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.