Hummer got its start in 1992. It was originally a series of trucks and SUV's under the name of AM General. GM saw potential in the company and bought the outfit in 1998. GM began selling the vehicles under three types: the H1, which is most commonly assoicated to or like a military Humvee. GM also saw fit to produce the H2 and H3 versions which were smaller versions designed around smaller non-military designs.