• Dec 15, 2008
Rejoice GM, somebody wants HUMMER! In fact, AM General, the company that created the original mil-spec HMMWV for American troops back in 1983 is rumored to be in the mix of bidders, joining forces with China's Hunan Changfeng Motor Co. Despite earlier reports, Changfeng has remained interested in the brand since GM first put HUMMER up on the auction block, but had desired a bidding partner. It appears that it found one shortly after touring the automaker's facilities a few months back.

This is an intriguing move, especially since it was AM General that first launched the HUMMER marque in America before selling marketing rights for the brand to General Motors in 1999. Despite the presence of a Chinese partner, rumors indicate that HUMMER would remain an American brand that's marketed predominately towards the United States. It's an interesting footnote, though possibly completely unrelated, that news of HUMMER's impending sale rise and fall in unison with global fuel prices. In any case, this announcement seems to reaffirm GM's stated goal of selling the off-road brand by 2009.

[Source: Gasgoo via Hummer Guy]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      If these two become the new owners, I don't see a future in selling to civilian use. Perhaps that could be a part of the income, but [to me] the future is in selling to militaries around the world... especially those who don't need tanks but rely heavily on smaller, lower cost, high mobility vehicles in large quantities.
      • 6 Years Ago
      YAR - NO. AM General did not design or build the H2. Your "facts" are as incorrect as an Obama supporters. GM tried to twist the story to make it seem that way but the only AM general product is in fact the H1. The H2 shares no parts (i don't even think 1) with the H1 but it shares nearly all of its parts with the chevy avalanche and HD trucks. It is 100% GM for your information.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope the sale of Hummer helps to pull Pontiac off the chopping block...
      Erin
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hummers suck and always will. The people who buy abd drive them care nothing for the environment or global warming...They Hummer should be banned froM American roadways!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      thank god the real... PIG farm is on it way OUTTA a here??.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They would do precisely what they did from 1992 to 1999. There are dealers out there that don't need GM, like Lynch HUMMER.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope AM General gets the Hummer name and builds off road capable commercial light truck and utility vans. I can see these being very useful to power companies, pipeliners, drilling companies, mining, and other "out back" type of employers. I don't just mean in the US market... Think African continent, Austrailia, Canadian north, South American jungles. Of course many true American off-road enthusiasts will have a newfound love for the Hummer brand too!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess Americans are gullible enough to think that a Chinese-owned Hummer is still an American car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd have a problem with any joint venture between Changfeng and AM General. AM General is still the supplier of HumVees to our military. Changfeng started as "No. 7319 Factory of Chinese People's Liberation Army", while they were reorganized in 1996, they are still state controlled and produce military vehicles for the Chinese army.

      This is a very bad idea.

      But what the hey? After GM goes collapses taking the manufacturing supply chain with it and we can't build M1 tanks and F-22 air superiority jets, we can always buy weapons from the Chinese, right?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh no, the Chinese will have access to SUV technology-which was such a huge weakness for their million man strong, ICBM nuke equipped, supersonic jet equipped military.

        Seriously man, when the Chinese have managed to send a guy into space, and regularly sell Pakistan supersonic fighter jets it's a little bit silly to think Hummers are some kind of high tech secret we can't give up. And as mentioned, I'm pretty sure Hummer H1's are built in China for military use under license anyway.

        BTW, Kia also started as a military motor manufacturer, and just about every large industrial company in China started as some sort of government institution or another since that's just how communism works, but nowadays they're just out for profit. If the Chinese military really wanted cutting edge technology they'd just steal it with spies and make their own cloned versions. The Hummer really does not fall under cutting edge technology worthy of that kinda effort.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ronnie schreiber:

        1. Even if the Chinese communist party got a copy of all the engineering drawings for the Hummer, this isn't exactly a technology transfer of state-of-the-art military secrets.

        2. If the American taxpayers don't bailout the Big 3 with a bridge loan -- $14 Billion now, with more to come later -- it won't lead to a complete collapse of the manufacturing capabilities of our country, as the UAW would like the public to believe. If that was the case, you would think Lockheed, Northrop, Boeing, General Dynamics, Pratt & Whitney, etc. would have something to say to publicly support the bailout, but the fact of the matter is they have remained silent on an issue irrelevant to the defense industry. Don't believe the fear tactics of union propaganda.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Just as an FYI, there's a company in China that's already building licensed H1s. Supposedly with parts supplied by AM General, or GM, or both. Supposedly they were originally only going to sell them to the Chinese army, but apparently they're also doing a civilian version now. Google Dongfeng (gotta love these Chinese company names).
      • 6 Years Ago
      SCREW AUTOBLOG! First off. Your new site stinks. With broadband its slow - need more ads. All I want to do is scroll down a post, but NO I have to wait for the ads to load because it keeps moving my cursor and now I don't want to comment because I am too pissed!!!

      Wheres the tylenol?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey!!!???? Anyone???? SELL TO CHINA?????? God hope not!!!!!!! Just what we need. They can sell them a Wal-Mart. They love China.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hummers and the rest of the suv's are just examples of americas love of excessive displays of "look at me, look at me" Absurd!!
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