HUMMER is bringing its unmistakable style and unmatched capability to
the truck market with the 2009 H3T. It is based on the architecture of
the popular H3, but features a five-passenger crew cab and a separate
five-foot-long (1.5 meters) bed.
The H3T is bigger than a midsize truck and smaller than a full-size
truck, creating its own niche in the market. It also is infused with
the attributes expected of a HUMMER, including exceptional off-road capability
and a premium interior that is as functional as it is comfortable.
“With its unique size and HUMMER traits, the H3T is ideal for
the customer who works hard and plays harder,” said Martin Walsh,
HUMMER general manager. "It offers the combination of truck versatility
and HUMMER off-road prowess.”
to its segment-defying size, the H3T also stands apart from other trucks
with its signature HUMMER off-road capability. It is the only midsize
truck to come standard with full-time four-wheel drive, 32-inch tires
and functional skid shields. It also is the only midsize truck to offer
front and rear locking differentials, as well as 33-inch tires – and
the V-8-powered H3T Alpha can tow up to 5,900 pounds (2,676 kg).
is offered in four trim levels, including five-cylinder models and
the popular, V-8-powered H3T Alpha edition. Production is scheduled
to begin in the third quarter of 2008 at GM’s Shreveport, La.,
assembly plant, with vehicles arriving at HUMMER dealerships shortly
thereafter. HUMMER will sell the H3T in North America, Europe and the
all HUMMER models, the H3T has a purposeful design, consistent and
iconic styling cues, including a wide, aggressive stance; a low roofline
and high beltline; and large, off-road tires. The wide, seven-slot
grille and round headlamps mounted in square housings are signature
HUMMER design elements.
“Form following function is at the core of HUMMER’s design
philosophy and the H3T’s capability reflects that mantra,” said
Carl Zipfel, HUMMER director of design and former motocross professional. “It
has a distinctive look that could be mistaken for nothing except a HUMMER – and
it also has the functionality to get the driver to and from the trail
cab body shares H3 styling and components from the B-pillar forward,
while the rear section of the cab and the separate bed are unique to
the H3T. The five-foot bed is similar in design and function to GM’s
recently redesigned full-size trucks, including an easily removable tailgate
and provisions for a bed-rail accessory system. A full-size spare tire
is mounted beneath the bed.
The bed is
sized to carry a wide range of popular outdoor necessities, from hauling
motocross bikes to Baja, a quad to camp or backcountry gear to the trailhead.
One of the industry’s largest portfolios of accessories
complements the H3T’s bed, offering different cargo management options
to complement all of those lifestyle interests.