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Saturday, February 27, 2010


GM will officially shut down Hummer operations as the deal with a Chinese automaker stalled over Chinese environmental concerns.

Hummer joins Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Saturn in the growing pile of ex-GM brands no longer considered part of the company's focused mission of not having to file for bankruptcy again. It was hoped, as with Saab and Spkyer, another company would step up and save the brand. In this case, it was Chinese company Sichuan Tengzhong, who couldn't persuade the government in Beijing it was a good idea to accept a company like Hummer into the big Chinese automaker family because of the brand's less-than-green reputation.