Hummer HX

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Hummer HX
Hummer HX NY.jpg
Manufacturer Hummer (General Motors)
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style 2-door SUV
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive
Engine 3.6 L V6
Transmission 6-speed automatic
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 Hummer.[1]


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]

Related models[edit]

USSV Rhino XT[edit]

The USSV Rhino XT is a upcoming luxury suv that looks nearly identical to the Hummer HX concept. It's manufactured by US Specialty Vehicles and is set to debut at November 2015, at the SEMA auto show[6]


  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". Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  5. ^ Cumberford, Robert (2008). "In their hands - a profile of Detroit's top young designers". Automobile 23: 76–78. 
  6. ^ "USSV Rhino XT".