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Friday, April 25, 2008

Hummer H3: Saudi Auto’s Editor’s Choice

The Hummer H3 and the Toyota FJ Cruiser were test-driven at a course built for four-wheel drive vehicles at the Bahrain International Circuit. These two vehicles were in a head-to-head match-up for the coveted Saudi Auto’s Editor’s Choice Award, an award given by the premiere automotive magazine in the region. In what can only be called a one-sided competition, the Hummer H3 edged out the Toyota FJ Cruiser and went on to win the award.

Bakur Azher, publisher and editor-in-chief of the said magazine said in an interview:

We felt that the Hummer H3 was particularly deserving of the Saudi Auto Editor's Choice award for a number of reasons. It possesses a greater ability to cross rough terrain than its competitor, helped by its higher ground clearance and better approach and departure angles; it looks great, inside and outside; and it offers much equipment that is not available in its competitor.

Surprisingly, fuel-efficiency was one of the determining factors why the H3 bagged the award. During recent testing, the Hummer H3’s official fuel economy rating ranged from 15-16 mpg. That is already quite impressive for such a bulky and heavy vehicle. And there are rumors that GM is planning on redesigning the Hummer line-up further in order to take into consideration the rising cost of fuel. If that goes well, then we might see hundreds more of this superb vehicles on the street.