The History of Jeep

From July 23, 1941 to the present day, the Jeep brand has been associated with truly off-road qualities, innovative technology and continuous improvement. Beginning with the Willys-Overland, the Jeep brand opened up the four-wheel drive market almost 70 years ago and pioneered the compact 4-door SUV class with the 1983 Jeep Cherokee. All Jeep models that are created today are, in one way or another, the successors of the brand's first vehicles.

The name 'Jeep', registered in 1950 as an international trademark, gave rise to a brand that has become one of the most famous with consumers around the world. In addition, the word 'Jeep' became a noun for off-road vehicles. Today Jeep models are offered in more than 120 countries around the world, the total number of sales of vehicles with the famous Jeep emblem exceeds 9 million.

During its nearly 70-year history, reliable and unpretentious all-wheel-drive Jeep vehicles have always been heroes - and not only in wartime conditions, but also on agricultural land and in rescue operations during natural disasters on a national scale.

The past decades have been filled with pilot solutions, creating fashion-setting vehicles from the wartime Willys MB to today's models. Having first mastered the niche of sport-utility vehicles, the brand continues to lead in the SUV segment.

Jeep introduces the Jeep Commander, Jeep's first 7-seat SUV on the Grand Cherokee platform with the new Quadra-Drive II transmission. In this all-wheel-drive system, redistribution of torque to the front or rear axle is controlled electronically and is faster than in existing analogs. At the same time up to 100% of torque can be transferred to either wheel. The Jeep Compass is based on the concept car of the same name, which was first shown at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 2005. The brand's all-new model has the layout and functionality of an SUV-class vehicle, combining these qualities with the performance, handling, fuel efficiency and price of a compact car. The Compass is the first Jeep built on a front-wheel-drive platform, with independent suspension front and rear, which gives it a smooth ride and handling, and the driver enjoyable driving experience. All versions of the car have all-wheel drive. Presentation Grand Cherokee SRT8 with HEMI engine is the fastest and most powerful Jeep from all previously produced cars of this brand, acceleration to 100 km/h - less than 5 seconds. Enraptured by the enthusiasm of its admirers, Jeep brand always stays on the crest of events, offering unique opportunities to test cars during events held in different countries under the names Jeep Experience Day and Jeep Camp.

Jeep introduces an updated legend - the new Jeep Wrangler. The new Jeep Wrangler is not only available in a 3-door version, but also in a 5-door version. Unlimited opportunities and true freedom await every Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited owner. In mid-2007, Chrysler (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge brands) once again becomes an autonomous company with a revived Pentastar logo, which is a symbol of brand success.

Chrysler Group LLC, a global strategic alliance with Fiat, is formed, building on Chrysler's traditional culture of innovation - started by Walter P. Chrysler - and Fiat's state-of-the-art technology. The new alliance has the resources, technology and worldwide network of dealers and distributors to compete globally. Chrysler Group LLC produces vehicles and automotive components under the Chrysler, JeepĀ®, Dodge and MoparĀ® brands. Do not forget to use Jeep VIN decoder in order to avoid potential problems when buying a used car.

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