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2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1: Experience Just How Loud Quiet Can Be

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1: Experience Just How Loud Quiet Can Be

Revolutionary street performance meets an unmistakable, capable stance

2020-10-21

DETROIT – The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV experience puts drivers in the middle of every moment, with revolutionary on-road performance features enabled by next-gen EV power, head-turning looks and an unmistakable stance.

“The all-new GMC HUMMER EV will be the first of its breed — an open-air, all-electric supertruck with zero emissions and zero limits,” said Al Oppenheiser, HUMMER EV chief engineer. “It will have the capability to go almost anywhere, on- or off-road, combining screaming performance with a nearly silent ride.”

HUMMER EV’s unprecedented capabilities will blend with engaging technologies, creating a sense of intensity and drama for drivers and passengers.

Watts to Freedom1

HUMMER EV’s on-road performance matches its off-road chops. Three electric motors within the Ultium Drive system offer a GM-estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and, when multiplied through the front and rear drive unit gear ratios, offer more than 11,500 lb-ft of torque (GM estimate) to the wheels, enabling unprecedented performance capability.

The ultimate expression of that performance will be delivered in HUMMER EV’s own launch control mode, known as Watts to Freedom1. This driver-selectable feature channels the propulsion system’s tremendous power into acceleration bursts — including GM-estimated 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds.

“Watts to Freedom unlocks the full potential of the propulsion system and puts all of its available power to the pavement,” said Oppenheiser. “It’s an all-encompassing experience unlike anything else — purpose-built for straight-line fun.” 

As the vehicle readies itself for Watts to Freedom, a series of interior experiences convey the feeling of a “pre-launch countdown,” including interactive controls, unique sounds through the Bose speakers and screen animations. The vehicle also lowers 2 inches to prepare for the launch, utilizing a lower center of gravity.

“It’s an amazing demonstration of just how fast 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of electric propulsion can move you — regardless of the vehicle’s size,” said Oppenheiser. “It’ll put a smile on your face every single time.”

Drive Mode Control

The HUMMER EV’s driving experience can also be tailored by the driver for different conditions through Drive Mode Control. It includes four pre-configured modes: Normal, Tow/Haul, Off-Road and Terrain, along with the configurable My Mode — featuring a new Adrenaline Mode.

Each has specific chassis, suspension and propulsion characteristics, including the maximum torque delivered to the wheels; and along with the distinctive suspension and torque variables, the interior display screen graphics and colors, along with unique vehicle sounds, will be changeable with the different modes.

ProGrade Trailering Technology

The HUMMER EV will offer GMC’s ProGrade Trailering Technology2, a suite of smart, intuitive technologies, including an additional camera view3 designed to enhance trailering confidence.

ProGrade Trailering Technology features were proven on other GMC trucks and are adapted for the unique characteristics of the HUMMER EV’s electric propulsion system. They include an in-vehicle Trailering App4 with Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics, Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring, Pre-Maintenance Reminders and Departure Checklist.

“The HUMMER EV is all about the experience — where it will go, what it can do and the feeling of freedom it will provide,” said Oppenheiser. “It’s meant to be an exceptionally versatile truck; and by offering features like Watts to Freedom, Drive Mode Control and ProGrade Trailering, it’s also exceptionally fun.”

Epic, immersive technologies

In-vehicle technology is a fundamental element of the HUMMER EV’s immersive experience and will be responsible for everything from tracking range and locating charging stations, to monitoring vehicle performance on and off the road — and even ensuring the right soundtrack is playing on that Moab excursion.

It will all be accessible through two large displays: a 13.4-inch diagonal color touchscreen that’s part of the GMC infotainment system5 and a 12.3-inch diagonal color driver information center display.

The cabin experience will be enhanced by advanced sound technologies, with HUMMER EV’s Bose Premium sound system with Centerpoint surround signal processing and 14 high-performance speakers to deliver a powerful and immersive listening experience. Beyond music reproduction, Electric Vehicle Sound Enhancement uses Bose Active Sound Management capabilities, combining sound enhancement with noise masking to optimize the vehicle’s cabin acoustic environment.

Powered by Epic’s Unreal Gaming Engine, HUMMER EV’s graphic HMI displays make features and selections easy to find and intuitive to navigate at a glance. The start-up animation, along with different screen colors and distinctive graphic displays for different drive modes enhance the interactivity of the technologies and apps.

“The HUMMER EV comes alive when you interact with it,” said Scott Martin, HUMMER EV creative director, UX. “It involves and rewards you, enhancing the experience by making you a bigger part of it.”

Some functions can be activated by voice command, while smartphone-like swipe functionality makes scrolling and feature selection simple within the infotainment system. Feature selection through the driver information center is available through steering wheel controls.

Three fundamental in-vehicle information centers help owners navigate the capabilities and selectable features of the vehicles:

  • Energy Assist — Monitors energy use, sets up charging schedules, battery temperature conditioning and more
  • Off-Road Widgets — Offer a myriad of information related to the HUMMER EV’s selectable capabilities and performance readouts in off-road driving scenarios — everything from the ride height and eLocker engagement to compass headings, pitch/roll status and more
  • ProGradeTrailering App2 — Based on the Trailering App developed for GMC’s full-size trucks, this widget allows the owner to create a trailer profile, perform a trailer light test, establish pre-departure checklists and more 

Digital Key

With the Bluetooth and Ultra-Wideband-enabled Digital Key, owners will be able to use their smartphone as the key fob for their HUMMER EV. The technology detects the owner’s phone and its location in proximity to the vehicle, enabling a number of passive operations such as approach lighting, entry unlock and vehicle operation. The technology was pioneered on GM EVs used in ride-sharing programs and is enhanced to offer greater convenience for HUMMER EV owners.  

