Jeep New and Used Parts and Accessories Quotation
Jeep New and Used Parts and Accessories
Headquarters Toledo, Ohio, USA
Area served Worldwide
Key people Michael Manley (CEO of Jeep division)
Sergio Marchionne (CEO of Chrysler Group LLC)
Products Sport Utility Vehicles
Parent Chrysler Group LLC
Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of Chrysler Group LLC, a consolidated subsidiary of Italian multinational automaker Fiat. The former Chrysler Corporation acquired the Jeep brand, along with the remaining assets of its owner American Motors, in 1987. Jeep’s line of vehicles consists solely of sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles but has also included pickup trucks in the past.
The first Willys MB Jeeps were produced in 1941, making it the oldest off-road vehicle make, and the first civilian models were produced in 1945. It inspired a number of other light utility vehicles, such as the Land Rover which is the second oldest 4-wheel-drive brand. The original Jeep vehicle that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II, as well as the postwar period. Many Jeep variants serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created in other nations.
1.1 Origin of the name
1.2 Trade name
1.3 Bantam Reconnaissance Car
1.4 Ford Pygmy and Willys MB
2 World War II Jeeps
3 Postwar military Jeeps
3.1 The CJ-V35/U
3.2 The M715
4 The Jeep brand
4.1 AM General
5 Off-road abilities
7 Jeep model list
7.1 Historical and military models
7.2 Jeep Forward Control, Jeep Jeepster, & Jeep FJ
7.3 Jeep CJ
7.4 Jeep DJ
7.5 Jeep SJ
7.6 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
7.7 Jeep Comanche
7.8 Jeep Wrangler
7.9 ZJ, WJ, and WK models
7.10 XK models
7.11 KJ models
7.12 Current models
7.13 Concept vehicles
8 Jeeps around the world
9 Jeep apparel and sponsorships
10 See also
12 External links
Origin of the name
Many explanations of the origin of the word jeep have proven difficult to verify. The most widely held theory is that the military designation GP (for Government Purposes or General Purpose) was slurred into the word Jeep in the same way that the contemporary HMMWV (for High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle) has become known as the Humvee. Joe Frazer, Willys-Overland President from 1939-1944, claimed to have coined the word jeep by slurring the initials G.P.
An alternative view launched by R. Lee Ermey, on his television series Mail Call, disputes this “slurred GP” origin, saying that the vehicle was designed for specific duties, and was never referred to as “General Purpose” and it is highly unlikely that the average jeep-driving GI would have been familiar with this designation. The Ford GPW abbreviation actually meant G for government use, P to designate its 80-inch (2,000 mm) wheelbase and W to indicate its Willys-Overland designed engine. Ermey suggests that soldiers at the time were so impressed with the new vehicles that they informally named it after Eugene the Jeep, a character in the Popeye comic strip and cartoons created by E. C. Segar, as early as mid-March 1936. Eugene the Jeep was Popeye’s “jungle pet” and was “small, able to move between dimensions and could solve seemingly impossible problems.”
The word jeep, however, was used as early as 1914 by US Army mechanics assigned to test new vehicles. In 1937, tractors which were supplied by Minneapolis Moline to the US Army were called jeeps. A precursor of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was also referred to as the jeep.
Words of the Fighting Forces by Clinton A. Sanders, a dictionary of military slang, published in 1942, in the library at The Pentagon gives this definition:
Jeep: A four-wheel drive vehicle of one-half- to one-and-one-half-ton capacity for reconnaissance or other army duty. A term applied to the bantam-cars, and occasionally to other motor vehicles (U.S.A.) in the Air Corps, the Link Trainer; in the armored forces, the ½-ton command vehicle. Also referred to as “any small plane, helicopter, or gadget.”
This definition is supported by the use of the term “jeep carrier” to refer to the Navy’s small escort carriers.
Early in 1941, Willys-Overland demonstrated the vehicle’s off-road capability by having it drive up the steps of the United States Capitol, driven by Willys test driver Irving “Red” Haussman, who had recently heard soldiers at Fort Holabird calling it a “jeep.” When asked by syndicated columnist Katharine Hillyer for the Washington Daily News (or by a bystander, according to another account) what it was called, Irving answered, “It’s a jeep.”
