Hummers became popular vehicles because of the long history they share with the U.S. military and celebrity figures. But with the Hummer's recent revival under GMC, it is expected to emerge as the leading brand among electric trucks. GMC is currently working on the new Hummer EV SUV and SUT pickup trucks. Both are expected to achieve up to 400miles driving range on just a single charge. With colossal power outputs and fast-charging capabilities, the truck will feature a detachable roof panel. It's also projected that the hummer EV SUV could feature a third row alongside its opulent space. Continue reading to find out ten things you probably didn't know about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV.
1. Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Mechanically, the hummer EV SUV is identical to its hummer EV SUT counterpart, which means the two will have similar electric motor sets. Rumor has it that these hummers will come with single, double, or triple motor units. The individual motor units will probably feature in rear-drive models, while those with two or three motor units will run the all-wheel-drive models. GMC also hinted that the hummer EV could produce up to 11,500lb-ft of torque and 1000 horsepower. Both the SUV and truck promise excellent off-road performances as well as substantial towing capabilities.
2. Charging, Range, and Battery Life
In a recent announcement, GMC revealed that the Hummer EV and other upcoming editions would be riding on the 3rd generation EV platform. It further mentioned that the EV SUT models would be highlighting an 800-Volt design with several battery options as well as a fast-charge technology. That means that the Hummer EV may have an impressive 400-mile range.
3. It's Interior and Comfort
There is a lot of information yet to be disclosed about the 2022 Hummer EV, and what remains even more mysterious is how the interior will look like. Some reports suggest that its cabin will be spacious and the floor will be flat, thanks to the battery packs mounted beneath it. According to Motor1, GMC disclosed that the infotainment screen would measure 15inches and 12inches for the digital instrument cluster. It's expected that it will have leather upholstery and heated front seats. Since the Hummer EV SUV shares the same platform with the SUT, it may have a bigger back seat or a possible third row. Whether it has two or three rows outfitted, the 2022 Hummer GMC EV should feature a versatile interior curb storage as well as a massive cargo space.
4. It will have a Removable Targa Roof
Like its Porsche or Wrangler counterparts, the Hummer EV will have a detachable Targa-style roof panel over its front seats. This removable roof panel will offer open-air driving for occupants seated in the front seats. According to Automotive Map, its front trunk is spacious enough to store the detached roof panel conveniently.
5. Infotainment and Connectivity
Newer infotainment options like the massive 15-inch touchscreen and numerous connectivity features are expected to complement the Hummer EV's electric technology. Like most GMC models, desirable features such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a subscription Wi-Fi hotspot come as a standard. Other exciting upgrades may include a robust Bose stereo, rear-seat infotainment system, built-in navigation, and wireless charging.
6. Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
GMC offers competitive powertrain and limited warranties for the Hummer EV auto models. Alongside its shorter complimentary maintenance, GMC will offer electrical components coverage of up to eight years (100,000 miles), which is similar to that of most electric trucks. The limited warranty covers 3years (36,000 miles), and the powertrain warranty covers 5years (60,000 miles). However, buyers will only receive free maintenance for the first visit.
7. Availability and Price
According to CarsDirect, the release date of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV was to be announced on May 20, 2020. However, this was canceled in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. However, the company has maintained the car's availability as planned for the fall of 2021.
As for the price, GMC hasn't been clear on how much the car will cost or trim levels to be offered. Both the 2022 Hummer SUV and SUT are expected to cost just about the same price. That should place their starting price near $70,000.
8. Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
For the EV marketplace, the feature to beat is Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot. However, the Super Cruise system for the Hummer EV is just equally capable. The availability of this feature on the 2022 Hummer EV may be offered as an option, with other less advanced features like blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistant, pedestrian detection, night vision, and rear cross-traffic alert, etc.
9. It will Feature an Adjustable Suspension System
In March 2020, GMC released a brief video of the 2022 Hummer EV's drivetrain. It displayed several features, including electronic motors, battery pack, and the suspension system. From this cutaway, any car enthusiast could easily conclude that the car is equipped with an adjustable air suspension system on all four corners and attached to control-arm-like linkages. Furthermore, the Hummer's probable lower trims will feature fixed suspension systems, but the air ride is booked for the priciest models.
10. The “Quiet Revolution” Promotion by LeBron James
Teaming up with GMC, NBA superstar LeBron James promoted the 2022 Hummer EV through the "Quiet Revolution" campaign ad during the American Super Bowl LIV. According to James, this is an electric vehicle, evolving, perceiving the world, not how it is but how it should be. Relaunching the iconic Hummer in the form of an electric truck is undoubtedly a creative approach to grow the brand.
Nearly a decade ago, GM retired the Hummer series of vehicles after expanding its lineup to feature H2 and H3 SUV cars and trucks. As we await the re-entry of the brand as the 2022 Hummer EV, GM may break the brand single-handedly once again.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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