We already wrote about the comeback of the legendary nameplate, before it became official. Still, we expected the return of an SUV with a conventional drivetrain. But, Hummer is an electric truck. But, it ain’t over yet, since it didn’t take too long for rumors about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV to start swirling. Well, the legendary model will take the position in the new segment, but it comes with some classic bodylines.
General Motors is in the big electrification process. “Our electric future is now” plan was announced just before the COVID-19 pandemic and Hummer is one of the first vehicles that will be an EV. Unfortunately for SUV lovers, a truck version is official for now. But, based on the same platform and design language, the other type of vehicle will also be there pretty soon.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV will join the pickup, Chevy Bolt, and Cadillac Lyriq, the initial lineup of zero-emission models by the GM. That will cover the most important classes – pickup trucks, compact crossovers, luxury and standard SUVs.
There are no doubts the new Hummer is bringing old details. Just take a look at the truck. The pickup is bringing back memories of the aggressive fascia and styling. Hummer was one of the most eye-catching vehicles ever. Now, General Motors is ready to modernize the boxy look and add even more attractive features to the exterior.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV will introduce a boxy body with plenty of details. Since this is an electric vehicle, the system requires some additions. In this case, air-flow dams and exhaust tips are not needed, which will definitely affect the styling. The new model is inspired by space and moon rovers. Contrast colors of the exterior and interior are definitely drawing the attention.
Designers didn’t waste a chance to put the ‘H’ letter wherever it was possible. If seems to be too many logos on the truck, so the SUV might feature fewer. On the other hand, they paid attention to every detail, even those under the body. No need to mention the interior. They said it took less than 20 months to build the Hummer truck, but the level of details is incredible. It will take a while for owners to explore the vehicle. You will find plenty of hidden storage spots, more than on the truck.
2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV Specifications, Range, 1,000-hp Output
Well, General Motors unveiled plans for the powertrain. There are no doubts the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV is going to use the same batteries. A small change in outputs and range is possible. Still, announced outputs are not final. We doubt that the electric truck will be able to produce 11,500 lb-ft of torque. No, it is not a typo. Experts say once it touches the ground, the twist power should be about 800 pound-feet. A few configurations will be there for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV. The lightest setup is going to deliver about 600 horsepower, while the high-end models should burst more than 1,000 ponies. Well, this is not the same as for the conventional drivetrains, so expect a totally different riding impression.
On electric vehicles, the range matters. The SUV should be at a similar level as the pickup, meaning the electric battery is going to cover an equal distance. According to announcements, the most potent configuration is about to deliver 350 miles of range. One thing is sure – General Motors is working on the recharging system. In 10 mins, the latest upgrades will restore a battery for a 100-mile run. A 100 percent recharge will take about 75 minutes on the DC fast-charging stations.
The new Hummer truck introduced some cool features, such as the Crab Walk. The vehicle can move diagonally at low speeds, solving tough terrain challenges. Well, in practice, this might not work as advertised, experts warn. The pickup truck is an off-road oriented vehicle, and a body extension of 6 inches when needed proves this. Finally, expect a higher level of autonomous drive. Super Cruise feature is one of the best self-driving equipment in the market and the GM is ready to take it to the next stage of development. For now, the plan is to reach Level 4. The race is tough, since Nissan, BMW, and Volvo checked in already.
2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV Release Date and Price
The production of the Hummer EUT starts this fall. Shortly after the First Edition hits dealerships, the company is going to provide more details about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV. The sibling might be out already next spring. Prices should be at the same level. Still, there won’t be too many buyers if rumors about the initial price are correct. The cheapest truck is going to cost $80,000. Tesla Model X was priced so much and the US carmaker took a lot of critics. The competition in the SUV segment is wider, so the cost of these vehicles went down. GM will have to bring something more budget-friendly, probably about $50,000.