Jeep Models: A Chronological History!

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Many Jeep models evolved from the early military prototypes and World War II "Universals".



With Bantam, Ford and Willys Overland all contributing to the rich history of Jeeps, the legacy continues today and hopefully well into the future.

Later built completely under the Willys Overland Company...then followed by Kaiser, American Motors Corporation (AMC), Chrysler Corporation, Daimler-Chrysler, Chrysler LLC and now Chrysler/Fiat the great Jeep name lives on as one of the most unique and iconic vehicles ever designed.

So below I give you the Wikipedia chronological listing of Jeep models as a reference for the history of Jeeps:

  • 1940 Bantam Pilot- Prototype
  • 1940 Bantam BRC-60- Prototype
  • 1940 Willys Quad- Prototype
  • 1940 Ford Pygmy- Prototype
  • 1940 Budd Ford- Prototype
  • 1941 Ford GP
  • 1941 Willys MA
  • 1941 Bantam BRC-40
  • 1942 Willys MB (slat grille)

  • WWII Willys jeep 1942-1945 Willys MB (stamped grille)
  • 1942-1945 Ford GPW

  • WWII jeep built by Ford, using the Willys-Overland design 1942-1943 Ford GPA
  • 1944 Willys MLW-1- Prototype (Never Finished)
  • 1944 Willys MLW-2- Prototype
  • 1944 Agrijeep CJ-1
  • 1944-1945 CJ-2
  • 1945-1949 CJ-2A
  • 1946-1965 Willys Jeep Wagon
  • 1947-1965 Willys Jeep Truck
  • 1948-1950 VJ — Willys Jeepster
  • 1949-1953 CJ-3A
  • 1950 CJ-V35
  • 1950-1952 M-38 (MC)
  • 1950 X-98- Prototype
  • 1950 CJ-4- Prototype
  • 1950 CJ-4M- Prototype
  • 1950 CJ-4MA- Prototypes
  • 1952-1957 M38A1 (MD)
  • 1952-1957 M38A1C
  • 1953-1963 M170
  • 1953-1968 CJ-3B
  • 1953 BC Bobcat- Prototype
  • 1954-1983 CJ-5
  • 1961-1963 Tuxedo Park Mark III
  • 1969 Camper
  • 1969 462
  • 1970 Renegade I
  • 1971 Renegade II
  • 1972-1983 Renegade Models
  • 1973 Super Jeep
  • 1977-1983 Golden Eagle
  • 1977 Golden Eagle California Edition - limited production that were only available through California AMC Dealerships
  • 1979 Silver Anniversary CJ-5 Limited Edition - estimated that perhaps only 1,000 were ever built
  • 1955 USAF DJ
  • 1955 M38A1D
  • 1955-1975 CJ-6
  • 1955-1964 DJ-3A Surrey Gala Package
  • 1955-1968 CJ-3B Long- Spain
  • 1956-1965 Jeep Forward Control FC-150 FC-160- Spain, India FC-170
  • M676
  • M677
  • M678
  • M679
  • 1959-1978 M151 MUTT
  • M151A1
  • M151A1C
  • M151A2
  • M718 Ambulance
  • M718A1 Ambulance
  • M825
  • 1960-1968 Jeep M606
  • 1960-1977 Jeep Rural- Brazil
  • 1961-1975 Fleetvan FJ-3 FJ-3A FJ-6 FJ-6A FJ-8 FJ-9
  • 1963-1983 SJ Wagoneer
  • 1963-1986 J-Series Jeep Gladiator Jeep Honcho
  • 1964-1967 CJ-5A/CJ-6A Tuxedo Park
  • 1965-1975 DJ-5
  • 1965-1973 DJ-6
  • 1966-1969 SJ Super Wagoneer
  • 1967-1971 C101- Jeepster Commando
  • 1972-1973 C104— Jeep Commando
  • 1974-1983 SJ Cherokee

  • 1974 Cherokee S in action. S Limited Classic Chief Sport Pioneer Laredo
  • 1967-1975 DJ-5A
  • 1970-1972 DJ-5B
  • 1973-1974 DJ-5C
  • 1975-1976 DJ-5D
  • 1976 DJ- 5E Electruck
  • 1976-1986 CJ-7
  • 1982 — Jamboree Limited Edition (2500 examples)
  • 1977-1978 DJ-5F
  • 1979 DJ-5G
  • 1979 — CJ-5 Silver Anniversary Limited Edition - estimated that perhaps only 1000 were built)
  • 1981-1985 CJ-8 Scrambler