 

Unmistakable design

At a glance, there’s no mistaking this truck as anything but a GMC HUMMER EV.

Its formidable styling cues, including wheels at the corners and a high stance, are rooted in a capability-first mantra, where off-road functionality such as approach and departure angles take precedence in the design.

“We had a unique opportunity: Create something people will instantly recognize while challenging perceptions by creating a zero-emissions, zero-limits electric truck,” said Phil Zak, HUMMER EV design executive director. The HUMMER EV is a bold design statement combined with a truly capable chassis that visually conveys an eagerness to forge a new path.”

The design is infused with signature cues, from the low-turret upper, upright windshield and rugged execution. Its contemporary, muscular design also communicates a technological leap forward: The front and rear lights feature charge indication, and the front light signature serves as the face of the vehicle.

The design further incorporates clever details such as the distinctive HUMMER EV “H” motif seen in several elements, including the headlamps, taillamps and wheels.

Additionally, the industry-leading Infinity Roof is a signature element of the HUMMER EV’s expressive design, offering open-air driving via modular, transparent Sky Panels. Even the I-Bar mounting frame for the panels is removable, for a totally open experience above, while a power-drop rear window takes the open-air concept even further.

Under the full-power-equipped hood, the roof panels can stow in accessory cases inside the front storage compartment known as the “frunk,” when equipped with the dealer-available accessory storage tray.

“The Infinity Roof embodies the HUMMER EV’s spirt of adventure,” said Zak. “It figuratively and literally removes the barrier between passengers and the world, for a more immersive driving experience.”

MultiPro Tailgate

Pioneered on the GMC Sierra, the HUMMER EV incorporates the six-function MultiPro Tailgate tailored specifically for the design of the all-electric supertruck. The six functions include: primary gate, primary gate load stop, easy access, wide step, inner gate load stop and inner gate with work surface.

Technical interior

The five-passenger HUMMER EV’s bold cabin design is geometric and textured. Its newly developed surface materials contribute to the premium look and feel commensurate with GMC’s high standards for craftsmanship and ruggedness.

There’s no conventional carpet in the interior, either. A versatile and easy-to-clean vinyl floor, topped with rubber flooring made from recycled material, is functional and instilled with distinctive design elements. Rubber inserts for each passenger position are designed for easy removal and clean up after a day on the trail.

“HUMMER EV will offer a refined and rugged interior for owners who want something fresh and new, yet capable enough to get dirty and handle what you throw at it,” said Brett Golliff, HUMMER EV color and trim manager. “Everything we did, from visibility and seating to feature control location, was done to enhance the overall driving experience on- and off-road.”

Convenience is also built into the HUMMER EV’s interior, with handy storage solutions throughout, including a roomy two-tier front floor console — enabled by the flat floor of the EV architecture — along with multiple storage bins and a lockable glove box.

And like the exterior, clever design cues abound inside the cabin, including a stylized “H” for the instrument panel’s central air vent and other details waiting to be discovered.

At launch, the 2022 HUMMER EV will be offered in Edition 1 trim, featuring a white exterior color, a unique high-contrast Lunar Horizon interior color and special Edition 1 interior badging. It also includes the Extreme Off-Road Package, which adds Adaptive Air Suspension with available Extract Mode6 capability, 4 Wheel Steer with CrabWalk7, 35-inch-OD Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, underbody armor, rock sliders, underbody cameras8 and more. The HUMMER EV Edition 1 will have a starting price of $112,5959, including destination, when it goes on sale fall of next year.

2022 HUMMER EV EDITION 1 INTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS

Max headroom – front (in. / mm):

42.5 / 1079

Max headroom – rear (in. / mm):

38.6 / 980

Max legroom – front (in. / mm):

45.6 / 1158

Max legroom – rear (in. / mm):

38.9 / 988

Shoulder room – front (in. / mm):

63.9 / 1623

Shoulder room – rear (in. / mm):

64 / 1625

Hip room – front  (in. / mm):

60.5 / 1536

Hip room – rear (in. / mm):

60.3 / 1531

The HUMMER EV is the first full-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. Initial production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center10 — a nearly 40-year-old facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2-billion investment devoted to electric vehicle production. Future production vehicles out of the factory will offer zero emissions.

Performance targets, estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. Estimates may vary depending on model and trim. Additional model and trim details can be found at GMC.com. Actual production model and results may vary.

More information and reservation details are available at www.gmc.com/HummerEV.

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

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1Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important safety limitations and information.

2Before you buy a vehicle or used it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of the passengers, cargo and options my reduced the amount you can tow. *Requires max trailering package.

3Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.

4App functionality and features vary with vehicle equipment and trim level. Data connection may be required. Some features require active service plan and working electrical system.

5GMC Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

6Late availability. Model-year 2022 Edition 1 models will require a no-charge software update. Standard on model-year 2023 Edition 1 models.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­5MSRP. Includes destination charge, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Optional equipment is extra.

6Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.

7Limited to low speeds.

8Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.

9MSRP excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Optional equipment is extra.

10Of domestic and globally sourced parts.

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1: Off-Road Beast

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1: Off-Road Beast

Conquer trails with exclusive, available Extract Mode1 and CrabWalk2

2020-10-21

DETROIT – Enabled by a GM-designed three-motor e4WD system and advanced, selectable driving modes, the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV will be the ultimate off-road EV supertruck, with all-new features developed to help conquer tough obstacles and terrain.

“GMC has long been a leader in professional-grade trucks and the all-new GMC HUMMER EV will help to establish new standards in capability, maneuverability and driver control,” said Al Oppenheiser, HUMMER EV chief engineer. “Our goal was to develop the most capable, factory off-road pickup on the market. We’re excited to show the world what 100-plus years of truck know-how can do when applied to EV power.”

