These are the first images and information that are officially released from General Motors on the 2008 Hummer H2 and 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha. These put to rest many of the rumors surrounding the V8 in a Hummer H3 and the interior changes in the 2008 Hummer H2. Lets start with the H2 Changes:
The 2008 Hummer H2 gets a larger 6.2 liter V8 with a six speed transmission – the horsepower increase hasn’t been announced, but should be significant. The full third row seat is also new – Hummer has never offered more than a single seat in the rear area. The interior dash area has been updated to a more luxurious and clean looking control panel. It also appears that the front bumper has been changed to an aluminum colored finish. The leather choice has also been updated in 2008. These are some terrific advances to a vehicle that has not had a major update in 5 model years!
The 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha will have a 5.3 Liter V8 engine. The new engine should boost the HP to 295. That is by far the largest component of the update, but some drivetrain systems have been updated to support the increase in power. Similar to the H2 photos, there was a brushed aluminum looking front bumper that will replace the current black bumper. We didn’t see many interior updates besides the Alpha badge on the steering wheel.
This is great news from Hummer and will finally put some rumors to rest regarding the upcoming changes for the 2008 Hummer H2 and Hummer H3 Alpha!