GM to launch a new HUMMER truck in 2009
(autoinsidernews) - General Motors will launch a new HUMMER truck sometime in 2009, according to HUMMER General Manager Martin Walsh. C a General Manager Martin Walsh told Reuters yesterday. Currently, HUMMER has two models: the full-size H3 and the mid-size H2. HUMMER discontinued the large H1 earlier this year.
The new product will have unparalleled off-road capabilities, Walsh said. Like our current HUMMER it would be recognizable from a distance.
Earlier this year, GM product chief Bob Lutz said that HUMMER needs to add two or three more models. The 2009 model is expected to be one of those new offerings. At this time, we aren't sure if new HUMMER truck means a traditional pickup (HUMMER H3T Concept shown) or another traditional body-on-frame SUV. Lutz said a HUMMER pickup truck is one of the projects being considered, reports Trend.
Walsh also said that the brand does not see an immediate future for a hybrid version of any HUMMER product, despite the possibility of another rise in gasoline prices. However, he did say that flex-fuel vehicles are part of the plan.