Earlier this week was the first time we’ve heard official talk about vehicles as far out as the H5, and how that vehicle along with the H4 based on the HX concept may eventually replace the H2 and H3. However, that doesn’t mean the latter vehicles will be going anywhere anytime soon.
Under the terms of the definitive agreement between General Motors and Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery, GM will supply the HUMMER H2, H3, and H3T through 2011, with an optional one year extension available for production through 2012.
A misleading article is currently running on Canada.com, sub-headlined “GM to stop building H2, H3 in 2010,” which is false.
“These products are extremely important to the HUMMER portfolio and will remain a cornerstone of the brand,” a HUMMER spokesperson told us this morning.
Following the current contract terms, HUMMER could extend their contract with GM, or more likely, start their own production operations. It’s possible HUMMER could purchase the Shreveport plant from GM, since it’s already scheduled to be shut down around the same time as the HUMMER contract runs out.