Hummer has been an iconic SUV since the beginning. It was criticized a lot for being a gas guzzler but still, there were a lot many die-hard followers of the SUV. It made a huge buzz in the USA when GMC announced that they will be bringing back the Hummer but in an electric avatar. GMC will sell the Hummer as a pick-up truck as well as a SUV. Here, is a video of the all-new Hummer Electric. The SUV will be going on sale in the international markets in 2022.
The video is uploaded by Marques Brownlee on his YouTube channel. The first thing that Marques points out is that just like the original Hummer, its electric version is also huge in size. Then there is the sheer weight of the vehicle.
The pick-up truck version of the Hummer weighs a colossal 4,100 kgs. That is a lot and what is impressive is that it can still do a sprint to 100 kmph in just 3 seconds for the SUV while the pick-up truck would be able to hit 100 kmph in just 100 3.5 seconds. Now, that is a sportscar level of performance.
GMC would offer the Hummer with a dual or triple motor layout. To push all that weight, these motors would need to produce massive amounts of power and fortunately, they do. Currently, the power and torque figures are estimated by GMC. The SUV version would be capable of producing 830 hp of max power while the pick-up truck version is more powerful as it has 1000 hp. This is because the pick-up truck version will be pulling and hauling a lot of weight.
What is even more impressive than the power figures is the torque rating. GMC has estimated a peak torque output of a massive 15,590 Nm. The SUV is expected to offer a driving range of 300 miles or 482 km whereas the pickup truck’s driving range is estimated at 350 miles or 563 km.
The manufacturer has given special attention to the off-road capabilities because the original Hummer was also a very good off-roader. All four suspensions are independent and GMC is using air suspension. So, the ride quality of the Hummer EV should be comfortable. There are steel plates protecting the underbody of the SUV.
The SUV would also come with four-wheel steering. The rear wheels would turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels to reduce the wheelbase. This will come in handy when you have to manoeuvre the Hummer EV through a parking space. The new feature that GMC has introduced is the Crab Walk. In this, the rear wheels would be able to turn up to 10-degrees in either direction. This would allow the SUV to drive diagonally at low speeds.
Hummer EV runs on massive 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires and you have an option to upgrade to 37-inch. The alloy wheels would measure 18-inches and you will have an option to upgrade to 22-inch ones. Cameras are mounted in various places throughout the vehicle. So, you get 18 camera views on the pickup truck while the SUV gets 17 camera views.