2022 marks the year in which general Motors revives the Hummer nameplate, but instead of being a hardy military vehicle or a rapper’s delight, the brand is being revived under the GMC banner as a new string of electric vehicles based on GM’s Ultium battery tech.
The Hummer Pickup will be the first of several variants to be birthed from the revival, packing GM’s Ultium batteries in a dedicated new EV platform. In base form, a single-motor RWD model will be the most attainable, while a mid-spec variant will feature two electric motors powering an AWD system. In the range-topper, three electric motors will generate 1,000 horsepower, while features like Adrenaline Mode will see the Hummer sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds flat. Up to 11,500 lb-ft of torque will be available at the wheels, which should provide impressive towing ability compared to the likes of the forthcoming Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T.
From a features perspective, air suspension, a suite of Ultra-Vision Cameras, and the next generation Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology will all be available. Superfast charging and a 400-mile range will ensure the Hummer remains competitive, but a price in excess of $70,000 will place it on the more expensive end of the pickup segment. Arrival is expected in the fall of 2021 as a 2022 year model.