Its official debut was supposed to happen today.
Today was when GMC was originally going to present the all-new electric Hummer truck to the world as a rival to the Tesla Cybertruck, electric Ford F-150, and Rivian R1T. As we suspected, however, the coronavirus pandemic delayed these plans since GM was forced to close its production facilities. While the electric GMC Hummer is still on track to go on sale in fall 2021 as planned, the reveal event has been delayed indefinitely. A teaser video released by GMC last month seemed to show the reborn Hummer sporting a glass roof, seemingly confirming rumors it will have removable roof panels.
Now, GMC has given us a peek inside the new electric Hummer for the first time, confirming that the electric Hummer will come with a removable roof like the Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator.
GMC says the roof panels will be "easily removable" to "provide a unique open-air experience." The automaker hasn't provided any additional details, so it isn't clear if the removable roof will be a standard feature.
From the teaser photos, it looks like the electric Hummer will have four removable roof panels, and even a removable front T-bar that can be stored in the frunk for a full open-air driving experience. Like the Tesla Cybertruck, the electric Hummer will be powered by up to three electric motors.
GMC has boldly claimed the range-topping version will have 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a 0-62 mph of just three seconds. We're expecting GMC to also offer less powerful versions to make the price more competitive, but nothing official has been announced yet. For reference, the entry-level Single Motor Cybertruck starts at $39,900, while opting for the range-topping Tri Motor version increases the price to $69,000.
Expect GMC to drip-feed us more info about the new Hummer between now and the electric truck's reveal, which is expected to take place later this year.