1996 Hummer Model Year Changes.
|1996 was the first year that a Hummer was offered from the factory with a Turbo Diesel engine. The Turbo engine is significantly more powerful than the non-turbo diesel or the gas engine and the extra power was a welcome addition. Although GM produced a Turbo version of the 6.5L Diesel well before 1996, it wasn't until they moved the turbo to the valley of the cylinders for use in their full sized vans that it was able to fit in the Hummer. 1996 was the only year that 3 engine options were available for the Hummer and the last year the gas engine was available. The addition of a 17 gallon auxiliary fuel tank behind the rear bumper was also a welcome improvement. Approximately 1,374 1996 Hummers were produced making it the second highest production year.|
Powertrain and Identification Information.
|Significant changes for 1996.
|Illustrated interior changes:|
|Valuable upgrades to look for in a '96.
|'96 Specifications, options & Prices:|
|Blue Metallic. New for '96. Only year for this color.||Red. (R7)|
|Burgundy Metallic. (P17) New for '96.||Tan. (T11)|
|Green Metallic. (G10)||White. (W8)|
|Silver Metallic. (S15)||Bright White. (W14)|
|Black. (B9)||'92-'96 Color Codes. <<<|
|Although most factory custom colors show up on emergency vehicles, custom colors were available on all Hummers for an additional $1,000 charge. Below is an example of a '96 with factory custom color. Yellow was not an official factory color until '97, the '96 pictured is the only Yellow '96 Wagon produced.|
|Body Styles Available in '96:|
|HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits "83"|
|HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon. VIN 6th & 7th Digits "84"|
|HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits "90"|
|XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab. VIN 6th & 7th Digits "89"|
|VLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits "82"|
|VLCO. 4-Passenger Half Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits "85"|
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. "X" Colors are "Experimental" or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
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