Watch the Cybertruck’s upcoming Hummer EV competitor use its ‘Crab Mode’ feature to crawl diagonally across sand

GMC Hummer EV Crab Mode.
GMC Hummer EV Crab Mode.
  • The GMC Hummer EV will be a 1,000-horsepower, all-electric “super truck.”
  • A new teaser released on Monday shows its “Crab Mode” — utilizing the four-wheel steering to drive diagonally.
  • The Hummer EV will officially debut 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." Not much more is known about the truck ahead of its October reveal, but it appears to have a "Crab Mode" option that will help it drive diagonally.

On Monday, GMC published a short teaser of the Hummer EV's crab-walking mode. From the video, it appears that the truck will be able to use its four-wheel steering capabilities to face all four wheels in the same direction and move diagonally. 

GMC Hummer EV Crab Mode.
GMC Hummer EV Crab Mode.

Crab Mode adds to the long list of impressive features planned for upcoming EV trucks, including the Rivian R1T's ability to spin in a circle with its 360-degree tank turns. 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 car that can crawl sideways like the Batmobile might be disappointed.

Besides the Crab Mode, the Hummer EV will also have a Jeep-like removable roof and be built at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

The Hummer EV was originally supposed to debut on May 20. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, that debut was pushed back. It is now set to happen on Tuesday, October 20, according to GMC. 

You can watch Crab Mode in action here.

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