General Motors has released details on the off-road accessory light bar that will be available for the GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV.
The accessory light bar, officially referred to by GM as the ‘Off Road Light Bar’, provides additional forward visibility at night and in low-sunlight conditions and is especially helpful for illuminating dark off-road trails. The 50-inch light bar has a slight curvature in it that follows the contour of the GMC Hummer EV’s roof, giving it a refined, seamless appearance. The lens also has a darker smoked finish that “adds to the aesthetic without diminishing light output,” the automaker says. Pricing for the light bar has yet to be announced.
The Off Road Light Bar can be operated from inside the GMC Hummer EV cabin using the virtual auxiliary switches in the vehicle’s digital instrument cluster/driver display center. GM says the vehicle’s driver information center was designed from the outset to operate accessories like light bars and is fully customizable to the needs of different users. Unlike an aftermarket accessory light bar, the official accessory light bar features integrated mounts and wiring GMC Hummer EV for easy installation and a better outward appearance. A Hummer EV-branded cover for the light is also included with the purchase, along with “provisions to mount small action cameras,” like a GoPro to “capture all the fun,” while out on backcountry trails.
GM has developed a range of accessories for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV that will launch alongside the battery-electric truck later this year. Optional cross roof rails will also be included in the accessories catalog for the vehicle, which will allow Hummer EV owners to throw additional cargo and larger items like bikes and kayaks on the vehicle’s roof.
The GMC Hummer EV pickup will enter production at the GM Factory Zero plant this fall, with the GMC Hummer EV SUV joining the pickup variant in early 2023.