General Motors just concluded in detailing its future electric vehicle product strategy during a live webcast that’s the 2020 Barclays Global Automotive Conference. And behind Doug Parks, GM Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain was our first official look at the upcoming GMC Hummer EV SUV.
The future product remained static in the background of GM executives alongside what’s presumed to be a Chevrolet Silverado EV, and the upcoming Bolt EUV.
The best angle we could get of this upcoming electric utility vehicle was what you see above. And essentially, the SUV version bares the same rear quarter has the Hummer EV pickup, albeit with windows enclosing the empty space above the bed. It’s likely that the Hummer EV SUV will have three rows of seats. And while it wasn’t visible from the front, an earlier silhouette teaser of the electric SUV depicts a full-size spare in the back.
In the past, the Hummer H2 SUV also carried a full spare, which was attached to a horizontally-swinging mount. The liftgate itself swung upwards. Meanwhile, the Hummer H3 had a barn-door style rear hatch, like the 2021 Ford Bronco.
As made clear last month, production of the 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1 will begin production by fall 2021 at GM’s “Factory Zero” in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan. Following the initial rollout of the three-motor, 1,000 hp limited edition truck, the Hummer EV2, Hummer EV3, and Hummer EV3X variants will begin to enter production in the following years. It remains unclear when the Hummer EV SUV will see start of production, but considering how fast General Motors is moving with Hummer EV development, it could arrive much sooner than expected.
Pricing of the GMC Hummer EV SUV is also unknown, as is whether or not it will see an Edition 1 variant, or something else. We otherwise expect the same kind of capabilities from the upcoming SUV. This means as much as 1,000 horsepower, roughly 1,000 lb-ft of motor torque, four-wheel steering, a 0-60 time of 3 seconds, Unreal Engine graphics, and so much more.