• New 6.2-litre, 393 ps V8 engine and new six-speed automatic transmission
  • New interior with comfortable, refined, premium appointments
  • Standard rear heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system
  • Standard electronic stability control and rollover mitigation technology
  • Towing capacity increased to 8,200 pounds (3,727 kg)

For 2008, the iconic HUMMER H2 features numerous changes that deliver a more luxurious, comfortable and refined interior, while retaining HUMMER’s legendary off-road abilities and ruggedness.  An all-new powertrain combines a 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine and six-speed automatic transmission to deliver much improved efficiency, while state-of-the-art safety features are now standard.

In the UK, three HUMMER H2 models are available priced from £48,995 (on-the-road) with a choice of five-door SUV, with seating for up to seven people or SUT (double-cab pick-up) body styles.

All 2008 H2 models are distinguished from previous models by larger openings in the iconic, seven-slot grille and the lower grille (to accommodate the increased cooling air-flow demands of more powerful V8 engine) and the lower bumpers are painted silver, instead of black.  Two new exterior metallic colours are available (Graystone and Solar Flare) expanding the customer choice to six colours, while the interior is available in Ebony or Sedona Red/Ebony with leather seat surfaces.

“The 2008 HUMMER H2 represents a major step in the evolution of this iconic vehicle,” comments Jonathan Nash, Managing Director HUMMER UK.  “From performance to comfort to safety and overall refinement, the new H2 line-up delivers even more of what customers have come to expect from HUMMER.  I’m sure that customers will be especially impressed with the new, more refined interior.”

All-new, luxury-appointed interior

While drivers will enjoy the 2008 H2’s improved performance on the road, they’ll appreciate the experience more - thanks to the all-new interior.  This features a completely redesigned dashboard, new seats – including an optional third-row seat for two passengers – new door trim panels, new controls, new rear-seat heating/air conditioning system, new rear-seat overhead DVD entertainment system and a new premium audio system.

“The new interior delivers a more refined, more precise, premium feel,” enthuses Nash.  “Everything from the flushness of the controls to the feel of the materials exudes craftsmanship, while the fine details, like the leather seat piping, create a consistent, up-market design style that is echoed across the entire HUMMER family.”

The new H2 seats present a more sculptured appearance and offer improved comfort.  The top anchorage of the front seat belts is now mounted on the B-pillar rather than on the seats and this change enabled engineers to adopt an uncompromising approach to achieving optimum seat comfort.

Complementing the new seats are new door trim panels and throughout the cabin soft-touch materials and new, more tactile controls enhance the feeling of craftsmanship demonstrated by a new interior.  Precision design ensures that the interior panel gaps are just one millimetre and an all-new instrument panel with a six-gauge instrument cluster features a more refined appearance.

The dashboard panel also features new vents that enhance heating or cooling comfort throughout the vehicle - particularly for the second-row and third-row seat occupants.  The new centre stack houses the climate controls and a new premium BOSE audio and surround sound system.

Additional comfort and convenience features that are standard or optional (depending on model) include a new rear-seat overhead DVD entertainment system, a Satellite Navigation system, a rear-view camera system and heated windshield washer fluid.  The 2008 H2 now comes with a remote starting system that enables the vehicle’s interior to be heated or cooled prior to driving.

HUMMER H2 | Part Two
5 April 2008 Staff

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