The party is just getting started.
There was certainly some risk involved turning the Hummer nameplate into an all-electric vehicle, but General Motors decided to take a chance. Within just 10 minutes, every 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 had sold out, each fully-loaded example costing nearly $113,000. An SUV variant is expected to debut next month as well. The online enthusiasm remains solid and more Hummer EV variants are planned through 2024. GM clearly made the right call.
According to Hummer Nation, one of those variants will aim to prove that EVs and off-roading go perfectly together. The 2023 GMC Hummer EV truck will supposedly be offered with an Extreme Off-Road Package that will include goodies like 18-inch wheels, 35-inch OD mud terrain tires, front and rear e-lockers, heavy-duty ball spline shafts, full underbody skid plates, underbody cameras, and more.
It's still way too early to know package pricing details but it's important to point out all of those features are already standard on the Edition 1. The 2023 Hummer EV, priced from $99,995, will essentially make them optional via the Extreme Off-Road Package. It is very possible that additional features will be added to the list closer to launch.
The 2022 Hummer, all of which are Edition 1s, packs a total of 1,000 horsepower and subsequent model years will have slightly less power. The 2023 Hummer will be rated at around 800 hp with its three electric motor setup while the 2024 Hummer will have two motors producing a total of 625 hp.
Given that it appears GM plans to create a separate off-road package following the release of the Edition 1 begs another question: will it also be available on the less powerful 2024 Hummer? We honestly don't see any reason why not and given that the Hummer EV isn't exactly cheap, buyers are highly likely to tack on additional packages; what's a few more thousand bucks on top of the cheapest Hummer's $79,995 base price?
Hopefully, more details will arrive regarding optional packages throughout GMC's multi-year Hummer launch plan.