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lsr78
A slimmer Hummer
GM seeks bigger cut of lucrative SUV market
Bloomberg Business News
NEW YORK -- General Motors, the world's largest maker of sport utility vehicles, will introduce a midsize Hummer SUV and may bring out a smaller one as it seeks to expand sales of its newest brand to boost profits.

The midsize Hummer H3 would be a "downsized version" of current models and go on sale sometime after mid-2004, Chief Financial Officer John Devine told investors in New York this week.

"And we're thinking frankly about an H4," said Devine, referring to a truck that would be the fourth and smallest Hummer.

Analysts estimate the H3 would cost $30,000 to $35,000.

General Motors is adding new models such as the H3 and an larger version of the Cadillac Escalade as it tries to increase sales in the profitable luxury sport utility segment. U.S.-based automakers make at least $10,000 in profit per vehicle from SUVs, more than on any others, analysts estimate.

General Motors bought the right to use the Hummer name and design from AM General Corp. in 1999 and introduced the H2 full-size SUV last year with a starting price of $49,190. The automaker sold 18,861 H2s in 2002. The company also sells the $100,000 H1, a civilian version of AM General's military HUMMV.

Company officials have predicted that new models such as the H2 SUT sport utility pickup, due out in mid 2004, and the H3 will push Hummer sales to more than 100,000 vehicles a year.


http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/business/1798525

eric rxb
I just hope they don't completely wuss-ify the hummer name. Hopefully these cars will have some offroad capabilities

Mr.Dave
Why would anyone need an automobile that big?

Tr0nX_68
I want a vehicle that says "Get the FUCK outta my way". I cried many nights when I heard the Excursion was long gone. And Chevy Suburbans can easily be confused with wimpy, featherweight 4000 lbs. V6 Silverados. Black on black Hummer for me, at a spectacular price. Now I can yammer on and on into my cell phone, as I jaunt about the concrete jungal, impressing high school girlies, all the while ruffling the stereotypical greenie weenie's feathers as I tailgate their Volkswagon Shaggin Wagon with a peace sign spraypainted on the side.

masestylez
Originally posted by Tr0nX_68
I want a vehicle that says "Get the FUCK outta my way". I cried many nights when I heard the Excursion was long gone. And Chevy Suburbans can easily be confused with wimpy, featherweight 4000 lbs. V6 Silverados. Black on black Hummer for me, at a spectacular price. Now I can yammer on and on into my cell phone, as I jaunt about the concrete jungal, impressing high school girlies, all the while ruffling the stereotypical greenie weenie's feathers as I tailgate their Volkswagon Shaggin Wagon with a peace sign spraypainted on the side.

I'm not trying to be a bitch but why do people need a car that says that? All I can see coming from that is an accident.

mrgokou
The Hummer is too big for me anyway.. u can hardly even drive that around places. A smaller one liek the H3 cud be a good thing.. and most likely it'll probably sell for arounf 30 grand, making it easier for many people to have it.

Tr0nX_68
Originally posted by masestylez
I'm not trying to be a bitch but why do people need a car that says that? All I can see coming from that is an accident.

So...Are you saying you are a bitch, even though you do not want to be a bitch?

Ask yourself "How much trouble can Tr0nX get if he is involved in an accident with another vehicle?" The answer is not very much. Last year, nearly 50% of all vehicles sold in the US were cars. That means I have at least a 50% chance of being the victor should I collide with another vehicle through my careless ways. And while I keep my fingers crossed it will be a Ford Fiesta, realistically it will be a midsize. Advantage: Tr0nX. Even with trucks, now a days, most are car based SUVs and those with pansy bumpers that prevent your vehicle from ridding up over cars. Even if I do have a collision with, say a Ford Expedition, while listening to Big Tymers, rolling on 24's, while watching Regis and Kelly on one of my 5 LCD TVs as I scracth my head with my blingy blingy (yo) pinky, I still have a pretty good chance.

Grasshopper, you are learning well. You recognized that it is not a question of if I will have an accident, but when I will have an accident. However, all this amounts to theoretical bullshit since I do not own a Hummer. *Sigh* Looks like I will have to keep on driving responsibly......

scubie02
Originally posted by masestylez
I'm not trying to be a bitch but why do people need a car that says that? All I can see coming from that is an accident.

I took his post as being more in the nature of satire...

Anyway--I think the h2 is pretty good looking, but a bit on the large size. If they did something the same but smaller, and it had legit offroading capabilities, it'd be cool.

Of course you're probablt getting massively ripped off, since it will probably just be a trailblazer with some different sheetmetal and the price jacked 10 grand. But we'll see.

I like suv's myself. I mean, they suck if you don't have one trying to see over or around them, and too many soccer mom's drive huge ones 30 mph in the left lane along a local 45 stretch in town in an annoying fashion, but they are pretty handy for where I live.

silverTA2002
H1- badass

H2- Didn't like it till I sat in one.... Badass and affordable

H3 & H4??? If people complained that they "ruined" the Hummer name with the H2, just wait till these smaller things come out. But, if they make them tough looking, just even more affordable, they should sell, and sell well.

lexus1581
hummer is reconstructing like what saab did with the hatchback because reality was that noone was buying those vehicles except the enthusiasts and they both needed change

mrgokou
the H3 will defintely sell a lot. You can just see it being the best full sized SUV in it's calss man.