The GMC Hummer EV3X will produce more power in Canada than it will in the United States.
While the Hummer EV3X will launch in the U.S. with a tri-motor powertrain producing 800 horsepower and 9,500 pound-feet of wheel torque, the exact same trim level will have the same 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet setup as the Edition 1 model will in the U.S.
This may seem a bit unfair for American buyers who splurged to get the pricy $112,595 Edition 1 model, but the Edition 1 is not available in Canada right now, so it seems GMC didn’t want to deny its Canadian buyers the ability to experience the impressive performance of the 1,000-horsepower powertrain. The Hummer EV3X trim in Canada will also have the same 350-mile/560-kilometer range as the Edition 1.
That said, the automaker confirmed to GM Authority that it still hasn’t decided if Canada will have access to the Edition 1. All reservation slots for the limited-production trim level have already been claimed, but GM is allowing customers to sign up for a waiting list to be contacted if a reservation holder backs out. Canadian buyers could presumably acquire an Edition 1 trim by putting their name on the waiting list or inquiring via a dealership if GM approves the vehicle for the Canadian market.
If Canada does get the Edition 1 trim level, it seems realistic to assume GM could match the EV3X trim level’s performance with the U.S.-spec model in order to help justify some of the added cost between an Edition 1 and EV3X.
If no one in Canada manages to get ahold of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, this likely means the battery-electric pickup won’t be available in the country until late 2022 as a 2023 model-year vehicle. The Edition 1 variant will enter production at GM’s Factory Zero plant (formerly Detroit-Hamtramck) in Metro Detroit late next year, but the EV3X will not join it until the fall of 2022. The dual-motor EV2X and EV2 models will not enter production until Spring 2023 and Spring 2024, respectively.
In addition to the 1,000-horsepower powertrain, the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will also feature exclusive bronze wheels and trim and will come standard with front e-lockers, virtual rear lockers and underbody skid plates, among more.