After ten years on ice, General Motors has officially relaunched Hummer as a distinct entity within the GMC brand. Its first product is the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which is scheduled to arrive in late 2021 with up to 350 miles in driving range plus available removable roof panels, and four-wheel steering capability. The model is the first in a series of electric utility vehicles from GM, which is betting big on EVs.
Although the last Hummer rolled off the assembly line in 2010, causal glances at the 2022 GMC Hummer EV immediately bring to mind the brand’s past vehicles like the H1, H2 and H3. Behind the rugged exterior is a pretty capable machine, or “supertruck,” as GMC is calling it.
There are three powertrain options on offer, starting with 625 horsepower and 250 miles of range on a single charge, followed by 800 horsepower and 300 miles of range, and finally 1,000 horsepower with 350 miles of range for the range-topping model. The range-topping powertrain is capable of propelling the Hummer from 0-60 mph in about three seconds, which is quite impressive for a vehicle of its size and weight.
GM also designed the truck to have some capability off the beaten path. Edition 1 models will be equipped with an Extreme Off-Road Package that includes 35 inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, underbody protection, and underbody cameras for maximum off-road spotting capabilities.
The electric truck also features Adaptive Air Suspension and four-wheel drive. Additionally, Four-Wheel-Steer capability with CrabWalk mode helps owners drive through tough conditions diagonally.
All models get the multi-function tailgate currently offered on the GMC Sierra as the MultiPro and Chevy Silverado as the Multi-Flex. Some models gets removable roof panels. Dubbed Infinity Roof, the panels can be stowed in the front trunk (aka the frunk).
Inside, 2022 GMC Hummer EV owners will be treated to a 13.4 inch infotainment touchscreen and a 12.3 inch driver information display (previously known as the gauge cluster). Additionally, Edition 1 models will have GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving technology.
All of those features will come at a steep cost. The initial Hummer lineup is limited to Edition 1 Models priced at $112,595. That trim will launch in late 2021 as the first GMC Hummer EV model. Cheaper trims will trickle in after that, with the most affordable model – the Hummer EV2 – arriving in Spring 2024 at $79,995. Additionally, the Hummer EV pickup will be joined by an SUV variant at some point in the future.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is a multi-faceted vehicle that will compete with two Ford products. On the one hand, it will take on the upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor in the high-performance off-road space. On the other hand, it will compete with Ford’s forthcoming electric F-150 in the battery electric vehicle space. However, we have a feeling that Ford’s electric truck will take quite a different approach than the GMC Hummer EV.
And although it boasts a bed, its removable roof panels make the Hummer EV a quasi-Bronco competitor as well. In any event, it’ll be interesting to see how GM’s Ultium lithium-ion batteries and BT1 electric vehicle platform stack up against The Blue Oval’s future EV offerings. We’ll be here to keep you informed about it all, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for all the latest Ford F-150 news and round-the-clock Ford news coverage.