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The Hummer sport utility vehicle is a contemporary marker of financial success and social confidence. A dominant road warrior designed to take on the world at full-throttle these monstrous vehicles are one part luxury and two parts muscle! The perfect vehicle for all types of accomplished travelers, the Hummer SUV is one of Image Rent-A-Car's most popular luxury vehicle rentals averaging hundreds of requests each and every year. So how did this Hummer revolution really begin ' and what is it that makes the Hummer so appealing to high-profile travelers and the cosmopolitan community? Revered for its commanding presence and highly sophisticated setup, the modern Hummer owes much of it's success to the earliest generation of off-road vehicles' the HMMWV. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles of World War II prefigured the civilized Hummer H2's and Hummer H3's of today, spawning what would become one of the auto industries most lucrative areas of luxury transportation. Bigger, bolder and better than any sport utility vehicle currently out there, the Hummer will surely go down in history as one of Image Rent-A-Car's most unique vehicles ' so don't delay! Call to reserve yours today!
Designed by the South Bend, Indiana auto group AMG, the original Hummer was and instant military hit, providing soldiers with the ultimate all-terrain off-road vehicle. Quickly christen a 'Humvee' by on-duty soldiers the HHMWV was an engineering triumph, measuring in at just over 15 feet long, 7 feet wide and over 6 feet tall. Weighing in at over 5,200 pounds, the original Humvee feature a fully independent rear-suspension, a powerful GM 379 inch diesel V8 engine and tons of reinforced steel framing. Capable of out-putting nearly 150 horsepower, the original HMMWV could literally tow a train, providing military personal with plenty of high-powered performance on all types of terrain. Designed for functionality and safety, these vehicles have become an important part of our country's military history.
American citizens were first introduced to the Humvee vehicle when Operation Desert Storm rolled into high gear during the early 1990's; practically every television in North America featured daily snapshots of these vehicles in action, drawing immense interest from the general public. One such interested civilian happened to be legendary movie star and current California Governor Arnold Swarzenegger, who immediately asked AMG to build him a spin-off civilian version of the vehicle, instituting a Corvette V8 engine in place of the GM design. By 1992 the first full-scale production civilian Hummer was made available to the general public, providing SUV lovers with what would quickly become one of the world's most popular novelty items. Hummer rentals initially offered a GM diesel engine up until 1995 when a Chevy V-8 became the major option. This engine would later be dropped in favor of a 190-horsepower turbocharged diesel setup, which further provided civilian travelers with the capabilities to transverse well, pretty much anything! General Motors would later purchase the rights to sell the civilian Hummer, producing Hummer H2 and the recent Hummer H3 models.
Famous Hummer Owners
Numerous celebrities currently own one of the Hummer civilian models including:
- Rapper DMX
- Professional soccer player Ronaldinho from FC Barcelona
- Neil Young owns a Hummer that has been specially modified to run off of cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel
- Hugh Heffner owns his very own Hummer Limo
Over the years the Hummer name has taken off, creating a whole brand of big and bold products including everything from clothing and cologne to toys and trinkets. The ultimate off-road vehicle for rough and tough travelers, the Hummer also features a variety of luxury amenities specially designed for upper class clients. Now 20 years old, Hummer rentals continue to captivate New York City travelers of all ages and backgrounds, so why not make this the day you join the ranks of Hummer-nation; reserve one of Image Rent-A-Cars exclusive Hummer rentals today!
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