Hummer H3 A SUV Utility Vehicle From GM
The Hummer H3 is no doubt a SUV or Sport Utility Vehicle of General Motors Hummer division manufactured and assembled from 2005 to 2010. This model was introduced first for the 2006 model year, based on the GMT355 under foundation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pick-up trucks. It is believed the models were also produced at GMs Shreveport Operations in Shreveport, Louisiana and the Port Elizabeth plant location at South Africa.
The Hummer H3 2017 was considered to be the smallest among the other models, and the only one to be built by GM. Hummer H3 was made available either as a traditional mid-size SUV or as a midsize pick-up known as the H3T.
Hummer H3 was launched with a 3.5 liter capacity straight-5 cylinder L52 engine that ever produced and assembled with 220 hp or 160 kW in combination with 225 lbf·ft torque and somewhat mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission or with an optional Hydra-Matic 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission.
It is believed some time in 2007 this engine was replaced by 3.7 liter LLR that was produced using an engine of 242 hp or 180 kW with combination of 242 lbf·ft torque. Later on it was revised in 2009 with 239 hp or 178 kW with combination of 241 lbf·ft. Upon revised EPA testing standards when equipped with either transmission this straight-5 engine achieved 14 mpg i.e. 17 l/100 km in the city and 18 mpg 13 l/100 km on the highway with a combined average of 15 mpg 16 l/100 km. obtainable solely with the automatic transmission and gearbox, a 5.3 liter LH8 V8 engine capable of producing 300 hp and 320 lbf·ft torque was added in 2008 for the Alpha model and delivered slightly lower fuel economy, estimated at 13 mpg-US (18 l/100 km) in the city.
Hummer H3 Specifications
Sometime back in 2007, GM South Africa had launched their first production facility in Port Elizabeth. The plant manufactured and assembled the car for the South African market, together with units exported to Asia and Europe. This factory had also manufactured a right hand drive version for export especially to the Australian market between the span of two years starting from 2007. In Australia, the automaker was distributed by GM Holden by specialist dealerships that were also affiliated with the Saab brand.