When General Motors announced that they were bringing back the Hummer, it raised a lot of eyebrows. When they said it will be electric, it attracted even more interest.
We're just a few weeks away from the reveal but a recent video shows what it could look like in production form. While it won't be a standalone brand like before, the new truck holds a lot of promise. GM even calls it “The world's first electric supertruck”, which is likely a jab at Telsa's Cybertruck.
So, what will it look like? True to GM's word, it will be a traditional pick-up with a long and sizable bed. That said, there are some classic Hummer cues seen here. That roof hoop is a throwback to the original model so it's likely to have a canvas top option. It might even be the standard body of the truck if the company is trying to be as faithful as possible to the H1.
Other signature Hummer design details? The clamshell hood is an ode to the H1 and H2, while the width of the truck suggests that it might be around the size of the original model. The clay model also hints at a semi-open wheel look, something like a Jeep Wrangler.
Is there a possibility that the new electric Hummer will come in different body styles? GM's teaser video seems to imply that. Towards the end of the video, it shows an H2, or H3-like silhouette, followed by the words, “Is just the beginning”. Now, it isn't known if it will be electric-powered like the Hummer truck, but it is likely.
Back to the Hummer truck and GM has made bold claims about their first EV pick-up. The American automaker is targeting 1,000 PS for it, and a staggering 15,592 Nm of torque. No, that is not a typo; GM is serious about that figure.
The Hummer EV, which is badged as a GMC, will be launched on October 21, 2020.