Jeep India launched a facelift of the Compass at the starting of this year and they also launched the CKD version of the Wrangler which helped in lowering the price down. They are now working on new products for the Indian market. Soon there will be a compact SUV from the manufacturer and there will also be a 7-seater version of the Compass which is expected to be called ‘Commander’. Whereas the codename of the SUV is H6 and it is expected to get unveiled by the end of 2021 or early 2022. Here, is a rendering of the Jeep Commander that has been done by KDesign AG. The rendering has been done by the imagination of the artist, the final product might end up looking very different from the rendering.
The 7-seater SUV has been finished in the red colour with a contrasting black roof. The front of the SUV is quite similar to the Compass which is expected. The Commander will be sharing the front half design with the Compass. At the front, three are similar headlamps with an LED setup. The LED Daytime Running Lamp is also integrated into the headlamp. However, from the spy shots, we know that the LED Daytime Running Lamps will be simple strips that will sit above the LED foglamps. In the render, the turn indicators are placed in the lower half of the bumper. The 7-slat Jeep grille is the same one that is found on other Jeep SUVs. There is also a silver faux skid plate.
The side profile consists of 5-spoke alloy wheels that are similar to the Compass but because the Commander is a bigger vehicle, it should come with an inch bigger alloy wheels. The wheel arches are squared-off and come with plastic cladding. There is also a chrome strip that runs across the two doors. The outside rearview mirrors are finished in black just like the A, B and C-pillars. The SUV also comes with roof rails, shark-fin antenna and a ‘Commander’ badging on the front door. There is also a chrome belt that runs below the window.
The differences between the Compass and Commander starts from the B-pillar. The Commander will have bigger rear doors to help with easy ingress and egress. There will be a longer rear overhang to accommodate the third-row seats. The rear quarter window is also larger so that the visibility of the driver is not hampered and the third-row occupants do not feel claustrophobic.
Then we come to the rear of the Commander where we can see slim LED tail lamps with a chrome strip that surrounds them and runs across the width of the tailgate. There are also rear fog lamps placed in the bumper, a silver faux skid plate and it comes with dual exhaust pipes.
The Jeep Commander will be using the same 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that we have seen on the Jeep Compass. This engine is also used by the MG Hector, MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and Tata Harrier. However, Jeep will retune the engine to produce around 200 PS of max power and 400 Nm of peak torque. The higher variants of the Commander will also come with a 4×4 system. Once launched, it will go against the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and MG Gloster.