The first Hummer was designed and manufactured by AM General Corporation in 1992. Hummer was in fact a brand known for manufacturing trucks and SUVs. In 1992, AM General Corporation started producing and selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee. However, the brand was purchased by General Motors (GM) in 1998 and manufactured three different models, including the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee; the Hummer H2; and the Hummer H3, both of which were based on smaller, civilian market GM platforms.
The brand doesn’t have a very long history, as its viability was being questioned in the economic downturn by 2008, and forced GM management to review potential of the brand. GM retained the brand so as to inspect its sales instead of being transferred to Motors Liquidation Company as part of GM bankruptcy.
However, a Chinese company, Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company, proclaimed that it would purchase Hummer, after getting approval from the government, but the bid was withdrawn later. The General Motors (GM) announced in February 2010 that it would start disassembling the Hummer brand.
Following the announcement, on May 24, 2010, the last Hummer H3 rolled off the line at Shreveport.
You can check here the complete history of Hummer.
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