Originally called GP for military General Purpose vehicle, Jeep became the new name in the late 1940's from the cartoon Popeye's "Eugene the Jeep".
The SUV Cherokee model was meant to depict the civility and the ruggedness of the Native American Cherokees.
The word Jeep is used as a common term for any 4-Wheel Vehicle in several countries across the world.
The company reverted to the classic round headlights for the TJ after people raised an outcry against the square lights.
The fenders on the earliest Jeeps were flat and not rounded like the later ones were. That's where the name "flatfender" originated from.
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