As part of its 75th anniversary, Jeep is releasing special editions of each of its models for 2016, including the Grand Cherokee. A few exterior upgrades, new interior features, and of course, special badges signify the anniversary option package.

“Jeep vehicles have defined the authentic SUV and set the benchmark for off-road capability and freedom since they were first produced in 1941,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand. “Today, Jeep SUVs continue to deliver 4x4 leadership, as well as fuel efficiency, world-class craftsmanship, and premium on-road dynamics.”

Jeep’s history is deeply rooted in WWII, having gotten its start with the U.S. Military requesting a small, go-anywhere transport. The Willis Overland company stepped forward with a design that later became adopted. Both Willis and the Ford Motor Company built the original Willis MB General Purpose vehicle, which would later be nicknamed the Jeep.

After the war, the Jeep took up civilian life, first as rugged farm implements and later as more traditional transportation. Other models sprung forth as the Jeep brand bounced around a handful of owners over the decades. Chrysler, now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, holds the iconic Jeep name, building rugged SUVs and crossovers for a variety of segments. Though none recall the original Willis MB more than the Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of FCA’s most popular SUVs.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition.


Mark McNabb
Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray.  Read More
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