A so-called ‘midgate’ like that on the Chevrolet Avalanche would have added some cost but made the 2022 GMC Hummer electric pickup truck even more versatile.
The manufacturer thought about this part for the new GMC Hummer EV, but, in the end, left it out of the final design as a non-advantageous thing, perhaps, in vain.
However, time will tell. Instead, they “opted for the functionality of the drop glass in the back.”
According to Hummer’s exterior designer John Mack, a five-foot bed was preferable as “a kind of the industry standard in regards to price of entry in that segment.”
Maybe, the high price of the GMC Hummer EV (plus unwillingness to make it higher), and complexity of production are the key reasons for giving up the midgate.
The Hummer already starts at $112,595 for the Edition 1 available at launch. And even the cheapest version with its price of $79,995 won’t be an affordable offering.
What is the midgate? It was the cabin’s rear bulkhead on the 2002 Chevy Avalanche SUV-pickup (pictured below).
When folded down with the rear seat, the five-foot two-inch bed extended to over eight feet and allowed transporting lumber without sacrificing the room and comfort for rear passengers.