When (And Why) Ford Began Producing Jeeps

Several automakers have produced Jeep-branded vehicles over the previous eight decades. Currently, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles owns the brand and produces a variety of Jeep vehicles. Chrysler has held the Jeep brand through its tumultuous past since 1987 through the DaimlerChrysler days, which ended in 2007, and Chrysler’s bankruptcy in 2009. Chrysler acquired Jeep as part of its acquisition of American Motors Corporation (AMC), ending AMC’s 17-year production run of Jeep vehicles. Before AMC, Jeep was owned by Kaiser Motors

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