• Jan 31st 2008 at 1:03PM
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click above to view video of the 2009 HUMMER H3T

The recently announced 2009 HUMMER H3T holds a lot of promise for GM's ex-military brand. For one, it's a true truck with a separate cab and bed, which gives it some true truck capability compared to other crew cab unibody trucks on the market like the Honda Ridgeline (we know, a very unfair comparison). Riding on a stretched version of the regular H3's platform, the H3T will also be available with a huge catalog of optional dealer-installed accessories to personalize the truck to an owner's specific needs.

We'll see the H3T in person next week at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, and HUMMER has even shown the truck in person to a few journalists already, but we thought you'd be interested in this string of b-roll video that the automaker has just released. We've spared you a techno soundtrack, so you'll hear the HUMMER H3T plowing through the snow as God intended, as well as few quick quips from HUMMER General Manager Martin Walsh and Director of Design Carl Zipfel about why they think the H3T is the cat's meow. Follow the jump to view the video.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Glad to see some other points made without the blatant hate, thanks. I did test drive a Jeep Wrangler years back and thought it was a tank. IMHO, Hummer has given them a reason to stop blaming its off road ability on its bad ride. After all, look at the new Jeep line up of square vehicles, ala H3. They seemed to have copied the generic design i thought followed by the Dodge Nitro. Of course, I like the looks of those vehicles as well. My neighbor bought a Wrangler this year and it has greatly improved. Of course, if their core customers like that, then who can blame them.

      Some other thoughts, I thought I read GM was profitable now, no? Either way, the Hummer brand, as you have seen, is far from done, they are just finally launching the large brand that it will be and if you hate Hummers, your not going to like the coming couple of years because I dont know a single 20-30-40 something who did not see the HX concept and love it.

      And to be fair, I originally liked the look of the H3T, now that I have looked at it a bit, I dont think I like it, as mentioned, it seems out of proportion to me, somethings off about it. Maybe in person it will look different?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks so strange...the roof looks chopped for starters....just such odd proportions. Not saying it won't do well on the market (hopefully it doesn't), but that sideview makes me cringe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great. Another POS Hummer product from GM. They really have a knack for bringing the wrong product to the market at the wrong time. Hummers have not exactly sold well, and they keep building more. Brilliant.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually the H-3 has been a good selling product for Hummer and it performs very well for its intended purpose.

        It is really no different than any other mid-sized truck sold by major automakers throughout the U.S. market. The only difference is it still has the 2 speed transfer case and capabilities to go offroad and is marketed as such. It likely will get the same mileage as a Ridgeline and other trucks - about 20mpg highway.
        • 7 Years Ago
        aw shut up you test tube baby
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hummer is not trying to compete with Toyota or Chevy for sales numbers here, they are trying to appeal to those people that want something with some unique styling cues and solid capability. I love how people jump on the hate Hummer bandwagon and say how horrible their sales numbers are.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "huge catalog of optional dealer-installed accessories to personalize the truck to an owner's specific needs. "

      Like 24" wheels, low-profile tires, and lots of gaudy chrome trim?
        • 7 Years Ago
        if you seriously think Hummer has ever made any of those, then you're a waste of life. If thats a joke, then you're a waste of life who needs better/more creative jokes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hummer-Please build one with a stout 3-4.5 liter diesel. That would truly be a great truck. Isuzu makes some nice diesels.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't think god intended much of anything when it comes to this thing, unless god likes to intend horribly performing gas guzzlers built for men with penile inadequacy issues.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think it's pretty creepy that there are people out there that actually go up to H2s, open the H2 driver side door, and zip down the H2 driver's pants peering down to get a good look the size of an H2 driver's wang.. Disgusting! Make it easy for the H2 drivers and register as a sex offender so they can easily spot these people.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love the Hummer Brand if for anything, in thats its a unique enthusiast niche brand. The H3 is far more capable than any Jeep except the Wrangler which rides like a 1970s pickup by comparison, yes even the new handsome looking 4 door version. I am eagerly looking forward to see how Hummer will (hopefully) innovatively deal with higher fuel costs and stricter EPA requirements. Also pretty excited to see what the upcoming H4 looks like in production trim.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love how they call it a "stretched H3" platform... why not call it exactly what it is... a chevrolet colorado, gmc canyon, isuzu i370, or one of the 20 other variations available around the world...

      the only thing the hummer brand brings to this is a bunch of crap bolted on to it, and the potential for more hideous spinners, neon, chrome, and other pathetic after-market "bling" that some people think makes them look cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      But... it's NOT a Colorado. The H3 only shares about 10% of parts off a Colorado, and that's mainly driveline (so it's even less on the Alpha)
      The H3 frame is unique the H3, anyone who has seen a Colorado frame and compared it to the H3 frame would understand this. Then again, you're just a typical ignorant lemming who hears a friend talk crap about a truck and pretends he understands everything that makes it go.

      Don't ever confuse the word "Platform" with "Frame", but I can see how the uneducated can confuse the two.

      But, thank you for telling everyone just how little you understand about automotive technology.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "1. Anybody who buys one is a jackass, and never uses turn signals"

      I do

      "2. They are poser vehicles, and suck at offroading. They're just a suburban with a snazzy body, and lots of weight."

      Actually, were discussing the H3, continue showing everyone how uninformed you are. H3 is based off the Colorado platform.

      "3. They were built to circumvent CAFE standards, so they do not pass any MPG, emissions, or safety tests."

      Oops, wrong truck again genius, thats the H2

      "4. Speaking of safety, they will kill almost anybody in a passenger car"

      Back to Youtube, you seem to like it there. Search for Hummer accidents, you should see the one where a H2 hit a bus, it wasnt pretty.

      "5. Also speaking of safety, they have horrible handling and braking, and poor avoidance abilities."

      Go fact man. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Handling, great, braking is incredible and unless you were in front of me, I can avoid it.

      "6. They get atrocious MPG. My 68 Charger with a big block/4spd got better mileage."

      You go, girl! Where are your numbers, come on ONE fact, throw me a bone. Your 68 Charger should be getting 10 MPG or less if its tricked. I get 12.5, 20 in the H3 which is what were discussing, you moved back to the H1. You choose the Hummer brand, then add in a no longer produced vehicle as stats. Man, no wonder your here all day, no way you can hold a job.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Major Geek, I've gotta say you have a lot of courage driving around in an H2. I do not own an H2 myself, I just don't understand how ridiculous people can get when they insult other people's freedom to choose. But have fun with the truck! Don't let these anti-H2 perverts get to you!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      awesome. took them long enough though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        still anticipating a 2-door with a full size bed. Maybe next year?
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