A proudly American brand, Jeep is now owned by multinational corporation Stellantis.

Its origins date back to WWII, when the world's second biggest car manufacturer at the time, Willys-Overland, produced a light 4WD that became a key mode of transport for the Allied Forces. The “Jeep” name was trademarked in 1943 and the first civilian Jeep – CJ-2A – was launched in 1945.

Today, the Australian line-up consists of the Compass, the Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee L, the off-road-ready Wrangler, and the adventure-focused Gladiator ute that was revived in 2019.

The Compass is powered by either a 2.4-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engine; the Cherokee L by a 3.6-litre petrol V6; the Cherokee by a 3.2-litre Pentastar V6; and the Wrangler and Gladiator by a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6.

Jeep says it is committed to becoming an environmentally conscious brand, with future plans including a Grand Cherokee 4xe and an all-electric Wrangler BEV.

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