Hummer EV SUV production begins at General Motors
- January 31, 2023
Customers will begin receiving deliveries of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV at the end of the first quarter, according to a statement issued by General Motors Co.
At GM’s Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, the SUV version of the Hummer will be constructed alongside the pickup version. Last year, in preparation for the Silverado EV, the plant halted production for several weeks.
In the spring of 2021, GMC unveiled the SUV version of its massive electric Hummer. The SUV is based on GM’s new Ultium EV platform, like the Hummer EV pickup. The SUV’s Ultium Drive System produces up to 830 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, according to estimates. With the Hummer’s “Watts to Freedom” acceleration mode enabled, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds.
Duncan Aldred, global vice president of GMC and Buick, disclosed this information to the media at a GMC business update event on Monday. He stated that after receiving 90,000 reservations for the Hummer pickup and SUV in September, GM halted reservations for the vehicles.
“This is just, I think, the most sought-after vehicle in the world right now,” Aldred said. “It really is a super truck as we positioned it.”
To reserve one of the Hummers, customers required a $100 down payment. GM increased the price of its GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV by $6,250 in June of that year.
The Hummer EV 3X’s starting price increased from $98,400 to $104,650. The price of the Hummer EV 2X, which goes on sale this spring, will be $94,650, up from $88,400. Additionally, the Hummer EV2 will cost $84,650, up from $78,400, in spring 2024.
According to GM’s sales report for the fourth quarter and full year 2022, GMC began producing the Hummer truck at the end of 2021 and has delivered just over 850 Hummer pickups as of 2022. During the launch, GMC encountered some difficulties. According to the automaker’s recall notice to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the enclosure on a high-voltage battery pack may not have been properly sealed, necessitating the recall of 735 Hummers in the United States last fall. Until the problem is fixed, the manufacturer had to stop shipping the expensive trucks.
On Monday, Aldred stated that “news will be forthcoming” regarding the repair and delivery of the parked Hummers to customers.
This year, in addition to the Hummer EV SUV, GMC will introduce its new heavy-duty Sierra and medium-size Canyon pickup trucks. Additionally, production of the GMC Sierra Denali EV will begin early next year.
“We did a record year last year: record market share, record prices, record brand health and we’re looking to take this to another level this year,” Aldred said. “And, again, we’ve got substance behind that belief.”