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About Jeep Cars
Jeep: An Iconic and Legendary Automobile Brand
The brand name "Jeep" is synonymous with some tough vehicles used for off-road driving and other sports related purposes. Actually, it is an American automobile company which was founded in 1941. Currently it is owned by Italian automobile giant Fiat. The jeep division is headed by Michael Manley who is the CEO and it is headquartered at Toledo in Ohio State of United states of America.
Often Jeep is considered as a pioneer in off road vehicles design and production. The first model of Jeep, Wilys MB Jeep was produced in 1941 and it is the oldest off road vehicle produced. The whole project was actually need of the hour when US was going to join World War 2. Before joining, US government demanded production of a military vehicle with excellent of road capabilities. It is said that only 49 days were given to develop a prototype meeting requirements given by military. Wilys Overland was one of the two brands which could come up with such a prototype in such a short period of time. But due to its financial strength and better infrastructure it won the contract and supplied vehicles for army. Chief engineer Delmar Roos was responsible for design and special features which have to be installed to make it tough enough and lighter also simultaneously.
Jeepneys and Philippines:
Jeep and Philippines are associated with each other for a long time ago. Their history dates back to World War 2. Jeeps were originally used by American military for transportation. But when the world war was over they were given to Filipino people instead of carrying all the way back to America. These vehicles were modified according to the needs of local people. More space for passengers was carved out and roofs were added to provide shade and comfort for passengers. The military jeep was transformed and was used as a commercial passenger vehicle named as Jeepneys. Many decorative items and colours were also added to make it look attractive. Since then various generations of Jeepneys have hit roads of Philippines. It has become the most popular way of transport beating likes of metro and cars.
Ownership of Jeep Brand:
After end of World War 2 it was developed for civilian use also. The first civilian Jeep was produced in 1945 and was named as CJ or Civilian Jeep. In 1953 it was sold to Kaiser Motors and was named as Kaiser Jeep in year 1963. However, this venture was not successful commercially and this brand was sold to Amercan Motor Corporation in 1970. Jeep brand grew well under AMC and it was also profitable as well as popular. A new model of Jeep vehicle, Jeep Wrangler was also introduced. Few years later in 1980, Chrysler Corporation bought Jeep and other business ventures of AMC.
Jeep brand has a worldwide presence. It is very popular among automobile lovers all over the world. It is produced in other parts of world with partnership with other local automobile makers. In India, Mahindra and Mahindra have the license of manufacturing Jeep branded vehicles. EBRO in Spain and Mitsubishi in Japan are selling jeep brand in their respective countries. Similarly, in Philippines Juan Wilys MB are producing Jeep vehicles and selling to customers. In many countries, smaller subsidiaries Chrysler LLC are holding the licenses to sell vehicles.
Special Design feature:
Traditionally, Jeep vehicles are known for their ruggedness and strength. These qualities make it an obvious choice for people loving off-road vehicles. This is achieved by a unique feature of Jeep which is solid front and rear axles. These vehicles have larger ground clearance which is an essential feature of any off road vehicle.
Models of Jeep:
There are various models of Jeep which are running on the roads and terrains of Philippines. Vehicles are mainly sports utility vehicles and off-road specialists. Grand Cherokee is a SUV designed by jeep which is famous for its luxurious and powerful features. It has stylish looks with very comfortable interiors. It is fitted with a 20 inch aluminium wheel which makes it perfect for off-road driving. Its 3.0 litre V6 engine is powerful enough for carrying weight up to 3500 kg. Jeep wrangler is an off-road vehicle made to rule terrains and tough trails. It has really tough exteriors with special skid plates and fog lights. It is considered as the pride of Jeep brand all over the world.
A special technology named as Rock Trac 4WD system helps in delivering more torque to wheels for going over tough barriers such as rocks, boulders etc. With help of its low gear ratio and crawl speed it gives better control over wheels. Command Trac 4WD system increases the traction by dividing developed torque in half to front and rear axles. New generation of Wrangler in form of Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is going to hit markets soon.