Katharine Hillyer’s article was published nationally on February 19, 1941, and included a picture of the vehicle with the caption:
LAWMAKERS TAKE A RIDE- With Senator Meade, of New York, at the wheel, and Representative Thomas, of New Jersey, sitting beside him, one of the Army’s new scout cars, known as “jeeps” or “quads”, climbs up the Capitol steps in a demonstration yesterday. Soldiers in the rear seat for gunners were unperturbed.
Although the term was also military slang for vehicles that were untried or untested, this exposure caused all other jeep references to fade, leaving the 4×4 with the name.
The original trademark brand-name application was filed in February 1943 by Willys-Overland. It is also used as a generic term with a lowercase (jeep) for vehicles inspired by the Jeep that are suitable for use on rough terrain.
As the only company that continually produced Jeep vehicles after the war, in June 1950 Willys-Overland was granted the privilege of owning the name “Jeep” as a registered trademark.
Bantam BRC 40
Dashboard of World War II era jeep.
Jeep with 50 cal. Browning machine gun
Bantam Reconnaissance Car
When it became obvious that the United States was eventually going to become involved in the war raging in Europe, the U.S. Army contacted 135 companies asking for working prototypes of a four-wheel-drive reconnaissance car. Only two companies responded to the request, The American Bantam Car Company and Willys-Overland. The Army had set what seemed like an impossible deadline of 49 days to supply a working prototype. Willys asked for more time but was refused. The bankrupt American Bantam Car Company had no engineering staff left on the payroll and solicited Karl Probst, a talented freelance designer from Detroit. After turning down Bantam’s initial request, Probst responded to an Army request and commenced work, initially without salary, on July 17, 1940.
Probst laid out full plans for the Bantam prototype, known as the BRC or Bantam Reconnaissance Car, in just two days, working up a cost estimate the next. Bantam’s bid was submitted complete with blueprints on July 22. While much of the vehicle could be assembled from off-the-shelf automotive parts, custom four-wheel drivetrain components were to be supplied by Spicer. The hand-built prototype was completed in Butler, Pennsylvania, and driven to Camp Holabird, Maryland, for Army testing September 21. The vehicle met all the Army’s criteria except its engine torque requirements.
Ford Pygmy and Willys MB
The Army felt that the Bantam company was too small to supply the number of vehicles it needed, so it supplied the Bantam design to Willys and Ford who were encouraged to make their own changes and modifications. The resulting Ford “Pygmy” and Willys “Quad” prototypes looked very similar to the Bantam BRC (Bantam Reconnaissance Car) prototype and Spicer supplied very similar four-wheel drivetrain components to all three manufacturers.
Fifteen hundred of each of the three models were built and extensively field-tested. Willys-Overland’s chief engineer Delmar “Barney” Roos made design changes to meet a revised weight specification (a maximum of 1,275 lb (578 kg) including oil and water). He was thus able to use the powerful but comparatively heavy Willys “Go Devil” engine, and win the initial production contract. The Willys version of the car would become the standardized jeep design, designated the model MB and was built at their plant in Toledo, Ohio. The familiar pressed metal Jeep grille was actually a Ford design feature and incorporated into the final design by the Army.
Since the War Department required a large number of vehicles to be manufactured in a relatively short time, Willys-Overland granted the United States Government a non-exclusive license to allow another company to manufacture vehicles using Willys’ specifications. The Army chose Ford as the second supplier, but building Jeeps to the Willys’ design. Willys supplied Ford with a complete set of plans and specifications. American Bantam, the creators of the first Jeep, spent the rest of the war building heavy-duty trailers for the Army.
