Ten fun facts about Jeep


Fact 1
The vehicle was originally called the GP which stood for a military General Purpose vehicle. In the late 1940’s the cartoon character Popeye poked fun at it, calling it a Jeep and the same stuck.

Fact 2
The SUV Cherokee model was meant to depict the civility and the ruggedness of the Native American Cherokees.

Fact 3
The military GP’s (jeeps) were initially produced by three companies- Willys, Ford and Bantom.


Fact 4
In World War II all the Jeeps were manufactured collaboratively by Willys and Ford.

Fact 5
The word Jeep is used as a common term for any 4 Wheel drive vehicle in several countries across the world.

Fact 6
Bantom lost the Military GP contract because it was perceived that they would not be able to build the number of vehicles that Willys and Ford could.

Fact 7
The company reverted to the classic round headlights for the TJ after people raised an outcry against the square lights.

Fact 8
The fenders on the earliest Jeeps were flat and not rounded like the later ones were. That’s where the name “flatfender” originated from.

Fact 9
The Ford engineers designed the recessed round headlamps that were mounted on hinges. This was in order that the headlamps would pivot backwards and lend light to the engine bay.

Fact 10
An old battered Jeep survived two beach landings and ended up receiving a Purple Heart.


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Is an American automobile brand owned by the Chrysler Group LLC.

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