It's the civilian Humvee of our dreams.
With all this talk about GM's defunct "Hummer" brand, what with the coming GMC Hummer electric truck, plenty of folks have gotten to wondering: "What if things had been different? What if GM had never retired its rugged Hummer brand to begin with?"
Professional automotive designer Samir Sadikhov has one potential answer for us, in the form of a few renderings that imagine the original Hummer H1 as a modern truck. Seen here as a "2025" model with instantly recognizable H1 proportions and design fixtures, this reimagining of the classic Hummer looks good enough to thrash off-road.
Sadikhov's take on the H1 sports a rugged, durable-looking front bumper, round LED-ring headlamps, and broad, aggressive off-road tires on some slick-looking wheels. The concept is also kicking it old-school with a removable truck bed cap, and it features a unique four-panel sunroof. That, along with the big, angular bedside light assemblies and pointed rear doors, all contribute to some sci-fi-esque sensibilities not seen on the original H1.
Otherwise, though, it's pure, unfiltered civilian Humvee, from the distinctive seven-slot front grille to the broad, hulking stance. It's a heaping serving of nostalgia with just a dose of futurism.
Sadly, this 2025 Hummer H1 exists only as a digital rendering, and there's no indication that this is indeed the direction GM intends to go in with its pure-electric GMC Hummer. But that does allow us to imagine whatever powertrain we want for this theoretical Hummer. How about the 6.6L Duramax diesel V8 with a 10-speed Allison automatic and four-wheel drive with locking differentials?
Then again, electric motors are cool, too.
We're still dying to see the forthcoming GMC Hummer EV - a truck that was scheduled to be unveiled later this month, before the event was delayed indefinitely. These renderings from Samir Sadikhov will just have to tide us over for now.