Last year, GM announced that they would be bringing back the Hummer, but while the announcement produced plenty of excitement, GM hasn’t provided any images of what the next generation of the behemoth SUV will look like. That’s where Samir Sadikhov, an automotive designer that has gotten a lot of attention as of late for his designs on such vehicles as the Ferrari Xezri, the Resvani Tank and Beast, a reimagined Tesla Cybertruck, and an Aston Martin DBC, has come through with a concept of what the new Hummer could be.
Sadikhov’s design takes the Hummer back to its military heritage as a personnel transport—meaning, it’s huge. The new design utilises the familiar boxy silhouette with a wide body and a low stance. The seven-slot grille is there as well, proudly showing that this concept is indeed the Humvee it claims to be. That’s not to say that Sadikhov hasn’t explored some new options, though. For his concept, Sadikhov imagines armour plating that can withstand shrapnel, bullets, missiles, or even shells. Along with room for passengers, there’s also plenty of trunk room that is covered by a removable hardtop. There’s plenty of room here for all your camping equipment, water, generators, fuel, and more. The rigid and wide room provides even more space for gear thanks to its built-in rail supports. Big, knobby wheels with plenty of ground clearance suggest that this rig can take on any terrain, and the bulky, beefy suspension and chassis can back up that claim.
“The Hummer H1 was an iconic car for many reasons in the world,” says Sadikhov. “Despite its difficult history, I found it always as a striking dramatic car. I wanted to design its modern version with more constructional way, clean product treatment with Boolean shapes.” For this concept, Sadikhov imagined the four-door Hummer as a vehicle that can fulfil your automotive wanderlust yet still offer utilitarian elegance. Job well done.