Jeeps and 4WD
Jeep is planning a small CUV, and it intends to use a vehicle from way back as inspiration and even to use the same name. This is the Jeepster, a Willy’s Overland vehicle from 1948 that merged the rugged qualities of traditional jeep vehicles with more car-like features. In fact, the Jeepster can in many senses be considered the first crossover, since it brought together the attributes of two different vehicles and came up with a somewhat sporty, useful hybrid.
The name Jeepster was later reused from the mid 60s to early 70s for later incarnations of the sporty crossover. It was the kind of vehicle that beach bums liked to take to the beach and hippies liked to ride off into the countryside with.Read More