• Jul 11, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the HUMMER H3T.

HUMMER is on the skids and pickups aren't flying off dealer lots, but if you're smitten with the H3 and need to haul more than its covered cargo bay can handle, the H3T is yours for the taking. Pricing starts at $31,495, including a $745 destination charge -- $850 less than a comparable H3.

For that kind of cash, you get a five-foot-long bed covered with an integrated liner and built-in storage system, full-time electronically controlled four-wheel-drive, 32-inch tires, functional skid plates and the five-year/100,000-mile warranty. The base model will pack the 3.7-liter five-cylinder, but a 5.3-liter V8 will be available, along with Bluetooth integration and an upgraded OnStar system. GM hasn't released details on what that kind of kit will set you back, but you can hit up your local dealer to find out when the H3T goes on sale in September.

Hit the jump for HUMMER's press release and check out our previous post on the H3T.



PRESS RELEASE

HUMMER Announces Pricing for All-New H3T

DETROIT – HUMMER announced pricing today for its highly functional and capable H3T midsize pickup truck arriving in dealerships this fall in the U.S. and Canada. Pricing will start at $31,495, including a $745 destination charge.

The all-new H3T is based on the architecture of the popular H3, and features a five-passenger crew cab and a separate five-foot-long (1.5 meters) bed. The H3T is infused with the attributes expected of a HUMMER, including exceptional off-road capability and a premium interior that is as functional as it is comfortable.

The H3T features an extensive list of standard equipment, including full-time electronic four-wheel drive, a standard integrated bedliner with built-in storage, a cargo management system plus HUMMER's premium five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty plan.

"The H3T carves out a new segment in the midsize truck market, providing an outstanding combination of functionality and capability," said Martin Walsh, HUMMER general manager. "This will be the ideal truck for the buyer who need a truck's functionality for his or her lifestyle pursuits, but is looking for an alternative to the full-size truck."

The H3T stands apart from other trucks with the one of the industry's broadest array of accessories and signature HUMMER off-road capability. It is the only midsize truck to come standard with full-time four-wheel drive, 32-inch tires and functional skid shields. It also is the only midsize truck to offer front and rear locking differentials, as well as 33-inch tires.

The 2009 HUMMER H3T is scheduled to arrive in dealerships in September 2008.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      You're either going to love it or hate it!

      Isn't that what they said about the Dodge Ram when they adopted the big rig grill? Then Dodge couldn't make enough of them to satisfy the market. Methinks the H3T will run down the same glory road.

      There are other reasons though. Customers for this niche brand product want something different and unique, and price is no object. Ergo, gasoline prices are merely an inconvenience rather than something that the common paupers complain about daily.

      Also the oil rich Middle Easterners will gobble up sales of this new luxury toy. Who cares when gas is only 38 cents a gallon over there?

      Then there is military and civilian police (like Mexico) applications to consider. Yes, there will be lucrative sales to these groups as well. I hope GM hangs onto Hummer until the coast is clear in Iran and Iraq. Then if the need arises, GM and Jeep would benefit by being quickly able to adapt to a war time economy.

      Maybe Hummer ain't you're cup of tea, but then a Chery QQ might be what you're looking for. LOL
      • 6 Years Ago
      Clueless Motors strikes again! What a POS!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That interior looks just plane awful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BWWAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAAHHHHAAAAAHHHAAAA!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dumb move GM, but maybe you could still sell them to the Aaarabs or Chinese.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not a wasted investment, GM has been working up the Hummer brand into its own with the HX hopefully coming and needed. They are not going to abandon millions and millions of dollars of development over a 1 dollar spike in fuel, which has happenened before. While many of you love to speculate, this is nothing new and if prices level off, watch how quickly people forget. Since the HX should get good gas mileage and have Flex options, they might want to see this through to that model.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This H3T doesn't look all that bad. But I still say that GM needs to get rid of the standard H3 and the H2 and add the H4/HX. That should really help the brand.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @ not a road pig: Lit any cars on fire lately?...just curious.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Timing is everything. At $2.25/gal, this would have been a sweet machine for off-road enthusiasts with recreation toys. Reality is, it takes years for any new models to be developed, even derivative models likes this. If we could go back 5 yrs in time, this would be way cool. No doubt, this won't be the last awkward introduction before the automakers orient their corporate ships to reflect the skyrocketing fuel prices and shifting car-buyer priorities.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mmmm you got to love isuzu trucks!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Way too much truck for the inline 5.

      And ticking the box for the V8 pushes the sticker past $40K, which is ridiculous for a cheap Isuzu truck.

      A shame we can't ever have a truck thread here without the autoblog green ladies ruining it.

        • 6 Years Ago
        It's a gussied up Colorado. Which is a joint venture between Isuzu, GM America, and GM Brazil.



        • 6 Years Ago
        How is it an Isuzu?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not so sure about that. I'd have to have a look at the underside of both cars to tell for sure, but just looking at some of the online specifications between the two reveals some key differences. Width, wheelbase, length, and just the overall design of the vehicle are significantly different. Sure, the frame might be the same, but "gussied up" is a harsh term to use. To change the body alone, even on a 'body on frame' platform, is a serious modification.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another GM division sales "death knell"...is Hummer into S&M? ;)
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