Archive | July, 2008

Shopping of HUMMER Brand Continues, GMAC Takes $2.5 Billion Hit

31. July 2008

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Reuters is confirming earlier reports that Indian car-maker Mahindra and Mahindra is in talks with GM regarding a purchase of the HUMMER brand. One of their sources says that Mahindra doesn’t have an overwhelming desire to purchase the brand, but early discussions are continuing. Automakers in Russia and China are also said to be potential […]

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New HUMMER HX, H3T Sightings on Transformers Movie Set

29. July 2008

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New HUMMER HX, H3T Sightings on Transformers Movie Set

Some new images have emerged from the San Pedro, California movie set where the next Transformers movie is being filmed. The picture shows the HUMMER HX concept lined up behind an H3T – both sporting ‘flat’ color paint jobs. Much clearer than the original shots! Source: Transformers Blog, Via Jalopnik

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General Motors Cuts HUMMER Production at H2, H3 Plants

28. July 2008

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Earlier today, General Motors announced further details of their aggressive ‘realignment’ to current market conditions, this time in the form of manufacturing cuts. A total of 117,000 trucks and SUVs once scheduled for production have been cut. Among those cuts are slowdowns at the HUMMER H2 plant in Indiana, and the HUMMER H3 plant in […]

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GM in Hummer Dealer Buyout Talks?

28. July 2008

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Reuters is reporting that General Motors is quietly trying to tie up loose ends with Hummer dealers, including having buyout discussions: General Motors Corp is in negotiations with Hummer dealers to buy out stores as it looks to sell the SUV brand whose popularity has plunged amid high gas prices, Automotive News reported on Monday. […]

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GM Reiterates HUMMER has Interested Buyers

25. July 2008

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Earlier today, Richard Wagoner reiterated his statement from last week that several parties are interested in purchasing the HUMMER brand. “We have some interested buyers, and I can’t tell you anything beyond that right now but we are moving as fast as we can,” Wagoner told reporters in Michigan. Last week Wagoner laid out GM’s […]

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General Takes Charge of AM General

23. July 2008

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General Takes Charge of AM General

AM General, the maker of the military Humvee and civilian HUMMER H2, announced today that retired General Paul Kern will take over as President and COO effective August 1st. Previously that post was held by James Armour, who will remain the company’s CEO. Kern, who served in Vietnam and the first Gulf War, will eventually […]

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HUMMER HX Makes British Debut

22. July 2008

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HUMMER HX Makes British Debut

While GM’s top brass are determining HUMMER’s fate, the HX concept is off making new friends in Britain. Reviews have been relatively positive from the British International Auto Show, similar to U.S. press coverage of the new vehicle. The HUMMER HX concept runs on FlexFuel, and may even achieve fuel economy close to 30 mpg. […]

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New Middle East HUMMER Colors are ‘Like Nothing Else’

21. July 2008

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New Middle East HUMMER Colors are ‘Like Nothing Else’

Here in the United States, it isn’t uncommon to see women customizing their own vehicles. However in the Middle East, it’s apparently far less common and HUMMER is doing their part to make it easier for women buyers to have a custom vehicle that is ‘like nothing else.’ “HUMMER H3 ‘Paint me with your dream […]

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HUMMER Sponsors National Forest Trail Cleanup

16. July 2008

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Earlier this year, HUMMER and Tread Lightly formed a partnership that supports trail maintenance and cleanup activities to promote responsible off road driving. Their latest project lands the two groups in the Sierra National Forest – specifically, the Bald Mountain off-highway vehicle trail in California. If you’d like to volunteer for this great opportunity, check […]

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HUMMER not a big story in GM’s big announcment

15. July 2008

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HUMMER not a big story in GM’s big announcment

In this morning’s announcement from GM Headquarters in Detroit, CEO Rick Wagoner laid out his plan to provide 15 billion in necessary funds by the end of 2009. There were two areas discussed, both operational changes and asset sales such as brands and real estate. Operational changes included decreasing truck capacity by another 150,000 units […]

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GM may discuss HUMMER in realignment announcement

14. July 2008

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General Motors will soon be announcing its plan to “align business to current market conditions.” That single quote is all that GM has given, which has really begun some speculation. Due to the lack of details, it is uncertain if GM will even talk about HUMMER — but we’re betting that there’s at least mention, […]

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