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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
2011HyundaiSonata SE 2.0T6.20014.700Car & Driver
2011HyundaiSonata SE (6 spd. A)7.80016.100Car & Driver
2011HyundaiSonata SE7.50015.800Road & Track
2011HyundaiEquus6.10014.500Car & Driver
2011HyundaiElantra Limited8.90016.900Car & Driver
2010HyundaiGenesis Coupe5.70014.100Motor Trend
2010HyundaiGenesis Coupe 3.85.70014.400Road&Track
2010HyundaiTuscon GLS AWD (6 spd. A w/M)8.60016.800Car & Driver
2010HyundaiGenesis 3.86.00014.600Car & Driver
2010HyundaiGenesis Coupe6.10014.400motorweek.org
2009HyundaiGenesis 4.66.00014.500(C&D Online)
2009HyundaiSanta-Fe8.40016.500(C&D Online)
2009HyundaiSonata V66.9000.000(C&D Online)
2009HyundaiGenesis 4.6L V85.50013.900Road & Track
2009HyundaiGenesis Coupe 2.0T7.20015.400Road & Track
2009HyundaiGenesis Coupe Track5.70014.400Road & Track
2009HyundaiGenesis 4.65.30013.800Car & Driver
2008HyundaiSonata I4 (automatic)8.80016.800(C&D Online)
2007HyundaiElantra SE7.90016.300(C&D Online)
2007HyundaiVeracruz AWD7.70016.000(C&D Online)
2007HyundaiSanta Fe9.40017.300motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2006HyundaiSonata V6 6.6000.000(C&D Online)
2003HyundaiAccent GT10.00017.400
2002HyundaiElantra GLS8.5000.000(C&D Online)
2002HyundaiTiburon GT V-67.10015.600
2002HyundaiElantra GT8.00016.300motorweek.org
2000HyundaiAccent GSI10.00016.500
1999HyundaiSonata GLS10.30017.500
1998HyundaiTiburon FX7.90016.100(Edmunds Online)
1995HyundaiSonata GLS9.80017.500
1993HyundaiScoupe Turbo8.30016.300
1992HyundaiElantra GLS10.50017.700
1990HyundaiExcel GLS12.50018.600
1987HyundaiExcel GL14.00019.400
1986HyundaiExcel GLS12.90019.000