D he rumor mill is simmering: several US sources, including the Wall Street Journal, with reference to General Motors Insider, report that there is currently a lot of thought at GM headquarters about a Hummer revival. In view of the Jeep Wrangler, which is extremely well-selling in the USA, but also compared to Ford's off-road monster Raptor, GM has a real gap in its range with its group brands.
The Hummer brand was silently buried in 2009 in the wake of the financial crisis at the time, after no buyer could be found. And this is exactly the brand that GM could use today to compete against the aforementioned competitors. Surveys are currently being conducted at GM dealers in the background to explore the potential of a new off-roader. That could clearly be based on the Hummer HX study, which was presented in 2008. Even back then, the Jeep Wrangler was the clear goal of the developers.as locks at the front and rear, as well as via removable roof halves above the driver and front passenger seats. The rear roof area can also be removed, which turns the HX into a full-fledged convertible in no time.
As with the original from Jeep, the doors can also be removed. Back then it was a dream of the future, now commonplace: the integration of an iPhone as a multimedia unit. The Hummer HX Concept stands on 35-inch wheels and has underride protection and a winch. A tool set specially designed for the study is stowed in the doors. Not only the Optiok is based on the model Jeep Wrangler, even under the hood it sounds familiar: like the Jeep, the Hummer HX Concept also has a 3.6-liter V6 flexfuel petrol engine with over 300 hp and 370 Nm of torque, which too can alternatively be refueled with ethanol E85. This GM unit is coupled with a six-speed automatic.
In 2010, the 'Baby Hummer' was supposed to appear based on the model of the Hummer HX study, but as is well known, that never happened. Now it seems as if General Motors wants to get the old plans out of the drawer again.