Report: GM Caught Not Soliciting Hummer Offers

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A new report in the Detroit News states that, while the automaker has received a number of inquiries about the brand, General Motors has neither solicited offers for Hummer nor engaged in discussions with potential buyers. GM is trying to downplay recent reports of interest in Hummer by Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska (now denied by Deripaska), and India's Mahindra & Mahindra. Although General Motors has said it's working on a "strategic review" of the Hummer brand that could lead to a sale, the automaker insists its current focus is on aiding dealer profitability on a case-by-case basis; considering that dealers sold an average of 11 Hummers each last month, that's probably a good place to focus. [Detroit News]

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Rob Emslie

@TRLennon: A choice between saving Chevy or Hummer?

Geez, that's like asking whether, if both were drowning and you could only save one, would you choose your still-cool mom who used to bake you cookies and let your sneak an occasional beer at the family gatherings when you were 15, or your morbidly obese, flatulent and tourettes-afflicted cousin who is always playing grab-ass with you in public and sticking your head in her sweaty arm-pit because she thinks it's so effing funny.

Yeah, that's be a tough one.