First look: GMC Hummer EV to have removable roof panels
You can take off the roof on the Jeep Wrangler. Word is that you'll be able to do the same on the new Ford Bronco. Now, GMC has shown that the 2022 GMC Hummer EV will have removable roof panels as well.
GMC notes that the image is computer-simulated and many not exactly portray the finished product. Still, the image reveals the the pillars for the roof stay in place even when the panels are removed, kind of like a Suzuki Vitara. There does appear to be a bit of a targa element as well.
GMC has released a teaser video featuring the roof:
It also looks like the Hummer EV's windscreen is relatively upright, something the original Hummer (and subsequent versions) had. The pillars appear to also have some level of climate control vent embedded in them.
While there's not much officially known about the Hummer EV at this point, there are a few things GMC has confirmed. It will be a zero-emissions all-electric vehicle.
It will feature the third generation of GM's batteries. In early March, General Motors debuted their new vehicle and battery architecture. AuotmotiveMap covered it here. The model will have 1,000 horsepower.
GM recently confirmed that the timeline for the model is still on track, despite the GM strike late last year/earlier this year and the company's shutdown amid coronavirus spread concerns.
It was this week that the GMC Hummer EV was supposed to debut. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, GMC, like many manufacturers, is having to press pause and is instead taking the time to release teaser images and video, like the one shared by Acura today.