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Jeep unveils the 75th Salute Wrangler Concept

Snapshot: It is built on the dateWillys-Overland Motor Co. was awarded the U.S. government contract to build the first Willys MB.

Celebrating a year long party on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, Jeep has already unveiled limited edition models for nearly all of its product line, And now, the iconic American car maker has come up with a one of a kind Wrangler Concept model, naming as the Wrangler 75th Salute Concept. The concept is a modern envision of Willys MB based on the Wrangler Sport and was manufactured at Jeep's Toledo, Ohio facility that has manufactured the Wrangler for decades.

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Speaking on this, Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, said, “We are creating this unique Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle in celebration of the brand’s legendary history, and to demonstrate that 75 years later, today’s iconic Jeep Wrangler is instantly recognizable and clearly connected to the original Willys MB. Since they were first produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have been the authentic benchmark for off-road capability, having mastered more terrain, led more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since.”

Talking about the exterior, the Wrangler 75th Salute Concept wears an olive-drab colour theme, seen on the military vehicles or the Willys manufactured earlier an moreover, there are no B or C pillars. It also gets 16-inch steel wheels, rear-mounted spare wheel, front and rear bumpers are of steel with tow hooks and canvas seats. The car also gets some badging like on the hood and side mirrors, as well as bronze commemorative fender badges.

Under the hood, the 75th Salute concept draws its power from a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The brand has already set its foot in India by showcasing the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler at 2016 Auto Expo and will soon start selling its product in the country.

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