Largest Jeep is only for China
Price will range from 239.900 to 330.800 yuan ($38.120 – 52.580).
The Grand Commander is the production version of the Jeep Yuntu Concept. It is manufactured by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. It will be positioned above the locally made Jeep Cherokee. Chinese name of the Grand Commander is Da Zhihuigan, literally Big Commander’.
In China, the Grand Commander will compete with cars like the Volkswagen Teramont, the Ford Edge, and the Toyota Highlander.
The interior is a bit of a disappointment, looking outdated already. There are simple analog dials and, wait for it… an 8 inch touch screen! Eight inch! Even Volkswagen got them bigger these days.
This is not good for Jeep. Chinese car buyers like their screens to be gigantic, even if they never really use them.
Another problem is that the Grand Commander will not be available with a V6, unlike its competitors. The Jeep is turbocharged 2.0 four-cylinder only: one with 234 hp and one with 265 hp, both mated to a nine-speed automatic, sending horses to all four wheels.
It is big though: 4873/1892/1738, and wheelbase is 2800.
Trim levels include Summit, Longitude, and Limited. The car on the photos is a Summit.
It is a good looking car and it has the popular Jeep badge, but the low tech interior and the lack of a big engine will let the Grand Commander down in the marketplace. This new Jeep is going to be a hard sell.