The unique e4WD drive system with torque vectoring will enable maneuverability and traction unlike anything GM has ever offered and should allow the vehicle to reach new destinations over the most challenging terrain — with capabilities including climbing 60-percent grades (forward and reverse), scaling 18-inch verticals and fording water more than 2 feet deep.

HUMMER EV’s Drive Mode Control’s five drive modes — four pre-configured modes and the driver-configurable My Mode — will enable the driver to tailor the vehicle’s performance, including torque distribution, four-wheel steering, ride height, shock damping, throttle maps, brakes and interior sound enhancement. The modes suit a variety of driving conditions, from rock crawling to highway driving and even trailering.

“By channeling the best attributes of GM’s electric vehicles and its legacy of truck and performance capability, the HUMMER EV will offer distinctive drive characteristics to tackle all kinds of road and trail conditions,” said Oppenheiser. “The drive modes optimize performance, enhancing the feeling of ultimate driver control.”

Drive Mode Control also includes Terrain Mode, which offers unique one-pedal EV driving tailored for off-roading. It allows the driver to negotiate challenging terrain at low speeds by simply modulating input on the accelerator pedal3.

BODY-FRAME-INTEGRAL ELECTRIC OFF-ROAD TRUCK

An all-new structure eliminates conventional frame rails, which would raise the center of gravity, and makes the battery pack a fundamental structural element of the chassis. It is protected by sturdy shear panels above and below the double stacked batteries, while an exceptionally rigid floor above the battery pack helps the body resist twisting, even with the Sky Panels of the Infinity Roof removed.  

Forge your path, differently

Without the constraints of a conventional propulsion system and traditional drive axles, tremendous power and control is available to each wheel. In fact, the system can channel more power to a single wheel, keeping the HUMMER EV moving in some of the toughest driving conditions and terrain, all with unprecedented maneuverability and suspension articulation — including nearly 13 inches of suspension travel.

“The GMC HUMMER EV’s all-new EV platform was a blank slate that was filled out by a dedicated team of engineers who are hardcore off-road enthusiasts,” said Aaron Pfau, HUMMER EV lead development engineer. “The result is an absolute off-road beast that will take you to new places.”

The HUMMER EV Edition 1’s authentic off-road features include:

  • Independent front and rear suspension systems that are paired to the drive motors and are designed to optimize handling in off-road conditions and ride comfort on the highway
  • Front e-Locker — an electronically controlled, driver-selectable locking differential that elevates traction capability by locking both front wheels, so that they turn at the same speed. Up to 100 percent of available torque can be sent to either of the front wheels for maximum traction capability and fully synchronized e4WD propulsion
  • Rear virtual locker — simulates a locking differential for the dual-motor rear drive unit. It is capable of torque vectoring, which can vary the amount of torque sent to each wheel to optimize not only traction in off-road conditions, but enhance on-road driving dynamics
  • Heavy-duty ball-spline half-shafts that maximize axle articulation for ample maneuverability, while also reducing feedback through the steering system in hard-cornering and other off-road driving conditions
  • Standard 18-inch wheels with 35-inchOD Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires that offer exceptional strength and flexibility to optimize maneuverability with the HUMMER EV’s unprecedented off-road capability. Additionally, the vehicle is engineered to accommodate 37-inch tires4
  • Underbody armor, consisting of five skid plates/rock sliders and two underbody shields to protect the battery pack, drive units and more
  • UltraVision5 that includes new front and rear underbody cameras with live “virtual spotter”’ views to help drivers navigate obstacles and place wheels on and off the trail. The underbody cameras are specially packaged to help protect against damage and equipped with a wash function to help remove debris. HUMMER EV offers a best-in-class total of 18 available camera views6 from the vehicle, helping increase awareness of surroundings, serving as a virtual spotter

The HUMMER EV’s unique architecture offers inherent advantages for off-road driving, with the placement of the batteries contributing to a low center of gravity for stability, while the design of the drive motors eliminates the axle “pumpkins” and prop shaft in conventional trucks, which helps optimize ground clearance.

“Everything that you’d want in an ultimate, forge-any-path off-roader or overlander is what we’ve tried to build into the HUMMER EV,” said Pfau. “All of it is enabled by the all-new, electric propulsion system, which unlocked tremendous potential that simply couldn’t have been achieved in a conventional truck.” 

ADAPTIVE RIDE CONTROL

The HUMMER EV also improves upon GM’s acclaimed Continuous Damping Control, a real-damping system that “reads” the road every 2 milliseconds to enable continual damping adjustments in order to optimize comfort on and off the road. It is tailored for the unique capabilities and range of motion in the HUMMER EV, incorporating new damping adjustments based on suspension travel, which enhances refinement ride comfort when off-roading.

Unprecedented maneuverability

At launch, the HUMMER EV is offered exclusively in the Edition 1 model, featuring the full range of off-road-driving technologies including the Extreme Off-Road Package.

Content highlights will include:

  • 4 Wheel Steer, offering nimble maneuverability. The system allows the rear wheels to be locked in the forward position, to turn opposite of the front wheels or turn in the same direction as the front wheels. There are three driver-selectable settings:
    • Off – No rear steering assistance
    • Auto – In this automatic mode, the rear tires turn in the opposite direction of the front tires at low speeds to help improve maneuverability in tight situations; and at higher speeds, the rear wheels turn with the front wheels
    • CrabWalk2 — A segment-exclusive feature that turns the rear wheels at the same angle as the front wheels (up to 10 degrees) at low speeds, allowing diagonal movement of the vehicle, for an even greater range of maneuverability in tight off-road conditions
  • Off-road widgets that display a wealth of vehicle function and driving status updates through the infotainment and driver information screens. Some of the widgets include:
    • g-force articulation (friction circle)
    • Drift gauge (with maximum values)
    • Torque output and torque vectoring
    • Wheel travel
    • e-Locker engagement
    • Tire pressure
    • Pitch and roll angles (with maximum values)
    • Chassis ride height
    • Compass
  • Adaptive Air Suspension, which enables the suspension height to be controlled by the driver or via automatic settings to suit a variety of conditions. Examples include:
    • Ride height control with automatic or driver-selectable settings
    • Automatic Entry and Exit, which lowers the ride height to enable easier ingress and egress of the vehicle
    • Aero Mode, which lowers the ride height on the highway to improve aerodynamics
    • Extract Mode1, an upcoming available feature that enables the suspension height to be raised approximately 6 inches, in order to help the HUMMER EV negotiate extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders and fording deeper water.

