Earlier this year, rumors surfaced that General Motors was planning to revive the Hummer brand with a new electric SUV. Those rumors were then bolstered by GM’s announcement that it will build a new line of large electric vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, starting with an electric pickup truck coming in the fall of 2021. It’s still not clear if the automaker plans to actually go ahead with the Hummer revival, but that hasn’t stopped Motor Trend from giving us a glimpse into how the vehicle might look with a new unofficial rendering.
Motor Trend says that it’s “easy to assume,” styling traits Hummer introduced with the Hummer H2 will be implemented on the new EV, with the SUV potentially featuring a boxy shape with a stubby windshield and windows and a seven-segment front grille. As such, the publication’s rendering implements such elements.
The rendering also uses some other subtle elements taken from the H2, such as the front skid plate, hood vent and wheel design.
This design would seemingly give an electric Hummer SUV a massive front trunk (or “frunk”), as even smaller electric crossovers like the Tesla Model X manage to offer quite a bit of storage in their front storage cavities
We think customers would expect a Hummer revival vehicle to be big and boxy. While automakers are keen to make their EVs as sleek and aerodynamically efficient as possible, an electric Hummer would have to sacrifice some slipperiness for style. A Hummer that looked too sleek and modern probably wouldn’t capture the appeal the H1 and H2 once enjoyed, so we’re willing to bet that if GM does give this rumored vehicle the green light, it will look fairly similar to the boxy vehicle pictured in this rendering.
Those who like the idea of an electric Hummer SUV should know the vehicle probably won’t be here for a little while, if it ever arrives at all. The electric pickup will be the first of GM’s large electric vehicles and it won’t go on sale until late 2021. We also know GM has an electric Cadillac crossover in the works, which will also be built at Detroit-Hamtramck, so the Hummer may not even be next on the priority list after the truck. GM previously said the Detroit-Hamtramck plant would be running at full capacity by the mid 2020s, however, so all vehicles set to be built there will debut before 2025.
Source: Motor Trend