Archive | September, 2009

GM Axes Saturn Brand, Could HUMMER be Next?

30. September 2009

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GM Axes Saturn Brand, Could HUMMER be Next?

GM announced today that it could not come to an agreement with Penske Automotive Group to unload their Saturn brand, and without an agreement, the Saturn brand will be shut down. Since Penske doesn’t have a manufacturing background, after short-term manufacturing contract with GM expired they would have to find another 3rd part to produce […]

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HUMMER Responds to Controversial Owners Study

29. September 2009

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HUMMER Responds to Controversial Owners Study

You may have seen some coverage on a new ‘research’ study claiming that HUMMER owners feel they’re taking the ‘moral high-ground’ with their vehicle choice (see Autoblog’s coverage). The officials at HUMMER have looked over the report and have now released a response. First, here is a brief summary from the authors of the 17-page […]

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Did Obama Halt U.S. HUMMER Production?

28. September 2009

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Did Obama Halt U.S. HUMMER Production?

With a 60% share in General Motors, the U.S. Government hasn’t exactly been shy about asserting company-wide changes. In March, the President’s administration ousted then CEO Rick Wagoner, and just recently we learned about GM’s strict expense and travel policy that brought them into compliance with other bailed-out businesses. Would it be so crazy to […]

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GM Unlikely to Close HUMMER Deal By Q3

23. September 2009

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GM Unlikely to Close HUMMER Deal By Q3

GM had expected to close the sale of HUMMER to Tengzhong by the end of September, and those familiar with the matter say that meeting that self-imposed goal is “looking less likely.” According to those sources, GM may have been “overly optimistic” given all the deals GM is currently trying to close. We suspect most […]

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Be the First to Drive the HUMMER HX Concept!

22. September 2009

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Be the First to Drive the HUMMER HX Concept!

Even though the HUMMER HX is a just concept vehicle, ever since its debut in Detroit in 2008 its garnered worldwide attention and is largely believed to be an indication of where the HUMMER brand is going in the future. Now fans will be able to drive the HUMMER HX (kind of) thanks to the […]

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HUMMER Names Southeast Michigan for World Headquarters

22. September 2009

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South Carolina, Tennessee, and Michigan were all in the running for the location of HUMMER new global headquarters and today it will be announced that HUMMER will create their global headquarters in Southeast Michigan. To sweeten the deal, the state of Michigan offered the automaker a state tax credit of $20.6 million over 10 years, […]

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Illiana HUMMER Club Supports Education in Gary

22. September 2009

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Illiana HUMMER Club Supports Education in Gary

Every year residents in Gary, Indiana hold a “Back to School” parade to support education efforts in the area. This year the parade had over 100 entrants, and included members the Illiana HUMMER Club. Following the city’s police and fire departments, 10 club members with HUMMERs of all types rumbled through Gary’s downtown to the […]

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AM General Readies HUMVEE Fleet for Afghanistan

21. September 2009

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AM General Readies HUMVEE Fleet for Afghanistan

Growing up in Northern Indiana in the small town where HUMVEEs are manufactured, it was always fascinating to see the paint schemes change with the global political climate. During the First Gulf War the plant’s holding areas went from a sea of green to a desert of sand-colored vehicles. Now, amid calls for a troop […]

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HUMMER Club Visits Silver Lake Sand Dunes

18. September 2009

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We were only able to make it to day one during the HUMMER Club’s two-day event in the Michiana area (just combine Michigan and Indiana – seriously – that what they call it), but we were able to track down some pictures of day two at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Enjoy! [nggallery id=13]

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Convicted HUMMER Fire-Bomber May See Early Prison Release

18. September 2009

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Convicted HUMMER Fire-Bomber May See Early Prison Release

While police in Portland search for a HUMMER vandal, lawyers in California are fighting for one’s release. The name William Cottrell came up during the coverage of a Portland HUMMER dealership that saw 15 vehicles damaged by harsh chemicals last weekend (photos). In 2003, Cottrell was convicted for his part in the arson of a […]

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HUMMER H2 Plant Gears up to Produce Vehicles for the Disabled

16. September 2009

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HUMMER H2 Plant Gears up to Produce Vehicles for the Disabled

You may be saying to yourself, “I thought AM General was going to produce taxi cabs?” Well, this is the evolution of the Standard Taxi called the MV-1, and it’s going to be built soon at the H2 plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The crew at VPG autos realized that if they just changed the color […]

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