The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is approaching production as GM President Mark Reuss reveals that prototypes are conducting “final test validation work on the trail” in Moab, Utah.
In a LinkedIn post, the executive released a few photos showing the SUV tackling steep grades, rocky steps and hilly terrain.
Predicted by a near-production concept last year, the model follows in the footsteps of the pickup but is smaller than 20 inches (508 mm) and features a confined cargo area and a unique rear bumper. The SUV also sports a power swing-out tailgate with a full-size extra tire.
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Thanks to its small dimensions and remarkable 4-wheel steer system, the SUV should be more capable off-road as it has a 35.4-foot (10.8-meter) turning circle, which is tougher than some versions of the Chevrolet Sonic. The model also offers an adaptive air suspension, a crabwalk function and 22-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear All-Terrain tires.
However, if you really want to get out of the beaten path, you will want to choose the Extreme Off-Road package. It adds rock slider and underbody armor as well as an ultraviolet camera system that offers 17 different views. They are connected by a heavy-duty ball-spline half-shaft, a front e-locker, a virtual rear locker and 18-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.
The interior basically carries the truck because drivers will get a rough aesthetic as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.4-inch infotainment system. The biggest change is the rear cargo area, which provides luggage space up to 81.8 cubic feet (2,316 liters).
The GMC Hummer EV SUV will go into production early next year and the Range-topping version 1 will launch in disguise. $ The 105,595 variant has a tri-motor powertrain that produces approximately 830 hp (619 kW / 842 PS) and enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) in about 3.5 seconds. The company also expects the off-roader to exceed 300 miles (483 km).
Version 1 will be followed by a $ 99,995 EV3X And $ 89,995 EV3X Variants in the spring of 2023. The previous version is largely identical to the 1 version, where the next one will be developed with a 300+ mile (483+ km) range as well as a dual motor powertrain up to 625 hp (466 kW /). 634 PS). Customers can also choose an EV2 The variant, which will arrive in 2024 with a range of 250+ miles (402+ km) and an estimated MSRP of $ 79,995.