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HUMMER EV TEASED WITHOUT A ROOF, ORIGINAL REVEAL OFFICIALLY CANCELED

We Told You So.

Hummer EV

GMC, the brand tasked with relaunching the Hummer marque, has officially announced that its original timeline to reveal its new electric pickup truck at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan, is off. Officially confirming our initial report from two weeks ago, the GMC Hummer EV reveal will be postponed to a later date, but a definitive timeline has not been set yet. As a small consolation, a teaser photo was released of the Hummer EV pickup truck, confirming a removable roof. Not unlike the Jeep Gladiator on the market today.

The official statement is as follows:

While we cannot wait to show the GMC HUMMER EV to the world, we will reschedule the May 20 reveal date. In the meantime, the team’s development work continues on track and undeterred. We invite all to stay tuned for more stories on this super truck’s incredible capability leading up to its official debut.

Now about that teaser image. Appearing from an extremely high view, this single image confirms a few things: a crew cab configuration, and targa top. Neat.

When the Hummer EV reveal eventually happens, it will be a major milestone for GM, as it will kick off a planned family of electric trucks and SUVs across a quartet of brands. Following the Hummer EV, electric versions of the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra are expected to follow. From there is the expectation of an electric Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, and GMC Yukon.

The Tesla Cybertruck-fighting Hummer EV is expected to launch with three different power options: a base single motor, a dual motor, and a tri-motor setup that would send power to the rear or front wheels. The latter of which is advertised to have a colossal 1,000 horsepower on tap, and an incredible, yet dubious, 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the Hummer EV is expected to be a low-volume product, with a price tag to match. Some have speculated a price of $80,000 and above.

Hummer EV pickup

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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