The SUV version joins the electric pickup in the GMC lineup.
The first deliveries are expected to take place before the end of the first quarter.
The SUV will start at $104,650 in the US before more affordable versions are added in the coming months.
General Motors began the production of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV yesterday at its Factory Zero facility in Hamtramck Michigan.
This means that the SUV version of the electric off-roader/performance truck will join the pickup model that has been rolling off the line since the end of 2021.
Like the pickup, the Hummer SUV is a very large truck that is capable of impressive performance figures such as a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) time of only 3.5 seconds despite its heavy weight and its off-road-ready setup.
This is because these trucks are powered by a dual or triple-motor powertrain that generates up to 830 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque.
At the moment, reservations have been put on hold since the 90,000 customers who have put down a deposit of $100 for either the truck or the SUV represent close to two year’s production.
The only model available at first will be the top-of-the-line version, the Hummer EV 3X, which will start at $104,650 in the United States following a $6,250 increase announced last June.
The other two trim levels which will arrive in the spring of this year and the spring of 2024, the Hummer EV 2X and the Hummer EV 2, will be priced from $94,650 and $84,650 respectively due to a similar increase.
Since the production of the pickup began in late 2021, 850 units of the Hummer EV have reached their buyers, but 735 units had to be recalled due to an issue with the battery pack that has yet to be fixed.
This recall slowed down deliveries since many of the affected models are still parked outside of the factory where they were assembled.
Reportedly, a cure for the problem that can lead to water entering the battery pack is on its way, which could allow the company to ship those affected trucks.
Since the issue has long been fixed for new models, this recall should not affect the deliveries of the Hummer EV SUV, which are set to begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Source: The Detroit News