VLF Automotive has re-launched the H1, the leviathan they need to describe as the Humvee C-Series due to GM still owning the Hummer brand regardless of eliminating it in 2010.
According to a report, the company run by Bob Lutz, Gilbert Villarreal and Henrik Fisker coordinated with Humvee Export, a five-person partnership of Humvee enthusiasts and entrepreneurs based in Michigan to profit from a niche market in China. After AM General continued to offer C-Series trucks without powertrains, Humvee Export was formed to finish the tasks and deliver those brand new 5mpg off-roaders to fun-loving nations all over the world, except for America.
The C-Series doesn’t fall under the recently passed Low Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act in the USA simply because it didn’t head out of production. That indicates VLF would have to accredit it again, and that’s just not an option when it comes to a 25-year-old antique such as the H1.
Even now that VLF will take control of the production, the Asia-bound H1s will be available in three trim levels-Bravo, Charlie, and Delta-include differing levels of high-end, as well as 4 engine options. Old school customers can have the ancient 6.5 diesel in three tunes, while those who really don’t care about fuel economy can go with an LS3 V8 packaging 430 horsepower and 424 lb-ft of torque. Simply best for a congested megacity.