The Hummer is a brand of trucks and SUVs, marketed for the first time in 1992 when AM General began selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee. In 1998, General Motors (GM) bought the brand and marketed three vehicles: the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, and the Hummer H2 and Hummer H3 models that GM civilian market based on smaller platforms. In 2008, the profitability of Hummer in the economic crisis has put into question, and it was under review by GM management. The brand of GM was instead transferred to Motors Liquidation Company in the GM bankruptcy law in 2009 selected to study its sale.
In 2009, a Chinese manufacturer Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industry Machinery Company announced its intention to acquire Hummer until government approval but withdrew its offer. On 24 February 2010, Reuters reported that the Commerce Department had prevented the case, although a spokesman for the department refused the request, which had been banned for eight months reject. In late February announced General Motors would start dismantling the Hummer brand.
While the automaker announced two days later that he had been approached with new offerings, in April 2010, all sales must be unlikely that the stock is depleted and lobster houses began. After filling out an order of Car Fleet, the last out of the Hummer H3 in Shreveport Online May 24, 2010.
The original Hummers were originally designed by AM General Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Motors Corporation (AMC), and erected in its Mishawaka, Indiana, assembly plant. In 1979, the Army of the United States for a new entrepreneur’s High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle “that could follow in the footsteps and truck ruts in the army in full size (HMMWV) Search. Under the four competitors for the contract, AM General developed a completely new vehicle, the army to meet. Within a year he was the first to deliver a prototype. The first production versions were delivered to the test site of the Army on 2nd April 1982.
After the test was terminated AM General was awarded the contract for the supply of the HMMWV to the United States Armed Forces awarded. The first models were constructed in a variety of devices and military variants origin. The contract produces then increased another 15 000 units. AM General had planned a civilian version of the Humvee in the late 1980s with the same structure and most of the mechanical components of civilian Hummers were ready for sale in the paint color of the car, adding car improvements, including air conditioning, soundproofing, improved cushioning, stereos, wood paneling, and close packages. The civilian model began in part because of the persistence of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who saw an army convoy during a movie recording.
In December 1999, AM General sold the brand to General Motors but continued to manufacture the vehicles. GM was responsible for the marketing and distribution of all produced by AM General Hummer. The Hummer H3 in Shreveport, LA alongside the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups, with which he the GMT-355 platform. Hummer dealership buildings have a roof over their Quonset type size by half, the subject of the military origins of the Hummer brand. The company announced it was ready to receive offers for all or part of the assets that were considered. US company Raser Technologies and many others might be interested in buying the company expressed. However, on April 7, 2010, the attempt failed as well, and General Motors officially declared it the brand and offered rich rebates to the remaining 2,200 vehicles moving Hummer SUV closed.
Hummer H1: The first vehicle in the Hummer range was the Hummer H1, based on Humvee. Originally released in 1992, this vehicle was developed by AM General subsidiary of American Motors for the US Army. Five years ago, was bought by AMC Chrysler.
Hummer H2 : Hummer H2 is the second vehicle in the Hummer range. There were two variants: The H2 SUV and Hummer H2 SUT.
Hummer H3 : Hummer H3 and Hummer H3T trucks were the smallest of the Hummer models and were divided based on the GMT355 platform with compact pickups Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
Hummer HX : The Hummer HX 2008 was developed as an open-air, two-door concept car at land, smaller than the other Hummer models.
Hummer Plug-in hybrid: Raser Technologies (formerly Utah) was a technology similar to using the Chevrolet Volt. The company presented the prototype at the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit. The E-REV drive technology (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle), was claimed to be booted the vehicle to 40 miles (64 km) on battery power, then a small internal combustion engine with 4 cylinders to produce more electricity at the start.
Team Hummer Racing was founded in 1993 by off-road racer Rod Hall Hummer’s team competed in two classes of shares and has led guests with special racing shock absorbers, tires, and other changes BITD, with the mandatory safety equipment. Team Hummer H3 Class of Hall drove first place in the class with the H3 in the Baja 2005 in 1000 Team Hummer had 11 production class wins at the Baja 1000. A modified two-wheel-drive Hummer was driven by Robby Gordon in 2006 (not completed), 2007 (No. 8), 2009 (No. 3), 2010 (No. 8), and 2011 (did not finish) in 2012 (disqualified), and 2013 (14th ) Dakar.
GM has been active in licensing the Hummer. Various companies have laid Hummer trademarks for use in Cologne, flashlights, bicycles, shoes, coats, hats, laptops, toys, clothes, CD players, and other items. An electric four-wheeled Hummer badged as is currently manufactured in the UK.