GM is in the midst of all sorts of turmoil at the moment. They are working on new cars that will, in all likelihood, replace numerous models in upcoming years, and they are undoubtedly feeling an economic pinch as stocks are down. GM has indeed started a new program of “employee discounts” for all consumers, the ploy that seemed to work quite well years ago has been revamped for 2008-2009. In the midst of this chaos comes the 2009 Hummer.
The starting price for the Hummer is expected to be a little over $31,000 which does not include a subsequent destination charge. Hummer’s official site says that the vehicle will be available in September. Hummer.com goes on to describe the new model by saying:
The H3T stands apart from other trucks with the one of the industry’s broadest array of accessories and of course with its signature HUMMER off-road capability. It is the only midsize truck to come standard with full-time four-wheel drive, 32-inch tires and functional skid shields. It also is the only midsize truck to offer front and rear locking differentials, as well as 33-inch tires. Making it truly like nothing else.
GM could use some “hits,” and though this new model is described as midsize, it still only gets 14mpg city and 18mpg highway. I don’t know how it is for people looking to buy a Hummer, but those numbers don’t really seem all that appealing to me. Perhaps I have heard to many stories from my friends in the military about how noisy and uncomfortable Hummers are, but at least they weren’t paying for the gas.