World War II Jeeps
1943 Willys Jeep
Final production version Jeeps built by Willys-Overland were the Model MB, while those built by Ford were the Model GPW (G=government vehicle, P designated the 80″ wheelbase, and W = the Willys engine design). There were subtle differences between the two. The versions produced by Ford had every component (including bolt heads) marked with an “F”. Willys also followed the Ford pattern by stamping its name into some body parts, but stopped this in 1942. The cost per vehicle trended upwards as the war continued from the price under the first contract from Willys at US$648.74 (Ford’s was $782.59 per unit). Willys-Overland and Ford, under the direction of Charles E. Sorensen (Vice-President of Ford during World War II), produced about 640,000 Jeeps towards the war effort, which accounted for approximately 18% of all the wheeled military vehicles built in the U.S. during the war.
Jeeps were used by every service of the U.S. military. An average of 145 were supplied to every Army infantry regiment. Jeeps were used for many purposes including cable laying, saw milling, as firefighting pumpers, field ambulances, tractors and, with suitable wheels, would even run on railway tracks. An amphibious jeep, the model GPA, or “seep” (Sea Jeep) was built for Ford in modest numbers but it could not be considered a huge success—it was neither a good off-road vehicle nor a good boat. As part of the war effort, nearly 30% of all Jeep production was supplied to Great Britain and to the Soviet Red Army.
Postwar military Jeeps
The Jeep has been widely imitated around the world, including in France by Delahaye and by Hotchkiss et Cie (after 1954, Hotchkiss manufactured Jeeps under license from Willys), and in Japan by Mitsubishi Motors and Toyota. The utilitarian good looks of the original Jeep have been hailed by industrial designers and museum curators alike. The Museum of Modern Art described the Jeep as a masterpiece of functionalist design, and has periodically exhibited the Jeep as part of its collection. Ernie Pyle called the Jeep, along with the Coleman G.I. Pocket Stove, “the two most important pieces of noncombat equipment ever developed.” Jeeps became even more famous following the war, as they became available on the surplus market. Some ads claimed to offer “Jeeps still in the factory crate.” This legend persisted for decades, despite the fact that Jeeps were never shipped from the factory in crates.
The Jeepney is a unique type of taxi or bus created in the Philippines. The first Jeepneys were military-surplus MB and GPWs, left behind in the war-ravaged country following World War II and Filipino independence. Jeepneys were built from Jeeps by lengthening and widening the rear “tub” of the vehicle, allowing more passengers to ride. Over the years, Jeepneys have become the most ubiquitous symbol of the modern Philippines, even as they have been decorated in more elaborate and flamboyant styles by their owners. Most Jeepneys today are scratch-built by local manufacturers, using different powertrains. Some are even constructed from stainless steel.
In the United States military, the jeep has been supplanted by a number of vehicles (e.g. Ford’s M151 MUTT) of which the latest is the Humvee.
After WWII, Jeep began to experiment with new designs in the jeep including a model that could drive underwater. On February 1, 1950, contract N8ss-2660 was approved for 1,000 units “especially adapted for general reconnaissance or command communications” and “constructed for short period underwater operation such as encountered in landing and fording operations.” The engine was modified with a snorkel system so that the engine could properly breathe underwater.
In 1965, Jeep developed the M715 1.25-ton army truck, a militarized version of the civilian J-series Jeep truck, which served extensively in the Vietnam War. It had heavier full-floating axles and a foldable vertical flat windshield. Today, it serves other countries, and is still being produced by Kia under license.
The CJ (“Civilian Jeep”) series began in 1945 with the CJ-2A followed by the CJ-3B in 1953. These early Jeeps are commonly referred to as “flatfenders” because their front fenders were flat across the front, the same as their military precedents, the Willys MB and identical Ford GPW models. The CJ-4 exists only as a 1951 prototype, and is the “missing” link between the flat-fendered CJ-2A and CJ-3B and the round-fendered CJ-5 first introduced in 1955.
The Jeep brand
The brand has gone through many owners, starting with Willys, which produced the first Civilian Jeep (CJ) in 1945 and who were the first granted the trademark in 1950. Willys was sold to Kaiser Motors in 1953, which became Kaiser-Jeep in 1963. American Motors Corporation (AMC) purchased Kaiser’s money-losing Jeep operations in 1970. The utility vehicles complemented AMC’s passenger car business by sharing components, achieving volume efficiencies, as well as capitalizing on Jeep’s international and government markets.
