Born Of Necessity
The Jeep design was hastily put together when the US army knew it would be entering WWII. It was designed in just two days by Karl Probst for Bantam Car Company, although due to their inability to deliver the quantity required it would eventually be Willys-Overland that would produce the bulk of the vehicles and become known as the company that gave us the first Jeep.
The King Of Off-Road
Jeep is one of the few manufacturers to still retain solid front and rear axles. These are known for their durability and strength. They also make it easier for aftermarket modders to raise the ride height using custom suspension and bigger tyres. Their short wheelbases, narrow frames and departure angles have all helped to make them one of the most capable off-road vehicles still in mass production today. Jeep is undoubtedly a premium brand. This often means large repair bills from main dealers. Inflated parts prices coupled with high labour costs can leave a big dent in your wallet.