General Motors CEO Mary Barra recently revealed that the company is adding a GM electric pickup to its lineup. This new truck is currently set to debut in the fall of 2021 as a revolutionary option for truck enthusiasts wanting to save money on fuel and be conscious of the environment.
The truck is expected to be
offered as either a GMC Sierra 1500 trim or a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trim. According
to a Reuters interview, Barra shared, “It will be a very capable truck, I’m
pretty excited about it.”
Apart from that, we don’t
know much about this truck so far, but it will be a welcome addition to the GM
lineup, which offers the Chevrolet Bolt EV as its only electric vehicle in the
In addition to introducing this
new electric pickup, GM is also launching an all-electric GMC HUMMER EV. This
powerful model will reach an impressive 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of
torque, while also producing zero emissions. The repurposed Detroit-Hamtramck
plant will be producing the upcoming GM electric vehicles and their components
At Stokes Automotive in Clanton, Alabama, we proudly offer an array of Chevrolet and GMC models, and we look forward to adding the new trucks to our inventory. If you’re interested in learning about the models currently in our inventory or the new models set to arrive on our lot, give us a call to speak with a staff member.
Even though the NASCAR season is just kicking off, the team Chevrolet
team is already flexing its proverbial muscles on the track. In the first three
races, the team secured one outright win and claimed numerous spots in the top
The second race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series saw driver R.
Sieg peak at fourth place, but seven other Chevrolet drivers finished in the
top 10, with team members also claiming spots 11-15. The following race in
Fontana, California, was even more impressive.
Alex Bowman won by a landslide and was accompanied in the
top 10 by three other Chevy racers in third, fourth and seventh places. If
that’s not enough, the team collectively led 127 laps out of 200, which amounts
to more than 60 percent of the total race.
This represents a significant improvement over last year’s NASCAR season, in which Chevy didn’t pull in a win until the 10th race. Some people have speculated that the team’s impressive performance is due in part to the new Camaros that the team drives. In an interview following the race, Bowman stated, “I think the new body has helped us a lot, the new Camaro. Any change we make, we make for a reason, and Chevy did a good job with that car.”
It may not have the high-performance tweaks as Alex Bowman’s race-winning ride, but you can get behind the wheel of your own 2020 Camaro right here at Stokes Automotive.
A favorite Jeep® trim is now making its way to
two of the brand’s more rugged vehicles: the Gladiator and the Wrangler.
Currently offered on most of the Jeep® lineup, the High Altitude
trim is now the most premium trim available on both vehicles.
According to Jeep® spokesman Jim Morrison, “Our new Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator High Altitude are in direct response to customers who continue to ask for even more luxurious materials, premium content and technology in two of the most capable vehicles that we’ve ever offered.”
The High Altitude editions of the Gladiator and Wrangler
will feature a sumptuous, all-leather interior that covers door panels, the
dashboard, the seats, and the center console. Both the Gladiator and the
Wrangler High Altitude editions will feature body color-matched exteriors
adorned with glossy black accents and 20-inch all-season Bridgestone tires.
As you would expect, the High Altitude trim is replete with
advanced technology. A massive 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen offers Apple
CarPlay® support and GPS navigation services that you can use while rocking out
with the eight-speaker premium Alpine sound system. Top-of-the-line safety and
convenience features like remote keyless entry, rear parking sensors, Blind
Spot Monitoring, and automatic high beams are also included in the package.
The 2020 Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator High Altitude editions will arrive at Stokes Automotive CDJR in mid-2020. Contact us to learn more.
When you think of the gargantuan Hummer that roamed the
streets a decade ago, you don’t associate it with fuel efficiency. However,
General Motors is prepared to change those perceptions with the upcoming
release of a brand-new Hummer.
This latest iteration of the Hummer will be an EV truck.
The decision to remake the Hummer as an all-electric pickup
truck certainly makes sense. After all, electric vehicles and trucks are two of
the fastest-growing vehicle segments in the industry.
The new Hummer won’t be any less powerful than its
predecessor. In fact, with a reported power output of nearly 1,000 horsepower
thanks to its advanced electric motors, the new Hummer EV may be even more
powerful than the previous iteration of the Hummer.
GM has already begun advertising for this new Hummer EV. These
advertisements, which feature sports legend LeBron James, focus on the silent
power that the Hummer EV is able to produce. Instead of featuring bombastic
sounds and songs, these TV spots are mostly silent.
As for when you can expect this Hummer EV to join the GM lineup, it should be making its way to the GMC family in 2021. We at Stokes Automotive are certainly looking forward to its eventual arrival and will have it in stock soon.
After the busy holiday season is over, it’s
easy to get bored in January, so we have some ideas of fun family activities
that you and the kids can do together.
Make homemade hot chocolate
Did you know there’s a ton of different hot
chocolate recipes online? You can spice up regular hot chocolate by adding new
flavors to it, everything from good old cinnamon to dark chocolate to red
A lot of families have boxes of old photos sitting around. Make organizing them a fun, kid-friendly activity by doing an arts and crafts night. Scrapbooking is a low-stress way of being creative and spending time together.
Have a bonfire
Here in Alabama, winter can mean perfect
bonfire temperatures. Fill up a container with some fleece or flannel blankets,
light up a fire in the backyard, and toast marshmallows with your family.
Organize game night
Got board games sitting around and gathering
dust in the closet? Schedule quality family time by organizing a night once a
week that everyone sits down and plays games together. It’s a great way to get
interact and challenge your thinking.
This winter, visit Stokes Automotive to see our selection of 2020 models in stock.
The 2020 GMC Sierra HD is a beastly truck that unites handsome design, intelligent technology, and plenty of muscle. In an interview with Sierra HD Chief Engineer Marissa West, we learned more about the impressive capabilities of this new and improved heavy duty pickup.
