Rumors about the revival of the famous SUV are present for some time and latest reports suggest that GM prepares a concept version for this year. The 2018 Hummer H3 Concept will be some kind of a preview for the rumored fourth generation of this military-like SUV.
The original model was a true derivate of the AM General military vehicle. The first commercial model came way back in 1992, while the production finally ended in 2010. During these 18 years, we have seen three versions of the popular model. After almost eight years of break, the fourth-generation is about to come in the near future. So far, there is no official confirmation. So, we must rely on rumors and some of our own predictions. It is rumored that the concept version is about to come this year at some of the major car shows.
2018 Hummer H3 Concept design
Although all this is still too far from an official confirmation, it doesn’t mean that we can’t make some predictions. At the moment, we must rely on rumors and our prediction. One thing is certain, the 2018 Hummer H3 Concept will continue in the famous military manner. We are pretty sure that the company will not change those base characteristics, at least when it comes to the overall shape. We are about to see a familiar boxy SUV, which will get various styling novelties.
On the other side, we could see many mechanical improvements. This is a mid-size SUV and it was in a close relationship with models like GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado. Since the company prepares new generations of these trucks, the new 2018 Hummer H3 Concept could come soon after. This will include various improvements in terms of weight savings, drive quality and many other aspects.
2018 Hummer H3 Concept platform
We are pretty certain that the new 2018 Hummer H3 Concept will continue its relationship with GM famous trucks. The company will soon present a completely new platform for these vehicles. According to some reports, the new architecture will utilize much more lightweight parts. Expect a massive use of materials like aluminum and HSS. Also, we expect that the new platform will bring a significant improvement in terms of comfort. We should see much more useful space as well as more sophisticated overall layout. Also, the new platform should bring a completely new chassis, with sportier and more capable suspension, brakes etc.
2018 Hummer H3 Concept powertrain
When it comes to powertrain, it is hard to make some more precise predictions at the moment. If we look at the Colorado’s current engine lineup, for example, there are many options in the offer. A new version of the company’s famous 3.6-liter V6 engine is good for about 310 horsepower and this unit can easily find its place under 2018 Hummer H3 Concept’s hood.
Earlier versions of this SUV have also featured V8 engines. So, we should take this possibility as well. If this happen, the company will certainly go for a small-block version. It is a 5.3-liter engine, which delivers around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Of course, we should take in considering some other engines as well. However, it seems pointless to make some further predictions at the moment.
2018 Hummer H3 Concept release date
The 2018 Hummer H3 Concept is nothing more than a rumor at the moment. However, you can find many reports on the network that suggest a concept version already for this year. So, do not be surprised to see this concept at some of the major car shows during this year.