow. Beloit offers lots of spots for sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing and snow shoeing on less than a tank of gas.

Sledding

Load up the sleds and head for the hills. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and some cookies and fruit for easy snacks after you and the kids are done sledding.

Hospital Hill is located in Krueger Park on Olympian Boulevard in Beloit. It offers many trails from easy slopes to a very challenging run through the trees.

Leeson Park is along Milwaukee Road and Leeson Drive. It is a wooded area with recreational trails and the sledding here is much gentler than Hospital Hill. It’s a great place to take little ones for an afternoon of fun.

Ice Skating

The Edwards Ice Arena offers public skating and rentals and is the home of the Beloit Youth Hockey Association, Rock County Fury Girls Hockey Team and Beloit Memorial High School Hockey Team.

Skiing and Snow Shoeing

The entrance to Big Hill Park is on Big Hill and Afton roads. The park offers groomed cross country trails and used to be the site of a ski jumping contest. The Turtle Creek Greenway Trail also offers skiing and snow shoeing.

There’s no shortage of things to do in the winter in Beloit. If you need a ride to get the family to and from the skating rink and other destinations safely, check out our inventory at Finley Buick GMC!

Things to do in the winter in Beloit, WI

Holiday Season

There are a lot of things to do in the winter in Beloit, WI, now that the Christmas season is behind us. Check out these events for the winter in Wisconsin’s unexpected southern city.

Winterfest 2020

On Friday, January 24th, come down to the City of Beloit Parks & Recreation for the annual 2020 Winterfest. Going all weekend with lots to do including the Snow Volleyball, Euchre Tournament, and Luminary Walk. There are lots of activities for winter like the open skate, and against winter like the open swim indoors.

37 Postcards

The Beloit Civic Theatre is putting on its winter show with 37 Postcards. Being abroad for some time, Avery is coming home to Connecticut with his fiancée. But nothing is as he remembers. Grandma is alive, the dog hasn’t been fed in years, the house is on a tilt — it’s all chaos to him. The show starts January 30th at 7:30 p.m. with tickets at $10.

The Beloit International Film Festival

Starting on February 21, 2020, the 10-day film festival will start its 15th anniversary year. Featuring over a 150 filmmakers, the show pays immense respect to 100 independent and international films. The Capra-esque stylings of the festival will host events, films, and awards. You don’t want to miss it.

Don’t show up to these events without a stylish ride! Check out our lease offers and deals on a new vehicle at Finley Buick GMC!

Holiday Road Trip Travel Tips

Holiday Road Trip

Holiday travel can be stressful with so many people on the road and everyone trying to get to grandma’s before the big meal. Here are a few helpful holiday road trip travel tips to keep in mind before you set off for the celebrations.

Maintenance

Whether it’s a moderate or long trip, make sure your vehicle is in safe condition. Check the tire tread, tire pressure, oil, and engine fluids so you won’t have any breakdowns. Better yet, visit Finley Buick GMC’s service center to properly make sure you’re all set for the trip.

Emergency

Just in case, have your roadside assistance information available if you end up needing it. Always have a charged cell phone as well as a charger with car adapter handy so you can call for aid. If you are driving somewhere where lots of snow is in the forecast, make sure you have a small survival pack in the vehicle. Include snacks, flashlights, flares, blankets, kitty litter for traction if you’re stuck, and a first aid kit.

Be Smart

Check traffic on the route you plan to take and be prepared for those busy roads. Try to leave early or later if you can to avoid heavy traffic.

When you make stops keep all valuables hidden. Use the trunk or a covered rear area to stow things out of sight. If you have kids with you remind them to never talk to strangers. Go with them when they visit the bathroom, and for extreme situations an emergency whistle will help you find them if the family gets separated.

Safe travels and happy holidays from Finley Buick GMC!