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General Motors names James Taylor as HUMMER CEO

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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General Motors names James Taylor as HUMMER CEO

Late Wednesday, General Motors announced that James Taylor (the now former Cadillac general manager, not the music giant) will join the HUMMER leadership team as CEO. Taylor will move into the newly created position under premium division VP Mark McNabb, and will now be responsible for “the future strategy and current business of HUMMER worldwide,” […]

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Largest U.S. HUMMER Dealer to Close Doors Next Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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Largest U.S. HUMMER Dealer to Close Doors Next Week

At 6,000 square feet, Towbin HUMMER claims to have the largest stand-alone HUMMER dealership in the nation – but not for long. The Las Vegas dealer recently announced that after next Tuesday, September 9th, it will no longer sell or service HUMMER vehicles. Earlier this year owner Dan Towbin told reporters that he wasn’t surprised […]

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HUMMER HX Makes British Debut

Tuesday, July 22, 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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HUMMER not a big story in GM’s big announcment

Tuesday, July 15, 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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HUMMER H2 Assembly Plant to Produce Taxi Cabs

Monday, July 14, 2008

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HUMMER H2 Assembly Plant to Produce Taxi Cabs

AM General’s plant in which they produce the HUMMER H2 for General Motors may soon be pumping out yet another iconic vehicle. VPG Autos is ironing out the last few details with AM General to produce a brand new vehicle called the Standard Taxi. According to AM General spokesperson Craig Mac Nab, the agreement is […]

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India’s Mahindra and Mahindra possibly interested in HUMMER

Friday, July 4, 2008

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India’s Mahindra and Mahindra possibly interested in HUMMER

In a somewhat confusing statement, Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra has expressed ‘mild interest’ in talking with General Motors about acquiring the HUMMER division. In the same statement, a spokesperson also added that the idea probably ‘doesn’t make any sense for us.’ Maybe I’m examining English semantics coming from an Indian company too closely, but […]

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HUMMER Speculation Continues

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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After the announcement that GM is conducting a strategic review of the HUMMER brand, rumors about the future of the rugged brand have been swirling. The number one question I’ve been asked by those outside the automotive industry has been, “are they really going to discontinue HUMMER?” The high frequency of that question is somewhat […]

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HUMMER Lets Speculation Begin

Friday, June 6, 2008

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HUMMER expected a fury of rumors to get started after the announcement last week that the brand was undergoing a strategic review. General Motors put all options are on the table, including the sale of the iconic brand. HUMMER’s top dog Martin Walsh is addressed the issue this evening on GM’s official Fastlane blog: “I […]

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Official Word from GM Regarding HUMMER Brand Review

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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GM’s Chairman and CEO opened his speech by saying, “we are making a number of important announcements today, covering everything from product and technology investments to capacity adjustments to a strategic review of our Hummer brand…These moves are all in response to the rapid rise in oil prices and the resulting changes in the U.S., […]

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GM Considering Selling HUMMER Brand

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced today that due to the extreme slowing of the SUV market, the automaker is planning on some large adjustments. Production at four SUV plants will be phased out over the next year or two, and GM will conduct a strategic review of the HUMMER brand, which may involve […]

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