• Aug 13, 2008
Click above for a hi-res gallery of the H2 "Black Chrome" Edition

HUMMER is having a bad year. Year-to-date sales are down 43 drop compared to July '07. High fuel prices have massacred truck and SUV sales in general, and HUMMER is simply reeling. GM threw the brand's future under the bus into limbo back in June when it announced a strategic review was underway, and the latest round of news has a sketchy Russian billionaire sniffing around, looking to acquire the marque. Happy times.

So, while the backdrop is grim, business continues, and GM has released photos of its annual H2 special edition for '09. The 2009 H2 "Black Chrome" Limited Edition is pretty self explanatory: it gets darkened "black chrome" applied to all the usual blingifiable surfaces, from the 21-inch wheels to the fuel filler door. Three paint colors are available, but the Sedona Metallic finish you see here is exclusive to the "Black Chrome" rig, and is coupled with a matching leather interior. A total of 1,300 "Black Chrome" editions will be offered worldwide, with an undetermined mix of H2 SUVs and SUTs making up that number. At the very least, they should be a big hit in Russia.


[Source: GM]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      total waste of money for a gasoline-pig hunk of junk.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would like one configured by that guy in Kansas (building the Lincoln for Niel Young) that puts in BioDiesel engines and manages to get over 30mpg in these big suckers. That would be cool and piss of the Hummer haters. Not that I am a big Hummer fan (this type) but I think they would be cool if they could get decent fuel economy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thats an opinion, and you're entitled to it, but I really don't agree.

        2 major reasons for 'hating' it are that it has 2 really awful features: fuel economy and resale.

        If a well-tuned diesel got good fuel economy and reliability (diesels commonly do) it might also have good resale value.

        Taking away the 2 things worth hating it for only leaves its styling. And everyone has a different opinion on styling. Thats not really the same thing.

        I think most peoples' distaste for a vehicle have a basis. Remove the basis for hate and you remove the hate.

        Like some people don't like automatics. Give it a manual and they like the car again. They don't find a new reason to hate a formerly automatic car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think it would piss off anyone if it actually got good mileage.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes it would. The bar would change. If a Hummer could get 30mpg the reason for hating it would just change. The fuel economy croud also wants everyone to own small slow cars. It goes further than just fuel consumption.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Although I'm very much into small cars... I will admit that the Hummer H2 and H3 are cool looking trucks. This one especially, with nicely sized and looking OEM wheels and good looking interior. Would I buy one? No need for one, but if I had lots of money to spare, this H2 or the H3 would be in my garage.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As it has been said, the H2 is nothing more than a ridiculous status symbol. Chrome is the epitome of the shallowness of many status symbols.

      So I don't know if this makes the H2 better or worse. On one hand, they got rid of some "bling", which is always a good thing. On the other hand, it's a really crappy way to "polish a turd".

      *shrug*
      • 6 Years Ago
      This actually looks good, really good. I wish I had waited a year to buy a new SUV, because with the H2 prices where they're at, I would have definitely snatched one. Not a fan of the bigger rims, 18" is big enough.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the Tata edition is just around the corner.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This vehicle would do great if they added a diesel, a leather stiched dash and a CTS like music system. Would make a great alternative to the Range Rover
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want to buy one and run it on corn ethanol...just to piss of the idiots on here...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why would you want to do something obviously stupid? But please, go ahead. It'll be easier to sort out who's a complete moron.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lmao so would I. I'm just afraid of it getting torched in the Parking lot at the Whole Foods Store.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i think we determined that the ferrari fxx already runs on baby seal, you should hold out for precious ambergris (no, i didn't say 'precious hamburgers').
        • 6 Years Ago
        Please do.

        That'll prove how much smarter you are than everyone else.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Excellent, I knew this comment would bunch up some panties!

        I still think the best I could do would be to buy a 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser that ran on the blood of clubbed baby seals. Then take it to a Prius owners meet.

        A Toyota Megacruiser would also suffice...

        http://www.monkys.jp/e/img/600DSC03060.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        Vintage,
        He gave a reason why he would do it. To piss you off, but it looks like his statement alone got you going. Good work Pete! :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd love to see Hybrid and Ecotech powered smaller Hummers that are more in tune with the enviroment. Think Soltace with Wrangler looks. GM builds up these brands and then squanders them.

      Here's how I see the brand looking

      "Hummer Ecolander" Small 4X4 with Ecotech Four.
      "Hummer Ecolander SE" Small 4X4 with Ecotech Four Turbo
      "Hummer Ecolander Hybrid" Ecotech 2 Mode Hybrid Electric 4 wheel drive
      "Hummer Squared" A Equinox sized 4X4 with real off roading ability to compete with Jeep Patriot but unibody, Boxer 4, and 3.6L V6
      "Hummer H3 Earth Edition" Direct Inject Atlas 6 with turbo and 2 mode hybrid
      "Hummer H2" Carry over...there will still be a market for this.


        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. Wasn't there a story recently about the Jeep Compass having a good year? To me, that thing is just hideous. But it proves that there is plenty of market for small, funky off-road-y things with decent gas mileage. It's not like Hummers were ever "fast" to begin with, might as well keep developing the H3 platform and add another, smaller Wrangler competitor with turbo 4's and small diesels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Polishing the deck chairs on the Titanic....
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll buy a used one for about $500, stick it in the garage for 30 years, and then sell it to the sort of people who buy Chrysler Airflows and Esdels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want that concept HX, man if they made it, i'd buy it.
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