The late-seventies trend toward fuel economy and smaller vehicles
prompted this "Concept Jeep II" prototype, which stylistically was very
reminiscent of the Willys MB. Unless seen side-by-side with the CJ-5,
it is hard to believe that the Jeep II is two feet shorter and nine
inches lower. At that time, Renault had not yet purchased American
Motors, and AMC couldn't afford the cost of developing an all-new Jeep
to the production stage. They eventually discarded the idea of simply
shrinking the CJ, and in the early eighties began the development of the
Also on The CJ3B Page, see Jeep Designers at Work.
Return to the Pictorial History of the Universal Jeep or the Universal Jeep Timeline, 1942-1986 on The CJ3B Page.
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