American SUV maker Jeep has unveiled its much-anticipated luxury SUV - the Grand Commander in China. The model is expected to be launched at the 2018 Beijing auto show in April 2018 and will go head-to-head with the likes of the Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Earlier in 2017, the seven-seater SUV from the American automaker was previewed by the Yuntu Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. The design and styling cues of the new flagship model are influenced by the existing Grand Cherokee.
The new Grand Commander will be offered in two trims – Longitude and Limited. Official images reveal that the car gets a seven-slot chrome grille, sleek LED headlights and tail lights. In terms of dimensions, the Grand Commander is 478 mm longer, 74 mm wider and 98 mm taller than the India-bound model of Jeep Compass. Also, it gets a 164 mm longer wheelbase. The interior of the seven-seater SUV will feature more luxurious approach, both in terms of design and material quality.
The car will be available in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. Under the bonnet, it is likely to be powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit, same as the new Wrangler. The engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 270 hp and a peak torque of 400 Nm.
As of now, there is no news regarding the arrival of the Grand Commander in India. However, the automaker is about to launch the new Wrangler in India sometime around the festive season this year.