Needing something and wanting something are two different things (although they can often be compatible) concepts that many of the immature responders to the original subject question don't seem to fathom. Although I am still not entirely sure if Dan2002 is asking about the H2
, I will assume he is, and address my remarks in that reference, remembering best I can from when we were envolved with AMGen product definition/requirements.
Styling is a personal matter; if you don't like it fine, if you do, that's fine, too (I personally haven't seen a Rolls Royce of recent years that I like; so what?).
Styling out of the way, the H2
is a very capable vehicle, more so than any other "affordable" SUV
available and offers luxury ammenities to boot. It is based on a stretched, reinforced Tahoe platform, (used w/ the dimensionally-altered hydroformed full frame rail system on all the full-size GMT product offerings, from the pickups to the Escalade). This construction, along with additional skid plates, welded protective cages and nerf bars from front to rear under the vehicle make it pretty bullet-proof, and with optional airbags, you can crank up the ride height and negotiate some pretty serious stuff with the resultant approach/departure angles of about 41.5 degrees and monster breakover angle of +25.5 degrees. I won't bore you w/ all the powertrain specs, but suffice it to say that with selection of the 33:1 crawl ratio and a derivative of the world's best pushrod V8
you can climb a 60% grade.
Now, do you NEED all that? Again, who cares. If so, it's available. If you just WANT all that, again, it's available. Folks who spend time dicatating and preaching their thoughts on what's right vs. wrong or good vs. bad should JUST SHUT UP