It's during an important sporting event.
GMC announced the return of the iconic Hummer name with an all-electric pickup truck back in 2020. Though the Hummer brand used to offer several truck models in its lineup, the former General Motors brand was more well-known in the mid-2000s for its SUVs like the H2 and H3. GMC already told us that an SUV model would join the Hummer EV Truck, but now we know exactly when it will arrive.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV will debut on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 5:00 pm, during the NCAA Final Four. GMC posted a short teaser trailer that mostly shows the Hummer Truck testing in the snow but flashes the SUV's silhouette at the end. This is the same teaser image from months ago, but at least it won't be long before we see the SUV in full.
No other additional details were provided by GMC, though it's safe to assume that the Hummer SUV should share the same specs as its truck sibling, albeit with a 'trunk' instead of a bed. Given the Hummer's tremendous size, we expect the SUV to boast three rows of seating, making it a more practical people carrier than the five-seater Hummer truck. As for the performance specifications, those should carry over unchanged.
The top three-motor Hummer will produce a staggering 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque with a 350-mile driving range. This tremendous output will enable to SUV to hit 60 mph in around three seconds flat. For those who don't require so much thrust, lesser versions will offer 800 hp and 9,500 lb-ft of torque with a 300-mile range or 625 hp and 7,400 lb-ft.
GMC announced pricing for the Hummer Truck, starting at $79,995 for the two-motor model. This version won't go into production until 2024, and we assume the SUV will follow a similar schedule. The EV2x truck model will cost $89,995 and enter production in Spring 2023. GMC will start producing the range-topping $112,595 Edition 1 models at the end of this year, with the lesser EV3x coming in Fall 2022 for $99,995. It's unclear if the SUV will enter production at the same time or arrive after the truck, but we suspect the latter.