So the topic I'll be discussing in this article, will obviously have to do with the question of the Hummer's existence as a limousine model. Practically, Hummer limousines still exist and are on the streets. However, they went out of business in 2009.
See, the financial crisis of 2008 affected basically all industries, including the automotive. Many worldwide seemingly stable and well positioned auto companies, nearly went bankrupt (including Ford motor company.) Hummer unfortunately wasn't one of the lucky ones to escape the devastating disaster of 2008. Hummer limousines were basically owned by General Motors however after the attempts to save the brand, they decided to shut down operations. This leaves limousine businesses and their clients hanging a little bit. Mainly because we understand that vehicles always need to be serviced and often break down. When an automotive company goes out of business, there aren't any more parts produced for their vehicles . So what this practically means, is that people owning hummer limousines really can't do anything about their vehicle breaking down.
Why do you see them here and there on the streets? The answer is it's like a collector's vehicle now. So for a limousine business to hold a hummer model is important and preferred by the lovers of this model. Then again: when something happens to the vehicle, it's hard to deal with it. Many companies will really make a decision of continuing on running their hummer vehicles, or finally getting rid of them. I think the more traditional ones and the businesses that like remembering events of the past, will keep these vehicles in their fleet. However limousine owners that are interested in the future and offering upgraded and perfectly serviced vehicles for their clients, will probably avoid the Hummer. Not because it's a bad looking vehicle, but simply because it can get dangerous to keep running them, when you can't find spare parts.
Let us know if you are a Hummer lover as well. We currently do not have any Hummer limousines in our fleet in Columbia, SC. We were a few of the Hummer "fanatics" but when you are trying to ensure a safe and comfortable ride for your clients, sometimes you just need to make some decisions and move on.