Jeep has been in the business of building 4×4 utility vehicles for quite some time now. From the hand-built 1940 Bantam Reconnaissance Car (BRC) to the all-new 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler, the brand has managed to maintain its timeless looks while adding just enough modernity to each generation of 4x4s.
This video by the increasingly popular Donut Media YouTube channel goes through the evolution of the Jeep vehicles over the years, and touches on the exterior design changes as well as the major mechanical updates, like when Jeep switched the Wrangler from a part-time, manually engaged 4×4 system with Trac Lok (which came about in 1972) to the Quadra-trac automatic 4×4 system in 1976.
There’re also notable facts to the bottom of the screen. For instance, did you know the CJ-5 Renegade is still one of the most collectible Jeep vehicles to this day, or that President Reagan owned 1 of the 230 1981 CJ8 Scramblers that were built and sold in the U.S.? Click play on the embedded to find out more interesting facts and observe Jeep’s evolution.