Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2017 History from The Second World War

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2007 Rubicon 4WD (6 Cyl)
Jeep Wrangler SUV 2007 Rubicon 4WD (6 Cyl)

Jeep Wrangler is arguably among highly recognized vehicles manufactured in the history of automobile industry. The Wrangler has been earmarked as an efficient mini SUV. The Wrangler happens to be a descendant of the Jeep vehicle that prevailed during the Second World War.

Jeep 1998 -2017 Wrangler History

The first prototype of Jeep Wrangler came in the American Army Quartermaster Corps (or QMC), Pennsylvania. This was followed by 2 other rival prototypes that were produced by then Ford and Willys-Overland. During the Second World War, it turned absolutely clear that the US was ultimately going to get involved into the war that was raging around Europe.

1.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (1998)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 1998 2D Sahara 4WD
Jeep Wrangler SUV 1998 2D Sahara 4WD

2.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (1999)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 1999 2D SE 4WD (4 Cyl)
Jeep Wrangler SUV 1999 2D SE 4WD (4 Cyl)

3.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2000)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2000 2D Sahara 4WD
Jeep Wrangler SUV 2000 2D Sahara 4WD

4.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2001)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2001 2D Sahara 4WD
Jeep Wrangler SUV 2001 2D Sahara 4WD

5.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2002)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2002 2D Sahara 4WD
Jeep 2002 Wrangler SUV 2D Sahara 4WD

So the then U.S. Army requested 135 companies for some working prototypes with 4 wheel drive scouting car. Only 2 companies responded immediately to that request. The two companies were The American Bantam Car and the Willys-Overland. The US Army set what appeared to be like an unfeasible deadline of less than 50 days to provide it with a workable prototype. But both Willys and American Bantam Car failed. But the latter one managed to bring in a freelance car designer from Detroit.

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6.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2003)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2003 2D Rubicon 4WD
Jeep 2003 Wrangler SUV 2D Rubicon 4WD

7.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2004)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2004 2D Rubicon 4WD
Jeep 2004 Wrangler SUV 2D Rubicon 4WD

8.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2005)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2005 Sport 4WD
Jeep 2005 Wrangler SUV Sport 4WD

9.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2006)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2006 Unlimited Rubicon 4WD
Jeep 2006 Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4WD

10.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2007)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2007 Rubicon 4WD (6 Cyl)
Jeep 2007 Wrangler SUV Rubicon 4WD (6 Cyl)

The glorious journey of Jeep Wrangler The journey started back in 1987, with the YJ that was built in Ontario, Canada. The vehicle continued being produced at that till 1992. After that period of time, its production was being handled by the Toledo North Assembly plant of Jeep. The interesting thing here is that, despite the fact that these vehicles were being produced within Canada for a couple of years, they didn’t have the name – Wrangler.

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11.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2008)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2008 Unlimited Rubicon 4WD
Jeep 2008 Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4WD

12.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2009)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2009 Unlimited Rubicon 4WD Custom
Jeep 2009 Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4WD Custom

13.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2010)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2010 Unlimited Rubicon 4WD
Jeep 2010 Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4WD

14.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2011)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2011 Unlimited Sahara
Jeep 2011 Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sahara

15.# Jeep Wrangler SUV 2012

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2012 Rubicon 4WD Sport
Jeep 2012 Wrangler SUV Rubicon 4WD Sport

It was rather well known as the trim version of Chevrolet pickup. Models ranging from the 1987 to the mind 1990s were rather known as YK, whereas the ones from 1997 till 2006 were branded as the TJ versions. So you see the majority of the Wrangler fanatics around the globe being labeled as either YJ or TJ as specification of the model.The YJ however, came as a 2-door convertible and also as a 2-door truck. So, there were 3 special engine options, which included a 2.0, 4.0, and 4.2 liter engines.

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16.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2013)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2013 Sport 4WD
Jeep 2013 Wrangler SUV Sport 4WD

17.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2014)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2014 Altitude 4WD V6
Jeep 2014 Wrangler SUV Altitude 4WD V6

18.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2015)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2015 Unlimited Sahara
Jeep 2015 Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sahara

19.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2016)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2016 Rubicon Hard Rock Red
Jeep 2016 Wrangler SUV Rubicon Hard Rock Red

20.# Jeep 1998-2017 Wrangler SUV (2017)

Jeep Wrangler SUV 2017 Willys Wheeler
Jeep Wrangler SUV 2017 Willys Wheeler

There were 4 transmission options too. The gas tanks were of 2 kinds (15 and 20-gallon tanks). The more recent Jeep Wrangler SUV (1997- 2007) was labeled as the TJ and had 3 versions of engines as 2.4, 4.0 and 2.5 liter. The door options were pretty much the same as the YJ. There were 2 different transmission configured as 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, and a 6-speed manual.

The TJ came with 19 gallon gas tank (something in between the gas tank capacity of its two predecessors). The KJ reigned from 2007 and this line involved two 2-door models and two 4-door models. Their 3.6 liter V6 engine comes with a 4 speed automatic and a 6 speed manual transmission option. This version of Jeep Wrangler comes with over 21gallons of fuel capacity.

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