Hummers were originally built by AM General Corporation, which was formerly AMC Jeep’s General Products division, in its South Bend, Indiana assembly plant.
As of 2006, Hummer has gone international with selected importers and distributors in Europe and other markets.
Since October 10, 2006, GM has been producing the Hummer H3 at its Port Elizabeth plant in South Africa for international markets.
Hummers at the Port Elizabeth plant are built both for local South African consumption and exported to Australia in the 2008 model year.
In Europe, the Middle East, and Japan, the H3 is also already available. As of October 2006, Hummer vehicles are marketed by about 300 dealers in 34 countries. 173 of those are in the U.S.
There are three current and possibly two future models in the HUMMER line:
- Production models
- HUMMER H1 (discontinued)
- HUMMER H2
- HUMMER H2 SUT
- HUMMER H3
- HUMMER H3T (Coming in summer 2009)
- HUMMER H3x
- HUMMER H3 Alpha
Even compared to other heavy passenger vehicles, Hummers have poor fuel economy.
H2 model is built to the over-8500-lb GVW class, its fuel economy is neither published by the EPA nor counted toward Corporate Average Fuel Economy.
For instance, H2 in one engine configuration averages about 14 mpg (US) (17 L/100 km/17 mpg imp) on highways, 10 mpg (US) (24 L/100 km/12 mpg imp) in the city, and has a curb weight of over 6,000 lb (2,700 kg).
Now a days the Indian Celebs are gone craze about buying the Hummer models to show their status. One of the South Indian Film celeb brought the H3 model from South Africa, which costs him nearly more than $25000 which is the highest ever.
As to told to his friends, it gives only 1 km per litre in the Indian roads.