The Hummer is making a comeback, but it’ll be a very different vehicle from the old version. Originally released as a hilariously impractical civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle before being diluted into the cynical H2 and then the smaller H3, GMC is giving the Hummer an all-electric makeover.
Confirming rumours which have been circulating automotive media for a while now, GMC announced that the vehicle - officially christened as the ‘GMC Hummer EV’ - will be fully revealed on 20 May 2020.
As is the norm for a new, premium electric vehicle, the Hummer will pack some serious figures. It’ll be good for 986bhp (1000hp), and a 0-60mph time of three seconds dead. 11,500lb ft is quoted as the torque figure, although before you get excited, this will be torque at the wheels rather than at the engine. Even if that’s - rather sneakily - not specified in the press release.
The GMC Hummer EV - which will be built at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant - has been teased via a single image (top of page) and an advert (above), the latter of which will air during the Super Bowl. Expect to be hearing much more about the vehicle in the coming months.
It’s unclear if the new Hummer will make it to the UK. The last one - the H3 - was sold on our shores in right-hand drive, a decision which resulted in…only a handful being sold. So far as we can work out, around 200 were sold, less than 100 of which are still registered for use on UK roads.