AM General is an American heavy vehicle and contract automotive manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana.
In 1964, Kaiser-Jeep purchased the Studebaker facilities in South Bend , and formed the Defense and Government Products Division in 1967, which after American Motors purchased Kaiser-Jeep became what is now AM General.
AM General's roots (and its location in South Bend ) also lie with the "General Products Division" of Studebaker , which, along with its substantial defense contracts, was acquired by Kaiser Industries in early 1964 after Studebaker closed its U.S. auto manufacturing operations. At the time, Kaiser had been awarded a US$87 million Army truck contract, and under government pressure agreed to perform the work at the South Bend plant it had recently acquired from Studebaker . Subsequently, American Motors Corporation (AMC) purchased the Jeep Corporation from Kaiser in 1970 when Kaiser itself decided to leave the auto business.
In 1971, AMC made the General Products Division of Jeep (producing military trucks, as well as contract and non-commercial vehicles) a wholly owned subsidiary and renamed it AM General Corporation . In the late 1970s, it developed the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, nicknamed "Humvee") for military use as a heavy-duty replacement for the jeep. American Motors ended its history as an independent automaker in 1982 when controlling interest in the company was purchased by France's Renault. U.S. government regulations at that time forbade ownership of defense contractors by foreign governments, and Renault was partially owned by the French government. Therefore, in 1983, AM General was sold by AMC to the LTV Corporation and it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the LTV Aerospace and Defense Company. (As a result, AM General remained an independent company after AMC was purchased by Chrysler Corporation .)

AM General also acquired contracts from the Department of Defense to build medium and heavy trucks for the armed forces.
M151, MUTT, was the successor to the Korean War M38 and M38A1 jeep Light Utility Vehicles,
M54 5-t 6x6,
M35 2,5-t 6x6,
M809 19701982 ,
M939 c 1982 5-t 6x6 truck.
1999: The HUMMER brand is acquired by General Motors. AM General continues to assemble and maintain parts, training and warranty support.
2002: AM General
2008: AM General and General Dynamics joint venture, General Tactical Vehicles, wins contract to develop the next-generation JLTV.
2013: AM General forms Mobility Ventures LLC to produce the worlds first vehicle built from the ground up for wheelchair accessibility.
(Land Locomotion Mechanical Vehicle Mobility LL-MVM) Home