posted 9 years ago

Hummer H3 launches in UK

The cheap, ecological Hummer!

Hummer has launched the H3 to the UK market. Compared with the existing H1 and H2, this is the cheap, economical, low-CO2 Hummer, but compared with most other things it's still a pretty formidable beast.

Built in South Africa, it uses a 244bhp 3.7-litre petrol engine, though biofuel and turbo diesel versions will be added to the range within the next three years. The choice of transmissions is between a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic, and in each case there's a full-time four-wheel drive system with low-ratio mode.

There are three trim levels, called SE, Adventure and Luxury, and they cost £26,495, £30,495 and £31,495 respectively if you choose the manual gearbox. Automatics cost an extra £1500.

The H3 is on sale at Hummer outlets in Birmingham, London and Manchester, and will become more widely available in the next few months.