Giant car reaches end of the road -
05-14-2006, 12:53 AM
The American car manufacturer General Motors is to cease production of one of the largest and most eye-catching cars in the world - the Hummer H1.
The car, which does a petrol-guzzling 10 miles to the gallon (4.5km to the litre), was based on the military vehicle the Humvee.
It became a status symbol among celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
GM said it expected the last H1 to be built in June while the car's "DNA" would live on in the Humvee.
No job cuts are foreseen as a result of the decision as workers would be switched to military production, the firm said.
Since the H1 was launched in 1992, H2 and H3 models have appeared which are said to have broader appeal to motorists.