Hummer HX

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Hummer HX
Hummer HX NY.jpg
Body and chassis
Class concept car
Body style 2-door SUV
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 3.6 L V6
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,616 mm (103.0 in)
Length 4,343 mm (171.0 in)
Width 2,057 mm (81.0 in)
Height 1,829 mm (72.0 in)

The Hummer HX is a two-door off-road concept compact SUV that was revealed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show by General Motors.[1]

Design[edit]

The objective of the HX was to position the Hummer brand into a smaller and cheaper market segment.[2] Development of the vehicle, dubbed H4,[3] began in 2004 and the new model was to be Jeep Wrangler sized.[2]

The 2008 HX show car was smaller than both the H2 and H3. It was powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The HX shared with other Hummers a body-on-frame design, with front and rear independent suspensions, four-wheel-disc brakes, and full-time four-wheel drive.[1]

The HX was shown with a slant-back configuration, wearing a desert-inspired matte olive paint scheme, and featured removable doors with exposed hinge pins and removable composite fender flares that are attached with quarter-turn quick-release fasteners.[4]

The exterior's matte olive color was also applied to the interior's largely sheet metal-covered panels. The floor was a rubberized material. The HX seats four, with a pair of bucket-type seats in the second row. The removable rear seats allow cargo room. The console included a compartment for phones and MP3 players with no conventional radio, only integrated speakers and a connector for digital players or similar devices.[4]

Three designers who were new to General Motors, Robert Jablonski, Kang Min-young, a South Korea native, and David Rojas, a native of Peru, participated in the development of the Hummer HX.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hardigree, Matt (2008-01-08). "Hummer HX Concept Embargo Totally Fragged". Jalopnik. Gawker Media. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b Barrera, Rick (2004). Overpromise and overdeliver: the secrets of unshakeable customer loyalty. Penguin. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-59184-061-9. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  3. ^ Edsall, Larry (2005). Hummer H3. MBI Publishing. pp. 10–11. ISBN 978-0-7603-2195-9. 
  4. ^ a b Lavrinc, Damon (2008-01-08). "Detroit 2008: Hummer HX Concept". autoblog.com. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  5. ^ Cumberford, Robert (2008). "In their hands - a profile of Detroit's top young designers". Automobile 23: 76–78.