General Motors SA bids farewell to Hummer

2010-02-25 10:55

AFTER months of anticipation, General Motors South Africa has

announced that it will wind-down the Hummer brand on home ground, but it will

have no impact on the company’s local operations.


The company said they will no longer distribute and sell Hummer

vehicles in South Africa, but will remain fully committed to looking after

customers through their network of Hummer approved dealers.


General Motors has assured all Hummer customers that the company

will continue to offer full after-sales support and that all warranty agreements

will be honoured.


In May last year the Hummer H3 production was halted and the

company focused on the process of consolidating its manufacturing operations at

the Struandale, Eastern Cape, production facility.


General Motors says this is progressing well and is enabling them

to further improve efficiencies.


The company has a product portfolio plan in place which will enable

them to achieve the 50?000 Automotive Production Development Programme volume

requirement by 2012.


This incorporates new product programmes for the replacement Corsa

Utility and the Isuzu KB as well as derivatives of these vehicles.


To date GM have announced that they will be investing R700?million

in new tooling and facility upgrades to accommodate these new programmes.


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