The GM Design Center team has used its Instagram page to highlight several of the lighting details on the upcoming GMC Hummer EV all-electric pickup truck.
“The Hummer EV Exterior Lighting team evolved aspects of the heritage front grille and created a unique lighting signature that comes alive when you approach the vehicle,” reads the message on the post, because this is the way that designers talk. “It utilizes the latest micro optic technology to encompass the lit signature, charge indicator and turn signal. The rear tail lamp inverted ‘H’ light source is edge lit from a crystal block.”
The H also appears in stretched form both in the central stop lamp and in each of the headlights.
Meanwhile, the Hummer EV logo appears in the center of each tail light housing. This is one of the more subtle pieces of design, since it will be visible only to someone standing very close to it.
Up front, the full Hummer logo is displayed in the light bar across the nose. The roof has three amber markers at the front and a trio of red markers at the rear.
The overall lighting effect, in our view, is effective without being too dramatic. The Instagram post rightly credits the members of the GMC Hummer EV lighting team, who are (in alphabetical order) Adam Barry, Samir Datta, Brad Dicks, Scott Firman, Steve Irwin, Paul Zago and Anthony Zeolla.
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The lighting design will become more familiar to U.S. motorists in the fall of 2021, when the first GMC Hummer EV goes on sale. This will be the Edition 1 pickup, priced to start at $112,595. This vehicle will have three motors producing a total of 1,000 horsepower, and will be fitted as standard with an Extreme Off-Road package.
The Edition 1 will be followed by the lower-specification EV3X, EV2X and, in the spring of 2024, the EV2. An SUV version of the Hummer EV is expected to be officially revealed during Super Bowl LV on February 7th. It will likely be mechanically similar to the pickup truck, and have the same range of trim levels.