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.
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.