Background information about the civilian, military-like auto producer Hummer and some of the models they offer. General Motors is the exclusive owner of the Hummer brand.
Hummer has long been noted for its line of military vehicles, drawing tremendous attention during Desert Storm, the United States' engagement in Iraq during the 1990s. Owned by General Motors, Hummer had actually intended to produce a civilian line as far back as the 1980s. Today Hummer produces a number of large, military-like sport utility vehicles.
Known primarily for their military HUMVEE vehicle, Hummer is expanding their lineup to offer more choices to the general public and military. The H2 is the first SUV to be introduced by the company since being acquired by General Motors. It continues the tradition of capable offroad vehicles, but is not as ferocious as the H1. Hummer's 2005 sales have not met expectations, so the new 2005 H2 SUT, sport utility truck, was designed to attract more attention. The Hummer line will continue to expand with the H3, a more moderately sized SUV, and the H4.
Built for military use, the H1 Alpha is also available for civilian use. The Alpha improves upon the legendary H1 and offers more refinement than before. The exterior is made out of a hardened aluminum body with stainless steel accents. For serious offroaders, there is 16-inches of ground clearance for adventures of all kinds. Power is no problem with available 520lb/ft of torque from the 6.6-liter, turbo-diesel V8. It is capable of towing over 9,000lbs while seating up to four passengers in comfort. The interior features plush materials and great functionality. A 'Monsoon,' 6-disc, in-dash CD player is standard while passengers enjoy the heated seats. The Alpha is more refined than ever and continues to be the all-purpose, heavy-duty SUV standard.
With styling inspired by the legendary H1, the H2 is Hummer's 2nd offering and offers all the capability and function that is expected from the company. Initially, the H2 looks like it could be based on the H1 but is actually on Chevrolet's Tahoe. It features a 3-piece lateral frame for increased strength and stiffness. The interior is luxurious and power leather seats come standard. An available vinyl, third row seat can seat one person bringing the total of passengers to six. The H2 is powered by a 6.0-liter, 325-horsepower V8 and can tow up to 7,000lbs. A 2-speed, electronically-controlled, full-time four-wheel drive system with traction control takes care of harsh weather or offroad adventures.
Based on the H2 SUV, the SUT adds another dimension to the vehicle with a small pickup bed instead of the covered cargo area. The rear seats can be folded to increase the bed length to 6-feet. Leather seats come standard for all five occupants. A 2-speed, electronically-controlled, full-time four-wheel drive system with traction control automatically detects slippage and applies breaking pressure to the wheel. Ten inches of ground clearance makes it capable of extreme offroad adventures. The SUT is powered by General Motor's 6.0-liter V8 making 365lb/ft of torque capable of towing up to 7,000lbs. A 9-speaker Bose stereo system comes standard as well as free OnStar service for one year.
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