The Hummer was the epitome of gas-guzzling excess before retiring in 2010, but General Motors (GM) has revived the iconic vehicle with an eco-friendly design.
The automaker unveiled its new five-seat Hummer EV SUV, which can drive 500 miles before needing a recharge.
Retail price for $ 105,595. the top line Edition 1 offers 830 horsepower, 82 cubic feet of storage and four-wheel steering with CrabWalk, allowing the tit to move diagonally
The ‘super truck’ will hit the road in early 2023, with limited models to be available later that year.
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General Motors has unveiled the five-seat GMC Hummer EV SUV. The topline Edition 1, which costs $ 105,595, will be released in early 2023, followed by cheaper models later in the year.
The GM division unveiled the five-seat SUV in a LeBron James narrated commercial that aired during Saturday’s NCAA Final Four tournament.
It is packed with interesting features, including the ‘extraction mode’, which allows the vehicle to rise up to six feet to avoid obstacles on the ground.
The roof panels are removable, CNN reported and can be stored in the front storage compartment.
A trail mapping feature allows drivers to plan off-road routes with the nearest charging station and there is also an optional 6.0 kilowatt generator.
The SUV has an ‘extraction mode’, which allows the vehicle to lift up to six feet to avoid obstacles on the ground, and CrabWalk, which spins all four wheels so that the SUV can drive diagonally
For an additional $ 5,000, drivers can opt for the optional Extreme Off-Road package, which comes with 18-inch wheels with 35-inch mud all-terrain tires, underbody protection and cameras, an electronic locking differential in the front and virtual storage spaces in the rear.
All models have Super Cruise hands-free driving, along with the ability to start the engine with your phone.
And most will have four-wheel steering, according to CrabWalk Car and driver, which turns all four wheels so that the SUV can drive diagonally.
Detachable roof panels of the Hummer EV SUV can be stored in the front trunk
The SUV is nine inches shorter than the Hummer EV pickup, which will go into production this fall.
That means less space for batteries and less power – up to 830 hp compared to the truck’s 1,000 hp.
But that smaller size makes for better maneuverability in the field.
The Edition 1 can accelerate from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and reach 300 miles before needing a recharge, according to GMC.
All models have Super Cruise hands-free driving, along with the ability to start the engine with your phone
GM announced on Monday that the reservations for the top version have already been sold out.
But the Edition 1 will be followed by the $ 99,995 Hummer EV3X and the $ 89,995 Hummer EV2X in Spring 2023.
The SUV can go from zero to 100 mph in about 3.5 seconds and can last about 300 miles before needing a recharge, according to GMC
The five-seat SUV is about nine inches shorter than the new Hummer EV pickup and has about 170 horsepower less
A year later, GM will unveil the economical Hummer EV2, with a sticker price of $ 79,955, but only 625 horsepower and a range of about 250 miles before needing a charge.
The Hummer EV SUV and pickup truck will have a new electric vehicle battery system that will be used in dozens of new GM models in the coming years, CNN reported.
In November 2020, General Motors ramped up electric vehicle plans with a $ 27 billion push to produce 30 new models by 2025.
Two months later, the company announced that it plans to stop production of gasoline and diesel vehicles altogether by 2035.