By Alberto Frammartino, November 4, 2022
UK-based high-performance luxury car dealer Clive Sutton has brought the first GMC Hummer EV Pickup to the UK. The fully-electric truck pairs more than 350 miles of zero-emission range with blistering supertruck performance.
With 1,000hp and 1,200lb-ft torque the electric Hummer can hit 60mph in just 3.3 seconds, making it supercar fast while boasting expansive seating for five, plus bags of cargo space. While its monstrous speed on road is impressive, its off-road capabilities are out of this world. An optional ‘Extract’ mode allows the entire truck to raise around 15cm, while the air suspension also works to optimise aerodynamics by lowering the car at motorway speeds.
Measuring 2.0 meters high, 2.34m wide, and more than 5.5m long, the colossal Hummer EV is to feared for its size and speed and equally admired for its heft. Despite its bulk, the Pickup has the maneuverability of a much smaller vehicle thanks to its optional ‘Crabwalk’ capability that utilises rear-wheel steering to enable the truck to traverse diagonally at low speeds.
The Hummer EV features off-road-inspired independent front and rear suspension, full underbody armour, rock sliders and the optional ‘Ultravision’ system, which utilises 18 cameras to provide every possible viewpoint, enabling accurate navigation around obstacles or in tight spaces.
Media reports suggest slow production volumes for the new Hummer EV with as few as 12 built a day. This is seriously constraining availability and of the 80,000 pre-orders taken, less than a thousand have been delivered to customers, so demand for the model in the States is sky high. As US retailers are not constrained by the ‘Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price’ (MSRP), the Pickup currently sells for more than $200k in the domestic market.
When the Hummer lands in the UK, it costs substantially more with international shipping, VAT duty, local registration fees, and vehicle conformity testing taken into account. So, the Edition 1 model costs around £320k on-the-road (subject to the US price and current exchange rates).
Interested UK buyers can find out more at CliveSutton.co.uk and should call the Sutton team on 020 7483 6500 to express interest.