History of Jeep

Jeep is a recognized and even legendary brand vehicles off-road, which currently belongs to the Group of Chrysler Group LLC. Under the slogan "Go Anywhere, Do Anything" that we could be translated as 'Go where you want, do anything', their cars are related in the world with concepts such as adventure, freedom and capacity.

The origin of the peculiar name of this firm has some urban legends around. Some say it is due to "Eugene the Jeep," remembered mascot magic of Popeye the sailor, capable to overcome all kinds of obstacles. Others say that the name arose to nominate a truck used in the extraction of petroleum, while another version with more credibility points to that it is a mispronunciation of the initials of 'General Purpose' (all purpose): Gee Pee in English.

In addition, the first Jeeps, who already boast of great ability to move in the most difficult terrain, were called by other names such as "cockroach" in Mexico, "El Chivo" in Russia, and the Chinese called it by a virtually identical to its original name nickname, as they have a word that sounds like Jeep and means "Man Recio".

Origins of Jeep

Jeep was founded by the Willys-Overland company in 1941. But since some years before the U.S. Army asked manufacturers to design a small, four-wheel drive vehicle and very versatile in any terrain, tough and good load capacity, thinking of an efficient mobility in the middle of World War II.

While the American Bantam Car Company was the first to introduce a prototype, the Government authorized to Willys-Overland and Ford to investigate the model, improving it. Then the three manufacturers presented their vehicles, being finally elected the "Quad" of Willys. In June 1941, a contract was signed for 16,000 vehicles, with some modifications that incorporated features of Bantam and Ford. The latter helped produce more units. The Allied forces also received thousands of these Jeeps.

Jeep after World War

After the war, is manufactured especially for agricultural work Universal Jeep, followed by variants called CJ: Civilian Jeep. The CJ-5, that would be the brand model manufactured by longer with more than 30 uninterrupted years production, as well as one of the 'off-road' most popular 20th century occurred in 1954. Then came the CJ-3B, manufactured in various parts of the world under license.

In 1963 the company changed name to Kaiser-Jeep, to be purchased by Henry Kaiser. But seven years later, he joined as the Jeep Division of American Motors. In 1987 bought it Chrysler, and that same year was launched on CJ-7; direct ancestor of the legendary Jeep Wrangler. Today of Jeep plants manufacture three lines of models, and it still has the same prestige of life.

Photo Gallery of Jeep

view more
Jeep - Photo #01
Jeep - Photo #03
Jeep - Photo #05
Jeep - Photo #06
Jeep - Photo #07

Jeep Cars Reviews

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Manufactured under Chrysler corporation and produced by the American manufacturer of jeep division; Jeep Grand Cherokee is a SUV vehicle of mid-size. The renowned corporation Chrysler has been originally owned by Fiat automobile manufacturer in Italy.

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler also a SUV manufactured by Chrysler, an American Automaker is a compressed vehicle with easy drive. Wrangler descends from the jeep of Willys military times, the CJ models of 1940’s. Later it was produced by the Kaiser jeep as well as the American Motors.

Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty also known as Cherokee in some parts of the world, is a compact sports utility vehicle introduced in the year 2002, produced by Chrysler’s Jeep marque. Liberty was actually released as a replacement to the Cherokee in US markets. The Liberty was priced between Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.

Technical characteristics of Jeep Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Jeep CJ-5 1979 127HP (94 kW) @ 3600 rpm 9.5 l/100km
2 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 Hardtop TJ 2001 192HP (141 kW) @ 4600 rpm 9.5 l/100km
3 Jeep Cherokee 1979 115HP (85 kW) @ 3600 rpm 9.5 l/100km
4 Jeep Cherokee 2.1 turbodiesel 1992 81HP (59 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.5 l/100km
5 Jeep Icon 1997 192HP (141 kW) @ 4600 rpm 9.5 l/100km
6 Jeep Compass 2.4 Limited CVT 2007 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.5 l/100km
7 Jeep Wrangler 2.5 Hardtop TJ 2001 121HP (89 kW) @ 5400 rpm 9.5 l/100km
8 Jeep Wrangler 2.5 Hardtop Automatic TJ 2001 121HP (89 kW) @ 5400 rpm 9.5 l/100km
9 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Limited 1992 172HP (126 kW) @ 4500 rpm 9.5 l/100km
10 Jeep Cherokee S 1981 157HP (115 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.5 l/100km
11 Jeep Wrangler 2.5 Automatic TJ 2001 121HP (89 kW) @ 5400 rpm 9.5 l/100km
12 Jeep CJ-7 1979 99HP (73 kW) @ 3200 rpm 9.5 l/100km
13 Jeep Dakar 1997 192HP (141 kW) @ 4600 rpm 9.5 l/100km
14 Jeep Wrangler 1995 124HP (91 kW) @ 5250 rpm 9.5 l/100km
15 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 2002 238HP (175 kW) @ 4800 rpm 9.5 l/100km