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Jeep Family Tree

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Jeep Family Tree

Jeep History from Pre-War to Present Day

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The Jeep brand has a rich, complicated history dating back to the very beginnings of the automobile. The Jeep which we know and love today is based on models built for the U.S. military during World War II. Since then, Jeeps of all shapes and sizes have been welcomed into the family with open arms, from the 2-wheel-drive Fleetvans of the mid-60s to the present day Jeep Wrangler JK.

The progression of the Jeep line takes many twists and turns through history, a path shaped by war, economic turbulence and tireless passion. The Jeep parts may have changed, but what it means to be a jeeper holds strong today.

Follow Jeep through time with this family tree and check out 4WD’s Jeep History page for even more details on how today’s Jeeps came to be.

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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

CJ-2A

CJ-3A

Jeepster

M170

Jeep Dispatcher

Jeep M38

M38-A1

CJ-3B

FJ-3/FJ-4 Fleetvan

CJ-6

CJ-5

Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep Gladiator

FJ-6 Fleetvan

CJ-5A/6A

Super Wagoneer

M-715

C-101 Jeepster Commando

Cherokee Chief

Cherokee (SJ)

CJ-7

C-104

CJ-8 Scrambler

CJ-10

Grand Wagoneer (SJ)

Wagoneer Limited (XJ)

Cherokee (XJ) – Property of 4WD

Jeep Comanche (MJ)

Jeep Wrangler (YJ) – Property of 4WD

Grand Wagoneer (ZJ)

Grand Cherokee (ZJ)

Grand Cherokee (WJ) – Property of 4WD

Jeep Wrangler (TJ) – Property of 4WD

Liberty (KJ)

Grand Cherokee (WK)

Liberty (KK)

Patriot (MK)

Compass (MK)

Commander (XK)

Jeep Wrangler (JK) – Property of 4WD

Cherokee (KL)

Grand Cherokee (WK)