Hummer Electric Pickup Truck Scheduled To Kick Off Brand’s Rebirth In 2021 – Nov 16, 2019 – Detroit, Michigan (Techreleased) – As we knock on a new decade’s door, my, how things have changed. Crossovers , SUVs and pickups are king and off-road models have struck a chord with buyers. That’s left GM out of the party somewhat, but it’s planning a heck of a comeback.
All sources point to GM resurrecting the Hummer brand for its first electric pickup truck, and according to information from Sam Fiorani, vice president of global vehicle forecasting at AutoForecast Solutions, we’re going to see this pickup in 2021. The insight follows a report from the Detroit News on Thursday that cited additional forecasting sources claiming GM has an electric Cadillac Escalade and GMC Sierra in the works.
However, the electric pickup truck charge will, according to Fiorani, start with a new electric utility vehicle for an unconfirmed brand. It’s quite likely this is for a reborn Hummer. The expert previously told Roadshow GM’s planned brands set to receive electric utility vehicles includes a mystery “M-brand.”
GM declined to comment on a reborn Hummer brand.
The 2021 Hummer pickup will be a low-volume model, presumably before GM ramps up production with the 2023 Hummer SUV. In six-month intervals, we’ll then see an electric GMC pickup and then the electric Cadillac Escalade.
Fiorani noted this currently untapped space is getting crowded really quickly.
All of this comes despite that no company has shown it’s able to consistently turn a profit on electric cars .
Nevertheless, GM has dropped big bucks into a battery-electric platform for its upcoming utility vehicles. Known as the BT1 platform, it should mix unibody construction and a traditional body-on-frame style. GM has built this architecture from the ground up as a skateboard platform with components tucked and mounted neatly on a flat chassis.
Whether the world is ready for a Hummer comeback with a significant plot twist remains to be seen.