During a recent media call that was attended by GM Authority, Vice President of Global Buick GMC, Duncan Aldred, said the company expects the GMC Hummer EV SUV to marginally outsell the pickup, with the SUV making up 60 percent of Hummer EV sales and the pickup taking the remaining 40 percent. The pickup accounts for 70 percent of the total reservations received thus far, but seeing as the SUV will not enter production until 2023, the expected eventual demand has yet to materialize for the SUV.
As we reported this week, GM has so far generated around 125,000 “hand-raisers” for the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, along with 60,000 actual pre-orders. Customers must pay a small $100 fee to secure their pre-order for the Hummer EV SUV or Pickup.
Production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV will commence at the GM Factory Zero plant in the first quarter of 2023. The SUV shares the BT1 electric vehicle platform with the pickup, as well as the same Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive motors. The two range-topping models, the EV3X as well as the Edition 1, are rated at 830 horsepower and up to 11,500 pound-feet of wheel torque, enabling the electric super SUV to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in roughly 3.5 seconds when in the ‘Watts To Freedom’ launch control mode.
The GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 will have a starting MSRP of $105,595 (including destination charge). When equipped with the available Extreme Off-Road Package, the starting price will rise to $110,5957 with destination. The Extreme Off-Road Package, for reference, includes 18-inch wheels and 35-inch-OD MT tires, underbody armor and rock sliders, a front eLocker and virtual rear lockers, heavy-duty ball-spline half shafts and UltraVision exterior cameras with an underbody camera view. More than 200 accessories will also be available for the GMC Hummer EV from launch.