Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs, first marketed in 1992 the AM General began selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee. In 1998, General Motors (GM) purchased the brand name and marketed three vehicles: the original Hummer H1, based on Humvee and Hummer H2 and Hummer H3 models that were based on the civilian market, smaller GM platforms. For 2008, Hummer’s viability economic recession was being questioned and placed under review by GM management. Rather than being transfer to Motors Liquidation Company as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, a brand was retained by GM, in order to investigate its sale.
In 2009, a Chinese manufacturer, the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company, announced that it would acquire by Hummer, pending the government approvals, but later withdrew its bid. February 24, 2010, Reuters reported that the Ministry of Commerce of China had prevented the deal, although the ministry spokesperson denied rejecting the application, which had been held for eight months.
In late February, General Motors announced it would begin dismantling the Hummer brand. Although the automaker announced two days later that it had been approached with new offers, any sale became unlikely, as inventory was depleted and the Hummer dealerships began shutting down. After filling a rental fleet by car, the last Hummer H3 rolled off the line at Shreveport on 24 May 2010.
2017 Hummer Concept
The first vehicle in the Hummer range was the Hummer H1, based on Humvee. Originally released in 1992, this vehicle was designed by General Motors subsidiary AM America for the U.S. Army. Five years previously, AMC had been bought by Chrysler.
The Hummer H2 was the second vehicle in the Hummer range. There were two variations: The Hummer H2 SUV and H2 SUT. The Hummer H3 and Hummer H3T truck was the smallest of the Hummer models and is based on the GMT355 platform shared with the Chevrolet Colorado compact pickup trucks and GMC Canyon. The H3 and H3T truck was the smallest of the Hummer models and is based on the GMT355 platform shared with the Chevrolet Colorado compact pickup trucks and GMC Canyon.
The Hummer HX was developed in 2008 as outdoor, two-door concept car off the road, smaller than other Hummer models. Raser Technologies was used similarly to the Chevrolet Volt technology. The company unveiled the prototype of the Society of Automotive Engineers 2009 World Congress in Detroit.
2017 Hummer SUV Crossover
The E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) powertrain technology, was claimed to propel the vehicle up to 40 miles (64 km) on battery power, then a small 4-cylinder internal combustion engine would start to generate more electricity.