The French automaker Renault began investing in AMC in 1979. However, by 1987, the automobile markets had changed and even Renault itself was experiencing financial troubles. At the same time, Chrysler Corporation wanted to capture the Jeep brand, as well as other assets of AMC. Chrysler bought out AMC in 1987, shortly after the Jeep CJ-7 was replaced with the AMC-designed Jeep Wrangler or YJ. Chrysler merged with Daimler-Benz in 1998 to form DaimlerChrysler. DaimlerChrysler eventually sold most of their interest in Chrysler to a private equity company in 2007. Chrysler and the Jeep division now operate under the name Chrysler Group LLC.
Jeeps have been built under licence by various manufacturers around the world including Mahindra in India, EBRO in Spain, and several in South America. Mitsubishi built more than 30 different Jeep models in Japan between 1953 and 1998. Most of them were based on the CJ-3B model of the original Willys-Kaiser design.
Toledo, Ohio has been the headquarters of the Jeep brand since its inception, and the city has always been proud of this heritage. Although no longer produced in the same Toledo Complex as the World War II originals, two streets in the vicinity of the old plant are named Willys Parkway and Jeep Parkway.
American Motors set up the first automobile-manufacturing joint venture in the People’s Republic of China on January 15, 1984. The result was Beijing Jeep Corporation, Ltd., in partnership with Beijing Automobile Industry Corporation, to produce the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) in Beijing. Manufacture continued after Chrysler’s buyout of AMC. This joint venture is now part of DaimlerChrysler and DaimlerChrysler China Invest Corporation. The original 1984 XJ model was updated and called the “Jeep 2500” toward the end of its production that ended after 2005.
A division of Chrysler Group LLC, the most recent successor company to the Jeep brand, now holds trademark status on the name “Jeep” and the distinctive 7-slot front grille design. The original 9-slot grille associated with all World War II jeeps was designed by Ford for their GPW, and because it weighed less than the original “Slat Grille” of Willys (an arrangement of flat bars), was incorporated into the “standardized jeep” design.
The history of the HMMWV (Humvee) has ties with Jeep. In 1971, Jeep’s Defense and Government Products Division was turned into AM General, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Motors Corporation, which also owned Jeep. In 1979, while still owned by American Motors, AM General began the first steps toward designing the Humvee. AM General also continued manufacturing the two-wheel-drive DJ, which Jeep created in 1953.
The General Motors Hummer and Chrysler Jeep have been waging battle in U.S. courts over the right to use seven slots in their respective radiator grills. Chrysler Jeep claims it has the exclusive rights to use the seven vertical slits since it is the sole remaining assignee of the various companies since Willys gave their postwar jeeps seven slots instead of Ford’s nine-slot design for the Jeep.
Jeep Wrangler off-roading
Jeep advertising has always emphasized the vehicle’s off-road capabilities. Today, the Wrangler is one of the few remaining four-wheel-drive vehicles with solid front and rear axles. These axles are known for their durability, strength, and articulation. New Wranglers come with a Dana 44 rear differential and a Dana 30 front differential (a dana 44 front and rear geared to 4:10 in the case of the Rubicon, also with lockers). The upgraded Rubicon model of the JK Wrangler is equipped with electronically activated locking differentials, Dana 44 axles front and rear with 4.10 gears, a 4:1 transfer case, electronic sway bar disconnect and heavy duty suspension.
Another benefit of solid axle vehicles is they tend to be easier and cheaper to “lift” with aftermarket suspension systems. This increases the distance between the axle and chassis of the vehicle. By increasing this distance, larger tires can be installed, which will increase the ground clearance, allowing it to traverse even larger and more difficult obstacles. In addition to higher ground clearance, many owners aim to increase suspension articulation or “flex” to give their Jeeps greatly improved off-road capabilities. Good suspension articulation keeps all four wheels in contact with the ground and maintains traction.
