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Jeep Renegade Trailhawk looks comical but is serious fun off-road
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk looks comical but is serious fun off-road

In 1940 the U.S. government asked America's car companies to design a general purpose vehicle for World War II combat support — and the Jeep was born. Seventy-five years later, the storied military machine has finally become a true general purpose vehicle, used for off-roading, canyon climbing and getting to yoga class. Especially getting to yoga class. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sold almost 700,000 Jeeps last year. More than 350,000 of them were the city-friendly Cherokees or Grand Cherokees. Only 175,000 were rugged Wranglers. The company is on a roll. Jeep sold 71,584 vehicles last month, 25% more than in March 2014. In the first quarter this year, sales...

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