The 2022 GMC Hummer Is Billed As a SuperTruck, But Is It Really?
The reincarnated moniker returns as a supertruck with a ton of drool-worthy goodies, super-high price tagby Sidd Dhimaan, on
GM dropped a major bomb earlier this year when it announced the return of the buried moniker, the Hummer. However, what surprised folks even more was that Hummer, known to be a gas guzzler, was now being presented as a sober vehicle that doesn’t drink anymore. But, despite this opposite-end-of-the-spectrum reincarnation, what didn’t change was its monstrous size and the attention-grabbing persona.
The automaker unveiled a few teasers during the Superbowl earlier this year and had plans to reveal the supertruck sometime in May. But, courtesy of the pandemic, the plans went haywire. Now, the company has finally taken the wraps off this beast and given us a few details. So, is the GMC Hummer EV worth the hype?
How Is The Truck On The Outside and Inside?
The 2022 Hummer EV has a very strong presence, especially with the wide track, the Brobdingnagian stature, and the 35-inch standard Goodyear Wrangler tires that can be upgraded to a 37-inch set.
The illuminated lights and grille, with the HUMMER lettering, and the marker lights at the tip of the roof look pretty darn cool. The square wheel arches, rock rails, and angular construction on the side profile lend the Hummer EV a very muscular look.
The truck follows a ‘Lunar Horizon’ theme on the inside, probably because star-gazing with the removable roof on this will be a great experience. That, too, is named on similar lines – Infinity Roof. The Infinity Roof features four removable transparent sky panels that can be stowed into the frunk whenever you take them off. It features a T-structure, with a complete open-air experience for the passengers at the front and a single bar in the middle for the rear passengers. There are no window frames either.
Other stuff on the inside includes a 14-speaker Bose audio system, dual-tone seats, tech bronze accents, and a 13.4-inch touchscreen system on the center console.
What Powers The Hummer EV?
The Hummer will be offered in four different trims, with two of them featuring two motors and the other two, three motors.
They will be powered by Ultium batteries. GMC is yet to announce the battery specs and related data, but it did say that the estimated driving range is expected to be around 350 miles in the top trim.
The Hummer EV, in the top limited Edition 1 trim, will churn out 1,000 horses and 11,500 pound-feet of torque.
The latter is a confusing number and as is with most EVs, could be the ‘engine torque-wheel torque’ kind of a situation. But, the Hummer dishing out around 1,000 pound-feet of torque at the wheels could be possible.
How Many Trims Will Be Offered?
GMC will offer the Hummer EV in four different iterations altogether. In the base trim, it will feature two motors that make 625 horses and 7,400 pound-feet of torque. The estimated mile-range is 250 miles. The next model, dubbed the EV 2X, will also feature two motors and produce identical power outputs. The range, however, is slightly better at around 300 miles. The Hummer EV 3X will come with a three-motor setup that will dish out 800 ponies and 9,500 pound-feet of torque. The range is expected to be 300+ miles.
Hummer EV Edition 1
The fourth and the final trim is called the EV Edition 1. This will be the first model to arrive, so GMC has given information only about this for the time being. The Edition 1 will be the best-loaded model that the company has to offer.
It will come with a three-motor setup and an e4WD system, and will make an equivalent of “GM-estimated” 1,000 horses and 11,500 pound-feet of twist.
The truck will draw power from the 24-module, double-stacked Ultium batteries. Back in March, GM revealed these Ultium batteries and a flexible global platform for its EVs. These are basically pouch-style cells that can be packed either horizontally or vertically in the battery pack and are said to have a good impact on the performance and the charging times. This means that in optimum conditions, the Hummer EV can add up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging. 350 miles of range is announced on this trim. Everything is an estimate at this point, so use this as a reference point rather than exact figures.
The Edition 1 will also come with other goodies and features like ‘Watts to Freedom’, a driver-selectable mode that unleashes this beast’s sprinting prowess. With this mode activated, the Hummer EV will take approximately three seconds to 60 mph from a standstill. A Drive Mode Control will also be in place and it includes a Terrain Mode that increases the ride height by two inches.
It will also feature the Infinity Roof as standard wherein the transparent sky panels can be removed for an open-air experience. These panels can be stowed away in the frunk area instead of leaving them back home. A Power rear drop glass window and power Tonneau cover will also be offered.
