Hummer H3 (2005–2010)

Model History

July 2007

South African built RHD Hummer H3 sold in UK by Bauer Millet from Summer 2007. UK launch London Motor Show July 2007. The latest addition to the growing HUMMER range, the HUMMER H3, delivers authentic HUMMER style and off-road capability in a more accessible, midsize package. Compared with the H2, the left-hand drive H3 is 429 mm shorter, 152 mm lower and 165 mm narrower.

Powered by the Vortec 3500 engine with dual overhead cams and variable valve timing, this 3.5 litre in-line five-cylinder unit produces 220 horsepower (162 kw) at 5600 rpm and 305 Nm of torque at 2800 rpm.

H3 is the first HUMMER to offer the choice of transmission – either a standard, smooth-shifting five-speed manual transmission or a Hydra-Matic 4L60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.

At the heart of the H3 is the electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system. The system is augmented with features such as traction control, underbody shielding, an optional rear locking differential and StabiliTrak stability control with the automatic transmission.

The H3’s manoeuvrable size results in a 11.3 m turning circle. The 231 mm ground clearance and maximum break-over angle of 25 degrees both make it possible to clear large obstacles in off-road driving. Serious off-road performance is also aided by the maximum approach angle of 40 degrees and maximum departure angle of 37 degrees.

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2006, the HUMMER H3 will be assembled at a second location, the General Motors plant in Struandale, South Africa. The additional volume is scheduled for markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. A right-hand drive version of the H3 will be added to the South African production in early 2007, to be followed by an optional diesel engine later. General Motors South Africa will be the only manufacturing site outside of the United States to assemble the HUMMER H3. Production of the H3 began in spring 2005 at GM’s Shreveport, Louisiana, plant in the United States."

While all previous HUMMER H3s have been assembled in GM's North American facility in Shreveport, Louisiana, the new international H3, intended for all markets outside of North America, is being assembled at the Struandale Assembly Facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The $100 million investment in the plant has been described as one of the most important milestones in the history of GM in South Africa. A right-hand drive version will be available summer 2007.

4,782 mm long. Powered by General Motors’s Vortec 3.7-litre, inline five-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts and variable valve timing. Specifically designed for this type of vehicle, it delivers 244 hp (180 kW) at 5600 rpm and 328 Nm of torque at 4600 rpm.

In addition to the Hydra-Matic 4L60 electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission, a smooth-shifting five-speed manual transmission is available. The electronically controlled four-wheel drive system is augmented with traction control, an optional locking rear differential and StabiliTrak stability control, which is offered as standard. The H3 can ford 407 mm deep water at 20 mph or 610 mm deep streams at a 5 mph pace, and climb 407 mm vertical steps or rocks. The “wheel at each corner” design gives a maximum approach angle of 37.5 degrees and maximum departure angle of 34.6 degrees. These approach and departure angles permit the H3 to drive into a hole and back out again, without getting hung up at the front or the rear. 216 mm ground clearance and maximum breakover angle of 23.5 degrees make it possible to clear large obstacles in off-road driving.

October 2007

Hummer H3 officially launched. At launch, three trim levels 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.

HUMMER Luxury model comes with leather appointed interior, eight-way power adjustable heated seats, 16x7.5in 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 were 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 – a five speed manual or a four-speed GM Hydra-Matic auto. Biofuel and Diesel H3s originally scheduled follow within three years.

Prices start from £26,495
Consumption (mpg) manual 20.4 / automatic 19.5 (combined)
CO2 emissions (g/km) manual 327 / automatic 346

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