The all-electric Hummer is here. After a pretty long hiatus, GM revived the legendary nameplate, which now comes under the GMC badge. The first variant to come was the pickup truck, while the SUV is expected to arrive sometime in the next year. In the case of the pickup truck, Edition 1 was the version that debuted first, while the rest of the lineup will arrive for the 2023 model year. Of course, the 2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will remain the range-topping version on the offer and we don’t expect to see bigger changes for the second production year.
Therefore, we expect to see familiar design characteristics. This pickup offers a super-capable powertrain, with impressive acceleration and max range. Furthermore, we like the cabin design, along with the generous passenger room. Also, the list of standard equipment is very long.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we believe that the 2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Design
Design-wise, we don’t expect any bigger change on the 2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1. The overall layout will remain the same, based on the new Ultium battery technology. The exterior design will also remain the same, with a design that closely resembles the previous generations. Of course, there is also a fair amount of modern details, which make this pickup look very up-to-date.
We particularly like the ride quality. The adjustable air suspension is part of the standard equipment and it ensures a butter-smooth ride. However, keep in mind that we are talking about an extremely heavy vehicle, so it’s no wonder that there is a fair amount of body lean in corners.
Interior changes won’t come either. The 2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will continue with the same cabin design, which offers a pretty impressive level of comfort. Of course, the crew cab is the only configuration on offer and both rows offer plenty of passenger room. Also, the front seats are massive and supportive, with excellent comfort.
Besides the high level of comfort, this cabin also features a very attractive design, with a futuristic dashboard design that is highlighted by a pair of massive screens. The 12.3-inch unit is reserved for the digital instrument cluster, while the bigger 13.4-inch infotainment screen is on the center stack. The list of standard features also includes goodies like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, GM OnStar telematics system, Wi-Fi hotspot etc. Also, you may count on a full load of driver-assistance features, such as automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, as well as the semi-autonomous driving system known as the Cadillac Super Cruise.
Another thing we like about this cabin is that it features a lot of exclusive details. We particularly like those details that celebrate the fact that GM was a part of a team that developed a lunar rover for Apollo missions, such as the moon footprint dead pedal and speaker grille with the Sea of Tranquility.
2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Drivetrain
This aspect definitely won’t bring any change. As the range-topping model, the 2023 Hummer EV Edition 1 will continue with a setup that includes three electric motors, for a total output of 1.000 horsepower and around 1.100 pound-feet of torque. That amount of power is enough to move this huge and heavy pickup from zero to sixty in just three seconds. Also, you count on the max towing capacity of around 11.000 pounds, while the max payload goes around 3.500 pounds.
When it comes to the battery pack, the Edition 1 can make 329 miles on a single charge, which is pretty impressive for a vehicle of this size and weight. More importantly, the Ultium battery platform allows super-fast 350-kW charging. In other words, this means that this pickup adds 100 miles of range every 10 minutes with such a charge.
2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will arrive sometime late in the year, with a starting price of around 110.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Rivian R1T, Bollinger B2 etc. The SUV version of the GMC Hummer Edition 1 is expected to arrive in the same period.