How the Jeep Wrangler became an iconic automobile in the Jurassic Park franchise
Ride or die
The vehicle that's apocalyptic ready
If there's one thing that has remained intact from the time of Sam Neil/Laura Dern to Chris Pratt/Bryce Dallas Howard in the epic Jurassic Park franchise, it's the Jeep Wrangler. Oh, and Jeff Goldblum. But he's not really our point in this story.
The question is, how was the Jeep Wrangler pegged as the hardy, indestructible escape vehicle in the first place? In line with the upcoming Jeep Wrangler (2018) version set to be released this year (and potentially in the imminent Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), we dug deeper just to verify its blockbuster worth.
World War II origins
The first Jeep was actually designed when World World II was looming on the USA's doorstep. Its automotive history is essentially a military vehicle —meaning it was built for war. So when the war ended in 1945, the brand transitioned into making civilian vehicles — the first being the iconic Jeep Wrangler.
Have you seen the wheels on the machine? Perfect for navigating through jungles, off-road terrains and bascially wherever you need to get away from a hungry T-Rex. Its rims and tires have been structured to conquer challenging terrain, which helps you ride a tad higher, while powering you through the toughest conditions.
The more openings you have, also means a better chance of evacuating your vehicle when a man-eating monster is in the process of tearing it into pieces. This edition of the Wrangler features more door, top and windshield openings.
Need for speed
Operating at an eight-speed automatic, the turbo on the Jeep Wrangler 2018 will set you cruising with ease. There's also a start-stop engine just to get things moving along, convenient in make or break moments when you've dropped your keys between the seats.