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Jeep is legendary and recognised in almost every corner of the world. Jeeps, and their owners, are synonymously linked with freedom, unbridled passion, authenticity, and adventurous fun!

The information in this section contains links to a range of Jeep 4x4 SUV cars with updated news items from their registered offices in the United Kingdom.

Timeline and History about Jeep 4x4 Cars

Every 4x4 has a unique story to tell, and for many, owning a Jeep® is more than the brand name.

Put another way, Jeep ownership is a way of life... and it has been like that since 1941.

The original birth of Jeeps took place in the 1940s when they created vehicles "en masse" for Allied soldiers.

New heights and sales came during the 1950s with the Jeep Jamboree recreational vehicles - 7 models with superior engineering.

The arrival of the Jeep Wagoneer and Gladiator pickup trucks in the 1960s gave the automobile manufacturer an opportunity to showcase further innovation, inspired designs, and refinement.

Quadra-Trac 4x4 System Debuts in 1970s

After winning the 4x4 of the Year award in 1974, the sporty 2-door Cherokee (SJ) helped elevate Jeep's branding and leadership. Other popular models included the CJ-5 Renegade and the Golden Eagle package.

Further transformations and modifications continued through the 80s and 90s. For the most part, shifting Jeep's 4x4 off-road capabilities to new heights came in the form of:

Jeep first started producing the Wrangler Rubicon in 20003. It was one the most capable and sought-after vehicles prior to the introduction of the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot at the turn of the century.

In recent decades, great success for the Jeep lineup has come from several different angles, including four-wheel drive sport utility vehicles, 4WD pickups, and Jeep electric vehicles.

Jeep 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Nowadays, Jeep (owned by Stallantis) is seen as a popularised 4x4, having cast off its once-rugged appearance and US parentage.

Today, the very name "Jeep" ensures these SUV 4x4s will always be around. If not with the same driving force it once was in these circles, it seems it will be in the United Kingdom.


Avenger 4xe gets 4WD and Hybrid Power

The option for four-wheel drive and hybrid power is penciled in for the Jeep Avenger 4xe. The power comes from a 134bhp petrol engine, two EV motors, and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.


It seems the manufacturers will focus on producing a robust 4WD off-road version of their maiden electric vehicle, the Jeep Avenger SUV.

Pro Tip: Check out another section that lists the pros and cons of hybrid cars and why they are becoming more popular in the United Kingdom.


Jeep Gladiator

The Gladiator was a full-size pickup truck in production from 1962 to 1988. Back then, it sat on a large SJ (Jeep Wagoneer) platform.

After confirming the arrival date, it seems "Gladiator" will be the name for the new Jeep Wrangler pickup, and there's very little to dislike!

Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler does not need any introduction for 4x4 buffs - or for most others. This has been the classic 4x4 off road vehicle ever since World War Two.

Check out our review of the Jeep Wrangler 4x4 and find out why it has to be one of the best 4x4 vehicles available anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Jeep Patriot

The new Jeep Patriot is a popular 4x4. It's economical, it has a great brand name, and it is reliable. There's also a Special Edition Jeep Patriot on the market from November 2008.

Jeep Avenger

Whenever an iconic American automobile marque produces its first-ever battery electric vehicle, there will always be some eagerness for information.

This Jeep Avenger review takes the lid off to find out why this electric hatchback aims to become a world leader in electrified SUVs, especially in the United Kingdom.

Jeep Compass

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Renegade

Related Information and Help Guides

Note: The short video [10:25 seconds] presented by 'CarGurus UK' shows the handling and performance of the Jeep Avenger front-wheel-drive compact crossover on a test drive around the British countryside.

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