Around 9AM Tuesday, the last HUMMERs rolled of the line in Shreveport, Louisiana – the site that has produced all HUMMER H3s and H3Ts cruising around the United States today. The final trucks were part of the special fleet order that brought the plant back online to produce an additional 850 units.
We still haven’t heard anything from the “Save the HUMMER” summit or the folks that were organizing it, so for all intensive purposes, we expect the HUMMER brand to be shutdown for good.
Some of the brand employees say that they would “never say never” about bringing the brand back online, but their first reaction always indicated that it was highly unlikely.
GM will retain all the rights associated with the brand, and how they use them will unfold over the next 5-10 years. We’re guessing that HUMMER brand licensing will continue to be profitable for some time – such as lending the truck’s image and name to toy manufacturers.
We will continue to keep you posted on anything to do with HUMMER – after all, they didn’t take our trucks away – they took our ability to buy new ones. There will still be a need for aftermarket parts for HUMMERs as they become less expensive and even more people start taking them offroad. Owners and the forums and clubs will still be active as long as HUMMERs are on the road – and we’ll be here with them.
SAD TO SEE THIS HAPPEN TO A GREAT LINE OF TRUCKS AND SUV’S. I HAVE BEEN VERY PROUD TO SELL THIS VERY FINE PRODUCT. I HAVE PERSONALLY OWN 3 H2’S, ONE SUV AND 2 SUTS. I ALSO HAVE OWNED 3 H3s. THEY HAVE BEEN THE BEST TRUCKS I HAVE EVER OWED AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT NEW ONE I BUY. GOOD LUCK HUMMER…………
Who ordered the 850 trucks?
GM still wont say who made the 850 truck purchase. I was some sort of fleet….probably a rental car company or something. GM probably sold them super cheap to get rid of left over parts.
This is so depressing. Well, 20 years from now i’ll be driving an H3 or H2 with 400,000 miles on it. LOL!
I read that it was Avis. Very sad to see icon come to an end so to speak. The brand was a victim of its own success in a way. When it became the “it” crowd choice. I can only hope it rises from the ashes someday. Long live Hummer!
It is not shut down for good. I cannot and will not believe that. It will be back one day, when fuel is no longer in the equation. That is, I believe the only reason its shutting down.
My Lease is up in November and I have decided to keep my H3, it has only been in the shop to have the oil and filters changed on it, I have driven only GM products all of my life and this truck is the best one of all 11 GM vehicles i have owned. I did price an 06 H3 with the same milage as mine and they were still asking 23K for it. I hope the value continues to hold.
I think prices will stay the same for a year or two. Once everyone realizes there are fewer and fewer HUMMERs available to buy, prices might go up a little. Thats just my opinion. There are tons of used H3’s and about the same amount of H2’s for sale out there right now. In my area some used ones have been for sale for quite a while.
Well, I guess it’s time to start thinking about networking so we can get the parts to keep the vehicles running. This site seems like a good place to start. GM apparently will not keep its word to make parts for its vehicles for a minimum of 10 years.
Since GM wasn’t able to bring the Diesel to the H2, I sure would like to get a head start on locating a company that can install a Diesel motor. I know there are a couple of companies that do it now but it is with the huge 6.6. Anyone know of others?
Anyone know if gm will sell me that hx concept?
The one thing that really p***** me off is that the H3 got better gas mileage than the Toyota Tundra, as well as their big SUV, Nissan Titan gets 13 mpg and the list goes on and on. They had the list of gas guzzlers and only the H2 was listed, the H3 was not considered a gas guzzler. Yes, it’s a political thing and I don’t see people driving a little electric car up North when a blizzard comes through or there will be a lot of frozen people taken to the funeral homes. I am mad as anyone since I had a part in building the first and the last Hummer.
WE SOLD A LOT OF HUMMERS OVER THE WEEKEND. MAYBE GM WILL SEE THAT THERE IS STILL A LARGE MARKET OUT THERE FOR THE HUMMER BRAND. IT IS THE ONLY REASON I CAN SEE FOR THEM NOT SELLING THE BRAND. WE MAY SEE IT COME BACK IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I HOPE SO BECAUSE I LOVE THE TRUCKS AND ENJOY DRIVING THEM..
Well I’ve been a GM head all my life. I’ve owned over twenty new GM products. Everything from Avalanches to Corvettes. And by far Hummers are my favorite. I own a 2005 SUT H2 and a 2009 H3. After owning the best, it would be very difficult to go back to a Chevy truck…
WE SOLD OUR LAST 8 H3’S AND H3T’S. WE ARE DONE WITH NEW HUMMERS. A VERY SAD DAY IN MY LIFE INDEED. WE HAVE DONE WELL WITH USED ONES BUT IT ISN’T THE SAME. I HOPE GM WILL WAKE UP AND SEE HOW MUCH THEY HAVE HURT US ALL AND DO SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT IT……..
All three for me from the southern plant (2005/2009/2010)!
I read plenty and I’m a proud “I” voter – and can tell you the H3 would of made it without a biased media – just look at the sector is competed in – it was tied with the Toy for best MPG. When myself and my girls (wife and the teenager) head down to the camp via 10 miles of boggy road – and we cut out of there for the deep sandy beaches – I just have a good time and never think of digging out like when I was young! Agree w/ the 400K driver!