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Classic Hummer production resumed in China H1 (photo)

The new Dongfeng Mengshi Retrograde 500 is a licensed copy of the famous Hummer H1. The SUV received a high-torque 4.0-liter turbodiesel and four-wheel drive with a reduction gear.

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The Hummer H1 returns after a 16-year absence from the market. However, the legendary SUV will not be produced in the USA, but in China – there it is presented under the name Dongfeng Mengshi Retrograde 500. This is reported by the Autohome website.

Classic Hummer production resumed in China H1 (photo)

China resumed production of the classic Hummer H1 (photo)

The new Dongfeng Mengshi Retrograde 500 is an almost exact copy of the Hummer H1, and the copy is quite legal. The fact is that the Chinese concern acquired a license to produce the model back in the mid-2000s. Initially, it was collected only for the Chinese army, and now it is available to everyone at a price of 678,800 yuan ($95,500).

Production of the classic Hummer H1 resumed in China (photo)

Classic Hummer production resumed in China H1 (photo)

The Chinese Hummer H1 looks different from its American counterpart, except perhaps in the design of the front end with more modern optics. The car is available as an SUV or a pickup truck with two or four doors.

The interior of the Hummer H1 was also slightly modernized – the steering wheel, gearshift lever and part of the switches were replaced. In addition, a multimedia system with a touch screen appeared.

China resumed production of the classic Hummer H1 (photo)

Production of the classic Hummer H1 resumed in China (photo)

Chinese Hummer H1, specifications and details

The Dongfeng Mengshi Retrograde 500 is powered by a Cummins 4.0-liter V8 turbodiesel with 194 hp. With. and with a torque of 600 N∙m. It consumes 13.5 l/100 km, that is, two tanks with a total volume of 120 l are enough to drive about 900 km.

Production of the classic Hummer H1 resumed in China (photo)

Production of the classic Hummer H1 resumed in China (photo )

The Chinese SUV is available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. It has four-wheel drive with a reduction gear and differential locks, and even an impressive ground clearance of 380 mm. On tests, the Dongfeng Mengshi Retrograde 500 overcame 1.2-meter fords and climbed mountains to a height of 4500 m.