China’s Jeep Grand Commander Might Come To U.S. As A… Chrysler?

The United States will reportedly get its own version of the Jeep Grand Commander in the form of a new Chrysler.

According to Allpar, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is looking to restore life in the Chrysler brand by basing a new model on the Grand Commander and building it in the U.S, most likely in Illinois.

It remains to be seen how deep the brand’s engineers are in the development of the three-row Chrysler SUV, but a number of prototypes have been testing throughout the U.S. in recent months disguised as Jeep Cherokees. A significant portion of the vehicle’s development is said to have been already completed in China.

Given the love of large SUVs in the United States, it’s not surprising that FCA would consider using the Grand Commander as the base for a new SUV. However, it would be surprising to see such a vehicle sold by the Chrysler brand and not that of Jeep, which makes much more sense.

In China, the Grand Commander has been designed to comfortably seat seven passengers in its three rows and comes outfitted with a fresh and modern-looking interior that includes a large touchscreen infotainment system.

Visually, the Grand Commander looks like a typical Jeep and if it is to be sold as a Chrysler in the U.S., will inevitably undergo a serious makeover.

If a seven-seat Chrysler SUV comes to fruition, U.S. customers will no longer have to wait for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer for a full-size SUV.

Carscoops has contacted FCA regarding this report and will update the story when we hear back.

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  • Jason Panamera

    It could be called Chrysler Grand 300.

    • Rasta_Farian

      Chrysler Grand Town and Country XL.

  • charlotteharry57

    Chrysler Aspen, reborn. This whole thing makes sense to me.

  • MIL1234
    • Jay

      🤢🤮

  • TheBelltower

    More mediocracy.

  • kachuks

    Bland for a Jeep. Maybe a 300 SUV front fascia might improve things.

  • THAT FRONT DOOR LOOKS LIKE IT’S GETTING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THE FRONT WHEEL.
    WHERE ARE THE TESLA HATERS?

    • Mr. EP9

      This story literally has nothing to do with Tesla so there was no reason to even ask the question.

      • paulgdeaton

        You ca’t expect intelligence from someone so insecure that he/she/it has to use all caps to draw attention.

  • Mr. EP9

    I guess it does make sense for Chrysler considering Jeep is working on the Grand Wagoneer (whenever that’s supposed to come out) and wouldn’t have a real need for this. It needs to look better though. As for Dodge? Well, I guess they’re SOL.

  • Paul

    Give it a nose befitting of a Chrysler and I think they would be fine.

  • Bae Young

    It looks like last gen Highlander

  • Nordschleife

    Its design is generic enough that having a Chrysler facia will make it look like a Chrysler.

  • Liam Paul

    I saw a suv with camo on it driving on I 70 west near Hagerstown maryland about 2 weeks ago one morning, It had Michigan tags on it. I wonder if it was that, I didn get a pic, I pass it before I realized it had camo on it and I try to slow down but it was going slow and I was sick so I left and speed back up

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Chrysler is a dead brand. This would be financial suicide.

    • Craig

      More 300’s are sold than FOUR Buick models combined. 50,000+ per year. STILL. Even after being basically ignored. The Chrysler brand is not dead.

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        Chrysler sells nothing in China. Buick sells over a million units. Case closed.

        • Craig

          So what?

          • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

            You’re an idiot.

          • Craig

            Go F yourself.

          • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

            You mad bro? Don’t get pissy because you are completely ignorant of how the car industry works. You texas chainsaw massacre FK

          • Craig

            I know exactly how it works you sleazy little sh*t.

          • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

            Well it’s quite clear that you don’t. When confronted with facts about how Buick massively outsells Chrysler, you made asinine and irrelevant statements. Chrysler is a two model brand that has absolutely no upcoming models being developed, ergo, it’s going to be phased out. The speculation that this Chinese Jeep is going to be a Chrysler is merely that -speculation. The fact is there is nothing else coming from CHrysler.

            Buick is one of the top selling brands in China which is the biggest market in the world for cars. Chrysler is nowhere. It’s completely irrelevant where I live. You may as well have asked me what I had for my dinner. So hopefully you learned something today, because it was obvious that you don’t know what you’re talking about.

          • Craig

            Is it autism? Is that what you have?

          • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

            Yawn. If I did, I wouldn’t be wasting my time with no marks like you here. I’d be off in a casino counting cards, making millions. The bottom line is, you’re no different from any other neckbeard on the internet spouting untruths and white noise. It’s fine. You can have your opinion, but don’t act like you know what you’re talking about. You honestly don’t. If you want to go toe to toe with me, get clued up, otherwise you look incredibly ignorant. But I digress. No hate, I just think you’re uninformed.

          • Will Stonehocker

            I have autism myself too.

          • EXPEDITION MAN

            “Chrysler is a two model brand that has absolutely no upcoming models being developed”
            Aren’t they planning a production version of the Portal concept?

          • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

            They aren’t doing shit. believe me.

  • diesel_vdub

    Other than the grill, nothing about this box on wheels says Jeep. The front and rear overhangs are too long to be a real Jeep, the approach/departure angles would be horrible.

    • Aside from (some) Wrangler buyers, who goes off road with a Brand new Jeep now?

  • MarketAndChurch

    Why don’t they try to save Dodge first. At least people still care about that FCA brand. And wouldn’t it be easier and help recoup costs to just make a version of the Durango/GCherokee?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      This.
      Dodge has 3 products that sell: Charger, Challenger, Durango.
      It needs a smaller SUV, convertible.

      Chrysler needs a new 300, a version of the Durango/GC, and a coupe/convertible.

