75-th Salute Concept model breaks new ground in Jeep Wrangler history

July 30, 2016 at 6:14 pm

The Jeep’s history started 75 years ago, when Willys-Overland Company was engaged on a contract to supply Willys MB off-road cars to the American army. Wrangler 75-th Salute reminding Willys MB externally was a gift for its anniversary.

Wrangler 75th Salute Concept became a gift picture

Wrangler 75th Salute Concept became a gift picture

Mike Manley, the head of the Company, said that carmakers made a car recognizable; the exterior view emphasizes the utility and military crossover’s design. The festive concept car borrowed the base of the short Wrangler model, which didn’t get any door and central pillar. Mark Allen and Chuck Padden, which are the chief designer and manager of Toledo assembly complex, told that the novelty was assembled on the same line as the regular one.

An olive-grey exterior design image

An olive-grey exterior design image

The SUV has got an original olive-gray color, like a previous model, 16-inches steel rims covered by 32-inch tires plus a spare one behind, ordinary steel bumpers with draft hooks, retro hood locks and mirrors outside. Wooden sticks on the hood replace stopper at the opening, they rely on the windshield. Under the hood there is installed high-tech equipment: 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 motor mated to a six-speed mechanic transmission. And on the front wings are distinguishing by bronze dies.