GMC’s Hummer sub-brand—yes, a revival of that GM brand, shuttered back in 2010—adds a new member to the family in the form of the 2024 Hummer EV SUV. Sharing its key design details with the previously unveiled GMC Hummer EV pickup, the Hummer EV SUV alters the truck’s formula slightly by way of its enclosed rear end and smaller wheelbase.
Hummer EV SUV vs. EV Pickup
Whereas the pickup rests on a 135.6-inch wheelbase, the SUV is slightly smaller and leaves just 126.7 inches of space between its wheel centers. This ought to make the Hummer EV SUV the better trail tool, given its shorter wheelbase likely results in a superior breakover angle relative to that of its pickup counterpart, as well as more wieldy overall.
Of course, you’ll need to add the Extreme Off-Road package to truly make the most of the Hummer EV SUV’s off-road prowess. The optional kit includes additional underbody protection, rock sliders, an electronically operated locking front differential, beefier half shafts, an array of exterior-mounted cameras, and a set of 18-inch wheels wrapped in knobby mud-terrain tires.
So, How Much?
While the $105,995 Edition 1 arrives in early 2023 as the first Hummer EV SUV model, it’ll be complemented by the $89,995 and $99,995 EV2X and EV3X trims later that spring. All three SUV trims pack more than 300 miles of driving range, per GMC, although adding the $5,000 Extreme Off-Road pack to the Edition 1 lowers the estimate to a still plentiful, but less impressive, 280-plus miles of estimated range. We wager the package will have a similar impact on the prices and ranges of EV2X and EV3X models, as well.
Come spring 2024, GMC plans to offer the SUV in the cheaper EV2 guise. The $79,995 trim packs an estimated range of more than 250 miles, although buyers can option the model to net more than 300 miles of driving range. Power-hungry consumers, however, will want to avoid the lowly EV2 and EV2X trims, as these variants pack an electric powertrain that merely makes “up to” 625 hp. The EV3X and Edition 1 models, meanwhile, produce “up to” 830 hp, a sum that allows the Hummer EV SUV to accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in around 3.5 seconds, according to GMC.
With tough looks, loads of off-road capability, and plenty of driving range, the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV seems ready to simultaneously grab the attention of Tesla Model X and Mercedes-Benz G-Class buyers. In theory, it certainly combines the best aspects of both models. That said, we’ll have to wait to get behind the wheel of the Hummer EV SUV to see if this holds true in practice.