Car and Driver reports VLF has officially been contracted to build the reborn H1s, called the Humvee C-Series, and will build around 100 units this year. Africa, Europe and the Middle East are also on the list of places the C-Series may invade, it just so happens the Chinese are crazy about the vehicle.
VLF is able to do this without stepping on General Motors’ toes because AM General, the H1’s contract manufacturer, continues to sell C-Series kits itself. It began selling them in 2013, three years after Hummer was axed from GM’s brand portfolio. Humvee Export then has VLF build the C-Series for export internationally.
The Humvee C-Series is available with a 6.5-liter diesel V8 engine with three power outputs — 190 hp and 385 lb-ft, 205 hp and 440 lb-ft or 250 hp and 440 lb-ft — or a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine producing 430 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque.