Yesterday in Paris the defense exhibition Eurosatory on which the new off-road car has debuted has come to the end. The model has undergone changes not only in the exterior, the “stuffing” has also been revised. Now the military vehicle has become much more powerful.
Humvee has been manufactured since 1984 and is intended for the US Army. However, it is also delivered to private customers. For 34 years of the existence of this car, there were no special changes in the external performance. Now the engineers have tried to make the most of it. So, the updated version boasts more power and patency.
A new generation of Humvee (civilian brand Hummer, by the way, belongs to GM) has a 6.5-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 253 hp and 624 Nm of torque. Great progress, distinguishing the novelty from the previous version – 6-speed manual 6L85. Previously, the SUV had a 3- or 4-band automatic transmission.
But even more great achievement for the SUV was the improved suspension. In particular, two (instead of one before) the compressor, which acquired the central system of pumping the wheels. Thanks to them, the NXT 360 will be able to pass previously critical for the car obstacles.
In addition, the car got larger tires, under which the wheel arches widened. Including these updates, the armored SUV now weighs 7.1 tons, instead of the previous 5.5 tons. The exterior design has become more modern, but it is impossible to confuse it with any other car.
The press service recalled that among 230 thousand SUVs, 60% are in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, first of all Humvee NXT 360 will be shipped abroad. Also it can be purchased as a machine kit for finalizing previously produced cars.