Hummer H2 Auto Shipping
The Hummer H2 is the second vehicle sold under the Hummer marquee of General Motors. It is a large truck, although it is lighter and slightly slimmer than the Hummer H1, while slightly longer and slightly taller, with room for six passengers. The rearmost part of the H2 SUV was modified to a pickup truck bed for the 2005 H2 Sport Utility Truck. The H2 is currently built under contract by AM General at a specially constructed plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. Although it does share GM's truck platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon, those vehicles differ in many ways and are constructed in three other General Motors plants. The H2's final frame assembly is made up of 3 different sections: the front uses a modified GM 2500-Series utility frame, the mid-section is all new and is completely boxed, and the rear section uses a modified GM 1500-Series frame which is upgraded for the 8,600 pound (3629 kg) gross vehicle weight. The release of the H2 was initially a noteworthy event, and thus sales were initially strong. But, it seems that after actually taking a look at the new Hummer, buyers realized that it came nowhere close to the craftsmanship of the original model. Sales fell to 28,898 for 2004 and 23,213 for 2005. Nevertheless, the H2 was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2003. This was probably in response to its high ground clearance, protective underbody plates and low gearing. All of these previously listed features allow the H2 to be capable of climbing over a 16-inch-high (0.4 m) vertical wall. Further, a massive truck frame and slightly wider-than-average track may offer stability against overturning compared to some of the more common light truck SUVs, although objective tests have not been performed by the government or other outside parties due to its specialized vehicle class.