General Motors has officially confirmed that the first 2009 Hummer H3T sport utility truck will roll off the assembly line in Shreveport, La. in the third quarter of 2008.
Planned to be presented to the public at the next week Chicago Auto show, the truck will be available in the North American market, as well as in Europe and the Middle East.
Just like all other H3’s, the new H3T shares its components with the Chevrolet Colorado “compact” (for an American car, of course) pickup truck, yet is distinctly larger than its siblings.
Featuring a Crew Cab cabin design, which is roomy enough to sit a driver and four of his passengers (we don’t have official specs yet, but the second row of the cabin looks almost as spacious as that of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with enough legroom and a plenty of headspace for all three guys that will live there for a couple of hours) as well as a five-feet bed, the truck is reported to have a wheelbase of 3.41m, which is 8.6 cm larger than that of a ‘normal’ Hummer H3. The vehicle is 5343 mm long, 2161 mm wide and 1835 tall.
Equipped with a 3.7L 242 hp inline-five Vortec or 5.3-liter 300 hp V8 engine and a standard five-speed manual, the H3T can tow up to 2676 kg (5900 lb).
It will be available with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system.
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