- Many of today’s most beloved cars have original models that were created decades ago.
- The Ford Mustang is the best-known car in America, according to YouGov, and its first model came out in 1964.
- The Jeep Wrangler also makes the list — it first came out in 1986.
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Many of the best-known cars on the road today have been around for decades. The Ford Mustang has been around for more than half a century, while the Jeep Wrangler has been on the market for more than three decades.
Business Insider referred to a YouGov survey that determined the most famous car models in America based on how many respondents had heard of the car. We then listed the cars from least to most famous and found photos of their earliest models.
Take a look at photos of the most famous car models when they first came out compared to now.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced in 1993 as a powerful on-road and off-road vehicle.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has updated features like collision warning and LED-projector headlights.
The Ford Focus came out in 2000 and was launched in hatchback and sedan varieties.
Source: US News
Ford stopped producing the Focus in 2018 due to import tariffs from China.
The first Toyota Corolla was released in 1966 in Japan, but hit the American market a couple of years later.
The latest Corolla model has modern features like safety alerts and an entertainment system.
The Toyota Camry was created in 1980 and hit the US market in 1983. It has consistently been one of the most popular sedans in America.
Source: Car and Driver
The 2020 Camry comes in 15 different colors and has a hybrid version.
The Ford Explorer came out in 1991 and was Ford’s first four-door SUV.
The new Ford Explorer seats seven and has 400 horsepower.