The GMC Hummer EV Pickup’s brawny character is too hard to cloak in any color, even in the clean Interstellar White paint. I’ve come to realize after seeing it several times in person that the extreme electric pickup truck looks menacing in every color and from every angle.
GM may have several spectacular luxobarges like the Cadillac Celestiq and Cadillac Escalade IQ in its portfolio, but none of its vehicles create a surge of curiosity and put me in absolute awe as much as the GMC Hummer EV Pickup. Along with its big dimensions and intense front-end, this badass supertruck makes heads turn with its snazzy daytime running lights placed in not slim strips but big, rectangular modules stretching across the width, oversized, 35-inch tires, and removable roof panels that essentially make it a convertible.
When I sat in the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, I was amazed to see the 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system displaying 18 different camera views of the exterior, including the underbody. The graphics of this system and the 12.3-inch instrument cluster were like those of a high-end console game. In the driver’s seat, the massive center console and the distance from the passenger seat kept reminding me of its big dimensions. As for the bed, I liked its MultiPro Tailgate, which has six load/access features.
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup gets its main bragging rights from its performance and capabilities. The range-topping Edition 1 trim pictured in this story sports a triple-motor powertrain that produces 1,000 horsepower and lets it accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just about three seconds! It has a massive, 212.7 kWh battery pack that gives it a GM-est. range of 329 miles.
An adaptive air suspension that comes with an ‘Extract Mode’ can raise the GMC Hummer EV Pickup’s height by nearly 6 inches above normal height to increase ground clearance and drive over big rocks or ford water with ease. The electric pickup truck has a four-wheel steering system with a ‘Crab Walk’ feature to allow diagonal driving at low speeds in tricky off-road situations.
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup costs USD 108,700 in this particular Edition 1 (excl. USD 1,595 destination fee). However, it’s no longer available to order in the range-topping grade. Currently, only 2X and 3X grades are on sale, priced at USD 96,550 and USD 104,650, respectively, excluding USD 2,295 DFC.
An automobile engineer by training, I’ve analyzed the global car market since 2005, with a keen focus on EVs since 2008. My journey in online automotive publishing spans 16 years, during which I have reviewed cutting-edge automotive technologies and interviewed leading CEOs and vehicle developers from around the world.