GMC claims desert domination.
If you had asked us ten years ago where the Hummer brand would be today, we would probably have laughed in your face for even suggesting that such an archaic brand could return to relevance in the modern age. We would have had to eat our words though, as the GMC Hummer is proving to be quite the sales success already. Along with the SUV version, the GMC pickup is changing perceptions about the Hummer name, and thanks to a video released earlier this year, it'll be quite capable in the snow too. Now, GMC says that it will be brilliant on rocky trails as well.
In the above Instagram post, we can see a pre-production model conquering some tough terrain. It easily deals with loads of rocks, gravel, and loose sand. You can also see the rear wheels turning in the opposite direction to the fronts at one point, for greater stability in scenarios where the surroundings are too tight to navigate normally. The novel "crab walk" isn't depicted here, and the vehicle in question is missing body moldings and the production model's front fascia, but it remains impressive to watch and just goes to show that the advent of electric mobility will be no hindrance to off-road excursions.
The post makes no mention of what powertrain is being used, but we do know that when the pickup arrives in 2023, a base offering with two motors will join the three-motor system that produces 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. This setup is expected to offer over 350 miles on a single charge and will be able to recover close to 100 miles of range in just ten minutes of fast charging. It'll be quick too, accelerating from rest to 60 mph in just three seconds flat. Along with Adaptive Ride Control that can raise the truck by two inches, this could prove to be an excellent all-rounder.