Your Guide to the Jeep Wrangler

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What You Need to Know About the Wrangler

It’s been 75 years since the U.S. military told automakers that they were looking for a light reconnaissance vehicle to replace their aging modified Ford Model-T fleet. The Army invited 135 manufacturers to present their proposals, and in 1941 Willys-Overland Motors was selected as the primary manufacturer.

After modifications were made to the Willys-Overland Willys Quad it became the Willys MA, then the MB in its second generation with more than 363,000 produced by the manufacturer during World War II. The company couldn’t keep up with demand and contracted with Ford to produce 280,000 GPWs featuring the Willys licensed design.

The Jeep was born.

After World War II Willys trademarked the “Jeep” name and set out to market the vehicle as an off-roader fit for farm life. In the years since, the Jeep has gone from the Army’s chief utility vehicle to the American family’s chief utility vehicle.

Jeep’s current offerings give buyers a mix of the rugged utility that helped build the brand mixed with functionality and luxury that have made the vehicle a success in numerous demographics across the company’s model lineup.