The Jeep Commander is the three-row version of the iconic Compass SUV.
Among his main competitors will be Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, Ford Endeavour, Skoda Kodiaq and Toyota Fortuner.
Jeep is developing a new three-row Commander SUV, which will be unveiled later in 2021. The new SUV, codenamed H6, was previously spotted testing in Brazil. In Jeep’s global lineup, the forthcoming SUV will be positioned above the Compass.
The SUV was also teased recently by the American automaker in a picture that shows a glimpse of its various minor details. For foreign markets, the three-row is expected to be dubbed ‘Commander.’ What remains to be seen is whether or not the same name would be used for the Indian-spec edition.
What’s new in the Jeep Commander?
We previously announced that, while sharing a platform with the smaller Jeep SUV, the three-row model would not be called the Compass and will retain Jeep’s design DNA while remaining distinct. The three-row Jeep (H6) will get special parts on the outside and inside to distinguish it from the Compass, and it will most likely be named the Commander in foreign markets. Ralph Gilles, Global Head of Jeep Design, said, “The H6 is an entirely custom vehicle.” It’s a really purpose-built vehicle, with just two parts leftover from its donor car. It will be our first three-row (midsize) SUV.”
The teaser image shows a new trapezoidal grille with slimmer slats flanked by distinctive LED headlights. In reality, there will be a few distinguishing features to set it apart from the current Compass SUV. It is also said that the Commander would borrow design cues from the Wagoneer, making it seem more premium than the Compass. The platform will be shared with the Compass, but the D-pillar and rear overhang will be reworked to accommodate the third row seating.
Although interior specifics are unknown at this time, expect it to include a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system with the latest UConnect 5 software, a panoramic sunroof, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, and a wireless smartphone charger.
In terms of mechanicals, the car will be powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. A 4×4 configuration is also likely to be available. Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, Ford Endeavour, Skoda Kodiaq, and Toyota Fortuner will be among its main competitors “as read and reported by auto.hindustantimes.com”.