Driven: 2020 Jeep Wrangler

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The Jeep Wrangler has been designed to take on the worst roads in appalling conditions. Can it live up to the task?

A blizzard rages in Montreal, Canada. Snow is piled high alongside roads that are covered in black ice. This would be a show-stopper for most vehicles, but we’ve come to drive the new 2020 Jeep Wrangler. 

To have an idea of how capable the Wrangler is we must go back to its roots. The model has been a cornerstone for the Jeep brand since 1986 when it debuted at the Chicago auto show. This first generation Wrangler used the same suspension system and interior as the Cherokee, and the same body as the iconic World War II Willy’s Jeep.

The Willy’s Jeep was designed by Karl Probst – an engineer who was recruited by a company called American Bantam to help it win a contract to provide the US Army with a lightweight vehicle that could transport troops and equipment across extremely rough and rugged terrain. 

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