General Motors’ right-hand drive Hummer H3 is now available to order in the UK, priced at £26,495 on-the-road.
It’s smaller than the H1 and H2 models, which are famous in the US. To mark its arrival on British soil, Hummer delivered the first right-hand drive vehicle to a London toyshop in its own heavy duty toy box, which took three weeks to make.
The H3 has permanent four-wheel drive, a two-ratio transfer gearbox, traction control and StabiliTrack stability enhancement system as standard.
At launch, three trim levels are available – the SE, Adventure and Luxury. All come with air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking, a six-speaker stereo system, cruise control and an electro chromatic rear-view mirror with eight-point compass and temperature display.
Adventure models add heated power-adjustable seats, a leather interior, an off-road suspension package, full-locking central rear differential, a chrome appearance package and a seven-speaker stereo system.
The Luxury model adds eight-way power adjustable heated seats, 16x7.5in chrome wheels, chrome side steps, hood louvre and roof bars.
Initially, all H3s will be offered with Hummer’s five-cylinder inline 3.7-litre VORTEC petrol engine. Two transmissions are on offer – a five speed manual or a four-speed GM Hydra-Matic auto. GM said biofuel and diesel H3s will follow within three years. Unsurprisingly, the H3 emits 327g/km of carbon dioxide and according to Hummer, will do 20.4mpg.