The 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup will come standard with the GMC MultiPro tailgate, but there will also be one optional extra that buyers can add to the truck to further enhance the usability of the flexible tailgate.
Just like the GMC Sierra 1500, the GMC Hummer EV will offer an optional package that will integrate Kicker speakers into the MultiPro tailgate. The 100-watt Kicker stereo system, which slots into the inner panel of the tailgate, is comprised of two weatherproof four-inch coaxial speakers, a small amplifier and a built-in weatherproof button panel for track and volume level control.
One way the Kicker stereo for the GMC Hummer EV MultiPro tailgate will differ from the Sierra’s is in how it draws power. The system runs on a separate low-current power supply in the Sierra, but it will draw power from the Ultium battery pack in the GMC Hummer EV. While this will drain the battery of some energy, it’s unlikely to make much of a noticeable impact even after hours of usage, considering the pickup has a very large 200-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
This optional Kicker stereo system, which is available as an official GM accessory and installed at the dealership, is built with durability in mind and is strong enough to withstand the kind of punishment expected in a pickup bed box. GMC Hummer EV buyers who like to take their truck camping or to a tailgate get-together may find this option preferable to bringing a separate Bluetooth speaker or audio system everywhere, which may not be loud enough or may have limited battery capacity.
The Kicker audio system for the GMC Sierra costs $699.00 USD from the official GM Accessories catalog. There’s no word on if the system will be more expensive for the GMC Hummer EV, but it does seem as though it’d be more complicated to integrate if it draws power from the vehicle’s battery, rather than a separate power supply.
Customer deliveries of the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will commence in the fall of 2022, with prices starting at $112,595. This range-topping trim has a tri-motor powertrain producing 1,000 horsepower, enabling a 0 to 60 mph sprint of around three seconds. The Edition 1 will also come standard with all optional extras offered on lesser trims, such as front e-lockers, virtual rear lockers, steel underbody armor/skid plates and heavy-duty ball spline half shafts. The less expensive trim levels will launch in the months following between 2023 and 2024.