JEEP, A STORY LEGACY OF WWII
The Jeep brand inevitably conveys images of backpackers and wide open spaces ... Its iconic cars, born in the early 1940s, continue, 80 years later, to seduce new urban adventurers, thanks to SUVs that still bear the scars. of their illustrious ancestors.
The birth of the first Jeep at the start of the war
When the American army approached the various car manufacturers at the end of the 1930s, the specifications were simple: to have an ultra-light and all-terrain vehicle, which could offer these characteristics:
- Four-wheel drive
- Inter-wheel spacing less than 1.49 m
- Payload including passengers of 817 kg
The builder Bantam employs the designer Karl Probst, to whom we owe the inimitable style of the brand. But Bantam designs a vehicle that is too heavy. It was then the manufacturers Willys and Ford who won the tender and the first vehicle, codenamed Willys, began its military career in the summer of 1941.
Welcome to Jeep in Monaco & Menton
It was in 2017 that the legendary American brand, symbol of adventure and freedom, joined the Segond Automobiles Group. Led by Christophe Salon, our sales teams are at your entire disposal, to help you discover the Jeep range in our showrooms in Monaco and in Menton.
Looking forward to welcoming you !