Jose Altoveros / Jeep China | January 23, 2018 11:45
Jeep premieres Grand Commander in China, offers seven seats
A new seven-seat, three-row Jeep will soon be offered for the Chinese market. Called the Grand Commander, its styling takes inspiration mainly from the Grand Cherokee. In fact, looking at it from afar, one could even confuse it for the other. Furthermore, the Grand Commander also bares resemblance to the Yuntu Concept which was unveiled during last year's Auto Shanghai, hinting that this is the production version of it.
Going into details, the headlights of the Grand Commander are more rectangular as compared to that of the Grand Cherokee. They then flank a narrower version of Jeep's iconic 7-slot grill. Right below the that, there is a small air intake vent which sits in between the two turn signals. The sensor or camera placed at the lower intake vent suggest that it will have some sort of adaptive cruise control or forward collision warning system.
At the rear, the Grand Commander features a large rear glass coupled with slimmer taillights that wrap to the side. The side profile shows it's longer wheelbase and rear quarter window that kicks up, similar to that on the Yuntu concept.
Specific details such as size, weight, and power output have yet to be revealed about the all new Grand Commander. However, Jeep China did mention it will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It's highly likely the same one available in both the new Wrangler and refreshed Cherokee. Should it be the same motor, expect it to have 272 PS and 400 Nm of torque.
As of writing, China's site only shows a short video clip and concept photos of the Grand Commander. Given that they have already shown the final vehicle, expect it to make a proper debut soon.