The Hummer H2 was a very interesting car, but unfortunately, it didn’t sell all that well mostly because it was a massive gas guzzling machine which wasn’t any good on the road, where most people used it while in off-road it was barely average. This was also the reason why back in 2009 the car has been discontinued altogether from the US market.
Even though many of us thought that a new Hummer was not going to happen, not too long ago rumors about a new 2016 Hummer H2 started to surface, and while these are just rumors, for now, they might just come true. For this model to be successful, they will need to upgrade the decent amount of things and at this moment, we have only rumors what it will offer.
Just like with the previous model, it seems that the upcoming H2 is very likely going to use a truck chassis underneath in order to fare well regarding towing capacity and this time around it will probably be a lot better off the road as well. Even when you just take a look at the older model, it is clear that the main goal of it is to go off-road, and you might think that it’s great in doing that, but that is not exactly the truth. The new version will need to work heavily to correct this.
2016 Hummer H2 price
Rumors say that it will be smaller than the previous model with a narrower body, shorter length and a slightly lower roofline. The price will also be much lower with the base model being expected to hit the market for roughly $35,000, more than $20,000 cheaper than before.
This might seem like an odd move for many but take into account that the H2 doesn’t have to be big to sell. It just has to be great in off-road, and that’s about it, so its closest competitors are very likely going to be the Wrangler and the upcoming Bronco. Unlike these two though, the H2 will only be offered in a four-door body, and it will be able to house up to seven people as standard which will likely mean a lot for all of its customers. Also, in order to make it a better on-road car, the interior will be heavily upgraded over the original and instead of the massive amount of gray plastic the new car will feature commodities such as soft-touch materials, leather, and even aluminum inserts.
Hummer H2 engine
The 2016 Hummer H2 will also likely impress us with what it will feature under the hood. Instead of a massive and rather inefficient V8, the new vehicle is probably going to feature a GM powertrain still, but it could get a smaller 3.0-or 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 which could be able to push out close to 350 horsepower and over 350 lb-ft of torque. Figures are comparable to the original while using the significantly lower amount of fuel.