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Revealed at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show the HUMMER HX
concept is an entry-level HUMMER designed to appeal to
the younger buyer.
The HUMMER HX is considerably smaller than previous offerings
from the brand associated with oversized 4x4's patrolling
suburban neighborhoods, and is aimed at other 'lifestyle
4x4's' like the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler.
HUMMER's bold styling cues all appear on the HX concept
including the domineering chrome grille, squared off wheel
arches, upright windscreen and removable slanted rear
"The HX is HUMMER's vision an agile, trail-ready,
open-air vehicle that fits the lifestyles of everyone
who needs or wants to drive off road," said Martin
Walsh, HUMMER general manager. "Of course, it carries
exceptional off-road capability and the distinctive styling
for which all HUMMERs are known."
For an open air driving experience the HUMMER HX is able
to shed its doors and roof to allow the elements in. The
HX also was designed with several roof assemblies, allowing
the vehicle to be configured as an SUT (with the roof
assembly removed), a slant-back or a traditional, wagon-like
design that offers a bit more cargo space.
The design of the HUMMER HX was driven by input from three
young designers who were new to GM and the HUMMER design
studio. As part of their "initiation," they
were charged with developing concept drawings for a smaller,
youthful HUMMER and the HX is a direct result of their
creativity. The HX concept is based on one of the designers'
original illustrations, but incorporates the best ideas
and elements from the other designs.
The interior design of the HUMMER HX drew inspiration
from aircraft interiors. "Aeronautical parts are
designed to be both lightweight and strong, and that is
the feeling exuded by the HX's cabin," said Stuart
Norris, interior design manager. Furthering the aeronautical
influence is the instrument panel, which uses an exposed,
extruded aluminum cross-vehicle beam as its foundation.
On the beam, the instrument cluster and other vital controls
are mounted; and it also features a unique, removal top
cover that provides significant storage capability.
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