  • 1982 Jeep Scrambler 1981-1985 CJ-8
  • 1982 DJ- 5L
  • 1984-1991 SJ Jeep Grand Wagoneer 1991 Final Edition
  • 1984-2001 XJ Cherokee
  • 1984-2001 — Base "SE"
  • 1984-1988 — Chief
  • 1984-1990 — Pioneer
  • 1985-1992 — Laredo
  • 1987-1992/1998-2001 — Limited
  • 1988-2001 — Sport
  • 1991-1992 — Briarwood
  • 1993-1997 — Country
  • 1996-2001 — Classic
  • 1984-1990 XJ Wagoneer
  • 1984-1985 — Broughwood
  • 1984-1990 — Limited
  • 1986-1992 MJ Comanche 1986 — Custom 1986 — X 1986 — XLS 1987-1992 — Base SE 1987-1990 — Chief 1987-1992 — Laredo 1987-1990 — Pioneer 1987-1992 — SporTruck 1987-1992 — Eliminator
  • 1987-1995 Wrangler YJ
  • 1991-1993 Renegade
  • 1988-1995 Wrangler Long- Venezuela
  • 1993-1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee

  • First generation ZJ 1994 ZJ Laredo Model 1993–1995 – Base SE 1993–1998 – Laredo 1993–1998 – Limited 1995–1997 – Orvis "Limited Edition" 1997–1998 – TSi 1998 - 5.9 Limited 1993 ZJ Jeep Grand Wagoneer
  • 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ

    1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ 2002 TJ 2003 TJ Rubicon 2004 TJ Unlimited 2004 — Columbia Edition

  • 1999-2004 WJ Grand Cherokee 2002–2003 — Sport 2002–2004 — Special edition 2002–2004 — Overland 2004 — Columbia Edition
  • 2002-2007 KJ Liberty Sport Limited Renegade 2003 Freedom Edition 2004 Columbia Edition

    Current Jeep Models:

  • Jeep Wrangler JK — The current version of the Wrangler, released as a 2007 model. JK — The long wheelbase, 4-door version of the 2007 Wrangler.
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee — Large family-oriented SUV. WK — The newest Grand Cherokee, 2005-present ("WK" is the designator for the new Grand Cherokee, it is one of the few non-J-designated Jeeps). 2005–present – Laredo 2005–present – Limited 2006–present – Overland 2006–present – SRT-8
  • Jeep Liberty — KK (2008 to 2012) — A small SUV (replaced the Cherokee and kept the "Cherokee" name outside North America).
  • Jeep Commander — XK — Largest SUV in the Jeep line, it is a seven passenger SUV. Was discontinued after the 2010 model.
  • Jeep Compass — A small crossover SUV originally based on the Dodge Caliber.
  • Jeep Patriot — A small SUV originally based on the Dodge Caliber.

    Concept Jeep Models

  • 1958 DJ-3A Pickup
  • 1970 XJ001
  • 1970 XJ002
  • 1971 Jeep Cowboy
  • 1977 Jeep II
  • 1986 Cherokee Targa
  • 1987 Comanche Thunderchief
  • 1989 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler
  • 1990 Jeep JJ
  • 1990 Jeep Freedom
  • 1991 Jeep Wagoneer 2000
  • 1992 Jeep Concept 1
  • 1993 Jeep Ecco
  • 1997 Jeep Cherokee Casablanca
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler Ultimate Rescue
  • 1997 Fender Jeep Wrangler
  • 1997 Jeep Dakar
  • 1997 Jeep Icon 1999 Jeep Journey
  • 1999 Jeep Jeepster Concept
  • 2000 Jeep Cherokee Total Exposure
  • 2000 Jeep Varsity
  • 2000 Jeep Commander Concept
  • 2000 Jeep Willys
  • 2001 Jeep Willys 2
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler Tabasco
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler Patriot
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler Mountain Biker
  • 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) Concierge
  • 2004 Jeep Treo
  • 2004 Jeep Rescue
  • 2004 Jeep Liberator CRD
  • 2005 Jeep Hurricane
  • 2005 Jeep Gladiator Concept
  • 2005 Jeep Aggressor (the Rezo)
  • 2007 Jeep Trailhawk
  • 2008 Jeep Renegade

See...I told you there were a lot of Jeep models over the past 70+ years.

Let me know if you see any missing Jeep models or inaccuracies...

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