GM is planning on making a Jeep knockoff. The Hummer H4 is slated to be built on the chassis of the Hummer H3 and will “rival the iconic Wrangler”.
“Hummer plans H4”:http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/business/13430436.htm
With each new Hummer model being more successful than the last, General Motors officials aren?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t likely to stop expanding the brand soon.
Plans are under way for the H4, which is expected to be a strong competitor for Jeep?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s off-road icon, the Wrangler. H4 plans call for a smaller hard-core off-roader. At present GM has not identified which GM chassis will be the donor or which engine will get the call, but the five-cylinder from the H3 is a likely candidate. Robert Lutz, the vice president in charge of products, is rumored to be a strong supporter of the new H4. Lutz is the former head of Jeep, so he should know how to compete against it.
Further down the road, there will likely be a softer side of Hummer for buyers who don?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t want to just climb a mountain but are more comfortable scaling a parking ramp at the mall.