This year, Jeep® automakers are celebrating 75 years of storied history, and honoring that history in a variety of ways, including a commemorative Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle. Over the brand’s 75 year history, Jeep models have come to represent the freedom to go anywhere and do anything, as well as the toughness and capability that gave them their start as military vehicles. In 1941, the first Jeep model was created as the Willys MB by the Willys-Overland Motor Company. This military model quickly adapted to civilian use after World War II, and became the Jeep Wrangler, one of the most iconic vehicles on the road.
This year, Jeep automakers are celebrating that history with the Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept. This one-of-a-kind model is based on the early days of “function over form,” but brings a more modern spin to the Willys MB by basing the vehicle on the Jeep Wrangler Sport model. The concept vehicle boasts a 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission, and was built on the same assembly line in Ohio that has been building the Jeep Wrangler for years. The rugged vehicle has removable doors and features old school olive-drab military coloring.
This unique Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept car really is something incredible, but not nearly as incredible as the 75 years of history and innovation that it is built on. The history and craftsmanship of Jeep automakers is on display in every model, from the new Jeep Renegade to the most current interpretation of a classic, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Monroe, MI area drivers can find history, innovation, and some of the best SUVs in the world here at their local Jeep dealership, Monroe Superstore.