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In-Depth: General Motors Designing HUMMER-Like Vehicle In GMC Design Studio

Monday, March 3, 2014

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Back in 2010 officials at General Motors said that releasing HUMMER models under the GMC badge was “discussed,” but that no plans existed to release any such vehicles “anytime soon.” Fast-forward four years and GMC designers are telling folks at The Car Guide that a vehicle following in HUMMER’s footsteps is currently being worked on. […]

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HUMMER: It’s Not Over Yet

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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HUMMER: It’s Not Over Yet

GM announced Wednesday their plans to wind down the HUMMER brand after a failed attempt to unload the brand to a Chinese company – but for those quick to jump on the “R.I.P HUMMER” band wagon, here are a couple things to consider. First, HUMMER’s wind-down process is going to be similar to SAAB’s. We […]

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HUMMER’s New Business Model to be Leaner, Faster

Monday, November 9, 2009

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HUMMER’s New Business Model to be Leaner, Faster

One good thing about buying a General Motors vehicle is that you know every single piece of the vehicle has undergone extensive tests for durability and performance. Unfortunately, the way GM conducts that process can take several years which significantly slows down the release of new features and new vehicles. HUMMER is looking to break […]

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HUMMER Designer Chat Log

Tuesday, February 19, 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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Spend Valentine’s Day with HUMMER Designer

Monday, February 11, 2008

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This Valentine’s day HUMMER enthusiasts will have a chance to spend an hour with lead exterior designer for HUMMER Carl Zipfel. GMnext.com is hosting a live chat from 2-3 EST, and it’s open to anyone who registers. Don’t know what to ask him about? I’d go for these topics: 1) His back-yard off-road paradise 2) […]

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Chicago Auto Show Preview

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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In between severe early morning storms in Dallas, and expected evening snow showers in Chicago, I managed to touch down in the windy city this afternoon. The festivities kick off tonight when we have an opportunity to grab a drink with HUMMER Design Director Carl Zipfel, who lives the appropriate lifestyle with a dirt-bike track […]

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HUMMER Design Director’s Off-Road Roots

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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In between directing the design of the HUMMER HX and the HUMMER H3T, Carl Zipfel turned what used to be a normal backyard into an ‘extreme off-road playground.’ Zipfel built his backyard track primarily for dirt bikes, which he started riding when he was nine. Now, his three children are following in their father’s footsteps, […]

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HUMMER H3T Video

Thursday, January 31, 2008

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We may be a little late on the HUMMER H3T crusing around in the snow video, but better late than never right? The video was released by GM prior to the H3T’s first public appearance at the Chicago Auto Show next week. Also included are a few comments from HUMMER’s general manager Martin Walsh, and […]

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What HX means for HUMMER, Jeep Brands

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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The general consensus is that HUMMER will be producing a smaller vehicle in the near future, most likely called the H4. After my conversation with Carl Zipfel, HUMMER’s director of exterior design, my consensus is that it will be very similar to the HX concept that appeared at the Detroit Auto Show. We all know […]

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HUMMER HX Concept: Official Pictures

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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We’ve just come across these these pictures over at the Elcova Discussion forums, HummerForums.com – and they’re official images of the HUMMER HX that will be shown at the Detroit Auto Show this weekend. GM didn’t want you to see them for another week or so, but someone decided they couldn’t wait (it wasn’t me!)! […]

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HUMMER to showcase new HX Concept at Detroit Auto Show

Monday, December 10, 2007

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HUMMER will unveil its newest concept, the HX, at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in January (AKA, the Detroit Auto Show). The design was the brainchild of three recent graduates of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI: David Rojas, Min Young Kang, and Robert Jablonski. Their first real project? Provide the […]

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