Although Hummer’s tires are sinking into quicksand – and may remain there if a qualified new buyer does not come forward soon – an undisclosed buyer (or maybe even many buyers) have given GM reason to kick-start the Shreveport, LA plant back into action. The plant, having been idled since January 2010 upon ceasing production of H3 and H3T models, will reopen from April 12 to May 13 to fulfill a rather eye-opening 849 unit order.
The recent fall-through of the Hummer sale to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong, in no small part thanks to the Chinese Government, presents quite the mountain to climb (even for a Hummer). And though the future of the uber-SUV brand remains uncertain at best, this writer still has a few ideas on how Hummer could become an off-road juggernaut over Jeep and Land Rover once again.[Source: Hummer Guy via Autoblog]