Originally Posted by fastredjeep
Its also not really a Jeep if its a crossover. Jeeps are SUVs and Crossovers are Feeps (Faux Jeep).
"Jeep" is just a name......and in this case, a name brand. during WWII, there were 'Jeeps' made by Willys, Ford, etc. the "Jeep" name was trademarked by Willys so that Ford couldn't use it. over time, the "Jeep" name brand has evolved to include wagons, pickups and now SUV's. i'm sure that Jeep 'loyalists' *****ed about having 'wagons' in with the Jeep name on them and then 'pickups' but over time, they came to accept them.
if "Jeep" hadn't evolved to meet the needs and desires of the public, the "Jeep" line would have gone the way of Plymouth and Oldsmobile and then there would be no Wranglers today. an automobile manufacturer cannot survive in todays market with only ONE model of vehicle....even a Wrangler.
in my opinion, the "Jeep" line is the strongest in the Mopar lineup and has the most loyal following. we should support the entire Jeep line, not degrade it....