Hummer SUV returns as an electron-guzzling rock-crawler under GMC

Updated Apr 06, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The Hummer SUV will return with a shockingly torquey motor.

Last year, General Motors (GM) unveiled the uber-cool GM Hummer electric-powered pickup truck. Suffice to say, it dropped a couple of jaws.

For the most part, people were excited for the return of the Hummer marque but more were pleasantly surprised when it came with a powerful electric powertrain. So yes, it guzzles electricity instead of fossil fuels. 

Just a couple of days ago, General Motors doubled down on the resurrected marque by announcing its plan to release the Hummer SUV. Just like its pickup truck brother, this model will be propelled by an electric motor.

It makes a bit less at 830 horsepower compared to the Hummer pickup truck’s 1000 horsepower. Regardless, that’s still a lot of horses for an SUV.  

A picture of the Hummer SUV EV

The Hummer SUV EV

For torque, the car brand claims that the Hummer SUV can produce up to 15,591 Nm, which is around the same amount as what the pickup truck can make.

Suffice to say, you’ll have no issues when it comes to pulling trailers. By being an SUV, you’ll also get more comfort, trunk space, and possibly more seating capacity.  

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Do note also that the Hummer SUV will be smaller than the pickup model. More specifically, it will come with a shorter wheelbase. This might mean better handling and maneuverability in off-road conditions.  

A picture of the rear of the Hummer SUV EV

It shares a lot of parts with its pickup truck sibling

While the SUV will have some advantages, it has further trade-offs apart from the aforementioned lower horsepower figure. This concerns its electric range.

To put things in perspective, the pickup truck has a maximum range of 563 kilometers. The smaller SUV, which presumably has a smaller battery pack, has a shorter range of 482 kilometers. But still, that’s a respectable distance considering the power the thing can churn out.

For now, General Motors is planning to launch the Hummer EV pickup truck around the fourth quarter of this year. The Hummer SUV EV will then follow much later in 2023.

A picture of the Hummer EV lineup

The Hummer SUV EV together with the Hummer pickup truck EV

While the SUV’s launch is a couple of years away, GM says that it will have a starting price of $105,595 or around Php 5.13 million in the current exchange rate.

That’s a whole lot of cash for an SUV, but that’s just the price you have to pay for that amount of horsepower and torque. Of note, it is more affordable than the more powerful Hummer pickup truck, which in turn starts at Php 5.47 million. 

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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