Even if GM is considering selling Hummer , they needed to do a final attempt of bringing back the brand to its previous success. In September the 2009 H3T will go on sale at a price starting at $31,495.
The H3T is offered in four trim levels, including five-cylinder models and the popular, V-8-powered H3T Alpha edition.
The standard version is powered by a Vortec 3.7L I-5 with dual overhead cams and variable valve timing. This inline five-cylinder engine offers an excellent combination of power and efficiency, delivering 242 hp at 5600 rpm and 242 lb.-ft. of torque at 4600 rpm. The engine is mated with a a five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed, electronically controlled automatic.
The H3T Alpha will be powered by 5.3 liter V8 engine that delivers 300 hp and a peak torque of 320 lbs-ft. An aluminum cylinder block is used with the H3 Alpha’s engine. It helps reduce overall mass and maintains a more desirable front-to-rear weight balance. The engine is mated with a Hydra-Matic 4L60 electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.
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.