The GMC Hummer EV debuted this week and immediately received applause from Hummer fans for staying true to its heritage with a wide-set stance, macho styling and utilitarian (yet still modern) interior.
A team of talented General Motors designers helped make the GMC Hummer EV a reality, but they were also supported by a team of equally talented sculptors. These men and women helped carve out every last detail of the exterior and interior of the GMC Hummer EV on a clay styling buck, helping to finalize the design for the truck in the months leading up to its debut.
“We spent months refining every detail of the GMC Hummer EV, inside and out,” the GM Design Instagram account said in a post thanking its team of sculptors for all their hard work. “Every detail of the interior and exterior was sculpted by hand in clay and polished by our digital sculpting team.”
The GM Design Instagram account also shared photos of the finished, full-sized GMC Hummer EV pickup clay styling buck that the sculptors made. The finished product may look pretty realistic, as it has been painted, polished and features realistic-looking plastic trim pieces, but don’t be fooled, it’s actually clay!
This same team of designers and sculptors are likely now turning some of their attention to the GMC Hummer EV SUV, which is expected to debut sometime in the near future and will go on sale after the pickup truck model variant.
As a quick aside, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup debuted this week in four different trim levels and with either a two-motor or three-motor powertrain. Output levels range from 625 horsepower to 800 horsepower, although the now sold-out Edition 1 variant is good for a massive 1,000 horsepower. The truck also has 250 to 350 miles of range, depending on the model. Entry-level models have 400V battery packs, but the more expensive variants have 800V packs with 350 kW fast-charging capability.
The first customer deliveries of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup will commence next fall.