Aired-Out, Diesel-Swap GMC Hummer EV Overlander Strikes Out of Standard CGI Mall Crawler

Aired-Out, Diesel-Swap GMC Hummer EV Overlander Strikes Out of Standard CGI Mall Crawler

Look, it’s no secret that legacy manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the new EV reality of the auto industry. For example, they still play with one “small” company Tesla, although they have centuries of experience between them.

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So, Elon Musk’s creations turned cash from under their noses with models like the Tesla Model S Plaid sedan and the Model X luxury crossover. Then, they also created something for the masses – in the style of the best-selling Model 3 and Model Y. And did old-school automakers learn anything from that? Well, not really.

So, they decided to steal the light show from under Tesla’s feet in one of the most important sectors of the American auto industry – full-size pickup trucks. First, General Motors took it off with the new baby Rivian R1T on the block with help from the GMC Hummer EV, but soon, the Ford F-150 Lighting came in and blindsided everyone.

Now, GM is trying to triple the risk with the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado. EV and GMC Sierra EV, while Stellantis also intends to join the party with the Ram 1500 REV. However, I bet that once Tesla resolves all the production issues surrounding its Cybertruck game-changer, sales of the EV pickup truck will double, triple, or quadruple all of the automakers’ outdated products.

So, what’s left to do and fail – like the GMC Hummer EV? It’s common sense that GM hasn’t been able to raise sales of Ultium-based monsters. Criticized for many safety issues regarding its weight and (particle) emissions, the GMC Hummer EV is already seen as an example of ‘greenwashing’ by some critics. So, it’s probably best to make it easy to disappear – at least if you’re heading to the woods instead of the local store.

This may be easier said than done in the real world, but nothing is impossible in all creative fields of digital automotive content creators. So, meet Brad, the virtual artist and DIY gamer behind the bradbuilds account on social networks, who is back in CGI activity with something ‘worthless.’ No, not his C4 Corvette widebody that was recently made real by a one-of-a-kind Chevy tuner.

No, it’s not the 2023 Toyota Prius that looks like it’s been bumped and stretched like a track monster — although we also like that one more than usual, perhaps inspired by the Aston Martin Vulcan. Instead, pixel master is leaving its comfort zone of shooting and expanding everything from the passenger car department.

This time, though, he worked on a GMC Hummer EV that was replaced by a Duramax “for culture.” Well, it probably won’t make much of a difference in terms of performance and mileage, so let’s move on. Humorous SUV it rocks pneumatic suspension, of course, and it was also converted into a truck camper. Better yet, it creates a perfect camouflage body pattern, so it can blend in with its surroundings as it lands in search of new adventures. So, do you like it better than the OEM version that emits zero air, or does the diesel-modified, hidden camper defeat its purpose?