The Hummer HX Concept is an expression in design that provides a vision for the future of off-road vehicle design - the product of which, the HX, is a fun, nimble and innovative HUMMER Concept set to debut at Detroit in January.

Designed by three of GM's newest designers, the Hummer HX Concept is an expression in design that reflects the new blood now onboard. The brief of the new team's first assignment was to provide a vision for the future of off-road vehicle design - the product of which, the HX, is a fun, nimble and innovative HUMMER Concept set to debut at Detroit in January.

Under the guidance of HUMMER's design studio director, the trio were given free reign on all but three key elements that define HUMMER proportions - wheelbase, approach and departure angles, and stance. Each was assigned to a graduate designer, with prime focus being to produce a design as iconic as it was fresh as well as a model able to meet consumer expectations of HUMMER off-road capability.

But while drawing on HUMMER's brand heritage, the designers - David Rojas, Min Young Kang and Robert Jablonski - agreed the new vehicle should evolve in a new way to be "contemporary, compact and definitely open air. It came out great," said Jablonski. "We drew inspiration from one another," said Kang, with Rojas adding: "You can see the inspiration from each of our designs in the final concept vehicle".

The HX is in final concept form a HUMMER, fitted with E-85 FlexFuel, that offers open-air driving with off-road spirit. Removable roof panels above the front seats and a removable rear roof assembly allow a modular design changing closed SUV to open SUT.

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