Jeep Owners and History

1990s Jeep Cherokee

On it’s path from a World War II military vehicle to a brawny off-roading legend, the Jeep brand has changed hands a few times. Explore the history of Jeep and discover who owns it today.

Current Jeep Owners

Jeep is currently owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, who remain one of the world’s largest automakers. The Jeep brand has remained a division of FCA US LLC, a subsidiary of the Italian-American parent company, since it was purchased by the American Motor Corporation in 1987.

A Walk Through Jeep History

The first Jeep was created as a military vehicle in 1940 by Willys-Overland and the Jeep name was officially trademarked in 1950. Once 1953 rolled around, Henry J. Kaiser purchased the company and rebranded it as Willys Motors Inc.and eventually switched the names to Kaiser Jeep Corporation in 1963. The company was once again purchased in 1970 by American Motors Corporation, the last owners before Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Experience the Jeep Brand at Stanley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Brownwood

Despite changing hands through the years, Jeep remains to be synonymous with outdoor adventure and fun. Learn more about the Jeep brand, or test one for yourself, by contacting us at Stanley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Brownwood near Abilene today.

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