Hummer unveils new electric SUV
Lower-cost models starting at $90,000 come into production in spring 2023
Hummer unveiled the SUV from its electric pickup truck, which comes up to 300 miles and sells for a proposed price of up to $110,595 for its first release.
General Motors Co. which produces Hummer electric under its GMC brand, said: The electric SUV will come into production from early 2023.
Lower-cost models starting at $90,000 will come into production in spring 2023, along with an $80,000 250-mile model in spring 2024.
The company previously said: The assembly of the pickup truck begins at the end of 2021, starting with the higher-cost model.
The $90,000 SUV and above comes with Crab Walk, which allows Hummer to rotate all four wheels for low-speed driving, and Extract Mode, which uses air suspension to lift the entire car six inches off the ground to overcome large obstacles.
It also has a 13.4-inch medium touch console screen and a 12.3-inch digital meter set.
GM suspended the Hummer brand in 2010 after sales fell due to the global recession and rising fuel prices.
Last year, the company announced that it was reviving the brand as a 1,000-horsepower battery-powered pickup truck that could be lifted, reduced by six inches and even driven slanted.
Hummer is the cornerstone of GM’s $27 billion push into electric vehicles, which include the launch of 30 new vehicles by 2025.
Hummer vehicles will be among the first to be built via GM’s new Ultium standard electric battery platform, which the company says provides power of 50 to 200 kW, allowing a driving range of up to 400 miles or more.
For a pickup truck, the Ultium platform includes a fast charging capacity of 350 kW, equivalent to 100 miles in 10 minutes, and fast charging is limited to 300 kW for an SUV
The vehicles also feature a second-generation version of General Motors’ advanced driver assistance system, Super Cruise, which allows hands-free highway driving.