Hummer is an iconic carmaker that is associated with making some really rugged vehicles that evoke image of strength, masculinity and muscle. The Hummer HX Concept showcased in the 2008 North American International Auto Show proved to be a head turner. It has the stamp of Hummer legacy but at the same time exhibits some design traces of rival Jeep.
Hummer HX Concept – Out and In Design with Changes
The unmistakable Hummer design is evident in every square inch of the HX concept. It is compact than the Hummer H3. It is only 81 inches wide and the wheel base is 103-inch. The open air and two-door vehicle looks ready for just any kind of terrain! The convertible design makes it ideal for both cargo and passenger needs. The underbody armor kit and power train protection safeguards the vehicle from potentially damaging objects like wayward rocks. The Hummer HX Concept has a couple of removable roof panels and a removable rear roof assembly. The removable panels and easy assembly ensures quick conversion. There are removable doors and fender flares too. The vehicle is targeted at trendy, younger buyers who want versatility in an all terrain vehicle. The Classic Hummer design stamps are evident in round headlamps within square housings, prominent air intakes and upright windshield profile.
The interior is built with lightweight and functional elements. There is a decidedly aeronautical touch in the cabin design.The aeronautical influence is more seen in the instrument panel. The vehicle can accommodate 4 passengers and rear bucket seats can be removed to make space for more cargo. The seats have racing-style four-point safety harness. They are wrapped in a special weather-resistant neoprene material. The lights used in the HX Concept are also cutting edge and unique. You get HID headlamps and LED tail lamps and front signal lamps. There is no conventional radio in the vehicle. However, you get a resting area for MP3 players and iPhone. These can be connected thorough USB to its console’s integrated speakers. There is GPS system and LCD screens with various layouts. There are 4 wheel disc brakes.
Hummer HX Concept – Whole Power Unit
The Hummer HX Concept is powered by an E 85 Flex Fuel 3.6 L V6 engine. It generates a whopping 304 HP. It may not score high in fuel economy though. The expected fuel economy could be between 20 to 30 MPG. The front suspension is reinforced with electronic-disconnecting stabilizer bar and there are Heavy-duty shock absorbers. The drive train is equipped with a full-time 4 WD system and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Hummer HX Concept – Pricing and Availability
The details on pricing of Hummer HX Concept are not clear. It is a concept vehicle after all. However, if a production version is finalized the estimated cost could be around $30,000.