The GMC Hummer EV is an all-electric pickup and SUV chalked full of innovative features, from the mesmerizing CrabWalk to the insane three-motor powertrain to the Sky Convertible Top. Unfortunately for prospective Hummer EV buyers, the aforementioned Sky Convertible Top will no longer be available to order.
GM Authority has learned that the Sky Convertible Top, LPO (RPO code SBD) has been deleted from the options list. This feature was designed to be installed at the dealership as opposed to the factory. The convertible top was originally intended to be offered for the 2023 Hummer EV Pickup, as well as the 2024 Hummer EV SUV.
It’s worth noting that it’s unclear if any Hummer EV units were actually sold and installed with the Sky Convertible Top.
As a brief refresher, the convertible top was manually operated, and integrated directly with the vehicle structure, functioning in place of the two front Sky Panels and I-Bar. Designed to be durable enough to withstand year-round use, the Sky Convertible Top was intended to open the cabin to more sun and air when the weather was nice, or fold down for some shade.
Originally priced at $1,695, this top wasn’t even available on the introductory 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1.
In regards to powertrain specifications for the Hummer EV, the Pickup and SUV variants actually provide different outputs despite being based on the same vehicle platform, the GM BT1 platform. The Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 produces 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of wheel torque, while the Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 develops 830 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of wheel torque. Both output figures are sourced from GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium Drive motor technologies.
Both Hummer EV variants are produced at the GM Factory Zero plant (previously known as the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant) in Michigan. The Hummer EV Pickup began production in November 2021, while the Hummer EV SUV began production just last month.