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EARLY GMC HUMMER EV SUV SKETCHES AREN’T TOO FAR FROM THE REAL THING

The Final Product Doesn’t Stray Too Far From The Design Sketches

GMC Hummer EV SUV
Sketch by Brian Maczewski, screenshot via Instagram

The GMC Hummer EV SUV and pickup truck are unmistakably on-brand, yet completely different from the behemoths we remember from the 2000s. Indeed, the new vehicles focus on boxy proportions, technology and bold detailing, but ultimately different as, for the first time, these Hummers are missing engines. Thankfully, nobody has fond memories of the LLR straight-5 in the late 2009 Hummer H3 anyway.

Truly, it is the dawn of a new day for the Hummer brand (that’s sort of a GMC because of a loophole). With the reveal of the Hummer EV SUV now behind us, Hummer EV lead exterior designer Brian Malczewski has shared some of the early design sketches for the SUV on his Instagram.

This isn’t the first time GM designers disclosed early design proposals for the new electric pickup truck and SUV. the GM Design Instagram page previously showed off early sketches, as well.

The most incredible thing about the sketches is how close the production Hummer EV is to them. Design sketches typically have enormous wheels and exaggerated proportions, among other things, and they don’t make it to production. But with the GMC Hummer EV SUV and truck, the proportions are so wild that it doesn’t look far off.

There are some obvious differences between the sketches and the final Hummer SUV, however. Up front, the main headlight beams are actually thinner on the production vehicle, something that almost never happens in the design process. The grille is also more traditional, lacking the light bar of the real deal. Around the side is where you see the most similarities. The wheel arches and body color C pillar can all be traced back to this sketch. Around back, however, are where the biggest differences are. The sketch opts for a rear wheel completely enclosed in the tailgate bodywork, something that would never actually make production. The taillights also follow a horizontal theme rather than the vertical units on the final product.

It’s always cool to see early design sketches to see what elements made it to the production vehicle, but with the new GMC Hummer EV SUV, it’s even better because they really aren’t all that different.

Written by Sam George

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