What Happened To The Hummer?

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • The Hummer was an angular, militaristic, go-anywhere truck that became an emblem of 1990s pop culture. General Motors' Hummer was a coveted status symbol sought by celebrities and a sometimes mocked and vilified example of how far of America's newfound love for SUVs had gone. But in 2009, GM put several of its brands to the ax, including Pontiac, Saab, and Hummer. While the Hummer had a brief lifespan of just under two decades, it made a lasting impression on the auto industry.

    Clarification: General Motors ended Oldsmobile production in 2004, a few years before GM stopped producing the other brands mentioned at 8:05.

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    What Happened To The Hummer?
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  • Jamila Noelle
    Jamila Noelle  yesterday

    I use to go crazy over that tanker 😊😊

  • itsmarkwtf
    itsmarkwtf  2 days ago

    If GM gave the H3 the same engine as the 2002-2010 Chevrolet Trailblazer, it would have been a home run. GM should revive Hummer as well as Pontiac.

  • Miss Frizzle
    Miss Frizzle  3 days ago

    I like telling this story because I always kick myself over it. Keep scrolling if you don’t want to be bored.

    When I was like 16 or 17 was during the big car company fallouts and it was about to file for bankruptcy. I was only a junior in high school but the stock market was interesting to me. I remember the shares of GM being $0.86. And I asked my dad if he would buy 1000 shares for me because I wasn’t old enough to do trading and we could split the money. He said no because he would just lose his money because they were going under. They closed at 35.60 the other day. They’ve held steady around the price for awhile now. But I’d be about 35k dollars richer or maybe just not in student loan debt today. 😂

  • Dhyey Patel
    Dhyey Patel  4 days ago

    Hummer uses too much of diesel than an average car

  • Gerry Freeman
    Gerry Freeman  4 days ago

    Needed to be made from lighter materials and use a hybrid diesel power train '
    I just did not get '
    Why GM could not see this '

  • NABEEL ALI
    NABEEL ALI  4 days ago

    We have one. It’s rare to have one in the UK especially a H1 And H2

  • X11KYX
    X11KYX  5 days ago

    Hummers were not masculine they were big ugly pieces of American junk. Pure garbage vehicles

  • Toni Wang
    Toni Wang  6 days ago

    By the way, GM plans to revive the brand into an electric vehicle ...

  • Haresh G
    Haresh G  7 days ago

    Bringing back??? Have u forgot about the cybertruck!!!

  • dangerouslytalented

    There is only one reason to run a Hummer in a city. As a limousine. Vulgar, wide, and tall. A stretched hummer limo is the perfect thing for overentitled 17 year olds to take their girlfriends to the prom or football teams after their season ends. They are just impractical for anything else except that and driving offroad on relatively flat land.

  • Chthonian121
    Chthonian121  7 days ago +1

    Someone get Arnold a G Wagen lol

  • GunScott HDgaming
    GunScott HDgaming  7 days ago +1

    *Its ironic that earth protesters ended Hummers and not the cheap Chinese cars *

  • Master Erakius
    Master Erakius  7 days ago

    If I had the money, would I buy and run a hummer? Hell yes. The problem? Very few people are rich enough to be able to buy and run one. And out of that small group, not everyone is going to want one. That’s not a big market.

  • vesa andrei
    vesa andrei  7 days ago

    Exactly what Tesla it's doing now with Tesla truck, Humvees are great, perfect for showing off 😅

  • Star Butterfly
    Star Butterfly  7 days ago

    The reason the Hummer died was because of high gas prices and the great recession. I would also say environmentalists but people are buying SUVs again, although they are better on the MPG front and there are even hybrid and EV models of famous SUVs.

  • No light, no water, no late night snacking.

    9:26 the hummer HX concept actually looked good, too bad it never went into production. 😥

  • No light, no water, no late night snacking.

    I heard that general motors might bring it back as an EV

  • No light, no water, no late night snacking.

    the H1 Alpha was A HuMmEr, everything that came after was a toy.

  • VodShod
    VodShod  7 days ago

    It is funny how they don't mention the Tesla cars as iconic, but it is the usual. The new Hummer is the Tesla Cyber Truck, but it seems it may go the opposite way since the military and police are trying to get a hold of them.

  • Paul Vo
    Paul Vo  7 days ago

    why didn't am general cant take the hummer back from gm in the first place in 2010 but also rather not selling the hummer to general motors in 2002?