Useful features of the smaller Jeeps are their short wheelbases, narrow frames, and ample approach, breakover, and departure angles, allowing them to fit into places where full-size four-wheel drives have difficulty.
1953–1964: Kaiser-Jeep (calling themselves “Willys Motors”)
1970–1987: AMC (w/ Renault controlling production in 1986)
1998–2007: DaimlerChrysler AG
2007–2009: Chrysler LLC
2009–present: Chrysler Group LLC
Jeep model list
Historical and military models
World War II era jeep built by Ford, using the Willys-Overland design
1940 Bantam Pilot—Prototype
1940 Bantam BRC-60—Prototype
1940 Willys Quad—Prototype
1940 Ford Pygmy—Prototype
1940 Budd Ford—Prototype
1941 Ford GP
1941 Willys MA
1941 Bantam BRC-40
1942 Willys MB (slat grille)
1942–1945 Willys MB (stamped grille)
1942–1945 Ford GPW
1942–1943 Ford GPA
1944 Willys MLW-1—Prototype (never finished)
1944 Willys MLW-2—Prototype
1946–1965 Willys Jeep Wagon
1947–1965 Willys Jeep Truck
1948–1950 VJ—Willys Jeepster
1953 BC Bobcat—Prototype
World War II era Willys jeep
1950–1952 M38 (MC)
1952–1957 M38A1 (MD)
1959–1982 M151 MUTT
M151A1C Weapons Platform
M825 Weapons Platform
1960–1968 Jeep M606
1956–1965 Jeep Forward Control (Military Variations)
1967–1969 Kaiser Jeep M715—based upon the civilian Jeep Gladiator
Jeep Forward Control, Jeep Jeepster, & Jeep FJ
1948–1950 Willys VJ Jeepster
1948–1949 VJ2 Jeepster
1949–1951 VJ3 Jeepster
1949 Alcoa Aluminum-bodied Jeepster Coupe (prototype)
1962 The Brazilian Jeepster (prototype)
Jeepster Safari (concept)
(Forward Control Jeep)
1956–1965 Jeep Forward Control
1966–1971 C101—Jeepster Commando
Hurst Jeepster (only 100 produced)
Hurst Half Cab
open body roadster
1972–1973 C104—Jeep Commando
Commando Half Cab
A USPS mail delivery vehicle made by Jeep
1982 Jeep Scrambler
1961–1963 Tuxedo Park Mark III
1970 Renegade I
1971 Renegade II
1972–1983 Renegade Models
1973 Super Jeep
1977–1979 Golden Eagle
1977 Golden Eagle California Edition (available only through California AMC Dealerships)
1980 Golden Hawk
1979 Silver Anniversary CJ-5 Limited Edition (estimated 1,000 built)
1955–1968 CJ-3B Long—Spain
1960–1977 Jeep Rural—Brazil
1964–1967 CJ-5A/CJ-6A Tuxedo Park
1982 Jamboree Limited Edition (2500 units)
1979 CJ-5 Silver Anniversary Limited Edition (estimated 1,000 built)
1981–1985 CJ-8 Scrambler
1955 USAF DJ
Surrey Gala Package
1976 DJ-5E Electruck
(Full Size Jeep)
1974 Cherokee S in action
1963–1983 SJ Wagoneer
1977–1979 Jeep Golden Eagle
1966–1969 SJ Super Wagoneer
1967–1969 Kaiser Jeep M715- based upon the civilian Jeep Gladiator
1974–1983 SJ Cherokee
1977–1979 Golden Eagle
1984–1991 SJ Jeep Grand Wagoneer
1991 Final Edition
Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
1984–2001 XJ Cherokee
1984–2001 Base “SE”
2001 60th Anniversary Edition
1984–1990 XJ Wagoneer
(Metric Ton Jeep Comanche)
1986–1992 MJ Comanche
1987–1992 Base SE
1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
1987–1995 Wrangler YJ
1988–1995 Wrangler Long—Venezuela
1995 Wrangler Rio Grande
2005 TJ Rubicon
1997–2006 Wrangler TJSe, Sport, Sahara models
2002 TJ Se, X, Sport, Sahara models
2003 TJ Rubicon, Rubicon Tomb Raider Edition, Sahara, Sport, X, Se models, Freedom Edition
2004–2006 TJ Long Wheel Base (LJ) Unlimited(15″ Longer than a standard TJ) Rubicon, Sport, X, Se models
2004–2005 Willys Edition (2004–1997 made, 2005–2001 made)
2004 Columbia Edition
2005 Rubicon Sahara Unlimited TJ LWB (LJ) (1000 made)
2006 Golden Eagle Edition, 65 Year Anniversary Edition (1,675 Black 65th Anniversary Editions made)
2006 Golden Eagle
2007–2009 Wrangler JK
2007–2009 JK Rubicon, Sahara, X
JK Rubicon at 2007 North American International Auto Show
2010 JK Rubicon, Sahara, Mountain, Islander, Sport
