The Hummer is back! Yes, the big bad-ass off-road brick has returned. Only this time, the bed-wetting environmentalists are just going to have to shut the fuck up and watch because this Hummer is all-electric with zero-emissions.
Unveiled today is the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 which comes back to life as a 1,000 horsepower off-road “super truck” as GMC calls it, now the parental custodian of the Hummer brand name. The new all-electric off-road truck will go on sale in the fall of 2021 with reservations open starting now.
The look is a futuristic but loyal update to the Hummer brand DNA, looking unmistakable to anyone who loved or hated the original. Modern are the new grille design, LED lighting all around and the finessed shape, but a good-ole Hummer it still is.
The new HUMMER EV debuts GM’s third generation electric vehicle platform featuring a large Ultium flat battery pack under the center floor with electric motors mounted front and rear for each axle.
Calling it and “extreme off-roading beast” it will come 18-inch wheels, 35-inch tires, an adaptive air suspension, tons of underbody armor, rock rails and a crate of cameras all around and underneath to give you up to 18 eyes of spotter power off road.
The interior on the Edition 1 will be fully optioned with features like the “Infinity Roof” with removable glass panels, power rear window and power tonneau cover. You get a massive 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment screen and 12.3-inch diagonal instrument cluster with a slew of software toys to long to list.
While multiple trim grades starting as low as $79,995 will come in subsequent model years the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 will be the only model available and starts at $112,595.
Fully loaded and the most powerful it will have a three-motor e4WD propulsion system with torque vectoring that belts down some 1,000 horsepower and an astounding 11,500 lb-ft of torque. You get an estimated 350 miles driving range too. With a power launch program called “Watts to Freedom” GMC says it will accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds.
Off-Roading features will include “Extract Mode” which raises the suspension to get you out of bad spots. Doing so increases your already bonkers ground clearance of 11.9-inches to an astounding 15.9. Approach, departure, and breakover also awesome to start with also better up when it’s raised, allowing to Ford water 32” deep.
Add in “Crab Walk Mode” which allows you to utilize its standard four-wheel steering to drive diagonally in sticky spots and you have a vehicle that starts sounding like it came from a future world Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Oh yeah, it has four-wheel steering and four-wheel independent suspension too.
As expected yes, all this is expensive. Rest easy though, less equipped and less expensive HUMMER EVs will come, though not until 2022, 2023 and 2024. Like Tesla, GMC is saving the less expensive models to the end.
To wit there will be the $100,000 HUMMER EV3X in fall 2022 with 800 horsepower, the $90,000 HUMMER EV2X in spring 2023 with 625 horsepower, and finally the $80,000 HUMMER EV2 in spring of 2024. Even with only 625 horsepower it will still twist your eyes out with 7400 pound-feet of torque.
The race is on however for the new HUMMER EV. Reservations are open right now on the GMC website where you can get in on the first production run of Edition 1 for a $100 fee to get in line. Your dealer will catch up to you later next year to harden up the deal and schedule your delivery date which will come sometime late in 2021.
The new 2022 HUMMER EV will be built in Detroit at the latest reinvented version of the Hamtramck assembly plant where future GM electric vehicles using this new Ultium platform will be built.