Evolution of the Jeep

May 21st, 2015 by Rachel Sheelam

The Jeep brand can trace its roots back to a time before the second World War, to the beginnings of the automobile. In nearly a century of existence, it has evolved into today’s selection of  off-roading, 4×4 and family vehicles. See what’s changed – and what’s stayed the same – as you trace your own Jeep’s heritage back in time with our Evolution of the Jeep infographic.Evolution-of-the-Jeep


Rachel Sheelam is a copywriter for 4 Wheel Parts

Jeep vehicle image sources:

Minor editing may have been done on some images

Willys-Overland Whippet

Austin 7

American Austin/Bantam

Willys Quad

Bantam “Blitz Buggy”

Howie Belly-Flopper

Willys MA

Ford GP

Bantam BRC-40

Willys MB

Ford GPW

Ford GPA

CJ-1 & 2

Willys Wagon

Willys-Overland Truck





Jeep Dispatcher

Jeep M38



FJ-3/FJ-4 Fleetvan



Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep Gladiator

FJ-6 Fleetvan


Super Wagoneer


C-101 Jeepster Commando

Cherokee Chief

Cherokee (SJ)



CJ-8 Scrambler


Grand Wagoneer (SJ)

Wagoneer Limited (XJ)

Cherokee (XJ) – Property of 4 Wheel Parts

Jeep Comanche (MJ)

Jeep Wrangler (YJ) – Property of 4 Wheel Parts

Grand Wagoneer (ZJ)

Grand Cherokee (ZJ)

Grand Cherokee (WJ) – Property of 4 Wheel Parts

Jeep Wrangler (TJ) – Property of 4 Wheel Parts

Liberty (KJ)

Grand Cherokee (WK)

Liberty (KK)

Patriot (MK)

Compass (MK)

Commander (XK)

Jeep Wrangler (JK) – Property of 4 Wheel Parts

Cherokee (KL)

Grand Cherokee (WK)

Jeep Lineup

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About the Author: Rachel Sheelam

The 4x4 and off-road lifestyle was all new to me when I first joined this team, but in the year since then I have developed a true passion for the automotive industry. I've learned more than I knew there was to know about trucks, Jeeps and SUVs - from suspension articulation physics to which types of tires are the best for wallowing in the mud. Whether it's the latest in automotive technology or the best 4x4's in film, I'm always on the lookout for the next big learning curve or news to share. You can keep up with me on my adventure into 4-wheeled life on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RachelBowesatTAP/posts

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