Jeeps have been built under licence by various manufacturers around the planeton April 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm
Jeeps have been built under licence by various makers around the world including Mahindra in India, EBRO in Spain, and
one or two in South America. Mitsubishi built more than 30 different Jeep models in Japan between 1953 and 1998. A lot of
them were based mostly on the CJ-3B model of the original Willys-Kaiser design. Toledo, Ohio has been the HQ of the Jeep marque since its formation, and the town has long been proud of this heritage. Though no longer produced in the same Toledo_Complex as the WWII originals, two streets in the neighborhood of the old plant are named Willys Parkway and New Jeep Parkway. American Motors set up the 1st automobile-manufacturing JV in the People’s Republic of China on January 15,1984. The result was Beijing Jeep Co., Limited, in cooperation with Beijing Vehicle Industry Firm, to produce the Jeep Cherokee ( XJ ) in Beijing. Turn out continued after Chrysler’s buyout of AMC. This joint venture is now part of DaimlerChrysler and DaimlerChrysler China Invest Company. The original 1984 XJ model was updated and called the “Jeep 2500″ toward the end of its production that stopped after 2005. A division of Chrysler Group LLC, the most recent successor company to the Jeep brand, now holds trademark status on the name “Jeep” and the distinctive 7-slot front grille design. The first 9-slot grille connected with all WW2
jeeps was designed by Ford for their GPW, and as it weighed less than the original “Slat Grille” of Willys ( an arrangement of flat bars ), was
amalgamated into the “homogenized jeep” design.
 AM GeneralThe history of the HMMWV ( Humvee ) has ties with Jeep. In 1971, Jeep’s Defense and Govt. Products Division was turned into
AM General, a controlled subsidiary of American Motors Company, which also owned Jeep. In 1979, while still owned by American Motors, AM General began the 1st steps toward designing the High Mobility Multiple purpose Wheeled Vehicle. AM General also continued manufacturing the two-wheel-drive DJ, which Jeep made in 1953. The General Motors Hummer and Chrysler Jeep have been waging battle in U.S. Courts over the right to use 7 slots in their various radiator griddles. Chrysler Jeep claims it has the sole rights to use the seven vertical slits since it is the sole remaining assignee of the various corporations since Willys gave their postwar jeeps 7 slots rather than Ford’s nine-slot design for the Jeep.