The internet responded with “that looks a lot like an FJ” as soon as the new GMC Hummer EV SUV was revealed. We for sure saw the resemblance, so had our Photoshop maestro Kurt Barclay put together a rendering of the Hummer EV SUV in FJ Cruiser clothing. We call this creation the ‘HummJ.’
It didn’t take all that much to make the new GMC Hummer EV SUV look like a modern Toyota FJ Cruiser. The body lines are so very similar on these two, you’d think GMC hired Toyota to do the design work. Of course, the two vehicles are from two different eras of the automobile, with two very different drive trains and two very different sizes.
Brothers From A Different Mother
Of course Toyota and GMC are very different companies and make very different vehicles. With that said, it seems to us that the first GM EV SUV took a lot of stylistic inspiration from the much loved Toyota FJ Cruiser. While Toyota continues to tease the return of their iconic offroader, GM is actually bringing us a similar-looking machine. Sadly the 2024 Hummer EV SUV won’t see dealer lots until at least early 2023, which is still a long way out! Maybe Toyota has something up its sleeve and can beat them to the punch.
The 2024 Hummer EV SUV’s fender lines and hood-bulges combined with the big front skid plate and floating roof line up impressively well with the FJ Cruiser’s styling. Add in a big blocky C-pillar and built-in rear door full-sized spare tire carrier and the similarities are uncanny.
Very Different Go Juice
The big obvious difference in these vehicles is the powertrains. The 2o24 Hummer EV SUV has a next-generation all-electric drivetrain while the “old” FJ Cruiser has a traditional dino juice guzzling engine. Funny enough, the Hummer EV SUV beats the FJ Cruiser’s driving range by 46 miles, with a total 350-mile range. In today’s world, it is still much easier to find some dino juice at the pump than an EV fast charger though, especially in remote areas.