Terrain Mode

An all-new suite of mobility features and technologies comprise the Drive Mode Control and will complement the HUMMER EV’s extraordinary maneuverability to enhance control and comfort for various driving conditions. Five modes are standard: Normal, Off-Road, Terrain, Tow/Haul and the driver-configurable My Mode.

“Whether driving on the highway or climbing over rocks, the HUMMER EV will be configurable for driver preferences,” said Pfau. “It’s an incredibly personalized and engaging driving experience that makes the full capability of the vehicle simple and comfortable to use.”

Terrain Mode will offer two braking calibrations, with a mild braking option for two-foot driving and a purpose-designed one pedal driving control6 in low-speed off-road driving. As pioneered by GM for other electric vehicles, one pedal driving enables the driver to accelerate and decelerate using only the accelerator pedal. With Terrain Mode, that same one pedal control is adapted with unique calibrations for speed-limited off-road driving, allowing the driver to negotiate steep grades, rock crawling and other challenging terrain without having to toggle between the accelerator and brake pedal.

The driver simply modulates his or her foot on the accelerator to control speed over the terrain or obstacles, even bringing the vehicle to a stop.

“It offers a great feeling of control, by optimizing regenerative braking, friction braking and drive motor torque all through the accelerator pedal,” said Pfau. “Once you’ve tried it off-roading, you’ll quickly realize the benefits.”

Additional features and technologies are designed to enhance the HUMMER EV’s off-road driving experience:  

  • Tire Inflation/Deflation Assist7 — An off-roading tool that alerts the driver when a predetermined lower tire pressure is achieved. After inputting the desired pressure, the driver manually deflates the tire and the vehicle alerts with an audible signal when it is achieved. Lower tire pressure can enable greater traction and tire grip in certain off-road driving conditions and improve ride comfort. The system can also alert the driver when inflating the tire to a desired pressure
  • Virtual auxiliary switches. The HUMMER EV’s driver information center offers control provisions for aftermarket accessories such as light bars, winches, etc., allowing the driver to activate the features without hard switches8
  • Nearly 200 accessories will be available for HUMMER EV

2022 HUMMER EV EDITION 1 OFF-ROAD DRIVING SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Settings

Terrain Mode

Available Extract Mode1

Wheelbase (in. / mm):

135.6 / 3445

135.6 / 3445

135.6 / 3445

Vehicle length (in. / mm):

216.8 / 5507

216.8 / 5507

216.8 / 5507

Width w/o mirrors (in. / mm):

86.7 / 2201

86.7 / 2201

86.7 / 2201

Width w/ mirrors (in. / mm):

93.7 / 2380

93.7 / 2380

93.7 / 2380

Max ground clearance (in. / mm):

10.1 / 257

11.9 / 302

15.9 / 404

Front overhang (in. / mm):

34.7 / 881

34.7 / 881

34.7 / 881

Rear overhang (in. / mm):

46.5 / 1181

46.5 / 1181

46.5 / 1181

Approach angle (deg.):

41.5

44.3

49.7

Departure angle (deg.):

31.6

33.7

38.4

Breakover angle (deg.):

22.3

25.4

32.2

Water fording depth (in. / mm):

26 / 660

28 / 711

32 / 813

Track width (in. / mm):

73.3 / 1863      
(front and rear)

73.3 / 1863      
(front and rear)

73.3 / 1863      
(front and rear)

Turning circle – 2-wheel steering (ft. / m):

44.3 / 13.5

44.3 / 13.5

Turning circle – 4-wheel steering (ft. / m):

37.1 / 11.3

37.1 / 11.3

Suspension travel (in. / mm):

13 / 330                 
(front and rear)

13 / 330               
(front and rear)

The HUMMER EV will be the first full-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. The battery cells will be produced as part of a joint venture with LG Chem, at a new facility, in Lordstown, Ohio.

Initial production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center9 — a nearly 40-year-old facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2-billion investment devoted to electric vehicle production. Future production vehicles out of the factory will offer zero emissions.

Performance targets, estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. Estimates may vary depending on model and trim. Additional model and trim details can be found at GMC.com. Actual production model and results may vary.

More information and reservation details are available at www.gmc.com/HummerEV.

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

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1Late availability. Model-year 2022 Edition 1 models will require a no-charge software update. Standard on model-year 2023 Edition 1 models.

2Limited to low speeds.

3Always use the brake pedal when you need to stop urgently.

4Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. See gmc.com/accessories for important wheel and tire information, or see your dealer.

5Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.

6Always use the brake pedal when you need to stop urgently.

7Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for additional important safety limitations and information.

8Installation or alterations to the original equipment vehicle (or chassis) as distributed by General Motors are not covered by the General Motors New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The special body company, assembler, equipment installer or upfitter is solely responsible for warranties on the body or equipment and any alterations (or any effect of the alteration) to any of the parts, components, systems or assemblies installed by GM. General Motors is not responsible for the safety or quality of design, features, materials, or workmanship of any alterations by such employers.

9Of domestic and globally sourced parts.

