General Motors is still a month away from deciding what changes it needs to make to its network of Hummer dealers.
Michael Di Giovanni, GM's marketing manager for Hummer, said GM still needs 'to do its homework' before it decides how many new Hummer dealers it needs, whether Hummer franchises will be offered only to GM dealers, and what will happen to existing Hummer dealers.
Di Giovanni declined to talk further about GM's Hummer plans.
GM bought the sales and distribution rights to Hummer sport-utilities from AM General Corp. in December for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, GM is developing a new smaller sport-utility called the Hummer H2. GM expects the higher-volume H2, coming in 2002, to increase Hummer annual vehicle sales from about 1,200 units to more than 40,000 units.