Jeep is working on a new 7-seater SUV that will be placed above the Compass. The manufacturer has released a new teaser that shows the SUVs name as the Commander. However, it might happen that Jeep changes the name of the SUV when it is brought to India. The SUV is expected to launch in India by next year. Here is the first teaser of the SUV that Jeep has uploaded on YouTube.
The teaser video shows us the tail lamps of the SUV which are slim and LED units. Then the name of the SUV is clearly shown. And finally, a clear outline of the SUV appears which clearly reveals that the new SUV is much larger than the current Compass.
We know that the front will be a bit similar to the Compass. So, it will use sleek LED headlamps and will have Jeep’s 7-slat grille which is also visible in the teaser for a brief time. There will be a Jeep logo that will sit on the flat bonnet. The air dam and the fog lamp housing is expected to have a slim design with a bit of chrome. It will also have a slightly different front bumper and skid plate. The overall vehicle is expected to have more chrome because it is a more expensive vehicle than the Compass.
At the side profile, the SUV will be quite similar to the Compass. So, there will be the same squared-off wheel arches and an overall boxy design. The differences will start from the rear door which will be larger than the Compass. This is done so that people can easily get in and out from the third-row seats. There will be a chrome beltline running below the windows. It might also get some roof rails. At the rear, there will be slim LED tail lamps between which Commander will be spelt. The design of the tailgate will be upright and there will also be a more aggressive rear bumper.
The Jeep Commander is expected to get the same engine as the Compass. So, it will be a 2.0-litre diesel engine. However, it will be retuned to produce more power and torque figures. In the Compass, the engine produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. In the Commander, the engine is expected to produce around 200 PS of max power and 400 Nm of peak torque. This will be done because the Commander is a larger vehicle and will have to carry more people. Being a Jeep, the higher variants will also come with a 4×4 system. The transmission duties will be done by a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Being a more expensive and premium vehicle, the Commander will come loaded with features and it will also have a more up-market cabin. So, there would be leather upholstery with soft-touch materials for the touchpoints. It is expected to come with a digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and connected car technology, multi-zone climate control, ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof and much more.