2022 GMC Hummer Pickup

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Overview

The Hummer had its roots in the military but became a sought-after consumer vehicle in the 1990s. Because it was so imposing – and far from fuel-efficient – it was fairly polarizing: you either loved or hated it. But that’s all different now, as the Hummer nameplate is back for model year 2022 as an all-electric pickup truck, to be followed next year by the 2023 Hummer EV SUV.

Hummers – also known as Humvees – were long used in military operations, and then the aforementioned civilian version (made by AM General) was introduced in the early 1990s. In 1998, GMC bought the Hummer name, but AM General continued to manufacture the vehicles, eventually expanding the lineup to three models: the H1, H2, and H3. Today, this eco-friendly, 21st-century version has taken the right direction toward a decidedly lower carbon footprint without sacrificing capability. They will certainly earn the “Supertruck” name GMC has given them.


Trims and Powertrain

The ’22 Hummer EV Pickup will be rolled out incrementally over a couple of years. The first one to come out is the fully loaded Edition 1 trim. It became available in the fall of 2021, and while reservations are currently full, you can still get on the waitlist (ask your sales associate for assistance). The next trim to be offered will be the Hummer EV3X, which is slated to arrive in the fall of 2022. The mid-tier EV2X will follow in the spring of 2023, while the base-level Hummer EV2 will be available a year later. The Edition 1 and EV3X will both have one electric motor on the front axle and two electric motors on the rear; the other trims will have just the dual-motor layout on the rear axle.

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup’s output reaches totally new territory: how about 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb.-ft. of torque? This best-in-class output is made possible by the Hummer EV’s low-mounted 24-module Ultium battery pack and Ultium Drive motor system. The Edition 1 will also come with a Watts to Freedom launch control mode that – in conjunction with the Hummer’s adjustable ride height – can take it from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds. This can be done because the truck is self-lowering, dropping by 2 inches to reach the optimal center of gravity. The Hummer EV Pickup’s 800-volt architecture will be compatible with the industry’s fastest DC charging stations (350-kW). GMC has officially stated that just 10 minutes at one of these stations will yield 100 miles of range. Its driving range is estimated to be around 329 miles on a full charge.

Not only that, but the GMC Hummer EV Pickup will be the first GMC vehicle to include Regen on Demand and One-Pedal Driving. Regen on Demand works by converting the kinetic energy (formed during operation of the truck) into electricity, which is then stored in the battery to add driving range. The driver can even use the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifter to bring the vehicle to a full stop without using the brake pedal. One-Pedal Driving can also be used to bring the vehicle to a stop by simply letting up on the accelerator pedal.


Interior Description

The interior of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup’s combines ruggedness and high comfort, with all of the latest must-have amenities. One of its most noteworthy features is the Infinity Roof, a removable sunroof with modular panels that can provide an open-air experience on the road. Opaque panels will be standard, but transparent ones will also be offered. The open-sky theme carries through to other elements, including a moon-boot footprint on the speaker grilles. The interior look takes on a night-sky look and feel, with the choice of Lunar Shadow (black/taupe) or Lunar Horizon (black/light gray) upholstery, both of which get bronze trim accents.

The infotainment system will have an expansive sized (13.4-inch) touchscreen, while the driver information display will measure out to 12.3 inches. Audiophiles will appreciate the standard 14-speaker Bose sound system. The ’22 Hummer EV Pickup’s exterior will showcase 35-inch wheels with beefy Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires, a versatile six-function MultiPro tailgate, and a power eTrunk (under the hood) with space for stowing the modular sky panels.


Driver-Assist Technology

The Hummer EV Pickup will be equipped with some standard active-safety features that use the latest technology to increase on-road safety. GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving system, which works on more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways and includes an automatic lane changing feature, will be available, as will the UltraVision camera system. It shows 18 distinct views of the vehicle’s surroundings to reveal potential hazards.


A True Off-Roader

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup is set to become one of the most advanced off-road vehicles out there, thanks in part to its segment-leading Extract Mode. This feature can activate the adaptive air-ride suspension to add 6 more inches of ground clearance to help with more challenging terrain and water fording. Selectable drive modes will be offered as well, allowing the driver to tailor the vehicle’s performance to specific terrain. GMC also offers skid plates and shields. Most notably, though, is the class-exclusive 4-wheel steer function with CrabWalk drive mode, which moves the Hummer EV Pickup on a diagonal plane, adding significant versatility to its trail-driving game.