A Jeep is sport utility vehicle and off road vehicles as well. The first Jeeps were made for the US Army in 1941, making it the first off-road vehicle made. It proved so popular that first civilian models were made in 1945 and are still running strong today.
Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a marque of Chrysler Group LLC, a multinational automobile manufacturer in a global strategic alliance with Fiat. The former Chrysler Corporation acquired the Jeep brand, along with the remaining assets of its owner American Motors, in 1987. Jeep's line of vehicles consists solely of sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles but has also included pickup trucks in the past. The first Willys MB Jeeps were produced in 1941 with the first civilian models in 1945, making it the oldest off-road vehicle and sport utility vehicle (SUV) brand. It inspired a number of other light utility vehicles, such as the Land Rover which is the second oldest four-wheel-drive brand. The original Jeep vehicle that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light four-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II, as well as the postwar period.
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