Hummer H3

January 16th, 2012 | Hummer | h3, hummer

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General Motors Corporation, which was saved from bankruptcy last year, introduced the compact Hummer H3 in Los Angeles in 2003. Hummer H3 is designed on Chevrolet Colorado / TrailBlazer base. The concept car featured a soft fold out roof, pickup body, which can be opened from the three sides, Nike trimming and all-wheel drive, activated only when necessary.

The heart of the running gear includes a bearer frame with the front torsion-bar and rear multilink suspensions, cab and cargo box designed as a whole to increase the rigidity of the vehicle. The exterior remained  deliberately rude. The flat body panels, square cabin, huge headlights and rectangular radiator cowl clearly indicate Hummer brand.

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Hummer H3 demonstrates unusual approach to the construction of a pickup. The car is two-passenger. It has a soft-top and side doors invisible at first glance, consisting of two halves: the upper one that opens to the side, and the bottom one, turning into a comfortable step. With these doors the use of a spacious cargo bed is much more convenient as there's no need to wade through the entire body to reach the things lying directly behind the cab.

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Nike has provided the off roadster with the special thermal insulation material Sphere, which is used for covering the seats. The saloon designed by Nike boasts two-tone upholstery with bright red inserts, red-backlit instrumentation, chrome trimmed dials, large multicolor display placed on the central console and climate control system.

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Under the hood there's a 350 hp five-cylinder 3.5-liter engine equipped with a turbocharger and 4-speed automatic gearbox HydraMatic 4L65-E 4 featuring an absorbed torque of 474 Nm at 3600 rpm.
Special traction control system, dynamic stability control system called StabiliTrak and interlocking rear differential are also installed in Hammer H3.

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Hummer H3 has very good maneuverability. Its turning diameter is equal to the compact motor car's one. This allows it to maneuver easily on the parking and off-roads, while the ground clearance of 231 mm and a ramp break over angle of 25 degrees enable H3 to overcome the obstacles. Despite the pros though Hummer H3 is no longer in production.

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