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Humvee maker AM General reportedly for sale, with interest from FCA, GM

Defense contractor could go for more than $2 billion

Defense contractor could go for more than $2 billion

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Junkyard Gem: 1983 AM General postal Jeep DJ-5L

One of the last of the good old mail Jeeps.

Just about the simplest street-legal motor vehicle available during its 30-year production run, the two-wheel-drive Jeep DJ is best known as a U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicle. Here's one in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

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Roy Lunn, celebrated engineer behind the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40, dies at 92

Father of the modern SUV, honored in the Automotive Hall of Fame

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Get ready for a new USPS mail truck, maybe from a company you don't know

It might have an electric or hybrids powertrain, too.

Would like some emissions with your mail, or rather not?

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Picture yourself rolling in Tupac Shakur's 1996 Hummer

Tupac Shakur allegedly bought this 1996 Hummer a month before his untimely death. Now the rapper's SUV is up for auction.

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AM General's new CEO has strong military roots

AM General has named a new chief executive, as longtime CEO Charlie Hall steps down and defense vehicle manufacturing industry veteran Andy Hove moves in to take his place.

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GM might outsource vans to AM General

A note to factory workers in Missouri suggests that GM might move some van assembly to AM General to increase production capacity for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

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Lockheed Martin protests Army's decision on Humvee replacement

AM General Takes The High Road

Lockheed Martin will protest Uncle Sam's decision to choose the Oshkosh entry to the JLTV competition, which is kind of exactly what we expected.

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Oshkosh JLTV to cost less than $399,000 fully loaded

AM General, Lockheed Martin To Likely Contest Decision

According to Army officials, the new Oshkosh JLTV should cost less than $399,000 per vehicle, a figure that includes a full complement of battle equipment.

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US Army selects Oshkosh to build Humvee successor

Oshkosh Defense has officially been awarded the contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the US military's replacement for the venerable Humvee.

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Mercedes moves R-Class production to AM General in Indiana

The R-Class may be produced in the US, but though it's not available here any more, it hasn't been killed off entirely. It's still available in China, but now Mercedes has awarded the manufacturing contract to AM General in South Bend, IN.

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Mobility Ventures adds luxury model to its lineup of wheelchair-accessible vans

Mobility Ventures, the Indiana-based maker of vehicles designed and built to accommodate people with disabilities, is adding a luxury model to its lineup. Called the MV-1 LX, the vehicle joins Mobility Ventures' portfolio of purpose-built vans with wheelchair ramps.

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US Army Humvee driver [w/video]

What It Takes To Drive The Army's Favorite Mule

Driven To Work is a new Autoblog series exploring the vehicles that do the work of the world and telling the stories of the people who operate them.

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AM General MV-1 is back in production [w/video]

AM General, the manufacturer best known as the maker of the US military's Humvee, has restarted production of the MV-1, the versatile van targeted specifically at the underserved market for the disabled.

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Banks 6.5L Humvee

The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee to most of us, is a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle designed and manufactured by AM General. In basic trim, the truck weighs about 7,500 pounds. For a beast of this stature, that number isn't overly alarming... until you realize that its stock 6.5-liter turbodiesel, running power through a four-speed automatic and portal geared hubs, only sends about 113 horsepower and 219 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. Accele

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VPG Autos ceases operations

In the span of about a month, four start-up car-building companies in the US have encountered serious problems. Fisker laid off 75 percent of its employees, Coda filed for bankruptcy, Carbon Motors pulled out of its Indiana assembly plant and now VPG Autos has ceased its operations. VPG has not officially filed for bankruptcy, but it is no longer building its wheelchair-accessible MV-1 (pictured) at the AM General plant near South Bend, IN.

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AM General Humvee C-Series kit is ready to order

If you were looking forward to the day you could order one of AM General's HUMVEE C-Series kits, it's almost time to get out the wrenches. Details, photos and a pre-order form are live on the AM General website.

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AM General to offer civilian Humvee kit car

After a 12-year hiatus from the civilian vehicle market, AM General is reportedly set to offer a kit-car of the C-Series Humvee. The kit will conform to U.S. government regulations and has been made possible by a deal with General Motors.

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Humvee reborn on the battlefield... with a chimney?!

The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), better known to most of us as the Humvee, has already served a long and distinguished career in the battlefield, and there have been a number of replacements waiting in the wings to take over where the HMMWV left off. Or, should we say, leaves off... assuming that ever happens.

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