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Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Hummer recalls announced

A trio of carmakers have issued recalls in Australia over the past week, including Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and, by way of GM Holden, the retired Hummer brand. For Mercedes-Benz, nearly 1800 examples of its A-Class and B-Class hatches sold between September 2012 and June 30 2013 may be affected...

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2007-2009 Hummer H3 recalled in Australia
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2007-2009 Hummer H3 recalled in Australia

The Hummer H3 has been recalled in Australia over a potential wiring defect affecting the indicators. In total, 1951 Hummer H3 vehicles produced between 2007 and 2009 have been recalled to correct the safety defect, including 1837 vehicles in Australia and 114 in New Zealand...


Hummer officially shuttered as GM receive no viable bids for off-road brand
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Hummer officially shuttered as GM receive no viable bids for off-road brand

It's official: General Motors has today announced it will shutter its Hummer brand following the collapse of sales talks with China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery. GM's Director of Network Support, Jim Bunnell made the announcement to the brand's 153 US dealers today, saying that although GM is still open to other offers for its premium off-road division, it has yet to receive any viable bids...


US dealer offers free shotgun with every Hummer sold
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US dealer offers free shotgun with every Hummer sold

More news of the weird from the US this afternoon with a Missouri car dealership offering a free shotgun with every new Hummer sold. Following the recent slow down in GM sales, the dealership decided to sell guns in the same showroom as its cars. It seems it didn't take long to put two-and-two together...


Hummer sale failed
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Hummer sale failed

After the sale of the Hummer brand to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co.Ltd. fell through General Motors will wind down the brand. "Tengzhong  was unable to complete the acquisition,” GM said today in a statement. The Chinese company failed to win government approval of the sale, a source familiar with the negotiations said...


Hummer officially sold to China's Tengzhong
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Hummer officially sold to China's Tengzhong

It's official, China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Hummer brand from General Motors. Hummer’s leadership team will remain in place and the company will be headquartered in Detroit...


GM Hummer to sell for $165 million to Chinese
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GM Hummer to sell for $165 million to Chinese

General Motors is working hard to restructure itself to become profitable once again, as part of that process it needs to shed its non-profitable brands as quickly as possible. One of the lowest performing brands in the GM stable is Hummer which is expected to sell to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co...


China could block Hummer sale - again
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China could block Hummer sale - again

Chinese state radio is today claiming that the upcoming sale of GM's Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery will be blocked due to environmental concerns. It's the second time this month the deal has been threatened following an announcement from the government last fortnight that building Hummer vehicles went against Beijing's policy of developing more energy efficient technologies...


Hummer going Chinese before October
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Hummer going Chinese before October

Get used to this name: "Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery" (STHIM), the new owner of GM's once popular Hummer brand has announced that it aims to finalise the deal before October. STHIM General Manager Yang Yi said in an interview with the Us industry publication Autonews that his company has no intentions of transferring Hummer equipment or technology to China...


GM says selling Hummer
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GM says selling Hummer

Update: Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co named as buyer. Revised story coming. Following General Motors declaring bankruptcy earlier today, the company has now announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a buyer for its once strong Hummer brand...


Hummer to support Oz Strongman Nationals
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Hummer to support Oz Strongman Nationals

Australia’s strongest men will go head-to-head in the name of the iconic Hummer brand for the national Oz Strongman title this weekend.   For the first time ever, Hummer will support the Oz Strongman Nationals – a contest which pits man against machine in the fight for the Australian title...


GM to sell Hummer - now it's serious
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GM to sell Hummer - now it's serious

With the world financial crisis going from bad to worse, General Motors is under immense pressure to raise cash. One of the ways it which the company believes it can achieve this is by off loading struggling brand Hummer.  GM has today sent a prospectus to potential buyers of the iconic brand...


Hummer Art - Wild West Style
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Hummer Art - Wild West Style

In an odd twist to a vehicle more commonly seen sporting chrome 22s or a set of Spinners, artist Matthew Harrison today unveiled his latest project simply entitled ‘Hummer’ at the fifth Zoo Art Fair in London.   The Hummer H3, complete with wooden wagon wheels, will be parked opposite the Royal Academy of Arts for the duration of the fair...


New CEO for Hummer
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New CEO for Hummer

Amid the turmoil of GM's American financial status, a brief glimmer of good news has come from part of the ongoing business and strategic review of the Hummer brand. General Motors, in revising its Hummer leadership structure, has effective immediately appointed James E. Taylor to the new position of chief executive officer for the brand...


Victoria police Hummer style
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Victoria police Hummer style

Victoria Police have announced plans to use five custom built Hummer H3s in a new operation to tackle the weekend violence in Melbourne's CBD. General Motors' Hummer brand will be loaning the five vehicles to Victoria police with media reports suggesting the cars will be ready within five weeks...


Hummer H2 2008 London Motorshow
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Hummer H2 2008 London Motorshow

Hummer H2 2008 London Motorshow The H2 gets its own special mention. The last few years for the H2? Perhaps. Click through to the next page for a more comprehensive gallery.