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2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV

What We Know So Far

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Overview

Hummers were made famous for their long history with the U.S. military and as gas-guzzling celebrity fashion statements, but the brand’s recent revival under the GMC umbrella has it poised to become a leader among electric pickup trucks. With Tesla teasing the unconventional Cybertruck and upstart Rivian preparing the R1T truck and R1S SUV, General Motors claps back with the Hummer EV SUT pickup and the Hummer EV SUV. Both are expected to have a driving range of up to 400 miles on a single charge, fast-charging capability, and massive power outputs. Each body style will also boast removable roof panels à la the Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator, and upcoming Ford Bronco. The Hummer SUV could also offer a third row to go along with its generous cargo space. While we don’t have all the details on the upcoming model, here’s what we know so far.

What’s New for 2022?

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV represents the return of an iconic brand, except now it’s being used to usher in a new generation of electric vehicles. It will also help introduce GM’s new battery and charging technology that will be featured on the company’s slew of upcoming EVs.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

GMC hasn’t said how much the Hummer EV SUV will cost or exactly what trim levels will be offered. However, we expect the lineup to align with the recently revealed pickup and cost slightly less, which should put its starting price at right around $75,000 when it debuts in fall 2021.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Since the Hummer EV SUV will be mechanically identical to its pickup-truck counterpart, we expect it to offer the same set of electric motors. We know that the Hummer pickup will initially be available with a three-motor setup that makes 1000 horsepower—and a dubious 11,500 lb-ft of torque that we’ve called misleading. Eventually, we expect the truck and SUV will also be available with one or two electric motors. The single unit suggests a rear-drive model while the two- and three-motor setups indicate two different all-wheel-drive potencies. Of course, both body styles look to have impressive off-road chops thanks to the availability of chunky 35-inch tires, an adjustable air-ride suspension, extensive underbody protection, and four-wheel steering that allows them to drive diagonally or “crab” sideways. We also expect them to have the ability to tow a hefty amount.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

As with the Hummer EV pickup, the SUV will use an 800-volt architecture that allows 350-kilowatt fast-charging. Once plugged in, it’ll be able to add 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. The Hummer EV SUV is also expected to have the same 350 miles of estimated driving range as the truck version.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Neither the EPA nor GMC have announced how efficient the Hummer EV SUV will be. Once that information is released, and we have a chance to test one on our 75-mile highway route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen and helps us evaluate how efficient the electrified SUV is in the real world.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Now that we’ve seen the interior of the Hummer EV pickup truck, we have a pretty good idea what to expect inside the SUV version. That means a mix of durable materials and physical controls among the boxy design elements and digital displays on the dashboard. The former is a 12.3-inch display that acts as the gauge cluster. It will also have four transparent removable roof panels—called the Infinity roof—as seen on the truck. The SUV’s EV platform gives it a spacious cabin with a flat floor throughout thanks to its battery pack being mounted underneath. We expect the Hummer EV SUV to have a big back seat, and since it shares a platform with the pickup truck, it might even have a third row. Regardless, of whether it’s outfitted with two or three rows, the GMC EV should have plenty of versatile interior cubby storage and considerable cargo space.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Hummer’s cutting-edge electric technology will be complemented by state-of-the-art infotainment features such as a large 13.4-inch touchscreen and extensive connectivity options. As with most GMC models, desirable content such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot is expected to come standard. We’d also expect available upgrades to include a powerful Bose stereo, built-in navigation, a rear-seat infotainment system, and wireless charging.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The 2022 Hummer EV SUV hasn’t been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, it’ll definitely be available with myriad driver-assistance technology. The latter will include GM’s Super Cruise system that provides hands-free driving through automated lane-changing assist. Key safety features should include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

GMC provides a competitive limited and powertrain warranty that should apply to the Hummer EV SUV. Along with the shortest complimentary maintenance possible, GM covers electrical components for eight years or 100,000 miles, which aligns with most electric vehicles.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • Hybrid components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit

The GMC Hummer EV SUV looks to revive an incredibly popular brand as well as usher in a new generation of all-electric trucks and SUVs.

2022 GMC Hummer EV

What We Know So Far

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Overview

In an amazing twist of fate, General Motors’ gas-guzzling Hummer brand, discontinued in 2010, is poised to make a comeback for 2022 as an all-electric sub-brand of GMC. The resurrected Hummer will appear first as a pickup truck and later as an SUV. The new pickup is shaping up to be quite the beast, with up to 1000 horsepower from its top powertrain option, which uses three electric motors, offers an estimated range of 350 miles per charge, and a leaps to 60 mph in a claimed 3.0 seconds. The Hummer EV also features removable roof panels, an optional adjustable air suspension, and a cool four-wheel steering feature that allows it to “crab” sideways—drive diagonally—all of which should make it fun to take off-road. Pickup trucks are the next frontier for electric vehicles, as potential rivals from upstarts Rivian, Bollinger, and Tesla—as well as established automakers such as Ford—are preparing their own entries in this emerging segment.

