Jeep has commenced accepting bookings in the Brazilian market for the new Jeep Commander. The SUV, which was codenamed Low-D, has been spotted testing in the Indian market on more than a single occasion leading us to believe that the brand will launch the car in the Indian market after it makes its debut in Latin America. In the Indian market, Jeep Commander will be christened “Meridian”. The Jeep Commander with the new Meridian moniker is likely to make its debut in India by 2022.
Jeep Commander – Design Highlights
The Jeep Commander will come with a radiator grille that closely replicates the grille from the new Compass. The Commander draws the design inspiration from the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. The SUV comes with sleek headlamps and wraparound taillamps. The bumper design on the Commander is also unique to the model, but the window line is reminiscent of the Compass SUV.
Jeep Commander – Dimensions
The Jeep Commander measures 4769mm in length, 1859mm in width, 1682mm in height, and 2794mm of wheelbase. To put things into perspective, the Compass SUV is 4405mm in length, 1818mm in width, 1640mm in height and comes with a wheelbase of 2636mm. This makes the Commander 364mm longer, 41mm wider, and 42mm higher, along with a wheelbase longer by 158mm.
Jeep Commander – Interiors & Features
On the inside, the Jeep Commander comes with a dashboard similar to the Compass SUV. But Jeep has added a few differentiating factors such as brushed steel Hydro Film and Cooper Chrome metallic finish on the dashboard. The dashboard also features a premium suede coating. The seat upholstery also comes with premium leather and suede with a quilted pattern and contoured styling. The SUV also comes with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The also features three-row seating with the option of 7-seats.
Jeep Commander – Engine and Variants
The Jeep Commander is offered in Limited T270 Turbo Flex, Overland T270 Turbo Flex In Petrol. And Limited TD380 4×4 Turbo Diesel and Overland TD380 4×4 Turbo Diesel variants. The brand will provide a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine with flex-fuel technology producing 185 Hp of power and 270 Nm of torque. Optionally the Commander is available with a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine 170 Hp of power 380 Nm of torque. The SUV also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission along with a 4X4 drive train.
Jeep Commander – Production
Jeep will produce the Commander at Jeep’s state-of-the-art Goiana, Brazil. When the brand launches the Meridian in the Indian market, it will likely produce the SUV at the Ranjangaon plant in India. The Jeep Commander/Meridian will make its debut in India by mid-2022.
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