Russian "Undesirable" Oleg Deripaska Makes Play For Hummer

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, owner of Moscow-based Russian Machines, is in the hunt for the Hummer brand, according to Russian business magazine Vedomosti. Should Deripaska end up the high bidder, GM is going to have to take the paperwork to him: He's been barred by the US State Department from entering the… » 8/14/08 9:20am 8/14/08 9:20am

GM In Talks To Buy Out Hummer Dealerships

Automotive News reports that General Motors is bribing incentivizing moribund Hummer dealers by prepaying them second- and third-quarter bonuses based upon 2007 sales. The company is also reportedly talking to many dealer principals behind-the-scenes about buyout options, attempting to smooth the transition to a brand… » 7/28/08 10:20am 7/28/08 10:20am

Hummer H2 Assembly Line To Produce Just-As-Boxy Standard Taxis

The Standard Taxi by VPG Auto has been working the publicity circuit for a while now, but it appears AM General may step up to actually produce it. With the likely death of the Hummer H2, AM General will have excess capacity at its Mishawaka, Indiana plant. Assuming VPG can secure financing, they'll be able to start… » 7/14/08 10:20am 7/14/08 10:20am

More Evidence Points To Hummer Sale; Russians, Chinese Interested?

More evidence is emerging that GM is moving quickly to solve its Hummer problem. The Detroit Free Press reports today on John Voss, a Dayton-area dealer who purchased a Hummer franchise in April, who says that GM offered to refund his money. "They have three choices and they said they want to make this decision very… » 6/19/08 12:15pm 6/19/08 12:15pm

Once Upon A Time In Mexico: PUTC Hoons A Hummer H2 SUT In The Baja 500

While the General may be trying to sell off the Hummer brand, that didn't stop a few of the Humvee-wannabes from being deployed down to Mexico to wage war in the Baja 500. Proving — or at least attempting to prove — the H2, H2 SUT and H3 aren't just suburban soft-roading sissy-mobiles. Jalopnik superfriend, Mike… » 6/06/08 9:40am 6/06/08 9:40am

Environmental Impact of Prius, Hummer Considered By Slate

The leftist propaganda machine that is Slate recently made an attempt to quash rumors saying the Hummer H2 has a smaller overall environmental impact than a Toyota Prius. The argument goes that the manufacturing process is so energy intensive, and the materials so environmentally damaging, the Toyota Prius is actually… » 4/01/08 4:15pm 4/01/08 4:15pm

The Rumors Of The Imminent Demise Of The H2 Have Been Greatly…

Our earlier story on the demise of the Hummer H2 earlier today has shaken loose a few more details from inside sources and it turns out we weren't quite spot on with the kill date. It's actually 2014, not 2011. Here are the new details our previous story has shaken loose from the tree of knowledge that is the tower o'… » 3/10/08 4:03pm 3/10/08 4:03pm

Hummer H2 To Die By 2011, Take Cheap Gas With It

UPDATE: Looks like FUH2 has a little bit more life left in it — we've now determined the Hummer H2 will die in 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for not reversing the charges. The Hummer haters at FUH2 will get their wish faster than they'd ever hoped. It seems the death knell of the Hummer H2 has been… » 3/10/08 1:00pm 3/10/08 1:00pm