GM Hums and Haws About Hummer

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
gm hums and haws about hummer

Is they is, or is they ain't? According to The Detroit News, Hummer's general manager, Martin Walsh told dealers that The General "never solicited offers and we have not negotiated with any parties" re: selling the company's eco-nightmare brand. However, "GM did receive expressions of interest from various entities." According to Walsh, reports that GM has talked with Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata and Russian Machines are "just speculation." However, Citigroup's Hummer review "is being conducted with the utmost urgency." So, Hummer sales are down 44 percent year to date. On June 3, Rick Wagoner said GM's reviewing Hummer for possible revamping or sale. They hired accountants to do the review. GM's received unsolicited interest in the brand from rapidly growing companies with a strong presence in the international truck market. GM needs cash. It looks like there's a much more sound basis for all the "speculation" about selling than there is for GM's dismissal of same. Just sayin'.

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  • Sillyp Sillyp on Aug 21, 2008

    I've said this before and so I'll repeat it: Hummer should never have been a separate brand. Instead its models should have been badged as GMCs, whose whole design language should have changed to accommodate the additions. Then GMC wouldn't have been just rebadged Chevys. But my business degree is in Marketing, not accounting like the toads running GM, so that makes too much sense, eh?

  • Turbo G Turbo G on Aug 21, 2008

    Is the H4 dead now too? It looked like an interesting Wrangler fighter....

  • Usta Bee Usta Bee on Aug 21, 2008

    What is Hummer ?. A "rolling middle finger" is about as close to reality as anything. Hummers have become status symbols for people that want to appear more macho than Escalade drivers. I have NEVER seen a Hummer out on the streets with mud or dirt on it's body. Most of the Hummers I've seen are pimped out with lots of chrome wheels and bling. 1/3 of the time I see them being driven by women. About as close as any of them come to "off-road" is going over the speed bumps at the local mall.

  • IronEagle IronEagle on Aug 22, 2008

    Where is the two mode hybrid H4? That would be such a hit.