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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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Haidi on Sep 15, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    The coveted Most fuel efficient car again goes to 2016-2020 FC Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo

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    • Michael Chong on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:17 am

      Everybody is moving towards EV. Infact by 2035, the whole of Europe will be fully EV.

      When is our local car manufacturers going to come out with their EV? Proton launched their Iriz EV 8 years ago and yet, we are still waiting for it

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      • Rakyat Malaysia on Sep 16, 2020 at 12:35 pm

        Don’t talk about Honda hybrids. Your Perodua CEO had promised us since 2003 they will come out with Kenari hybrid and for 17 years we have been waiting to buy it. Until today we still cannot buy this Perodua Kenari Hybrid because it is nowhere to be seen. Don’t heart attack when many keep asking where is the gamechanger Kenari hybrid. All these empty talk is just gameover for Perodua.

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      • Troll Slayer on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:56 pm

        Europe is Europe, ASEAN is ASEAN. Just ask Dyson what happened to their plan to introduce EVs.

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  • Truckers on Sep 15, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    More useful for sideways parking in and out of tight spaces.

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    • pissed me lard eel ramen eel lard ham on Sep 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      The one and only car does that sideway parking is fitted with Goodyear ball shape tires which is not yet sold in the market.

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