New Concept Humvee C-Series
The Humvee C-Series (do not call it a Hummer, General Motors still has this brand) is a bare-bones truck, stripped primarily designed to appease off-road enthusiasts. The C-Series will only be offered as a four-door, soft-roofed vehicle, and only with canvas doors. Although some interior panels – including the dashboard and center console – resemble the Hummer H1 Alpha, the inside of the C-Series is much more spartan than its luxurious predecessor.
The basic C-Series kit starts at $ 59,995 and basically includes everything you need to build a functional Humvee / Hummer, including frame, painted body (choice of khaki, dark military green or sand) tanks fuel, seats, front and rear differential Torsen, and the top. The only thing not included is the powertrain: the owners will have to find their own engine and transmission. The owners will also have to build the vehicle, although AM General notes that a number of "complex sub-assemblies" are pre-assembled at its Mishawaka plant in Indiana.
"All the bases of the kit are provided," notes William Thompson, director of the C-Series program, in a prepared version. We provided the basic components and allowed the kit builder to purchase their powertrain, wheels, tires and even the audio system of their choice.
Buyers will also be able to add a number of features to their kit directly from AM General. The Humvee Central Tire Inflation System (CTIs) adds $ 1611, while the addition of CTIS with CTIS wheels adds $ 5584 to the price tag. If you want CTIS to come with 17 inch Beadlock Hutchinson wheels and BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, add $ 6964 to your budget. A 12,000-pound Warri winch works with $ 2,249, underbody transmission protection adds $ 985, while the aluminum side panel protections are priced at $ 701. A gear motor – required if your engine is over 220 hp – costs $ 3588. Windscreen wipers cost $ 946 and the Eaton ELocker front and rear differential upgrades result in an additional $ 2452.
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