• Jan 25, 2008
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Next month in Chicago, GM will finally pull the wraps off the 2009 HUMMER H3T pickup that's received an unceremonious early debut today thanks to Truck Trend. Built on a modified version of the H3's basic architecture, the H3T's 134-inch wheelbase is a whopping 22 inches longer than the 111.9-inch wheelbase found on its SUV sibling. Like the regular H3, both the 3.7L 5-cylinder and 5.3L V8 are available, the latter a part of the top-level Alpha trim. The H3T is a real truck with a separate bed, and is sized in-between the Canyon/Colorado and Silverado/Sierra. By comparison, the short-bed H2 SUT has the same basic dimensions as its enclosed stablemate and relies on an Avalanche-like midgate to create more cargo room.

No such problem exists with the H3T, whose cargo area has standard bedrails as well as additional storage compartments. As you'll see in the enclosed gallery, it can haul a dirt bike with no problem, and when equipped with the V8, it has a maximum towing capacity of 5,900 pounds. Two suspension packages will be offered, one oriented towards off-roading and another that's biased more toward on-road use and trailering. Inside, it's no different than the regular H3 in terms of comfort and instrumentation, and the rear seat of the crew-cab H3T flips down to provide an additional flat cargo space when necessary. Having driven both flavors of H3 as well as the H2 SUT, the H3T (particularly the Alpha) sounds like it might just be the pick of the litter, offering the best balance of power, comfort, and practicality to go with its off-road credentials. We can't wait to try one out for ourselves.

[Source: GM via Pickuptruck.com]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Big thumbs up, it turned out much better than I thought it would. Now if only they would offer it in two doors.

      I also heard through the grapevine they will release an H2T with a bed length of nearly 8ft. The H2 will also offer GM's new 4.5L turbo-diesel.

      Things are looking up for GM's most profitable brand.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow, that does look great. I also just saw the HX in Detroit - it really is something to see in person as pictures on the www do not do that model justice. It is much smaller than it appears online, but also very cool.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I just hope they produce Hummer HX
        • 7 Years Ago
        Alex- wh heared some time back that the H3 was getting a Diesel for some Southern Hemisphere apps, but no info on a clean one that could be sold here. What do you know?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. Two doors, or even a regular extended cab and I'd be seriously interested.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I also hear that a new 6-cylinder diesel is in the works for the H3.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What I heard dates back to Spring of last year, right after the H3 Alpha was announced. I was told that a new diesel V6 was being developed, and the way the conversation went, I took it to mean that it would be a US-ready one. No date was given for production. A comment was made on how much space all the extra emissions plumbing took up, and I was told that the first mule was just being prepared at that time. Whether plans have changed since then, I don't know. I also don't know if this is the same engine the Europeans are getting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am not a hummer fan, but I do like this one. hummer is definatley about image, but so are many other cars out there. Do you think a M6 BMW will get any better gas milage than this! Here in western Canada gas has already $4.04 us per gallon. So with supply of world oil on the decline and consumtion on the rise, the cost of image is getting very high. My theory is if you need a truck for work than buy a truck, but if you don't!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought it would be more Avalanche like. Oh Well!

      I like the HX more away.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I ever get a truck I will definitely consider the H3T; I especially like the interior, it doesn't have all that two-tone and three-tone garbage like the other trucks out there; and it is just clean and simple looking. It makes me think of the Chevy Blazer on the inside with the leather shifter and seats (that was the first thing to pop in my head when I saw the interior). Maybe GM will make a special Nike package to make it look more like the concept.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The H3 interior is also very comfortable -- more so than the H2. Those seats you see in the pictures here are great.
      elyse
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who needs this kind of vehicle.. Im pretty sure none of us live in mountainous terrain where we need to drive over heaps of mud to get to work in the morning... maybe you do. Hummers are contributing largely to the pollution everyone, please be more educated when purchasing vehicles. I have the new hybrid lexus and it's amazing!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @elyse
        ""please be more educated when purchasing vehicles. I have the new hybrid lexus""

        Funniest line I have read all day!

        I don't know what company pays this guy so much that he can afford to buy a hybrid lexus, but i hope he's not a financial analyst or doing any other cost-benefit work!!

        Or maybe he works at France's Society Generale!




        elyse
        • 6 Years Ago
        @elyse
        who said I worked for anyone?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think part of the appeal of HUMMER ownership IS pissing people off.

      lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      GM: provide please a diesel and a manual and youll have one less on your lot!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Diesel has been announced, same website that had earlier link:

      http://www.hummerguy.net/hummer-news/hummer-h3-makes-diesel-debut-in-2009
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hope this one doesn't end up spending months sitting on dealer lots, like this-
      http://themessthatgreenspanmade.blogspot.com/2005/11/hummer-overfloweth.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still just a tarted-up Isuzu I280/Colorado/Canyon clone.
      How does GM move a dud like Colorado and Canyon?
      Stretch the cheap Isuzu-designed frame and slap on some Hummer badges and there you have it.
      What a flipping joke.

      GM has been out of the truck business for years.
      All just redesigned/rebadged Thailand pickups, With Isuzu motors.

      Even the full size "like a rock" is Isuzu through and through.
      • 7 Years Ago
      4 speed automatic, for the 2009 modely year.
      Hello, anyone there GM?
      • 7 Years Ago
      A 2-door with long bed would be awesome. Overall, it looks really good, and I'm glad it'll p*ss so many people off that it exists.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why would it p*ss anyone off? It looks good, and probably has good cred. What's the pricing like?
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