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1’s Outstanding Performance Powered by Ultium

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1’s Outstanding Performance Powered by Ultium

2020-10-21

  • Ultium 24-module battery system
  • Three-motor Ultium Drive system with GM-estimated, best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and combined axle torque of GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft
  • Segment-exclusive available driving modes, including Watts to Freedom1, CrabWalk2 and available Extract Mode3
  • 800-volt 350-kilowatt DC fast charging capability4
  • First GMC EV with brand-first Regen on Demand5, Super Cruise6 available driver assistance feature for compatible roads

DETROIT – The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 will be the first vehicle in production with GM’s all-new Ultium battery architecture and will offer impressive on- and off-road features and a broad range of vehicle dynamics and performance features.

This new architecture provides the framework to integrate advanced technologies for optimal driving range and — in the case of the HUMMER EV — will enable performance and capabilities that would not be possible with a conventional vehicle architecture and propulsion system.

The 24-module Ultium battery pack and three-motor Ultium Drive system will provide this all-electric supertruck best-in-class power output.

“As the first of GM’s next-gen EVs, the HUMMER EV will fundamentally alter conventional off-road and truck paradigms,” said Ken Morris, GM vice president, Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs. “It will also debut new technology, including our all-new Ultium batteries, Ultium Drive units and the industry’s first wireless battery management system.”

Ultium cells

Ultium batteries are unique in the industry because of their large-format, pouch-style cells, which can be stacked vertically or horizontally inside the battery pack. In the Edition 1 HUMMER EV, two layers of vertical cell modules will be used to produce a combined 24-module pack offering a GM-estimated range of 350+ miles7.

In addition to power and range, the Ultium battery pack will contribute to the HUMMER EV’s driving dynamics and structure. The pack’s low mounting position in the chassis contributes to a low center of gravity, enhancing the vehicle’s overall feeling of control and stability. The compact construction of the Ultium battery pack also contributes to HUMMER EV’s ideal off-road proportions, including a short front overhang and short front breakover angle.

With GM’s state-of-the-art nickel, cobalt, manganese, aluminum (NCMA) chemistry, HUMMER EV’s Ultium batteries will have some of the highest nickel and lowest cobalt — a rare and costly material — content of any large-format pouch cell. The breakthroughs of the Ultium chemistry allow GM to use 70 percent less cobalt than GM’s previous generation of EVs.

HUMMER EV will also be the first vehicle in GM’s lineup to feature its wireless battery management system, which maintains balance within the truck’s battery cell groups for optimal performance and battery longevity.

Electrifying off-road

“This is the first truck that we have ever designed around an EV propulsion system,” said Adam Kwiatkowski, GM executive chief engineer, Global Electric Propulsion. “Designing the truck and the propulsion system together enhances HUMMER EV’s unique performance capabilities, while also making this the stiffest truck GM has ever built.”

Edition 1’s three electric drive motors within Ultium Drive will yield a combined GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower, and when multiplied through the front and rear drive unit gear ratios, there will be more than a GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque available at the wheels.

The single-motor front drive unit will have a 13.3:1 fixed gear ratio and will offer an electronic lockable differential, capable of delivering up to 100 percent of the motor torque to one wheel, in case traction is lost on the opposite wheel. All four wheels can be fully synchronized for true e4WD propulsion.

Two rear motors contained in one Ultium Drive unit will independently power the rear wheels through a fixed gear ratio of 10.5:1, with the capability of varying torque output to each wheel to optimize traction in off-road driving and highway-driving conditions. Motor output can also be synchronized to simulate a locking differential.

The system’s pure electric propulsion holds peak torque much longer, through a wider speed range (up to 40 mph) than even diesel engines, which is optimal for off-roading, but also thrilling on-road. For straight-line performance, the Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive will offer enough power to enable the Watts to Freedom performance feature, launching the HUMMER EV from 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds (based on GM estimates).

DC fast charging

HUMMER EV will have the ability to take advantage of the industry’s fastest 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers4. This vehicle will offer a GM-estimated 350+ miles7of range based on preliminary testing, with a unique ability to switch its battery pack from its native 400-volts to 800-volts for charging. A disconnect unit and mechanization within the pack enables the battery to switch from “parallel” to “series,” allowing it to add nearly 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging8.

The Ultium battery system will control the electrical currents at the charging station via clever algorithms that ramp down the current and switch to the other half of the pack, when necessary, and increase the rate of charge. The charging system is also designed to support legacy 400-volt charging infrastructure, without the need for a converter box or other accessories, allowing HUMMER EV to use a variety of charging stations.

The HUMMER EV’s charging hardware will be complemented by in-vehicle and available smartphone apps that help customers find available charging locations and can even precondition the battery to get the most efficiency out of their upcoming charging session.

Energy Assist

The HUMMER EV’s in-vehicle Energy Assist, also part of the myGMC mobile app9, will monitor the vehicle’s energy use, and sets up a charging schedule, preheating the battery en route to the charging station for optimal charging and learning to drive more efficiently to maximize range and more. It is accessible through the infotainment system12 and designed with a simple, intuitive interface with easy-to-understand icons.

Regen on Demand5, one pedal drive10

HUMMER EV is the first GMC vehicle to offer variable Regen on Demand5, a driver-controlled regenerative braking feature, which converts the kinetic energy of the truck’s forward momentum into electricity stored in the vehicle’s battery packs for maximizing the driving range.

This standard feature is compatible with all of HUMMER EV’s available drive modes. Unlike other EV regenerative braking features, Regen on Demand allows the driver to decide when and to what extent the system should be used. With the pull of a steering wheel paddle, drivers can even slow the vehicle to a full stop without engaging the brake pedal. If the driver anticipates the need to decelerate the truck, he or she can engage Regen on Demand before lifting off the accelerator pedal, for a greater measure of control.

