We’ve known for some time now that Ford’s cross-town rival GM was working on reviving its Hummer nameplate, this time as a family of all-electric vehicles under the GMC brand. The new 2021 GMC Hummer EV family consists of both a truck (or as GM calls it, a Sport Utility Truck, or SUT) and an SUV. The former will do battle with the Ford F-150 EV when it arrives in mid-2022 and the Bronco pickup, while the latter will take on the new 2021 Ford Bronco. And today, GM gave us a better look at what those Blue Oval models are up against, as reported by GM Authority.
The automaker posted a short teaser video starring NBA basketball player LeBron James and both 2021 GMC Hummer EV models. It doesn’t provide many specifics, per say, but does reveal a couple of key details. For starters, the Hummer SUT will debut this coming fall, at which time reservations will also open up. Production of the all-electric pickup will begin one year later, in the fall of 2021. The SUV version will come about a year thereafter.
The video also reiterates that the new GMC Hummer EV, which utilizes Ultium battery technology and will be built on GM’s new BT1 vehicle platform, will offer up 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, which will propel it to 60 miles-per-hour in three seconds. Additionally, GM names off a list of Hummer’s features, which include:
- Open Air Infinity Roof
- Adrenaline Mode
- Crab Mode
- Super Fast Charging
- Next Gen Super Cruise
- Modular Sky Panels
- Ultra Vision Cameras
The footage takes us through pieces of the Hummer’s development as well, showing off a clay model and a prototype under construction, which gives us a pretty good look at the finished product. And if that isn’t enough, the clip ends with an outline of both the SUT and SUV models, which shows off the basic lines each respective vehicle.
As was the case with the since-discontinued Hummer models of the past, the new GMC Hummer EV SUV is expected to provide excellent off-road capability, putting it squarely in the Bronco’s crosshairs. The competition between the two only figures to further intensify if/when Ford decides to offer an EV version of its reborn off-road SUV, too.