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Im kinda on the fence about the interior of the new hummer - I like it and don’t at the same time

looks kinds too square-ish and very retro 80s look in the dash area - i do like the tech, hate the stuck on tablet center look like most cars are doung theses days- wish they would have designed it more like the interior of the Lambo URUS

maybe it looks better in person
 

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Im kinda on the fence about the interior of the new hummer - I like it and don’t at the same time

looks kinds too square-ish and very retro 80s look in the dash area - i do like the tech, hate the stuck on tablet center look like most cars are doung theses days- wish they would have designed it more like the interior of the Lambo URUS

maybe it looks better in person
Hummer is not supposed to be a luxury car, that is to what the design concept is all about. It is supposed to be boxy, tough, and squarish The problem with large screens that are fully integrated into the dash is that you have to sacrifice the entire dash to make it work, so the choice designers have is smaller screens (not popular with buyers) or stick a big one on the dash which seems to be the current trend. Sounds like you want the upcoming Escalade Ev which will be here in 2023 as a 2024 model and will prioritize luxury / smooth interior design, and will make the URUS interior look like an outdated junker.
 

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Hummer is not supposed to be a luxury car, that is to what the design concept is all about. It is supposed to be boxy, tough, and squarish The problem with large screens that are fully integrated into the dash is that you have to sacrifice the entire dash to make it work, so the choice designers have is smaller screens (not popular with buyers) or stick a big one on the dash which seems to be the current trend. Sounds like you want the upcoming Escalade Ev which will be here in 2023 as a 2024 model and will prioritize luxury / smooth interior design, and will make the URUS interior look like an outdated junker.
I completely agree with this. It's also keeping small design cues from the original Hummer H2's for loyalists, but upgrading it to really fit the EV world. From a functionality standpoint the angled dash in the Urus is much more uncomfortable as it really destroys knee room. While the boxiness might not be appealing to some, I can guarantee the Hummer sits better for long trips.
 

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Here are two quick examples I found. Listening to consumer feed back no one likes the angled dashes like this. Both pictures their knees look incredibly uncomfortable in the Urus. The interior of the Hummer has been well designed in my opinion.


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Here are two quick examples I found. Listening to consumer feed back no one likes the angled dashes like this. Both pictures their knees look incredibly uncomfortable in the Urus. The interior of the Hummer has been well designed in my opinion.


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Actually I took a second look at the URUS interior, do you know where that screen layout came from? Look at an Audi E-Tron MMI, Does VW own Lambo too? That interior looks like Sh-- to me, too many different textures, colors , surfaces, and angles none of it purposeful. GM clearly has better interior designers when it comes to theme and balance.
 

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I completely agree with this. It's also keeping small design cues from the original Hummer H2's for loyalists, but upgrading it to really fit the EV world. From a functionality standpoint the angled dash in the Urus is much more uncomfortable as it really destroys knee room. While the boxiness might not be appealing to some, I can guarantee the Hummer sits better for long trips.
Somebody agrees with me? Huh, this day is off to a great start. URUS is old school design, just make it busy, and keep adding layers of texture, color, and lines until someone thinks it's expensive. Now, I might have liked that interior 10 years ago, but the new simpler interiors have grown on me, even my Tesla model Y interior which is about as basic and simple as is possible has grown on me, there is some beauty in simplicity, and you can focus on driving instead of looking at all the different materials in the interior. Personally I think the Hummer struck the balance of simplicity, but still some Hummerness... Listening to the designers in the video GM released I understand better their thoughts and the purpose for each design element.

 

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Actually I took a second look at the URUS interior, do you know where that screen layout came from? Look at an Audi E-Tron MMI, Does VW own Lambo too? That interior looks like Sh-- to me, too many different textures, colors , surfaces, and angles none of it purposeful. GM clearly has better interior designers when it comes to theme and balance.
Yes VW owns Lamborghini. You will see several similar concepts between Audi and Lamborghini if you really look closely. I was worried about the lunar patterns they wanted to use in the Hummer, but luckily they didn't overdo it.
 

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Somebody agrees with me? Huh, this day is off to a great start. URUS is old school design, just make it busy, and keep adding layers of texture, color, and lines until someone thinks it's expensive. Now, I might have liked that interior 10 years ago, but the new simpler interiors have grown on me, even my Tesla model Y interior which is about as basic and simple as is possible has grown on me, there is some beauty in simplicity, and you can focus on driving instead of looking at all the different materials in the interior. Personally I think the Hummer struck the balance of simplicity, but still some Hummerness... Listening to the designers in the video GM released I understand better their thoughts and the purpose for each design element.

I'm going to have to watch this video for sure. I saw one that discussed the front interior vents resembling a big H. The outer two vents are vertical while all vents between are horizontal. It's the subtle touches that make all the difference sometimes.
 

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I'm going to have to watch this video for sure. I saw one that discussed the front interior vents resembling a big H. The outer two vents are vertical while all vents between are horizontal. It's the subtle touches that make all the difference sometimes.
Definitely watch the video, I am just really impressed with GM's internal design talent, and that gm is letting these young designers make big decisions and present their inspirations publicly. GM has really become a great place for talented young people to work with new simpler policies, and more workplace fun. I am sure these designers are stoked to get this exposure, and it can launch their career to new levels which attracts the next group of talent. In this way GM can somewhat outmaneuver Tesla which has Elon Musk as the point man on everything, which is a very short sighted approach. GM needs to let the young talent spread their wings, realizing some talent might get poached, but it's the right workplace culture to build for the lang haul.
 

