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Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is currently owned by the European firm Stellantis. Since 1987, when Chrysler purchased the Jeep brand, together with its other assets, from its former owner, American Motors Corporation, Jeep has been a part of Chrysler (AMC).

Jeep’s current product line is entirely comprised on sport utility vehicles, including crossovers and fully capable off-road SUVs and variants, as well as one pickup truck. Jeep’s previous lineup comprised additional pickup trucks, compact vans, and a few roadster models. Some Jeep models, such as the Grand Cherokee, fall into the luxury SUV sector, which the 1963 Wagoneer is credited with pioneering. Jeep sold 1.4 million SUVs worldwide in 2016, up from 500,000 in 2008, with two-thirds of those sold in North America, making it Fiat-best-selling Chrysler’s brand in the first half of 2017. Over 2400 dealerships in the United States have franchise rights to sell Jeep-branded vehicles, and if Jeep were split off as a separate corporation, it would be valued between $22 and $33.5 billion”slightly more than FCA as a whole (US).

Prior to 1940, the term “jeep” was used as slang for new recruits or vehicles in the United States Army, but the 1941 World War II “jeep” was the first four-wheel drive mass-production vehicle, potentially making them the oldest four-wheel drive mass-production vehicles today known as SUVs. During World War II and the postwar years, the Jeep became the principal light four-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Armed Forces and the Allies. Following the conflict, the word became widely used across the world. “The austere, cramped, and undeniably practical jeep became the ubiquitous World War II four-wheeled symbol of Yankee ingenuity and brash, can-do attitude,” according to Doug Stewart. It paved the way for later generations of military light utility vehicles like the Humvee, as well as civilian equivalents like the first Series I Land Rover. In the years afterwards, many Jeep models fulfilling comparable military and civilian functions have been developed in different countries.

Since 1945, when Willys-Overland introduced the first CJ or Civilian Jeep branded cars, the Jeep brand has been based in Toledo, Ohio. Since 1986, its successor, the theoretically consistent Jeep Wrangler series, has been in production. The Wrangler has been dubbed “the Jeep vehicle that is as fundamental to the brand’s character as the 911 is to Porsche” because of its solid axles and open top.

At least two Jeep models (the CJ-5 and the SJ Wagoneer) were produced for three decades in a single body generation.

The name “jeep” is still used in lowercase to refer to cars inspired by the Jeep that are appropriate for usage on rugged terrain. Since WWII, the Icelandic name Jeppi (derived from Jeep) has been used to describe any form of SUV.

The Army asked 135 businesses to construct functioning prototypes of a four-wheel drive reconnaissance automobile when it became evident that the US would be involved in the European theater of World War II. Only the American Bantam Car Company and Willys-Overland replied. The Army set an improbable goal of 49 days for delivering a functioning prototype. Willys requested additional time, but it was denied. With only a skeleton workforce remained on the payroll, the Bantam Car Company turned to Karl Probst, a skilled freelance designer from Detroit. After first declining Bantam’s request, Probst reacted to an Army request and began work on July 17, 1940, without pay.

Probst drew out comprehensive blueprints for the Bantam prototype known as the BRC or Bantam Reconnaissance Car in only two days and came up with a cost estimate the next day. Bantam’s offer, which included blueprints, was submitted on July 22. Spicer was to supply specialized four-wheel drivetrain components, and most of the vehicle could be constructed from off-the-shelf car parts. On September 23, the hand-built prototype was finished in Butler, Pennsylvania, and transported to Camp Holabird, Maryland, for Army testing. Except for engine torque, the vehicle met all of the Army’s requirements.

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