The Hummer H3 lineup has been expanded to include a crew-cab pickup version of this rugged off-roader. The H3T is equipped with a 5-ft.-long cargo bed and a passenger compartment with four doors and five seating positions.
Slightly larger than most midsize SUTs in its class, but smaller than most full-size models, the H3T is offered with full-time four-wheel drive. The base engine is a 3.7-liter inline 5-cylinder engine producing 242 bhp, with a choice of a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The optional H3T Alpha package includes a 5.3-liter V-8, which is rated at 300 bhp. The Alpha comes with a 4-speed automatic.
The H3T rides on a 134.5-in. wheelbase, which is 11.7 in. longer than the standard H3's. Two suspensions are offered, the Z85 Heavy-Duty Handling and Trailering with 32-in. all-terrain tires or the Off-Road Adventure package with 33-in. tires, retuned shocks and locking front and rear differentials.
Even though the new truck is longer, it still retains Hummer's trademark off-road prowess with the ability to climb a 60-percent grade and traverse a 40-percent side slope. With the Off-Road Adventure package, the truck has 10.2 in. of ground clearance. The 2009 Hummer H3T is expected to go on sale this fall.