HUMMER News

Saab Sold To Chinese Investors, But Will Beijing Approve?
Saab Sold To Chinese Investors, But Will Beijing Approve?

The strange saga of Saab has taken another hairpin turn this morning: in a short post to its website, Saab says that Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman will now purchase 100% of the company. But the three parties still have a few hoops to jump through, including getting authority from Chinese...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
The Class Of 2009: A Lost Generation Of Cars

We’d like to believe the economy is getting better, even if it isn’t doing so at the pace we’d like to see. For automakers, 2008 was a bad year, but 2009 will go down as the year that auto sales fell off the cliff. It still isn't what analysts consider recovered: sales are...Read More»

Phil Berg, tornado chaser
Phil Berg, The Tornado Chaser Among Us

Car writers who don't use exclamation points as a crutch will do dumb stuff to get out of the office. If I said a certain HGM editor once rode the hood of an Oldsmobile through a wall of fire--twice--for a feature story, would you believe me him? Broken thumbs would have been the worst of that...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Survey: More Would Take A Free 2011 Chevy Volt Over A Free HUMMER

According to a new survey, if given the choice between a new 2011 Chevrolet Volt or a new HUMMER H3, 55 percent would choose the Volt. But you couldn't give Volt away to 45 percent. The survey results, from the market-research firm Synovate, suggest that more Americans are interested in the new...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Prius Is Dirtier To Build Than Corolla...But Greener Than A Hummer

Which is greener: a Toyota Prius or a Toyota Corolla? They're both roughly the same size, and when you think quick, it seems that the Prius would be the no-brainer choice for greenies. The Prius, after all, gets an EPA Combined 50 mpg, while the Corolla gets (an EPA Combined) 30 at best. But if you...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Escalade
GM Recalls 1.5 Million Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevys, GMC, HUMMERs, Saturns For Fire Hazard

General Motors has issued a recall for over 1.5 million  cars, trucks, and SUVs from across seven GM brands and four model years. According to notices from the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles in question feature a heated water fuel system (HWFS)...Read More»

2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
Man Versus Hummer (And A Brief History)

In 1985, AM General began production on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee. After the vehicle received considerable positive attention during the media’s coverage of the Gulf War, AM decided to launch a civilian version of the truck in 1992. The original Hummer, or...Read More»

2008 HUMMER H3 4WD 4-door SUV Alpha Front Exterior View
It's Really Over: Last HUMMER H3 Rolls Off Louisiana Line

It's really, finally over. Yesterday, the very last HUMMER H3 rolled off the production line in Shreveport, Louisiana, part of a special order for rental-car company Avis. After a lengthy and ultimately failed effort to sell the quintessential maker of sport-utility vehicles to a Chinese company...Read More»

2009 HUMMER H3 4WD 4-door SUV Alpha Front Exterior View
Recall Alert: HUMMER H3 Can Lose Its Louvers

General Motors may be shuttering its HUMMER brand, but the H3 model is still rattling in its cage -- literally. According to a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a problem has been detected with the clips that hold the H3's hood louver in place. Over time, those...Read More»

2008 HUMMER HX Concept - Jabonski
A Chevy Volt-Like H3--And H5--If HUMMER Lives

Raser Technologies remains interested in acquiring GM's HUMMER brand--and plans a new model range including extended-range electric HUMMER H3 models as well as a new compact H5 off-roader if it convinces the automaker to sell it the brand and associated factories and contracts for manufacturing. GM...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3
HUMMER Still Has American Bidder Interested

  General Motors (NYSE: GM) says it will proceed with the shutdown of the HUMMER brand, but TheCarConnection has confirmed that an American company has twice expressed interest in a HUMMER deal--both before and after a failed bid from a Chinese company. Raser Technologies (NYSE: RZ) is a...Read More»

Empty dealership
Already Discounted, HUMMER Models Go On Clearance

Attempts at selling HUMMER to a Chinese company have failed, so GM is officially shutting down the brand. That means putting all remaining 2,200 HUMMER models in national stock on sale, and winding down the franchises for 153 dealerships. To help clear the vehicles out, GM is offering up to $6,000...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3T
Big HUMMER H3T Rebates Spell The End for Brand

General Motors said yesterday it's planning on shuttering the HUMMER brand once and for all--and today it's offering up hefty rebates to move the remaining HUMMER trucks from its inventory. CNNMoney reports the GM brand has about 2200 vehicles left in stock, and says the automaker will put rebates...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Today In Brand Sales: Volvo Deal Hits A Snag, HUMMER Probably Dead

Friday usually brings out TCC's optimistic streak, but two news items from Detroit and China have put a cloud over this otherwise sunny day. First, Geely says that its negotiations to buy Volvo from Ford have hit a roadblock, and second, GM has apparently failed to make any progress selling HUMMER...Read More»

Zombie Driver
Zombie HUMMER H3, Saturn Outlook Rise From the Dead, Briefly

Sometimes the dead just won't stay dead. If you see some slightly ghoulish looking HUMMER H3s or Saturn Outlooks haunting your neighborhood, it's because each one has risen from the grave and re-entered production ... briefly. Though Saturn production ended last October, General Motors actually...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!

The death of HUMMER and the rise of hybrids, electric vehicles and everything in between--what's the future of the automobile and the car industry? If you're near a computer or satellite radio today, you'll find out more during Richard Bacon's BBC 5 Live today. Along with other guests, I'll be...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3T
Hummer - Another Brand Bites the Dust! But Is The Deal Really Over?

We've got some bad news for Hummer H3T fans. Things appear to be going from bad to worse for GM's sale of the Hummer brand, but all the drama has been followed by an interesting twist. Our flagship site The Car Connection recently reported on GM's announcement that its attempted sale of the Hummer...Read More»

Hummer Dealership
Depressed Sales Could Hurt Dealer Service Business For Years

The depressed auto sales trend that began back in 2008 is going to leave some lingering effects, affecting the service department business of new-car dealerships for many years. So predicts J.D Power and Associates—that dealer service traffic will decline by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, with...Read More»

2008 HUMMER H2
HUMMER, An Obituary: 1999-2010

HUMMER's dead. Short of a last-minute rescue by an unlikely, as yet unheralded white knight, the newest GM brand to the fold will be folded, like so much of its trucks' hard-edged sheetmetal. It's been about 12 years since the notion of buying the rights to AM General's Hummer products took hold at...Read More»

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