GMC Hummer EV truck and SUV teased as debut date moves to fall
Production starts in fall 2021.
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The GMC Hummer EV pickup truck was supposed to debut on May 20, but the automaker postponed that event due to, well, you know. An official reveal date is still TBD, but on Wednesday, General Motors confirmed the electric Hummer will show its face this fall.
"Its production timing remains on track and on schedule," a GM spokesperson said in a statement. The GMC Hummer EV will go into production about a year after its debut, in fall 2021.
GM also released a new video today, and it gives us an even better look at the new GMC Hummer EV. Not only can we see the truck going through its design and production process, but we get our first glimpse at the truck's profile by way of an outline. It's interesting, to say the least -- the rear window actually appears to have a greater slope than the windshield.
But that's not all. The video also shows the outline of the forthcoming Hummer SUV, the second body style to be built on this platform. It's more traditionally shaped, and has a spare tire mounted to the tailgate. Actually, in profile, this sketch has a striking resemblance to the old
, which is likely intentional.
We also know that both the truck and SUV will have removable roof panels that can stow in the trunk, as well as something called Crab Mode, which should allow the Hummer to pull off impressive turns not unlike those of the Rivian R1T, one of its key rivals. The Hummer EV will be powered by GM's new Ultium batteries and is said to have a range of about 400 miles in its top spec. It will also feature the next version of GM's Super Cruise driver-assistance tech, which allows for hands-free driving on certain premapped roads throughout the US.