Hmm. Interesting. Would I pay $112K for one? Nope. Would I lease or buy one under a corporate entity and amortize the depreciation? I might.
I can say right now that I like the styling better than Tesla's 'Supertruck' (I think that's the name). This looks like a (capable) truck.
Apparently, there's supposed to be a cheaper SUV version in a year or two. No word on 'how much' cheaper, but I'd guess that if High Country Burbs are going for $85K or so, that the Hummer SUV wouldn't be any cheaper than that.
Why they put Super Cruise on this truck, is beyond me (except that it helps justify the price tag?) The idea is that it's supposed to be an off-road monster. Maybe that's for the owners who'll never leave pavement, and plan to use it as a commuter. In any case, SC / SC II isn't Mode 5 autonomous -- and for $112K, it better be able to drive itself (pun intended).
The 1000 HP was a nice sop... but my jaw dropped at the TQ - 11,500 ft/lb !
(no, I didn't add an extra '0')
I'd need to know more about those numbers, and how they're delivered across the SoC spectrum, as well as expected range, time to recharge, etc. But on its face, that could be a serious tow rig. 4-wheel steering, too (this is supposed to be making a comeback soon, with several mfgs working on it, mostly for trucks.)
I don't know much about those 'Ultium' batteries, except that they're supposed to be pretty darned good, and that Honda entered into a tech agreement with GM a few weeks ago, with the expectation that they'll be releasing EV Hondas with Ultium batteries. I'd be interested in the cost of a new pack, once the originals wear out.
At that price, though, you understand that you're paying for the cachet of being a tech geek / early adopter / (pseudo) enviro warrior -- I wouldn't even try to do the ROI over a gasser, even if I had the numbers in front of me.
Why they put Super Cruise on this truck, is beyond me (except that it helps justify the price tag?) The idea is that it's supposed to be an off-road monster. Maybe that's for the owners who'll never leave pavement, and plan to use it as a commuter.
Supposedly, the QSteer trucks were able to do some 'amazing' things, as far as parking & the like, but I've never been able to find a video (or even a good description) of any of those 'amazing things'.
One of these days, I'll hit an empty parking lot and see if I can learn how 'amazing' I can be with mine.
For now, I'm happy that I can cut about 1/3 off my turn radius, vs. a fixed axle. And bragging rights, of course.
One of these days, I'll actually get to TOW again, and will get to use that dedicated mode, as well.