Hummer HX Concept Review, Price

The Hummer wished to carry on downsizing and making a much
smaller and much more practical (and probably affordable) H4 as
it sought to provide Jeep with the intense unbridled
competition. Every new vehicle that Hummer then produced had
been a little smaller than the one that came before it. With
new designers came new ideas. General Motors brought in some
new car designers not too long previous as part of their
venture into enhancing the H2 and the H3. All three designers
came up with their own sketches, which led GM to what was then
being referred to as the Hummer HX Concept. Like the H3, the HX
Concept was a mid-sized SUV but unlike the H3, it was open air.
It had a wheelbase of 103 inches, where the H3’s was 113
inches. Width-wise, it was the same as the H3. The Hummer HX
Concept, according to General Motors’ Hummer general manager
Martin Walsh, was meant to appeal to young drivers (between 20
and 30) who obviously could afford to buy it. The HX Concept
was going to be used as the backbone concept for the Hummer H4,
as GM had considered a two-door fastback version of the Hummer.
Such a Hummer would have competed with cars the likes of the
Jeep Wrangler. The way GM saw it, the Hummer H4 (HX Concept)
was to be a little bit of an upgrade on the Wrangler and hence
was to come at a premium.

Hummer HX Concept - front

Hummer HX Concept – Exterior and Interior Design

The exterior design of the Hummer HX Concept, as with those of
just about all concept cars, was never completely final and
could have changed between the time it was unveiled and the
time it was set to become a production H4. General Motors had
decided to go with a simple body-on-frame vehicle,
rear-wheel-drive, that sat on its own chassis. The chassis
decision was because there wasn’t exactly an existing one they
could have borrowed. The grille looked just about the same at
first glance, but it had been tweaked to look a little more
modern. The Hummer HX Concept also had full underbody
protection, a winch at the front and 35-inch wheels. As
mentioned above, the wheelbase was 103 inches long. It also had
independent front suspension and a rear solid axle.

Interior:

As for the interior, the standout feature was the centre
console and a rather strange take on the gear lever. The seats
were thin and light in weight and looked good whether the doors
and rood were attached or not. There were other accessories in
this car such as a first-aid kit and a shovel.

Hummer HX Concept - interior

Hummer HX Concept – Engine and Performance

The engine of the Hummer HX was a 3.6 litre V6 (direct
injection) that came from the Cadillac CTS. This engine could
produce 304 BHP and 273 pound/feet of torque. The Hummer sought
to become and remain an entirely biofuel-dependant brand of
vehicle. So, the HX Concept was made to use biofuels. The H2,
for instance, used fuel made of 85 percent ethanol and 15
percent gasoline (E85). This would have been the standard for
all new Hummers and soon enough, all Hummers would have been
like this.

Hummer HX Concept - side

Hummer HX Concept – Price and Release Date

There was never an official price or release date slated for
the Hummer HX Concept (which would have been released as the
Hummer H4). In truth, it would most likely have been impossible
for Hummer to compete with the Wrangler, as Jeep Wrangler buyers only want Jeep Wranglers.
Hummer would have been a bit far from the top in lists of
alternatives.