Jeep History

Jeep is a subsidiary car brand belonging to the Chrysler group. Because it's the oldest and most known SUV and off road carmaker in the planet, the word "Jeep" has changed into a common term describing Sport Utility Autos and off-roaders.

The first Jeep and praying for the US armed forces that needed a tough, trustworthy car that might be driven in all terrains and in all weather conditions. They needed an off-roader that would simply be transported all around the planet and was easy to maintain, so the first Jeep models were the perfect solution for the army wants. The first Jeep produced in big the M715 model that was mainly employed in the Vietnam War

The civil models derived from the army automobiles produced by Jeep in the 1950s and 1960s so they kept their wonderful off roader capabilities. In truth, for a number of years, enthusiasts all around the world that wanted a car to get the highest tops bought the removed the sole automobiles ready to deliver such intense performance. Today Jeep sells several SUV models, among which the Wrangler, Commander, Compass and Patriot are the best known.

The model that bought worldwide celebrity to Jeep, as it seemed to be a small, compact, simple and fun to drive and was ready to reach areas where other automobiles could only wish. Jeep started the Wrangle production in 1987 and because it resembles the military Jeeps of the 1960s and 1970s, the world fell in love with this automobile.

The models produced between 1987 and 1995, the YJ series, offered great comfort for a pure off roader and it was also available as a convertible model. In the years, Jeep added more sophisticated features to its Wrangler models, including an all automotive protecting roll cage, anti-lock brakes and power steering.

The second generation of Wrangler was produced between 1996 and 2006 and it was more refined, offered more comfort and a better on-road handling than the previous model.

The current generation of Wrangler is larger than its forefathers and offers stronger and economic engines and it's the most comfortable Wrangler so far. The Grand Cherokee is another Jeep success, as it was the company's best selling mid-size SUV across the years.

Jeep wanted a larger model to hold more people and could offer more comfort than the Wrangler and in 1993 they launched the first Grand Cherokee model. The Grand Cherokee is today at its third generation and along with the Patriot and Commander models, it offers the most advanced 4×4 drive system in the world (also known as).

In order to expand their car models, Jeep has launched another two car families, the Patriot and the Compass. Both the Jeep Patriot and the Compass models were launched in 2007 and they are delegates of the company's intention to deliver greener and more trustworthy cars. Jeep Dealers have to face tough competition in the SUV segment and with these new models that need to reposition themselves as the planet's most successful SUV maker.

Source by Dennis J James