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Hummer was a marque of trucks sold by General Motors. The original Hummer H1 was based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee). However, the Hummer H2 and the Hummer H3 were based on other, smaller civilian-market vehicles.

The HUMMER brand was not transferred to Motors Liquidation Company as part of the GM bankruptcy. Instead, this brand was retained by GM in order to investigate selling the brand. Chinese automaker Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company announced in 2009 that it will acquire the Hummer brand pending government approvals. However, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China rejected the deal.

As of April 2009, Hummer is the only brand in the United States whose entire model range lineup comes standard with a low-range transfer case, relatively high-ground clearance, and off-road tires.

Criticism of Hummers includes the criticism of SUVs in general, although at a higher degree. Specific extra criticisms of Hummers include their size, which can cause problems parking, driving and fitting in a garage and also being a potential threat to smaller vehicles. Safety and ecological perceptions from other road users has attracted a lot of criticism. The Hummers are criticized for their poor fuel economy too. For instance, H2 in one engine configuration averages about 17 L / 100 km on highways, 24 L / 100 km in the city, and has a curb weight of over 2,700 kg, making it technically illegal for use on some streets.

Hummer official site
2008 - HX Concept
2005 - H3
2002 - H2
1992 - H1