The $113,000 Hummer EV is packed with cool features, from a giant frunk to Crab Walk mode — see them all

Tim Levine15 Nov 2022, 21:05 IST

  • I drove the new electric Hummer and experienced all of its coolest features firsthand.
  • The GMC Hummer EV offers rear-wheel steering, 18 camera views and a removable roof.

If it wasn’t obvious from the pictures, this is huge. Bigger than I expected, even.

If it wasn't obvious from the pictures, this is huge.  Bigger than I expected, even.

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It’s shockingly wide, and all the heights and right angles mean visibility is pretty terrible in most directions.

It's shockingly wide, and all the heights and right angles mean visibility is pretty terrible in most directions.

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Thankfully, an array of more than a dozen cameras aid visibility during both daily driving and off-road adventures.

Thankfully, an array of more than a dozen cameras aid visibility during both daily driving and off-road adventures.

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Plus, cameras that point down at the wheels and under the truck ensure you don’t unwittingly smash anything. (Or damage your own vehicle.)

Plus, cameras that point down at the wheels and under the truck ensure you don't unwittingly smash anything.  (Or damage your own vehicle.)

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GMC also included rear-wheel steering to make the giant truck a little less unwieldy (more handling?) in tight spaces.

GMC also included rear-wheel steering to make the giant truck a little less unwieldy (more handling?) in tight spaces.

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When taking a turn at less than 25 km/h, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, helping to reduce the truck’s turning radius.

When taking a turn at less than 25 km/h, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, helping to reduce the truck's turning radius.

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Holding down the rear wheel control button activates Crab Walk, a somewhat gimmicky feature that I had to test.

Holding down the rear wheel control button activates Crab Walk, a somewhat gimmicky feature that I had to test.

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In Crab Walk, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels. If you do it right, you can drive diagonally, which is quite neat.

In Crab Walk, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels.  If you do it right, you can drive diagonally, which is quite neat.

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You can also get around the e-truck’s greatness by turning on Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free highway driving system that’s standard on all Hummers.

You can also get around the e-truck's greatness by turning on Super Cruise, GM's hands-free highway driving system that's standard on all Hummers.

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The Hummer feels so damn big on the highway, a little help keeping it in the lanes would be welcome.

The Hummer feels so damn big on the highway, a little help keeping it in the lanes would be welcome.

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Turn the steering wheel to the right to change driving modes and you’ll be slapped in the face by bright, elaborate animations of the Hummer rolling through different environments.

Turn the steering wheel to the right to change driving modes and you'll be slapped in the face by bright, elaborate animations of the Hummer rolling through different environments.

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In normal mode, the truck is on the moon.

In normal mode, the truck is on the moon.

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The off-road setting shows it bouncing across the surface of Mars.

The off-road setting shows it bouncing across the surface of Mars.

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Drag/Tow mode shows a Hummer EV pulling a rocket.

Drag/Tow mode shows a Hummer EV pulling a rocket.

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The video game-like animations are completely unnecessary, over the top and just there to put a smile on your face.

The video game-like animations are completely unnecessary, over the top and just there to put a smile on your face.

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Much like the Hummer EV itself.

Much like the Hummer EV itself.

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