American Expedition Vehicles

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American Expedition Vehicles
Privately held company
IndustryAutomotive industry
Founded1997
FounderDave Harriton
Headquarters
Area served
North America & Caribbean Region
Key people
Dave Harriton (President), Michael Chetcuti (Owner), Michael Collins (Owner)
ProductsPickup trucks, Aftermarket accessories, stamped steel off-road bumpers, off-road suspension systems, engine conversions, wheels, knives, T-shirts
Websiteaev-conversions.com

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) was founded in 1997 in Montana, United States, and is a manufacturer of off-road and overland vehicle parts and accessories, as well as turnkey off-road vehicle packages, primarily based on Jeep Wranglers,[2][3] but since 2015 also on Ram Pickups.[4]

All AEV parts are designed and tested in Missoula, Montana, where the company's R&D facilities are located. In 2007, AEV expanded near Detroit, Michigan by establishing a corporate office, vehicle build facility, and warehouse in Commerce Township and Wixom, Michigan.[1][4] Today, over 90% of their products are manufactured within 200 miles of Detroit.[3][5]

The company currently provides a range of complete Jeep Wrangler packages and accessories, manufacturing the industry's only stamped steel components for the JK Wrangler, along with a line of off-road-oriented suspension systems and wheels.

AEV works with Jeep on show cars and special edition versions, like the MW3: Call of Duty and Moab edition Wranglers that came direct from the factory with AEV front and rear bumpers and a special version of the AEV stamped steel heat reduction hood.[3]

AEV exhibits in the US at auto shows, off-roading events, and their SEMA exhibit, for instance debuting its first (Dodge) Ram based concept there in 2013.[4][6] In 2017 AEV presented its first collaboration with Chevrolet, presenting a one-off Colorado ZR2 concept.[7]

Automotive models[edit]

AEV's JK Unlimited based Brute pickup

Jeep Wrangler JK based[edit]

  • AEV Wrangler JK200/JK250/JK350
  • AEV Filson Edition Wrangler

In 2011 AEV presented their first concept for an extended, double cab pickup, based on the Wrangler Unlimited.[8] The AEV Brute Double Cab DC250 and DC350 went into production in 2013,[9][10] later augmented with a Filson Edition. Production of the JK-based Brute was retired after four years in 2017.[11]

Ram Pickup based[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.aev-conversions.com/company/offices
  2. ^ http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/jeep-wrangler-aev-hemi-conversion-first-drive-reviews
  3. ^ a b c http://www.aev-conversions.com/company
  4. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-06-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://jalopnik.com/the-aev-brute-double-cab-is-the-jeep-pickup-you-always-1450115766
  6. ^ http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/04/aev-ram-concept-struts-its-stuff.html
  7. ^ https://www.autoblog.com/2017/10/31/chevy-colorado-zr2-aev-and-race-development-trucks-sema/
  8. ^ http://www.complex.com/rides/2011/10/aev-reveals-four-door-jeep-brute-double-cab
  9. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2013/06/13/quick-spin-american-expedition-vehicles-brute-double-cab.html
  10. ^ http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suvs/163_1208_aev_jeep_brute_double_cab_hemi_first_drive/
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-24. Retrieved 2017-12-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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