General Motors has temporarily reinstated production of two vehicles hailing from discontinued brands. The Saturn Outlook and Hummer H3 production lines have recommenced production temporarily despite their respective brands being shuttered. Unlike the recent situation with Saab, this does not signal a future for either Saturn or Hummer.
Production of the two vehicles will resume for individual reasons. The General produced 1,037 Outlooks in February at its Lansing, Michigan plant where the Lambda platform vehicles (Enclave, Acadia, and Traverse, in addition to the discontinued Outlook) are produced. The Outlook will end production in coming weeks once Saturn-specific materials are used up.
The Hummer H3, on the other hand, is being temporarily produced to fulfill demand for a fleet order. Production will be reinstated on April 12 at GM’s Shreveport, Louisiana plant, and the order should be filled by the middle of May. After this, Shreveport will continue production of the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado although, as GM Authority has previously reported, the future is uncertain for these two vehicles as well, leaving us wondering about the future of the Shreveport facility.