Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hummer challenges Jeep Wrangler directly - yeah right

Apparently Hummer is trying to moving in on Jeep Wrangler's territory with the release of its smaller, more off-road focused Hummer HX.
Here what autoweek says about the new Hummer HX:

General Motors will take the wraps off the Hummer HX concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Smaller than the H3, the two-door open-air HX is aimed squarely at the Jeep Wrangler.

The HX's 103-inch wheelbase puts it in between the Wrangler and the Wrangler Unlimited.

Hard to believe the HX has a fighting chance at displacing the Jeep Wrangler. While the Hummer is clearly a favorite urban assault vehicle it seems highly unlikely to match Jeep on the off-road capabilities. Also, based on the photos circulating the web, just on styling alone, the Hummer has a long way to come.

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