Bigger and better
It’s hard to improve on the GMC Sierra HD, but the next-gen
model is “the most capable heavy-duty pickup for trailering in the segment,”
according to West. Each dual-rear-wheel model of the truck manages a maximum
towing capacity of over 30,000 pounds. Go with the gooseneck, and you’ll enjoy
a maximum of 35,000 pounds.
With so many hardworking components, the Sierra HD needs
plenty of ways to safeguard its engine. That’s why West and her crew outfitted
the truck with a huge fan and radiator, along with a dual-path air intake
system. The Sierra HD also boasts the new “engine after-run” feature, which
helps the vehicle cool down more gradually, preventing unnecessary wear and
tear from sharp temperature changes.
You’ll enjoy even more confidence when towing thanks to a
huge array of trailering features. The Sierra HD offers a suite of 15 cameras,
which can work in concert to let you see through your trailer. Plus, you can
opt for the Rear Camera Mirror, ProGrade™ Trailering, and an in-vehicle
trailering app to make towing even easier.
Check out these 2020 Sierra HD improvements in person at Stokes Automotive.
If you recently purchased a 2020 Chevy Equinox
or a GMC Acadia from Stokes Automotive and you’re looking for the perfect way
to break it in, consider one of these scenic drives throughout the Yellowhammer
Natchez Trace Parkway
This 444-mile drive will take you through
Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. It links the Cumberland, Tennessee, and
Mississippi rivers to take you through winding roads steeped in history from
Native Americans and settlers. Take a rest in Florence, Alabama, and visit the
birthplace of Helen Keller.
Running across Lookout Mountain from Gadsden, Alabama, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, this 93-mile drive features waterfalls, canyons, historic and charming towns, and beautiful state parks. Look for rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel.
to Montgomery March Byway
Honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and the thousands who followed him on the iconic 1965 march in the fight for civil
rights. It’s only 54 miles so it won’t take up too much of your time, and its
scenery won’t leave you wanting.
Coastal Connection Scenic Byway
Explore the famous Gulf Coast of Alabama.
Wildlife preserves, pristine beaches, and historic sites will keep you
entertained from Mobile to Baldwin County.
If you’re in need of a new ride, stop by Stokes Automotive to talk to one of our friendly salespeople.
Start the winter season on a positive note when you try any of these four activities in Alabama this season.
Hone your golfing
Beat the winter blues while stepping up your game when you
go golfing at one of the coastal golf courses nearby. Orange Beach Golf Center
and Kiva Dunes Resort are two great places to start. If you prefer mountain
landscapes to beach views, head to Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort in Mentone,
Fish on the Gulf
Soak in scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico while testing
your angling skills at Gulf State Park Pier. The pier extends 1,540 feet and is
20 feet wide, offering 2,448 feet of seating space. There’s also an on-site
restaurant so you can grab a bit to eat when you get hungry, then go right back
to your spot.
Shop the Mobile
Museum of Art’s Night Market
Make headway on your holiday shopping list when you attend
the monthly Mobile Museum of Art’s Night Market on Dec. 5 from 5-9 p.m. Browse
vendor booths to explore a diverse array of handmade goods and locally-crafted
items. Music and food help provide a festive backdrop to your shopping.
Attend the Huntsville
Christmas Craft Show
Mark your calendar for the weekend of Dec. 6-8 to catch the
Huntsville Christmas Craft Show. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The wares available for
purchase will span a variety of mediums including stained glass, pottery,
jewelry, floral arrangements, needlework, ceramics, toys, woodwork, and
For more ways to keep busy this winter, contact us here at Stokes Automotive. We’ll be happy to share more of our favorite Alabama pastimes.
Looking for something fun to do this fall with the whole family in the Calera, Alabama area? The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is opening up its Pumpkin Patch Express every Saturday and Sunday in October.
Board the vintage train with cars from throughout the 20th
century. You can ride in open-air cars where the engine horn will knock your
socks off, on two leveled cars for high unobstructed views, back in the caboose
with the brakeman, and even in the locomotive. The train will speed you through
beautiful fall foliage and deliver you to the Pumpkin Patch. There, families
can indulge in all the joys of the season with bounce houses, hay rides, and a
corn maze. Don’t forget to pick your pumpkins from the patch before you head
home. There are plenty of exhibits to explore once back at the depot, including
real life railroad equipment and the working Signal Garden.
More fun is on the way at Christmastime with the North Pole
Express. Some travelers may even get a chance to see Santa on the train with
them. There are always events going on at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum so
check back often. Sometimes even Thomas the Tank Engine stops by for a visit.
We at Stokes Automotive love cars, but we also appreciate the character and heritage of trains. That’s why we recommend you take your family to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum.
To keep your car in excellent condition, it’s important to provide seasonal upkeep. As summer comes to an end, use these fall maintenance tips to get your vehicle ready for the cooler weather.
New wiper blades are inexpensive and easy to
replace, and they make a huge difference in visibility and safety. If it’s been
a while since you replaced your car’s wiper blades, take care of them now in
anticipation of the fall showers.
When was the last time you had your car’s
tires replaced? If you’re not sure, it’s definitely time to inspect their
condition. Look to see that the tread is still deep and that there are no signs
of wear, like cracks or bulges. If there are, it’s time to get new tires for
your car in order to ensure good traction and safe handling.
Your car needs an oil change three or four times a year, so the start of a new
season is a great time to do it. Bring your car to Stokes Automotive and let
our team change your car’s oil and filter. This improves efficiency and helps
protect your car’s engine from damage. While we’re there, we can check levels
on other important fluids, like coolant, transmission, brake, and steering
If your car needs its oil changed or tires replaced, bring it to Stokes Automotive.