New 2018 Jeep Grand Commander 7-Seater Leaks Ahead Of China Debut

Meet the 2018 Jeep Grand Commander, a China-only 7-seater SUV that’s rumored to make its public debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April.

Once its wheels touch showroom floors, it will compete against the likes of the Volkswagen Teramont and the Toyota Highlander, with prices said to start at around 250,000 yuan ($39,000). Responsible for manufacturing the Grand Commander is the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture.

These images, courtesy of CarNewsChina and Autohome, show two different specs, Longitude and Limited, together with front and all-wheel drive models.

The difference between the two specs, at least as far as the exterior is concerned, is that one features chrome inserts along the window frames, front bumper and side sills, while the other does not.

Powering the Grand Commander is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol unit borrowed from the Jeep Wrangler – where it makes 268 HP and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.

Unlike the Yuntu Concept on which it is based, the Grand Commander comes with a 7-seat layout, whereas the study only had six seats. As for size, Jeep’s new Teramont/Highlander rival measures 4,873 mm (15.9 ft) in length, 1,892 mm (6.2 ft) in width and 1,738 mm (5.7 ft) in height, with a wheelbase of 2,800 mm (9.2 ft).

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  • Leconte Dave

    2.0 Turbo ? What the hell?

    • ediotsavant

      China taxes on engine size.

      • SgtBeavis

        Yup. It’s not like you can go fast on the streets either. Traffic is pretty damn horrible.

  • OdysseyTag

    Looks kinda like a raised stationwagon.

  • sidewaysspin

    Terrible

    • Dr Strangefinger

      Dude, this is so wrong.

      • BGM

        I’m the one that was wrong when I thought it couldn’t get any uglier than the previous generation… It could and it did…

      • sidewaysspin

        Looks like it has been flattened.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Did anyone else noticed that Jeep put the model name on the Rear aside from.the Driver and Passenger door.

  • no25

    It’s simple and awkward looking. I miss when Jeeps were actually rugged and not trying to be luxurious vehicles. The Wrangler is the only true Jeep.

  • pjl35

    Look at the rims on the front angle pictures…they’re fake? They’re not positioned correctly, have no dimension, and are skewed like they were photoshopped in…

    • OdysseyTag

      Yep, shoddy Photoshop at that.

    • no25

      didnt notice that at first. looks awful

  • Gerald Michael

    No mention of its ridiculously long front overhang.

  • Bash

    Fugly.

  • Bo Hanan

    China likes “stretched” versions of small cars because their roads are so small and their traffic is really congested. This makes sense just like BMW and Audi sell 328-L & A4-L there.

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      its because they wont good rear seat space that they want L wersons

  • Nordschleife

    The details are off like it is a Chinese knockoff of the Jeep design which is probably why it will be a hit.

  • Jorge Salazar

    keep this thing in china…is there a rebadge of some Chinese suv in there… boy that thing is uuuuggglyyyy!!! someone designer needs to get fired over this… and the fool who approved it!

  • Swing and a miss in terms of looks me thinks.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Not actually good. I’d leave it to China.

  • Knotmyrealname

    How stupid taking photos of the labels. They know where each vehicle is at any given time and who is allowed in these still-secure areas. Good luck with your next cleaning job Mr ex-engineer.

  • SteersUright

    Damn thats so cheap and ugly looking as if they threw $50 at an outside auto design firm and called it a day. I don’t understand, the Chinese have access to so many better cars and trucks. Why the obsession with generic American cars and that most American buyers don’t even want in their own home country?

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