Archive | February, 2008

Four Wheeler’s Project HUMMER: Part 4

28. February 2008

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Four Wheeler’s Project HUMMER: Part 4

Nice! The gang at FourWheeler.com has gotten their project HUMMER H3 back from the paint shop, and the gloss is gone. This isn’t the first flat paint job I’ve seen on a HUMMER, but it is the first flat red. At the dealership level, it looks awesome, but it’s difficult to justify the price of […]

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Moroccan HUMMER Adventure 2008

27. February 2008

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Moroccan HUMMER Adventure 2008

If you happen to live on the western coast of Africa, have a HUMMER, and an extra $8,000 USD (according to Google’s currency converter, anyway) – we’ve found the event for you. The Moroccan HUMMER adventure is an off-road event in May that winds through 2500 kilometers of African desert, and will test even the […]

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HUMMER H3 Still a Safe Bet

26. February 2008

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HUMMER H3 Still a Safe Bet

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the results of their SUV crash tests earlier today, and although HUMMER is known for their tough construction and strong safety record, the IIHS gave the HUMMER H3 a less than favorable crash rating. The HUMMER H3 was among the majority of SUV’s that did not pass […]

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HUMMER H3T Pickup Off Road Footage Part 1

24. February 2008

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Before any HUMMER goes into production, it has to undergo off-road testing. Last year, still in ‘disguise,’ the HUMMER H3T went through testing at Swamp Lake Trail. Here’s what Trails.com says about Swamp Lake: “Contrary to what its name implies, Swamp Lake Trail is a high-elevation mountain route climbing to 9,600 feet at one point. […]

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Mexico HUMMER Happening Off Road Video

23. February 2008

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HUMMER Happenings are dealership sponsored events that get owners out into where HUMMERs really shine: off-road. One of the most recent happenings took place in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and the crew at GMnext got some great video of it. Enjoy!

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HUMMER driver arrested after applying for welfare

22. February 2008

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I’ve never been to the welfare office, but I’m guessing if I showed up in an H2 and tried to get some cash from Uncle Sam, I may get some suspicious looks. William Anderson of Knoxville, TN didn’t think twice about such behavior – but one suspicious onlooker called the police. As it turns out, […]

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GM Speaks out on HUMMER’s Image Problem

21. February 2008

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GM Speaks out on HUMMER’s Image Problem

“No one criticizes a bulldozer for its gas mileage. That’s because it’s built to do a job,” says Mark LaNeve, GM’s VP of sales, service, and marketing in North America in a recent USA Today article. HUMMER is currently running a marketing campaign to help showcase that sentiment, with the tagline: Purpose Built. The commercials […]

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HUMMER HX designer does Q&A

21. February 2008

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HUMMER HX designer does Q&A

In a new Wired magazine article, lead HUMMER HX designer David Rojas talks about his work on the new concept vehicle. Rojas, who was fresh out of design school, was tasked with creating the HUMMER of the future – and his inspiration for the HX came from some interesting places; jets, Humvees – even alligators!

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Next HUMMER model to be named Moab?

20. February 2008

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Next HUMMER model to be named Moab?

When it comes to naming cars, “everyone has an opinion,” says Mark LaNeve, GM North America’s VP of sales, service and marketing. It’s his team that is in charge of proposing names for GM’s vehicles – a job that comes with its fair share of second guessing. “When we propose a name…we have to research […]

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HUMMER Designer Chat Log

19. February 2008

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Last Thursday, lead HUMMER designer Carl Zipfel took an hour out of his day for a chat on GMnext.com. We took him up on the opportunity – check out some of the highlights below:

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HUMMER H4 Unconfirmed Details

14. February 2008

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Our friends at TopSpeed.com have released some sketches and info they’re claiming are details surrounding the predicted release of the HUMMER H4. TopSpeed reports the H4 will be available in 2 door or 4 door configurations, and offer a 3.7L or 4.2L engine. We think their claim that the HUMMER H4 will be released in […]

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