One of the things that the team at Coronet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram loves most about Jeep® is its history. This brand is an unmistakable classic, and its past is filled with interesting models with even more interesting back stories.
Take the Jeepster Comando, for instance. This vehicle started as a design directed toward the Western-European market under the direction of VIASA (Vehículos Industriales y Agrícolas). The model first went on sale in 1969, featuring three body types and three different engines.
The production of the Jeepster Comando continued until 1974, when a Spanish company called Motor Ibérica took over VIASA and a company called Ebro took over production of the Jeepster Comando. Four years later, Ebro introduced a modified version of the Jeepster Comando, the Comando Heavy Duty. Between 1978 and 1979, Ebro crafted the Comando HDI to be much better than the original Jeepster Comando. It gained a longer metal top and lost the recognizable American rear fascia. A new fiberglass roof made the Comando HDI taller than ever.
The Spanish-made Jeepster Comando HDI is one of the rarest Jeeps out there. Many of the biggest Jeep® fanatics probably haven’t even heard of its short time in the spotlight. And despite its strange design details, the Jeepster Comando HDI still a recognizable Jeep®, demonstrating this brand’s ability to update its vehicles while holding onto its tradition.