Your Jeep Dealership in Long Island Tells The Tale of Jeep's Origins

Jeep's slogan, "Go anywhere. Do anything." isn't just a convenient saying. It's a battle tested badge that was earned.


The 1940's saw the need arise for a capable vehicle that could truly go anywhere and do anything. 

Thousands of Allied soldiers around the world needed to be able to quickly transport troops, food, medical supplies, and the wounded. 

They needed a car that could drive through the muddiest of mounds, the snowiest of slopes, and even keep running with a bullet hole or two in its side. 

It needed to be quick and mobile, light enough to allow maximum power and maneuverability without unnecessary bulk. It needed to be left out in the cold and the rain equally as well as scorching summers without rusting and rotting away or failing to start.  Lives depended on it. 

Out of that time of great need, Jeep was born and rose to the challenge. 
The innovative 4x4 technology available to you at our Jeep Dealership in Long Island was developed. Jeep emerged a hero that could stand the toughest of trials and emerge victorious. 

Once soldiers experienced life behind the wheel of a Jeep, they never wanted to drive anything else, which led to the development of Jeep's equally impressive civilian vehicles known and loved around the world today. 


America's postwar boom saw the rise of the recreational vehicle and further engineering developments. Entire groups formed of raving fans who even began to launch Jeep Jamborees. 

Jeep's Wagoneer hit the market in the 1960s, showing that Jeep was ready to expand by offering a vehicle with its outstanding capabilities that also possessed unparalleled sophistication, establishing the Jeep brand as a must have element of the American dream. 

By this time, the Jeep lineup had already grown to include 14 models perfectly suited for a variety of lifestyles.

Jeep's 4 x 4 dominance was truly cemented in the 1970s with the introduction of a groundbreaking first. A full-time 4 x 4 system. Jeep even decided to release the sporty 2-door Cherokee which outperformed all others to attain the numerous 4 x 4 awards of the year. 

 The 80's saw the introduction of the mighty Jeep Cherokee XJ with a new level of abilities previously unthought of. 

Jeep truly took it to the next level with the all-new 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee which elevated the standards of cars worldwide, and provided a fantastic, versatile approach to both on and off road performance. Get a good idea of what the Grand Cherokee has evolved into today at our Jeep Dealership in Long Island.

In the 2000's, Jeep again took the world by storm with the radically capable 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Jeep Compass, and the Jeep Patriot, demonstrating Jeep's foresight to provide excellent vehicles for the small cross-utility market. 

What has the Jeep brand become in the 2010s, bringing us to today, here in our Long Island Jeep Dealership?

Worthy of a dedicated and passionate fanbase around the world with well over 1 million units being sold per year. 

Our Jeep dealership in Long Island is here to invite you to take part in the Jeep phenomenon. 

Experience this for yourself at Smith Haven Jeep in Long Island, and see why through Jeep, the world has changed for the better. 


Smith Haven Chrysler Jeep Dodge

794 Jericho Turnpike
Directions St James, NY 11780-3225

  • Sales: 877-540-9059
  • Service: 877-889-4169
  • Parts: 877-882-8037


  • Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

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