HUMMER Dies On Monday
January 13th, 2010 3:54 PM Share
According to the Detroit News, production of Hummer H3 and H3T models at its Shreveport, LA plant will stop on Monday, as the in-limbo brand watches its sales collapse. H3 and H3T models account for about a quarter of the Shreveport plant’s capacity, and Colorado and Canyon platformmates will continue to be produced. Meanwhile, the deal to sell the Hummer brand to Chinese firm Sichuan Tenzhong remains unconsummated, reportedly held up by the Chinese government. So when will Hummers go back into production? “When a sale is complete, once marketing kicks back in and there is new interest and enthusiasm, production will fire back up,” says a Hummer spokesman. In other words, never. It’s been a fun ride, Hummer. Thanks for the memories!
Published January 13th, 2010 3:54 PM
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The Hummer's macho, ultimate SUV image was also hurt by all of the news footage of military Hummers burning by the roadside in Iraq.
The Chinese have dodged this one. Seeing how messed up China's traffic and air quality are, vehicles like these are the last things they need.
I could care less about Hummer. Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say. But, that picture. Poor little Toyota Echo. I think it's a Toyota Echo. In any case, that should tell you what I think about Hummer.
With the demise of Hummer, (thank God) I am left to wonder in what shape GM would be if it had invested the billions Hummer ate up on a car that compete with the Civic and Corolla.