The reborn Hummer range will spawn numerous body styles.
After having had to postpone its planned big unveiling for the hotly anticipated GMC Hummer electric truck, General Motors has finally set a make-up timeline for the EV's reveal: fall, 2020. GM will start taking reservations for the game-changing new EV at the same time, although from then, it will be a long, slow wait until production finally starts in the fall of 2021.
Regardless, in the video announcing the revised reveal and production timeline, GM teased just enough about the forthcoming EV to keep us sated until the fall, even daring to show off dimly lit side profiles of the 2022 GMC Hummer in both truck and SUV body styles, while showing off a prototype body in production.
The video speaks for itself, but what doesn't are some of the new features GM teased in its announcement Wednesday - things like Adrenaline Mode, Crab Mode, and Ultra-Vision Cameras. Granted, we have a pretty good idea what some of those things might be.
Adrenaline Mode, we imagine, is a high-output driving mode that unleashes the full 1,000 available horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque (likely at the wheels), serving as perhaps the only way to unlock the Hummer's advertised 3.0-second 0-60 time. Crab Mode seems likely to be something akin to the Rivian R1T's "tank turn" party trick, where the electric truck spins half its four drive motors in reverse to complete a zero-radius turn, so long as the terrain is suitably loose. Unlike the Rivian, however, the Hummer truck will only offer up to three electric motors, not four, so the effect might not be as dramatic.
Finally, the GMC Hummer's Ultra-Vision Cameras feature likely describes a multi-camera setup for trail use that affords off-roaders a few different live camera feed angles to spot obstacles on the trail they might not see otherwise.
GM's teaser also reminds us that the new GMC Hummer EV will come with next-generation Ultium battery technology with blazing fast recharge times, and confirms that the truck and SUV will offer next-generation Super Cruise - GM's semi-autonomous driving system, and the company's answer to Tesla's Autopilot feature.
We'll know more about the "world's first supertruck," as GM calls it, later this year, so stay tuned.