Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUV’s, first marketed in 1992 when AM General began selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee.
By late 1970’s, The U.S. Army needed a replacement for the aging JEEP that had been its mainstay since 1940. AM General, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMC, designed an entirely different kind of vehicle. AM General faced stiff competition for the contract but it was the only company to deliver a prototype and a contract was signed. On January 2nd, 1985, the first Humvee rolled off the line. The Humvee replaced the military Jeeps that were produced by AMC until 1982.
In 1992, AM General began selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee vehicle to the public under a unique brand name of Hummer.
In 1998, General Motors (GM) purchased the brand name from AM General and marketed three vehicles: the original Hummer H1, based on the military Humvee, as well as the new H2 and H3 models that were based on smaller, civilian-market GM platforms. Because of its size, the H1 was discontinued in 2006.
With the financial crisis of 2008 and GM’s bankruptcy in 2009, a buyer was sought for the Hummer brand. With none being able to fulfill GM’s requirements of sale, GM be
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gan dismantling the brand and the last Hummer H3 rolled off the line on May 24, 2010.