      Jeep needs a 7-seater GC, possibly as a upmarket lux SUV.
      The car in the pictures are a no. The sketches have a chance tho.

      • FordMopar

        Could not understand why Dodge couldn’t use Jeep Renegade or Compass as a Dodge to drive traffic to showrooms. (Different looks, obviously). Remember they made Caliber with old Patriot/Compass?

  • Bash

    I say kill Chrysler and focus on Dodge and dodge lineup.

    • Mr. EP9

      Craig will crucify you for that.

      • Bash

        lol they won’t be making any amperial anytime not soon not ever. So let’s just face the fact.

        • Craig

          Did you think Lincoln would ever again make a ‘Continental’? Let alone one with suicide doors?

          • Bash

            I swear I knew you will bring the same point. In fact I never thought Lincoln would make that. You are right, but we both know that YOU better settle for that beautiful continental with suicide doors. That would probably be a better decision to make than waiting for the imperial, it hurts me to say it, but I truly believe it that. I know that a rear wheel drive imperial with that 707 engine up front is a sweet dream tho.

          • Craig

            Don’t stomp on someone’s dreams! That’s the devils work! lol [that wasn’t me laughing. It was the Devil!] Well then…. why not an Imperial with a twin turbo straight SIX!

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        Ahh now it makes sense. Chrysler fanboy is he?

      • Craig

        Where’s my gun!

  • carlbolt

    The third pic shows ridiculously small wheels. Wheelbase is too short for the body.

  • john1168

    If it’s built in China then no thanks.

    • where was built the smartphone or computer you used to write this comment?

      • john1168

        Yeah, and I have problems with those too… China is good at making electronics and other things but not so good at making cars. Just check out the crash test videos of Chinese cars on youtube. Of course if you’re from mainland China you can’t because of the oppressive government that feels it has to control everything. I’m not against things being made in China. Stuff has to be made somewhere. I am against EVERYTHING being made in China.

        • J. P.

          Just because it’s designed in China, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be built there. Didn’t you read? They’re gonna build it in the US

          • john1168

            Yup. You got me. My bad. I read the article too quickly and missed that part.

          • J. P.

            And besides, it’s on the same architecture as the Pacifica, all they have to do is the restyling, engine and trans and the trim levels

        • performante

          Your idea of China not making good products is an old one. A tired one. China will produce whatever quality you want, as long as you’re willing to pay for it.

          • john1168

            Old and tired, perhaps. Yet still valid. I’d gladly pay more for good quality. Like I said earlier, China does a good job making a lot of things but cars and a few other items, isn’t one of them. If someone wants to buy a car made in China, I won’t get in the way. But I won’t buy one.

      • FordMopar

        Dude, you gotta read the article. It’ll be in Illinois.

      • Ken Lyns

        You mean the smartphone or computer that… crashes… once a week?

  • no25

    Makes sense on account Chrysler has two models – Pacifica and 300 (and the 300 is so dated and has an unknown future).

  • Ken Lyns

    Likely can’t go off-road if its life depended on it. Making it a Chrysler alleviates that pressure.

  • I’m surprised the Chrysler brand is still alive. Seperating Dodge and Ram wasn’t good for Dodge. But just making a new Mini van for Chrysler… What a stupid idea.

  • StrangerGP

    The drawings made it look like Jeep’s cool answer to Range Rover Evoque. The actual car looks like it could be sold to older folks. FCA should buy the rights to the Mercury brand. 😉

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Exactly.
      The drawings look good…the actual car looks like crap

  • Craig

    A wonderful idea I say. Built in the US. Something all-new for the Chrysler brand. PERFECT.

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Chrysler needs this more than Jeep to increase sales.

  • FordMopar

    I read somewhere a while ago that Chrysler is reviving Aspen name? Kinda make sense for this one. This is good. Jeep doesn’t need any more SUVs, give this to Chrysler 100% where they need more vehicles along with Pacifica. Jeep’s got Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer coming anyway. Not complaining….

    • Craig

      Then again… they already did that once for two years [2007 to 2009] with a Dodge Durango based SUV. Considering how unpopular that one was – hopefully Chrysler can find a new name. [Or at least find a more successful one]

      • FordMopar

        Back in those days, they were pretty bad. Were they under Cerbus ownership? Daimler? I just remember reading about “Aspen” name. I wouldn’t care if they didn’t use that again.

      • Nordschleife

        If they can bring back the Pacifica name, they can bring back the Aspen name. Neither were fantastic sellers in their first iterations.

        • Craig

          True. But the Pacifica wasn’t a rolling rust bucket.

          • Nordschleife

            I can respect this comment.

  • TrevP

    Give us the Aspen!

    • Ben

      LOL

  • Craig

    Where do you get the idea that those 43,000 were fleet sales? I clicked on the link. Did I miss something?

  • Craig

    Please do NOT re-use [once again] the Aspen name. Find something NEW. Speaking of ‘new’ – why not ”Newport’.

    • john1168

      How about calling it the Cordoba? They could put fine Corinthian leather in it… LOL 🙂

  • SteersUright

    Way too ugly. Make a good decision already Chrysler. Stop selling junk.

  • China’s Jeep Grand Commander Might Come To U.S. As A Dodge!

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Re-badging Jeeps has not gone well for FCA, but the Dodge Nitro was DaimlerChrysler’s fault.

  • J. P.

    Voyager, Newport, Town & Country, Citadel, Imperial, Aspen… They have plenty of names in their arsenal

    • Will Stonehocker

      Grand Voyager? LeBaron?

  • Will Stonehocker

    Chrysler needs more vehicles. So does Dodge.

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