GMC Hummer EV SUV Unveiled As Lineup Expands

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

GMC is using the Final Four to take the wraps off of the next part of the all-electric Hummer lineup — the Hummer EV SUV.

Unsurprisingly, the SUV shares looks and the Ultium platform with the pickup truck. It also offers an Edition 1 trim, as well, at launch.

Customers will get, as standard, 22-inch wheels. They’ll also get assist steps and floor liners.

Those who opt for the Extreme off-road package will get 18-inch wheels with 35-inch tires, underbody armor, rock sliders, electronic front locker and what GMC calls “virtual” rear lockers (basically a simulation of a locking differential for the dual-motor drive unit), heavy-duty half-shafts, underbody cameras, and other goodies.

Extract Mode — which allows the suspension to be raised up to six inches to help the driver “extract” him or herself from tricky situations — will be available. So, too, will the CrabWalk feature that allows for diagonal movement.

There is, of course, a rear-mounted spare tire.

Other key specs include a 126.7-inch wheelbase, a 35.4-foot turning circle, available four-wheel steer, and removable roof.

GMC is promising up to 300 miles of range on the Edition 1, which has a 20-module Ultium battery. Horsepower is listed at up to 830 and torque at up to 11,500 lb-ft.

SuperCruise hands-free driving will be available, as well.

Trims brake down as follows: Base ($79,995), 2X ($89,995), 3X ($99,995), Edition 1 ($105,595), and Edition 1 with Extreme Off-Road package ($110,595). The 2X and 3X will be available in spring 2023, with the Edition 1 and Edition 1 Extreme available early that year. The base model follows in spring 2024.

The base and 2X have a bit less power, at up to 625 hp and up to 7,400 lb-ft of torque. The base has a range around 250 miles, while Extreme Edition 1s will check in around 280.

Similarly, base and 2X models use dual-motor setups, while it’s three motors otherwise. All have 20-module batteries, save the base, which is 16. Base-model buyers can pay extra for 20-modules and 300 miles of range, and 2X and 3X shoppers can get the Extreme package.

Charging starts at 400V, with 800V/300 kW available.

GMC will reveal more details regarding features on Monday.

So yeah, the Hummer is fully back. Now, however, aggro bros can claim, more or less honestly, that they’re not killing the environment. Or at least that they’re doing less damage than Hummers did before.

[Images: GMC]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Apr 05, 2021

    I'd rather have a Telluride.

  • Precorefx Precorefx on Apr 06, 2021

    Does the world really need this? GM seems to be slowly slipping back into 1980s when more and more of its vehicles starting looking the same.

  • Jeff Tiny electrical parts are ruining today's cars! What can they ...
  • CEastwood From zero there is nowhere to go but up . BYD isn't sold in the U.S. and most Teslas are ugly azz 90s looking plain jane drone mobiles . I've only seen one Rivian on the road and it 's not looking good for them . I live out in the sticks of NW NJ and EVs just aren't practical here , but the local drag strip thrives in the warmer months with most cars making the trip from New York .
  • Lorenzo Aw, that's just the base price. Toyota dealers aren't in the same class as BMW/Porsche upsellers, and the Toyota base is more complete, but nobody will be driving that model off the lot at that price.
  • Mike The cost if our busing program is 6.2 million for our average size district in NJ. It was 3.5 last year.
  • Alan What an ugly vehicle..........and it was named a Mustang!
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