Welcome to my new post about the top 10 jeep facts. Some of those facts might be considered as funny, some of them are actually real. Anyway, I hope you will enjoy going through them and find them interesting.
Jeep Fact 1 – the GP name.
Did you know that the origin of Jeep name have actually come from a two letter military abbreviation – GP, which stands for General Purpose vehicle. It is very likely that in 1940 a cartoon character called Popeye called GP and Jeep so the name just kind of stuck to it, and ever since then people call it Jeep.
Jeep Fact 2 – The Cherokee Legend
The well known Jeep Cherokee model was meant to represent the civility and ruggedness of Native American Cherokees that lived her for decades. Cherokee itself was a very famous Native American tribe.
Jeep Fact 3 – Beginning
The military GP vehicle was originally produced, designed and manufactured by 3 companies Willys, Ford & Bantom. Among those, only Ford was able to move on to 21st century.
Jeep Fact 4 – Jeep Worldwide
The word Jeep itself has become more than just a cam model, as Jeep is now a common term for pretty much any 4WD vehicle in various countries across the globe.
Jeep Fact 5 – National Hero
Right after the second world war a battered Jeep that survived two beach landings ended up received a Purple Heart. For those of you who don’t know what Purple Heart is – it is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military (Wiki).
Jeep Fact 6 – Environment
Even though jeep drivers like the idea of staying close to environment, most of them don’t think about the massive fuel consumption that comes with owning a Jeep.
Jeep Fact 7 – Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler is the most well known and common Jeep model that is recognized by million of people all over the world.
Jeep Fact 9 – Accessories
Jeep is the most popular brand among people who like to modify, change and get involved into DIY activities. It’s also the most popular brand in terms of variety of accessories offered.
If you know any cool jeep facts that I have missed in my article please let me know in the comments sections and I will definitely post them or even add to this list.