When dealers around the country and around the world received the message that a “wind down” of the HUMMER brand was imminent, most were trying to decide what to do with the cash buyouts from GM and what to do with their remaining inventory and expensive, unique facilities. We know of at least one HUMMER dealer who has decided to stand with the brand as long as possible.
Ken Batchelor HUMMER in San Antonio is purchasing new 2010 H3s and H3Ts from all over the country from dealers who are liquidating as fast as possible. At least twenty trucks arrived last week from as far as Florida.
Vehicles aren’t the only items Batchelor HUMMER is stocking up on, they’re also stocking up on parts and accessories that will become increasingly scarce.
The San Antonio store isn’t in denial that the flow of new HUMMERs inventory will eventually cease, but when there are none left, the dealership intends to turn their showroom into a pre-owned HUMMER outlet.
Ken Batchelor HUMMER is part of the Sewell Automotive Group based in Dallas, where the Sewell family of dealerships have two other HUMMER locations that will be turned into other franchises. The Dallas store, at one point the #1 HUMMER dealership in the nation, will become Sewell Subaru – and the deconstruction of the signature “H” has already taken place (see pics).
Do you know of any other HUMMER dealers who are doing something similar? Drop us a line so we can help support the dealers who are supporting the brand and their owners!