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Winner bids $2.5 million for first 2022 GMC Hummer EV, benefits Tunnels to Towers Foundation

The first 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 went up for auction this weekend.

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The first GMC Hummer EV customers won't get their trucks until later this year, but the very first one, VIN 001, has been sold at Barrett-Jackson's annual Scottsdale, Arizona auction. The hammer came down on the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 VIN 001 at the $2.5 million mark, more than twice the price that the 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN 001 got.

All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The Foundation was established to honor the memory of Sept. 11 first responder Stephen Siller, the foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically-injured veterans and provides mortgage-free homes for Gold Star families and the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. General Motors, the parent company of GMC, has partnered with the foundation in the past.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Two GMC Hummer EVs completing their builds prior to shipping for continued validation testing. Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors

"We are thrilled with the auction results and what the proceeds will mean for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation," said Duncan Aldred, global vice president of Buick and GMC. "We also recognize the support of Barrett-Jackson for this special occasion, which made it a 100 percent charitable endeavor."

The Hummer EV Edition 1 is the first GMC Hummer EV out of the gate for the premium brand. It will be GMC's first full-electric vehicle and feature a white exterior and a unique Lunar Horizon interior. It gets its power via a three-motor electric four-wheel drive system that delivers 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque.

The truck rides on GM's new Ultium platform and 18-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch tires. There's underbody armor, underbody cameras, an adaptive air suspension, four-wheel steering with CrabWalk diagonal-drive functionality, Watts to Freedom maximum acceleration capability, and Super Cruise driver assistance features.

Reservations for the Edition 1 are currently full but other versions of the Hummer EV can be reserved online.

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The 11th-generaiton Honda Civic Sedan has broken cover.

Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co.

Marie was a little bit country and Donny was a little bit rock and roll. The design of the redesigned 2022 Honda Civic Sedan looks a little bit modern and a little bit vintage - and it's all a heck of a lot less polarizing than the previous generation.

Today Honda has offered the first official fully lighted glimpse of the 11th-generation Civic, which is set to officially debut April 28. The design of the model was previewed last year with the Civic Prototype.

2022 Honda Civic Prototype The 2022 Honda Civic Prototype showed off a nearly production-ready design late last year. Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Honda openly admits that the look of the new Civic was inspired by the last. Head into the trove of internet photos of the fourth- and fifth-generation Civic to see parallels in design. Honda said that designers upheld Honda's human-centric design philosophy in the new model while also increasing the safety.

The result is a car that looks very much like a sedan but still retains sporty attributes. It also looks more like the Accord in this generation than the last. In the photo provided by Honda, the new Civic is in Touring trim level form.

Honda said that the car's interior design, which they haven't shown photos of yet, is "uncluttered", has "simple ergonomics", and delivers "exceptional visibility".

The 2022 Civic will arrive on dealership lots this summer.

Also this summer, the Honda Civic Tour will return for its 20th season. There will be two stops on the virtual tour that will be livestreamed on the Honda Stage YouTube channel. The first event will start at 5:00 p.m. PT, on April 28. The virtual concert event on Twitch will also give Civic Tour fans a special first look at the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan around 6:00 p.m. PT, leading into the performance.

As previously announced, the all-new Civic Hatchback will follow Civic Sedan production by several months. Details about Civic Hatchback, to be manufactured by Honda in the United States for the first time in its history, will follow later this year. The Civic Hatchback will be built at the company's Indiana auto plant.

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The 2022 Lexus ES will debut next week.

Photo courtesy of Lexus

The meat and potatoes of the Lexus sedan lineup, the ES, is due for a refresh, and it will get one. The 2022 Lexus ES will be shown publicly for the first time this Sunday as part of the festivities of the Shanghai auto show.

While the photo doesn't tell a lot, there's some things you can bet on in the 2022 ES. For starters, look for all the improvements that the auto has gotten over the last two years to carry over into the new model. That includes the addition of all-wheel drive to the lineup and standard blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.

The ES Black Line may not make its way to the 2022 version of the midsize sedan. Generally, blacked out editions are available only at the tail end of a model run ahead of a refresh or generational redesign. However, the blacked out elements could become available as part of a package.

The headlight photo that Lexus has offered as a teaser shows a housing that is not dissimilar to the one that the Lexus IS wears. However, the daytime running light is on the bottom here, instead off the top. Like the IS, there are strong hood lines.

At the back, the preview video shows a vehicle that is very similar to the current model. It's taillights, a strong chrome line that runs the width of the year, and rear lip spoiler all look mostly same as before.

As for what to expect underneath the body of the car, there's not a lot of indication from the teasers, which leads one to believe that's where the biggest changes are coming. There's a good chance that we'll finally say goodbye to the Lexus touch pad in favor of a touch screen display that's within a comfortable distance.

It's also likely that Lexus will fine tune the dynamics of the ES in a similar fashion to how the Lexus IS got more performance-focused driving dynamics in its latest redo.

Stay tuned for more specifics are the curtain is pulled back on April 19 in China (April 18 in the U.S.).

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