The Jeep has been broadly imitated all around the world, which includes in France by Delahaye and by Hotchkiss et Cie (right after 1954, Hotchkiss manufactured Jeeps below license from Willys), and in Japan by Mitsubishi Motors and Toyota. The Land Rover was inspired by the Jeep. The utilitarian good seems to be of the original Jeep have been hailed by industrial designers and museum curators alike. The Museum of Contemporary Art described the Jeep as a masterpiece of functionalist layout, and has periodically exhibited the Jeep as portion of its collection. Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle called the jeep, along with the Coleman G.I. Pocket Stove, “the two most crucial pieces of noncombat products ever created.” Jeeps became even much more popular following the war, as they became accessible on the surplus market. Some adverts claimed to provide “Jeeps nonetheless in the factory crate.” This legend persisted for decades, regardless of the truth that Jeeps had been never shipped from the factory in crates (even though Ford did “knock down” Jeeps for less complicated shipping, which could have perpetuated the myth).
The Jeepney is a special type of taxi or bus created in the Philippines. The 1st Jeepneys had been military-surplus MBs and GPWs, left behind in the war-ravaged country following World War II and Filipino independence. Jeepneys had been built from Jeeps by lengthening and widening the rear “tub” of the vehicle, making it possible for them to carry much more passengers. Over the years, Jeepneys have grow to be the most ubiquitous symbol of the modern Philippines, even as they have been decorated in much more elaborate and flamboyant variations by their owners. Most Jeepneys nowadays are scratch-built by neighborhood makers, making use of distinct powertrains.
Aside from Jeepneys, backyard assemblers in the Philippines construct replica Jeeps with stainless steel bodies and surplus parts, and are called “owner-type jeeps” (as jeepneys are also called “passenger-type jeeps”). Jeeps are also utilized for Moab jeep tours, Moab jeep rentals, and Jeep business tours.
In the United States military, the Jeep has been supplanted by a amount of vehicles (e.g. Ford’s M151) of which the latest is the Humvee.