While the pickup version of the famous nameplate debuted already for the 2022 model, we have to wait a little bit more to see the SUV iteration. That model came just recently and once again, the company presented the most capable variant of the SUV, the so-called Edition 1 model with 830 horsepower and impressive acceleration. On the other hand, what about the base version? Well, the latest reports suggest that this model will arrive in 2023, with the nameplate 2024 GMC Hummer EV2 nameplate.
At this point, we already know that the base version will have a lot of great things to offer. It won’t lack any visual appeal, and we also count on a pretty long list of standard equipment. Also, this version will come with a pretty capable drivetrain setup, which will feature two electric motors and respectable power. We expect to see it on sale sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 GMC Hummer EV2 SUV Drivetrain
Of course, the most obvious difference compared to Edition 1 will be the drivetrain. Things will be toned down a little bit and from what we know so far, the combined output of two electric motors will be around 625 horsepower. The company claims an unrealistic 7.400 pound-feet of torque, while we think that the actual number will rather be around 700.
The new Hummer EV SUV will feature GM’s latest Ultium battery technology, which will bring many benefits. From what we know so far, the battery capacity will go around 200 kWh, which should ensure around 300 miles of range. In terms of charging, we expect pretty competitive speeds that could go all away up to 300kW, which promise a pretty quick recharging of this large battery pack with a DC charger.
2024 GMC Hummer EV2 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2024 GMC Hummer EV2 won’t be any different than the range-topping Edition 1 model. The exterior design will be the same, derived from the recently introduced pickup version, with lots of resemblance with previous generations of the nameplate.
The same thing is with mechanics, where we believe that the adaptive air suspension will be part of the standard equipment. This feature will make the base EV2 able to increase its ground clearance by 6 inches.
Also, we expect that the Extreme Off-Road package will be optional. This package offers a full load of off-road hardware pieces, starting from 18-inch wheels on 35-inch all-terrain tires, extra underbody protection, low-mounted cameras for improved visibility, a locking front differential, and rear motors that can electronically mimic a locked diff and many more.
On the inside, count on the same cabin layout. Despite the pretty impressive size, the 2024 GMC Hummer EV2 will also come with just a couple of rows of seats and the ability to accommodate up to five adult passengers. Of course, the cargo area will be generous, while materials shouldn’t be much different compared to more expensive variants.
The thing we really like about this SUV is the dashboard design that, although futuristic, also offers great ergonomics. Although there is a massive 13.2-inch infotainment screen, there are also many physical controls, including a traditional gear lever. Although base version, the EV2 should come standard with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hotspot etc. On the other hand, the list of options should include things like navigation, a rear-seat infotainment system, wireless charging, a 6.0-kW onboard generator that can be used to power various equipment, as well as to charge other EVs, etc.
2024 GMC Hummer EV2 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 GMC Hummer EV2 will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 80.000 dollars.