Archive | April, 2009

HUMMER Decision Delayed Until May

29. April 2009

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HUMMER Decision Delayed Until May

After a GM press conference on Monday yielded few details on sale of HUMMER, we were skeptical that a final decision would be announced by month end as earlier reported. Upon further investigation our suspicions were confirmed. In Monday’s SEC filing, GM said this regarding their progress on HUMMER: “We have received final bids from […]

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GM Mum on HUMMER Deal, Axes Pontiac

27. April 2009

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General Motors President and CEO Fritz Henderson held a media conference this morning to discuss the progress on their viability plan. While HUMMER wasn’t a main focus of the talk, Henderson did reiterate that a sale is likely and that GM is currently considering several offers. When taking questions, Henderson hinted that even if HUMMER […]

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HUMMER to Change Certified Pre-Owned Coverage

23. April 2009

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HUMMER to Change Certified Pre-Owned Coverage

If you’ve been thinking of getting a certified pre-owned HUMMER, you may want to think sooner rather than later. After Saturday, the warranty coverage on a certified pre-owned HUMMER or Cadillac purchase will be limited instead of bumper-to-bumper. This move is to bring the coverage in line with other premium brands like Lexus and Mercedes. […]

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HUMMER Celebrates Earth Day

22. April 2009

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Simply put, there are no other vehicles that embrace Mother Nature’s extreme elements the same way a HUMMER does. Most vehicles try to avoid flooded areas, rocky terrain, and mud pits. HUMMERs and their owners see these as opportunities for fun and adventure – not obstacles to steer clear of. So here is a video […]

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Russia Could be Sleeper in HUMMER Sale

21. April 2009

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It seems like China and U.S. based private equity seem to be getting the most attention when it comes to the HUMMER brand sale. However, Russia may be the quiet sleeper in the mix. When asked about potential buyers in January, HUMMER CEO Jim Taylor suggested that Russia was a potentially strong market. “These vehicles […]

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UPDATE: HUMMER Game Spotted Down Under

20. April 2009

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UPDATE: HUMMER Game Spotted Down Under

We know that HUMMERs are gaining favor in Australia, and soon after our post about Sega’s new HUMMER arcade game we had a sighting – complete with review – of the off-road racing game in Australia! “Location of the arcade is in Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia. I was totally ecstatic and had super great fun […]

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HUMMER Arcade Game Hits Japan

19. April 2009

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HUMMER Arcade Game Hits Japan

While we don’t speak much Japanese, it appears that Sega is trying to cash in on the cachet of the HUMMER brand by making it the focus of their latest racing arcade game. Though Sega’s HUMMER Arcade site has enough pictures and Engrish to get the gist of the game, it’s unknown if you’ll see […]

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GM CEO Confirms Three Bidders for HUMMER Brand

17. April 2009

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In a press conference this morning, GM CEO Fritz Henderson confirmed a Reuter’s report that there are still three remaining bidders interested in HUMMER, and that they are in the final stages of review. Henderson did not go into detail about the bidders nor their offers, but did say that GM expects to have an […]

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Breaking News: Physics Prove HUMMERs Safer than Smart Cars

15. April 2009

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Breaking News: Physics Prove HUMMERs Safer than Smart Cars

We have to give some credit to the folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on their newest research. After condemning larger vehicles for causing more damage to small cars (e.g. HUMMER H3 vs Hyundai Sonata), the IIHS has now had the time to realize that more damage means more bodily injury, and only […]

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100 MPG Hybrid HUMMER H3 to Unveil in Detroit

13. April 2009

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100 MPG Hybrid HUMMER H3 to Unveil in Detroit

The Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress (sounds prestigious!) is set to meet next week in Detroit, and among the vehicles on display will be a hybrid HUMMER H3 that gets over 100 MPG. The Hybrid HUMMER is a project between advanced powertrain maker FEV Inc and Utah-based Raser Technologies. The H3 is being called […]

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HUMMER Brand Bids Between $100, $200 Million

8. April 2009

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According to Reuters, there are still three remaining bidders vying for the HUMMER brand. According to their sources, the current bids range between $100 and $200 million. Reportedly, none of the bidders are auto-makers, but rather private equity firms and wealthy individuals. One bidder is from the U.S. while the others are from overseas. Under […]

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