Customers will get the truck they ordered.
Following the reveal of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup truck, there may be a few people who ask for their deposit back on the 2021 Tesla Cybertruck. The revitalized Hummer exceeds every expectation we had for it, including a 1,000 horsepower three-motor drivetrain and an estimated driving range of over 350 miles. With a starting price of $79,995, the Hummer isn't exactly cheap, but GMC says it won't tolerate price hikes.
Deliveries of the sold-out First Edition aren't slated until fall 2021, but that is still a more concrete timeline than the Cybertruck. GMC says it hasn't even built a fully-operating prototype yet, but we have more confidence that the Hummer will reach production practically unchanged.
Our friends over at Muscle Cars & Trucks spoke with the Design Manager of the GMC Hummer, John Mack, about what might change when the truck reaches production. Surprisingly, the Hummer you see in pictures is pretty much the truck customers will get come 2021.
"It's about 98 percent of what you see is accurate… there are a few nuances," said Mack. "It's stuff that design will notice. Surface refinement, tailgates, skid plates… those are areas that will probably be a little bit different come production." For all intents and purposes though, if you like how the Hummer looks now, you won't be disappointed when yours is delivered.
"The [reveal delay] gave us a little bit more time to get it closer to the actual production intent," Mack explained. These comments stand in stark contrast to Tesla's, who announced the Cybertruck before knowing where the vehicle would be assembled. Company CEO Elon Musk has publically admitted that the Cybertruck's design hasn't been finalized, so we have no idea how much resemblance the production model will bear to the concept. If we had to put money on it, the GMC Hummer will change much less from now to production than the Cybertruck will.