General Motors released a new teaser video for its forthcoming GMC Hummer EV Sport Utility Truck this week, showing off the new all-electric offering with a shadowy silhouette. Interestingly, the video also teased the GMC Hummer EV’s follow-up SUV body style in similar fashion, revealing that the new sport utility vehicle could be a good deal smaller than previously imagined.
First, a little bit of background. It was originally believed that the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon would ride on an overhauled vehicle platform dubbed GMT 32XX, which would replace the current GMT 31XX platform. It was believed that this new architecture would also provide the bones for an all-new midsize SUV that would take on rival products like the Jeep Wrangler and new Ford Bronco.
However, as we covered last year, it was not to be, as GM reportedly canceled its new 32XX truck platform, and with it, any hopes for a midsize body-on-frame SUV to take the fight to the Wrangler and Bronco. Instead, the next-generation Colorado and Canyon will ride on an updated version of the GMT 31XX platform dubbed 31XX-2.
Now, however, it looks as though the new GMC Hummer EV SUV could drop in as a midsize sport utility vehicle with off-roader aspirations, the same attributes as the previously proposed ICE-powered SUV riding on the now-canceled 32XX platform.
It was originally believed that the new Hummer SUV would be sized similarly to the current full-size GMC Yukon, given the Hummer EV rides on the new BT1 vehicle platform, an EV-focused variant of the GM T1 platform. However, the recent teaser video suggests significantly smaller dimensions.
Regardless, the new GMC Hummer EV SUV will undoubtedly occupy a different price point than the Wrangler and Bronco, with pricing expected to hit at about $60,000 – twice the tag of its $30,000 rivals. Still, the prospect of a smaller midsize offering stuffed with Hummer EV goodness is enticing, to say the least.
To note, the upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup truck will be a Jeep Gladiator fighter in terms of size and capability, while a Ford Bronco pickup truck variant is expected for the 2024 calendar year.
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