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[NAIAS 2008] Hummer HX Concept

Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

In a world where gas consumption has become a big issue, it makes sense that the once gigantic Hummer has evolved into the HX concept revealed at the show this year. (Or a bit earlier depending on who you ask.) While significantly smaller than its predecessors, the Hummer HX still manages to maintain the unmistakable Hummer look, as well as its performance. Designed by 3 young, recent additions to the Hummer Design Studio, the HX includes features like easy to remove doors thanks to exposed pins in the hinges, and fender flares with quick release fasteners allowing them to be popped off for additional clearance around the wheels.

Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)

The inside of the HX concept also has some nifty improvements. For one thing, there’s no conventional radio. Instead you’ll find a dedicated jack for an iPhone or iPod, as well as a USB jack for connecting a flash drive full of MP3s. The gauge layout also uses reconfigurable LCDs that can change automatically depending on the activity. For example, while driving the center gauges will display a speedometer and tachometer, but will change to a wheel angle indicator when the transmission is in low gear. Even the HID headlamps up front include focus rings that will automatically adjust when the vehicle is turned on, just like the autofocus on an SLR camera.

You can find some more photos of the concept after the jump, including a shot of one of the HX’s first celebrity encounters.


Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)

Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)

Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)

Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)

Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)

Hummer HX Concept (Images property of OhGizmo!)

Rosie Perez with Hummer HX Designer (Image property of OhGizmo!)

Believe it or not actress Rosie Perez seemed to be a big fan of the concept. Here she is pictured with one of the HX’s young designers. It’s pretty bizarre what random celebrities you run into at the show.







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  • Sn0zz

    Looks like you haev an excellent view through the rearview mirror. :(

  • http://slamboard.com Martin

    You made a reference to fuel consumption in the first sentence, but you failed to mention the rating on this model. Did someone give you a hummer in exchange for this writing this car porn post?

  • Andrew Liszewski

    Martin, this is actually a concept vehicle, so there’s no official fuel consumption rating on it. And I know that many people still disagree with the Hummer and SUVs in general, but that being said, there are just as many people still buying them. And if people are buying them, the automotive manufacturers of the world are still going to make them. I wasn’t given a Mach 5 in exchange for my post on that either. Like you said, it’s just car pr0n.

  • http://www.hummerguy.net Hummer Guy

    Like Andrew said, it’s still a concept so there are no official numbers – but unofficial estimates have the vehicle anywhere from 25 to over 30 mpg. The key on this vehicle was weight reduction, especially in the interior – hence the helicopter style seats. We’ll find out when the H4…err..I mean “HX” comes to the market….I mean IF it comes to the market.