GMC Hummer EV is almost ready, the first reviews arrive

GMC Hummer EV is almost ready, the first reviews arrive

GMC Hummer EV is almost ready

The highly anticipated GMC Hummer EV will hit the market in 2022 and will bring with it a slew of new features, as well as massive size and truly impressive power. To make off-road enthusiasts mouth water even more, GMC involved the famous youtuber Doug DeMuro to create a video presentation of the Hummer EV, during which some of the most interesting features on board are told. br>
Undoubtedly one of the most interesting and particular features of the new GMC Hummer EV is hidden in a small button located near the gear selector: this button does not change anything on the car, at least not immediately, but opens a direct communication channel between the customer and GMC itself, to provide feedback and suggestions. It is a real 'Suggestion Box Button', as if the car were equipped with a suggestion box such as can be found in various shops; the goal is to make customers feel directly involved in the car improvement process, and if the suggestion is deemed useful and applicable, in a short time they will receive an over-the-air update to add the new function or modification request.

Other functions such as the much vaunted 'Crab Mode' could prove to be quite useless in everyday use, while others, such as the possibility of having a steering system also on the rear wheels, could make life on board incredibly Comfortable: According to Doug DeMuro in the video, the Hummer EV has the same turning radius as a Chevrolet Aveo.

During his test, Doug DeMuro gave himself very positive words towards the new GMC Hummer EV: he called it the best pickup he has ever traveled on, at least as regards comfort during the gear, which is on par with very luxurious cars in his opinion - and the news comes as no surprise, as the Hummer EV's price is over $ 100,000.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup: Pros & Cons

a car parked in the dirt with a mountain in the background: 2022 GMC Hummer EV Driver Side Mountain © Copyright 2022 GMC Hummer EV Driver Side Mountain

MotorTrend runs through the positives and negatives of GMC’s 9,000 pound ‘Supertruck’.

The pickup version of the GMC Hummer EV is here, just over a year after it was first revealed. Production commenced 2 weeks ago at GM’s new Factory ZERO in Detroit, Michigan. MotorTrend recently got the chance to check out the final production vehicle, running through its pros and cons.

Reviewer Alex Kiersten immediately noted the Hummer’s sheer power and speed. Despite the truck’s crazy weight and size, its stupidly quick. 0-60 mph takes just 3 seconds – which is around the same as a McLaren Artura supercar (for reference, one Hummer EV weighs almost as much as three Arturas). Launching the Hummer EV will result in a guaranteed smile and never gets old.

However, in terms of practicality and trucking capabilities the Hummer EV isn’t as good as some of the competition. It can ‘only’ pull up to 7,500 pounds which is far less than what its rivals from Ford and Rivian can handle. But, chances are if you’re dropping $112,595 on a Hummer EV Edition 1 ‘Supertruck’ you won’t be using it for work purposes. Maybe you’ll need it to tow your speedboat to your local lake on a weekend, but (at least for the average owner) towing capabilities are pretty irrelevant. That’s because, much like the infamous Hummer H2, the GMC Hummer EV is clearly a status symbol – not a workhorse.

That said, affluent consumers may be put off by the cheap interior materials MotorTrend noticed. Equally, there’s a lot of road noise whilst driving at high speeds. Then there’s the brakes – are they really adequate for a 1,000 horsepower, 4.5 ton moving fortress? MotorTrend aren’t convinced.

So, as a truck the Hummer EV leaves a bit to be desired. But, as a 1,000 hp “look at me!” status symbol that will annihilate supercars a fraction of its weight it does the job. It will be very interesting to see how the cheaper, less powerful versions perform when they arrive in the coming years – as well as the SUV version.

Source: MotorTrend

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