Today’s Jeep is a division of the multinational automaker Stellantis’ Chrysler brand. Jeeps first gained renown as four-wheel-drive vehicles in World War II. After the war, Jeep’s maker, Willys, decided to produce civilian versions of the 4×4 vehicle instead of passenger cars. That automaker turned out Jeep models at its Toledo, Ohio plant, which is still in operation today.
In addition to its classic designs, such as the two-door Wrangler, Jeep also produces the popular Cherokee lineup of 4×4 SUVs. Today’s well-equipped Jeeps are vastly different than those spare and Spartan WWII models once used in the US military.