We knew the GMC Hummer EV SUV was coming a 12 months after the GMC Hummer EV electrical pickup truck, which is why we have been confused to be taught the pickup launches for the 2022 mannequin 12 months however the companion SUV is a 2024 mannequin. What offers? Common Motors has been pushing this program exhausting, so any delay can be a setback.
Hummer chief engineer Al Oppenheiser assured us there isn’t a large delay, or a big hole, between the 2 Hummer EV launches. As an alternative, all Hummer EV SUV trims shall be accessible for the 2024 mannequin 12 months, whereas the Hummer EV pickup rolls out its trim degree over the course of three mannequin years. All variants of each Hummers shall be accessible come the 2024 mannequin 12 months. It’s a rollout borne of necessity as a result of GM is constructing each Hummers on a brand new platform—utilizing the brand new Ultium battery system—in a plant newly devoted to setting up solely electrical automobiles.
Rollout of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Within the fall of 2022, the truck will begin a brief ’23 mannequin 12 months, which incorporates the manufacturing of Version 1 mannequin, in addition to the cheaper $99,995 EV3X trim. In 2023, GMC provides the two-motor $89,995 Hummer EV2X to the road. The bottom $79,995 Hummer EV2 is because of hit the market in 2024, at which level all trims of the truck shall be accessible to shoppers.
Rollout of the GMC Hummer EV SUV
The rollout of the Hummer SUV shall be a lot less complicated, with manufacturing beginning within the first quarter of 2023. Quite than do a short-run mannequin 12 months, GM determined to do a very lengthy mannequin run that permits each trim to hit arrive as a 2024 mannequin.
“It looks like it’s a lot additional out, however we did not change any dates, we simply known as it one thing completely different,” Oppenheiser mentioned. “It comes out within the first quarter of 2023 as a ’24 as an alternative of a ’23.”
GMC will launch the SUV within the high-end limited-run Version 1 trim with one hue: Moonshot Inexperienced Matte with painted black above the beltline. The mannequin has a beginning value of $105,595; including the Excessive Off-Street package deal provides $5,000 to the sum.
The following rollout is in descending trim order. Just like the pickup, the EV3X falls underneath the Version 1 within the trim totem pole. Each fashions depend on three electrical motors to supply roughly 830 hp (lower than the truck), are in a position to journey greater than 300 miles of vary out of their absolutely charged battery pack (per GMC), and embody an air suspension system, a detachable prime, a full-size spare tire mounted to the again gate, and room for 5 passengers.
Prospects who miss out on getting the Version 1—GM just isn’t saying what number of Hummer EV SUV Version 1s it plans to construct—needn’t fear, as a result of the $99,995 EV3X arrives in spring 2023 with a lot the identical equipment as its pricier sibling sans the particular inside badging.
Additionally launching in spring 2023 is the $89,995 EV2X, which depends on two electrical motors to supply roughly 625 hp and journey greater than 300 miles on a full cost, in line with GMC. To finish the circle, the bottom Hummer EV2 SUV additionally packs two electrical motors and round 625 hp, however solely manages greater than 250 miles of vary. The $79,995 Hummer EV2 SUV will arrive as a 2024 mannequin 12 months automobile, regardless that it comes out greater than a 12 months after the Hummer EV SUV Version 1.
This rollout means the Hummer EV SUV could have just about each characteristic accessible at launch. This is not the case for the 2022 Hummer EV pickup, which is able to see options added all year long. This contains the truck’s Extract mode that raises the suspension 6.zero inches to clamber over boulders on the path. GM guarantees it should add this and different late-arriving options to the GMC electrical pickup inside the 12 months by means of a software program replace.