The word “Jeep” has come to define the entire class of SUVs. The Jeep brand has grown significantly since it began over 50 years ago, but its mission remains the same: to build all-terrain cars that are unbeatable when faced with an off-road adventure. To learn more about why Jeep is the new or used car to have if you want to experience true off-roading, continue reading.
Jeep’s beginnings go back to when it was a rugged brand of all-terrain cars made for the U.S. Army during World War II. It wasn’t until halfway through the 1940s that Jeep released its first production car, the CJ-2A. Although it had some of the features offered on the military-grade Jeeps, this vehicle featured lots of amenities targeted more toward construction workers and farmers, like a tailgate and an external fuel cap.
The World’s First Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
During the 1970s, Jeep revolutionized the market for off-road cars when they released the Quadra-Trac automatic full-time 4WD system. Quadra-Trac was an extremely useful feature during the 1970s for many Americas and further increased Jeep’s reputation for off-road prowess.
Debut into Luxury
Jeep realized that, among its loyal base of customers, many wanted to go off-roading in a capable car luxurious enough to drive on the pavement as well. This is why Jeep came out with the Grand Cherokee, a car that could be equipped with heated leather seats, navigation, a premium stereo, a sunroof, and a suspension that delivers a smooth ride on pavement.
Discover the technologies equipped in today’s new Jeeps by visiting Palm Auto Mall of Punta Gorda. Visit our website to see what new and used Jeeps and other cars we have to offer. Be sure to call us at (941) 347-6775 if you would like more information.