GM’s Design division has just hired some fresh new faces and minds (David Rojas, Min Young Kang and Robert Jablonski) and we are thrilled that they were the lucky ones to be chosen. Their first job assignment was to “provide a vision for the future design of off-road vehicles.”
Under the supervision of HUMMER design studio director Carl Zipfel, each young designer was assigned to either the wheelbase, approach and departure angles or stance – three core HUMMER proportions – and otherwise given liberty to design away. Though all three came up with their own visions, the won you see above was chosen by the suits to be transformed into an actual concept to be shown at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show.
The M998, M998A1, M1038 and M1038A1 Humvee’s are cargo/troop carrier configurations of the HMMWV family. These used army vehicles are most commonly used to transport equipment, materials, or personnel. The cargo carrier configuration is capable of transporting a payload (including crew) of 2,500 pounds and the troop carrier is capable of transporting a two man crew and eight passengers.
Both use a troop seat kit for troop transport operations. The cargo/troop carrier can also be configured in a four man crew configuration. The vehicles can climb 60% slopes and traverse a side slope of up to 40% fully loaded. The vehicles can ford hard bottom water crossing up to 30 inches without a deep water fording kit and up to 60 inches with the kit.
Hummer is ready to pull out the red carpet and make yet another version for the consumers to love. The H2 SUV, which will be called the Victory Red Limited Edition, is so named because of its bright red paint job that extends to the fender and rocker moldings. There will be a limited-run package available for the H2 and the H2 SUT that will include a low profile, roof mounted light bar, chrome bits along the exterior, and 17 inch chrome wheels.