Just last week, we covered the rumor that the new GMC Hummer EV could return the nameplate to its roots with a new military-spec variant. Now, we’re imagining exactly that with the following exclusive rendering.
Based on the civilian GMC Hummer EV pickup, our military-spec Hummer EV takes inspiration from the original High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee for short) produced by AM General.
The front end is painted black, creating a sort of two-tone effect with the rest of the body. The corners ditch the standard wheels in favor of no-fluff, heavy-duty steel units, which mount chunky off-roader tires ready to roll over just about anything Mother Nature can throw at them.
The profile also includes “X-doors” similar to those found on the original Humvee, with enough space to carry five soldiers inside the cabin. There’s also plenty of space in the rear for equipment and weapons, while our tan-colored military-spec Hummer EV comes with a rear cover for added protection.
Finishing it off is a set of tall antennas in the rear to stay connected with the rest of the squad. We can also imagine the all-electric powertrain providing silent running for nighttime assaults, perhaps pairing with some onboard night vision tech.
As fans will no doubt recall, the original Hummer H1 was offered as a civilian-spec variant of AM General’s Humvee military vehicle. Following sale of the Hummer brand to General Motors in 1999, AM General would go on to produce the H2, while GM would follow that up with the H3.
Now, with GM Defense President David Albritton indicating that the new GMC Hummer EV could provide a “great base platform for an electric vehicle to be used in the military context,” the idea of a militarized Hummer EV is quite enticing, to say the least.
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