Hummer H2 Takes Manhattan at the 2001 New York Auto Show

H2 with kids

New York, NY - Arnold Schwarzenegger, National Chairman, Inner-City Games Foundation and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Join HUMMER to Launch the H2 SUT and Announce HUMMER’s $13 Million Commitment to the Inner-City Games Foundation

NEW YORK CITY — In an exclusive ABC Studio premiere, the General Motors HUMMER H2 SUT (sport utility truck) was introduced today in the heart of New York City by Ron Zarrella, president of GM North America, with the help of special guests Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Kicking off the New York Auto Show, the sunset orange HUMMER H2 SUT turned the heads of New Yorkers as Schwarzenegger, with Giuliani by his side, drove down Broadway flanked by two jet black HUMMER H1s. In a dramatic entrance, the H2 SUT turned off Broadway and drove into ABC Studio amid crowds of onlookers to deliver both the truck and its celebrities to the event.

The H2 SUT concept vehicle is an evolution of the HUMMER H2. Introduced as a concept vehicle last year, the H2 SUV (sports utility vehicle) is headed to production in 2002 as a 2003 model. Like the rest of the HUMMER family, the H2 SUT concept vehicle provides a unique blend of functionality, capability and luxury. The extreme proportions of the truck make it an unmistakable member of the HUMMER family.

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HUMMER also used this event as an opportunity to announce to the Big Apple its sponsorship of the Inner-City Games Foundation (ICGF), as a $13 million dollar check was presented to ICGF Chairman, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"We are very excited to have HUMMER involved with Inner-City Games. Our organization is powerful proof of what the public and private sectors can accomplish together. With partners like HUMMER, we can continue to create opportunities and provide educational and sports programs for underprivileged kids and teach values such as discipline and sportsmanship," said Schwarzenegger of the new partnership.

"The Inner-City Games and HUMMER both share a passion for excellence. The fact that ICG helps kids strive for excellence and personal achievement is something the HUMMER team is proud to support," said HUMMER Marketing Director Michael C. DiGiovanni.

The Inner-City Games was founded in 1991 in response to the growing number of young people living in poverty and facing negative influences in cities across the country. The Inner-City Games Foundation provides funding for summer programs and year-round after school initiatives in 14 cities across the country offering sports competitions, computer education and cultural programs such as art and music. The ICG programs encourage children to strive for both athletic and educational achievement.

General Motors and AM General reached an agreement in December 1999 in which GM acquired exclusive ownership of the HUMMER brand name worldwide.

To find out more about HUMMER, visit www.HUMMER.com. Or, call 1-800-REAL4WD (1-800-732-5493) for product information and the location of the nearest dealer. To find out more about the Inner-City Games Foundation, please visit www.innercitygames.org or www.Schwarzenegger.com.

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