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From CNN: "GM pulls plug on original Hummer":
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. said Friday it will stop building the gas-guzzling Hummer H1 truck, a military-style status symbol with poor sales, and focus its resources instead on better-selling vehicles.
The last H1s, which get about 10 miles per gallon, will roll out in June, the automaker said. The H1 is the foundation for GM's Hummer brand.
"We are discounting it because it's a low volume niche vehicle and we will dedicate our resources now to produce smaller-sized and higher-volume vehicles for Hummer," said Dayna Hart, GM spokeswoman for the Hummer brand.
Hopefully, this is the start of a trend, thanks to higher oil prices, if not to qualms of conscience about needlessly lining the pockets of Mideast regimes that claim to be our allies in the "War on Terror," while funding the "terrorists" (mujahedin, really) with that revenue and gleefully watching the fruits of their work. Yes, there is Citgo, but it's owned by the government of Venezuela, and Hugo Chávez has proven himself to be all too friendly with those same shady regimes... and a few horses short of a merry-go-round himself.
Whatever the reason, this is good news. And one hopes the Escalade, Navigator, Suburban, Expedition, and Yukon are headed for a similar fate. That said, I'd like to see a compact car spun off of the Hummer line, though GM would probably still want $90,000 for it... and wonder why no one's buying.