The start of the 70s saw the J-10 and J-20 pickup trucks being introduced by Jeep. They replaced the gladiator name with these two offerings. In the year 1976 Jeep introduced J-10 honcho model, which was $ 699 costlier than standard J-10 model.
In the year 1974 Jeep Cherokee was introduced which was based on Jeep Wagoneer and was actually sportier version of Jeep Wagoneer with 2 doors. Jeep Cherokee was manufactured by American Motors Corporation (AMC), which was later bought by Chrysler in the year 1987 and was renamed as Eagle. In subsequent year Jeep Cherokee Chief was introduced, which had upgraded interiors and exterior.
In the year 1976 Jeep CJ-7 was introduced, which was seventh generation model of the CJ series Jeeps. The CJ-7 had a slightly longer wheelbase than the CJ-5 in order to allow space for an automatic transmission. For the first time, the CJ-7 offered an optional molded plastic top and steel doors.
In 1984, second generation Jeep Cherokee was introduced by AMC. The 1984 Jeep Cherokee was a revolutionary vehicle: 21 inches shorter, 6-inches narrower, 4 inches lower, and 1,000 pounds lighter than the full-size Wagoneer (SJ). It was built with a revolutionary unibody instead of a traditional chassis-and-frame.
In 1987, Jeep Wrangler (YJ) replaced popular CJ series of Jeeps. The Wrangler YJ had square headlights, which was a first (and last) for this type of Jeep vehicle.
In 90s, Jeep upgraded many of its popular models like Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Jeep Wrangler. During these periods Jeep was also manufactured in 20-25 countries under different brand name and companies.
In 2001, Jeep Liberty was introduced. The Liberty infused bold engineering advances like independent front suspension and a new 3.7L V6 to replace the longstanding 4.0L I-6 engine. Jeep Liberty’s production continued until 2007. In 2007, new Jeep Wrangler was introduced. In the year 2008 new generation Jeep Liberty was also introduced. In the 2000s, Jeep continued to upgrade its popular model Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. In the year 2006, Jeep introduced Compass, a compact crossover SUV. Jeep Compass is available in 4×2 and 4×4 versions.