2011 Mojave Edition
2011 Call of Duty : Black Ops Edition
2011 70th Anniversary Edition
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Mountain
ZJ, WJ, and WK models
(Jeep Grand Cherokee)
Second generation ZJ
1994 ZJ Laredo Model
1993–1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee
1993–1995 Base SE
1995–1997 Orvis “Limited Edition”
1998 5.9 Limited
1993 ZJ Jeep Grand Wagoneer
1999–2004 WJ Grand Cherokee
2002–2004 Special edition
2004 Columbia Edition
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Five-passenger family-oriented SUV
WK: Grand Cherokee, 2005–2010 (“WK” is the designator for the 2005–2010 Grand Cherokee, marks the beginning of the -K designation compared to the -J designation)
2006–2010 Jeep Commander
2002–2007 Jeep Liberty (Jeep Cherokee in Europe)
2003 Freedom Edition
2004–05 Rocky Mountain Edition
2004 Columbia Edition
2006 65th Anniversary Edition
2007 Latitude Edition(replaced Renegade)
The Jeep brand currently produces five models:
JK: The current version of the Wrangler, released as a 2007 model
JK Unlimited: The long wheelbase, 4-door version of the 2007 Wrangler
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Five-passenger family-oriented SUV
WK: The Grand Cherokee, 2005–2010 (“WK” is the designator for the new Grand Cherokee, it is one of the first non-J-designated Jeeps)
Jeep Compass MK: A small crossover SUV shared platform with the Dodge Caliber
Jeep Patriot MK: A small crossover SUV shared platform with the Dodge Caliber
Jeep Cherokee KL: A Midsize Crossrover SUV that shares a platfrom with the Dodge Dart
1958 DJ-3A Pickup
1971 Jeep Cowboy: A design study using AMC’s “compact” automobile platform
1977 Jeep II
1979 Jeep Jeepster II
1986 Cherokee Targa: A two-door Cherokee convertible (later revised as Jeep Freedom show car)
1987 Comanche Thunderchief: This vehicle was put into production later as the Comanche Eliminator
1989 Jeep Concept 1: Evolved into the ZJ Grand Cherokee
1989 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler: This vehicle was later put in production
1990 Jeep JJ: Essentially what would later be called the Icon
1990 Jeep Freedom: A revised Cherokee Targa
1991 Jeep Wagoneer 2000: A design study be the next generation Wagoneer, but was not put into production
1993 Jeep Ecco
1997 Jeep Cherokee Casablanca: A special edition of Cherokee, never produced
1997 Jeep Wrangler Ultimate Rescue: A tuned version of a regular TJ Wrangler developed for SEMA show
1997 Fender Jeep Wrangler
1997 Jeep Dakar: A fused version of a XJ Cherokee and TJ Wrangler
1997 Jeep Icon: A design study for the next-generation Wrangler
1999 Jeep Journey
1999 Jeep Jeepster Concept
2000 Jeep Cherokee Total Exposure
2000 Jeep Varsity: Subsequently put into production as the Compass
2000 Jeep Commander Concept: Subsequently put into production as the XK
2000 Jeep Willys
2001 Jeep Willys 2
2002 Jeep Wrangler Tabasco
2002 Jeep Wrangler Patriot: A special decal package for the Wrangler X/Sport
2002 Jeep Wrangler Mountain Biker
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) Concierge
2004 Jeep Treo
2004 Jeep Rescue
2004 Jeep Liberator CRD
2005 Jeep Hurricane: The 4-wheel steering system allows the vehicle to have both a zero turning circle, and “crab” sideways. Its engine was later put in the Grand Cherokee (WK) SRT-8
2005 Jeep Gladiator Concept
2005 Jeep Aggressor (the Rezo)
2007 Jeep Trailhawk
2008 Jeep Renegade
2010 Jeep J8
2010 Jeep Nukizer: Design study inspired by the Military Kaiser M-715
Jeeps around the world
The Troller T4
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited Indian Jeep
Jeeps have been built and/or assembled around the world by various companies.
