There is a new Wrangler in town, but it's based on an old one. As you may know, Jeep is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. In honor of that, they are creating a Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle.

This vehicle is a tribute to the heritage of the original Jeep military vehicles because that is where it all started for Jeep. In 1940, the U.S. military was looking for a light reconnaissance vehicle, so they invited manufacturers to bid on production. There were various specifications that the military wanted and three companies answered the call. Willys-Overland (now Jeep), Bantam Car Manufacturing Company and Ford Motor Company all created prototypes.

In 1941, the Willys-Overland vehicle the Willys MB started rolling off the assembly line and going into battle. The Army and soon the rest of the world knew the Willys MB as the Jeep.

The commemorative Wrangler vehicle will be a modern interpretation of the Willys MB. It is based on a two-door Wrangler Sport. The color scheme is the olive-drab that was seen on military vehicles 75 years ago. This vehicle will be powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with a six-speed manual transmission. It will also include features like 16-inch wheels, 32-inch military non-directional tires, hood latches, a rear-mounted spare tire, tow hooks, low back canvas seats and more.

Celebrate Jeep's 75th anniversary right with the Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle!