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Doomed Saturns, Hummers make assembly-line curtain calls

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0700

Two doomed General Motors brands--Saturn and Hummer--are getting their last hurrahs on the assembly line.

GM assembled 1,037 Saturn Outlooks last month after not making any Saturns since October.

“We are building out a few Saturns to utilize existing material,” GM spokeswoman Kim Carpenter said. GM will assemble Outlooks for a few more weeks, she said.

Meanwhile, a fleet company has ordered 849 Hummer H3s and H3Ts, so the Hummer line in Shreveport, La., will restart April 12 to build the vehicles. GM has promised to finish the Hummers by May 13, McKinley said.

Hummer production stopped in January.

GM is winding down both Hummer and Saturn after deals to sell them collapsed.

By Charles Child and Chrissie Thompson- Automotive News