Jeep Wrangler: the chronicles

I'm going to give you some history lessons here. No, nothing to do about kings and battles for freedom. It’s about off-roading and rocks and dirt and lots of muck. And of course, the machines that manage all of this without breaking a sweat. Two names come to mind when we talk about historical off-roading - Land Rover and Jeep.

Both these brands started making machines that would come into their elements once the tarmac gets over and drive over terrain that no one would imagine them to go over. This, even as way back as the 1940s, when they first hit the markets. That time, the whole idea of creating these muck-beating machines was not thrill or adventures of off-roading. They were built for a cause; to make it to the warfront whatever the terrain and save the country from being beaten down by its enemies. That was war time.

But much after World War II died down and there was ‘peace’ throughout the world, the machines continued to work their charm amongst an emerging breed of off-road enthusiasts. The two companies have had completely different ideologies over the years. Land Rover went on and got into off-roading the luxury way with its flagship Range Rover. It made its off-roaders full of wood, leather and other exotica.