GMC brought back the Hummer with much fanfare in October 2020 when it unveiled an all-electric pickup. The truck is now getting an SUV counterpart based on the same Ultium platform developed by General Motors. However, it’s worth noting right from the start that it won’t be available until the 2024 model year, with production beginning early 2023 for select trim levels.
It should be well worth the wait as the GMC Hummer EV SUV largely carries over the capabilities of its pickup sibling, though it can’t quite fully match them. Go for the tri-motor version and the electric sports utility vehicle will offer 830 horsepower and more than 300 miles of range. There’s an Extreme Off-Road Package lowering the range by about 20 miles, but you get so much more in return.
The optional kit adds 18-inch wheels with 35-inch tires, underbody plating, front eLocker, and virtual rear lockers. In addition, the package encompasses heavy-duty ball-spline half shafts, rock sliders, and even an underbody camera. These goodies are on top of the already known four-wheel steering (CrabWalk) that debuted on the pickup, along with an Extract Mode that lifts the vehicle by tweaking the air suspension.
As far as pricing is concerned, the most expensive of the bunch is the Edition 1 fitted with the Extreme Off-Road Package. It costs $110,595 and will be available in early 2023 along with the Edition 1 without the optional kit, lowering the price by $5,000. Going on sale later that spring is the EV 3X with the same tri-motor setup and range but less equipment for a price tag from $99,995.
Also available in spring 2023 will be the EV 2X, equipped with two electric motors for a combined output of 625 horsepower and more than 300 miles of range for a starting price of $89,995. Both the EV 2X and EV 3X trim levels will be offered with the optional Extreme Off-Road Package.
Arriving in spring 2024, the entry-level, dual-motor EV 2 is going to set you back $79,995 and is going to offer 625 hp and 250+ miles of range. It will be the only version of the Hummer EV SUV with a 400-volt electrical system as standard as all the others are going to feature 800v supporting charging at up to 300 kW. It will be available at an additional cost on this base trim, along with a bigger battery pack (20 modules instead of 16) to increase the range to more than 300 miles. Sadly, the base trim level can’t be combined with the Extreme Off-Road Package.
Much like it’s the case with the pickup, the SUV version has been engineered with a Watts to Freedom system, essentially a launch control to achieve that impressive 3.5-second sprint time. Also inherited from the truck will be the Infinity Roof, which is marketing speak for having removable panels to turn the Hummer SUV into a convertible.
The exterior design has been largely carried over from the pickup, but with an enclosed rear section and a fullsize spare wheel mounted on the tailgate. The Edition 1 stands out with its exclusive 22-inch wheels, assist steps, and floor liners. The cabin can seat up to five people and features the same 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster joined by a 13.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment as seen in the truck.
Following today’s reveal, GMC says additional details about the 2024 Hummer EV SUV will be released on Monday, April 5, when we’re hoping more images will be published.