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Doug likes it, but did not seem to drive it on road, and only gravel roads with a GM minder...
I have to wonder when this was recorded. A GM minder is usually there if they are somewhere they need to monitor them.

Edit: He looks to be on GM's proving grounds. Confirmed by the google maps seen in the Hummer.

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I have to wonder when this was recorded. A GM minder is usually there if they are somewhere they need to monitor them.

Edit: He looks to be on GM's proving grounds. Confirmed by the google maps seen in the Hummer.

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That's the lame thing about the GMC Hummer and all the reviews, all done under supervision where as Rivian let Doug take the truck for several days so he could really get to know it...

I have to discount the driving part of Doug's review as it was all on dirt roads and under GM tight control. The only groups to have Hummer EV out on their own were MT, and they bashed the drive and handling, and NACTOY, which dropped the Hummer out of their contenders for Truck of the Year.
 

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I have to discount the driving part of Doug's review as it was all on dirt roads and under GM tight control…
I would agree if everything he said was from inside the vehicle. The comments he made at the end, praising the Hummer’s handling, was outside GM’s purview. These comments, negative or positive, would be no different if he had driven the truck alone or with a GMC rep.
 

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I would agree if everything he said was from inside the vehicle. The comments he made at the end, praising the Hummer’s handling, was outside GM’s purview. These comments, negative or positive, would be no different if he had driven the truck alone or with a GMC rep.
Ya, but I think a short experience mostly on gravel roads does not expose the HummerEV's problems the way having the truck at home in the real world does. To really test a vehicle you need it for time, and on roads you know, so you know what to expect in certain areas. In this case GM told Doug where to drive and hi did not get to do his usually testing, its completely lame way to test... Ask any person who does car reviews, they wan to take the vehicles out and test in conditions they are familiar with, and without supervision. GM controlled the narrative here, and put the Hummer in its best element which is low speed and gravel roads, but that is not what Doug would have done given the freedom to test the way he wanted.
 

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the review did describe what that triangle-like icon is on the right side of the mode dial... gives you an email address to provide feedback and ideas to GM?? very weird and somewhat a waste of space.. maybe it has that function on the pre-production models and will be used for something more relevant later.
 

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the review did describe what that triangle-like icon is on the right side of the mode dial... gives you an email address to provide feedback and ideas to GM?? very weird and somewhat a waste of space.. maybe it has that function on the pre-production models and will be used for something more relevant later.
I agree that was weird, but Extract Mode is not active yet on any Hummer, so I maintain that is what it will be for...
 

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It would have been nice to see Doug drive the vehicle unsupervised. However, I do believe he is genuine when emphasizing the smoothness of the ride and the luxury feel to the vehicle. He also stated the finish is what he would expect from a modern vehicle so I feel more reassured.
 
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