The upcoming Grand Commander is dimensionally larger than Jeep’s current flagship, the Grand Cherokee.
Jeep has revealed a few details of its upcoming Grand Commander, which will serve as the brand’s biggest SUV in its Chinese lineup.
The Grand Commander is the production avatar of the Jeep Yuntu concept, which was showcased at last year’s Shanghai Motor Show. The new SUV will have its dynamic debut at this year’s edition of the same motor show.
In terms of design, the new SUV reflects Jeep’s DNA with the iconic seven-slot grille, while at the same time staying true to the Yuntu concept with its slim front and rear lights mashed with a chunky profile. In terms of its dimensions, this SUV is 4,873mm long, 1,892mm wide and 1,738mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,800mm. As its size suggests, the Grand Commander will feature three rows of seating.
While exact details will be released closer to the Grand Commander’s debut, rumours and leaks have already revealed some other key details. No images of the interior have been released, however, it will emphasise heavily on infotainment, as previewed by the Yuntu concept.
Powering the new Jeep in China is said to be a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine capable of producing around 270bhp of max power and 400Nm of peak torque. It is the very same motor that is found on the 2018 Wrangler. This motor will be mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox, with all-wheel drive most likely as standard. The Yuntu concept was showcased with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, making it inevitable for the Grand Commander to gain a similar powertrain option sooner or later.
Presently, the Grand Commander has been engineered to be a China-spec model with no global launch planned anytime soon. However, since this SUV will be the first Jeep to potentially receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain, it could serve as a technology preview for other global Jeep models.