Jeep is the American brand of 4 × 4 vehicles, produced by FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC), the automotive division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The original Jeep was designed by American Bantam, but after World War II, Willys-Overland and the Ford Motor Company began selling a similar looking vehicle called the “Jeep”
The original Jeeps were produced between 1945 and 1946, until production was moved to Kaiser Motors in Toledo, Ohio. In 1965, when Kaiser stopped production of the Jeep due to financial problems, it was acquired by Renault until its license expired in 1987, when it moved back to the Chrysler Corporation. The Jeep has been part of some of the most adventurous expeditions ever undertaken, but for many years it has also been a family vehicle and many continue to use it for this purpose. Jeep pioneered innovation by introducing features such as rollbars, automatic transmissions and more.
The term is derived from the typical WWII Jeep or “General Purpose GP vehicle” that served in the military (and civilian) after its introduction in 1941. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the basic definitions of the word “jeep” in English is a car that has four-wheel drive, low ground clearance and weighs significantly less than a truck.
Both Willys and Ford built experimental jeeps in the early days of World War II, adding armor to their cars. When it turned out to be a very successful recon vehicle, the army ordered several thousand more. Willys built them at his factory in the now-closed business park in Toledo, and was the only manufacturer to continue building them after the war.
Ford built Jeeps for specific purposes, such as ambulances. Many Jeeps were used by individuals and organizations during and after the war. The US Post Office used Jeeps as delivery vehicles, and at one time there was a Jeep dealer on every high street in America.
He was part of some of the most daring expeditions ever undertaken, including those in search of Amelia Earhart and Roald Amundsen.
Current Jeep models:
- The Cherokee is a sports SUV that seats 5 and costs $ 23,795
- The Renegade has a stark exterior and comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, for a price of $ 19,495
- The Wrangler is an excellent all-terrain vehicle with 4 doors and an available 3.6L V6 engine for $ 25,995
- The Patriot is not as strong or manoeuvrable as other Jeeps, but offers good fuel mileage for $ 18,395
All Jeep models are equipped with safety features, such as blind spot monitoring, to help keep you safe on the road. Jeep vehicles are designed to be rugged, yet fuel-efficient – they can go up to 600 miles without refilling gas!