If General Motors could have one do-over from its bankruptcy a decade ago, it wouldn't be to bring back Pontiac — a brand none of the executives wanted to ax but were forced to by the feds.
Nope, the one brand GM wishes it had back is Hummer.
Yes, it's true that sales of pickups and SUVs collapsed along with those of most cars in those recession-wracked months. And record-high fuel prices also hurt sales of light trucks. But, oh, have they recovered.
Can you imagine what a global goliath Hummer would be today in this SUV-crazed market? When GM kicked the plug out of the wall on Hummer, the brand was available in 33 countries and was one of the company's most successful exports. U.S. sales of SUVs this year are on track to nearly double since 2011's 865,633 units sold.