Why Can't HUMMER Kill Its Inventory?
HUMMER is the big loser of GM’s dead brand version of “The Biggest Loser,” with an epic 2,493 vehicles left on lots after 9 months of “winding down” (not to mention the two plus years with a “for sale” sign stuck on the brand). As this table from GM’s January sales release shows, even Saab has trimmed more inventory since GM announced the cut to four brands last May. HUMMER did beat the Swedes in sales last year, barely, clocking 9,046 units to Saab’s 8,680. But Saab also sold more 9-7x Trollblazers (2,218) than HUMMER sold H2s (1,513). Figure that out. And people wonder why the Chinese government doesn’t want Sichuan Tengzhong to buy this hummer of a brand. [UPDATE: HUMMER’s Communication Director responds after the jump]
HUMMER Communications Director