General Motors is stepping in a bold new direction with the GMC Hummer EV, infusing the off-roader with cutting-edge technology and a high-powered all-electric drivetrain – not to mention an exciting new exterior design, as well. Now, we’re getting a look at the concept sketches that preceded the production-spec Hummer EV and provided the inspiration for the model that debuted in October.
As spotted by HummerNation.com, the GMC Hummer EV concept sketches were recently posted to social media by the official GM Design Instagram feed, showing off a variety of angles for the big, bad off-roader.
While the design seen in these concept sketches isn’t perfectly mirrored by the final production-spec Hummer EV, they’re still pretty close, showing off some of the inspiration that went into reimagining the Hummer as an all-electric vehicle.
For example, the overall stance is wide and tall, with a front end that’s dominated by tough protective plating along the lower half of the fascia, complete with a set of tow hooks. Above the plating, we find the Hummer logo on display in forward-facing lighting, flanked by quad square lamps in the sides, and thin running lamps above.
The sides of the GMC Hummer EV concept reveals a set of multi-spoke alloy wheels, which get a dark, polished finish and a chunky set of off-road rubber. The roofline and door treatment adds to the squared-off appearance of the vehicle, while exaggerated pillars situated between the bed and rear windows add extra drama to the look. Lower in the body are side steps finished in black.
Finally, the rear end shows off a chiseled tailgate and a slash design for the tail lamps, as well as additional rear tow hooks and a prominent Hummer logo in black and red.
It’s a lovely-looking bit of design, and plays well with the overall aesthetic of a futuristic EV off-roader. As a reminder, the new GMC Hummer EV pickup is set to arrive in the Fall of 2021 for the 2022 model year.
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