An automotive journalist has unearthed several comedic, tongue-in-cheek easter eggs that will appear on the touchscreen display in the new 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup.
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Roadshow’s road test editor, Antwuan Goodwin, recently spent some time behind the wheel of the 2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup. When playing around with the vehicle’s touchscreen display, he noticed several funny easter eggs that appear in the menus within the vehicle’s touchscreen. This includes a funny icon for a yet-to-be-announced ‘Meteor Mode’ that shows a meteor raining down on a T-Rex and a Raptor – likely a reference to rival pickup offerings like the Ram TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor.
In addition to Meteor Mode, Goodwin also noticed the icon for the ‘Wheel Chock Mode’ shows the GMC Hummer EV Pickup parked on top of a Tesla Cybertruck, while the ‘Ditch Lights’ icon shows the GMC Hummer EV’s ditch lights blinding a T-Rex.
It’s not clear what any of these various special modes does at the moment, so we’ll probably have to wait until the road test reviews of the 2023 GMC Hummer EV come out later this year before we learn more. Still, it’s cool to see General Motors taking after Tesla a bit and showing its humorous side with the Hummer EV. Tesla is well-known for its funny in-vehicle easter eggs, which range from an emissions testing mode that produces audible fart noises to an on-screen icon inspired by James Bond’s Lotus submarine, among many others.
In addition to these easter eggs, the GMC Hummer EV will also have a humorously named ‘Watts to Freedom Mode’ or ‘WTF Mode’ that will unlock the full performance of the tri-motor model’s powertrain and enable it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat. We imagine the name of this mode was inspired by GM engineers’ reactions to a 9,000+ lb vehicle accelerating to highway speed as fast as most supercars.
Production of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup will begin at the GM Factory Zero plant in Metro Detroit later this year.