The Jeep is a registered trademark of American cars, a division of Chrysler Group LLC, wholly owned the subsidiary of Fiat SpA Italian multinational manufacturer. The former Chrysler Corporation acquired the Jeep brand, and the remaining assets of the owner American Motors 1987 Jeep current product range consists only of SUVs and SUVs, but also including truck in the past.
The 1st Willys MB jeeps were manufactured in 1941 and is thus the oldest car ever made off and the first civilian models were created in 1945. It gain a number of other light-duty cars, such as Land Rover. The original Jeep vehicle that appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4-wheel drive vehicle of the US Army and the Allies during World War II and the postwar period. Many Jeep variants serving the similar military and civilian tasks since in other nations created.
Many versions of the origin of the word Jeep convince to be ambitious to verify. The widespread theory is that the GP of army denominate was in the Jeep word in the same way as the contemporary HMMWV became known as the Humvee known. Joe Frazer, Willys-Overland president from 1939 to 1944, claiming the word Jeep disguising the initials GP have invented
The Jeep word, however, has since 1914 allocated by the mechanics of the US Army to use new vehicles to be tested. In 1937 the tractors were called to Minneapolis Moline to the US military jeeps were provided. A precursor of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was also known as the Jeep. The original trade mark application was filed in February 1943 by Willys-Overland. There is also a generic term of a tiny (Jeep) for vehicles, inspired by the Jeep that used for off-road use. As the only company that constantly Jeep vehicles manufactured after the war, in June 1950 Willys Overland was the privilege have the name “Jeep” as a registered trademark granted.
Jeeps were used by all services of the US military. An average of 145 were delivered to each infantry regiment of the army. Jeeps were used for many purposes including cable laying, saw milling, as fire trucks, against the fire, field ambulances, tractors and fight with suitable wheels, would even run on rails. An amphibious jeep, “trickle”, the model GPA, or (Sea Jeep) was built for Ford in modest numbers, but it could not it considered a success was neither a good giant SUVs still be a good boat. As part of the war effort, nearly 30% of all Jeep production in Great Britain and the Soviet Red Army was delivered.
Good functional look of the original Jeep have been hailed by industrial designers and curators of museums as well. The Museum of Modern Art characterize the Jeep as a functional design classic, and regularly presented the Jeep as part of its collection. Ernie Pyle called Jeep, with the Coleman GI Pocket Stove, “the 2 most important pieces of noncombat equipment ever developed.” Jeeps became even more famous after the war, as they stood on the surplus market. Some ads claiming “still in the box from the factory Jeeps.” Offer This legend persisted for decades, despite the fact that Jeeps were never delivered from the factory in crates.
The jeepney is created a unique type of taxi or bus in the Philippines. The first were surplus military jeepneys MB and GPWS, left in the country by the war after the war and the independence of the Philippines devastated. Jeepneys were Jeeps so that more passengers built by the extension and expansion of the “bathtub” rear of the vehicle to drive. Over the years, jeepneys have, even if they set up the most widespread symbol of modern Philippines in more elaborate and extravagant designs by their owners. Most jeeps today are built by local manufacturers zero, with different powertrains. Some are even made of stainless steel. In the US military, the jeep has been supplanted by a number of vehicles (eg M151 MUTT Ford), the latter of the Humvee.
Jeep Off-road Capabilities
Jeep advertising has always emphasized the skills SUV. Today, the Wrangler one of the few vehicles with all-wheel drive with front and rear axles and solid. These areas are known for their durability, resistance and pivot. New Wranglers come with a Dana 44 rear differential and front differential 30.
Another benefit of solid axle vehicles is they tend to be easier and cheaper to “lift” his suspension with aftermarket systems. This increases the distance between the axis and the vehicle chassis. By increasing this distance larger tires can be fitted, so that the ground clearance be increased, so that it even greater obstacles and difficult to traverse. In addition to higher ground clearance, many owners want to increase suspension articulation or “flex” their Jeeps greatly improved off-road type. Good suspension articulation keeps all four wheels in contact with the ground and maintains traction. Useful features small Jeeps are their short wheelbases, narrow frames and ample approach, turning and departure angles, Jeep allowing them to integrate difficulties in places where full-size four-wheel drive.