At the rear, the tailgate features exposed hinges (with integrated gas struts) and cantilevers to provide an unbroken load platform for the bed. The bed is more than 4 feet wide and has very small fender intrusions.

"The H3T supposes a new realm of rugged, yet premium choices for drivers who find larger vehicles don't fit their needs," says Lyon. "With the H3T, a whole new group of driving enthusiasts benefits from the relevance of Hummer's unflappable capability. There simply is nothing like it in the midsize truck market."

Purposeful Powertrain
The H3T is built on a modified GM midsize truck platform, including the coil-over front and rear suspensions. Fox remote-reservoir shocks are used for the ultimate in off-road dampening. An automatic transfer case locks the vehicle into four-wheel drive when needed.

The locking front and rear axles on the H3T are borrowed from full-size GM trucks. Braking is accomplished with four-wheel discs from Alcon. The 15-inch-diameter rotors are clamped down upon with Baer six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear; 19-inch wheels are mounted at all corners.

A 350-horsepower turbocharged version of GM's new Vortec 3500 inline five-cylinder engine powers the H3T, and it's backed by the heavy-duty Hydra-Matic 4L65-E electronically controlled four-speed transmission. The compact turbocharged five-cylinder engine makes 350 lb.-ft. of torque, which helps the H3T tackle steep terrain with ease.

Although currently a concept vehicle, the H3T was built with production-type components, including chassis and suspension components that were leveraged from existing GM truck architectures.

"Everything about the H3T says Hummer," says Dean. "The package may be a little smaller, but the personality, functionality and, most importantly, the off-road superiority is all there."