We've almost grown accustomed to seeing HUMMERS rolling into third-world countries on the news – Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq again...but now HUMMERS will be rolling out of South Africa.

The first H3s have begun rolling off the line at GM's Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, marking the debut of HUMMER production outside the US and a big step for the brand's global expansion (in true HUMMER style). We'll have a post updating HUMMER's progress on global expansion later in the day.

The South African-made H3s will be sold locally and exported to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including the right-hand drive versions for those backwards markets. The Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth also makes the Opel Corsa.

[Source: GM]

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