2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV – What We Know So Far

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Hummers are famous for their long history with the US military. The brand’s recent resurgence under the GMC umbrella has made it to be the leader among electric vehicles (trucks and SUV).

General Motors is currently working on Hummer EV SUV and Hummer EV SUT pickup. Both are projected to fast-charging capability with massive power output. Consequently, these vehicles will drive up to 400 miles on a single charge.

Body styles will also boast removable roof panels like Gladiator, Jeep Wrangler, and upcoming Ford Bronco. GMC Hummer EV SUV will have the horsepower of more 1000 (745 kilowatts) and a reported axle torque of 11,500 pound-feet (15590 Newton-meters).

It means that these vehicles can get 60 miles per hour speed in about 3 seconds. Although we do not know all the details, some of the known are as follows.

What Does It Look Like?

The first look of the new Hummer arrived before the commercial of the truck’s Super Bowl. The head-on image presented a six-slat grille (like ones on the H2 and H3), each with having a letter of the word “HUMMER” emblazoned within it.

It also shows illuminated features and squared LED headlights. Lower down on the show; there is a large vent opening, a robust set of front fenders flares, and a GMC badge located on the top right.

However, “latest teasers” reveal a bit more and gives a better look at the coming Hummer SUV. This video shows Hummer EV will have both as rugged SUV and a traditional truck shape with unique wheel design and massive off-road tires.

We can expect that the upcoming shape will be the blend of traditional truck shape and rugged SUV. However, we will have to wait for a full reveal.

What’s New?

The GMC Hummer EV SUV 2022 characterizes the return of an iconic brand. It will be to start a new generation of electric vehicles. It will also benefit and help General motors to introduce new battery and charging technology that will be used in the company’s upcoming EVs.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Hummer EV SUV is expected to be identical to the pickup-truck counterpart mechanically. Therefore, we expect the same set of electric motors. It is also circulated that Hummers will be available in one, two, or three electric motors.

GM officially has announced that Hummer EV will generate a torque up to 1000 horsepower and 11500 lb-ft. However, we suspect that it is measured another way than traditional torque. Instead, we are with the opinion that Hummers will make a torque between 714 or 834 lb-ft.

EV Range and Battery Life

Although the company has not officially released details on things like battery life and range, we can imagine GM’s new Ultium batteries. These are powerful and efficient. The most efficient Ultium batteries can deliver a range up to 400 miles (644 km) and feature fast-capability.

It is difficult to believe this range when compared with the power of the vehicle. However, General Motors say that it will 800-volt battery packs in upcoming vehicles that can charge at 350 kilowatts.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

No doubt, it is the biggest mystery of how its interior will look like and how roomy it will be. Traditional thinking proposes it will have a spacious cabin with a completely flat floor because of the battery pack being placed underneath.

There should be no shortage of amenities such as head-up display, fully digital gauge cluster, leather upholstery, and ventilated & heated front seats. It is supposed that the Hummer EV SUV will have big back seats.

Since we assume it shares some shape of a truck, it can have a third row of seats. Regardless of outfitted with two or three rows, we expect the GMC EV SUV will have considerable cargo space and plenty of versatile interior cubby storage.

Driver-Assistance and safety Features

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not been crash-tested the 2022 Hummer EV SUV. Anyhow, it will undoubtedly have a myriad of driver-assistance technology.

It can also feature GM’s Super Cruise system. This system offers hands-free driving with automated lane-changing assistance.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

GMC offers a competitive limited, and powertrain warranty. Therefore, it should also apply to Hummer EV SUV. Moreover, GM also covers complimentary maintenance for electrical components for 100,000 miles or eight years.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Neither the GMC nor EPA has announced anything about the efficiency of the EV SUV. Once it is announced will have some information about it. Further, we will have a chance to test it to evaluate how efficient the electrified SUV will be in the real world.

Price and Cost

As regards other important information, we also do not have any clue about its price or cost. However, we can speculate it. The upcoming Rivian R1T pickup’s price will be less than $69,000. The Tesla Cybertruck will be more affordable, i.e., It will cost near $40,000.

As per current gas-powered GMC Sierra pickup, its cost is about $30,000 to start and can go as high as $54,700 depending upon the model.

Now consider GMC is the world’s premium truck brand. Therefore, it expects a premium price tag. Hence, a safe estimate would say that GMC Hummer EV SUV will be about $70,000. However, Denali and AT4 Models would probably be more expensive if they happen.

Where Will It Be Built?

GMC will build Hummer EV SUV in the US, at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Michigan. It corresponds with a report that advocates GM will build its new Hummer EV SUV alongside the new Cadillac Escalade.

When Will ItBe Launched?

Previously, GMC was planning to reveal its Hammer EV SUV on some date of May 2020. As the global Coronavirus pandemic has affected the whole world, GMC had to delay it until later this year.

However, we can see the new GMC Hummer EV SUV by this fall officially. Further, according to the automaker, development is unaffected. It means it shall be ready for sale in late 2021 as a 2022 model.

Final Words

In this article, we have briefly discussed the features of the upcoming 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV. The main features include fast-charging capability with massive power output. Resultantly, these vehicles are expected to give you a drive up to 400 miles in a single charge.

The discussed details are the result of some announcement made by General Motors and considering the features of other relevant vehicles of the company.

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