The Jeep has been broadly imitated all around the world, like in France by Delahaye and by Hotchkiss et Cie (after 1954, Hotchkiss produced Jeeps below license from Willys), and in Japan by Mitsubishi Motors and Toyota. The Land Rover was inspired by the Jeep. The utilitarian good looks of the authentic Jeep have been hailed by industrial designers and museum curators alike. The Museum of Present day Art described the Jeep as a masterpiece of functionalist design and style, and has periodically exhibited the Jeep as component of its assortment. Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle referred to as the jeep, along with the Coleman G.I. Pocket Stove, “the two most essential pieces of noncombat products ever created.” Jeeps grew to become even far more famous following the war, as they grew to become offered on the surplus market. Some ads claimed to offer “Jeeps still in the factory crate.” This legend persisted for decades, in spite of the reality that Jeeps have been by no means shipped from the factory in crates (despite the fact that Ford did “knock down” Jeeps for easier shipping, which may have perpetuated the myth).
The Jeepney is a unique variety of taxi or bus produced in the Philippines. The first Jeepneys have been military-surplus MBs and GPWs, left behind in the war-ravaged country following World War II and Filipino independence. Jeepneys have been developed from Jeeps by lengthening and widening the rear “tub” of the motor vehicle, permitting them to carry far more passengers. More than the years, Jeepneys have grow to be the most ubiquitous symbol of the contemporary Philippines, even as they have been decorated in far more elaborate and flamboyant styles by their owners. Most Jeepneys right now are scratch-developed by nearby makers, using distinct powertrains.
Aside from Jeepneys, backyard assemblers in the Philippines construct replica Jeeps with stainless steel bodies and surplus components, and are referred to as “owner-variety jeeps” (as jeepneys are also referred to as “passenger-variety jeeps”). Jeeps are also employed for Moab jeep tours, Moab jeep rentals, and Jeep organization tours.
In the United States military, the Jeep has been supplanted by a variety of cars (e.g. Ford’s M151) of which the latest is the Humvee.