South Africa may be the location of a new General Motors export base from whence will come diesel and right-hand drive HUMMER H3s for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. That would up General Motors South Africa's output by $3 billion through 2012. The effort is part of GM's overall plan to " get away from producing everything everywhere," according to GM vice chairman of product development Bob Lutz. After spending $100 million in upgrades to the Port Elizabeth plant, H3s should start rolling off the lines in late '06.

[Source: Automotive News via Reuters]

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