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History Of The Jeep Brand

The Jeep brand has a long and storied lineage. The history started decades before World War II and the brand has seen a multitude of owners. In the section below, you will find some notable milestones of the brand's existence.

Year Event
Jeep releases a facelifted Cherokee (KL) that wears less-polarizing front and rear facias. The interior features slightly improved cargo space and an upgraded navigation system.
Jeep releases the Gladiator pickup truck. Sharing many design cues with the Wrangler (JL), the Gladiator can carry 1600lbs of payload and tow up to 7650lbs. The truck features seating for five, a 5' long bed, a removable top, and an available forward-facing camera for improved off road visibility.
Jeep releases the Gladiator Mojave. This "Desert Rated" trim level is specially tuned for high-speed maneuverability on terrain such as sand dunes. It adds a reinforced frame, axle housings, and steering knuckles to the already capable Gladiator. Jeep also announces the availability of the EcoDiesel engine on some Gladiator trim levels.
Jeep releases the Jeep Wrangler 4xe in Rubicon and Sahara trim. This plugin-hybrid boasts not only 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of instant torque, but also a 30-mile electric range and a total driving range of 400 miles
Jeep unveils the Wrangler Rubicon 392 featuring 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque making it the most powerful Wrangler ever.
Jeep unveils the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. This variant is the first of the next generation Grand Cherokee and features seating for 6 or 7 passengers. Launch powertrains include the HEMI 5.7L and 3.6L engines with a plugin hybrid 4xe version to be released in late 2021.
FCA merges with Peugeot S.A. to to create Stellantis N.V., the world's fourth-largest auto manufacturer in the world.
After a 30-year absence, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer return to the lineup. The new versions of these iconic vehicles push Jeep further into the luxury market with the Grand Wagoneer featuring solid walnut trim, massaging seats, and a 23 speaker McIntosh audio system. Towing capacity is rated at approximately 10,000 pounds -- the highest ever in Jeep's history. 4WD is standard on the Grand Wagoneer.