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Im kinda on the fence about the interior of the new hummer - I like it and don’t at the same time

looks kinds too square-ish and very retro 80s look in the dash area - i do like the tech, hate the stuck on tablet center look like most cars are doung theses days- wish they would have designed it more like the interior of the Lambo URUS

maybe it looks better in person
Welcome @John Arnaut

Is the Hummer's interior design a deal breaker for you?
If it's that bad, what other vehicles are you looking into getting instead?
 

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I am good with the layout. I have an Edition 1 SUT reservation BUT would really prefer the color scheme of the SUV. I may end up dyeing the white portions down the road.
 

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Welcome @John Arnaut! Glad to have you here.

I think it was @BigJonEV who said it, and he was dead on - the Hummer EV is designed to appear as the natural progression of the Hummer H2 interior. Remember, there was a 10 year gap between when the Hummer brand died in 2010 and when it was reborn within GMC, so the interior designers really had their work cut out for them. It's a lot easier to evolve your design language continuously as opposed to having a huge gap between eras with no design at all.

That being said (and I think H2 owners would agree with this), other than the ridiculously comfortable seats, the H2 was no luxury car. At all. The interior was plasticky and had a couple more panel gaps than it should have, to say the least. But that didn't matter, because it wasn't at its core supposed to be a luxury truck, just like the H1 wasn't - the culture kind of turned it into that. Cheap plastics aren't just great for cutting costs, they're generally durable and easy to clean. Perfect for an off-roader.

The H2 interior design language was also blocky and squared off to mimic the H1 interior and the exterior of both. I always liked it and thought it looked cool. The Jeep Wrangler did the same back then as well as today, and Ford went the same route with the new Bronco. Ditto with the old Toyota FJ Cruiser.

In all honesty, the Hummer EV has the best Hummer interior by a huge margin. The seats are a synthetic leather material, and the fit and finish is so far ahead of the old Hummers it's comical (and I loved those old Hummers lol). It's also packed with options you'd expect on a high-end SUV (heated and cooled seats, true air suspension, SuperCruise, all the safety tech, etc). So even though it's not supposed to be a luxury vehicle per se, it gives you lots of luxury options regardless.

Every indication from people who have been inside the pre-production models say the interiors are rock solid and screwed down extremely tight. That's also something I think you can appreciate.
 

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I use to own a Hummer H2, I had it for 4 years, the interior was OK - I liked it for what it was, however I always hated the buggy round air vents that were repurposed out of the pontiac aztek - and it was creaky and leaked water from the top roof lights - I am assuming this generation of Hummer will be much better, I do think the body style is a home run, but I don't think the interior follow the same flow as the body.

The main thing that I not felling in the new Hummer's interior is the massive drivers and passengers air vents ( I guess I have issues with air vents) I think if those were a little smaller or shaped a little different that would look better to me. The interior is not a deal breaker, but I would have to get use to it.

I think the interior in the new DEFENDER V8 looks better for the most part - don't get me wrong, I don't hate the interior the of the EV, but it is too square compared to the body that has some smoothed out lines

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I use to own a Hummer H2, I had it for 4 years, the interior was OK - I liked it for what it was, however I always hated the buggy round air vents that were repurposed out of the pontiac aztek - and it was creaky and leaked water from the top roof lights - I am assuming this generation of Hummer will be much better, I do think the body style is a home run, but I don't think the interior follow the same flow as the body.

The main thing that I not felling in the new Hummer's interior is the massive drivers and passengers air vents ( I guess I have issues with air vents) I think if those were a little smaller or shaped a little different that would look better to me. The interior is not a deal breaker, but I would have to get use to it.

I think the interior in the new DEFENDER V8 looks better for the most part - don't get me wrong, I don't hate the interior the of the EV, but it is too square compared to the body that has some smoothed out lines

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Hey John, welcome to the forum... I did not realize you were a new guy, and former Hummer owner. I understand completely what you are saying about the floppy disk player on each side of the dash. That Defender looks like a poor mans version of the Rivian interior. I like the Defender much more than URUS, but even the Defender has these strange dash details, and small screen. I think the new Hummer interior looks more Hummerish (odd).
 

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I guess all the designers have to do the best thy can, and I don't mind the multiple TFT screens, that fine - but you nailed it, floppy disc air vents, those suckers sre huge, maybe they work realy good, I'm sure can live with them, they just look BIG

The only other thing about all of this tech, is it is kinda of gimmickry - I have a ton of this kind of extra info in my SUV already and I never use most of it, either the radio, phone, or nav - all of the of 4 x 4 stuff too as well as tons of other stuff and it is almost never used. its like SAT TV, you have 500 hunderd chanells and you watch 10 of them most of the time. I'm not complaining, it is nice to know you have the info when you want it, but it is a big marketing sell piont, but I like it.
 

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I guess all the designers have to do the best thy can, and I don't mind the multiple TFT screens, that fine - but you nailed it, floppy disc air vents, those suckers sre huge, maybe they work realy good, I'm sure can live with them, they just look BIG

The only other thing about all of this tech, is it is kinda of gimmickry - I have a ton of this kind of extra info in my SUV already and I never use most of it, either the radio, phone, or nav - all of the of 4 x 4 stuff too as well as tons of other stuff and it is almost never used. its like SAT TV, you have 500 hunderd chanells and you watch 10 of them most of the time. I'm not complaining, it is nice to know you have the info when you want it, but it is a big marketing sell piont, but I like it.
Ya, the flop drives are part of the design, Nothing we can do... No question GM has gone full gimmicks on the infotainment system capabilities, but that is the industry trend, and GM expects to sell Hummers to more tech savvy customers, that enjoy all of the display craziness. I find I rarely touch my touch screen in any of my vehicles, I just drive the car to get where I need to go. My 2020 GMC pickup projects pitch, and roll on the windshield in the head up display, its a bit TMI.
 
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