GM unveils electrical Hummer SUV topping $110,000
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV and the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Sport Utility Truck or SUT.
DETROIT – General Motors unveiled an all-electric Hummer SUV on Saturday that will exceed $ 110,000 when it is sold in 2023. The vehicle will be the stable mate for an upcoming Hummer pickup that is due to go on sale this fall.
“The GMC Hummer EVs should be the most powerful and compelling electric supertrucks ever,” said Duncan Aldred, GMC’s global vice president, in a statement.
The 2024 Hummer EV SUV has the same jaw-dropping torque of up to 11,500 foot-pounds as the pickup truck. However, it’s estimated to be 50 miles less range, 170 horsepower less, and a half a second slower than the pickup’s battery size.
The range of the SUV is estimated at 250 to more than 300 miles, depending on the model. The 0 to 60 mph is as fast as about 3.5 seconds. According to GM, it has up to 830 hp.
The Hummer EV SUV made its debut during an ad narrated by NBA star LeBron James during the NCAA Final Four game between the Baylor Bears and Houston Cougars on CBS.
Full price for the SUV ranges from approximately $ 80,000 for a base model to $ 110,595 for a special “Edition 1” starter model with an “Extreme Off-Road Package” available. Prices vary depending on the range, performance and battery size of the vehicle.
GM said it will start producing the highest priced models in early 2023, followed by cheaper versions in spring 2024. The automaker is taking reservations for the vehicle on its website.
The pricing and tiered production are similar to GM’s introduction of the Hummer pickup. Initial availability of the Hummer EV pickup this fall starts at $ 112,595 for a sold out “Edition 1”. A year later, a version valued at $ 99,995 will be available, followed by models valued at $ 89,995 and $ 79,995 in the springs of 2023 and 2024, respectively.
The exterior of the vehicles looks the same except for the locked back of the SUV compared to the open bed of the pickup. Both feature a new version of Hummer’s traditional slotted grille with “HUMMER” backlighting on the front of the vehicles.
The 2022 Hummer EV features a new version of the vehicle’s traditional slot grill with “HUMMER” light lighting on the front of the truck.
Both also offer a variety of off-road parts and features such as adaptive air suspension and “crab mode” which allows all four wheels to be turned at the same time, allowing the truck to move almost diagonally.
Like the pickup, the SUV is available with GM’s Super Cruise driver assistance system, which enables hands-free calling on more than 200,000 miles of highways with restricted access in the US and Canada.
The Hummer and SUV are manufactured at an assembly plant in Detroit. They are the first Hummers since GM discontinued known gas-guzzling versions of the vehicles in 2010.
GM President Mark Reuss previously told CNBC that the decision to revive Hummer for electric vehicles came after a discussion between him, GM CEO Mary Barra and at least one other executive in early 2019 about redesigning Hummer for a new generation of buyers .
“We just wanted to do it. We saw the opportunity for trucks,” Reuss said during GM’s EV Day earlier this year. “We always wanted to do this with Hummer, but it had so much baggage from the gas eater’s point of view that we turned it upside down.”
The Hummer pickups, which GM calls the Sport Utility Truck or SUT, will be the first vehicle with the automaker’s next-generation electric vehicle platform and batteries to move to electric and autonomous vehicles by 2025 as part of a $ 27 billion plan should be converted.