Archive | June, 2005

Hummer H3: Marketing to the Masses

30. June 2005

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Hummer’s H3 opens the door to many people who before would not have been able to join the Hummer family. One of Hummer’s harder tasks is convincing this group that the H3 is approachable, and practical. An article in the NY Times describes how Hummer is marketing the H3 to the largest buying group in […]

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H2 Crashes into House

25. June 2005

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The H2 was traveling at 75mph just before it crashed into the house, and afterward there was ‘little visible damage’ to the H2. However, the occupants were trapped for a little while. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt. And it’s the H3 that has the Hotchkiss suspension, not the H2 — close, but no coincidence.

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Gas Guzzler Guilt

21. June 2005

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Tired of polluting? Do you have gas guzzler guilt? Well now you can turn a Hummer H2 into a zero-emissions truck for $160…Kind of. A Company called TerraPass takes the money and buys ‘credits’ from polluting companies, so they pollute less. Interesting idea, although I’m not sure if I’m completely sold…

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Hummers in India

17. June 2005

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GM may go forward with plans to build Cadillacs and Hummers in India. Right now the market is dominated by Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW, but experts say a ‘niche’ vehicle like the Hummer will do very well.

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H3 Tackles “Lake Sewell” in Dallas

13. June 2005

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Recently it rained heavily in the Dallas area, which created a mess for some motorists. We used the nasty weather as an opportunity to test out the H3’s water fording capability. The owner’s manual says you can take 16 inches of water at 20mph, and 24 inches at 5mph. We took the 10 inches we […]

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H2 limos all the rage

12. June 2005

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H2 limousines are quickly becoming the most popular SUV-sized-limos, beating out Cadillac and Lincoln. Some stretch over 30 feet long and can seat over 20 people. They tend to go over better with the under-30 crowd, which “responds best to trendy, high profile, and pomp.”

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GM builds 33 million dollar test center

10. June 2005

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One issue a lot of potential H3 buyers have is the availability of side-curtain air bags (or lack there of)…The good news is a new roll-over test center built by GM will help bring those technologies onto production lines sooner.

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Hummer cooler than Nintendo, Sony, and Abercrombie

10. June 2005

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Cooler among 13-17 year olds, that is. Considering most of that group can’t drive yet, and those who do probably don’t have access to mom and dad’s H2, that’s not bad.

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GM Chairman excited about H3

10. June 2005

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Just a few days after GM announced they’re cutting 25,000 jobs, GM’s Chairman said that he’s ‘excited’ and ‘very enthused’ about the new H3. With the goal of 20-30,000 units sold by the end of the year, its pretty obvious that the people of Shreveport don’t have much to worry about…

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H3 Wins Auto Interior Award

7. June 2005

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The Hummer H3 beat out competitors like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Nissan Pathfinder to grab “Interior of the Year” award for popular-priced trucks. Not bad for the very first year of production!

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Hummers at Macy*s???

7. June 2005

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Macy*s doesn’t seem like the most likely place to find hummer stuff, but thanks to GM, you can now get some new hummer products at your local department store. On the list is hummer deodorant, bodywash, and cologne. I can’t imagine this stuff ever taking off–but I have to admit, I’m curious as to what […]

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