Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has unveiled the all new Jeep Grand Commander 7-seater SUV in Beijing. Apt for the Chinese market that loves stretched wheelbase vehicles as much as their American counterparts, the Jeep Grand Commander is set to go on sale soon. It will compete with other long wheelbase offerings from other manufacturers in China.
The new Jeep Grand Commander is 4,873mm long, 1,892mm wide and 1,738mm tall. The wheelbase stands at 2,800mm. FCA says that the new Jeep Grand Commander is a China-only model. However, considering that Mercedes-Benz got the China-only LWB E-Class to India and also started manufacturing it here, Jeep could start doing the same. However, while the E-Class remains one of the more popular luxury sedans in India, the Jeep range of big vehicles are yet to find favour with the well heeled folks.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine makes 234PS and 450Nm. It is mated to a 9-speed manual. The claimed efficiency ranges between 11.2-12kmpl depending on whether the 2WD trim or the 4WD have been selected. While the Jeep is available with an independent McPherson strut up front, the rear has an independent multilink. FCA offers the Jeep Grand Commander with an adaptive setup depending on the trim selected.
While there are no clear pictures of the interior, the features list says that Jeep has got all grounds covered with a powered driver’s seat, touchscreen infotainment system and more.
Is this coming to India? I doubt. Jeep currently has their hands full with the roaring success of the Compass and are prepping for the upcoming Jeep Renegade launch. Their current portfolio could at the best undergo slight changes,