Jeep is nothing else as abbreviation of GP - general purpose vehicle. It was designed by American engineer and manufacturer named Herrington. After the First World War he worked in France where he was handled a problem of creation of offroadster. Willys was the prototype of vehicles like Jeep. It was SUV, which was actively used in the field during the Second World War by various countries as a reconnaissance vehicle. Now Jeep is Department of the American Chrysler company, which produces offroadsters under Jeep brand. The company headquartered in Detroit (Michigan).
The most popular models in Russia are Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.