Hummer Cars for Sale in Nigeria
Hummer SUV and truck was a heavy vehicle manufacturing division of General Motors Co from 1998 to 2010. The brand was actually founded by American General, a company which specializes in the manufacturing of Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) for the US and the Canadian Armies and is responsible for the creation of the iconic armored vehicle the HumVee. The branding rights for the Hummer vehicles were sold to General Motors Co, in 1998 which marketed three vehicles coming out of the Hummer line, the H1, the H2 and the H3. After the economic crisis which ravaged the US finance and manufacturing economy from 2007 to 2010, General Motors Co, was forced to either resell or close down the Hummer division. After several failed attempts to sell the Hummer brand and division, General Motors finally shut down its operations in 2010. A very impressive collection of used and tokunbo Hummer cars for sale can be found here.
Performance and Technology of Hummer
The Hummer brand was founded in 1992 by American General who specializes in manufacturing army and heavy duty vehicles in general in its plant in Indiana USA. American General wanted to commercialize a version of their APC HumVee for general public either in the form of a truck or in the form of an SUV. They sold the Hummer brand name to General Motors Co. in 1998 who produced Sports Utility Trucks and Sports Utility Vehicles from 1998 to 2010 till they were forced to shut down due to economical crisis and due to government takeover of the General Motors Co.
Popular Models of Hummer in Nigeria
General Motors only released three Hummer models. The H1, the H2 and the H3.
- Hummer H1: The first vehicle in the Hummer range was the Hummer H1, based on the Humvee. Originally released in 1992, this vehicle was designed by American Motors' AM General subsidiary for the U.S. Military. Five years previously, AMC had been bought by Chrysler.
- Hummer H2: The H2 is a full sized Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a Sports Utility Truck (SUT) manufactured by the General Motors under the Hummer brand which is the biggest auto manufacturer in the United States.
- Hummer H3:The H3 is a full sized Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the General Motors which is the biggest auto manufacturer in the United States. GM started manufacturing the H3 in 2005 and it has proved very popular in North American as well as export markets.
Availability in Nigeria
Hummer cars are not manufactured anymore since the factory is closed since 2010 but still a huge variety of used, new, overhauled, reconditioned, refurbished and imported or tokunbo Hummers in available in Nigeria at very good prices especially in the big cities.
Interesting Facts about Hummer cars
The first Hummer was designed by American General which is a branch of AMC (American Motors Corporation). The American military during the 1970s was looking for a manufacturer to build heavy duty vehicles for personnel carriers and they chose AMC in order to fabricate these vehicles. When in the late 90s the Hummer brand started to gain traction, General Motors Co. entered into negotiations for the Hummer brand name and bought it. Hummer brand took off after the takeover from General Motors Co, but then GMC itself filed for bankruptcy in 2010 after the economic crisis and had to sell the Hummer. It even failed to sell Hummer and had to close it in 2010.