What’s New for 2022?

While Hummer is an old name, the Hummer EV will be an all-new model within the GMC lineup. The Hummer EV will go on sale in fall, 2021, and at first only the most expensive Edition 1 model will be available; less expensive trims will come into the picture starting in 2022.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

At launch, only the top Edition 1 trim and its six-figure price tag will be available. It’s loaded with all of the best items offered on the Hummer EV, including an adjustable air suspension, Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving mode, a power-operated tonneau cover, and a giant 13.4-inch infotainment display. The Hummer EV 3X will be the next one to launch and is scheduled for fall 2022; the Hummer EV 2X and Hummer EV 2 have a less powerful two-motor drivetrain and will go on sale in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

For now, the only powertrain available in the Hummer EV is a setup with three electric motors that makes 1000 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard and GMC estimates a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.0 seconds, which the company says is achievable thanks to the truck’s Watts to Freedom launch control driving mode. GMC is also quoting a dubious 11,500 lb-ft torque figure from this powertrain, but that estimated number is almost certainly calculated through the torque-multiplying effect of the truck’s gear ratios. While we take issue with how that misleading torque number is calculated, it should have massive pulling power regardless. The real torque number will be between 1000 and 1100 lb-ft, GMC insiders say. We are eagerly awaiting our chance to test the Hummer EV’s performance capabilities at our test track and will update this story with test results as soon as we can.

Towing and Payload Capacity

Speaking of towing and payload, GMC has not yet released that information. In order to be competitive with the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian’s R1T and R1S models, the Hummer EV would need to boast towing capacity between 7500 and 11,000 pounds as well as a payload capacity between 1500 and 3500 pounds.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

The Hummer EV uses GM’s new Ultium battery-pack technology and boasts an estimated 350 miles of driving range per charge. The company also said that the Hummer will have an 800-volt electrical architecture with 350-kilowatt fast-charging capability which allows it to add 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. For buyers who don’t have any DC fast charging stations nearby, the Hummer EV will also be able to charge on regular public charging terminals or at home via a provided adapter, but charging times are significantly slower.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

EPA fuel economy estimates for the Hummer EV haven’t been released yet so it’s unknown what kind of efficiency this big electric vehicle will offer. When it makes it to production, we’ll test the big brute on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route and report our MPGe and range findings here.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Even though Hummers of yesteryear were mainly SUVs, the Hummer EV takes the form of a crew cab pickup truck with a five-foot-long bed; an SUV model will follow the truck into production and should be revealed sometime in 2021. The Hummer EV’s cabin is similarly spacious to GMC’s Sierra crew cab pickup truck, and the interior can be opened to the elements via a novel removable roof that reintroduces a T-top–esque design popular in GM sports and muscle cars in the 1970s and 1980s. When in place, the transparent panels are akin to a normal panoramic glass sunroof but lifting them off and stowing them in the Hummer EV’s front trunk gives the truck a convertible vibe similar to that of the Jeep Gladiator. Inside, several moon-inspired touches—such as a moon-boot footprint on the dead pedal and speaker grilles that show the Sea of Tranquility—serve as not-so-subtle reminders of GM’s connection to NASA astronauts and the electrically powered Apollo 15 lunar rover that the company helped engineer.

Infotainment and Connectivity

A large 13.4-inch display serves as the infotainment screen, and there’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel as well. GMC has contracted Epic Games—maker of the wildly popular Fortnite video game—to create the graphics for the Hummer EV’s infotainment interface. A host of connectivity features will be standard, including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and GM’s OnStar telematics system. We’ll know more about the Hummer EV’s available tech features closer to the truck’s on-sale date.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature is the one to beat in the EV marketplace, but lucky for the Hummer EV, GM’s Super Cruise system is just as capable and will be offered as a standard feature. We also expect to see less advanced features such as lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

The Hummer EV will surely come with a similar warranty to other General Motors products, which means three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage.

  • Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Hybrid components are covered for 8 years or 100,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit

The gas-guzzling Hummer brand of old is poised to make a comeback for 2022 as an all-electric sub-brand of GMC, starting with an EV pickup truck.