New and Used HUMMER H2: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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The H2 has gone down in marketing as a classic case study. at the right time, with the idea, the tides turned on the militaristic ute within what like months.

GM thought it had a coup on its hands it scored the rights to sell wearing the HUMMER badge. In that idea has been

The roots of the HUMMER H2 run deep in military. The original Humvee was a for the World War II-era Jeep–a more flexible vehicle of more than light AM General, an Indiana-based contractor, won the to build its idea, what become the Humvee–and in the early seeking to diversify its fortunes in an era of military spending, it started Humvees to civilians.

With star-studded clientele Arnold Schwarzenegger behind it, the brand seemed to be exactly General Motors was missing in its a spendy SUV with the same in red-state America as the Jeep. GM AM General to license the name in the 1990s, and by the turn of the century, it had won a to build HUMMER vehicles in its own under exclusive license.

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The plan to create a whole around the HUMMER nameplate with the H2. A derivative of GM’s big a beefed-up Tahoe–the H2 wore a more angular set of panels hit the perfect tone for its niche Parts were raided all over the AM General and GM empire to it incredible off-road ruggedness, the suspension and powertrain were big GM truck/SUV bits.

The final version of the truck, went from concept to a new set of showrooms in record time, was a vehicle that could tow pounds. A 6.0-liter V-8 with 325 was mated to four-wheel drive and a automatic. Gas mileage was mostly off the record.

The idea proved for at least a short while. had the fortune–and misfortune–of launching prior to the Iraq War, and the of commercials up against live war gave the brand and the vehicle an opposition. Rising gas prices a bigger complication, as HUMMER the H2 through its early model

By 2005, the boom was off the rose: sales were falling, and GM plans for a pickup-bedded H2 SUT and a smaller H3. They arrived, but more as to GM’s looming financial The company was spiraling into distress–and couldn’t afford to a new range of cars and trucks for its brand footprint.

The H2 soldiered on through GM’s bankruptcy in 2009, but would end up a A deal to sell the HUMMER to Chinese investors fell GM shuttered the brand–along with and Pontiac–and sold its final at fire-sale prices.

Some saw it as a end.

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