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The Available Setting Allows For 15.9 Inches Of Ride Height

GMC Hummer EV Extract Mode
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

When the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 originally debuted, we were given a rundown of the truck’s long list of party tricks. Features such as Watts To Freedom (WTF) Mode, Crabwalk Mode, 4-Wheel-Steer, and removable panels among them. There was also the promise of Extract Mode, which lifts the 9,000-pound vehicle to further improve its off-road capabilities. However, for various reason, Extract Mode was not available to Hummer EV customers at launch. Today, that’s changed. Available as an OTA update that downloads directly to the vehicle, Extract Mode lifts the Adaptive Air Suspension to raise the vehicle even higher, achieving an unmatched 15.9 inches of ground clearance, which is nearly six inches more than the standard ride height. And more than the F-150 Raptor, Bronco Raptor, Ram TRX and the Rivian R1T. The DLC content is available to all existing customers who have taken delivery of their Edition 1 Pickup free of charge.

Extract Mode enables the Adaptive Air Suspension on the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 to raise the vehicle nearly 6 inches higher from Normal to Extract Mode allowing customers to clear obstacles in their path. Extract Mode takes the HUMMER EV’s maneuverability even further by increasing water fording depth to 32 inches, as well as increasing the vehicle approach angle by 8.2 degrees, departure angle by 6.8 degrees and breakover angle by 9.9 degrees from the Normal settings for additional clearance while navigating off-road. A full breakdown of the numbers, as well as comparisons to the Raised and Normal modes, can be seen just below:

GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup Specs: Normal, Raised And Extract Mode:

Normal SettingsRaised ModeExtract Mode
Max ground clearance (in. / mm):10.1 / 25711.9 / 30215.9 / 404
Front overhang (in. / mm):34.7 / 88134.7 / 88134.7 / 881
Rear overhang (in. / mm):46.5 / 118146.5 / 118146.5 / 1181
Approach angle (deg.):41.544.349.7
Departure angle (deg.):31.633.738.4
Breakover angle (deg.):22.325.432.2
Water fording depth (in. / mm):26 / 66028 / 71132 / 813
Suspension travel (in. / mm):13 / 330
(front and rear)
13 / 330
(front and rear)
GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Obstacle Course Extract Mode
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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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