The GMC Hummer EV all-electric pickup will arrive in range-topping Edition 1 form in the fall of this year. Early in 2023, it will be followed by the first in a series of GMC Hummer EV SUV models. The two vehicles are very closely related, but the differences between them go a little further than variations in rear body design, as our photo comparison shows.
It’s true that the two versions of the GMC Hummer EV are essentially identical when seen from the front. The fascias are identical, both have the same skid plates, the door mirrors are identical, the Hummer name is spelled out in the light bar between the headlight units, and there are three amber lights on the leading edge of the roof.
The front three-quarter views are also very similar, though from here it is becoming apparent that there two forms of Hummer EV. However, items such as the side steps and the boxy, open wheel arches are indistinguishable between the two vehicles.
In profile, detail similarities are still evident, but the differences in overall design are unmistakable. The SUV’s general shape is closer to that of a previous, pre-GMC era Hummer SUV – the Hummer H3 – than it is to the pickup.
As the recent GM Authority specs and price comparison of the two vehicles revealed, there are also substantial dimensional differences. The pickup’s wheelbase is almost exactly nine inches longer than that of the SUV, at 135.6 inches to 126.7 inches. In terms of overall length without spare wheel, the discrepancy extends to 20 inches (216.8 inches for the pickup, 196.8 inches for the SUV). This is due to the pickup’s much greater rear overhang of 46.5 inches, compared with 35.5 inches for the pickup.
In the rear three-quarter view, the two Hummer EV models are quite dissimilar. The roof of the SUV extends almost to the extreme rear of the body, while that of the pickup stops well short of the rear wheels, and indeed the GMC MultiPro tailgate that follows. There appears to be a much greater variation in height between the main part of the rear bumper and the side elements which join up with the rear wheel arches. As at the front, both vehicles have a trio of amber roof lights, but they are angled quite differently on both models.
At the rear, all of these features can be seen again, as can the varied rear bumper designs. The GMC logos are placed in similar positions at the lower right, but the pickup has the name Hummer EV is prominently displayed on the tailgate. On the SUV, by comparison, this would not be visible behind the spare wheel, which takes up less space than it might because of a deep indent in the swing gate. Instead, a smaller HEV logo has been placed directly opposite the GMC badge on the lower left.
|Hummer EV SUV||Hummer EV Pickup|
|Edition 1 with Extreme Off-Road Package||$110595||$112595|
The Edition 1 versions of the two vehicles differ considerably in price. The SUV is priced at $105,595, or $110,595 with the optional Extreme Off-Road Package. That package is fitted as standard to the pickup, whose MSRP is $112,595. The discrepancy is partly explained by the fact that the pickup’s three-motor powertrain produces 1,000 horsepower. The output for the SUV is officially quoted as being ‘up to 830 horsepower’.
In each case, the Edition 1 models will be followed, in chronological order, by the EV3X, the EV2X and the EV2. For those versions, pricing is identical for the pickup and SUV.