Jeep has unveiled the all-new Grand Commander in a promotional video for the upcoming crossover.
Previewed by the Yuntu concept, the production model has a familiar design but adopts a more conservative front fascia with a slender grille and LED headlights. The crossover has also been equipped with a bulging hood, squared off wheel arches, and a gently sloping roof. Other notable features include a panoramic glass roof, a dual exhaust system, and plenty of chrome trim.
Jeep didn’t release interior photos but the Grand Commander is slated to have seven seats which should make it appealing to larger families.
Performance specifications remain unconfirmed but the company’s Chinese website appears to mention a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. This matches up with previous rumors which have suggested the Grand Commander would use a four-cylinder engine sourced from the Wrangler.
The crossover is expected to debut at the Beijing Motor Show which kicks off in April. The model will be built in China and is only expected to be sold in its home market.
American consumers looking for a seven-seat Jeep will have to wait until the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are launched. The models are expected to be introduced next year and they will be built alongside the next-generation Ram Heavy Duty pickups at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan.
H/T to Motor1