GMC Hummer EV Unveiling Postponed Due To Ongoing Pandemic10
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought the auto industry to a standstill, suspending production operations and delaying events, debuts, and vehicle rollouts. Now, GM Authority has come to learn that the reveal of the new GMC Hummer EV pickup truck has been postponed.
As a reminder, the GMC Hummer EV is framed as the reintroduction of the Hummer nameplate as an all-new battery-powered all-electric pickup truck. The new Hummer EV will be branded as a GMC vehicle and will be sold at GMC dealerships.
Based on GM’s BT1 EV platform, the GMC Hummer EV will be offered with a choice between one, two, and three electric motors, with the top-of-the-line three-motor model producing more than 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque. A run to 60 mph will take just three seconds, while GM claims the truck will offer “incredible on- and off-road capability.”
Originally tipped for a debut on May 20th, 2020, the GMC Hummer EV reveal has since been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new debut date is currently unknown.
Several other key GM debuts have also been pushed back as a result of the virus, including the reveal for the new Cadillac Lyriq all-electric crossover, the next-level Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing performance sedans, and possibly future go-faster variants of the C8 Corvette as well. Meanwhile, model refreshes planned for the 2021 model year have been pushed back to 2022, including the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox.
As we reported previously, the mildly refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Colorado and 2021 GMC Canyon pickup trucks are still on track.
In addition to delaying critical GM vehicle debuts, the COVID-19 pandemic has also canceled or postponed a slew of auto-related events, including the 2020 New York Auto Show, the Detroit Auto Show, and the Indy 500.
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Well that sucks. Really was looking forward to May 20th.
May 20th will come, with or without you.
What the hell is your point lol, did I say it wouldn’t?
I wouldn’t be surprised if most car reveals are pushed until the autumn and 2021.
Please stop showing that rendering, it’s beyond awful. It wasn’t well recieved in the original blurb you had to go with its “reveal”, let’s not force it.
No one is forcing anything. There is simply a lack of Hummer EV images that we can use.
Don’t see why they need to delay the debut. At the very least show some press release pictures. Porsche debuted the 992 turbo online and even sent press cars out to people. Ford just announced that its still debuting the bronco this spring too.
Most releases and introductions will be pushed back for common sense reasons.
#1 the news cycle is not doing a lot of car news as it gets buried by the virus and economy. The average person would never see it.
#2 they do not want yo release some of these models till the Economy settles as a good car could easily fail under times like this. At least let things settle out a bit and see how soon people get back to work.
#3 companies in this PC web based society see careful of what they do and how they are seen. Introducing a new expensive vehicle as like some say while people are dying is cold and uncaring. GM wants to avoid any negative news connected to the EV products. I think we all know the Media loves to attack GM at any chance they get and now is one.
Ford is desperate to get the Bronco out but few are watching.
Both Ford and GM can and should do virtual presentations, first online (maybe through YouTube as Samsung and other manufacturers have done), then send that presentation as a news clip to all the TV broadcasters. Most buyers could never travel to a car show under the present situation anyway, so let us (I include myself) see it virtually and we can decide if the product is as great as presented for purchasing. We can buy at our local dealers, and some dealers can drive cars to the buyers. If Tesla can sell cars unseen or online, so can Ford and GM.
I think they need to be careful about the optics on this one. Presenting a new TV, phone, etc… is very different than announcing a $60k+ EV in this market.