The GMC Hummer EV Will Have An Extreme Off-Road Package

As If The Electric Super Truck Wasn't Already Capable

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GMC’s six-figure supertruck isn’t slated to go into production until this fall, but when it does it should be one of the most off-road capable vehicles since the original Hummer. According to a report from GM Trucks, buyers will have the option to make it even more off-road capable with an Extreme Off-Road Package.

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Here’s how things will work: GM has decided that the most expensive version of this thing is coming first. That’s the Hummer EV First Edition, coming this fall with a $112,595 MSRP. You can’t reserve this one anymore as reservations filled up months ago. Cheaper Hummer EVs will be released every year for the next three years with the cheapest $79,995 Hummer EV coming in spring 2024.

This off-road package will be standard on the First Edition, while it will be optional on the other models. A GMC spokesperson also told GM Trucks that buyers will be able to choose a First Edition without the package if they only plan on doing stoplight drags against Jeep Trackhawks or whatever.

So what will the Extreme Off-Road package consist of? Off-road goodies. From GM Trucks:

  • 18″ Black aluminum wheels with machined accents
  • LT 305/70/R18 Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT Tires
  • Skid Plates – Front Differential, Battery, Rear Differential
  • Electronically-locking front differential with Heavy-Duty Ball Spline Half Shafts
  • Virtual electronic-locking rear differential with Heavy-Duty Ball Spline Half Shafts
  • Forward and rearward underbody cameras
  • Rubber Flooring with rubber inserts
  • Premium Floor Liners
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Underbody cameras is just the right intersection of tech/off-road overkill for this thing. As if the skid plates weren’t enough, you’ll be able to actually see clearance and obstacles. The premium floor liners are a weird out-of-place option, though. It’s already been shown/known that the Hummer EV would have rubber floors that can be cleaned or hosed out easily. Why would premium floor mats be part of an off-road package?

That’s small in the grand scheme of things though. This thing will be a beast off-road. It’s probably the most American EV yet. Never forget the specs: 1,000 horsepower, an expected 9,000-pound curb weight, an equally massive 200 kWh battery pack with 350 miles of range, and an absurd 0 to 60 time of just three seconds. It’s America on wheels, which may or may not be a good thing.

Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Dad. Lover of all things with 4 wheels. Weird interest in buses.

DISCUSSION

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The electric future of America is coming, but GM’s approach confounds me. $100k super truck? Who is this stuff for?

Ford’s approach to electrification (beginning with a hybrid Ford Maverick) is going to have a bigger impact on getting Americans to embrace an electric future than will these obscene super vehicles. Electric needs to synonymous with affordable for it to really take off. Yes, I know that Ford offers the F-150 Lightning and the Mach-E, but even those are higher end vehicles. Just getting a hybrid into a pickup trucks (one that actually gets good MPG) is going to have a bigger impact on America than every Lightning and Hummer EV that’s sold