A few months ago, GMC revealed its modern rendition of the iconic Hummer in EV from. The initial reveal portrayed the heritage moniker in its original double-cab bakkie format but now the American manufacturer has confirmed that an SUV variant will be joining it on the dealership floor.
Like the pick-up, the Hummer EV SUV will sit on General Motor’s next-generation Ultium platform which sources power from a 20-module battery system. With this it claims to offer more than 480 km of range. The all-wheel drive SUV will produce 619 kW and 15 600 N.m of combined total torque to all three permanent-magnet motors. With this, the large SUV will accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in around 3,5 seconds. Lower-spec SUVs will make use of a dual motor system which will produce 466 kW and 10 000 combined N.m of torque.
For off-roading enthusiasts, the Hummer EV SUV’s 3 218 mm wheelbase combined with a 10,8 metre turning circle, generous approach, departure and breakover angles and a four-wheel steering system with the CrabWalk and extract mode functionality, aims to be a conclusive offering.
For those who want to be one with nature, the SUV will boast somewhat of an open-top functionality via an infinity roof with removable sky panels, an I-Bar and rear drop glass. Owners who want an individual product will have a variety of customisation options to choose from with nearly 200 accessories available at launch.
The model pictured here is the Edition One which ships standard with 22-inch premium wheels, assists steps and floor liners. The Extreme off-road package adds 18-inch wheels with 35-inch OD multi-terrain tyres, underbody armour with rock sliders, front eLocker and virtual rear lockers, heavy-duty ball-spline half shafts, UltraVision2 with underbody camera views and more.