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:
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
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...