Hummer EV SUV details drop April 3
Six months after GMC revealed the reborn Hummer EV in all its open-bed, 1000-hp glory, it’s announcing a sequel. The pickup’s SUV sibling will debut on Saturday, April 3.
At 5 p.m. ET that day, most—if not all—of our questions will be answered about this hardtop Hummer. For now, we have the above teaser image, which confirms that the silhouette most familiar to Hummer fans will return for the model’s EV era. Knobbly tires and an externally mounted spare are only logical. The pickup wears 35s from the factory—we’d presume the SUV will also come so equipped.
To tide us over, Hummer dropped this news at the end of a 40-second video of the pickup tossing around in the snow during its winter testing regimen. Though GMC left a coy bit of camo on the front and rear light fascias, we do get a glimpse at the truck’s underbody, revealing its steel skidplates and adaptive air suspension. The view on the left (below) could be a peek at the video feed from the pickup’s UltraVision array of 18 cameras, designed to help the driver place the vehicle over difficult sections of trail.
The pickup spends a brief amount of time rolling down a stretch of tarmac for beauty shots, but it mostly shows off its four-wheel steering and low-grip prowess by slinging around some snow.
It’s safe to assume that the upcoming SUV will ride on the pickup’s Ultium platform and pack most of its off-road goodies, like four-wheel steering, locking diffs, and Extract Mode—a feature of the air suspension that can raise the body up to six inches for 15.9 inches of clearance. Whether GMC will adapt the snazzy Infinity Roof, with its quartet of removable, transparent panels, to the hardtop’s extended roof remains to be seen.
The first (and most expensive) of the Hummer EV pickups, the Edition 1, is already spoken for, though we don’t know how many units of this tricked-out configuration GMC is planning to make. Reservations for the $112,595 truck filled up in 10 minutes, though production isn’t even supposed to begin until late 2021. Those who want the cheapest pickup must wait until spring of 2024, so all bets are off regarding the SUV’s entrance.
Given the choice, would you go pickup or SUV for your all-electric Hummer?