This concept, introduced to the public in early 2001, has a carbon-fiber body (which in theory would be a plastic-injection-molded body in production), on an aluminum frame, making it not only lightweight, but highly recyclable. It has a 95-inch wheelbase and 12-inch ground clearance. The 2,900-pound (1315 kg) curb weight of the Jeep Willys concept allows a 15:1 weight-to-horsepower ratio, with DaimlerChrysler's 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, supercharged to deliver 160 horsepower and 155 lb.-ft. of torque. The four-speed automatic transmission is coupled with a shift-on-the-fly transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and low-range modes. Suspension is independent short-and-long-arm in front, and multi-link solid rear axle, with coil-over-shock set-up and sizeable 22-inch wheels with P235/840R560 PAX white rubber tires. (DaimlerChrysler)
Also on The CJ3B Page, see the Willys 2, displayed at auto shows in 2002.
Return to the Pictorial History of the Universal Jeep or the Universal Jeep Timeline, 1942-1986 on The CJ3B Page.
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