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2010 Hummer Production Commences, Alpha Models E-85 Capable

Hummer has begun its production for the 2010 H3 and H3T vehicles. The manufacturing facility located in Shreveport, Louisiana, is now at full tilt producing the smaller of the two Hummer offerings.

The start of production comes as great news for the network of dealers nationwide. Reports indicate there are fewer than 1200 unsold Hummers in the country, an inventory too low for most dealerships. Some dealers don't even have a 30-day supply. "The vehicles are scheduled to arrive at dealerships in mid-December," said Nick Richards of Hummer. The production of the 2010 vehicles was put on hold until after the deal with China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. was ironed out.

The H3 and H3T will see a few changes for the 2010 model year. All H3s are flex-fuel capable, making them able to burn ethanol-enriched E-85 gasoline. There are also three new color choices: red rock metallic, silver stone metallic, and canyon metallic. Prices for 2010 are altered slightly from the previous model year. The H3T goes up by $165 to $31,695, while the H3 Alpha sees a slight drop of $335 with a starting price of $36,460. All prices include a destination fee of $780.

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