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On this day: 03-22-1983

The origins of the Hummer

The Pentagon awards a production contract worth more than $1 billion to AM General Corporation to develop 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). The Humvee was designed to transport troops and cargo, the wide, rugged vehicles entered the spotlight when they were used by the American military during the 1989 invasion of Panama and the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. In 1992, a civilian version of the Humvee, known as the Hummer, went on sale. The hulking, attention-grabbing road warrior tipped the scales at some 10,000 pounds and got less than 10 miles per gallon. It was an early hit with Hollywood celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, who went on to own a fleet of Hummers. General Motors purchased the rights from AM General to market and distribute the Hummer. In 2002, the Hummer H2, a smaller (some 8,600 pounds), less expensive version of the original model, debuted. The Hummer H3, an even smaller (5,800 pounds), more fuel-efficient (16 to 20 miles per gallon) vehicle, was released. The following year, GM ended production of the original Hummer, due to low sales. GM later announced that as part of a reorganization plan it would sell the Hummer brand to a Chinese machinery company.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2011ChryslerTown & Country Limited7.60016.000Car & Driver
2008ChryslerSebring Convertible7.90016.100motorweek.org
2007Chrysler300C SRT84.90013.300Road and Track
2005Chrysler300C SRT84.70013.200(R&T June '05)
2005ChryslerCrossfire SRT-65.10013.300(C&D Aug '04)
2005ChryslerCrossfire SRT-65.40013.900motorweek.org
2005ChryslerCrossfire Roadster7.10015.300motorweek.org
2005ChryslerPT Cruiser Convertible7.80016.200motorweek.org
2005Chrysler300C SRT-85.00013.400motorweek.org
2004ChryslerCrossfire (6 speed)6.40014.700
2004ChryslerPacifica AWD9.30017.100
2003ChryslerPT Cruiser10.90018.200
2003ChryslerPT Cruiser Turbo6.70015.300motorweek.org
2002Chrysler300M Special7.40015.600(MT Aug '02)
2002Chrysler300M Special7.20015.500motorweek.org
2001ChryslerSebring Convertible8.40016.300motorweek.org
2001ChryslerSebring Coupe8.50016.400motorweek.org
1999Chrysler300M w/ Perf. Pkg.7.70015.900
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1998ChryslerConcorde LXi8.10016.000
1998ChryslerSebring JXi Conv.10.20017.600
1996ChryslerSebring JXi Conv.10.00017.400
1995ChryslerCirrus LXi9.40017.200
1995ChryslerNew Yorker8.90016.700
1995ChryslerSebring LX8.60016.600
1994ChryslerCirrus LXi10.30017.500
1990ChryslerLeBaron GTC7.20015.800
1989ChryslerTC by Masterati6.90015.400
1987ChryslerLeBaron Convertible11.30018.200
1985ChryslerLaser XE8.10016.000
1985ChryslerLeBaron GTS Turbo8.10016.200
1984ChryslerLaser XE8.60016.200
1980ChryslerNew Yorker Fifth Avenue14.10019.800
1973ChryslerLeBaron Imperial 440ci11.80018.100
1967ChryslerSunbeam Tiger II7.50016.000
1960Chrysler300F 413/375hp 3spd auto7.10016.000 "Motor Trend"
1931ChryslerCG Custom Imperial Lebaron Sports Roadster 385ci20.00021.500