Argentina – IKA Jeeps 1956–current; now owned by Chrysler
Australia – Willys Motors Australia – 1940s–1980s
Brazil – Willys Overland do Brasil, purchased by Ford to become Ford do Brasil – 1957–1985 and the Troller T4 is a fiberglass bodied Jeep version built in Brazil. Troller was purchased by Ford do Brasil in 2007.
Burma/Myanmar – Two Burmese companies produce unlicensed copies of jeeps; Myanmar Jeeps and Chin Dwin Star Jeeps.
Canada – Kaiser Jeep – 1959–1969
China – Beijing Jeep Corporation – 1983 to 2009 as Beijing-Benz DaimlerChrysler Automotive. Fiat-Chrysler plans to re-open Jeep production in China through joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group (GAIG).
Colombia – Willys Colombia – at least until 1999
Egypt – Arab Organization for Industrialization subsidiary Arab American Vehicles based in Cairo produces the Jeep Cherokee[disambiguation needed]; the open-top, Wrangler-based Jeep AAV TJL.
France – Hotchkiss and Auverland – 1952–1962
India – Mahindra & Mahindra Limited – 1960s-current
Iran – Pars Khodro, ShahBaaz, Sahra, and Ahoo – ShahBaaz based on DJ series, Sahra based on Jeep Wrangler and CJ series, and Ahoo based on Wagoneer
Israel – Automotive Industries which produces the AIL Storm (Sufa) series of Jeep Wrangler-derivatives
Italy – 1950s
Japan – Mitsubishi Jeeps – 1953–1998
Korea – Asia Motors, Ltd, Dong A Motors (SsangYong Motor Company) and Kia. (don’t use Jeep name) – 1980s-current
Mexico – VAM Jeeps – 1946–1987
Netherlands –NEKAF-JEEP Nederlandse Kaiser-Frazer – 1954-1990s
Philippines – Jeepneys; MD Juan Willys MB.; “E-jeepneys” or minibuses, LSV (low-speed vehicles) which uses electricity.
Portugal – BRAVIA SARL – 1960s to 1980s Made a number of the KAISER JEEP M-201 model assembled from EBRO and VIASA parts for the USAF airfields & the US Army based in Portugal with only a few dozens built, had American Ford engines.
Spain – Vehículos Industriales y Agrícolas, S.A. (VIASA), absorbed by Ebro trucks, and later sold to Nissan – 1960-1990s
Turkey – Tuzla – 1954-1970s
Venezuela- Valencia Carabobo 1962–2011, 1962 Tejerias Edo Aragua Willys de Venezuela, S.A, 1979 -2011 Ensambladora Carabobo C.A Valencia Edo Carabobo
Jeep apparel and sponsorships
Jeep is also a brand of apparel of outdoor lifestyle sold under license. It is reported that there are between 600 and 1,500 such outlets in China, vastly outnumbering the number of Jeep auto dealers in the country.
In April 2012 Jeep signed a shirt sponsorship deal worth €35m ($45m) with Italian football club Juventus.
They also sponsor Australian NRL Rugby League Bid team the Brisbane Bombers