The new Jeep Commander will likely be based on the recently updated Compass but will come with an extra row of seats. Slated for a launch in late 2021, check out these pictures of this Commander test mule spied in Brazil.
Jeep is developing a new 7-seat SUV, which will likely be called the Jeep Commander. Codenamed the Jeep 598, the new SUV is slated to arrive by the end of 2021. The SUV will most probably be based on the same platform as the 5-seat Compass, and will have a general similarity of design. Today we came across these spy shots of a Jeep Commander test mule in Brazil.
Going by the pictures, the front fenders and bonnet of the upcoming Jeep Commander look similar to the recently updated Compass. However, the SUV gets a new front bumper with LED DRLs in the air intakes and a slightly redesigned headlight. The front grille is new too, coming with a honeycomb shape that is inspired by the Grand Cherokee L. The side profile of the Commander has a quarter glass on the “C” column to let in more light in the third row, making it feel more airy and spacious. The rear profile of the new Jeep will have a vertically stacked boot lid while the taillights are identical to the Compass but gets new LED inserts.
Over to the interior, the Jeep Commander will have an identical design to the new Compass but may get a new colour scheme. The 7-seat SUV will come with a fully digital instrument console and the new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system as seen on the Compass. Reports suggest that the Commander will come with advanced driver assistance features like adaptive speed control (ACC), frontal collision warning with automatic braking and lane change monitoring with active correction, semi-automatic parking, and a blind spot monitoring system with automatic high beam control.
Powertrain options for the Jeep Commander include a 185 Bhp, 1.3L Turbo Flex and a 203 Bhp, 2.0L Turbo Diesel. However, the Indian model will most likely be powered by 2-litre twin-turbo diesel which makes 200 PS and 400 Nm of peak power and torque. The Commander will compete with the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the MG Gloster upon launch, so expect it to be priced between Rs 30 lakh and Rs 40 lakh, ex-showroom.