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Chinese HUMMER Production Possible with SAIC

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Reports this morning are saying that Tengzhong, the company currently trying to purchase HUMMER from General Motors, may team up with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) to produce HUMMER branded vehicles in China. HUMMER’s CEO noted recently that the company is considering production in China, but primarily for in-country distribution. HUMMER has long term plans […]

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Romanian Designer Creates HUMMER Concept

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Romanian Designer Creates HUMMER Concept

We’re not sure why Romanian designer Andrus Ciprian created his HUMMER concept (since he has no relationship with the brand), but we do think it’s amusing to look at. Ciprian calls the concept vehicle the HUMMER HB, and borrowed many of the design cues from actual HUMMER vehicles and concepts. The concept is rooted with […]

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HUMMER’s Asset Breakdown

Monday, December 21, 2009

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HUMMER’s Asset Breakdown

As the regulatory approval process continues for General Motors’ sale of the HUMMER brand to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong, some are wondering what company property and assets will be owned by the HUMMER brand once it is independent from General Motors. While we don’t know the details of the definitive agreement between the two companies, we […]

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GM to Shut Down SAAB, HUMMER Becomes Last Brand Liquidation Hopeful

Friday, December 18, 2009

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GM to Shut Down SAAB, HUMMER Becomes Last Brand Liquidation Hopeful

Reducing the number of total brands offered was one of the key components in General Motors’ restructuring plan announced earlier this year. Pontiac was to be shut down, and Saturn, Saab, and HUMMER were to be sold or shut down. GM announced today that Saab would be shut down, leaving HUMMER as the only brand […]

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Ask Jim Part 5: HUMMER’s Offroad DNA

Friday, December 18, 2009

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Ask Jim Part 5: HUMMER’s Offroad DNA

In our 5th and final Q&A segment with HUMMER’s CEO Jim Taylor, he addresses the brand’s offroad capabilities, dealer and owner events like HUMMER Happenings, as well as a couple wildcard issues like OnStar and H3T Accessories. Many thanks to Jim, who took the time to answer so many questions for this week-long feature – […]

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Ask Jim Part 4: HUMMER Dealers

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Ask Jim Part 4: HUMMER Dealers

In 2002, General Motors awarded the HUMMER franchise to a handful of top-tier dealers that had strong reputations for customer service and sales success. As HUMMER becomes independent and grows its international presence, several have questions about their local dealerships, and HUMMER CEO Jim Taylor answered their questions. Check back for our final installment tomorrow, […]

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Ask Jim Part 3: New HUMMER Brand Ownership

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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When the HUMMER brand becomes independent from GM, it will also be getting a new parent company in China’s Sichuan Tengzhong . While the new ownership will essentially allow HUMMER to operate as an independent U.S. company making its own decisions, some may still be uneasy about having the parent company overseas. In part three […]

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Ask Jim Part 2: Future HUMMER Models

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Ask Jim Part 2: Future HUMMER Models

HUMMER’s CEO Jim Taylor answered questions about 2010 production and the possibility of diesel models in the U.S. in part 1 of the latest Ask Jim series – and today we’re bringing you more questions and answers about future models such as the H4. Included is Jim’s comment about having 5 new HUMMER models within […]

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Revisiting the HUMMER H3T Concept

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Five years before the production version of the H3T came to market, and two years before the H3 came to the market, HUMMER showed off a two-door pickup truck concept called the H3T. It had many of the styling cues that would eventually find their way into the production version of the H3T and the […]

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HUMMER Purchase Approval Unlikely This Week

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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HUMMER Purchase Approval Unlikely This Week

HUMMER’s self imposed goal of wrapping up the brand’s sale to Chinese company Tengzhong this week is unlikely to be fulfilled. In November, HUMMER CEO Jim Taylor said that approval process was expected to take four to six weeks, and the week of December 1st would mark week six. According to Reuters, the Chinese Ministry […]

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Five Groups More Deserving of Special Treatment than Hybrid Owners

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Five Groups More Deserving of Special Treatment than Hybrid Owners

If you drive a hybrid, alternative-fuel, or zero-emissions vehicle in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – you’ll soon get the privilege of parking in the most convenient spots in the city’s garages. One of the city’s engineers, Sandy Pumphrey, says he hopes it will make people think twice about bringing vehicles like a HUMMER downtown. But is […]

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