GMC Hummer EV to officially debut on October 20 – new teaser shows Crab Walk function in operation

After some
delay
, GMC has officially confirmed the official debut of the

Hummer EV
will take place on October 20, 2020, which is the
same day that customer reservations will open. Ahead of the
truck’s reveal, the company has dropped another teaser showcasing
Crab Walk.

Available as an option for the
Hummer EV
, the mode uses an all-wheel steering system to turn
all four wheels in the same direction, allowing it to slowly move
diagonally. If you can’t picture it, the brief video has a
literal crab moving on a beach to illustrate the function.

This feature should be particularly useful for off-road use, as
drivers now have an alternative method of confronting with an
obstacle that is overly challenging. It’s also a pretty neat
party trick when it comes to parking the vehicle, as engaging it
involves a military-style on-screen animation being played on the
infotainment screen.


Fancy Crab Walk aside, the video also shows what looks like a
double-cab body with all the roof panels removed, including the bed
cover. The brief glimpse of the infotainment home screen also
confirms features such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and trailer
mode, among other connectivity, navigation and camera
functions.

As a recap, the Hummer EV is said to come with 1,000 hp and a
whopping 15,592 Nm of torque in its highest, three-motor
configuration, with two- and single-motor options also available.
The most powerful setup is said to propel the truck from zero to
100 km/h in around three seconds. When it hits the market, rivals
will include
Tesla Cybertruck
and the
Rivian R1T
, the latter with its own “tank turn”
feature.

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GMC Hummer EV to officially debut on October 20 – new teaser
shows Crab Walk function in operation