The Hummer limousine is becoming more and more popular and is today used for everything, from business meetings and corporate events to prom nights and bachelor parties. When you see a modern dolled-up Hummer limousine it can be hard to believe that this car can trace its ancestry back to the military hummer, formally know as the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. The civilian Hummer is a fairly new invention but the history of the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle begins in the 1970s when the United States Armed Forces decided that they needed something to replace their militaries trucks. AM General, a subsidiary of American Motors Corporation, became responsible for preliminary a design and prototype construction, and soon they had managed to create a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. This car naturally had very little in common with the modern Hummer limousines of today. Hummer limousines are definitely High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, but they are certainly not suitable for rough terrain. The exact length of a Hummer limousine can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they are usually around 38 feet long 15 feet longer than a Hummer H2. A majority of the Hummer limousines available from rental agencies are fitted with glamorous SUV-seats in black or red leather and the maximal number of passengers depends on the interior decorations.