HUMMER News

HUMMER H3, H3T Production To Restart By November?
HUMMER H3, H3T Production To Restart By November?

HUMMER's sale is all but complete--though there are some worrying details left to be handled with the Chinese government--and talk of production resuming in the Shreveport plant where the H3 and H3T are built is already starting to leak out from the company. Dealers will be glad to hear the news...Read More»

2009 Hummer H2
HUMMER Sale To China's Tengzhong Official

The saga of GM's sale of HUMMER has finally come to a close. With the sudden collapse of the Penske-Saturn deal last week, many feared a similar fate would befall HUMMER, but today's announcement of the sale agreement between GM and China's Tengzhong puts those fears to rest, at least for the...Read More»

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HUMMER's Potential New Owners Want Headquarters In Michigan

Interesting news from HUMMER today: spokesman Nick Richards says that the company's potential new owners in China plan to keep HUMMER's headquarters in the U.S. -- specifically, near Detroit. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corporation had also been considering sites in South Carolina...Read More»

Hummer H2 Ditched
HUMMERs And Handguns -- Now Under One Roof

Sadly, this hasn't been HUMMER's year. The brand was already known as the poster child for gas guzzlers; now it's being bought by a company in China (with final details expected this week), and sales on the lots have tanked. So what's a HUMMER dealer to do? Expand operations, of course. Branch out...Read More»

Hummer in Sage, Arkansas, after February 2008 tornado - Weather Channel photo by bsusi1031
Whatever You Did To Your Car, Mother Nature Did Worse

We have friends who are weather fans, or weather fiends. They reload storm maps obsessively, and converse in the language of descending fronts and scattered sprinkles. We are not those people. We just get rained on occasionally. But even we were drawn into the Weather Channel's website by its...Read More»

2009 Hummer H2
Rumor: HUMMER Deal Blocked By Chinese Government

Take this for what it's worth: Autocar is reporting that GM's sale of HUMMER to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery is a no-go. The news comes by way of China National Radio, which says that the deal will be 86ed "by the ruling Communist party, as it goes against the country’s attempts...Read More»

2009 Hummer H2
HUMMER Update: Chinese Derision, Cajun Au Revoirs and A Big Tennessee Howdy?

The drama at HUMMER rages on this week--if anyone still cares about the unloved brand that GM's sawing off its corporate family tree and adopting out to the Chinese. (What would Madonna say?) The details of today's moves start in Louisiana, home of the HUMMER H3--apparently, not for long. The local...Read More»

Tom Kennedy and his wife, Haideen Anderson, in Kennedy's Hippopotamobile
Link Love From The Car Connection: Leno Picks The Hits, Madoff Standoff Ends, And What Ho, Bring On The Dancing Girls

On the black list -- You know how when you go to the DMV, they have a list of naughty, no-no words for vanity plates? Well, Saudi Arabia has a similar list. At the top of it? "USA". Daaaaamn. [Autocar] Better than Walter Mercado-- Jay Leno is a multifaceted kind of guy--part entertainer, part...Read More»

Jack Colker Union 96 gas station in Beverly Hills, via oobject.com
Link Love From The Car Connection: Fabio FAILs, Gas Stations That Rule, And Going Big (Wheels) On Easter Sunday

  Full service style -- No matter how you feel about gasoline, the stations that provide it can be pretty rad, and luckily for us, someone has pulled together a handful of architectural homages to America's fave fossil fuel. Not on the list? Barbie's Beer Barn and Discount Unleaded. Clearly, the...Read More»

The Moon-1 Humvee
Mars Researchers Hope Humvee Will Get 35 Million Miles Per Tank

The public has not always been kind to the Mars Institute. Over the years, the organization has been criticized for being unreasonable, impractical, and unnaturally fixated on Star Trek (the William Shatner version, natch.) The public has not always been kind to Hummers, either.  Folks who drive...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
No Fear: GM's Trucks Will Survive

The big news from General Motors this year hasn't been its great new trucks and cars. It's been a constant drumbeat of dire news, down to the "substantial doubts" about its ability to stay out of bankruptcy. There's no need to fear, though. As long as there is a General Motors, there will be Chevy...Read More»

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GM Going Green And Very Lean

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once said, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Why bother planning then? Well, as Congress made abundantly clear during the Big 3 bailout talks last fall, you have to have some kind of plan in place before you can expect any help. (Unless, of course...Read More»

Car Fire
Microheat Cooked by GM Recall

Recently announcing that it would become ever tougher on underperforming suppliers, GM has not only banished Microheat as a supplier of heated windshield washer systems for its premium vehicles, but it has allegedly withheld payments since June and wants Microheat to pay between $ 20 and 25 million...Read More»

2009 HUMMER H3T
GM to Offload HUMMER, Parts Plant in France

GM plans to sell a parts plant in Strasbourg, France as well as offloading its HUMMER division, in new announcements that it plans to speed the pace of its $10 billion in cost cuts to stem losses totaling $69.8 billion since the end of 2004. These initiatives were announced by GM treasurer Walter...Read More»

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Last HUMMER Dealer in Vegas Shuttered

Towbin HUMMER is history--and in its death throes are a larger lesson on GM's HUMMER experiment. Towbin was one of HUMMER's largest retailers in the nation. It's the eighth HUMMER dealer closure in 2008, and eliminates any retail outlets for the brand in notoriously spendy and splashy Las...Read More»

Henderson and Wagoner
More Big Cuts: Can GM Hang On?

Barely a month after announcing massive cuts, notably on the truck side of the business, General Motors today revealed a new plan aimed at coping with the "dramatic" rise in fuel prices and the steady downturn in the American auto market. The numerous steps outlined by GM CEO Rick Wagoner at the...Read More»

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GM Announces Big Cuts in "Plan to Win"

Stay tuned all morning as we begin to deliver updates on the massive cuts General Motors is announcing. The automaker's CEO, Rick Wagoner, told employees early today that "Our plan is not a plan to survive. It is a plan to win." But can slashing costs, trimming thousands of jobs, and more get the...Read More»

Standard Taxi HUMMER
HUMMER Turning to the Taxi Cab?

With all the uncertainty surrounding GM's HUMMER division, manufacturing partner AM General is looking for business to fill its Mishawaka, Ind., plant. And that business could include producing taxi cabs, if a report from HUMMERGuy's Web site is correct. VPG Autos is in negotiations with AM General...Read More»

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What Cuts Will GM Announce Tomorrow?

The news is apparently going to be big - big enough that General Motors not only put out a series of media advisories, but made sure to call just everyone up and down the journalist food chain to ensure they know about CEO Rick Wagoner’s big announcement Tuesday morning. What’s in store? The...Read More»

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