One of the world’s most legendary four-wheel drive brands has finally arrived in the UK, and it’s like nothing else on, or off, the road.
The right-hand drive HUMMER H3 spearheads the launch of GM’s premium SUV brand to the UK market, having been designed and developed from the outset to appeal to a truly global audience.
Smaller and more agile than the larger H1 and H2 models, the South African-built H3 is the HUMMER designed with Europe in mind – and with prices starting at just £26,495, it’s great value, too.
With permanent full-time four-wheel drive, a two-ratio transfer gearbox, traction control and HUMMER’s patented StabiliTrack Stability Enhancement System on all models, the H3 is a sure-footed choice for those seeking a vehicle that is just as much about action as it is about expressing the HUMMER brand’s iconic style. Indeed, the H3 is one of the most capable off-road vehicles on the market today.
At launch, three trim levels are available – the SE, Adventure and Luxury. All come with a comprehensive standard equipment list including air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking, a six-speaker stereo system, cruise control and an electrochromatic rear-view mirror with eight-point compass and temperature display.
Adventure models add heated power-adjustable seats, a leather appointed interior, an off-road suspension package, full-locking central rear differential, a chrome appearance package and a seven-speaker stereo system, making it perfect for those who want to take their HUMMER a little further off the beaten track.
For those who want a more cosseting HUMMER, the Luxury model comes with leather appointed interior, eight-way power adjustable heated seats, 16×7.5in chrome wheels, chrome side steps, hood louvre and roof bars and a seven-speaker sound system. A comprehensive range of options is available for all models.
Initially, all H3s will be offered with HUMMER’s unique five-cylinder inline 3.7-litre VORTEC petrol engine. The 244bhp unit was designed specifically for the H3 and offers an impressive 328Nm of torque, giving the car excellent flexibility in even the most challenging of conditions. Two transmissions are on offer – a five speed manual or a four-speed GM Hydra-Matic auto. Biofuel and Diesel H3s will follow within three years.
The H3 is officially on sale from September 1 at the UK’s first official HUMMER retailer, Bauer Millett in Manchester, as well as sites at Park Lane in London and in Birmingham.
Hummer UK Prices
SE 5-spd manual: £26,495
SE 4-spd auto: £27,995
Adventure 5-spd manual: £30,495
Adventure 4-spd auto: £31,995
Luxury 5-spd manual: £31,495
Luxury 4-spd auto: £32,995