After several months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, GMC finally unveils the Hummer EV, a 100% electric pick-up resuscitating the name of the famous 4×4 Hummer of the 1990s derived from a military machine.
Like the Cadillac Lyriq presented last August, the GMC Hummer EV will be equipped with the Ultium technology battery, developed in partnership with LG Chem. This technology promises a range of more than 348 miles (560 kilometers) and a recovery of 100 miles (160 kilometers) after 10 minutes at a fast charging station (800 volts).
The hummer designers opted for a fairly and futuristic appearance, but they also didn’t fall for the hype like Tesla did with its Cybertruck.
Despite its modern lines, the Hummer EV remains comparable to gasoline pickup trucks on the market. At least that’s the case at first glance.
As also offered by the GMC Sierra, this new pickup will be equipped with the MultiPro tailgate. This can be modulated in six different ways.
Four directional wheels
Thanks to CrabWalk function, the pickup will be able to move diagonally as long as it is driven at low speed. The front and rear wheels will adopt the same steering angle.
The GMC Hummer EV may be fitted with tires with a diameter of 37 inches. On the other hand, it will be delivered with tires of “only” 35 inches.
GMC also promises an adaptive air suspension that will allow the vehicle to be lifted up to 149 millimeters to deliver worthy off-road capability.
GMC has equipped its new Hummer EV with the UltraVision system, which includes under-body cameras at the front and rear.
The aim is to facilitate the work of locating the many obstacles encountered while off-road. In fact, the base is covered with steel plates to protect the battery and limit damage when driving off-road.
In developing this new pickup truck, GMC intended to deliver remarkable performance both on the road and off the beaten track.
On board, there will be a 13.4-inch touchscreen which will be paired with a latest-generation infotainment system and also a diagonal instrumentation screen in front of the driver stretching 12.3 inches.
Until now, Super Cruise technology was only available in Cadillac within the large General Motors family.
With the Hummer EV, it will be introduced for the first time at GMC. This semi-autonomous driving system enables hands-free driving and takes care of changing lanes on selected roads and when conditions permit.
The Hummer EV production
Production of the GMC Hummer EV will begin in late 2021 at the General Motors industry in Hamtramck, Michigan.
However, units intended for the Canadian market will not be built until the fall of 2022. It will therefore be at least two long years before we see this new Hummer on our roads.
At this time, the price range has not been disclosed for the Canadian market. In the US, the model will start at US $ 79,995, while the Edition 1 variant will hit $ 112,595.