GMC resurrects the name Hummer name by introducing its first all-electric vehicle.
After having advanced its intentions on the sidelines of the most recent edition of the Super Bowl, General Motors formalizes everything by unveiling this new electric-powered van.
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. The latter promises a range totaling more than 560 kilometers and a recovery of 160 kilometers after 10 minutes at a fast charging station (800 volts). These data are those estimated by the manufacturer and remain to be confirmed.
As for the engine, the GMC Hummer EV contains three electric motors that develop an estimated power and torque of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet (!). The whole thing should make it possible to reach 97 km / h in about three seconds. All-wheel drive is standard, marketed as the e4WD.
For the moment, only one version will be marketed. It will bear the name Editon 1.
A striking look
Stylistically, the Hummer EV stands out. As promised, we can remove the transparent roof panels just to blow hair in the wind. They can be stored in the front trunk.
In addition to opting for a futuristic appearance, its designers adopted the repetition of the letter “H” in various places.
Like the GMC Sierra also offers, this new pickup will be equipped with the MultiPro tailgate. This can be modulated in six different ways.
Four directional wheels
Among the features that had been announced prior to the official unveiling, note the function CrabWalk. Thanks to the latter, the van 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 cameras under the body at the front and rear. The aim is to facilitate the work of locating the many obstacles encountered in off-road courses.
Moreover, the base is covered with steel plates ensuring the protection of the battery and thus limiting the damage in off-road driving. By developing this new pickup, GMC intended to deliver remarkable performance both on the road and off the beaten track.
On board, there will be a 13.4-inch touch screen which will be paired with a latest generation infotainment system. As for the screen of the instrumentation under the eyes of the driver, its diagonal stretches over 12.3 inches.
Until now, Super Cruise technology was only available from 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.
Production of the GMC Hummer EV will begin at the end of 2021 at the General Motors plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. However, units intended for the Canadian market will not be built until the fall of 2022. We will therefore have to wait at least two long years before seeing this new Hummer on our roads.
For now, the price range has not been disclosed.