Hummer is an all-terrain classic of the 2000s that caused a sensation in the world market, a car derived from the military world and that came to symbolize the status and eccentricity of anyone who owned it. The Hummer was first manufactured by AM General Corporation in the early 80’s, and the test of fire was made in 1990 when two white units crossed the Soviet Union without any problem, as they were designed to overcome the most extreme obstacles.
However, they rose to fame and the civilian market when, according to AM General, the American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger showed them how impressed he was when he drove a convoy of police Hummers in one of his movies in 1992. This is why AM General Corporation decided to sell the manufacturing license to General Motors to mass market the H1. Subsequently, smaller models were designed and sold to adapt to civilian use, the H2 and H3.
Hummer had a moderately prominent participation in the Dakar Rally, since its cars had the ideal characteristics to face the route traced by this competition. This car, in addition to its all-terrain characteristics, provides a space and a platform strong enough to withstand virtually any type of customization. So much so that in some cases the platform is modified to become a limousine.
Its 4×4 traction characteristics and V8 engine with lots of torque make it an ideal car to overcome the most extreme terrain, loose terrain such as gravel and snow are no problem for this car. If your intention is to take a camping trip, or go off-road at any time you have available, this car is an important choice to consider. It has enough strength and more than enough cargo capacity for a family trip.
This car is considered one of the best off-roaders of its time, especially the H3 model, which despite being a bit smaller than its siblings in size, was highly upgraded technologically, with features such as individual front suspension and rigid rear axle. It had a towing capacity of up to 2.8 tons, and a fording height of 85 centimeters at up to 5 kilometers per hour, a feature that was very difficult for any other vehicle to surpass.
The H3 was a success in sales from 2006 until 2010 when it ceased production, and of which there are more than 8 versions, highlighting the Pick Up model and the SUV model. In short, this is the all-terrain car par excellence, with any of its 3 models the military origin is immediately obvious, but where it is most present is in the off-road performance.