Whether you’re a HUMMER owner, enthusiast, or future owner, there’s plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. A year ago, HUMMER fans were smack in the middle of GM’s “Strategic Review” of the brand, which actually provided more questions than answers about HUMMERs future. Just in the last 60 days, things have really been looking up for the brand, so we’ve compiled a list of five HUMMER things to be thankful for.
4) The completion of the sale of HUMMER is on track, and could possibly be complete by the end of this year. The wheels may have fallen off GM’s attempt to sell both Saturn and Saab, but HUMMER is different. First, it’s a smaller brand and more manageable. Second and more importantly, the HUMMER brand is profitable unlike the other two.
3) HUMMER isn’t waiting for a sale to be completed to work on future designs. After many months of future HUMMER designs being put on hold, the team is back in gear with their top priority being the H4, a production version of the HX Concept. HUMMER design is also looking long term, working on models like the H5 and future powertrain options.
2) Pricing for the 2010 H3 stayed the same, and the 2010 H3T Alpha price went down. Typically automotive pricing makes a jump from year to year, and sometimes even halfway through the year. Such is not the case for 2010, with the H3’s price identical to 2009 and the 2010 H3T Alpha’s price dropping a few hundred dollars.
1) HUMMER has a future. Renewed sponsorships, a solid investor, future design work being conducted, and a new approach to business are quickly adding up that HUMMER indeed has a future – something that suppliers, plant workers, dealership employees, and HUMMER customers and enthusiasts can all be thankful for.
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