GMC reveals Crab Mode for Hummer EV, debut set for October 20

Marco Green
September 15, 2020

On Monday the autoamaker revealed what Crab Mode does, how it works and that the Hummer EV will be revealed on October 20.

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Didn't you hear? General Motors is bringing back the Hummer nameplate as the GMC Hummer - a 1,000-horsepower, all-electric "super truck".

"The supertruck's industry-leading Crab Mode feature is enabled by the GMC HUMMER EV's four-wheel steering capability, allowing it to move in a diagonal direction - functionality that is tailor-made for off-roading customers", the automaker said in a press release. This feature will basically allow all four wheels to be independently controlled by the steering, thus allowing the EV to drive diagonally. While the two appear to be on collision course, the EV activates Crab Mode to drive away from the crab diagonally.

On top of the crab-walking, we also get a small glimpse of the body styling, thanks to the graphic representation of the Hummer on the infotainment screen. It's not clear if a full 90-degree swivel will be possible with the Hummer's crab-walk feature, so those of you waiting on a auto that can crawl sideways like the Batmobile might be disappointed.

The Hummer EV will be produced at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in MI.

The Hummer EV debut, which was originally scheduled to occur May 20 and delayed due to COVID-19, is one of 20 electric vehicles GM intends to deliver by 2023.

GMC has also confirmed when the veils will be taken off, namely October 20th.

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