Hummer H2

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The Hummer H2 is an SUV and SUT that was marketed by General Motors under the Hummer brand.[1] It is a large truck (slimmer than the Hummer H1), while longer, lighter, and taller with room for six passengers (including driver), seven passengers in some models. The rearmost part of the H2 SUV was modified to a pickup truck bed for the 2005 H2 SUT (“Sport Utility Truck”). The Hummer H2 was the only one of the trucks to have the letters HUMMER between the grille. The H2 SUT is considered a pick-up truck for its abilities to haul cargo with an extendable box to reach 6 feet in length. This makes the SUT able to haul the same cargo most trucks can haul.

Overview

The H2 was built under contract by AM General at a specially constructed plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. The H2’s final frame assembly is made up of 3 sections: The front uses a modified GM 2500-Series utility frame, the midsection is all new and is completely boxed, and the rear section uses a modified GM 1500-Series frame which is upgraded for the 8,600 pounds (3,900 kg) gross vehicle weight.

The H2 was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2003.

Hummer launched a special 2009 Black Chrome Limited Edition version of the truck.

Rod Hall racing have won their class several times in Hummer H3 and H2 in the Baja 1000.

Engines[edit]

  • 2003–2004 6000 6.0 L (366 in³) V8

– 316 hp @ 5200 rpm
– 0-60 times:[2] 10.9 sec

  • 2005–2007 6000 6.0 L (366 in³) V8

– 325 hp @ 5200 rpm
– 0-60 times:[2] 10.7 sec

  • 2008–2009 6200 6.2 L V8

– 393 hp @ 5700 rpm
– 0-60 times:[2] 9.5 sec

Application

The H2 has a light duty truck frame and has a wider-than-average track firm that may offer stability against overturning compared to some of the more common light truck SUVs, although objective tests have not been performed by the government or other outside parties due to its specialized vehicle class. It was marketed as both a general purpose vehicle and as an off-road vehicle. The objective of GM’s mass marketing was to maximize sales, and the H2 is primarily used as a passenger vehicle on typical roads. Along with the Ford Excursion the H2 was also the base for a limousine conversion.

 

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August 22, 2014

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