What if HUMMER Returned

So in one of my deep and thought sessions for this blog, I had an epiphany of sorts. It seems like every automaker is shifting towards SUVs and CUVs of varying size. So with that being said, wouldn’t it be a proper time for HUMMER to actually make an appearance? I mean even though the HUMMER brand wasn’t synonymous with fuel economy, who said the H2 and monster H1 had to come back. 

HUMMER’s return would be contingent on a vehicle that would actually attain fuel economy numbers, higher than 13mpg. They would also want to have something that would compete with the Range Rover and Jeep’s pending Grand Wagoneer. It also wouldn’t hurt to bring back the H3/T as well. So now that I have three models to work with, I’ll elaborate.

A Hummer H3, which is also for sale. Please contact thecarfilesofficial@gmail.com for more info, lol.

First and most importantly, the baby HUMMER, which we will call H4. This would be a competitor to the Jeep Renegade. It would have HUMMER design but have smaller dimensions and powered by a turbo four banger or a inline four diesel. Of course, all wheel drive instead of four wheel drive would be standard and while it will have a more car-like ride, it would have to still have a degree of rugged, off-road capability.

Next would be the H3, which would be Wrangler fighter. It would retain a similar formula as the last H3, but with more. First, the underpowered inline five would be replaced with a turbo six cylinder, which would help with acceleration and fuel economy. Instead of the V8, a diesel would be the next choice. Again, these engine choices would be for the benefit of fuel economy and acceleration. It would be best to downsize the H3 in terms of width, because driving an H3 is comparable with driving a U-Haul. The H3T would be the truck form and the H3X would be the off-road, two door version. The H3X would be primarily diesel powered or powered by the turbo four from the H4.


The H2 would start the competition with the Grand Cherokee and Range Rover. Dimensionally, it wouldn’t be the aerodynamic brick that it was before. Again, a turbo six, V8 and diesel would be the engine choices and like I mentioned previously, it would be better aerodynamically. The H2 SUT wouldn’t be resurrected because there’s no point in having it back. 
And then the H1. This would just be the same as the original just to keep loyalists happy. 

HUMMER would need to design their models to be not be as boxy but still retaining the heritage. Maybe similar design but more rounded. With that being said, the “Alpha” trim would and could be the equivalent to SRT, SVR etc…which would be off road and speed oriented.

At the end of the day, could HUMMER return and be successful? Probably. Anything is possible but just like my Give us Pontiac! post, it’s a general dream. However, it would be cool at the same time.

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6 thoughts on “What if HUMMER Returned

  1. There are two things preventing Hummer from coming back in my mind. 1. Like BMW drivers, Hummer owners are jerks who hate environment. Not really. Most aren’t, but that is the perception of Hummer. Not just the H1, or H2, but the H3 too. It’s a name thing more than anything. 2. The Hummer brand is still part of GM. GM has a cafe fuel economy problem. They need to get their fleet wide MPG numbers as high as possible. The fact of the matter is the Hummer’s poor gas mileage isn’t due to just a crappy engine and a ton of weight, but it doesn’t help. Anything with a Hummers proportions and high ground clearance are going to make getting anything more that 18MPG a chore. A diesel could help get it over 20, but not without an additional cost. I’m not saying that it won’t happen, but I think it’s going to take GM rebranding Hummer as something other than a Jerk Mobile.

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    1. That has to be one the best comments I’ve ever had on one of my posts. You are right though, it would take an act of congress to resurrect HUMMER. Besides the rebranding and design/performance, HUMMER’s perception is what you it is, a jerk-mobile and don’t get me started on CAFE

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      1. I may have been a little harsh on the Hummer. An H1 as a project car could be fun, but my Jeep is a lot easier to work on, gets good gas mileage for an off-reader, and isn’t famously unreliable.

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      2. Parts for a Wrangler are cheaper, availability for said parts is a lot higher and overall, the Wrangler is a much better vehicle in terms of versatility. It’s easier to daily drive a Wrangler than any Hummer. When I test drove a H3, it literally felt to wide for the road, when I test drove a Wrangler it was much better. Even the old Commander didn’t feel like the H3

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  2. ^^Exactly what I was gonna say, the part about Hummer owners being jerks. It’s not even about environment, they are (most of them) are straight up jerks.

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