The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV was originally intended to debut back in February, but its official premiere has been pushed back a bit. We are only a few days away from its official unveiling, so to ease the wait, the first of several teaser videos has been released. It’s not showing much, but it is enough to catch a glimpse of what we believe are removable roof panels à la Ford Bronco.
That wouldn’t exactly be a surprise considering the Hummer EV truck can also be turned into a convertible by taking off the roof panels. It’s called the “Infiniti Roof” on the pickup version and has three transparent panels that can be taken out and stored in the front trunk. There’s a good chance it will be standard on some versions – such as the fully loaded Edition 1 – while on the lesser ones it will cost extra.
Logic tells us the SUV will echo the pickup in terms of technical specifications since it will largely be the same vehicle. If that’s correct, expect the range-topping model to pack no fewer than three electric motors for a GM-estimated combined output of 1,000 horsepower. Slotting below should be the EV3X with three motors and a lower 800-hp output.
Moving down the lineup, the Hummer EV truck can also be had in the EV2X specification with a pair of electric motors and 625 horsepower, while the base EV2 has the same power but less range. Speaking of which, GMC has said the reborn Hummer will offer between 250 and 350 miles of range thanks to the Ultium battery pack.
Availability could be limited at first considering GMC will have the pickup on sale this fall only in the $112,595 Edition 1 flavor. It won’t be until fall 2022 when the EV3X will be launched, followed in spring 2023 by the $89,995 EV2X, and eventually, the $79,995 EV2 from spring 2024. Pricing and availability for the new SUV version should be quite similar.
The truck’s neat features should be carried over to the SUV as well, so an adaptive air suspension is likely on the agenda, along with the CrabWalk four-wheel steering for better maneuverability at low speeds. From Super Cruise and a rear-mounted spare wheel to a Watts to Freedom drive mode and an Extreme Off-Road Package, the electric SUV should be jam-packed with General Motors’ latest tech.
Even though it will be large and quite heavy, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV will still offer supercar-like acceleration. The most powerful pickup version of the bunch promises to do 0 to 60 mph in approximately three seconds, so the SUV should have similar if not identical performance. The same holds true for recharging the battery, meaning 10 minutes of charge at 350 kW should be enough for 100 miles of range.
All the juicy details will be disclosed on April 3 when GMC will officially introduce the electric Hummer as an SUV and will start accepting orders. The aforementioned First Edition should be the first to go on sale, likely this fall together with the pickup.