There is nothing that can compare to the off-road prowess of the Hummer with its intimidating face design.
Originally made with military specs, Hummer models began selling vehicles for civilian use in 1992. When General Motors bought Hummer in 1998, the model was renamed from Humvee to H1.
This is the first civilian vehicle that has been designed to be used for off road purposes. It is commonly called the Humvee as it borrows most of its features and specs from the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).
It is an SUV and SUT with a slimmer body compared to the H1 but designed with a longer and heavier structure. It is capable of hauling cargo like most trucks can. It provides a wider space making room for 6 or 7 passengers. The H2 is made to resist overturning. It can be used as a general purpose vehicle but is equally powerful to be used for off road purposes.
First released in 2006, the H3 is between a midsize pickup and a traditional midsize SUV. The 2013 Hummer H3 is a smaller modified version of the H2. It is sold for around $50,000. It carries the same engine options as the H2 but is available for a smaller 3.5L. Such is capable of producing 220 horsepower with a 225 Nm torque
Following Hummer H1, H2 and H3, the brand also made its efforts to expand the lineup with new models. This is based on the HX concept. This is in response to criticism on it being environmentally irresponsible because of its poor fuel economy. Basically, Hummer had plans to make more compact models with improved fuel economy and lower priced. A 2012 Hummer H4 and H5 were being planned and these models were supposed to be continued by the brand’s new owner.
In 2010, GM had troubles finding a new buyer and that made them consider killing the line altogether. While the sales deal with a prospective new owner did not push through, GM decided to keep Hummer trademark rights so the company can continue the line in case the situation permits it. Unfortunately for now, fans may not be seeing much from Hummer except for the existing models, H1, H2 and H3.