The all-new GMC Hummer EV has finally arrived in the UK although as an imported vehicle by luxury car retailer Clive Sutton.
The fully-electric truck pairs more than 350 miles of zero-emission range with 1,000hp and 1,200lb-ft torque that can sprint the truck from 0-60mph in just 3.3 seconds. Despite being 2 meters high, and more than 5.5m long, the Pickup has the maneuverability of a much smaller vehicle allowing it to utilize rear-wheel steering to enable the truck to traverse diagonally at low speeds.
“As soon as the GMC Hummer EV was announced our customers have been desperate to see the model in the UK!” said Clive Sutton. “Now that we have imported the first one, we anticipate orders outstripping supply as buyers clamour to be among the first in Europe to own this electric supertruck.”
The supercar features expansive seating for five, plus bags of cargo space along with off-road capabilities that allow the entire truck to raise around 15cm, while the air suspension also works to optimise aerodynamics by lowering the car at motorway speeds.
Off-road, owners can benefit from 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.
The supertruck is reported to have slow production volumes with as few as 12 built a day. This is seriously constraining availability and of the 80,000 pre-orders taken, fewer 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 EV 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).