An anonymous source in General Motors has confirmed the group’s plans to finally create a competitor to the legendary Jeep Wrangler off-roader: as simple as truth and as rugged as a tank. It looks like oversized and overweight SUVs rolling on tarmac on their 22-inch ultra-low profile rubber are not sexy any more.
It is reported that the planned vehicle will possibly join the mighty Hummer family that still rests on the recently killed H1 model’s laurels and, hence, will receive the Hummer H4 badge.
Although it’s not yet known, which platform will be chosen to base the H4 on, the AutoWeek speculates that the Hummer H4 will be a rugged two-seater similar in design to the magazine’s Photoshopped ‘Hummer Buggy’ concept (pictured above).
So, it well may be a shortened version of GM’s small pickup platform, which underpins the new Hummer H3, the magazine suggests.
The small SUV is expected to be presented to the public in a year or so and will hit the street by 2008 or 2009.
Hummer H4 rendered picture: AutoWeek
See also: GM kills Hummer H1