VLF to Sell Hummer H1 as Humvee C-Series
Based on the rugged military vehicle Humvee, the civilian version of it, the Hummer H1 has been a truly rugged car! The Hummer brand might have been generalised more by the Hummer H2 and the smaller version of it, the Hummer H3; but the H1 has retained a status because of its ruggedness and durability.
However, Hummer brand was shut down by the owner General Motors during their last financial crisis. But it seems that a reincarnation of the rugged beauty is in the play.
An American carmaker, VLF Automotive, also known for their Roadster, has unveiled the new Humvee C-Series. The Humvee C-Series is the resurrected version and has been named so since the Hummer brand is still a property of General Motors. Even though the brand called it off in 2010, the name still remains inaccessible!
Revealed first in China, the Humvee will be on sale in the country first. The truck will find its way on the roads around the world, except for one nation, United States. The reason for this being the inability to get the required certification. Under the new Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act, the Humvee will fail to be certified since the H1 is a 25-year-old design.
There will be three variants for the Humvees making way for Asia, namely: Delta, Charlie and Bravo. The differences between the types are the engine and luxury chosen. There are four engine options to appease the customer. LS3 V8 petrol version offers 430 Horsepower and 574 Nm of torque; while the 6.5-liter Diesel engine offers three tune states.