The 15,574Nm Hummer EV is a tech-loaded beast of a pickup

It’s got four-wheel steering, underbody cameras, and adjustable air suspension
by Leandre Grecia | Oct 21, 2020
PHOTO: GMC
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Behold: the all-new, all-electric Hummer.

The electric truck debuts with futuristic styling, eye-catching performance, and heaps of tech. First things first, though, let’s talk about its design. The Hummer EV is a burly machine with a front fascia that just screams electric.

There’s a six-bar grille (if you could even call it that) which illuminates on startup and is flanked by equally boxy headlamps. Underneath is a macho bumper, recovery points, and a skid plate, as well as 35-inch all-terrain tires that indicate the truck’s off-road prowess.

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You get more of the boxy physique on the sides, specifically on the wheel arches and the side mirrors. The rear gets a similar look as the front, albeit with a more no-frills design. It gets two pillars for taillights and more recovery points on the rear bumper.

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The all-new Hummer gets a luxurious interior, with a good mix of white, black, and bronze accents all around. You’ll also see more of the boxy design cues inside the cabin. There’s a 12.3-inch color multi-information display up front, paired with a massive 13.4-inch infotainment system. Up top is the infinity roof with removable modular sky panels that was previewed a few months back.

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Performance-wise, the Hummer impresses even further. The truck offers 1,000hp and a whopping 15,574Nm of torque on tap. It can also reach 60mph (97kph) from a standstill in approximately three seconds.

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It’s powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery platform, enabling more than 560km of range. This range is improved with one-pedal driving and regenerative braking technologies. With an 800V DC fast charger, the battery can charge up to 161km in just 10 minutes. So that’s what they meant when they said “super-fast charging.”

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Now, let’s look at the truck’s tech. We weren’t kidding when we said this has heaps of it. There’s the next-gen Super Cruise that enables hands-free driving with automatic lane changing on compatible roads. There’s also four-wheel steering available to further reduce the vehicle’s turning radius.

Speaking of four-wheel steering, the Hummer also includes the new ‘CrabWalk’ feature that turns the rear wheels up to 10 degrees in either direction, allowing the vehicle to drive diagonally at low speeds and bolstering its off-road capabilities further.

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In addition, there’s an ‘Extract Mode’ available that raises the adaptive air ride suspension by up to six inches (152.4mm). There are also some nifty forward- and rear-facing underbody cameras in case you need a clear view of the terrain you’re on.

GMC will launch the Hummer EV Edition 1 around the third quarter of 2021, and prices will start at $112,595 (about P5.47 million). More affordable and economical variants will be introduced in the following years.

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What’s your take on the all-new Hummer EV? Was the long wait worth it? We sure think so.

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