Jeep produces a lot of special concepts. Moab, SEMA and auto shows usually get their fair share. But this one, this Wrangler 75th Salute concept is really, really the one it should build.
It was June 15, 1941, when Willys-Overland Motor Co. was awarded the U.S. government contract to build the first Willys MB. That led to almost a century of rugged off-roaders, and eventually to today's concept, which is based on the Wrangler Sport model and powered by the current SUV's 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.
“We are creating this unique Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle in celebration of the brand’s legendary history, and to demonstrate that 75 years later, today’s iconic Jeep Wrangler is instantly recognizable and clearly connected to the original Willys MB,” said Mike Manley, global Jeep brand head. “Since they were first produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have been the benchmark for off-road capability, having mastered more terrain, led more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since.”