On the inside, a large 13.4-inch, diagonally-slotted infotainment screen will be offered. As for the digital instrument cluster, it will be a 12.3-inch screen. Super Cruise will also be available on the Edition 1 that offers hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of enabled roads.
Finally, GMC’s MultiPro tailgate will be seen here. It opens as a conventional tailgate, can be used as a standing desk, or can be folded down to create a step into the bed. It is basically two tailgates, and a fold-out stopper can be deployed from the inner tailgate. On the Sierra, it can withstand up to 375 pounds and the same can be expected here as well.
In case you didn’t figure it out still, it seems like the Hummer EV Edition 1 is an ode to GM’s first-ever electric car, called the EV1, that was produced between 1996 and 1999.
Some More Interesting Stuff
GMC has announced that the Hummer EV will be available with features that will help when you take the truck off the roads. These include:
- Adaptive Air Suspension that can be raised up to six inches.
- Off-road widgets that show data-like torque output, differential locker engagement, tire pressure, pitch and roll angles, a drift gauge, friction circle, torque vectoring, and so on, on the screen inside the cabin.
- ‘UltraVision’ front and rear underbody cameras with up to 18 different views to navigate safely
- CrabWalk feature that allows the rear wheels and front wheels to steer at the same angle at low speeds, enabling diagonal movement of the vehicle.
How Much Does The Hummer EV Cost?
This is how the Hummer EV trims are priced:
- Hummer EV2 - $79,995
- Hummer EV 2X - $89,995
- Hummer EV 3X - $99,995
- Hummer EV Edition 1 - $112,595
GMC also hasn’t announced if these are after taking into consideration the $7,500 federal tax credit, or without.
|2025 Hummer EV2||2024 Hummer EV2x||2023 Hummer EV3x||2022 Hummer EV Edition 1|
|Availability||Spring 2024||Spring 2023||Fall 2022||Spring 2022|
|Standard Equipment||Two-Motor Drive System||Adaptive Air Ride||Three-Motor Drive System||Drive-Mode Control|
|Extract Mode||Torque Vectoring||Open-Air Driving|
|Four-Wheel Steering||Watts to Freedom||Premium Interior Materials|
|Crab-Walk||13.4-inch Infotainment System|
|Power Rear Glass|
|Power Tonneau Cover|
When Can We Expect The Hummer EV?
All the trims of the Hummer EV will arrive at different points (expensive, higher trim first, and then the lower models) and none of them are coming anytime soon. The Hummer EV Edition 1 will arrive first, in fall 2021, followed by the EV 3X a year later in fall 2022. The Hummer EV 2X will arrive in Spring 2023, and then the base model will be launched a year later in Spring 2024.
Now, this might be a bummer for a lot of potential buyers, but the reservations for the Edition 1 are already full at the time of writing this article.
GMC is yet to announce a whole lot of other details, like the towing and payload capacities, battery sizes and charging times in domestic conditions, etc. For now, it has announced all the good stuff and it sure makes the truck look impressive. Although it has unorthodox looks and people will compare it to the Cybertruck, the Hummer EV is at a different price-point altogether. It starts at $10,000 more than the top-end of the Cybertruck. It will be manufactured at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly – also called Factory Zero these days – which has been retooled with a $2.2 billion investment for EV production.
|GMC Hummer EV||Atlis XT||Bollinger B1||Lordstown Endurance||Rivian R1T||Tesla Cybertruck|
|Price At Launch||$112,595||TBA||$125,000||TBA||TBA|
|Motors||2 or 3||4||2||4||4|
|Range||350+ miles||300 / 400 / 500 miles||200 miles||250+ miles||400+ miles|
|Battery Size||TBA||125 kWh min.||142 kWh||70 kWh||105 / 135 / 180 kWh|
|Charge Speed||350 kW||350 kW||350 kW||350 kW||160 kW|
|Towing||TBA||17,000 lbs. max||7,500 lbs. max||7,500 lbs. max||11,000 lbs. max|
So, for a truck that goes well over the $100,000 mark in the higher trims, will GMC be able to sell it in volumes, or will it replicate the Hummer’s first impression, which was a big, tough-to-maintain vehicle sold in few numbers? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.