Components and Production Systems
The Jeep brand, the authentic SUV brand since 1941, is available in over 140 countries with a full line of SUVs for life’s extraordinary journeys.
Founded in 1941, the Jeep brand is a
global icon, recognized around the world for its SUVs and its unmatched off-road capability.
In recent years, under the FCA leadership, Jeep has set its
aspirations high, opening a
new chapter in its eighth decade of legendary heritage that represents an extraordinary opportunity to realize the brand’s full potential.
With a clear strategy to expand both its product range and its global presence through localized production in all Regions, Jeep has gone through a profound
transformation and exceptional period of
development and growth:
2018 marked another
outstanding year for the Jeep brand, which sold approximately 1.6 million units, topping its previous world record and further expanding its global reach.
heritage, soul and
values are part of a proud legacy that resonates around the world with its invitation to live
life to the fullest.
The origin of the word jeep might come from the military designation GP (for Government
Purposes or General Purpose), which was slurred into the word Jeep.
A totally different theory suggests that soldiers at the time were so impressed with the new
vehicles that they informally named it after Eugene the Jeep, Popeye's "jungle pet" which was
able to move between dimensions and could solve seemingly impossible problems.
The Museum of Modern Art described Jeep brand products as a masterpiece of
functionalist design, and has periodically exhibited one Jeep brand vehicle as part of its
Jeep brand owners have an absolute passion and loyalty for the brand. One of them summed it
up, saying, “When I die, I want to be buried in my Jeep. Because it’s never been in a hole it
couldn’t get out of.”
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 achieved 5-star overall safety ratings in the U.S. NCAP
conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The all-new Jeep Compass attained the maximum five-star EuroNCAP safety rating, at a time
when the EuroNCAP test is more stringent than ever.
Cherokee is an iconic name. When it was introduced in 1984, the Cherokee broke new ground
as the first SUV that was a true alternative to the passenger car. It has been described as one of
the 20 greatest cars of all time, and also one of 10 cars that refuse to die.