The 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUV will make its official debut in February of 2021, according to a report by HummerNation.com. The report quotes an article in the Detroit Free Press, which was given the information under condition of anonymity by dealers who attended a recent virtual dealer meeting.
The timeframe ties in with a claim by Ad Age that the Hummer EV SUV will be featured in an advertisement set to air during Super Bowl LV, scheduled to take place on February 7th 2021, one year after a similar ad for the Hummer EV pickup aired during Super Bowl LIV.
On November 10th 2020, GM Authority published a rendering of what the Hummer EV SUV might look like. Nine days later, GM provided a real-life glimpse of the new vehicle, which bears similarity to the rendering, at the Barclays 2020 Global Automotive Conference. On that occasion, the Hummer EV SUV was parked on stage behind GM Executive Vice President Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain, Doug Parks.
GM did not provide any new information about the Hummer EV SUV at the time, but it is expected to be mechanically identical to the pickup truck. That means it will have up to three electric motors, with a maximum output of 1,000 horsepower. With that configuration, the GMC Hummer EV can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around three seconds.
Both vehicles will be based on GM’s EV-dedicated BT1 platform and be built at the former GM Detroit-Hamtramck facility, recently renamed to GM Factory ZERO, which will specialize in manufacturing electric vehicles.
The Hummer EV SUV is due to arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2022, a year after the the Edition 1 pickups are set to launch, and at about the same time as the EV3X trim of the pickup, though several months before the EV2X pickup (set to arrive in the spring of 2023) and more than a year in advance of the EV2 pickup (set to arrive in the spring of 2024).
The GMC Hummer EV SUV will likely have a similar price structure as the pickup variant, which will cost between $79,995 and $112,595 depending on trim and powertrain configuration. General Motors received 10,000 pre-orders for the Edition 1 pickup within ten minutes, and it is entirely possible that the same thing will happen when the SUV becomes available to pre-order.
During the aforementioned virtual dealer meeting, GMC chief Duncan Aldred stated that GMC will offer further EV models outside the Hummer sub-brand, set to include a pickup and a crossover.