History Of The Jeep® Wrangler | Limon, CO

       

One of the most iconic American models on the road today is the Jeep® Wrangler. This rough and ready SUV has a long patriotic history that dates back to World War II. Here is a snapshot of how the Wrangler that we know and love came to be.

1941-1945

In the early 1940s, a company called Willys-Overland earned a government contract to produce a military four-wheel drive vehicle for use in the war. The vehicle they designed was called the MB, but it was quickly named the "jeep."

1946-1953

When the war was over, many returning soldiers brought home their jeeps. This led to Willys developing a civilian version called the CJ. Americans across the country loved the CJ for its reliability. It earned a reputation for its versatility.

1954-1983

Kaiser Motors bought Willys-Overland in 1953. In 1954, it started producing the CJ-5. This versatile design was so popular, it remained in production for nearly 30 years. Kaiser also officially changed the name of the model to Jeep®. American Motors Corporation bought Kaiser-Jeep in 1970 and continued to produce the CJ-5.

1976-1986

In 1976, American Motors Corporation debuted the CJ-7 model. It offer improved road manners, a larger size, and options like an automatic transmission, metal doors, and a roof.

1987-1996

The Wrangler officially made its debut in 1987 with the YJ model. It was a more civilized version of its predecessors and came with a wider track, lower ride height, larger windshield, and squared-off headlights. This design feature was not popular. Chrysler bought AMC not long after the Wrangler was introduced.

1997-2006

The Wrangler TJ model arrived in 1997. This model brought back the more popular round headlight design. It was also more comfortable to drive.

2007-2018

In 2007, the Wrangler entered a new JK generation. It was now available as a four-door version called the Wrangler Unlimited.

2018-present

The Wrangler JL model was introduced in 2018. This model, available now at Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram boasts modern technology, even better on-road handling, and a variety of new off-road features.

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