HUMMER EV also features one pedal driving10 through a driver-selectable Terrain Mode, which provides low-speed, one-pedal control for driving over off-road terrain and obstacles.

Super Cruise6

The GMC HUMMER EV will launch with the latest version of Super Cruise6, which includes a new automatic lane changing feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver, while following signaling protocols. Super Cruise capability with three years of service comes standard on HUMMER EV and is available on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada.

Super Cruise is the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system. Unlike others, it uses two advanced technology systems: a driver attention system and precision LiDAR map data. Recent enhancements to Super Cruise include performance and ease-of-use updates, including richer map information, improved software controls and user interface improvements to make Super Cruise more intuitive.

The HUMMER EV is the first full-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. Production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center11— a nearly 40-year-old facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2-billion investment devoted to electric vehicle production. Future production vehicles out of the factory will offer zero emissions.

Performance targets, estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. Estimates may vary depending on model and trim. Additional model and trim details can be found at GMC.com. Actual production model and results may vary.

More information and reservation details are available at www.gmc.com/HummerEV.

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

# # #

1Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important safety limitations and information.

2Limited to low speeds.

3Late availability. Model-year 2022 Edition 1 models will require a no-charge software update. Standard on model-year 2023 Edition 1 models.

4Requires use of public 800-volt DC fast chargers.

5Feature unavailable in cold weather and at or near full charge.

6Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature for compatible roads, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Requires properly equipped vehicle, active Super Cruise subscription, working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal.

7GM estimate based on a full charge. EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temp.

8Actual charge times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

9App functionality and features vary with vehicle equipment and trim level. Data connection may be required. Some features require active service plan and working electrical system.

10Always use the brake pedal when you need to stop urgently.

11Of domestic and globally sourced parts.

12GMC Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

2022 GMC HUMMER EV: Ultimate Capability, Revolutionary Performance

2022 GMC HUMMER EV: Ultimate Capability, Revolutionary Performance

Edition 1 to be powered by all-new Ultium battery tech, unveils GM’s third generation of electric vehicles

2020-10-20

DETROIT – GMC today introduced the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 — a first-of-its kind supertruck developed to forge new paths with zero emissions.

It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables unprecedented off-road capability, extraordinary on-road performance and an immersive driving experience designed to put occupants at the center of every moment.

“This innovative truck comes to market with speed and purpose, bringing GM another step closer to an all-electric future,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors. “With our Ultium Drive architecture as the foundation for an exceptionally broad range of performance, HUMMER EV is perfect for the customer who wants capability, efficiency and performance.”

The HUMMER EV will get its energy from General Motors’ all-new Ultium batteries and power from Ultium Drive, GM’s proprietary EV drive units. A GM-estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque are generated by three separate motors within two Ultium drive units to give HUMMER EV’s e4WD remarkable on- and off-road capabilities. Additional purposeful and intuitive technologies will complement the truck’s range and capabilities to enhance and elevate every excursion.

Forge any path, differently

“We had one goal for HUMMER EV: Build the most capable factory truck – ever,” said Al Oppenheiser, GMC HUMMER EV chief engineer. “It’s an absolute off-road beast with a unique e4WD drive system that provides maneuverability unlike anything GM has ever offered before.”

The GMC HUMMER EV is designed to be the ultimate off-road EV supertruck, with all-new features developed to challenge tough obstacles and terrain.

Highlights of available features include:

  • Segment-Exclusive 4 Wheel Steer featuring CrabWalk1 — a segment-exclusive feature that allows the rear wheels and front wheels to steer at the same angle at low speeds, enabling diagonal movement of the vehicle, for even greater maneuverability on challenging terrain.
  • Adaptive Air Suspension with available segment-leading, Extract Mode2 capability enables the suspension height to be raised approximately 6 inches (149 mm) to help the HUMMER EV negotiate extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders or fording water.
  • 35-inch-OD Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires offered standard; and the capability to accommodate 37-inch tires3. They offer exceptional strength and flexibility to optimize maneuverability with the HUMMER EV’s unprecedented off-road capability, including scaling 18-inch verticals and driving through water that is more than 2 feet deep.
  • Underbody armor, consisting of sturdy steel plates that are strategically located around the battery pack and more to help provide protection in extreme off-roading conditions.
  • UltraVision4 that includes new front and rear underbody cameras with live “virtual spotter” views to help drivers navigate obstacles and place wheels on and off the trail. The underbody cameras are packaged to help protect against damage and equipped with a wash function to help clear debris. HUMMER EV offers a best-in-class number of camera views, with up to 18 available from the vehicle to help increase awareness of surroundings.
  • Off-road widgets that display vehicle functions and terrain status through the infotainment and driver information screens. Examples include torque output, differential locker engagement, tire pressure, pitch and roll angles (including maximum values), a drift gauge (with maximum values), friction circle, torque vectoring and more.

Take the adventure further, faster

Industry-leading fast-charge capabilities, paired with General Motors’ all-new Ultium battery and advanced technology features, will coalesce to offer maximum capability and optimal range.

Edition 1 highlights include:

  • Three-motor e4WD drive system that will offer the equivalent of GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque.
  • 800-volt DC public fast charging5 compatibility of up to 350 kilowatts. Industry-first technology mechanically switches the batteries from parallel to series mode during charging, which makes HUMMER EV compatible with the fastest 350 kW DC fast chargers, enabling nearly 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging6.
  • 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery propulsion system that will offer excellent range and power to three motors.
  • GM-estimated 350+ miles of driving range7 on a full charge, based on preliminary testing.
  • The latest version of Super Cruise8, an available driver assistance feature offering hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles (approximately 322,000 km) of enabled roads, and a new automatic lane changing feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver, while following signaling protocols.

