China has recently proven to be a keen market for civilian spec. Hummers.
A company called Humvee Export has recently showed off its Humvee C-Series.
Not a new design of course, as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) has been used by the American military for decades, and versions made their way into the hands of civilians through multiple means, including via General Motors as the Hummer H1. Gm ceased production of the M1 in 2006, and binned the “Hummer brand in 2010. Now, Humvee Export is building the C-Series in the US, with help from VLF Automotive, to sell in China.
So far, VLF has launched the Destino, using the Fisker Karma body with a supercharged LS9 V8 engine from GM, as well as the Force 1, which is essentially a Viper-based, V10-powered supercar. Humvee Export President John Costin said that his company has contracted VLF to build its new C-Series in St. Clair, Michigan.
Among Humvee Export’s founders is Paul Chedid, who was once the distributor for the Hummer H1 in France.
AM General, which builds the HMMWV for US and other militaries, sells C-Series kits (customers need to supply their own powertrain). VLF buys kits and finishes the build, and Humvee Export works with importers around the world to sell finished versions of the C-Series, complete with powertrain, with China being the latest market.
So if you always fancied a Hummer and of course got the cash, you can have one built and shipped right to your door!