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Jeep, a term often used generically to refer to all-terrain vehicles, is an American automotive manufacturing division of Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). However, the marque has previously been under the ownership of several companies and affiliates since its founding (including Kaiser Motors and the American Motors Corporation (AMC)). The current Jeep vehicle catalog consists of SUVs (primarily with an off-road focus) and a pickup truck, with the brand also exploring plug-in hybrid and electrification model plans.

The history of Jeep starts with the Willys MB, a U.S. World War II military/army truck nicknamed “Jeep”. After the war, Jeep CJ models (Civilian Jeeps) were built for markets worldwide starting in 1945 and began inspiring other automakers, most notably the Land Rover marque. From this success, different Jeep builds were produced and experimented with, such as the Jeepster phaeton and the Forward Control truck in the 40s and 50s. The modern Jeeps most are familiar with today started appearing in the 1960s, such as the Cherokee and Wagoneer models, followed by the original Gladiator and Wrangler over the next couple of decades.

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All Jeep Vehicles:

SUVs and Minivans:

Renegade: A retro and boxy subcompact SUV and Jeep’s smallest model

Compass: A compact SUV that shares a platform with the Renegade

Cherokee: A compact SUV that replaced the Liberty

Grand Cherokee: A midsize SUV that replaced the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models

Wrangler: A compact or midsize off-road SUV that replaced the Jeep CJ (Civilian Jeep) models

Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer: Full-size luxury SUVs reinventing the nameplates for the 2022 model year


Gladiator: A midsize pickup truck based on the Wrangler that replaced the Comanche

Recently Discontinued Vehicles

Comanche: A compact pickup truck that was replaced by the Gladiator

Commander: A midsize SUV that was replaced by the Dodge Durango

Liberty: A compact SUV that was replaced by the Cherokee

Patriot: A compact SUV that was replaced by the Compass

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