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2022 GMC Hummer EV Crab Mode
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The 2022 Hummer EV is gearing up for a digital reveal this fall, and the teasers are trickling out. Late last week, the truck’s Crab Mode was teased on social media. And today, we get a quick glimpse of the unique driver setting in action. Take a look at the video below.

In the short 20-second video, we’re treated with a better understanding of what the 2022 Hummer EV Crab Mode party trick is capable of. As hinted by its very name, the Crab Mode locks the front and rear differentials cocks all-four wheels to the same angle, where the vehicle then begins to strafe in a diagonal motion. The video also confirms four wheel steering for the all-electric truck and SUV.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Crab Mode Design Logo Graphic

The 2022 Hummer EV will be sold exclusively by GMC dealers – hence the loose branding affiliation that goes with it. It’s expected to come in single, dual and tri-motor configurations, with the tri-motor providing 1,000 horsepower and a 0-60 time of just three seconds. The vehicle will also have removable doors, modular removable roof panels, and the ability to charge its batteries up to 90 percent in 10 minutes. And the Hummer EV Crab Mode feature is just one trick up GMC’s sleeve.

Other surprises that the GMC Hummer EV will bring to the  table include a frunk, next-generation Super Cruise, high definition camera systems, and other driving modes such as Adrenaline Mode. The Hummer EV will also come in two body styles: a truck, and an SUV. It will be built at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant starting late next year. It’s currently scheduled to arrive to market just after the Rivian R1T and R1S, Bollinger B1 and B2, and Tesla Cybertruck. The Nikola Badger, which GM will also develop and manufacture, is expected to begin production by 2022.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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