Get ready for a major GM off-road expansion.
The debut of the 2021 Ford Bronco reminded us that the new Chevrolet Blazer was a missed opportunity for GM to revive an iconic off-roader. But that doesn't mean GM wants the Bronco to have all the spotlight to itself.
Last week, we were treated to a new teaser of the upcoming electric GMC Hummer Pickup while also confirming the reborn Hummer truck and SUV will make its world debut this fall after a long delay to rival the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck. According to a report by Muscle Cars & Trucks, the electric Hummer is just the start of a major GM off-road expansion.
"We look at each brand, and we look to build our off-road offerings in GMC, as well as Chevrolet. And when you look to Hummer, you'll see true capability there, as well," GM CEO Mary Barra said during a Q2 2020 earnings call. "We think it's very important to customers, and we'll continue to expand our offering."
According to MC&T, General Motors will likely expand its off-road offerings beyond the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and ZR2 Bison. Sadly, the Detroit automaker didn't provide any further details about its upcoming off-road expansion. However, one model that's reportedly in the works is an off-road-focused version of the Chevrolet Silverado.
Previewed by the Chad Hall Racing Silverado race truck at the 2019 SEMA, the hardcore Silverado will be Chevrolet's equivalent to the Ford F-150 Raptor and the upcoming Ram Rebel TRX, albeit with significantly less power. Thanks to a supercharged Hellcat V8, the Ram Rebel TRX is expected to have 707 hp, surpassing the Ford F-150 Raptor's power output by a huge margin.
In terms of power output, the electric Hummer Truck will be in a different league, generating a colossal 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque enabling it to sprint from 0-62 mph in just three seconds. Providing the juice will be GM's next-generation Ultium battery technology. Hopefully, we'll learn more about GM's off-road expansion plans soon after the electric Hummer's debut this fall.