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2006 Hummer H2

2006 HUMMER H2: NEW SPECIAL EDITION ADDS TO UNPARALLELED CAPABILITIES

2006 Hummer H2
With its rugged good looks and incredible off-road capabilities, the HÚMMER H2 and H2 SÚT have brought a whole new level of capability and flexibility to the marketplace.

For 2006, the H2 unveils a new special edition with a Pacific Blue exterior, body color fender molding, a unique rocker molding with an integrated assist step, 17-inch polished forged aluminum wheels, carbon fiber interior accents and a lower-profile roof-mounted lightbar. It also has a new rear-vision system with a rearview-mirror mounted camera that features a 2-by-2 inch screen that slides out when the vehicle is in reverse – a GM first. In addition, the special edition has a heated windshield wiper system with warm fluid that removes snow, ice and debris. Finally, the special edition offers a rear-seat DVD system with dual headrest-mounted viewing screens.

The H2 production model offers new outside rear view mirrors for the 2006 model year.

H2 at heart, HÚMMER in the soul

2006 Hummer H2Every H2 starts with a fully welded ladder-type frame that features a modular, three-piece design incorporating a number of hydroformed components. The result is outstanding strength, stiffness and dimensional accuracy. Ensuring on-road ride comfort and control, as well as off-road capability, is H2's standard independent front torsion bar and five-link coil spring rear suspension. The solid rear axle ensures durable sure-footedness, particularly in tight, off-road situations. A self-leveling rear air spring suspension system is available for severe off-road and towing requirements.

The H2 and H2 SÚT have short overhangs for radical approach and departure angles and exceptional ground clearance for minimal impact on trails. The 17-inch wheels, heavy-duty independent front suspension and five-link rear suspension provide superior handling, carrying and towing capability.

H2's power is derived from the standard Vortec 6000 6.0L V-8 that generates 316 horsepower (236 kw) at 5200 rpm and 360 lb.-ft. of torque (488 Nm) at 3600 rpm. The engine is mated to a heavy-duty Hydra-Matic 4L65-E four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) H2 also features a standard, powertrain-integrated Borg-Warner two-speed electrically controlled full-time 4WD system. It's capable of further reducing H2's gear ratios by 2.64:1 when necessary, for highly controlled obstacle climbing.

A Bosch four-channel anti-lock braking/traction control system (ABS/TCS) provides optimum control on slippery surfaces. In addition, the ABS can detect and adjust its braking capabilities to rough off-road surfaces like gravel and potholes. The TCS also includes the ability to gain traction through a single wheel, if necessary, and more wheel slip in the traction control mode for sand and desert racing conditions.

Styling matches uncompromising off-road ability

2006 Hummer H2
Daring and attention-getting is how the H2's exterior design is often described. The H2 and H2 SÚT are instantly recognizable as belonging to a highly exclusive brand at the top of its class in off-road performance. The look and feel conveys the sense of power, authority and complete control that buyers seek.
H2's square-shaped body and upright windshield and windows combine to create significant interior room. The vertical glass opens up a broader front and wider side view. In a nod to the functional aspect of design, exposed components, like hood lift handles, hood latches and fasteners, give H2's appearance an individually component-assembled quality. As they do on H1, exposed components and mechanical elements are truly functional and shout ruggedness.

Luxury meets ruggedness in H2's interior

2006 Hummer H2
H2's rugged exterior gives way to a luxurious interior. It begins with standard Medium Wheat leather seats with eight-way power adjustment for the front seat cushions and backs. Also standard is a memory feature for the driver's seat that allows two drivers to select and set their preferred positions. The leather seats include heated seat backs and cushions with three temperature settings for the front occupants. Heated cushions serve to keep second-row occupants comfortable. For maximum flexibility, the second-row seats can be individually folded. For maximum comfort, they feature a high-back design. With the SÚV, a single-passenger seat is available for the third row, giving the SÚV six-passenger capacity.

H2 SÚT

2006 Hummer H2
Like its brother, the H2 SÚV, the SÚT carries passengers and cargo with comfort and ease. With four passengers on board, the bulkhead at the rear of the SÚT's passenger compartment remains upright, still providing ample cargo-carrying capacity.
When cargo requires more space, a 4-foot by 6-foot (122-cm by 244-cm) pickup bed can be created by powering the rear window into the Midgate, then folding forward the Midgate and rear seat.

Practicality aside, there's a side to the H2 SÚT that's just plain fun. At the push of a single button, the driver can lower all four side windows and the rear window. Úsing a separate switch, the standard sunroof can also be opened, giving SÚT a truly open-air feeling, like driving a convertible.

Of course, the H2 SÚT is an H2 at heart, and the H2 is every bit the truck that first captured the market's fancy in 2002. It's also a HÚMMER first and foremost. That means it's capable of traveling through streams 20 inches (508 mm) deep, climbing 16-inch (406-mm) steps and rocks, paddling through deep sand and outdistancing competitors in high-speed desert runs.

Source - GM Media

Related Reading : Hummer H2 History

The Hummer H2 is only the second model sold by the Hummer marque, a division of General Motors. It shares its platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon. The front of the Hummer uses a modified GM 2500 Series utility frame. The mid-section is completely new, while the rear section is from a modified GM 1500-Series frame upgraded to accommodate the 8,600 pound gross vehicle weight. The....
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Related Reading : Hummer H2 History

All Hummer cars originate from a military vehicle the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). ‘HMMWV is quite a mouthful, so soldiers shortened the name to Humvees. When AM General began to produce similar cars for the civilian market, they dubbed them ‘Hummer. The Humvee was a 1.25-ton truck that was intended to replace the M151 and other light tactical vehicles. In addition....
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