• Jan 14, 2010

2009 Hummer H3T Alpha – Click above for high-res image gallery

Lost in the hoopla surrounding General Motors' attempted sale/wind-down of Saab and Ford's situation with Volvo and Geely has been any word surrounding the sale of Hummer to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery. Whatever the state of the Hummer transaction, it appears The General is done waiting. The Detroit News reports that GM plans to halt Hummer production at its Shreveport, LA assembly plant on Monday until a sale of the brand is complete. The factory builds the H3 and H3T (models that account for about 25-percent of the plant's overall production) and the General says it's premature to speculate how much the facility's 1,120 workers will be affected.

Hummer dealers currently have a stockpile of about 2,100 H3 variants on lots – enough of a supply to last seven months at the model's current take rate. Hummer spokesman Nick Richards told the DetNews that H3 production will ramp back up after the sale "once marketing kicks back in and there is new interest and enthusiasm." Of course, if the Hummer sale ends anything like GM's Saab and Saturn debacles, that date could be never.



[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      As long as I can get my H2 in the fall I'll be happy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good Luck with that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      NOOOOOOOO!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This brand actually turns a profit globally, why wouldn't someone want to buy it / keep it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      WHAT! No comments yet from someone that thinks Hummer makes the HMMWV?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i don t like this car (piese auto)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Never critize a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.

      A wise man discounts opinions based on ignorance.

      I own a Hummer H3T and I love it! I live at the end of a canyon near the entrance to a National Forest. If the road in is closed due to a land slide, brush fire or washed out bridge the only way out is through the forest. The Hummer H3T is the only car I own that can make it through.

      If you come to my house, you can drive your car and I'll drive my H3T and we will drive through the forest together. When we get to the other side you can critize me and my Hummer all you want.

      P.S. The trails through the forest are not paved and they are only graded once a year. If you get stuck I pull you out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess Hummer is almost certainly dead.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I didn't even know they were still making these things.
      • 4 Years Ago
      H3t is a reall truck.
      Not like imports!!
      GM needs 2 focous more on some cars and hummer was one of them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They still make Hummers? Thought for sure the brand was dead.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They still make these? I haven't seen one at the mall or Wal-Mart in quite a while.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I see wat u did thar.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish they would just stop making that monstrosity.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Sequoia is also a monstrosity.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Where here did I say anything about you loving Toyota, pigeonbrain? I corrected your quote of what another commenter said. Are you drunk again? Are we going to see shades of shane soon?

        Stop with the fake-out. You worship Toyolex's sludged up, camshaft breaking, brake line cutting, rusted out deathtraps.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That is an H3T.

        It is smaller than a full size Chevy truck. In fact, it is basically a tall, upgraded Canyon.

        What about it is so "behemoth", other than it is tall... like most other off-road capable trucks?

        How very tolerant of diversity of you.

        Tolerance as in "live and let live", or Let people buy what the hell they want with their own money, and maybe they'll let you do the same. Treat others as you would have them treat you.

        Diversity as in "different horses for different courses", or the idea that different products do different jobs, and cater to different tastes. Heaven forbid someone else not be a carbon copy of you.

        What the hell has happened to freedom and liberty? Even freedom of thought and action? Freedom of providing a product that some people what to buy? When did those become passé?

        Hummer may or may not succeed, on it's own merits.

        But statements like the one above are endemic of something larger than a brand name.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It`s ok for Toyota, free pass and all.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're mentality tries to impose "tolerance" upon someone else, thereby depriving them of their liberty to dissent, doesn't it? He's allowed to say that he thinks the Hummer is a montrously poorly designed POS, isn't he?

        The Hummer H2 and H3 are badge engineered jokes and disgust many people who think the H1 is cool... or have tastes that go beyond the superficial. If there were less garbage cars, people wouldn't have to "tolerate" so much junk on the road, and they might "accept" decent cars instead.
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