Throughout its history, Jeep has stood for toughness and versatility - in more ways than one. The Jeep brand has survived numerous changes of ownership. It has created new markets when existing ones dried up. And it goes almost without saying that the vehicle itself has changed - a lot - as times have changed. The first Jeep went into production in 1941, and Jeeps distinguished themselves throughout World War II. When the war ended, Jeep needed a new market niche and found one as a civilian utility vehicle, primarily for agriculture. Jeep survived several ownership changes - first Willys-Overland, then Kaiser, than American Motors, which sold out in 1987 to Chrysler. But a more interesting measure of just how far Jeep has come is to contract the 1995 Grand Cherokee Limited with the World War II edition. They couldn¿t be further apart.