GMC Hummer EV SUV unveiled as 830 horsepower super-SUV
The Hummer EV Truck now has an SUV companion.
When the GMC Hummer EV Truck debuted in the latter part of 2020, it took the world by surprise. The raw attention the GMC Hummer EV Truck demanded came as a shock to the automotive world. And well, GMC is here to do it again with the Hummer EV SUV.
Many people, myself included, came into the Hummer SUV thinking it'll be the truck with some added panels in the rear, and nothing else. Yeah, that's not what happened. As a matter of a fact, the only similar things between the truck and the SUV are front design and interior technology. Besides that, almost everything has been tweaked in one way or the other.
Take the horsepower count, for example. The maximum horsepower count on the truck was 1,000 horsepower. The SUV comes shy of the quadruple digits, coming in with 830 horsepower. Both trucks have a sub-4-second 0-60, yet the Hummer UV Truck does it faster, being half a second faster than the SUV's 3.5-second 0-60.
The GMC Hummer EV SUV is smaller than the truck as well. The wheel-base has been abbreviated 9 inches, making for better offroad capability, and a better turning radius than the much smaller Mustang Mach-E thanks to the Hummer's four-wheel steering. The SUV being smaller is the reason why there's less power in the SUV: there's less room for batteries.
Clearly, GMC changed the GMC Hummer UV Truck quite a bit when making the Hummer EV SUV. However, they have kept the essence of what makes the GMC Hummer EV Truck legendary in its SUV counterpart.
Namely, GMC has kept the ability to remove the top of the Hummer, so you can enjoy an open-aired experience while driving. The removable roof panels are still stored in the front trunk, and the beloved crabwalk feature is here to stay as well.
Additional features are Extract Mode, where the SUV will raise itself 6 inches in a matter of seconds. The SUV only manages to have two rows of seats, which seat 5 people, with no 3rd-row version in sight.
The interior remains essentially identical to the truck's insides, with a lavish front cabin featuring gargantuan screens and more storage place than a man's pocket.
However, the lavish interior and exterior translate to lavish prices. The balls to the wall version, the Edition 1, comes in at $105,595. This is the one that gets you your 830 horsepower and a whopping 11,300 lb-ft of torque, as well as 300 miles of range. This edition is already sold out though. Lower trims are to be announced soon, with a starting price of $80,000, which will be available in Spring of 2024.
The GMC Hummer EV SUV is marked as a vehicle for 2024, though Edition 1 models are set to deliver in early 2023.