The American SUV manufacturer took the wraps off the new Jeep Grand Commander SUV at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. As of now, this premium 7-seater SUV is for the Chinese market only. The 2018 Jeep Grand Commander seems heavily inspired by the Yuntu concept that broke cover at the Shanghai Motor Show previous year. In China, the SUV will be offered in two trims – Longitude and Limited – with FWD (front-wheel-drive) and (4WD) four-wheel-drive system.
Just so know, Jeep entered India in 2016 with two products – Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. However, both the vehicles failed to accomplish the company’s expectations. The product that has actually helped it gained traction in the Utility Vehicle segment is its locally manufactured Compass SUV. In fact, the market share of FCA India increased massive in the first half of the fiscal year 2018. Now, the company aims to further strengthen its market with the Renegade compact SUV and a new sub 4-meter SUV that will hit Indian roads in coming years.
Jeep Grand Commander Key Features
– 7-slot radiator grille
– LED lighting
– Panoramic glass roof
– Trapezoidal wheel arches
– Alloy wheels (17/18/19-inch)
– Dual trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes
– Suicide rear doors
– Prominent underbody cladding
– Multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel
– Two cup holders situated
– Foldable armrest with two cup holders in the second-row seat
– Electric parking brake
Jeep Grand Commander India Launch
Jeep’s all-new Grand Commander 7 seater SUV has finally made its global debut at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. While the China launch will happen by the end of 2018, it’s not clarity whether it will come to our market or not. In media reports are to be believed, the Grand Commander (7-seater) could make its way to India. If launched, it will be stacked up against the segment leaders – the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. We will update the official launch date and details of the SUV as the carmaker announces it.
Jeep Grand Commander Price in India
In China, the 2018 Jeep Grand Commander will be offered in two grades – Longitude and Limited – with 7-seats layout. If launched in India, the Grand Commander (7-seater) will lock horns against the Fortuner and Endeavour that are currently dominating the segment. While the Fortuner and Endeavour are priced between Rs 25.71 lakh – Rs 31.48 lakh and Rs 25.08 lakh – Rs 31.40 lakh respectively, the new Jeep SUV could be offered within the price range of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 31.50 lakh (ex-showroom). In the company’s product lineup, the new Jeep 7-seater SUV will be placed above the Compass. Read – 2018 Jeep Renegade Revealed in New Spy Pictures
Jeep Grand Commander Specifications
The Jeep 7 seater SUV’s China-spec model will source its power from a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that will also be used in the new Jeep Wrangler. This gasoline unit has been tuned for producing two power outputs – 230.7bhp (234PS) with 350Nm and 261.3bhp (265PS) with 400Nm. The SUV carline will come with Jeep’s 9-speed automatic gearbox that will soon make its India debut with the Compass. The Grand Commander could be brought either with the FWD or the AWD drivetrain system. It will offer three driving modes – Sand, Snow and Rock. Since the India launch of the SUV hasn’t confirmed yet, it would be quite early to comment on its engine details. Read: New Jeep Cherokee Pictures & Details
Jeep Grand Commander Exterior & Interior
Jeep’s new 7-seater SUV – the Grand Commander takes its design and styling inspiration from Jeep’s Yuntu Concept that was first previewed at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. Carrying Jeeps’ signature boxy body-built, the SUV features 7-slot radiator grille, LED lighting and fog lamps at the front end. It also gets a panoramic glass roof, trapezoidal wheel arches and large wheels, suicide rear doors and prominent underbody cladding. The alloy wheels could be offered in three different sizes – 17/18/19-inch. Read: New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Revealed
Interior of the new Jeep 7-seater SUV shares resemblance with the Compass and the Grand Cherokee. There is a large Uconnect touchscreen along with a TFT screen placed in between the tacho pods and speedo. The sunroof expands up to the third row seats. While the middle row comes with 60:40 split ratios, the third row seats has the conventional 50:50 split. It gets two cup holders situated behind the gear selector and foldable armrest with two cup holders in the second-row seat. Other key features include a multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel, three-zone climate control, electric parking brake, etc.
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