• Oct 25th 2006 at 6:53AM
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HUMMER is preparing an sport-utility truck (SUT) version of its entry-level H3, replacing the roofed section on the H3 SUV wagon with a pick-up style cargo bed. Only whereas the larger H2 SUT is the same length as its wagon SUV counterpart, the H3 gets an extended cargo bed.

Expected to arrive in 2008, spy shots are beginning to surface that indicate the H3 SUT will retain its spacious five-seat capacity in addition to the larger cargo capacity. The spare tire will be moved under the frame as the truck will likely have a traditional flip-down tailgate like any other pick-up truck.

As a special bonus, the H3 SUT will offer both V6 and V8 engines, which is a welcome change considering the H3 SUV was a bit underpowered. Still to early to say how big the engines will be, but they're likely to migrate over to the shorter wagon version as well.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Drove the 2007 H3 and 2007 Wrangler Unlimited back-to-back recently. The Hummer is much nicer inside, but actually rides worse than the Jeep. The larger five for 2007 doesn't improve acceleration much--both vehicles were sluggish. A V8 would definitely fix this issue.

      Big bonus for the Jeep: the highly configurable top, and it's about $3,000 less after adjusting for features.

      Review of Wrangler comparing the two:
      • 8 Years Ago
      The H3T with the Colorado bed would fit my needs perfectly, build it and I'll buy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Mario...If they get the cocept done in time you are going to see the soft top either in Detroit or Chicago...

      • 8 Years Ago
      And for $15k less you can probably get a fully loaded Colorado...

      And IF there is going to be a V-8 option, will it find its way into the Colorado/Canyon? I think if it did and they sold it at a reasonable price, they may get a few more sales...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see the real deal. I hope it HEAVILY resembles the H3T concept. The taillights look like they are Colorado/Canyon/i280/i350 taillights.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM went through all the trouble of boring out the 3.5 I5, 225hp to make a 3.7 I5, 242hp.
      Now is has decent power considering the H3 is almost 5000lbs.

      But the horrible 4 speed automatic, when will the hurting stop?
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4. a soft top concept is on its way. I work for a Hummer store and its all the reps are talking about...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe the 6L50?
      • 8 Years Ago
      the engine swap is the only news I care about. It's about time they displaced the anemic I5.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder how many grocery bags this will carry, seeming as the only place these are driven around here is to the soccer field or to the grocery store. I live in Texas and the H3 to be primarily driven by women, whereas men are more likely to opt for Silverados and F-150's. Maybe a truck version would attract more men?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Are they going to call it the Super Long Utility Truck?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Too bad jeep gladiator was canceled. It could have shared with the dakota platform.
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