Hummer is a brand of sport utility vehicle (SUV) sold by GM. The Original Hummer (now referred to as the H1) was based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee) base model. Originally manufactured for military use by AM General, civilian interest grew after televised use in Desert Storm showed how well the vehicles could handle off road terrain and how safe they were. Responding to public interest, AM General began producing civilian models in 1992 under the brand name Hummer. AM General sold the brand name to GM in 1998, but still produced the vehicles in their plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The large size and poor fuel economy drew anger from liberals who want to dictate what people drive. The Hummer H1 model was discontinued in 2006, but the H2 and H3 models are still being produced. Following the government take over of GM, they tried to sell the brand to the Chinese, but the deal fell through. In April 2010 the it was announced the Hummer would be shut down for good.