Experience just how loud quiet can be

Revolutionary street performance from a truck, enabled by extraordinary next-gen EV power. Head turning looks and an unmistakable stance. The GMC HUMMER EV experience will put drivers in the middle of every moment.

The HUMMER EV debuts exclusively in a fully-equipped Edition 1 trim package.

Edition 1 highlights include:

  • Watts to Freedom9 — a driver-selectable immersive experience that unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system, including GM-estimated 0-60-mph performance in approximately 3 seconds.
  • Drive Mode Control offers driver-selectable modes that tailor performance — including torque splits between the front and rear wheels, and four-wheel steering settings — for different driving conditions. It includes Terrain Mode, which raises the HUMMER EV’s ride height by nearly 2 inches.
  • Adaptive Ride Control continuous damping that is tailored for both on- and off-road driving.
  • Open-air driving enabled by the structural rigidity of the Ultium batteries, with standard Infinity Roof and removable transparent Sky Panels that can stow in the “frunk” storage compartment at the front of the vehicle.
  • Premium, technical interior materials.
  • Large, 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment10 screen and 12.3-inch diagonal driver information center display convey a wealth of vehicle performance and driver awareness information.
  • MultiPro Tailgate with six functional positions.
  • Power rear drop glass window and power tonneau cover.

GMC HUMMER EV’s design cues will be bold and futuristic, featuring carefully executed and clever details such as the distinctive “H” motif seen in a number of elements. The reimagining of conventional displays communicates the vehicle’s capability and technology via exterior lighting and interior user interfaces.

“The GMC HUMMER EV reimagines an instantly-recognizable silhouette for a modern, all-electric future,” said Phil Zak, design executive director. “Its design visually communicates extreme capability, which is reinforced with rugged architectural details offered with a premium, well-executed and appointed interior.”

The HUMMER EV will be the first full-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. Production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center11 — a nearly 40-year-old facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2-billion investment devoted to electric vehicle production. Future production vehicles out of the factory will offer zero emissions.

Performance targets, estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. Estimates may vary depending on model and trim. Additional model and trim details can be found at GMC.com. Actual production model and results may vary.

More information and reservation details are available at www.gmc.com/HummerEV.

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

# # #

1Limited to low speeds. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

2Late availability. Model-year 2022 Edition 1 models will require a no-charge software update. Standard on model-year 2023 Edition 1 models.

3Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. See gmc.com/accessories for important wheel and tire information, or see your dealer.

4Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.

5Requires use of public 800-volt DC fast chargers.

6Actual charge times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

7GM estimate based on a full charge. EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

8Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature for compatible roads, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Requires properly equipped vehicle, active Super Cruise subscription, working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal.

9Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

10GMC Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

11Of domestic and globally sourced parts.

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Debuts as ‘Edition 1’

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Debuts as ‘Edition 1’

Reservations now open for supertruck’s launch trim package

2020-10-20

DETROIT – GMC announced today that reservations1 are being accepted for its new supertruck, the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV, which launches with initial production fall of next year in the unique Edition 1 trim.

“The GMC HUMMER EV is revolutionary, defying what the industry thinks of as a pickup truck,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “The Edition 1’s tailored off-road content will make HUMMER EV’s unprecedented capability and zero-emissions a very special proposition for customers.”

Every GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 will be identically appointed and fully equipped. Each features a white exterior and a unique Lunar Horizon interior, with special “Edition 1” interior badging.

OFF-ROADING

  • Extreme Off-Road Package includes 18-inch wheels, 35-inch-OD Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, underbody armor, rock sliders, underbody cameras2— as a part of a best-in-class number of available camera views — and more
  • Adaptive Air Suspension with available segment-leading Extract Mode3 capability
  • Segment-exclusive 4 Wheel Steer with CrabWalk4 diagonal-drive functionality

PERFORMANCE

  • Three-motor e4WD propulsion system (including torque vectoring) with GM-estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque
  • GM-estimated 350+ miles driving range5 on a full charge
  • 800-volt DC fast charging6 capability. HUMMER EV Edition 1 is expected to have industry-best charging capability at any of the new 350-kilowatt high output public DC fast charging stations7 — the fastest method supported by current charging standards
  • Watts to Freedom8 for maximum acceleration capability, including a GM-estimated 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds
  • The latest version of Super Cruise9, an available driver assistance feature offering hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles (approximately 322,000 km) of enabled roads, and a new lane automatic changing feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver, while following signaling protocols
  • Continuous damping Adaptive Ride Control

DESIGN & UTILITY

  • Industry-leading Infinity Roof with removable transparent Sky Panels that can stow in the “frunk” at the front of the vehicle
  • Power rear drop glass and power tonneau cover
  • MultiPro Tailgate
  • 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment10 screen and 12.3-inch diagonal driver information center display

The 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 will have a starting MSRP of $112,59511, including destination, leading a range of additional trims to be introduced in future model years. Standard equipment on all, including Edition 1, includes Super Cruise9 capability with three years of service, UltraVision12 with High Definition Surround Vision2, Digital Key, 35-inch-OD tires, Infinity Roof, power rear drop glass, six-function MultiPro Tailgate and more.

Future trim highlights13:

HUMMER EV2

(available Spring 2024)

HUMMER EV2X

(available Spring 2023)

HUMMER EV3X

(available Fall 2022)

MSRP: $79,99511

MSRP: $89,99511

MSRP: $99,99511

Includes standard equipment

  • Two-motor drive system

Includes HUMMER EV2 standard equipment, plus:

  • Adaptive Air Ride
  • Extract Mode2
  • 4 Wheel Steer with CrabWalk

Includes HUMMER EV2X equipment, plus:

  • Three-motor drive system
  • Torque Vectoring
  • Watts to Freedom

The HUMMER EV will be the first full-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. The battery cells will be produced as part of a joint venture with LG Chem, at a new facility, in Lordstown, Ohio.

