Gas is fucking $3.50 again, now that the oil guys grabbed the House. Can we please mothball the goddam hummers? Is your princess so precious and frail she needs a 12 mpg tank to commute to work and get groceries?
This is not Libya. This is not even Mexico. Stop raising my costs to underwrite your excesses.
Six years after it’s moment of reactionary Toby Keith fashion statement semi-coolness wore off, H2 production is dead in its tracks. This can’t bee a surprise. It’s the Continental Mark V of SUVs. Gargantuan, thirsty, puny on the inside, unwieldy and ill-suited for its usual role as suburban grocery getter. (But great for pimps.)
General Motors Corp. will cease production at four truck plants in North America and possibly sell its Hummer division, components of a major shift away from gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.
The company will add third shifts at factories in Oakland County’s Orion Township and Lordstown, Ohio, which make popular Chevy and Pontiac car models. It also will build a new small car in Lordstown, what it calls the next generation of the Chevy Aveo.
The company also will consider a complete revamp or even sale of the Hummer division, it said, in a “strategic assessment” of the brand.