What's New and Different in the 2022 Hummer EV Truck and SUV

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Revival of the Hummer with an EV Twist - Have you heard of the crazy features the new 2022 Hummer EV Truck and SUVs hold?

by

Emily MacKinnon

, Executive Assistant in
HeyAuto Showcase
Image by GMC

GMC is committed to producing robust and reliable Hummers that ensure optimal performance and comfort. The new Hummer EVs do not disappoint and are a complete presentation of these traits. The new 2022 Hummer EV SUV and trucks are a must-have for Hummer lovers with state-of-the-art technology and an aesthetically pleasing body design. The electric vehicle option is new and built to last you a long distance.

Hummers Beginning

Hummer was first introduced to the civilian market in 1992 with the production of the H1, which was produced between 1992 to 2006. The H1 was followed by the H2, H2 SUT, H3 and the H3T, which became even more advanced. The H1 had a 6.2-litre engine that produced impressive numbers for that time, which made it powerful. It came with a three-speed transmission system and a four-wheel-drive drivetrain.

The H1 was a civilian version of the M998 Humvee, a powerful military vehicle used to transport troops and cargo. The Hummer franchise was discontinued in 2010 but reemerged in 2021 as a GMC sub-brand and added the EV to its line of powerful SUVs and pickups. The H2 was produced from 2002 to 2009 with a slight modification to the H1, especially the body design. The H3 was then introduced in 2005, production going on until 2010. It was the first of the brand to introduce the pickup version, which was named H3T.

Features

The GMC Hummer EV comes in two body styles, the pickup truck, and the SUV. The all-wheel-drive model in both is ideal for the vehicle to traverse all types of terrain, especially when combined with the highly anticipated (almost viral) feature called crabwalk technology. Crabwalk enables the vehicle's rear wheels to turn with the front wheels to a maximum of 10 degrees in either direction. This allows the vehicle to travel in a diagonal to get you out of any tricky off-road situation you might find yourself in. There is also a 4-wheel steer feature that drastically reduces the turning radius by tightening the wheelbase hence a tighter turning circle of 37.1 feet or 11.3 meters. When the 2-wheel drive is enabled the turning radius is greatly increased to 44.3 feet or 13.5 meters.

The vehicle's independent front and rear suspension enable it to handle extreme off-roads comfortably, with the front e-lockers and rear virtual lockers optimizing traction. The heavy-duty ball-spline half-shafts that help maximize articulation by reducing steering feedback when taking hard corners. An extract mode capability also lifts the vehicle's ground clearance and raised or lowers the vehicle by about 6 inches, enabling it to drive comfortably even in rugged trains. This feature is enabled by the vehicle's Adaptive Air Ride Suspension, which can be adjusted accordingly. It also allows the car to lower its centre of gravity to reduce wind resistance. These features set the vehicle above others in the same category.

The 2022 Hummer EV also comes with underbody armour which is made out of steel plates. These rock sliders and skid plates protect the vehicle when driving in extreme conditions they also shield the battery pack. This vehicle features an ultra-vision feature that enables the driver to view the underbody of the car comprehensively. This feature is capable because of the 18 cameras on the truck and 17 on the SUV that are waterproof and their views are low enough to see beyond the skid plates. Some of the cameras have a wash function, and all the cameras having replaceable lens protectors.

An insane new feature that we haven't seen in anything else yet is called the super Cruise technology; this is a driver assistance feature that allows hands-free driving with an automatic lane changing technology which is quite an advancement. The vehicle comes with a 14 speaker Bose audio system with CenterPoint Electric vehicle Sound enhancement for entertaining the occupants. This feature ensures the sound is well distributed inside the vehicle. An extensive 34-centimetre infotainment system with a 31-centimetre driver information center keeps the driver alert.

Exterior

This vehicle boasts of one of the best body designs in the car world. Its body screams power and elegance with a keen eye on detail. Hummer features an infinity roof with retractable transparent sky panels that you can remove manually. The sky panels are tinted to deflect the sun while still being transparent enough to produce panoramic views. The vehicle comes with 38-inch wheels, which accommodate the car while adding to its ground clearance.

The vehicle has an impressively designed grill with the emblem written across it with a stretch of the side-to-side headlight as the grille. The vehicle's front and rear bumper come in a different colour from the body, with the door handle chrome. The rear window of the hummer-EV also features a power drop-down function and a power tonneau cover.

The headlights are different from the previous version, which features round headlights at the ends with a body-coloured grille at its center without the hummer-emblem. The predecessor also featured 16-inch wheels compared to the EV's 38 inches.

Engine

The vehicle has been fitted with a state-of-the-art engine powered by three electric motors. The motors are so powerful that they produce 1000 horsepower for the pickup and 830 horsepower for the SUV, which is impressive. Its all-wheel-drive drivetrain is so powerful that it makes 11,000 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle's engine is so remarkable that it has a 560-kilometre range when on a full charge. The electric motors use a battery that can charge 160 km in 10 minutes using 800V DC fast chargers. This battery is impressive and allows it to express astounding speeds, accelerating rapidly from 0 to 100km/h in 3 seconds.

The 2022 EV is better than its predecessor, the gas-Hummer as its engine produces better numbers. The gas-Hummer only produced up to 300 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with the V8 engine and 239 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque with the 3.7-litre engine, which was impressive in its class. It also has two engine options: the 3.7 litres five-cylinder five-speed manual transmission and the 5.3-litre V8 engine with a four-speed automatic transmission system. Hence the new 2022 Hummer-EV is faster and more powerful.

Conclusion

The Hummer-EV is one of the most futuristic vehicles today and offers a wide range of features that will amaze you. Its powerful features and great design also allow it to function in different terrains. It is truly a must-have.

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About the author
Emily MacKinnon
, Executive Assistant
Originally from Nova Scotia, Emily has spent the last 9 years in sales and customer service. A jack of all trades. She hopes to be able to help educate and get people excited about their next car purchases through her expression in these blogs.

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