Initial production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center14 — a nearly 40-year-old facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2-billion investment devoted to electric vehicle production. Future production vehicles out of the factory will offer zero emissions.

Performance targets, estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. Estimates may vary depending on model and trim. Additional model and trim details can be found at GMC.com. Actual production model and results may vary.

More information and reservation details are available at www.gmc.com/HummerEV.

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

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1Actual Production Model may vary. Initial availability Fall 2021. Limitations apply. At participating dealers.

2Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.

3Late availability. Model-year 2022 Edition 1 models will require a no-charge software update. Standard on model-year 2023 Edition 1 models.

4Limited to low speeds. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information

5GM estimate based on a full charge. EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

6Requires use of publicly available 800-volt DC fast chargers.

7Actual charge times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

8Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.

9Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature for compatible roads, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Requires properly equipped vehicle, active Super Cruise subscription, working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal.

10GMC Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

11MSRP excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Optional equipment is extra.

12Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.

13Each model will have different performance capabilities.

14Of domestic and globally sourced parts.

2021 GMC Sierra Offers More Innovative Trailering Tech as Americans Continue to Hit the Road for Outdoor Adventures

2021 GMC Sierra Offers More Innovative Trailering Tech as Americans Continue to Hit the Road for Outdoor Adventures

Jack-Knife Alert, Trailer Length Indicator and enhanced Rear Trailer View join existing available camera technology on GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra Heavy Duty to help drivers tow like a pro

2020-09-15

DETROIT – At a time when towing is on the rise, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra Heavy Duty will offer several new available features that build on the trucks’ strong suite of customer-focused trailering technologies.

“Trailering is essential for pickup truck customers. More than half of our Sierra customers use their trucks to primarily tow equipment for outdoor adventures,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “We continually listen to customer feedback, which tells us they want class-leading safety, technology and comfort to tow what they need, whether it’s a boat, an RV or a trailer hauling off-road toys.”

These updates arrive as an ever-growing number of Americans are turning to outdoor activities that require a trailer. In a recent study, the RV Industry Association found that more than 46 million Americans are planning to take an RV trip in the next year. As a result, shipments of RVs have been increasing this summer and towable RVs make up about 90 percent of those sales.1

New or enhanced trailering tech available on both 2021 GMC Sierra light-duty and heavy-duty models includes:

  • Trailer Length Indicator: New for 2021, when enabled and driving forward with the turn signal activated, the center console screen displays a red overlay twice the length of the compatible trailer and shows when other vehicles are present and may interfere with a lane-change maneuver.
  • Jack-Knife Alert: New for 2021, Jack-Knife Alert tracks the position of the compatible trailer in relation to the vehicle. If the front of the trailer approaches the rear of the vehicle, an alert is displayed when there may be a potential jack-knife situation.
  • Rear Trailer View now features guidelines and Trailer-Angle Indicator: Rear Trailer View has been enhanced to include guidelines that assist when backing a trailer into place and a Trailer-Angle Indicator to show the relationship between the truck and compatible trailer. Rear Trailer View requires the customer-installed available GM auxiliary accessory camera.
  • Rear Side View enhancement: When driving forward on the 2020 GMC Sierra, Rear Side View provides a split view of the left and right sides of the truck and compatible trailer that is automatically biased based on the trailer’s angle. In the 2021 GMC Sierra, drivers will have access to this view while driving in reverse, making it easier to see surrounding vehicles and objects while positioning a trailer.
  • Cargo Bed View enhancement: New Cargo Bed Zoom View and Bed Hitch Guidance are now available, which can be helpful for aligning and hooking up a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailer.

Select trailering features require a conventional-hitched box or camping trailer and additional setup may be required. Customers can see their dealers for full details.

Additional updates for 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

Other additions to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 include increased availability of the MultiPro Tailgate on SLE and Elevation trims, as well as a new selection of colors. New available features on the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 include 20-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires and an off-road high-clearance step.

The available 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, which provides an ideal balance of performance and efficiency with 460 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class horsepower while offering up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway, is a popular choice for GMC Sierra customers. For 2021, the MSRP of the popular engine will be reduced by $1,500, placing it at $995 MSRP above the Sierra 1500’s 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management.

Additional updates for 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

New additions to the 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty include enhancements to the trucks’ popular premium trims. HD Surround Vision and Bed View camera technology are now standard on Denali. The new Sierra HD Denali Black Diamond Edition will have several unique features, including exclusive 20-inch high-gloss black wheels and new power-retractable assist steps.

Similar to the Sierra 1500, the Sierra Heavy Duty AT4 will now have available 18-inch Mud Terrain tires and an available off-road high clearance step accessory.

Other additions to Sierra HD include the MultiPro Tailgate standard on SLE and three new colors.

1 Source: RV Industry Association, https://www.rvia.org/reports-trends

About GMC

With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

GMC HUMMER EV to be Revealed Oct. 20

GMC HUMMER EV to be Revealed Oct. 20

All-electric supertruck to feature industry-leading Crab Mode

2020-09-14

DETROIT – The revolutionary GMC HUMMER EV will be revealed to the world on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The supertruck’s industry-leading Crab Mode1 feature is enabled by the GMC HUMMER EV’s four-wheel steering capability, allowing it to move in a diagonal direction – functionality that is tailor-made for off-roading customers.

Customer reservations for the GMC HUMMER EV will be available through GMC.com2 on Oct. 20. Details about how to watch this revolutionary debut will be shared closer to the reveal.

More information is available at https://www.gmc.com/electric-truck/hummer-ev.

1Available feature
2Reservations available through participating dealers, limitations apply

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.