April 7, 2005

Hummer to be built in South Africa

Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has announced that a global version of the Hummer H3 will be assembled at a plant in Struandale, South Africa in late 2006. The vehicles will be made solely for export to markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Components for the vehicles will be originally produced in GM’s Shreveport, Louisiana plant. The South African assembly will focus on revised content, such as right-hand-drive, exclusive to H3s sold outside North America. A diesel engine for international markets will be added at a later date. It will be the only facility producing the H3 outside of the United States.

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