The GMC Hummer EV pickup already made its debut late last year and now General Motors is preparing to pull the veil off of the closely related Hummer EV SUV variant in April.
The GMC Hummer EV SUV will make its official debut during television coverage for the NCAA Final Four on April 3rd at 5 p.m. EST. The automaker will also live stream the electric SUV’s debut on its website for electric vehicle fans that don’t watch college basketball. GMC will begin accepting reservations for the vehicle through this website immediately following the debut event.
While the GMC Hummer EV SUV has yet to make its official debut, GM gave us a glimpse of the vehicle at the 2020 Barclay’s Global Automotive Conference last December. A styling buck for the new SUV appeared on stage at the conference, revealing its boxy silhouette, thick D-pillar and small rear quarter glass, among other styling elements.
GM did not provide any new information about the new Hummer EV SUV at Barclay’s Conference, but the vehicle is expected to be mechanically identical to the pickup. That means it will ride on the automaker’s new BT1 electric vehicle platform and utilize its Ultium lithium-ion battery pack design and Ultium Drive electric motors. The most powerful Hummer EV SUV variant features a tri-motor powertrain producing 1,000 horsepower, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in three seconds.
We’re expecting other aspects of the GMC Hummer EV pickup to carry over to the SUV, as well, such as the four-wheel-steering system and Crab Mode. Many aspects of the SUV’s cabin design will be similar or identical to the pickup’s, too, although there could be a third row of seats occupying the area where the bed is in the pickup variant.
We’ll have all the details on the new GMC Hummer EV SUV immediately following its debut on April 3rd.