Hummer

The original civilian Hummer from AM General. (Tim Tomkinson)

The civilian version of the military’s Humvee off-road vehicle, which was produced by AM General from 1992 to 2006. Some of its critics saw the truck, which got 12 miles to the gallon, as a middle finger to environmentalism. In 1999, AM General sold the brand to General Motors, which modified the hulking original to produce the smaller and less capable H2 and H3 models favored by rap moguls and Texas oilmen. GM ceased production in 2010, after years of rising gas prices contributed to shrinking sales.

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